As Seen Somewhere Else

Hi guys!

Just a little heads up. I’m up on the blog today for my friends over at the Simon Says Stamp! I’m sharing a couple cards over there that were put together with the Garden Leaves by Cath Edvalson die from Technique Tuesday.

The die is one of my favorite TT products… and one of my favorite Cath products too! Here’s a peek!

A handmade friendship card  by Teri //

This link will take you to the post where you can see the whole card and another one.

By the way, there’s Simon Says Stamp! blog candy involved so be sure to check it out!

Simon Says Stamp! + My Favorite Things = Woohoo!

Hi guys!

Big news coming in from over at Simon Says Stamp! today. Like really big news.

It’s STAMPtember and all, and Simon Says Stamp! and My Favorite Things have collaborated on a stamp set for the occasion! Woot!


Here’s a peek-a-roo at the stamp set.


And here’s a little something I made with it.

Thank You for Listening by Teri

The stamp set is great because you can make so many different sentiments with it. This is going in my “cards to send out when needed” box. It will come in handy eventually. 🙂

Thank You for Listening by Teri

Not much more to say today so over and out. 😉

Have a great day, guys!


Today’s card

Hi guys!

Happy Thursday! Back today with a card to share with you!

My friend, Daniela, put together a couple freebie card kits to use with the Silhouette machine. When she asked if anyone was willing to play with them, I’m like “Of course!” Hello, it’s Daniela! 🙂

Hello Doilies card by Teri

I used her Hello Card Kit for this guy. I cut everything on it with Daniela’s kit.

Daniela created all the shapes for the kit herself. And can you believe that hello is her own writing? Yep! So cool! I wanted the word to stand out so I cut it out from both green and white cardstocks and then layered the words together.

Hello Doilies card by Teri

To give the arrows a little pop, I layered two in different colors and then smacked an enamel dot right in the middle of each one and called it good.

Alright, so that’s what I have. I’ll be back again later, gators. Thanks for stopping by.

PS. I paid a visit this week over on the blog for Simon Says Stamp! I’ve got a couple cards on this post here. Thanks for inviting me to stop by, Simon friends.

Simon Says Stamp! Falling For You Blog Hop


Hello all!

Super stoked to be joining some of my most favorite’st crafty folks in celebrating the “Falling for You” release from Simon Says Stamp! with a fun mega blog hop today. You should have arrived here from the blog of  my girl, Amy Rysavy.  (You’ll find the next stop at the end of my post.)

So I’ve got a couple cards to share with you today.

First up is this snazzy number!

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I stenciled that circle pattern with the new Circle Dots stencil. Sorta kinda… a whole lotta… dig it.

Keep Smiling card by Teri

I used three different ink colors with the stencil. The process looked a little like this.

Stencil inking close up

By the way,  I gussied up the card with a couple products released previously by Simon Says Stamp! –  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set.

And this is card #2.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

I created the background for this guy with the Diagonal Stripes cling stamp. Stripes? Yes, please. I’m a fan.

My first inkling was to make a super bold and graphic card but I wanted this card to have a little bit of cuteness to it so I added the cat and balloon, which were stamped with the new Baby Party Animals stamp set.

You Are Remarkable card by Teri

And once again,  the Mini Stars dies and the Hand Lettered Encouragement stamp set came out to play. 😉

Next stop on the hop is the blog of my pal and buddy, Mary Dawn Quirindongo! Just click here to get to her blog! Take it away, Mary Dawn!

By the way, if you get lost during the hop, be sure to hit the Simon Says Stamp! blog for a complete list of hoppers. And as you hop today, be sure to  comment. Someone will be selected from each stop on the hop at random by the good folks at SSS! to receive a Simon Says Stamp Prize. The random selection by Simon happens on April 28.

Thanks for stopping by today!

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!

Simon Says Stamp: Cold Hands, Warm Heart Blog Hop


Hi guys!

Super excited to be invited by my friends over at Simon Says Stamp! to join them today for blog hop celebrating their new Cold Hands, Warm Heart release. If you haven’t checked it out yet, go. Go see. So, so many neat stamps, dies and stencils. All perfect for holiday projects.

