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Hi, my name is Terri. When I was a little girl, I learned to crochet (taught by my grandmothers). Over the years I've tried many other crafting mediums, and have found my absolute favorite in rubber stamping. I have a wonderful guy named Craig who supports me in everything I do........I'm very blessed!! I love learning new things and hopefully will inspire others through my creations.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

MFP 39 Saturday Challenge


MFP 39 Saturday Challenge - Pink

I was working with some die cuts and decided to make a pink die cut card for Mark's Finest Papers pink challenge this week.  I used a pink base card and layered a white embossed piece on top of that.  A smaller layer of pink and more white, which was run through a die cut to make the small lines near the edge.  Then I die cut this cute cupcake in solid and patterned pink papers.  A little green for the leaf, a cute sentiment and there you have it!  Be sure to check out Mark's Finest Papers Challenge this week and see all the great entries!  Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!



Thursday, September 22, 2016

MFP Inspiration Challenge 38 - 2


MFP Inspiration Challenge 38 - 2

I so love inspiration challenges and couldn't resist trying another one for Mark's Finest Papers this week. When I looked at the pictures of the sports balls, I saw circles.  So I wanted to make a card with circles.  And keeping with the outdoor theme of sports, I thought of a nice day.....because who wants to play sports on a rainy day??  So I created a card with buttons as my circles....all different color buttons to represent all different types of sports.  I added some white puffy clouds to represent a beautiful day. I used a cloud embossing folder on the base card and mounted my circles piece on top of that with pop dots.  I added a birthday sentiment and there it is!  Very CAS!  Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

MFP Anything Goes Challenge 38


MFP Anything Goes Challenge 38

 I am really liking these "Anything Goes" challenges at Mark's Finest Papers!  It allows you to use stamps from any company and have an opportunity to win a 25% discount at Mark's Finest Papers.  Such a deal!!  For this card I stamped this butterfly image from Memory Box on white cardstock and used a brayer and a Kaleidacolor ink pad to make the colors overtop of the stamp.  I added the sympathy sentiment (I apologize, I don't remember where it is from). I then tied a black ribbon around this piece before mounting on teal cardstock.  It's plain and simple but I like how it turned out.  Please check out all the entries at Mark's Finest Papers Anything Goes challenge this week!  Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 312 - Easel Card


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 312 - Easel Card

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown's Weekly Challenge for September 20, 2016.  Our challenge this week is an easel card, and our wonderful sponsor is The Stamping Boutique.  I couldn't resist this beautiful digital stamp called "Cardinal Ornament", although I have to admit I'm not ready for Christmas to be just around the corner!  Be sure to check out their digital images....you won't be disappointed!!

 I colored the cardinal and ornament with Copic markers.  Next I scored my easel card according to  the directions, and then I added the patterned paper on the sides and bottom.  I glued my image to the center portion and added some glitter on the stars surrounding the image.  I have to admit, I don't have my Christmas stamps out yet, so I used some black letter stickers to make the sentiment along the bottom of the card.  Maybe this will get me fired up to make my Christmas Cards a little early this year!  (*wink*)

Thank you for stopping by - hope to see your entry in this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!


Monday, September 19, 2016

MFP Inspiration Challenge 38


MFP Inspiration Challenge 38

I love inspiration challenges and was so happy to see that Mark's Finest Papers had one this week!  I was inspired by the red umbrellas and used a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey. I added a red border along the bottom and then colored my little girl in red.  I colored the umbrella red and added Journey Glaze from FSJ. I stamped a few raindrops on my base layer and then added 2 layers of white clouds and a dark gray cloud. I added the sun peeking out from behind the clouds and then finished up with the sentiment.

Thank you for stopping by - be sure to check out all the great entries at Mark's Finest Papers challenge this week!  Have a wonderful day!


Thursday, September 15, 2016

MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - 2


MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - 2 - Twine Wrapped Block

This was another fun challenge at Mark's Finest Papers!  I wrapped a piece of twine around my stamping block, inked it up with red ink and stamped horizontally and vertically over my piece of white cardstock.  I mounted this on red cardstock from my stash.  I used the gingerbread man from MFP's Holiday Tag set and stamped him inside the tag from the same set.  I colored him with Copic markers, then fussy cut out the tag and layered it on red cardstock.  I wrapped this piece with black twine before popping it up with pop dots onto my twine-stamped background piece. I stamped the sentiment (from MFP's Holiday Tag set) in the lower right corner, then added two red rhinestones for buttons and a little bit of glitter glue to his bow tie and arm/leg/head bands.

