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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!

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

MFP FOSTV Challenge #147


MFP FOSTV  Challenge #147 - Blue and Silver

I found this cute snowman and tree, then stamped and heat embossed the greeting. I added some white snow to the ground and silver to the tree, although it's hard to see the silver in this picture. This was a great challenge with 2 of my favorite colors!!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

MFP Inspiration Challenge #85


MFP Inspiration Challenge #85 - Beautiful Doors

I liked the pictures we had for our inspiration for this challenge!

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my card as the winning entry for this challenge! I earned the Fantastic Dogs stamp set.

Friday, November 28, 2014

MFP Color Challenge #44


MFP Color Challenge #44 - burgundy, green, gold

I think this  card will be one of the cards I send this year....I really like how it went together. I used a gold leafing pen to outline the layers and heat embossed the greeting from Stampin Up.

MFP Oriental Challenge #58


MFP Oriental Challenge # 58

I found these scraps in my stash and added 3 images from Mark's Finest Papers stamps. I'm happy with how the colors turned out....what do you think?

Thursday, November 27, 2014

MFP Tutorial Challenge #122


MFP Tutorial Challenge #122

This was a fun, fun challenge! I can see me using this a lot in the future!!  I used gold paper to cut the stars out of and some red circles from a repurposed string of tree trimming. The red velvet ribbon was from my (enormous) stash of ribbon.  :-)   The stamp is from Craftsmart.


Saturday, November 22, 2014

MFP Friends of Speedy TV #145


MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #145..... Red, gold, green

I used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and decorated the tree with red and gold 'bling' from my stash. Added a greeting and wah-lah!.....a CAS card.

I would like to thank Mark's Finest Papers and the Friends of Speedy TV group for choosing this card as the winning entry.  I earned the Hot Air Balloon stamp set.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations #118


MFP Simple Salutations #118 - shades of gray.

Very col challenge - I like color on color. Found these papers in my stash and used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #57


MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #57

I liked this sketch and decided to turn it for this card.  I used Mark's Finest Papers "Year of The Horse" stamp set.

Monday, November 10, 2014

MFP FOSTV Challenge #145


MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #145 - red, gold, green

Since it's Christmas card making time, the colors worked nicely into my cards for this week!  The image is from Fun Stampers Journey.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

MFP Color Challenge #42


MFP Color Challenge #42 - rust, green, blue

I found this piece of rust- colored paper in my stash and matched it up with a blue and green scrap I found.  It was interesting using all three colors together. That's whatI love about color challenges - it makes us think outside the box!

Thursday, November 6, 2014

MFP Tutorial Time Challenge #121


MFP Tutorial Challenge #121 - Quilling

I'm not very experienced at quilling so I wasn't sure how this card would turn out. Once I got the hang of it, though, it was pretty fun!  I added a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers to my butterfly card.

Monday, November 3, 2014

MFP Inspirational Challenge #83


MFP Inspirational Challenge #83 - Unusual Snowmen

What a great challenge - who doesn't like a snowman card??  I liked the "sand" color of the one picture, so I made my card from kraft card stock to represent the same color.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations #117 - Boo To You

MFP Simple Salutations #117 - Boo To You

Happy Halloween everybody!

MFP Sketch With A Twist #118


MFP Sketch With A Twist Challenge - #118. Autumn

I love Autumn cards but I always end up using the same colors, so this time I forced myself to go outside my comfort zone.  The greeting is from Mark's Finest Papers Autumn Splender set.

MFP FOSTV Challenge #144 - Moving Element


MFP FOSTV Challenge #144 - Include a moving element

This was a great challenge!  I used a new corner die cut from Fun Stampers Journey and liked how it turned out.  I think I'll do more Christmas cards like this.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

MFP Tutorial Time Challenge #120


MFP Tutorial Time Challenge #120 - Lets Make Bugs

I had fun with this challenge! Bugs are so fun....as long as they are made out of craft supplies!

Thank You to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my card as the winnings entry......I earned the "ATC Cards" stamp set.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #56


MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #56

I found this paper in my stash and thought it work great for this sketch!  I used a greeting from Mark's Finest Papers Oriental Joy set.  I added a few leaves from the Pretty Pears set.

Thank you Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my card as the winner for this challenge!  I earned the "Works of Art" stamp set.

Monday, October 27, 2014

MFP Color Challenge #41 - navy, violet and yellow


MFP Color Challenge #41 - navy violet yellow

I used the weathered wood background - a tutorial I watched a few weeks ago and fell in love with! I found this sketch online and used a couple of punches to make the squares and hearts.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

MFP Inspirational Challenge #82


MFP Inspirational Challenge #82 - Vintage Girls

I liked the yellow and green in one of the pictures and used the flower from Mark's Finest Papers' Oopsie Daisy stamp set.  I punched the side of the card to let a strip of color show through and added ribbon and a flower.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers as well.

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 116


MFP Simple Salutations Challenge 116 - Things With Wings

I found this image in my stash and matched it up with an embossing folder and brads.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.  I liked this challenge!

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #116


MFP Simple Salutations #116 - Things With Wings

I chose this Northwoods Rubber Stamps image for another entry in this challenge. We have lots of birds at our campground and have gotten some beautiful pictures. I heat embossed the image then colored with a combination of colored pencils and markers.  The sentiment is also from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MFP Sketch With A Twist - #117


MFP Sketch With A Twist - Challenge #117.....owls

One more entry for SWAT Challenge #117.  I liked the color of this owl's eyes and tried to pull out the sapphire blue.  I added a greeting from Mark's Finest Papers.

