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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, 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!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

MFP Challenge 33 - Glitter Background


MFP Challenge 33 - Glitter Background Tutorial

I hadn't tried this technique before, so I was pretty excited to try this tutorial.  I started with white cardstock and following the tutorial, laid strips of double sided tape down. I decided on light blue and silver glitter and used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Snowflakes" stamp set for the images and sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it worked!  I mounted the white pieces on dark blue cardstock I found in my paper stash.  I think I'll use this technique quite a bit.....I liked how the finished card turned out.  Thank you for stopping by.....have a wonderful day!  Why not join in the fun at Mark's Finest Papers challenge?

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

MFP Challenge 32 - CAS Fall Trees


MFP Challenge 32 - CAS Fall Trees

I love so many things about fall, and I had a lot of fun creating cards for this challenge!  For this card I used a stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  I stamped the tree image with VersaMark on watercolor paper and used pearl green embossing powder and heat embossed it.  I used watercolor markers and an aqua brush to blend other falls colors.....brown, orange and yellow.  The goal was to make it look like a sunset scene.  I edged this piece with a rust colored marker and popped it up on gold cardstock.  I stamped a sentiment (also from Northwoods Rubber Stamps) on the bottom. 

Thank you for stopping by.....please join in on the fun at the weekly challenge at Mark's Finest Papers!

MFP Challenge 32 - CAS Fall


MFP Challenge 32 - CAS Fall Theme

I recently earned this stamp set (Bow Hunting) from Mark's Finest Papers, and was so excited to use it for this challenge!  In Wisconsin, fall means the start of hunting season for lots of people, and this bow hunting stamp was the perfect choice! I stamped the image in black ink and used a paint brush and ink to add fall colors to the image.......green, yellow, orange and a little brown.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set in the top corner and used a brown pen to make an outline.  I kept it very
simple to fit in with the CAS theme.  Thank you for stopping by.  Be sure to enter the challenge and check out all the cool stamps at Mark's Finest Papers!

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my card as the random winner of this challenge.  I was also a Top 2 Pick with this entry!  Such an honor to have your card chosen!!  I earned the
Background Diamonds and Flowers" stamp set.

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 306


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge (#306) - our theme this week is New Addition.  Our wonderful sponsor is All Dressed Up, and they have some cute, cute, cute digital images!!  I chose to make a wedding card for this challenge using the "Just Married" digi.

I colored the image with watercolor pencils and used a blender stick and mineral spirits to smooth it all out. I matched a piece of gold patterned paper and a piece of blue cardstock and mounted the image on them.  For the final touches I added some sequins bling and some Wink of Stella on the windshield (although it's very hard to see from this picture!)  In real life it's pretty sparkly!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure to enter the challenge and win some great product from All Dressed Up!  Have a wonderful day!!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

MFP July Blophop 3


MFP July Bloghop 3 - One Sheet Wonder

I really enjoyed making the cards with the One Sheet Wonder tutorial from Mark's Finest Papers July Bloghop.  For this one I glued my patterned panel down and then colored a butterfly from Mark's "Hello Butterfies" stamp set with Copic markers.  I popped it up on top of the panel. I chose a sentiment from Mark's "Bow Hunter" set and then added a black dot in each corner.  There is a little bit of glitter on the butterfly's wings, although it's hard to see in this picture.  Thanks again for stopping by!

MFP July Bloghop - One Sheet Wonder 2


MFP July Blophop - One Sheet Wonder 2
This is one of the other cards I made using the MFP July Bloghop tutorial One Sheet Wonder.  I used a ruler and black pen to draw a border, then glued my two patterned panels down.  I stamped my favorite bible verse on yellow paper and edged it with black before placing it over the panels with pop up dots.  I added a few yellow rhinestones in the corners for the finishing touch.  Thank you for stopping by.....have a wonderful day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

MFP July Bloghop - One Sheet Wonder


MFP July Bloghop - One Sheet Wonder

I followed the tutorial for the One sheet Wonder and here is one of the cards I made using the pieces.  I chose a flower-patterned paper for the background and mounted it on a cornflower blue paper.  Then I mounted that on white cardstock.  I used this daisy from Mark's Finest Papers, colored it with Copic Markers, and popped it up on the front of the card.  I made a small banner with yellow cardstock and stamped Happy Birthday from Mark's "North American Woods" set.  I couldn't decide if it needed anything else, and in the end I decided to leave it as it was.   Le me know what else you would have done, if anything.......I'd love to hear your ideas!!   Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