Please take a look at all the cool entries this week at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 37 and be sure to make your card to enter as well!  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

MFP Challenge 37 - Anything Goes


MFP Challenge 37 - Anything Goes

You really need to check out the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers this week - all of them are really fun!  For this Anything Goes Challenge, I started with cream cardstock, then added brown cardstock for the base. I die cut a Memory Box die in light blue and mounted it onto the brown base.  I made a small tag with the same cream and light blue papers and stamped in brown the sentiment (which I apologize but don't know where it's from.)  I mounted this small piece with pop dots in the lower corner.  For the finishing touch I added some glitter around the die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by....have a wonderful day!


MFP Saturday Challenge 37


MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - Twine Wrapped Block

This was another fun challenge!! Following the tutorial, I wrapped my stamping block with a piece of twine, then inked it up and stamped it across my paper.  I first did horizontal stamping, then vertical.
I spritzed fall colors on the paper which I made with re-inkers and water. I dried this piece with my heat gun after spritzing. 

I mounted my background piece on green cardstock, and then mounted a gold colored piece of cardstock onto a black piece which was mounted onto the background piece. I stamped the bear image from Mark's Finest Papers "North American Woods" set onto a green colored piece and die cut it with a circle die.  I edged it with black ink and popped it up with pop dots.  I then stamped the sentiment (also from MFP Stamp Set "North American Woods") onto the gold-colored cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Please go to Mark's Finest Papers Challenge to see all the great entries in this challenge and then make your card to enter.....it's really fun!  Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #3



MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - Citrus Bag Background #3

I made another background using this technique, this time experimenting with a couple of different colors.  I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Up Up & Away" stamp set.  I cut out a decorative oval and stamped the balloon on that piece, which I then edged in the same blue as the cardstock. I placed a piece of ribbon underneath it and popped it up with pop dots and then stamped the sentiment in the left upper corner.  For the finishing touch I added some colored rhinestones to the balloon.

Thank you for stopping by my blog....have a wonderful day!




MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #2


MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #2 Citrus Bag Background

It's really cool how a simple citrus bag can make such a cool background!  The pattern can be so varied just by stretching it a little this way or a little that way.  I'm so glad I participated in this Mark's Finest Papers challenge!!

For this card I started with a pomegranate color, thinking I was going to do a fall card. But as it turned out, well.....you can see it's not really a fall card!  I used the tutorial to make the background and layered it on two pomegranate colored triangles.  I cut out a square of the same pomegranate cardstock, turned it and glued it in the middle of the card. I used a flower stamp from Mark's Finest Papers "Blessings" stamp sets, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I layered this with pop dots on the square. I stamped "With Sympathy" in the corner and then added a little bit of glitter to the flower.....it's a little hard to see from this picture.

Thank you for stopping by.....have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MFP Tutorial Challenge 36


MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - Citrus Bag Background

I'd seen this technique before but had never tried it, so this was a new one for me.  I taped the mesh piece down over top of my white cardstock and used a sponge to ink up the white cardstock.  Then I mounted this on a pink base and used a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers "Mothers Magnolia" stamp set for my focal point.  I colored it with Copic markers before mounting it on a decorative circle cut out of the same pink as the base card.  I popped this circle up with pop dots.  I stamped a sentiment, also from the "Mother's Magnolia" stamp set underneath that and tied a ribbon around the white piece.  I added a small bow to finish it off.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  Why not try this technique and join in the fun at Mark's Finest Papers challenge


MFP Saturday Challenge 36 - CAS



MFP Saturday Challenge 36 - CAS

CAS cards are getting easier for me - that wasn't always the case!  It's really hard not to add layers and embellishments!  lol    For this card I started with a black base card and then added white cardstock on top.  I masked off an area and used an inked sponge to add sunset colors. Then I stamped the tree from Mark's Finest Papers Bowhunter set in the masked area.  I added the sentiment from another of Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets, Be Happy Mini.  For the finishing touch I drew a line around the edge.  Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to join in the fun at MFP Challenges this week!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 310 - School Spirit


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 310 - School Spirit.  Our sponsor this week is My Grafico, and my image is from the Back to School collection.  It's that time of year again when the kids are back in school and fall sports are well underway. Best wishes to everyone for a great school year!

