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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, 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!