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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, August 27, 2014

MFP Tutorial Challenge 115


MFP Tutorial Time Challenge 115 - Distressed Stains Patterned Background
I absolutely fell in love with this technique. I had picked out a few embossing folders...wasn't sure which one I would use. Well, once I got going I ended up with 4 different designs! What a fun challenge!  I will definitely be using this technique again. Thank you, Barbara, for great directions!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

MFP Color Challenge #36 Yellow/Orange/Pink


MFP Color Challenge #36 - Yellow/Orange/Pink
Not a normal color combination for me, but I did manage to find a sparkly piece of paper with all three colors in it. It was way too bright to use as a focal point, so I tried to pull out each  color and this is what I ended up with. The greeting is from Mark's Finest Papers.

Monday, August 25, 2014

MFP Inspiration Challenge #77


MFP Inspiration Challenge #77 - old salt and pepper shakers
I was drawn to the red and white colors in the one picture.  I don't remember if any of my family were collectors of salt and pepper shakers.....I'll have to find out from Mom!

MFP Simple Salutation #111 - bear


MFP Simple Salutations #111 - bears

My "bear" card was made using Northwoods Rubber Stamp Company bear and paw prints stamps. The greeting is from Mark's Finest Papers. Who doesn't love a bear card? I think if it were up to Craig, all my cards would be bears....or fish....or deer....you get the picture! This was a fun card to make.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

MFP Oriental Challenge #50


MFP Oriental Challenge #50
This was a cute sketch to work from - nice lines but not too plain. It made it easy to add a little embellishment without going overboard. All in all, a real nice challenge!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

MFP Friends of Speedy TV #138 Joy Fold Card


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MFP Friends of Speedy TV Challenge 138 - Joy Fold Card
I had tried something similar to this a few years ago....
Didn't know the name of it back then! 
It's a nice technique for a special card when you just want to do 
something a little something different.

I would like to thank MFP Speedy TV for picking my card for the winner of this challenge! 
 I earned the Halloween Selections stamp.

MFP Color Challenge #35 - yellow blue green


I picked one of  Mark's Finest Paper stamps for this challenge. I love all the fishing stamps, but this one is my personal favorite!  I used Copic markers to color the water and sky, then mounted it on green paper. Craig is going fishing in the morning - Good Luck!!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #76 Paint the Floors


MFP Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge #76 - Let's Paint The Floors
I was drawn to the shiny blue in the middle picture....maybe because blue is a favorite color but also because of the white with it.  A very clean look, but so attractive!  I tried to keep my card in those same clean lines without a lot of extras to detract from it.

MFP Simple Salutations Challenge #110 - Paper Dolls


MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #110 - Paper Dolls
I don't have any Mark's Finest Paper Dolls stamps yet, so I came up with this other paper doll and colored her with Copic markers.

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

Sunday, August 17, 2014

MFP Sketch With a Twist 111 - Trees


MFP Sketch With a Twist #111 - Trees
As I was looking for the perfect stamp to use for this challenge I discovered that I have ALOT of stamps with trees on them......ha ha!   But I like this MFP stamp set very much and decided on it. Hope you like it too!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

MFP Oriental Challenge #49


MFP Speedy TV Oriental Challenge #49
I loved working with this sketch - so many ideas floated through my head.  I love, love, love my new bamboo embossing folder (Darice)!!

MFP Tutorial Challenge 113 Secret Door Inside Pieces



These are the inside pieces of my Secret Door card.  This was a great tutorial and I can see me using this again!  Thanks very nuch Barbie for the wonderful directions! 

MFP Tutorial Challenge 113 Secret Door


MFP Speedy TV Tutorial Challenge 113 Secret Door

I would like to thank MFP Speedy TV for choosing my entry for this challenge as the winner! I was so excited when I saw my name there.  I earned the Year of the Horse stamp set. I can already imagine how pretty Christmas cards will be using this technique!  :-)

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

MFP Inspiration Challenge 75 Slide or Stairs


MFP Speedy TV Inspiration Challenge 75 - Slide or Stairs
I took something from each of the 3 pictures for this card....green color, stripes to represent stairs and the arrow.  I had so many ideas for this card.  It would be very easy to make more! Thank you for a fun challenge!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

MFP Color Challenge 34 7-14-14 brown rose beige


MFP Color Challenge 34 7-14-14  brown/rose/beige
I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these colors....until I came across this patterned paper. I had just a small piece left, but it was enough to make this card bottom and the rest just fell together. I hope you like it also.

Thank you to MFP Speedy TV for choosing my card to win this challenge!  I earned the Asian Delight stamp set.

Monday, August 11, 2014

MFP Simple Salutations 109 - oriental background paper


MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations 109 - oriental background paper
I didn't have any oriental background paper - my original thought was to use a Chinese take-out menu pieced together to make an "aged tiles" type background. But that didn't really work, so I made this one with a Hero Arts mini stamp of  Chinese words.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

MFP Sketch With a Twist 110 - polka dots


MFP SWAT 110 - polka dots
I was very excited about this challenge because I love polka dots on cards! This looks nothing like the picture in my head of how this would turn out, but I'm happy with the result. :-)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge 48


MFP Oriental Sketch Challenge 48
I really liked this layout and wanted to use my gold leafing pen because it looked so pretty on the designer samples. Unfortunately it didn't turn out as pretty on my card but I think with some more practice I will get the hang of it.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

MFP Tutorial Time Challenge 112 - Evaporated Milk


MFP Speedy TV. Tutorial Time Challenge - Evaporated Milk.
This was my first time using evaporated milk for stamping. I had some difficulty getting an image that would keep its design after being stamped on the paper and heated - smaller images bubbled up and I couldn't make out what they were. It was a very interesting challenge and fun once I found the stamps to use.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

MFP Color Challenge 33 - lime/blue/red


MFP Color Challenge 33 - lime, blue, red

MFP Inspiration Challenge #74 - Luau Wedding Table


MFP Inspiration Challenge #74 - Luau Wedding Table
I loved the colors in the inspiration pictures, especially the third picture with the deep purple, gold and green. I used a new stamp I received as a gift and added the words.......made me think of Craig, because he's in paradise every time he goes fishing!!