Thursday, October 19, 2017

Christ First, last and always

My oldest just finished up her season of volleyball on Tuesday.  Now, I love my kids and love watching her play, but my little one and I both said it was so nice to be home last night.  We both got creative up in the stamping room and LOVED it!  

I am entering this card in two challenges.  The first is a new one to me it is called Global Design project.  The challenge was create a card with Green, Black and Gold.  Cece created a card as well, but she isn't done yet, so we will finish tonight and get it posted.  We both thought of Christmas and it was fun to get the stamps out.  This was my fist time using Holiday Green Borders from PTI and the vintage ornaments II dies.  I also used my Paper Smooches have faith for the first time too.  
 I had to take a close up of the ornaments, you just couldn't see the shine and sheen in the first picture.
I busted out some gold lux paper from papertrey as well.  It feels so good to use some of the supplies I have been hoarding.  It looks different on the back ornaments because I added a layer of black polka dot vellum with glossy accents and it really made them pop. 

The second challenge is Word Art Wednesday.  I love playing along when I get a chance.  They are such an inspirational group.  I thought this worked so well for their challenge this week.  That message of remembering all that Christ has done for us is a great reminder in the holiday season. 

It's a good life!

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Trick or Treat

Hello Everyone, happy Wednesday!  So excited to share a few cards today.  The first was my first one I tried and it was for Papertreyink's Make It Monday challenge build a wreath.  Wouldn't you know with my big stash I don't have any wreaths in the coffers.  So, I had to really pick it up and get creative.  I think the spider web trio die really is helping me with this.  
 Then I saw the challenge CAS Spooky challenge on The Paper Players website and thought, I want to try it again and make it a bit more CAS than the prior one.  I'm also going to try and do a few videos and improve on my skills.  I have a fantastic room and I think it will help me use it more.  Always looking for a new and fun challenge.  This is only the second video and I am on the hunt for some new details.  I am looking for suggestions for lighting and movie editing equipment.

 Here is a close up.  All of the stamps are from and oldie, but goodie PTI spooky stamps.  Love how classic and timeless the papertreyink stamps are. 
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Sept blog hop

This was the inspiration piece for today.
I am excited to have had time today to create this beauty for the PTI blog hop today.  I did a lot of embossing and was able to achieve multiple colors on the bottom portion.  This is from With Sympathy an older set.  I busted out my birds and the unused sentiment set that I just got.  Loving these sentiments.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Small Images MIM

It feels good to be back creating after the whirlwind SAF weekend.  I made 15 of these for a fun fall party we are throwing for Izzy's new classmates.  She is so excited for this party.  We are brainstorming everything apple.

I am entering this for the MIM small repeats challenge.  The apples are the small repeats :)

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

SAF Oriments

Okay I didn't get these decorated, but this is the best that I can do right now.  These are for the SAF pottery ornament challenge.  I used wet paint holiday and it worked out okay.  Randy had a back surgery yesterday, so this is what I have LOL!  

It's a good life!
Terri E.

SAF Pottery Challenge

I can't believe that I am getting so many of these done.  Not only getting them done, but really loving the end result as well.  These were made for the year 9 SAF pottery clay paper challenge.  

Here was the second card I made from the left over of the first one.  I love this one just as much!  I'm also entering this into the Word Art Wednesday challenge.  I was so blessed to be picked as a top one on the last challenge.  What a sweet group of ladies!
 I used Lexi's inspiration heavily for this beauty.  I added some senciling on the back.  It has a blue tone to it for some reason.  It is nuts, I used PTI paper and cracked pastico ink.  Oh well, it is still a cutie!
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017


Another entry for the SAF weekend challenges.  I can't believe how much fun I am having with these.  I had to go to Michael's to get the metal flakes for this challenge.  It was a generic kind, but they worked great.  This was for the Year 10 challenge tin and aluminum.  
I used score tape and then rubbed the metal in.
Here they are together.  The shine is really something else with this product.  It is too messy for me to use on every card, but it will be a fun one when the mood hits.
It's a good life!
Terri E.