MFP July Bloghop - Designer Washi Tape Tutorial


MFP July Bloghop - Designer Washi Tape Tutorial

For my Designer Washi Tape card, I chose  bright blue and  leafy green colors to match some very cute flowers I received from a close friend. First I colored the tape with bright blue and then stamped it with a stamp from Mark's "Enjoy the View" set.  I added a piece of patterned green paper in between the 2 pieces of tape to help pull in the green color.  I popped up the 2 flowers and added a sentiment from Mark's "North American Woods" set.  I drew an outline around the edge of the card and finished it off with 3 small dots from a black Pearl pen.  Thank you so much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MFP Challenge 30 - tan


MFP Challenge 30 - tan

I had so many ideas in my head when I started working on this week's challenge.......and then all of a sudden my mind went blank!!  It took a little while to figure out what I wanted to do!  I found two shades of tan colored paper in my stash to use for this week's card.  I used a few different stamps to make the background flowers on 3 pieces of light tan paper.  Then I mounted each piece of light tan on the darker tan paper.  I colored a ribbon with my Copic markers to make it match.  I stamped a "Happy Birthday" greeting from Mark's Finest Papers Firefighter stamp set and mounted it on darker tan before attaching to the card.  And there it is.....        Thanks very much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!




Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 304


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 304 - Happy Birthday

Our sponsor this week is Winnie & Walter, and I used a stamp from the  "Party Hangover" set to make this fun birthday card! I stamped and colored the baubles with Copic markers, then added some sequins randomly.  After layering this piece on a black background, I stamped my greeting and layered it on black as well.  Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating this week....may your special day be filled with laughter and love!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to check out all the fun products at. http://www.winniewalter.com.  The prize this week is a $25 gift certificate!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 29


MFP Stamps Challenge 29 - No Template Rocker Card

I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Firefighter" stamp set this week in honor of all our firefighters and EMS personnel.  We have many friends who work in this field and appreciate all that they do!  First I followed the tutorial and cut the white cardstock into the correct shape. Then I covered the bottom with red cardstock, stamped the small fire trucks along the bottom of the card and anchored them with fire hydrants.  Next I stamped the helmet and axes in Versamark on yellow  cardstock.  I stamped the emblem on red cardstock and used a circle die to create the small holes around the edges and cut it out. I glued it to the top tab and then stamped my words in the middle.

This was a cute tutorial.....a very easy way to make a unique card!!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 302 - One Layer


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 302 - One Layer

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge sponsored by Kim Sherrod, Independent Consultant with A Muse  Studios!  Be sure to visit her at  www.amusestudio.com/kimsherrod to see all the great products at A Muse.  Good luck in the challenge!

I was so excited for this challenge because I had recently been looking at CAS cards and found some great ideas for one layer cards! I started with a white card base, masked off an area and inked it with blue inks, fading as I moved toward the top of the card. Then I found a silhouette flower and stamped it in black, partially on the masked area. I used a dotted border stamp around the edges and added my sentiment.  All stamps used were from Close To My Heart.  Thank you for stopping by....have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

MFP Challenge 28


MFP Challenge 28 - Tie Die

Such great techniques at Mark's Finest Papers!!  I used Northwoods watercolor paper and Distress Inks in 3 shades of purple for my card.  I mounted the tie die piece on black cardstock and then again on my white card. I stamped a butterfly and sentiment from MFP Stamps on a cutout circle and glued that to a black die cut circle. I popped that piece up with mounting tape.  I added 3 black rhinestones at the bottom to finish the card.  I hope you join in the challenge, and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS Picnic


MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS Picnic

I chose a stamp from Door County Rubber Stamps for this challenge......a seagull picnic! After stamping the image in black, I watercolored it with Tombow markers and a blending brush. I added a few fluffy clouds and a sentiment from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  I placed this layer on a blue background to finish the card.  Thank you for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Thank you to MFP Stamps.....my card was a Top 2 Pick!  I earned a new badge for my blog.