Colored Pencils for the Card Making Win

Hi, friends!

Surprise, surprise! I’m back again with another stamped card to share with you.

Do you ever buy a stamp set that you are so excited about, bring it home and then … quietly… not do anything with it for a long, long, long time? So begins the tale of how today’s card came to be.

Meet today’s card.

A handmade Christmas card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I picked up the Winter Woodland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh quite a long time ago. I just loved cute critters in it. I didn’t do much with it and instead kept in my bin of stamps to use soon. Days became days and days, and days and days became… forever.. with the stamp set sitting and waiting to see some inky action.

Well, I took one look at the stamp set the other day and was like, “I need to use you, man. You are so cute!” And so I challenged myself to get off my card making hiney and make a card with this adorable set. And so I did.

All the images on this card are from the set. The words too.

I went out my regular zone and used colored pencils to color the images in rather than markers. If you look close, you’ll see I added a little sparkle as well to the holly leaves (with a Wink of Stella pen) and the berries (with glitter glue). I also added some with dots with white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

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That little rectangle panel was cut with a die from My Favorite Things.

Anyway, I think the card turned out pretty cute! I am totally challenging myself to make another card soon with the stamp set. It’s just so cute and happy… and fun. I sure like it.

I’ll be back again soon, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

 

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Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Hop

Hi, guys!

I’m here again. True Story. It was like… 100 degrees… a few days ago…. and I was sitting at my desk making a Christmas card… but for a good reason!

I’m joining some of my favorite crafty friends today in the Get Cracking on Christmas Challenge Blog Hop.

This challenge was started by my friend, Jenn Shurkus, and other friends Chari and Cherion, who wanted challenge each other on the third Thursday of the month every month to share a Christmas card! If you did it every month, you’d have 12 Christmas cards by the end of the year. I think it’s an awesome way to build up that Christmas card stash… so here I am.

Before I show you what I made, here’s a complete list of all of today’s blog hoppers:
Jenn Shurkus

Susan Opel (on Jenn’s site)

Chari Moss

Cheiron Brandon

Libby Hickson

Caryn Davies

Emily Midgett

Vera Yates

Tifany DeGough

Jana Millen

Lydia Fiedler

Lisa Cisneros

Susan Wymer

Jessie Banks

Jessica Frost-Ballas

Teri Anderson (<— you are here)

Lisa Henke (<——-NEXT STOP! Take it away, Lisa!)

So this is the card I made for the hop!

A Hedgehog stamped card by Teri | terisplace.wordpress.com

I just had fun with this one. I created the little scene with the Happy Hedgehogs stamp set and dies from My Favorite Things (plus a cloud stencil from MFT Stamps). The words are from the Winter Wonderland stamp set from Pretty Pink Posh.

My apologies that I’m not really sure where the die-cut hearts came from.  I have a little bowl on my desk with leftover stamped and die-cut pieces. I found them at the bottom of it.

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To make the hearts and the words stamp out, I added some dots with Nuvo Crystal Drops. I really, really, really enjoy the dimension they give cards. A little pop without a lot of bulk. Works for me!

Alright! That’s it for today. Thanks for hopping with me and the whole gang!  Don’t forget to stop by Lisa Henke‘s blog (the next stop)! See you again soon!

All the Bunnies Challenge: Day 3

Hi, all!

Me again. Back for another day of super “hoppy” bunny card challenging with Ashley!

This is today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

Another card heavy on patterned paper with just a little bit of stamping.

Here’s my thing. I LOVE (no wait… super duper-sized LOVE) cards that depict scenes. But sometimes I want a simple scene and not one that features a ton of stamped images. Sometimes, I just want a couple cute things to take the stage. So that’s what I was shooting for with this little guy.BunnyCarrotCard2-teri

I think he turned out pretty cute. The words and bunny are from Lawn Fawn’s Some Bunny stamp set. The carrots are from the Bunny Friends set from Pretty Pink Posh. And the little die-cut hearts? They were cut with dies from Paper Smooches.

The papers yet again came from my little tiny box of scraps. Always enjoy mixing and matching.

Alright! That’s all I have for you. I’ll be back again later, friends.

Thanks, as always, for hopping on by. Be sure check out Ashley’s blog to see her latest card too!

All the Bunnies Challenge: Day 1

Hi guys!

