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Hi, my name is Terri. My grandmothers taught me how to crochet and embroider on dish towels when I was a little girl, and that started my love of crafting. Over the years I tried different things but my favorite is still stamping and card making. And what makes it better now is that my 2 sisters like it also!! It's fun when we can get together and make cards!! I love learning new ideas and techniques and give hope to others to step out of their comfort zone and try a few new things. Thanks so much for stopping by....follow along if you'd like and see what we can create!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

MFP Challenge 30 - tan

MFP Challenge 30 - tan

I had so many ideas in my head when I started working on this week's challenge.......and then all of a sudden my mind went blank!!  It took a little while to figure out what I wanted to do!  I found two shades of tan colored paper in my stash to use for this week's card.  I used a few different stamps to make the background flowers on 3 pieces of light tan paper.  Then I mounted each piece of light tan on the darker tan paper.  I colored a ribbon with my Copic markers to make it match.  I stamped a "Happy Birthday" greeting from Mark's Finest Papers Firefighter stamp set and mounted it on darker tan before attaching to the card.  And there it is.....        Thanks very much for stopping by, and have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 304

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 304 - Happy Birthday

Our sponsor this week is Winnie & Walter, and I used a stamp from the  "Party Hangover" set to make this fun birthday card! I stamped and colored the baubles with Copic markers, then added some sequins randomly.  After layering this piece on a black background, I stamped my greeting and layered it on black as well.  Happy Birthday to all who are celebrating this week....may your special day be filled with laughter and love!  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Be sure to check out all the fun products at. http://www.winniewalter.com.  The prize this week is a $25 gift certificate!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 29

MFP Stamps Challenge 29 - No Template Rocker Card

I used stamps from Mark's Finest Papers "Firefighter" stamp set this week in honor of all our firefighters and EMS personnel.  We have many friends who work in this field and appreciate all that they do!  First I followed the tutorial and cut the white cardstock into the correct shape. Then I covered the bottom with red cardstock, stamped the small fire trucks along the bottom of the card and anchored them with fire hydrants.  Next I stamped the helmet and axes in Versamark on yellow  cardstock.  I stamped the emblem on red cardstock and used a circle die to create the small holes around the edges and cut it out. I glued it to the top tab and then stamped my words in the middle.

This was a cute tutorial.....a very easy way to make a unique card!!  Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 302 - One Layer

Tuesday Throwdown Challenge 302 - One Layer

Welcome to this week's Tuesday Throwdown challenge sponsored by Kim Sherrod, Independent Consultant with A Muse  Studios!  Be sure to visit her at  www.amusestudio.com/kimsherrod to see all the great products at A Muse.  Good luck in the challenge!

I was so excited for this challenge because I had recently been looking at CAS cards and found some great ideas for one layer cards! I started with a white card base, masked off an area and inked it with blue inks, fading as I moved toward the top of the card. Then I found a silhouette flower and stamped it in black, partially on the masked area. I used a dotted border stamp around the edges and added my sentiment.  All stamps used were from Close To My Heart.  Thank you for stopping by....have a wonderful day!!

Monday, July 11, 2016

MFP Challenge 28

MFP Challenge 28 - Tie Die

Such great techniques at Mark's Finest Papers!!  I used Northwoods watercolor paper and Distress Inks in 3 shades of purple for my card.  I mounted the tie die piece on black cardstock and then again on my white card. I stamped a butterfly and sentiment from MFP Stamps on a cutout circle and glued that to a black die cut circle. I popped that piece up with mounting tape.  I added 3 black rhinestones at the bottom to finish the card.  I hope you join in the challenge, and thanks so much for stopping by!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS Picnic

MFP Stamps Challenge 27 - CAS Picnic

I chose a stamp from Door County Rubber Stamps for this challenge......a seagull picnic! After stamping the image in black, I watercolored it with Tombow markers and a blending brush. I added a few fluffy clouds and a sentiment from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  I placed this layer on a blue background to finish the card.  Thank you for stopping by...have a wonderful day!

Thank you to MFP Stamps.....my card was a Top 2 Pick!  I earned a new badge for my blog.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

MFP June Bloghop - Tinfoil Tags

MFP June Bloghop - Tinfoil Tag Tutorial

I used a nautical theme for my project for this challenge.  I really liked how the impression looked on the tinfoil.  The glue held the tinfoil in place.....I guess I thought it might crinkle it up.  I covered the tinfoil in blue ink, although it's hard to see from this picture. The stamp and sentiment are from Fun Stampers Journey.  Thanks for stopping by.....have a great day!!

Thank you to MFP Stamps for a win in the blog challenge - I earned the stamp set "Bow Hunting".  Can't wait to make some cool guy cards with it!!

Tuesday Throwdown Bloghop Winner

Thank you to everyone who participated in Tuesday Throwdown Challenge #300 and left a comment on my blog.  Congratulations to my Bloghop winner:
Sunshine HoneyBee

You have won an assortment of accessories from Fun Stampers Journey!
Please contact me by Monday, July 11th, with your mailing address so I can mail your prize.