Saturday, March 27, 2010

Praying for you

Well this is a fun card that I made with some challenges in mind a few weeks ago, but getting a photo and putting it up was too much LOL! I am really liking all of the color challenges that are out there right now. Too much fun! This one is from Colour Q and it was just the right amount of brightness.
I had also just stumbled upon the Clean and Simple challenge blog and it was screaming my name. I really like all of the sketches even though I haven't been playing along the best right now, LOL!
Here is my creation
I can never get enough praying for you cards. This was supposed to get in the mail for Taylor's drive, but it never made it, so now it is a welcomed card in my stash. I adore this little dragon fly that I haven't used since her dragon fly challenge. Aren't the polka dots fun?
I used a 1 in punch to get these circles and then scored the paper and poped up the top with stampin dimensionals to add a little bit of fun. Hopefully Izzy and I will have a day of stamping, organizing and creating today, cross your fingers that this will actually happen.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are PTI unless noted
Stamps: Wishing you, Scattered Showers additions
Ink: Basic Black, SU tempting tourqoise, SU Crushed Curry, SU Old Olive, SU Tangerine Tango
Paper: Stampers select white
Accessories: SU 1inch circle punch, SU stampin dimensionals, scor pal

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wishing you

I am so excited to finally participate in the poppy seed challenge. It is a fun mix of elements that I have really enjoyed.

I also used the CPS sketch for the week. I had a hard time with the flower element of this, but I do like the final card
Here is my card
Sorry about the picture, as always I finished after the sun was down. This card is for a good friend of mine. I adore her and I think she will like all of the fun colors. I got my pallet from the fun dsp. Aren't the polka dots funky LOL! I also have the fun polka dots on the butterfly as well.

I think the ribbon and button element worked well for the flower part of the sketch. Using the guidelines 2 paper was a fun afterthought for me. Well, I am going to bed soon. Only 10 more weeks until the baby comes, so sleep is a valued commodity here.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are PTI unless noted
Stamps: Wishing you
Ink: su Chocolate chip, hibicus burst, sweet blush, su real red, sping moss, aqua mist
Paper: Pink paslee dsp, spring moss, aqua mist
Accessories: Spring Moss stiched grosgrain ribbon, brown button, dmc floss, su butterfly embosslet, su glue dots, su stampin dimensionals, corner rounder chomper

Monday, March 8, 2010

I think you are Fabulous

Well, this is my last Verve Spring Fling challenge card. It was a sketch challenge.
Here is my card Now by the time I got to the sketch, I was short on time. I bought Dawn McVey's color couture at the last PTI release. Then like the obsessive compulsive person I can be, I cut everything out the day it came and it has just sat there on my desk. I am so stinking excited to finally break it out.

After working on it with a sketch challenge, it might be the way I work challenges when I run out of time. I really like the end result and the only thing I added was paper and the button element. LOVE IT!!!!!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Paper: Kraft, bitty box paper aqua mist, raspberry fizz
Accessories: Color couture collection #1, Aqua mist button, brown floss, glue dots


I have 2 posts today. This is for the fun Verve Spring Fling re-cycle, re-use and re-purpose challenge. This is a hard one for me, but as I as stamping away yesterday, I saw an organizational need and then I was good.
Here is the project
Another side
Of course, Izzy's contribution
Isn't this fun? Of course my favorite part is Izzy's flower. She put the bling on herself. I needed a place for all of the buttons I pick up that are not Papertrey Ink. They were stashed away and therefore not used by me much.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Verve unless noted
Stamps: Beautiful You
Paper: GKD Pure luxury 120 lb
Accessories: Socre tape, bling, copics, crayola maker

Sunday, March 7, 2010


This is my 4th post today. Can you believe that? Izzy and I have been together this whole weekend and I haven't had a lot of work to do, so it has been wonderful. Yesterday I did a few cards, but then we went outside and worked for an hour in the yard. It felt so good to get out in the sunshine and get active! Needless to say I didn't get any pictures taken, so there is a lot today.

