Video: Custom DIY Patterned Stickers for Planners

Hi all!

Just a quick little something today.

I’ve been having so much fun doing the planner thing lately. What a warm, friendly and inviting community the planner folks are. I am so inspired by the friendliness of everyone.

Put together this quick little video Sunday night on making your own custom patterned planner stickers for the fun of it. All you really need is a few stamps, labels and inks. It’s way easy.

Anyway, hope you enjoy the video.

By the way, you’ll find links to the stamp sets I used in the description field of the video on YouTube.

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!

MFT: Release Rewind

Hi guys!

I’m back with one more lot of cards created with some products from the September release from My Favorite Things.


So many fun products in this release.

So let me show you what I have got for you today.

This is card #1.


I stamped the background paper here with the Mini Chicken Wire Background stamp. I’m such a fan of that tone-on-tone look so I stamped it with Gumdrop Green ink on Gumdrop Green cardstock. One of the things I dig about MFT is how their products coordinate together easily. It makes crafting stress free.

I created the yellow rectangle by cutting one with one of the dies from the Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX Die-namics and then cutting into it a small rectangle. I thought it was fun and a little different from the same old, same old.

The fun is just getting started so say hello to card #2.



I wanted to just make a super flat, super mailable card so that’s what I did here. 😉

I folded the card from white cardstock. Then I inked up the Fine Check Background stamp with Lemon Drop ink and pressed the paper right onto it to transfer the pattern.

The sentiment was created by mixing and matching together dies and words from the Many Thanks Die-namics and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set.


I think they look fun together.

This is card #3.


I whipped out the Proof Positive Die-namics to create the background. I die-cut it from Blu Raspberry cardstock and then mounted it right onto white cardstock. Again, I used Mini Chicken Wire Background stamp a pattern. This time I did it on the rectangle cut with the Pinking Edge Rectangle STAX.

Those flowers? Can you believe I stamped them with a stamp from the Thankful Thoughts stamp set? I used Orange Fizz ink so they stood out a bit from the cardstock.


And I used my (beloved) Sequins Die-namics to cut a sequin to place in the middle of each one.

And, finally, please give it up for card #4.


I created the background here with the Proof Positive Cover-up Die-namics. If you look close you’ll see I put a strip of pink cardstock behind it as well as a strip of orange cardstock.


Oh and that flower? I die-cut that guy with the Fresh Cut Flowers Die-namics.  Flowers always make for a nice accent!

Here’s a list of the MFT supplies I used on my projects today:

And be sure to hit the MFT Blog! You’ll find a list to all the MFT design team members who are sharing projects today as part of the Release Rewind.

Have a great day, y’all!

MFT Countdown: 7

Hello, hello!

We meet again! Super pumped to once again be with join the My Favorite Things crew for another release countdown.

I’ve got a lot of projects to share with you. Consider yourselves warned: September’s release is… AMAZING! So many good things! Start eating Ramen now. (I kid. I kid. Ok. Maybe not. Wink!)


So let’s get on with the partying!

I had fun today, mostly working with the Blueprints 19 Die-namics, for this post.

If you new to MFT, you might not know a lot about their Blueprints series of dies. These dies are pretty cool. For each Blueprints set, you get a whole bunch of dies that you just have to use to cut pieces out for a card and assemble them together. They make cardmaking super easy!

The Blueprints 19 Die-namics (which officially debut on the 16th) have a label theme going on. Plus there’s lots of little dies (flower, star, button, rectangle and more) included in the set that you can throw into the mix.

So how about I should you a couple cards I made with the set?

Meet #1.


Meet #2.



And meet #3.



The bases of these cards were created with the new Blueprints set. I did doll-up up the labels by stamping or stenciling  a pattern on them.

And you might be wondering about those big scripty words on card #1 and card #3? Yep. Those guys. They were die-cut with another Die-namics set you’ll get to meet later in the week.

And this is card #4.



I once again used the Blueprints 19 Die-namics. (And again I used that same set of dies for the scripty word that you’ll get to meet later in the week.)

This time, I die-cut the leaves for the tree out of the label. The tree and leaves are from the Out on a Limb Die-namics die set by Lisa Johnson. Such a fun set!

To give the leaves a little extra kick, I scribble some color on them with a colored pencil and then spread the color around a little bit with a blending stump and Gamsol.


Love that extra depth the extra color gives them.

Here’s a complete list of all the MFT supplies I used on these cards:

Ok, so that’s what I have! Be sure to hit the MFT blog to see who else from the MFT Design Team that  is sharing projects today.

Hope to see you again tomorrow!

August Paper Smooches DT Blog Hop

Hi all!