I’m excited to share with you a few projects I made with some of the new products so let’s do this.

Please give it up for card #1.


I created this guy with the new Ring Frame dies. In full disclosure: I’m a bit of a circle addict (… wink!) so it’s totally right up my alley.I die-cut the ring from white and black cardstocks and then layered them together. Then I cut out the ring a couple more times (from orange, pink and blue cardstocks) and used the inner circles to decorate the rings up.

(By the way, the words and snowflake are from a couple stamps from SSS’s last release. The words are from Peace on Earth, while the snowflake is from Lots of Snowflakes.)

I couldn’t stop with just one circle-themed card. I had (just had) to make another with the Ring Frame dies.

Please meet card #2.



I used somewhat the same technique as the first card. Instead  of filling all the circles with paper circles, I added a few sequins to a couple of them and left a few empty.

You might be wondering about that background. It’s not patterned paper. Nope. Sure isn’t. It was die-cut from white cardstock with the new Triangle Pattern plate die. I removed a few of the triangles to just add to the visual interest a little.


Kinda fun, huh?

Can you handle another card? Hope so because here is card #3.

I wanted to put something together on the simple + graphic side so that’s what I was going on here.


Everything stamped on this guy is from the Winter Warmth stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies to die-cut the scarves. I fussy cut a lot of stamped images and I sometimes forget what a time saver dies can be, especially when you are planning to make lots of projects. Die-cut + stamp + plaster on card = boom! You are good to go.

So, in addition to my cards, I also whipped up a couple pocket page cards. I am fairly passionate about pocket page memory keeping and like to make cards ahead of time so I can just kinda grab them when I am in a scrapbooking zone.

For both of these little cards, I used watercolor pencils to trace the tree patterns from the Four Trees Stencils. I spread the color with water and then used one of the stencils to trace the outer tree pattern This is where things sound all complicated, but you are going to have to trust me here. It totally wasn’t. I used the tracing a as a stitching pattern to stitch floss for the trees’ outlines.


The words I used on both pocket page cards are from the  Peace on Earth stamp set.  I think they turned out pretty dang cute.

Alright so that’s what I have. You’re next stop on the hop is the Simon Says Stamp! blog. Ok. You’ve actually reached the final stop in the blog hop so technically I’m sending you back to the start. And the start is the Simon Says Stamp! blog! (Hey there, Simon friends!)( By the way, if you get lost at any point while hopping today, just hit the Simon blog for a complete list of who is hopping.)

Oh, and one more thing, be sure to comment on my post as well as the rest of the blog hop stops. That’s because  (…. you are going to love this…) there’s a Simon Says Stamp! Grab Bag Prize on each hop stop. Yep, even this one! Hooray!


A complete winners list (of Grab Bag prize winners) will be posted on the Simon blog on Friday, October 10, 2014. Hot diggity!

So with that, thanks for swinging by today, friends! I hope to see you again soon!

STAMPtember Blog Hop


Hi all!

Well, well, well… what a fun day! My friends over at Simon Says Stamp! invited me to make something with some of their new STAMPtember products and share it as part of their STAMPtember Blog Hop.

So yeah. You know me. Any reason to get crafty? I’m pretty much there. So yeah. Here I am. AND DUDE! I am PUMPED!

And again. You know me. I couldn’t stop at one thing. I made a couple things to share with you today. Consider yourselves warned. (Hee!)  Here we go.

Meet card #1.


The green panel was cut with the new Giving Thanks die. And those feathers? Well, I decided to use them more as a graphic element than traditional feathers. And how did I make them? Well, I stamped and cut them with the Thanksgiving Table stamp set  and Thanksgiving Feast dies.


Meet card #2.


This time, I whipped out the new Thanks Card die.  I die-cut it three times (from gray, green and blue cardstocks). I sponged on the star pattern (from the Mosaic Stars pattern stencil) with blue ink. And then I did some stacking.

I stacked the green panel onto the gray panel, allowing just a little bit of gray to peek out.


Then I cut off part of the blue Thanks Card panel like so.