This next card is my favorite so far of the weekend. I used three challenges for this one. The first was for this fun color challenge for the Verve Spring Fling challenges.
Here is my card
I did this one this morning and after being outside for even a short time, I was so inspired. As the I started the day today, I also say the stamping sisters in Christ challenge to make a card about joy. The third challenge was for PPA, which was a challenge to think spring. Well how easy with these fun colors. It all came together quickly since I am so joyful to have it at least feel like winter has broke. I adore all of God's seasons, but there is nothing better than feeling like spring is here!
The other fun thing on this card I picked up from Dawn McVey. I adore her blog and am always in awe of her creations. One of the things she does so well is combining background stamps to get really neat effects. A few weeks ago I saw her do this and it has been in my need to try box since then. This card just came together from there. Hope you enjoy it.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI polka dot basics 2, PTI Bloomin buttons, PTI everyday button bits
Paper: PTI Stampers select white, gable green, chocolate chip
Ink: chocolate chip, gable green
Accessories: Glue dots, flower buttons, chocolate chip ribbon, corner rounder chomper


It has been a while since I was able to participate in the spcc challenge. These colors looked like tons of fun, so I gave it a whirl.
Here is my card
What do you think? I am LOVING my new dot spot background set from PTI. It seems to work with any colors and it is super easy to use. I did some slight color substitution dusty durango for pumpkin pie. I stated looking at my stash and I have TONS of the new in colors that are soon to be the new out colors, so I really want to get using them LOL! I liked the buttons for a little flare, it just needed something in that corner.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Dot Spot, Signature greetings
Ink: Dusty durango, so saffron, not quite navy, ballet blue
Paper: Not qutie navy, ballet blue
Accessories: corner rounder chomper, terracotta tile button, enchanted evening button, basic grey yellow button, dmc white floss

Dude, You Rock!

I am so excited to let everyone know about a fun new color challenge site called Pretty Little Palettes . I am sure by now you all know I adore inspiration in many forms and challenges get me up into my stamping room because of the needed deadlines LOL! This is the first challenge, I am so excited! Here is the inspiration piece
The color challenge
Here is my creation
I also added the fun Verve Spring Release challenge that was to make a quick and simple flower card. Can I just say it was all I could do not to keep going and adding. On a positive note, my daughter loved the little flowers and she had to make 2 pages of fun flowers to color. It is so much fun to be creating together.
So I did add black to the challenge, but I think that is allowed LOL! I made this card for Jeff's upcoming birthday. I still am having a hard time getting all of these beauties out in time, but at least my loved ones are being thought of.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Verve Feeling Groovy, PTI Signature greetings
Ink: GKD Momento Black
Paper: PTI stampers select white, Ballet Blue, Black & White speciality paper
Accessories: Silver brads, corner rounder chomper, more mustard, ballet blue, not quite navy and so saffron markers

For You

I am not quite sure who this tag will be for, but I really had a good time making it. I am thinking it will be for one of the Grandmother's for mothers day. I actually have three challenges in this fun tag. The first is for the Verve Srping Fling release challenge.
Here is my tag
I got the inspiration for a penant theme from the Finally Firday challenge. Kristina always puts together such fun challenges and her cards are always inspire me to get up to that stamping room and get buys. The last challenge was from JoAnne B. She has a fun crumpled paper challenge going on right now. I added dimension to the flags by rolling the tips of them. It was fun way to add inteset.
No onto the details of the card LOL! Can you tell I just got my new Stampin Up order in the mail? I can't even remember the last time I put together an SUO creation, but here is one without even trying LOL! The dsp is all from the free saleabration pack and the for you is from the saleabration label set as well. I used melon mambo ribbon and bermuda bay ink and paper. It is so bright and fun, I can't wait to put together the coordinating bag as well.
Oh another super fun thing I got that is not pictured here is the clear mounting blocks. WOW!!!! I love them and love all of the sized and weight of the block. I would highly recomend these to anyone who uses clear or unmounted stamps!!!!!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Saleabration label set
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Saleabration dsp pack
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Accessories: Corner rounder chomper, crop a dile, large eyelets, PTI jute, scallop border punch