It’s Pep Rally week once again in the Paper Smooches world, and the gang had gathered together today to share a sampling of the NEW Paper Smooches September release with you!  FOUR new stamps and EIGHT new dies will be available to purchase on September 1st. (Woohoo!) You will find our new releases HERE.  

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

The prize – a $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 changes)
  • Deadline: You have until midnight MT on Sunday, August 31st to leave a comment.
  • Please check the Paper Smooches blog on Monday, September 1st to see if you are one of the FOUR lucky winners.

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 chatting! Want to see what I made? You are totally on…. like yeah. 🙂


I completed all the stamping for this bad boy with the new Holly Jolly stamp set. Think ornaments. Think bows. Think holly. Think garlands. Think pretty, happy things and you’ve got Holly Jolly.

And… cough… cough… I also used a new die on this one. Hmmmmm. 😉


So yeah. Kinda fun, huh?! 🙂

So that’s what I have today. As always, thanks for stopping by today! I appreciate all your kind words.

Today’s card

Hi all!

How is your weekend going? Hoping swell.

Just got a little card to share today.


It’s probably one of my favorite cards I’ve made lately.

I created the rainbow with watercolor pencils. I simply scribbled on a little color on a panel of white cardstock, added a little water and then let the color dry. Once I did that, I die-cut the word (with the new Big Friend dies from Paper Smooches) from it.

The sentiment stamped underneath the word is from the Bosom Buddy stamp set.

And… just for good measure… I threw on a few gems. 😉




And there you go. 😉

So that’s what I have. Be back later, gators.



Today’s card (4-18)

Hi all!

Another day. Another card.

nt_tookind1_teriMade this one for a guest designer stint with the good folks from Neat and Tangled.

Are you familiar with Neat and Tangled? They make awesome stamps and offer a fun selection of sequin mixes! And Danielle, the owner  (and mastermind/genius) of Neat and Tangled, is one super kind, talented gal! I dig her muchly.


For this card, I created diamonds patterned paper with watercolor paper. I stamped the Diamonds stamp (from Neat and Tangled… of course) with ink and then sloppily dilluted the color with water. Then, me being me, I couldn’t just let it sit and piled on some embellishments. 😉

The sentiment was created with Neat and Tangled’s Kindness Matters set.

You’ll find this card over on the Neat and Tangled blog too. You’ll find another card I made with their stamps here too! Thanks for inviting me to play, Danielle!

Be back again later, gators.


Go-to-Gal Designer Challenge: The Craft’s Meow

Hello all!

Time for another challenge with the Go-to-Gals! Today, we are playing with stamps from the Craft’s Meow!

Before we get started, you might want to know what the deal is with these challenges? Well, simple.  It’s just a “for fun” thing! We pick a manufacturer’s products to use and then challenge each other to make something. Sometimes, we’ll all play. And sometimes only a few of us will. And that’s OK because it’s all about having fun!

Alright so let’s get on with the projects! Yes, I said projects! 😉

Here’s No. 1.



And here’s No. 2.



I used the Craft’s Meow Zoom Goes by Heart stamp set for both of these bad boys. Totally cute!

For the first one, I also added a little bit of duct tape, because, in my world, it’s a staple for the guys I know. 😉

Alright, that is all I have. Be sure to check out the blogs of the other Go-to-Gals!

Can’t wait to see what they came up with!

Be sure to check

The Tie-Dye Effect… with markers!


So I am over on Paper Crafts Connection today, showing how to get a tie-dye effect with alcohol inkers (from Ranger) and transparencies.

I want to show an alternative to the technique. Instead of alcohol ink bottles, I’m going to use markers plain old rubbing alcohol. That’s what I did to get the look above!

Here’s the how to do it.

You are going to want to start with transparency. Like on the Paper Crafts Connection blog, I started by dry embossing a design on a plain transparency. You really don’t have to emboss the transparency if you don’t want to, but I dig the look.

I flipped the transparency over to the debossed side and then scribbled color onto it! (I used Copic markers here, but other alcohol based markers work well, too! I tested both Sharpies and Spectrum Noir ones out when I worked this up and had super good results!)


Then you are going to want to take a dropper (You can find these in Pharmacy section of many, many stores) and dip it into rubbing alcohol. (If you have blending solution, that will work, too!).


Now quickly drop little drops of alcohol onto the color.


Let it spread a little and then tap it with a sponge.

tie_4_teriLet the color dry completely. Flip the transparency over and then put it on a white card.

tie_5_teriAnd here’s how this looks all fancied up, in card form! 😉 🙂

card1_tie_teri(The words are from a Simon Says Stamp! stamp set.)

And, just for giggles, here’s one more card I used markers to make.


For this one, I used Spectrum Noir markers. And, because I was experimenting, I used Copic’s blending solution to spread the colors. Worked like a charm!


That’s all for now. See you again soon!