I printed this cute digi on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I mounted this piece on green cardstock and again on dark blue cardstock.  I added an inspirational sentiment from Walt Disney, one of my favorites.   I decided to stop there so as not to take away from this cute image.  Be sure to check out the cool products at our sponsor, My Grafico.  And don't forget to enter the challenge as well!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial 2


MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial 2

Love, love, love this tutorial challenge!  I found scraps that I didn't even remember I had!!  I tried to stay with circles and colors that went with a baby theme. I followed the tutorial and edged the individual pieces with a light tan ink and glued them down to the base cardstock.  I found this adorable giraffe from Mark's Finest Papers Zoo Friends stamp set, so I colored him with Copic markers to match the background pieces.  I mounted him on a green scalloped circle and then popped that up with pop dots in the center of the card.  I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers  Oh Baby Stamp set in the lower left corner.  Thank you so much for stopping by - be sure to join in the fun at Mark's Finest Papers challenges this week.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 29, 2016

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial

 
 

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial

If ever there was a challenge for me, this is it!  I am the queen of scraps.  I save my scraps....my friends save their scraps for me....I've even been known to look through the garbage at the end of a workshop for other people's scraps!  I think I'm addicted to scraps.  LOL :-)

This was a very fun tutorial for me.....I picked 4 scraps that sort-of matched each other and started cutting. I edged them all in light tan and glued them down to my base color. I stamped a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers in the left lower corner....it's from the Be Happy Mini set.  I stamped a flower from Mark's Magnolia stamp set on an ivory piece of cardstock and colored it with Copic markers before mounting it on the same base color as the card.  I popped it up with pop dots. I added just a touch of glitter to the center of the flower to finish it off.  Thank you so much for stopping by...grab some of your own scraps and enter this fun challenge at Mark's Finest Papers.  Have a wonderful day.

MFP Saturday Challenge - Orange


MFP Saturday Challenge - Orange

I love to work with the color orange in nature - fall colors, butterflies, flowers, etc.  Otherwise, I struggle a little bit with it.  So I picked a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey ("Beautiful Wings") this week to make an orange card.  I used one of my new toys called the Stampaholic to 3-step stamp the butterfly image on white paper.  The sentiment was added next with black ink. I wrapped a piece of black twine around the white card stock before adding a strip of orange and mounting them on black cardstock.  I splattered some Citrus Cooler silk on the background and added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly for some sparkle.  Thank you for stopping by to peek at my card - be sure to enter the fun challenges at Mark's Finest Papers this week!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

MFP Challenge 34 - Collage Tutorial


MFP Challenge 34 - Collage Tutorial

For this card I used Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets Halloween Selections Mini and Autumn Splendor.  I started with a white piece of cardstock and followed the tutorial, edging it with a light tan and them stamping words in 2 different colors across the paper.  I added my focal point stamp next, the large pumpkin in the center.  I then added smaller pumpkins and acorns and colored all the images with Copic markers.  I trimmed the piece and mounted it on orange cardstock.  I ended up stamping a second focal pumpkin and popping it up on top of the first to give the card some dimension.  The final touch was a gold bow.  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!  Be sure to join in the challenge fun at Mark's Finest Papers!!


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 308 - Make it Sparkle



Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 308, sponsored by Honey Bee Stamps.  Our theme this week is "Make it Sparkle".  I used the stamp set "Thanks" from Honey Bee Stamps, and made my white background very colorful with small stamps from the set.  I stamped the words in black ink and added Wink of  Stella to give them some glimmer.  I mounted the white piece on pink glitter card stock, which was then mounted on black glitter cardstock.  And sparkle, it does!!  I added a pink bow for the finishing touch.  Thank  you so much for stopping by - be sure to enter this week's challenge at Tuesday Throwdown for an opportunity to win some wonderful products from Honey Bee Stamps!

