Lawn Fawn Challenge: Day 1

Hi, guys!

Back again with another stamped card.

Ashley and I decided to challenge each other again. This time, we are diving into our stashes of¬† Lawn Fawn stamps and dies to make some cards. Let’s be honest: The two of us have enough Lawn Fawn products to sink a small island. (Wink! OK. Maybe not but maybe…) But, hey it sounded like a good idea!

So meet today’s card and my first take on the new challenge.

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This was such a fun card to work on, as I’ve had the stamps (So Jelly stamp set and Fintastic Friends stamp set) in my stash awhile but they haven’t seen a lot of action.

First, let me tell you a little bit about my design process. I only knew I was going to make some Lawn Fawn cards this week so I pulled out a bunch of stamp sets and dies and just stamped and cut a bunch of images. Then I colored them and pulled some images out of the mix to make these card.

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

I felt like the fish and jellyfish needed some kind of water to swim in so I cut a circle from cardstock and sponged some Distress Oxide ink on it. Then I spritzed on a little water. Once it was dry, I added the stamped images and stamped a couple air bubbles. I also went kinda crazzzzzy and added the blue circle border with Nuvo Crystal Drops and some clear circle dots in the middle with Ranger’s Glossy Accents. Both are staples in my card making stash.

The patterned papers on my card came from my shoebox of scraps. I forced myself to pick some papers from that box that just worked with the stamping rather than cutting into a couple new pieces of paper.

For the sentiment, I just stamped some words from the So Jelly set on a strip of white cardstock. And then I added a few more blue dots to it… just to go with the ones on the circle.

Alright! That’s all I have for you.

Be sure to hit Ashley’s blog to see her first take on the challenge. Be back again later.

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Today’s card (2-18)

Hi everyone!

Another day. Another card to share.

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

Such a fun little scene to put together!

Most of the images and words are from Lawn Fawn’s Gleeful Gardens stamp set. I also used the coordinating dies.

As it warms up here, mushrooms have begun popping up in my yard. If only the mushrooms in my yard were so delightful as the ones in the stamp set. ūüėČ

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I once again created the cloudy background with the help of My Favorite Things’ Cloud stencil. Boy, how I love that tool.

That’s all I have for now. I’ll be back again later, friends. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Today’s card (2-12)

Hi guys!

Back again on the blog-a-roo with another card to share with you.

Give it up for today’s card.

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

Made this guy in my quest to ink up some the stamps in my stash that haven’t seen much love in awhile. The words and squirrel (and squirrel-ly images) are all from Papertrey Ink.

Did all the coloring with markers. Wasn’t super strict about it looking flawless. Just kinda ran with the coloring here.

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Once again, I raided my box of scraps. The hearts (leftover from other projects) and patterned papers are from the box. Always nice to use them.

I also whipped out some sequins and twine. Always fun to add them to a card.

Alright. That’s it for today. Be back again later, gators. Hope you are off to a good week!

Valentine Challenge Bonus

Hi guys!

The Valentine challenge with Ashley is over but I’m sneaking in with one bonus card for it. It seemed like a pity to not share so here I am… again.

Keeping with my theme of trying to use stamps that haven’t been inked much, I whipped out a little stamp set from Papertrey Ink. Always liked the Heart-2-Heart #4 set. You just can’t go wrong with cute little telephone stamps… in my professional stamp loving opinion and all.

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

I die-cut the telephone 3 times  and stamped on top. Then I sponged a little ink onto my card base. I added the phones, a stamped sentiment and a few stamped hearts. I also added a few drops of black Nubo crystal drops. phonecard2-teri

I like how those drops always add just the right amount of something!

So that’s all I have for today. Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her all takes this week on the challenge. Such fun stuff.

And one more thing, if you haven’t done a challenge lately, I’m going to encourage you to do one. Find one online or draft a friend to do it with you. It’s such a great way to get those creative juices flowing… and to relax a little from life. Doing stuff for you is fun sometimes, ya know? See you again soon, friends.

Valentine Challenge

Hi everyone!

Back again with a card to share.

My pal, Ashley, suggested we challenge each other again to make cards. This time, we’re making cards for Valentine’s Day.

Here’s my take for Day 1.

