Today’s Card

Hi guys!

Another day. Another project to share.

Meet today’s card.

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

Sharing this one because…  well, I like it. 🙂 Simple as that. Sometimes, you make stuff and it doesn’t quite turn out how you envisioned. And then, sometimes, everything works out just right. This one is one of those “just right” ones.

That fox? Stamped her with the new Frederick and Fiona stamps from Technique Tuesday. They are part of their new Animal House collection of stamps and dies. The words? They were cut with the new coordinating Frederick and Fiona dies.

The fox could easily be a boy but I wanted it to be a girl so I tied a little bow with twine and then plopped it on the top of her head. I think it would be fun for a boy to add a little bow and place it on the fox’s chest as a little bow tie of sorts. Just thinking aloud though.

Rather than coloring in the fox’s nose with markers, I used some black Nuvo drops. I like that it gave it a little dimension that markers would not have.

Alrighty, friends. That’s what I have for you today. I’ll be back again soon. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

Advent Calendar Extravaganza with Taheerah Atchia

Advent Calendar Extravaganza /// taheerah-atchia.com

Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part today in my friend Taheerah’s Advent Calendar Extravaganza by contributing a card.

First, let me tell you about the Extravaganza! Here are a few words from Taheerah!

“Advent Calendar Extravaganza is -the- festive event of the season! This ‘hop with a twist’ was dreamed up by Taheerah and features surprise destinations each day! Joining in the fun with Taheerah are ONE HUNDRED special guests – each serving up some fantastic Christmas inspiration! Just like an Advent Calendar, you’ll never know where you’re going to be visiting next until you ‘open the door’!

And that’s not all! With 25 *amazing* sponsors taking part as guests as well, your crafty wish list is bound to get a boost with a chance to win a prize EVERY SINGLE DAY!!”

So here’s what I have for you … in honor of the big celebration.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Made this guy with Technique Tuesday’s Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies, as well as the Marquee Label die and Planner – December Story stamp set.

I was going for kinda of a chalkboard look so I adhered the snowflakes on black cardstock and then used my finger to rub (liberally) some white ink all over them. Then I added an enamel dot the middle of each snowflake.

snowflakes card by Teri // terisplace.wordpress.com

Kinda fun, kinda different, right?

Alright. That’s all I have, kids. Be sure to stop by Taheerah’s bloggity blog for today’s fun. It won’t disappoint.

And remember: it’s not a party without a prize – and with prizes every day there are several chances to win! Today’s prize in the extravaganza is generously supplied by Technique Tuesday so you’ll definitely want to win! Simply leave a comment on this post – then head back to taheerah-atchia.com and leave a comment there too! You must leave a comment on Taheerah’s blog as well as mine in order to be eligible to win! Don’t forget to grab the other surprise destinations from Taheerah’s blog and head over to them to leave comments there as well to improve your odds even more! You have until 23:59 EST on 31st December 2016 to enter.

And don’t forget Advent Calendar Extravaganza runs from 1st-25th December inclusive so make sure you visit taheerah-atchia.com every day for fabulous inspiration and amazing prizes every single time! Happy holidays, friends!

25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi guys!

Happy to be taking part again in this year’s 25 Days of Christmas Tags event with the awesome Tracey McNeeley! Today, the Technique Tuesday crew is joining the fun by contributing some tags.

Here’s my take on a tag!

A handmade tag by Teri for Technique Tuesday // terisplace.wordpress.com

Just had some fun with this one. Created a base with Technique Tuesday’s Story Card dies and then cut a bunch of snowflakes with the Snowflakes and Sparkle and Shine dies to place on the label and layer under it. I think the ones under it look kinda like lace doilies. Kinda fun, right?

A handmade tag by Teri for Technique Tuesday // terisplace.wordpress.com

You might wondering about those words? They are from the Being Unique stamp set, also from Technique Tuesday.

Alright. That’s what I have for you. Be sure to swing by Tracey’s blog to see what the rest of the team has cooked up!

Birthday Card Challenge

Hi all!

