Today’s cards (9-5)

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Hi guys!

It’s STAMPtember time over at Simon Says Stamp! Once again, they’ve turned September into a stamp-tastic celebration of all things stampy by releasing all kinds of stamps and partnering up with several manufacturers to release even more stamps.

I was tickled as could be to find an envelope in my mailbox a bit back from my pals at SSS with the new Artsy Shapes set, a stamp set they just released for STAMPtember.  (Thanks, Heidi!)

Couldn’t resist making a couple cards with the set.

Meet No. 1, and meet No. 2.

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These were pretty simple to make! I cut panels of watercolor paper out to fit onto a standard size card and then stamped several of the shapes from the set with Staz-on (waterproof ink) onto watercolor cardstock. Then I just colored them in with watercolors.

I also stamped a phrase onto each panel with Simon’s recently released Encouraging Words stamp set. The typography goes nicely, I think, with the Artsy Shapes set.

Anyhoo, that’s all I’ve got in me today! Be back later, gators.

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Clean + Simple Christmas Challenge

Hi guys!

I’m back with a quick card to share with you. I was inspired by the Clean + Simple Christmas Challenge this last week on the Simon Says Stamp! Challenge Blog to make this little card just for the fun of it.

Merry Christmas Greetings by Teri

I used mostly older products from Simon Says Stamp! (Christmas Trees and Holiday Frames dies & Handwritten Sentiments and Holiday Layered Trees stamp sets). Plus, I used some paper from the old DIY Christmas collection from Simple Stories + some pretty sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

It’s a pretty straight forward card. Die-cut a frame. Add a tree + cardstock. Pop on a star. Do a little stamping. Be liberal with sequins.  Add patterned paper. You get the idea. 😉 Just felt good to have a little fun.

Alright! Over and out. I’ll be back later, gators.

Today’s cards

Hi all!

Got a couple cards to share with you today. And I might as well just say it: Brace yourselves. MARKERS came out. Yes, my friends, Copic markers came out.

Yes, how many times have I told you I am not so savvy in the marker department? Yes. I know. Shocking. Yes. Indeed. Markers really did come out. So check this out… while you are still breathing. 😉

This is card #1.

New Beginning by Teri

New Beginning by Teri

And this is card #2.

Goal by Teri

Goal by Teri

Yes, I actually colored with markers. And…. I liked it. 🙂

So I actually was really inspired by the new Work Out stamp set (and coordinating Exercise Girls dies) from Simon Says Stamp! I saw this sweet girl and was like, “Yeah, I can only do this stamp right by trying to color her” so I did.

I think she turned out ok with purple and green hair do’s. 😉  I think I will be daring next time and try for a realistic hair color, but then again… I kinda like the non-traditional stuff.

By the way, I adhered the girls to panels I cut with Lawn Fawn’s Stitched Journaling Card dies. Let’s just put it out there: The dies haven’t been seeing much action in my scrapbooks lately, but they are still pretty darn awesome to use to make elements for cards with… in my professional opinion and all.

Alright, so that’s all for today. I’ll be back again later! Thanks for stopping by!

Operation Write Home Memorial Day Blog Hop

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Hi all! I’m taking part today in the annual Memorial Day Blog Hop with Operation Write Home.

Operation Write Home is a great organization that provides handmade cards for soldiers to send home to their loved ones. I love that! And I love that it gives all of us as cardmakers a chance to share our love of making cards!

I made a card inspired by one of Operation Write Home’s card sketches. I used sketch 118.

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I took some creativity liberties, using washi tape rather than scalloped borders. I also drew a line around the inside elements.

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The supplies I used were: papers from the Sea to Shining Sea collection from Simple Stories; hey stamp from the Favorite Flowers stamp set from Simon Says Stamp!; and washi tape from Doodlebug Design.

To find links to everyone taking part in the hop, go here.

Thanks for swinging by today!