Monday, August 22, 2016

MFP Challenge 34 - Dbl Diagonal Pocket Card - Deer


MFP Challenge 34 - Double Diagonal Pocket Card - Deer

I was so excited with this tutorial that I wanted to make another card using it!  I found some wildlife paper and folded it according to the tutorial and used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Bowhunter" stamp set.  I stamped the deer and Thank You in brown ink on tan paper and colored the deer with a colored pencil.  I die cut this with a circle die cut.  I mounted this piece on brown cardstock die cut with a decorative circle. I popped up this piece with pop dots and used the same papers to make my pocket inserts. Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day.  And be sure to enter the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers !


MFP Challenge 34 - Double Diagonal Pocket Card


MFP Challenge 34 - Double Diagonal Pocket Card

This is a very cool tutorial and it makes a really nice-looking card!  This would be great for a baby card (which I did), a graduation card, a birthday card, etc.  The pockets are nice and would hold gift cards beautifully!  I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Oh Baby" Stamp Set to match the baby paper I chose. I matched up some light pink cardstock to use for my sentiment and the pocket inserts. I found the green ribbon in my stash.  Thank you for stopping by - be sure to enter all the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers - it's so much fun!!


Thursday, August 18, 2016

MFP Challenge 33 - Anything Goes (Be Amazing)


MFP Challenge 33 - Anything Goes (Be Amazing)

I used stamps from Fun Stampers Journey for this card, and all the paper and inks are from the new "Be Amazing" collection.  I stamped the heart background stamp in clear pigment ink on teal cardstock and mounted in on Yellow and purple papers.  I added a few splatters of FSJ silk on this teal piece.  Then I did a technique involving drops of ink and a spritz or two of water on acetate which was then smooshed on white cardstock to get the beautiful color scheme.  The words were stamped and heat embossed in black and the piece was then mounted on a piece of black cardstock.  Black twine and some sequins ribbon were added along with a few rhinestones.  This piece was mounted on the teal cardstock using pop dots.  Thank you for stopping by - be sure to enter the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers for an opportunity to win some really nice prizes!!  Have a wonderful day!

MFP Challenge 33 - Anything Goes (Lighthouse)


MFP Challenge 33 - Anything Goes (Lighthouse)

This stamp of the Sturgeon Bay Canal North Pierhead Lighthouse is from Door County Rubber Stamps.  It is one of about 12 lighthouse stamps they carry in various sizes.  I fell in love with them all!!  I stamped the image on watercolor paper and used Tombow markers and a water brush to color it.  I kept it very simple by mounting this image on light blue cardstock and again on a darker blue cardstock.  All the Door County lighthouses are beautiful, but this is one of my favorites.  Thank you for stopping by - be sure to enter the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers.  They have some really nice prizes up for grabs!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

MFP Challenge 33 Beyond Borders Tutorial


MFP Challenge 33 - Beyond Borders Tutorial

I was excited about this challenge....I had tried a similar tutorial once and really liked how easy it was to work with the image outside the border.  For this card I found some lavender patterned paper and mounted it on white cardstock.  Then I stamped flowers from Mark's Finest Papers Spring Flowers stamp set and colored them with Copic markers.  I die cut them with a circle die cut and found a fancy edged circle and die cut it out of a darker purple cardstock.  I mounted the flower image on this circle and popped it up on the card with pop dots.  I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers Butterfly Sayings Mini stamp set and fussy cut it out and edged it with dark purple ink.  I also popped it up with pop dots.  For the final touch I added some glitter on the flowers.  Thank you for stopping by.....be sure to enter this challenge at Mark's Finest Papers.  It is so much fun making cards!!

MFP Challenge 33 Anything Goes


MFP Challenge 33 - Anything Goes

I made this Crazy Bird birthday card for my sweetie's birthday.....just couldn't resist the Crazy Bird stamps/dies from Tim Holtz.  I mounted some blue cardstock on top of white cardstock and stamped Happy Birthday in white ink.  Then I cut a curved edge on a different piece of white cardstock and mounted it on the blue.  The bird, hat, balloon and present images were stamped, colored and fussy cut and then mounted.....the hat and balloon were popped up with pop dots.  I added a few sequins to help fill the white space and added some Wink of Stella for a sparkly touch, although it is very hard to see in this picture.  Thank you for stopping by.....be sure to enter this awesome challenge at Mark's Finest Papers!