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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!

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 321 - Make A Tag


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 321 - Make A Tag

Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - this week our theme is Make A Tag.  What a great theme for the upcoming holidays.....we all need to make gift tags, right?  Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Stamps.  If you have not checked out their website yet, please do because they have the most adorable images!

For my card I used Bugaboo Stamps "Frame it - Bears Birthday".  I fussy cut out the image from the outside frame and colored it using Copic markers.  I matched up a few pieces of scrap paper from my stash as the background papers.  I used a simple white ribbon on the top of the tag. Such a sweet image and perfect for a birthday tag for kids of all ages!  I hope you'll join us this week in the challenge -  I look forward to seeing your entry.   Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 320


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 320 - Add Gems/Pearls

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - our theme is to add gems/pearls.  Our sponsor this week is Sweet n Sassy Stamps - be sure to check them out, as they have both stamp sets and digital images as well as other great products!!

I used the digital image "Cocoa's Christmas Tree", stamped it on watercolor paper and used Tombow markers and a water pen to color it.  The frame was made using a die cut with white glitter paper.  I used a blue card base and a sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey.  Then I added the digital image and finally the glittery frame.  For embellishments, I added a variety of gems in different colors and used gold Stickles for the star.  Thank you for stopping by - I hope to see your entry in the challenge!! Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 11, 2016

Craft Your Passion Challenge 337


Craft Your Passion Challenge 337

My card was made using Northwoods Rubber Stamps. I used Tombow markers and a water brush to color the image, which was mounted on an embossed piece of metallic card stock.  Then I mounted this piece on two more pieces of colored cardstock.  I stamped the sentiment (also from Northwoods Rubber Stamps) on a small piece of light green cardstock and mounted it on the bottom of the snow globe.  To finish the card, I added a dark green bow.  Thank you for stopping by....have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes - Card 3


MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes - Card 3
Well, it's official.....I started my Christmas cards!! (lol)    This card is made with stamps from Northwoods Rubber Stamps on watercolor paper and watercolored with Tombow markers and an aqua pen.  I have really grown to love watercoloring! I started with a red base and a layer of gold glitter paper.  Then I mounted dark green cardstock on both halves of the card and on top of that my watercolored pieces of the holly leaves.  I colored a poinsettia and positioned that in the middle of the card and added the sentiment stamp in the lower right corner.  It is embellished with a green ribbon with gold trim.  I hope you join in the fun at MFP Stamps Challenge this week - and thank you again for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day!!

MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes - 2


MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes - Card 2
The last of my Halloween cards!  This is an adorable stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps, which I watercolored with Tombow markers and an aqua pen. These were really fun to color!  I like all the different faces.  I added layers of coordinated colored cardstock to make the card. The sentiment is also from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  Thanks for stopping by.....be sure to enter this week's challenge at MFP Stamps Challenge - a great stamp set is the prize!!

MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes 1


MFP Challenge 44 - Anything Goes - Card 1
For this anniversary card I used a paisley embossing folder and a die cut to make the decorative bottom edge.  I glued this onto white cardstock, which I layered on top of the white base.  I added a black piece of lace and a couple flowers to match.  The sentiment is from Stampin' Up.  I like the clean and simple look. Thank you for stopping by.....be sure to enter this week's challenge at MFP Stamp Shop - it's Anything Goes!!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #318 - Thanksgiving


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #318 - Thanksgiving

Welcome to this week's challenge - our theme is Thanksgiving, sponsored by My Grafico
It's hard to believe it's that time already, but nature is telling me it's true.....our fall colors have been spectacular in northeast Wisconsin this year.  God's beauty is all around us, and I am thankful for so many things this year.  One of them is the wonderful friendships I have made through Tuesday Throwdown Challenges, this blog and different crafting venues. I believe we all have special talents, and it is so wonderful to be among people willing to share their talents and who are so supportive of each other. Thank you to each of you for your friendship and everything you have shared with me.  I truly appreciate you!

For this card, I used dies from Fun Stampers Journey - "Snapshot Frames".  I searched through my scraps and found fall colors, using a rust colored one for the base card, a green one for the frame, and two patterned pieces for the leaves.  The ribbon was also from my stash.  The sentiment is from our sponsor, My Grafico.  I hope to see you in this week's challenge.....thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

MFP Color Challenge 43 - 2


MFP Color Challenge 43 - 2

This was another idea for a card using these colors - I stamped "blobs" of all 3 colors on white cardstock and then stamped a flower silhouette over the top. I used the "Hello" sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers "Lots of Words" stamp set.  I added just a few sequins for the final touch. Don't miss out on the great prizes being offered this week at Mark's Finest Papers Challenges!  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Thank you to MFP Stamp Shop for picking my entry as the winner of this challenge....I earned the stamp set "Pots and Vases".

MFP Color Challenge 43 -1


MFP Color Challenge 43 - 1

I like color challenges, especially when they are colors I don't usually pair up together!  I was able to find all these pieces in my stash and was happy to use them up (and make room for more)!!  The salmon colored layer was already textured, and I ran the navy piece through a Darice embossing folder (Wire Fence). I used a Memory Box die cut for the heart, and the sentiment is from Fun Stampers Journey. Thank you for stopping by - be sure to enter this week's challenges at Mark's Finest Papers!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - October 18, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge - October 18, 2016

Welcome to another challenge from Tuesday Throwdown!  This week's sponsor is Doodle Pantry, and our theme is "Festive Pumpkins".  Be sure to check out all the great products at Doodle Panty....I was very impressed with all the cute images they have!!

