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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 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!

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!