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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, December 13, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 323


Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 323 - Anything Goes

Welcome to another Tuesday Throwdown Challenge!  Our theme this week is "Anything Goes" and is sponsored by Sugar Pea Designs.  I chose this adorable penguin set for my card....it looks  like ice fishing season will soon be upon on us northeast Wisconsin.....temps are going into the deep freeze next week.  As Craig says, "We're making ice!!"  My image was colored with Copic markers and I used a snow marker from Marvy to make the 3-dimensional snow.  The sky was made with Pan Pastels - something new for me, and I have to be honest....I love how well they blend!

Please visit our sponsor, Sugar Pea Designs, and look at their awesome selection of stamps and accessories!  You will not be disappointed!!  Looking forward to seeing your entry in our challenge as well.  To all of you, Merry Christmas and my best wishes for a blessed New Year!  Thank you for stopping by and 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!


Monday, September 19, 2016

MFP Inspiration Challenge 38


MFP Inspiration Challenge 38

I love inspiration challenges and was so happy to see that Mark's Finest Papers had one this week!  I was inspired by the red umbrellas and used a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey. I added a red border along the bottom and then colored my little girl in red.  I colored the umbrella red and added Journey Glaze from FSJ. I stamped a few raindrops on my base layer and then added 2 layers of white clouds and a dark gray cloud. I added the sun peeking out from behind the clouds and then i
 finished up with the sentiment. Thank you for stopping by - be sure to check out all the great entries at Mark's Finest Papers challenge this week!  Have a wonderful day!

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing my entry as the winner for the Inspiration Challenge!   I earned the "Witchie" stamp set. I was also a Top 2 pick of the week!



Thursday, September 15, 2016

MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - 2


MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - 2 - Twine Wrapped Block

This was another fun challenge at Mark's Finest Papers!  I wrapped a piece of twine around my stamping block, inked it up with red ink and stamped horizontally and vertically over my piece of white cardstock.  I mounted this on red cardstock from my stash.  I used the gingerbread man from MFP's Holiday Tag set and stamped him inside the tag from the same set.  I colored him with Copic markers, then fussy cut out the tag and layered it on red cardstock.  I wrapped this piece with black twine before popping it up with pop dots onto my twine-stamped background piece. I stamped the sentiment (from MFP's Holiday Tag set) in the lower right corner, then added two red rhinestones for buttons and a little bit of glitter glue to his bow tie and arm/leg/head bands.

Please take a look at all the cool entries this week at Mark's Finest Papers Challenge 37 and be sure to make your card to enter as well!  Thank you so much for stopping by - have a wonderful day!

Sunday, September 11, 2016

MFP Challenge 37 - Anything Goes


MFP Challenge 37 - Anything Goes

You really need to check out the challenges at Mark's Finest Papers this week - all of them are really fun!  For this Anything Goes Challenge, I started with cream cardstock, then added brown cardstock for the base. I die cut a Memory Box die in light blue and mounted it onto the brown base.  I made a small tag with the same cream and light blue papers and stamped in brown the sentiment (which I apologize but don't know where it's from.)  I mounted this small piece with pop dots in the lower corner.  For the finishing touch I added some glitter around the die cut.

Thank you so much for stopping by....have a wonderful day!


MFP Saturday Challenge 37


MFP Saturday Challenge 37 - Twine Wrapped Block

This was another fun challenge!! Following the tutorial, I wrapped my stamping block with a piece of twine, then inked it up and stamped it across my paper.  I first did horizontal stamping, then vertical.
I spritzed fall colors on the paper which I made with re-inkers and water. I dried this piece with my heat gun after spritzing. 

I mounted my background piece on green cardstock, and then mounted a gold colored piece of cardstock onto a black piece which was mounted onto the background piece. I stamped the bear image from Mark's Finest Papers "North American Woods" set onto a green colored piece and die cut
it with a circle die.  I edged it with black ink and popped it up with pop dots.  I then stamped the sentiment (also from MFP Stamp Set "North American Woods") onto the gold-colored cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by!  Please go to Mark's Finest Papers Challenge to see all the great entries in this challenge and then make your card to enter.....it's really fun!  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 "Calendar" stamp set.

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #3



MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - Citrus Bag Background #3

I made another background using this technique, this time experimenting with a couple of different colors.  I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Up Up & Away" stamp set.  I cut out a decorative oval and stamped the balloon on that piece, which I then edged in the same blue as the cardstock. I placed a piece of ribbon underneath it and popped it up with pop dots and then stamped the sentiment in the left upper corner.  For the finishing touch I added some colored rhinestones to the balloon.

Thank you for stopping by my blog....have a wonderful day!




MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #2


MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - #2 Citrus Bag Background

It's really cool how a simple citrus bag can make such a cool background!  The pattern can be so varied just by stretching it a little this way or a little that way.  I'm so glad I participated in this Mark's Finest Papers challenge!!