I decided to use the Pumpkin Birdie digital image on watercolor paper this week, and colored it with Tombow markers and a water pen.  I fussy cut the image out after coloring and popped it up with pop dots on brown paper that I had embossed with a tree folder from Darice.  I added a "Thanks" sentiment and just a few gold embellishments to finish the card.  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Monday, October 17, 2016

MFP Tutorial Challenge 42


MFP Tutorial Challenge 42 - Plaid Technique

This was another fun tutorial from Mark's Finest Papers!!  I followed the instructions and then die cut my plaid piece using a Fun Stampers Journey banner die cut.  I positioned the die cut pieces on yellow cardstock, then again on green cardstock to match the inks I used in the tutorial.  I used stamps from Fun Stampers Journey to add the words.  I finished off the banners with candies.  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!  Be sure to check out all the great entries this week at Mark's Finest Papers challenge 42!!

MFP Challenge 42 - Anything Goes


MFP Challenge 42 - Anything Goes

I used stamps from Northwoods Rubber Stamps this week for my entry.  I stamped and heat embossed the image on Northwoods watercolor paper and colored it with Tombow markers and a water brush.  I fussy cut out the frame and mounted it on dark green cardstock which had a dark berry ribbon wrapped around it and then again onto a metallic embossed background and again onto a dark berry card.  I stamped the sentiment on a lighter green cardstock, heat embossed it and glued it to the dark green cardstock.  I added a few silver nail heads to finish up the card.  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day!  Be sure to check out all the great entries at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 42 this week!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

MFP Saturday Challenge 42


MFP Saturday Challenge 42

I love Inspiration Challenges and was so happy to see another one at Mark's Finest Papers this week!  I stamped this image onto a piece of thin wood veneer.  I colored it with Tombow markers and edged it in a light brown ink.  I layered this piece onto a yellow piece of cardstock.  I offset the piece onto a green embossed paper which was layered onto another piece of yellow cardstock.  It was a very simple card to make but I like how it turned out!  Thank you for stopping by - have a wonderful day.  Be sure to check out all the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers this week - there are some really cool stamp sets up for grabs!!

Thursday, October 13, 2016

MFP Challenge 41 Anything Goes


MFP Challenge 41 - Anything Goes

I made this step card by stamping an image from Door County Rubber Stamps onto 200 grain sandpaper and colored her with Tombow markers.  I stamped a few leaves on the sides of the step card and added a sentiment, also from Door County Rubber Stamps, on a separate piece of sandpaper.
I finished off the card with 2 small leaves glued on the front panel.
Thank you for stopping by - be sure to get your entry in for Mark's Finest Papers challenges this week!  Have a wonderful day!

MFP Saturday Challenge 40 - Faux Metallic Embellishments


MFP Saturday Challenge 41 - Faux Metallic Embellishments

This was another fun challenge from Mark's Finest Papers!  I followed the tutorial with VersaMark ink and copper embossing powder, then stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers' North American Woods stamp set in the hot embossed area.  I used a decorative die cut to cut out the embossed area for my card.  The stamped balloons are from Fun Stampers Journey, colored with Copic markers. I splattered some bronze Journey Silk over the ivory base card to add a little dimension.  I finished off the card with some brown cord tied around the ivory base, which was mounted on a brown base.

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

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

MFP Anything Goes Challenge 40


MFP Anything Goes Challenge 40

For this Anything Goes card, I used an embossing folder and a die cut, as well as s stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey.  First I took a top-fold white card and ran it through my Cuttlebug with a die cut to make the curved decorated edge on the front of the card.  Then I took a separate piece of white cardstock and ran it through with a rose/leaf embossing folder.  I glued this piece behind the front of the card so that the die cut part sat on top of it. Then I stamped the flower image from Fun Stampers Journey "Summer Garden" set and colored it with Copic markers. I popped this image up with pop dots on the front of the card and stamped the sentiment above it.

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

MFP Tutorial Challenge 40


MFP Tutorial Challenge 40 - Vellum Leaves

This was easier than I thought it would be when I first read the tutorial.  Fun, too!!  I followed the tutorial to make my colored vellum leaves. I started with white cardstock and layered a black piece of cardstock on top of that.  I embossed a yellow piece of cardstock with a tree embossing folder from Darice. I glued that down and then placed my vellum leaves as if they were falling off the tree.  I finished up the card with a Happy Birthday stamp from Mark's Finest Papers "Firefighter" stamp set.
Thank you so much for stopping by - be sure to enter this challenge and the others at Mark's Finest Papers.  Have a wonderful day!

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my entry as the winner of the Tutorial Challenge.  I earned the stamp set "Broom Rides".


Tuesday, October 4, 2016

MFP 40 Saturday Challenge


MFP 40 Saturday Challenge - CAS

Making CAS cards has become easier for me - I used to struggle with them for a long time, because I always wanted to add layers and lots of embellishments!!  For this card, I used one layer only and masked off a circle area.  I used a sponge and a fall orange color to make the background within the masked area.  I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Autumn Splendor" set and stamped the owl in the masked area.  I used part of another stamp from the same set to make some leaves above the owl's head and used colored pencils to color in some fall leave colors.  I finished off the card with the sentiment,also from the "Autumn Splendor" set.

Thank you for stopping by. Be sure to check out all the great entries this week at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 40 - there are 3 separate challenges you can enter.  Have a wonderful day!


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 314


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 314

Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge.....so glad you stopped by!  Our wonderful sponsor this week is Robyn's Fetish, and the theme is Leaves.  Fall is my favorite time of the year...the colors are so pretty.  I used this "Fall Fun" image and colored it with Copic Markers. I added a few pieces of fall colored paper and finished it off with 3 gold pieces of bling.

Please be sure to check out the great products at Robyn's Fetish!  Happy fall!





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!