Today’s card (4-11)

Hi guys!

Just sharing a card I started last week and finished up this week, just in time for Easter.

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

The sweet girl + basket and the words are from Pretty Pink Posh, as are the sequins. Let’s be honest: I’m not the best color’er, but, good gosh, people, I try. I colored her in with markers and then added a few extra details with colored pencils and a white gel pen + some Glossy Accents and a Wink of Stella glitter pen (it’s subtle but there on the ears). I think she turned out alright.

The banner was cut with a die from Lawn Fawn (LOVE IT), and the patterned paper is from a stack of paper from My Favorite Things. Crazy thing. I colored the girl in first and went looking for patterned paper. I discovered that I am COMPLETELY lacking in purple patterned papers so I was totally lucky to find this piece in my MFT stash. I guess I could have went to the craft store (Oh, the horror! Hee!) to find something else, but I decided I could make do. Yep. Make do. (Translation: Not allowing myself to be tempted at the craft store by all the other stuff at the craft store seemed like a good idea at the time… because… seriously… who goes for one piece of paper and leaves with just one piece of paper? Not I, people. Not I. Anyhoo, I digress.)

A handmade stamped card by Teri //

Alright, friends. This is what I have for the day!

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. Always a treat when you do.


Christmas Card Challenge: 4

Hi guys!

Another day. Another crack at this year’s Christmas Card Challenge with Ashley!

Just continued having some stamp-tastic fun by making this card.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

I went Lawn Fawn stamp crazy… or cray cray, as some would say. 😉  I used all these stamp sets: Winter Alpaca; Happy Trails; Toboggan Together and Snow Cool. I also used the coordinating dies for all them, other than Snow Cool. Just used the sentiment and snowy pattern (at the top of the card) for that one.

The little hills in the background were cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

To make the snow pop, I once again whipped out some Nuvo Crystal Drops and added a few few dots to the snow. I think like how it just added a little bit of texture, as well as a bit of dimension too. Kinda fun!

Alright, so this is day 4 of the challenge.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her take on this time. I’ll be back again Monday with another card based on the challenge.

Thanks, as always, for stopping by. I appreciate your kind words.

Christmas Card Challenge 2016

Hi guys!

It’s Challenge time again. My friend, Ashley, and I are kicking off our annual Christmas Card Challenge!

What is it, you ask? Simple. We are trying to push each other make some cards and so here we are.

This is my first card in honor of this year’s challenge. 🙂

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

The mouse and words are from the Unity’s Merry, Moe & Joe stamp set. It is one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets out there this year. Just. So. Cute. And different. I like different than the same old.

Cut the rectangle and half circle elements with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. The Blueprint dies remain some of my fave because you get a lot of practical, useful dies in each set. Go, MFT!

A handmade Christmas card by Teri //

You might be wondering about the white snowy stuff. I created those little dots with some of Nuvo Crystal Dots. A repetitive process and yet an easy peasy process.

Overall, I got to admit: This card feels a little bit like a hot mess. I mean, there’s a lot going on for a “normal Teri” card but it’s OK. Sometimes, it’s more about having fun than being perfect-o. Actually, a lot the times it is. 🙂

Alright. That’s what I have. Be back again later, gators. And stop by Ashley’s blog to see her take on today’s challenge.

Birthday Card Challenge

(Looking for my Essentials by Ellen Blog Hop post? It’s the post right below this one. Scroll down or click here.)

Hi guys!

Ashley and I are back at with our Birthday Card Challenge. Our posting days are a bit unpredictable but we are still doing it. So yeah. 😉

This is my take on the challenge today.

A handmade card by Teri //

It “might” be a stretch for a birthday card but I am running with it.

The adorable bunny and words are from Avery Elle’s Pure Magic stamp set. So cute.

For the bunny’s face, I used a Copic marker to tap dots. Then I used a blender pen to tap even more dots. Then I used another Copic marker (just a shade darker) to tap even more dots. And then (one more time!) I tapped even more dots with the blender pen. If you try this at home, I warn you: Be patient. All that dotting looked kinda of lame and made me question what I had done to the poor bunny until the ink dried and then things looked good.

A handmade card by Teri //

Wondering about the panel I stamped the bunny on? Cut that bad boy with the Blueprints 21 Die-namics from My Favorite Things. Some of my most favorite, practical dies. (Dearest friends at MFT, please keep making more of them? K, thanks. I love you guys… like a lot. Hugs, kisses and creative wishes, T)

Alright! That’s what I have.

Don’t miss Ashley’s take on the challenge. It will not disappoint. I’m sure.

MFT Ingenious Inking Challenge: Resistance is Futile

Hi all!

Got a little inky today. 🙂 And  I wanted to share a new card!


This card just happens to made in response to the latest Ingenious Inking challenge with the My Favorite Things Design Team. We were challenged this time to create something cool with resist!