My pal, Ashley, and I are back at it with challenging each other to make cards. We thought it would be fun to do an “All the Bunnies” challenge since we both have been amassing a nice collection of bunny stamps. So here we are, at Day 1 of this new challenge.

Please give it up for today’s card.

A stamped card by Teri || terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! This card was truly inspired by the bunny and rainbow, which I colored in a few weeks ago and was just holding onto for “just the right” project. Can you feel me?

The bunny, rainbow and flowers (and words) were all stamped with the Bunny Friends and Best of Luck stamp sets from Pretty Pink Posh. I also did the cutting with the coordinating dies from both sets.

 

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To give the bunny a little extra personality, as well as a little texture, I colored him in with markers and then pounded on some extra dots with my markers. I also added a few additional dots to his belly with my pink Nuvo Crystal Dots. Just a fun little thing to do.

Those little black dots that create the faux circle of sorts around the stamping were also created with Nuvo Crystal Dots. I just love those little bottles of goodness.

Alright. That’s all I have. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog for her first take on this new challenge. I’m sure it will be spectacular! 🙂

Be back again tomorrow with another card for the All the Bunnies challenge. Because. Because why not?

Ps. Who is the winner of the $10 gift certificate from Topflight Stamps from my stop on the 1st birthday blog hop? That’s 3KidMama. Congrats! I’ve sent you an email!

 

Pretty Pink Posh March Release Blog Hop

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Hi guys!

Super duper fun times today! Super duper tickled to be joining the Pretty Pink Posh gang in celebrating PPP’s March release. It’s… just… so… so… so great!

Made a couple cards to share with you that were created with the goods. How about we take a look?

Please meet Card No. 1.

A handmade stamped card by Teri // terisplace,wordpress.com

Created this first guy with the help of the Best of Luck stamp set and coordinating Best of Luck dies.

Truly, it is such a delightful set. You’ve got everything you need to make a fun little scene. In fact, I found myself stamping the images from the set over and over and die-cutting them to mock up all sorts of fun scenes.

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I just love how the little guy is tossing the coins and shamrock and clover in the air. I opted to color the coins in for this card, but I thought it would be fun in the future to use sequins or some of PPP’s Lemon Drop Jewels on the stamped coins instead.

And meet Card No. 2.

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Yep. I once again created a card with the Best of Luck stamps and dies. They are just so fun… and versatile.

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This card is a little more graphic than the last one, but it’s still as cute as can be.

And, finally, meet Card No. 3.

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This time, I made a card with the Bunny Friends stamps and coordinating dies.

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I wanted to add a little texture to the bunny so I used a couple gray markers and added some dots to him. It’s subtle, but I think it’s pretty cool looking. I like how it just adds a little something.

Alright! That’s all I have got for you. Be sure to check out the rest of the hop!

Pretty Pink Posh blog 
Liz Sarkisyan
Heather Hoffman
Carissa Wiley
Suzy Plantamura
Melody Rupple
Dana Gong
Crystal Thompson
Teri Anderson (You are here)
Joni Andaya (<—— NEXT STOP)
Thi Lam
Alix Davis
Yoonsun Hur 

Thanks for swinging by too! 🙂

Today’s card (8-23)

Hi guys!

Just beboppin’ by quickly with a little something to share. Just one little card I put together the other day while messing around.

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The cute animals and herd words are from a stamp set from Your Next Stamp. Picked it up the other day during a super awesome Eclipse day sale at the local craft store. I could not the resist the cuteness and just knew me, the “not-an-expert” coloring kinda of girl, had to get them to color them in. And so I did! They looked fun!

I colored the animals in with markers. I gave the cow and pig a little extra detail with the help of some Nuvo drops by adding a little bit to their noses. I also used some old metallic rub-ons (Hmmmm…. can you even find those anymore?) to add some light pink details to the pig and sheep’s cheeks. Look close and you’ll see there’s also white dots too. Made those with a white pen.

Hello from the Herd handmade card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Created the sentiment by combining a sentiment from Pretty Pink Posh with one from the Your Next Stamp stamp set.

I think this card turned out pretty cute! I’m definitely going to be sending this card to one of my crafting buddies pretty darn soon.

Alright! Be back tomorrow for the monthly Paper Smooches blog hop. Hope to see you then!

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 // terisplace.wordpress.com

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 // terisplace.wordpress.com

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

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