MFP Sketch With A Twist #117


MFP Sketch With A Twist - Challenge #117

Another entry for SWAT Challenge 117 - owls.  I liked the colors in this sweet little owl. The greeting is from Mark's Finest Papers.

MFP SWAT Challenge #117 - Owl


MFP Sketch With a Twist - Owl

I was excited for this challenge because I love owls! We hear lots of owls in the park behind our home and have seen baby owls in the trees - very cool!   I received this cute owl from a friend and and added a Mark's Finest Papers greeting from the Autumn Splender set.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations #116 - things with wings


MFP Simple Salutations #116 - Things With Wings

The first thing that came to mind when I saw the challenge title for this week was BUTTERFLIES! I think I have more butterfly stamps than any other thing in my stash.  I like the way they just flitter around looking like they don't have a care in the world!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #55


The colors in this picture didn't turn out quite right, but it's the best I could get it.  The background is supposed to be more green.  I like this sketch - a nice layout for many types of cards!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MFP Color Challenge 40 peach, green, yellow


MFP Color Challenge 40 - peach, green, yellow

I love the colors peach and green together, but I was having a little trouble finding the right yellow to go with them. I decided on this yellow to brighten up the image.  The greeting  is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Monday, October 13, 2014

MFP Friends do Speedy TV Challenge 143 #3


This was a fun card to make - practiced my blending skills!  Some days the colors blend really well, and then there are other days.............we'll just leave it at that!!!

MFP Friends of Speedy TV #143 - Autumn colors #2


I found this pretty Autumn paper in my "stash" and thought it would work well for  this challenge.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 143 #1


MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 143 - Autumn Colors

I liked this challenge because fall is my favorite time of the year and the colors are so beautiful!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations 115 metal embellishments


MFP Simple Salutations #115 - entry #2

This little metal charm says "friend" on it - it's a little hard to see it in the picture.

MFP Simple Salutations #115 - metal embellishment


MFP Simple Salutations #115 - metal embellishment

I had this little clip and was waiting for just the right occasion to use it.  It fit right in with this challenge!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

MFP SWAT #116 - stamp your background


MFP Sketch With A Twist #116 - stamp your background

I was really excited about this challenge because it gave me a chance to work with a new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers - Autumn Splendor.  I used a few of the small pumpkins from Halloween Selections as well. I love fall colors!!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #54


MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge #54
I was excited to use my new stamp set from Mark's Finest Papers for this challenge!

MFP Tutorial Challenge 118 - weathered wood


MFP Tutorial Time Challenge #118 -Weathered Wood

This was an awesome challenge and I will definitely use this technique again!  The directions were very easy to follow.  The stamp I used is from Fun Stampers Journey.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

MFP Color Challenge 39 - pink gray blue


I saw this sketch and thought it would make a pretty card using these colors.  The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.

MFP Inspiration Challenge #80 - Ruby Falls


MFP Inspiration challenge #80 - Ruby Falls
The different colors really caught my eye as I looked at the pictures, so I made a background with a Stampin' Up stamp. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers.

MFP Simple Salutations #114 - play ball


This was a fun, fun challenge for me.  I was never a player but an avid spectator of most sports...especially baseball.  I spent a lot of time in the bleachers and always joked that I had more blankets and sweatshirts in my car during the summer than I did in the winter!!!  I made the little baseballs out of  white candies and drew the laces with a red Copic marker.

Thank you Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my card as the winner of this challenge.  I earned the ALL POSTAL stamp set.

Friday, September 26, 2014

MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #141 circular card


MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge #141 - circular card

It's starting to look like fall outside, so I wanted to use some fall colors for this card. The butterfly and sentiment are from Mark's Finest Papers.  I don't think of using circular cards very much, but this was a fun card to make and I can see me doing this more.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MFP Sketch With a Twist #115 - yellow/gray


MFP SWAT #115 - yellow and gray
I used one of my favorite sayings for this card and chose a lacy-type background of gray and black.
I don't think of using yellow and gray together, but I like it that the challenges force us to use different color combos.....opens my eyes to a whole new world of possibilities.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

MFP Color Challenge. 38


MFP Color Challenge 38 - Red Yellow Blue
This cute image is from Penny Black. The sentiment is from Mark's Finest Papers. I need a little boy birthday card and this will work great!

Monday, September 15, 2014

MFP SWAT Challenge 114

MFP SWAT Challenge 114
I missed uploading my card by one minute......very sad Face!
But it was fun making it..... I'll just have to be a little quicker next time.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 140


MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 140 - Card for a Child
Loved this little girl holding her bear and thought it would make a great card for a little girl! The finishing touch was a little sparkly butterfly given to me by my Mom as a present - :-)

Monday, September 8, 2014

MFP Inspiration Challenge #78


MFP Inspiration Challenge #78 - Flower Pot People
For my second entry for this challenge I tried to use all the pretty colors in the inspiration pictures. I used a new die cut (spellbinders) and a stamp set I received as a gift.  The words are from Mark's Finest Papers.  

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

MFP Color Challenge #37. green/black/white


MFP Color Challenge #37 - green black white
I used a sentiment of Mark's Finest Papers and a new die cut for the flower.

MFP Inspirational Challenge #78


I loved, loved the pictures for this challenge!  My sister had made some "flower pot people" and it reminded me of them.  I wanted to use a cute flower people too, and this is how to turned out.....

Monday, September 1, 2014

MFP Simple Salutatioons #112


MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations #112
I picked math as my favorite school subject. I remember liking all my math classes.....with the exception of Geometry! :-).

MFP Sketch With A Twist #113


I had been saving  this picture to use on a card, and when I saw this sketch I knew he would make a great subject!