For this card I started with a pomegranate color, thinking I was going to do a fall card. But as it turned out, well.....you can see it's not really a fall card!  I used the tutorial to make the background and layered it on two pomegranate colored triangles.  I cut out a square of the same pomegranate cardstock, turned it and glued it in the middle of the card. I used a flower stamp from Mark's Finest Papers "Blessings" stamp sets, colored it with Copic markers and fussy cut it out. I layered this with pop dots on the square. I stamped "With Sympathy" in the corner and then added a little bit of glitter to the flower.....it's a little hard to see from this picture.

Thank you for stopping by.....have a wonderful day!



Tuesday, September 6, 2016

MFP Tutorial Challenge 36


MFP Tutorial Challenge 36 - Citrus Bag Background

I'd seen this technique before but had never tried it, so this was a new one for me.  I taped the mesh piece down over top of my white cardstock and used a sponge to ink up the white cardstock.  Then I mounted this on a pink base and used a stamp from Mark's Finest Papers "Mothers Magnolia" stamp set for my focal point.  I colored it with Copic markers before mounting it on a decorative circle cut out of the same pink as the base card.  I popped this circle up with pop dots.  I stamped a sentiment, also from the "Mother's Magnolia" stamp set underneath that and tied a ribbon around the white piece.  I added a small bow to finish it off.  Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful day.  Why not try this technique and join in the fun at Mark's Finest Papers challenge

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


MFP Saturday Challenge 36 - CAS



MFP Saturday Challenge 36 - CAS

CAS cards are getting easier for me - that wasn't always the case!  It's really hard not to add layers and embellishments!  lol    For this card I started with a black base card and then added white cardstock on top.  I masked off an area and used an inked sponge to add sunset colors. Then I stamped the tree from Mark's Finest Papers Bowhunter set in the masked area.  I added the sentiment from another of Mark's Finest Papers stamp sets, Be Happy Mini.  For the finishing touch I drew a line around the edge.  Thank you for stopping by, and be sure to join in the fun at MFP Challenges this week!  Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 310 - School Spirit


Welcome to Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 310 - School Spirit.  Our sponsor this week is My Grafico, and my image is from the Back to School collection.  It's that time of year again when the kids are back in school and fall sports are well underway. Best wishes to everyone for a great school year!

I printed this cute digi on white cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.  I mounted this piece on green cardstock and again on dark blue cardstock.  I added an inspirational sentiment from Walt Disney, one of my favorites.   I decided to stop there so as not to take away from this cute image.  Be sure to check out the cool products at our sponsor, My Grafico.  And don't forget to enter the challenge as well!  Thank you for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial 2


MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial 2

Love, love, love this tutorial challenge!  I found scraps that I didn't even remember I had!!  I tried to stay with circles and colors that went with a baby theme. I followed the tutorial and edged the individual pieces with a light tan ink and glued them down to the base cardstock.  I found this adorable giraffe from Mark's Finest Papers Zoo Friends stamp set, so I colored him with Copic markers to match the background pieces.  I mounted him on a green scalloped circle and then popped that up with pop dots in the center of the card.  I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers  Oh Baby Stamp set in the lower left corner.  Thank you so much for stopping by - be sure to join in the fun at Mark's Finest Papers challenges this week.  Have a wonderful day!

Monday, August 29, 2016

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial

 
 

MFP Challenge 35 - Patchwork Tutorial

If ever there was a challenge for me, this is it!  I am the queen of scraps.  I save my scraps....my friends save their scraps for me....I've even been known to look through the garbage at the end of a workshop for other people's scraps!  I think I'm addicted to scraps.  LOL :-)

This was a very fun tutorial for me.....I picked 4 scraps that sort-of matched each other and started cutting. I edged them all in light tan and glued them down to my base color. I stamped a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers in the left lower corner....it's from the Be Happy Mini set.  I stamped a flower from Mark's Magnolia stamp set on an ivory piece of cardstock and colored it with Copic markers before mounting it on the same base color as the card.  I popped it up with pop dots. I added just a touch of glitter to the center of the flower to finish it off.  Thank you so much for stopping by...grab some of your own scraps and enter this fun challenge at Mark's Finest Papers.  Have a wonderful day.

MFP Saturday Challenge - Orange


MFP Saturday Challenge - Orange

I love to work with the color orange in nature - fall colors, butterflies, flowers, etc.  Otherwise, I struggle a little bit with it.  So I picked a stamp set from Fun Stampers Journey ("Beautiful Wings") this week to make an orange card.  I used one of my new toys called the Stampaholic to 3-step stamp the butterfly image on white paper.  The sentiment was added next with black ink. I wrapped a piece of black twine around the white card stock before adding a strip of orange and mounting them on black cardstock.  I splattered some Citrus Cooler silk on the background and added some Wink of Stella to the butterfly for some sparkle.  Thank you for stopping by to peek at my card - be sure to enter the fun challenges at Mark's Finest Papers this week!

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 !

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing this entry as the winner of the Saturday Challenge. I earned the stamp set "BRRR".


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!!

Thank you to Mark's Finest Papers for choosing this entry as the winner of the "Anything Goes" challenge this week!  I earned a 25% discount off an order from the company!

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!