About Me

My photo
Hi, my name is Terri. I started crafting at an early age when my grandmothers taught me how to crochet and embroider on dish towels. Over the years I've tried many other crafting mediums, and have found my favorite in rubber stamping. My wonderful guy (Craig) supports me in everything I do........I'm very blessed!! I love learning new things and hopefully will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone and try a few new things. Thanks so much for stopping by....have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 14, 2017

PIP Challenge 1733

Oh boy, Oh boy, Oh boy!  It's someone's birthday and I bet you can't guess who!!  Yes, Craig had a birthday over the weekend and this is the card I made for him.  It's also Monday, which means it's time for a new PIP Challenge, where the theme is "Anything Goes".  Our sponsor this week is the wonderful MHK Designs.  I fell in love with this Sea Creatures digi set and knew it would be perfect for Craig's birthday card.  Be sure to check out all the great images at MHK Designs.

To make my background I put drops of blue, aqua and citrus green reinkers on a stamping block and spritzed with water.  I laid my paper on top of that to get the initial color on it.  Then I drew some "weeds" with markers and spritzed more water directly on the paper to get the watery look. I dried it with a heat gun.  I stamped a few fish toward the bottom  and then colored my main fish with Copic markers.  I popped them up with pop dots.  I added some "bubbles" with Nuvo Jewel Drops and stamped my sentiment (sorry, I don't remember where it's from) in the top left corner.  To finish it all off, I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle Markers in blue, green and clear all over the water to make it sparkle. Unfortunately it didn't show up well in the picture.  Trust me....it's sparkly!! 

 Be sure to check out all the cool  cards by the other design team members HERE.  Get your card entered for a chance to win some awesome product from our sponsor!!  Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 355

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means!!  Another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!  This week we are sponsored by Newton's Nook Designs and our theme is "interactive cards".  I made a wiggle card, so if Newton and his cup are touched, he wiggles on a piece of coiled wire.

This was a very fun card to make. I used the wire from a wired ribbon and wrapped approx. 3" of wire around a thin paint brush handle. I punched a hole in two small circles, coiled the wire through them and glued them to another small circle.  After coloring Newton and his cup with Copic markers, I glued one end of the wire piece to that and the other to my base card.  Then I  finished my card with some Fun Stampers Journey Sparkle Silk and a few sequins.

Thank you so much for stopping by - I hope you will check out all of the awesome products at Newton's Nook Designs and the creative cards by the other design team members at the challenge.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 7, 2017

PIP Challenge 1732

Welcome to Monday and another PIP Challenge!!  This week we are sponsored by Fabrika Fantasy and our theme is "Anything Goes".  This is my first time using a Fabrika Fantasy image, and I was amazed at the selection they have - be sure to check them out!!   I chose this Frolicking Possums image and made an "I Love You" card.  I colored the image with Copic Markers and used a die cut  (sorry, I can't remember where from). The small hearts stamp is from Judith.  All this was layered on a light blue piece of card stock from my stash.

Thank you for stopping by.  Please be sure to check out the other design team members' cards at the challenge.......I'm looking forward to seeing your entry there!!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 31, 2017

PIP Challenge 1371

Happy Monday, and welcome to another PIP Challenge.  This week is Challenge 1731, and because it is the 5th Monday of the month we have a theme: circles!!    Our sponsor this week is Di's Digis.  Please check out all the wonderful products they have!!

The possibilities are endless with circles!!  I had so many ideas and settled on this one of die cut circles made into flowers.  I used various sizes of circle die cuts along with scraps of paper from my stash - because you know I am the queen of scraps!! I cut stems and leaves and stamped a birthday sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey. All were layered on a piece of white cardstock embossed with the swiss dot embossing folder.  I added a single gem stone in the middle of each flower, and that was it!  SO much fun to make!!  Please check out all the other great cards from the design team members at the challenge, and get your entry in for a chance to win some great product from Di's Digis!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 11

I spent a day at a friend's house working on Christmas cards and wanted to share what I made.  All products are from Fun Stampers Journey, using new stamps and die cuts from the Holiday Catalog which will be available August 1st.  I'd like to share this card at:
The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge 11

Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 353


Welcome to Tuesday and another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!  Challenge 353 is a color challenge.....black, white plus 1 other color of your choice.  We are sponsored this week by MHK Designs, and I have used "Get Well Flowers" as my image.  Please check out all the wonderful images at MHK Designs.....there are so many good ones!

I printed my image on white cardstock and then cut a scalloped circle from another piece of white cardstock. I cut a second scalloped circle out of black cardstock and layered them over my "Get Well Flowers" image.  I colored the flowers with Copic markers, added some Wink of Stella and Journey Glaze (Fun Stampers Journey) on top of that.  I used some black and white ribbon from my stash and printed a sentiment from Northwoods Stamps, layering this on black cardstock overtop of the ribbon.  I appreciate you stopping by.....thank you for leaving a comment, and I hope to see you in the challenge.  Be sure to check out the beautiful cards by the other design team members here.  Have a wonderful day!

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
MHK July Challenge  

Monday, July 17, 2017

PIP Challeng 1729


Welcome to PIP Challenge 1729, sponsored this week by Newton's Nook.  I love Newton and all the stamps at Newton's Nook....if you haven't browsed their site, please do because you will find the cutest stamps there!!