Another day. Another take on the Birthday Card Challenge with my friend, Ashley.

Today’s card is this right here.

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

Ta-da!

This was my maiden voyage with Technique Tuesday’s new Mixin’ Up stamp set.  It’s a fun little set for cardmakers with a bunch of different occasion word stamps to pair with that “Mixin’ Up” phrase. Oh yeah, and there’s a bunch of kitchen stuff too. 😉

The bowl and the mixer are actually two stamps. I did a little masking by stamping the bowl and then masking it off and stamping the mixer. The result? Two stamps became one just like that.

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

And yes, I whipped out my markers to do the coloring. Easy peasy.

Be sure to check out Ashley’s blog for her take on the challenge this week. I am sure it will not disappoint.

Mix It Up Challenge, the Sequel

Hi all!

I couldn’t help myself. Had to make another card in honor of the Mix It Up Challenge over in The CLASSroom from Ellen Hutson.

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

Ta-da! Julie’s bear from All Inside stamp set is just so cute. 🙂 I mean, seriously, those hands! That face! Adorbs. Couldn’t resist playing again

This time, I gave him a bunch of hearts to hold. They were all cut (every single one of them) with the All Inside dies. The string of hearts? They are from the Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday. The string was a little longer at first, but I whacked it down a hair with scissors. Easy peasy.

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

Alright. That’s what I have. Don’t forget that you have until June 14th to link up projects that combine Essentials by Ellen products with Technique Tuesday products. One winner will be selected at random by the folks at Ellen Hutson to receive a $50 gift certificate.

See ya later, friends.

Mix It Up Challenge!

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Hi guys!

Excited to be joining up with my good friends over at Ellen Hutson in helping kick off this month’s Mix It Up Challenge.

The challenge this month involves mixing up Essentials by Ellen products from Ellen Hutson  with…. drum roll please… Technique Tuesday products. I love mixing it up and dig both companies quite a lot. Getting to use their products together is right up my alley.

So here’s what I have got to share with you.

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

Ta-da!

This card uses a couple different stamp sets. I used the Favorite Human set from Technique Tuesday and the Bokeh Dots and All Inside sets from Ellen Hutson. I also used the All Inside dies from Ellen Hutson and Heart Strings dies from Technique Tuesday.

To create that blue background, I simply sponged ink onto cardstock and then samped the scribbly circle with the Bokeh Dots set.

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

And those single hearts? They were cut from white cardstock. I simply sponged the same blue ink on them since I didn’t have a similar blue cardstock.

Alright so that is what I have for you. Be sure to check out the challenge post over in The CLASSroom. And be sure to play too. 🙂 You’ll find all the deets over there. (Hint: One challenge participant will be chosen at random to score a $50 gift certificate from Ellen Hutson.)

50 Store Credit

That would be fun, right? 🙂

Alright!  Be back later gators. Thanks for swinging by.

 

Today’s Not a Card Project

Hi all!

Sharing something other than a card today. Thought I’d share a couple of planner pages.

Let’s be honest, guys!  Some weeks, I just don’t feel like decorating much and go totally clean. Other weeks, I go to town.

Planner pages with planner stamps by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

 

This week was a going to town kinda week. Just needed some creative time so I took some time to decorate my pages. I think one of the nice things about decorating your planner you can be creative with purpose and get yourself thinking about the week to come. Plus, you get to use that fun stuff you’ve been wanting to use! Love that.

Did the bulk of my decorating for these pages with stamps from Technique Tuesday. I also used some stickers (letters and cute stuff) and some papers from Simple Stories. The Simple Stories goods were definitely a fun way to add a pop of color or two… or three or four… wink!

Planner pages with planner stamps by Teri // Terisplace.wordpress.com

 

I did add a couple pieces of paper for lists onto the spread and clipped them on so I could write on them as the week goes on and pull them out when I need them. I could have just used sticky notes but I was using what was at hand and in close reach of my workplace.

Alright! That’s what I’ve got.

You’ll find a list below of the stamp sets I used.

Other supplies:

See you again soon, friends!