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

I took it upon myself for the challenge to pull out some stamps I’ve had and haven’t given a lot of inky love to. This viking stamp? Totally unloved. Shameful, I tell you. Shameful.

I stamped the viking (from Avery Elle) a few times on cardstock and then stamped him off a couple times on my white card panel. I colored in the first few vikings with markers, fussy cut them with my scissors and then stacked ’em up.vikingcard3-teri

I may (or may not be) a wiggle eye addict. Fact. So yeah. I added a couple wiggle eyes to the top guy’s face. Just something about them makes him extra fun.

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All those little hearts in the background. They are stamps from the viking set too. It was fun to just kinda go crazy and stamp them a lot!

So yeah. That’s all I have today.

Be sure to swing by Ashley’s blog to see her take on the challenge! See you again tomorrow.

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hey kids!

Yep. Yep. Yep. It’s once again Pep Rally week in the Paper Smooches world, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†JUNE 2017 release with you! TWO¬†new stamp sets and SIX¬†new dies will be available to purchase at 8¬†p.m. PST on May 31st. ¬†(Just you wait. They are awesome!) You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Tuesday, May 28th¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on Wednesday, May29th to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.
Teri Anderson (Here, here you be. Ta-da.)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

Alright, enough hop talk. Let’s get on with the card-a-roo!

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.comMade this guy with the brand new Silhouette Flowers dies. They are the bomb. Plus, the sentiment is from a new set, too. It’s the Kindness Sampler set, which is just plain packed with great phrases.

Silhouette-Flowers-Dies-Close-Teri-Paper-SmoochesTo make the little blooms (and dragonfly), I die-cut them from good ol’ white cardstock and then sponged on good ol’ water-based dye ink. You know, nothing fancy. I didn’t use Distress Ink, Oxide Ink or anything super fancy. Just plain old dye ink… that I’ve had in my stash for years. Ages, really. ūüėČ Then I splattered the blooms with water. I was liberal with the splattering. Patted the blooms (mostly) dry with a paper towel. Then to speed the final drying, I did blow my heat gun on them for maybe half a minute to a minute… because I wanted them on my card and I wanted them on my card… NOW. Wink.

A handmade card by Teri for Paper Smooches // terisplace.wordpress.comThe end result was… well… is… pretty fun, huh?

Ok, friends… that’s all I have for you today. Happy blog hoppity hopping, friends. See you again soon! (Thanks, as always, for stopping by.)

Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

 

Hey gang!

You now what time it is? Yep. It’s Pep Rally week once again, and we are here today to share a sampling of the NEW¬†Paper Smooches¬†MARCH 2017 release with you! ¬†THREE¬†new stamp sets and FIVE¬†new dies will be available to purchase at 8 pm PT on February 28th. ¬†You will find our new products¬†HERE¬†once they go live. ¬†

To add extra fun to our blog hop…we are offering up a prize!¬†

The prize Рa $25 gift code to choose what you like at the PS online store.

Here are the details:

  • FOUR winners will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the design team blogs and the¬†PS Blog¬†to win the $25 prize.
  • Just leave a comment on any of the design team blogs listed below or the PS blog for your chance to win!¬† (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight PT on Sunday, February 26th¬†to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog¬†on Monday,¬†February 27th¬†to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

Alice is away on vacation, so Katie Gehring was super sweet to fill in for her.  We are all in for a treat!

Teri ¬†(<— here you are)

To increase your chances of winning:

  • Tell us that you Facebooked about our blog hop
  • Tell us that you Tweeted about our hop
  • Tell us that you posted on your blog about our blog hop

(which means that you have up to three extra chances to win on each blog)

So enough hop talk. Let me show you the project!

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

Ta-da! Had some fun with this little croacker. (Hee hee, I couldn’t resist.)

I used a couple new Paper Smooches products – the Critter Card Puns stamp set and the Bear Frog Card Dies. Made the little froggy with the dies. To make those little cheeks (because you know, I am all about cute), I applied some chalk to the card and then little dabs of white Nuvo Crystal Drops.

The sentiment was stamped entirely with the stamp set. I used a little red pen to draw the editing mark. Trying to be funny there.  Wink

A handmade card for Paper Smooches by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.comAlright, guys! That is all I have for you today. Be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for swinging by.