Birthday Star Card by Teri

I created that whole colorful background panel with an embossed resist technique. And I did a little masking too. 😉

The process went a bit like this.

I started out by embossing the Abstract Background Stamp pattern with white embossing powder onto cardstock. Then I set a couple sticky notes onto the panel and gently sponged ink onto it.

Emboss Resist step 1

I removed the sticky notes and got something like this.

Emboss Resist Step 2I pulled out my sticky notes again and partly covered up the inked part. And then I added a couple more sticky notes. And I inked again. I used a different color this time.

Heat Emboss Resist Step 3

I ended up with something like this.

Heat Emboss Resist Step 4

And then I just repeated the sticky note and inking process over and over until my panel was completely covered with ink. It took a little time, but I think it turned out pretty cool!

So I used the panel really as a patterned paper for my card.

It seemed a little plain by just using the paper so I added the sequins and star. It’s a little hard to tell but I did add a little vellum under the star. I felt like it just helped mute the paper a little and made the star stand out a little more.

Birthday Star Card by Teri

So that’s what I have for you today. Be sure to bop over to the MFT Blog to see who else else got inky today.

And be sure to check out the list below for clickable links to products available from MFT that I used to make this card.


Thanks for stopping by today, guys!

MFT Countdown: 4

Hi all!

It’s another day of counting down to the June release from My Favorite Things. Save your pennies, guys. So. Much. Good. Stuff.


And you know me! I’m here with a couple projects made with the new stuff. Let’s do this.

So please meet card #1.

Miss You Penguin card by Teri

This was sure fun to make. I love a good penguin stamp set and the new Penguins in Paradise is one of the cutest I’ve seen. Penguins + a beachy flair = something you can’t go wrong with it.

I played it short and sweet here, crafting a simple little scene with the stamp set and coordinating Die-namics.

Miss You Penguin card by Teri

The oval was cut with the new Zig Zag Oval Stax Die-namics. I cut two ovals (one from kraft cardstock and one from a blue). Then I torn the kraft one to try to mimic the look of sand.

And this is card #2.

Cool Penguin card by Teri

I went (totally) wild here! I used some of the same products to make this one, plus I used the Zig Zag Square STAX and Zig Zag Circle STAX Die-namics.

The penguin (or is that Mrs. Penguin?) started out pretty simple and cute. And then I went crazy embellishing her, adding polka dots to her tube, forming glasses from wire and adding a bow to her head.

Just for giggles, here’s a comparison from how she began to how she looks now. 😉

Cool Penguin card by Teri

It’s a little over the top, but she sure makes me giggle!

Be sure to check out the MFT Blog to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.

You’ll find a list below of the MFT products I used on my cards today. By the way, the new stuff lands on June 2nd at MFT!


MFT: Release Rewind

Hello again!

I’ve got one more round of projects to share with you made with some of the products from the October release from My Favorite Things.


So let’s get started.

Please give it up for card #1.


I have been anxious to make something with the new Snowflake Fusion Cover-Up. I just love how the snowflakes blend together to create that lacy look. So pretty!


I created the colorful background with watercolor paper and watercolor pencils. I simply (and rather randomly) scribbled a little color onto a piece of watercolor paper. It was really, really random. And then I spread the color with water.

The process looked a bit like this.



It doesn’t look super pretty when you get started, but it sure does look cool when all the color is blended.

I used the same technique to make my second card.


Rather than blues, greens and purples, I stuck with shades of blues for this one. It’s a more subtle look, but I think it’s still really pretty.


I created the sentiment with for this one by mixing together the peace word (die-cut with the Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics) and a couple stamped words from Merry Messages. I sure dig it when products mix together easily.

And here is another card for you.


I once again whipped out those Peace, Joy, Love Die-namics and die-cut a few words to stack together for this guy. So hard to put those dies away, which (hee) explains why they are still on my desk as I write this post. But I digress.

I created the polka dot patterned paper simply by sponging on some ink with the help of the Jumbo Polka Dot Stencil.

Finally, I’ve got one more card. This card started with a couple coloring with markers errors on my part!


I had die-cut and stamped the Santa, tree and presents with the Jingle All the Way stamp set (and coordinating Die-namics). I had such grand plans. I  had colored them in and then got a little overzealous with my markers causing colors to go outside the lines and then … well… accidentally dropped some blending solution on them. So rather than throwing my hands in the air, I decided to run with it and use my blender pen to make them all look a little more messy, a little more artsy. And you know what? I have to say this: I like the look.  Not that I would do it a lot, but I think in moderation (with a pretty clean card), it looks pretty cool.

Here’s a list of all the MFT supplies I used to make these cards:

So that’s what I have for today. Thanks so much for stopping by!

And don’t forget to check out the MFT Blog once again to see who else from the design team is sharing projects today.