My honey fell a few days ago and has some badly bruised ribs, so I made this card for him using "Newton's Sick Day" stamp set.  I kept it kind-of plain and low-key, as he's not a real frilly kind of guy and isn't doing a whole lot of laughing right now.  He liked it and said it made him smile.  Mission accomplished!!   Thank you so much for stopping by - please check out the other great cards by the design team members at the challenge.  I'm looking forward to seeing your creation this week.  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 351

It's Tuesday, and you know what that means.......another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!!! This week we are sponsored by Sweet n Sassy Stamps, and I chose this adorable ice cream cone and sentiment.  It's definitely summer in Wisconsin, and I sure could go for an ice cream cone!! Be sure to browse through all the cute stamps at Sweet n Sassy!

I made my background using a stamp from Walter and Winnie and colored in the baubles with gel markers.  I colored the ice cream cone and sentiment with Copic markers and layered them on the base piece.  I added a few sequins for fun.  Thank you for stopping by - please be sure to check out all the great design team cards at this week's challenge and upload your entry.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, July 3, 2017

PIP Challenge 1727


Welcome to Pammies Inky Pinkies (PIP) Challenge 1727....an "Anything Goes" challenge!  This week we are sponsored by Sparkle N Sprinkle, and I have chosen a digital image called "Expresso Yourself".  I colored it with Copic markers and popped it up on a tan piece of paper that was half embossed with a Darice embossing folder. I tied ribbon around that before layering it on my base cardstock from my stash.   The sentiment is from Newton's Nook and works perfectly with this image!  The finishing touch was a sparkly gelly roll pen on the coffee steam.

Thanks so much for stopping by - be sure to check out all the other awesome cards at PIP Challenge and get your project uploaded .  Looking forward to seeing what you create!  Have a wonderful day!!

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 349


Hello, and welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 349. Our theme this week is "creative borders" and we are very happy to be sponsored by Sunny Studio.  I chose this adorable stamp set called "Froggy Friends".  Please be sure to check out all of their adorable stamp sets at Sunny Studio!

I stamped and colored my images with Copic markers, popping up the frog with pop dots.  My border uses both a Nestibilities die cut and a Sizzix embossing folder - a Tim Holtz Alterations one.  In its entirety, it is a sunburst, but I thought it looked really cool as a partial border with this stamp set. it reminds me of water splashing.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please be sure to check out all the other great cards by our design team at the challenge, and get your creative border project uploaded.  Can't wait to see what you create!  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, June 19, 2017

PIP Challenge 1725

Welcome to PIP Challenge 1725, an Anything Goes challenge, sponsored this week by Bugaboo Stamps.  I chose the digital image "Believe 4 Square".  Please check out all the great images at Bugaboo....you'll have a hard time deciding which one you like best!!

I made a square card this week.....a rare thing for me, but it works!  This image was so easy to work with.  I printed the image on watercolor paper and used my Tombow markers and a water brush.  I mounted the image on yellow cardstock and again on purple cardstock cut out using a scalloped edge square die cut. A few swishes of Wink of Stella and I was done!  Please be sure to check out all the great cards by the other Design Team members at our challenge, and get your entry in for a chance to win some great product!!  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 347

Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 347, where our theme this week is "For the Men".  Our awesome sponsor this week is Dr. Digi.  Please be sure to check out their products....they have some of the cutest images!!

I selected "Rainy Raymond" for my image this week - and I colored him with Copic markers.  I wanted to keep my card pretty simple so I could keep him as the focus.  I used cardstock and patterned paper from my stash (yes, my very LARGE stash!) Lol.  I mounted the image on black paper and popped this and the sentiment up with pop dots.  My dad has a birthday coming up, and I think I will send this to him.  Thanks so much for stopping by, and I look forward to seeing your entry in our challenge!!  Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Cupcake Inspirations Challenge 410


I hadn't entered a card challenge in quite awhile, and when I saw the colors (tangerine, poppy and charcoal) for this challenge, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  I got out my pan pastels and created a silhouette scene with a sunset-type background. I used a stamp set from Amuse Studio and an embossing folder from Darice to make the card.  Not too bad for the first attempt at using pan pastels. Thanks so much for stopping by - have a great day!

Monday, June 5, 2017

PIP Challenge 1723


Hello, and welcome to PIP Challenge 1723.....an "Anything Goes" challenge sponsored this week by Fred She Said.  Please be sure to check out all their wonderful images!!

I used images from the Sentimental Flower Doodledallion set and colored the images with Copic markers.  I used an embossing folder from Lifestyle Crafts and a piece of patterned paper from my stash.  After coloring the images I fussy cut them out and layered them with pop dots.  I added two small dragon flies Dazzles for accent.

Thanks so much for stopping by - I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in our challenge!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 345


Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!! Our theme this week is "stitching" and we are sponsored by Kim Sherrod - Lily Patch Boutique. Be sure to check out the great products that Kim has to offer!!

My image this week is from Stampin' Up, and I used a piercing grid to make my stitching marks.  It was really fun!!  I added some bling crystals in the flower center to finish off the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by....I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend, and I look forward to seeing your "stitching" creation in our challenge!!