I adhered the whole lot together and ended up with a little something like this.


By the way, I set a little bit of white cardstock behind the open space. I also used foam tape to adhere the Thanks Card panel down, which really gave it a lot of extra depth.


I love that popped look.

I also made some journaling cards to share with you today. Say what?! Sure,  I make a lot of cards but I’m also pretty passionate about pocket page memory keeping. And I was totally geeked out to realize that both the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies can be used with pocket pages. They are just the right size to slide into a pocket.


I always like to make some journaling cards ahead of time so that I can later pull them out and put them in my scrapbooks when I really am in the scrapbooking zone. Besides the Giving Thanks and Thanks Card dies, I used Simon’s new Thanksgiving Table stamp set and Thanksgiving Feast dies to make these.

And, just for comparison, I slid one of my journaling cards into a pocket page so you can get an idea of how they fit.


So that’s what I have!

The next stop on the hop is that of the lovely Kathy Racoosin. Take it away, Kathy!

Oh yeah, wait a minute! Leave a comment on my post here. That’s because one of you is going to score a prize package from Simon Says Stamp! The package will be an assortment of product from the STAMPtember giveaway stash.  (Woo. To. The. Hoo.) Be sure to comment by 6:00pm EST on Thursday September 11, 2014. A complete winners list (because there are giveaways on the blogs of EVERYONE taking part in today’s hop) will be on the Simon Says Stamp! blog on Sept. 12th.

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OK. For real. Going back to the next stop, it’s the blog of the lovely Kathy Racoosin! Happy blog hopping! (And, if you get lost, be sure to check the Simon Says Stamp! blog for the complete list of hoppers.)

Have a great day, guys! And thanks for stopping by!

Today’s card

Hi all!

Took a bit of a blogging break over here on the personal blog-a-roo for a couple days. But don’t despair. 😉 I’m back.

I’ve got another card to share with you that I whipped out with the September card kit from Simon Says Stamp!



The books with the words? Yeah. They SLAY me! So yeah. Had to use make something with that stamp from the kit’s stamp set.


And by the way, that brown line? Once again, it’s a stamp. It’s actually a shelf, but I’m kinda digging doing the line thing with it.

I’ll be back again tomorrow… for reals. 😉

Have a great day, y’all!


Today’s card

Hello all!

Just a little card to share today.


My friend, Stephanie, from Simon Says Stamp! sent over one of their September Card Kits of the Month to play with for fun of it. And so I was like.. yeah, I’m there. 🙂  Because, you know, a little crafty play time is good for the soul. 🙂

The August kit has a fun book lovers theme with a cool “To Thine Own Shelf” stamp set, as well as a bunch of fun stuff (including some fun papers from the Public Library collection from October Afternoon).

The phrase here is from the stamp set. And the line is actually a shelf stamp from the set, but I was feeling a little daring and decided to just use it as  a line. The circle is a wood dot (from Teresa Collins).  It came in a natural wood color, but I changed the color to match the line by rubbing a little brown ink onto it.


So that’s what I have. I’ll share another card tomorrow made with the kit.

PS. I had a post the other day over on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking blog. Stacy, didn’t have anyone else for the day so she asked me. JUST KIDDING. Anyway, I’d honored if you’d give it a look. Here’s a sneak peek.


Today’s card (5-21)

Hello again! This is today’s card!


It’s more like a card from weeks back. Life’s been a bit in the way of sharing things over on this blog lately. This is the card I made for my mom for Mother’s Day this year.

I really just built the card around a die-cut cut with the Full Card Mom die from Simon Says Samp! Sure dig it. If you look really close, you can kind of see I made a shade out of it. There’s vellum under the words and there’s sequins toward the bottom.

mum2_teriAll the patterned paper I used is from Crate Paper, and the dots & heart are from October Afternoon.

Speaking of Simon Says Stamp!, I had a guest post go live on their blog over the weekend. I had a couple cards in it. Here’s a peek at one of them.


I always am honored when my Simon buddies invite me to play and share something on their blog. Thanks, guys! 🙂 Hope you will consider checking it out.