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Holding hands

Well I was finally able to get some challenges done. Not nearly as many as I have in my to do box, but some none the less. I combined some for this neat card. First is the Mojo Monday sketch that you see below. This was combined with the Stamp TV color challenge that uses pink and white only WOW!!!!
Here is my card
Here is a close up of the embossing
Isn't that a neat effect. It is a little hard to see, but there is a picture of two people holding hands that I embossed with clear embossing powder. It is a really subtle effect and goes so well with the saying and the intent of the card.
The other two challenges I combined were the stamping sisters in Christ challenge this week, which was to pray while stamping the card. I started my crafting time in prayer and remembered that I wanted to make a card for the TE dragonfly challenge. Taylor is doing a card drive for her local hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care nurses for familes who have lost babies. They use the dragon fly as a symbol, so the challenge was to make a card with a dragonfly in it. I thought that coupled with the great saying from GKD set holding hands and this card was set.
I used raspberry fizz, sweet blush and hibicus burst inks, papers and ribbon for all of the fun pinks. I was also able to bust out the dot spot set. I adore this background set and can't wait to use it some more. It was so easy and made such a fun and modern background.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Dot Spot, GKD Holding Hands
Ink: Versa Mark, Raspberry Fizz, Hibicus Burst, Sweet Blush
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Hibicus Burst, Stampers select white
Accessories: Heat gun, clear embossing powder, nesties, stampin dimensionals, raspberry fizz polka dot ribbon, sweet blush double stiched, hibicus burst twill, scor tape

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Thank you - Moxie Fab World

Well as I am sure you all know, my cousin Katie is getting married and we are in a whirlwind of getting ready for the babies, showers and wedding preperations. Needless to say we have been working hard to come up with fun ideas for invites and thank yous.

Here is the card I created for her wedding shower thank you cards. It is so much fun and really not too hard at all. She has about 80 to make, so I think this can be done rather quickly while still being cute.

Here is the card. Katie really LOVES eggplant envy, so I wanted to use that for sure. I think it works great with the Moxie Fab World Challenge found here.
I punched out the front, so the greeting is on the inside of the card
Here is a shot of the corner element.
What do you think? I started with a piece of glossy paper and embossed Upsy Daisy with versa mark and white embossing powder. I think busted out my mulit color ink pad for brayering. I think this one was called November Harvest, but I could be wrong. I inked up just the green, purple and blue inks and the brayered onto the embossed element. After you have the ink how you like it, you then rub the excess off the flowers and you have it.
The cut out portion of the card was made with the 1 3/8 inch circle punch and the scallop circle punch from su. I used the 1 3/8 punch and the 1 1/4 punch so that the main image would have the correct curves as well. To finish it out I added the jumbo brad with a little ribbon and the faux stiching as well.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Upsy Daisy, PTI faux ribbon
Ink: Kalidascope ink pad, Night of Navy
Paper: Night of Navy, Eggplant Envy, PTI Stampers select white, glossy white
Accessories: white embossing powder, versa mark, heat gun, brayer, jumbo eyelet, eggplant envy ribbon, crop a dile, stampin dimensionals, white gel pen, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, scallop circle punch

Monday, March 1, 2010

Tuesday Trigger - Just Because

Have you seen the fun Tuesday Trigger at the Moxie Fab World blog? It is too much fun! This past week was a card from the Stamp It cards magazine. I adore this card and it prompted me to run out and find that fabulous magazine! It has been a delight. So here was the trigger card
Here is my creation
First can you tell I got my new Mod Squad stamp set from PTI? This set has been on my wish list for longer than I can remeber and since all of the new sets were gone for February by the time that I got to order, I was able to pick up this beauty. It is so much fun to work with and I can't wait to pull it out again.
I embossed the larger images in clear embossing powder and it seemed to add a great sheen. I decided to round two of the corners and it gave a fun modern look to the card. Instead of the pearls, I decided to use some fun bling. I really wish that PTI had more fun grey ribbon so that I could have a larger ribbon to use on this beauty, but the bling at the bottom helped balance the card for me.

It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Mod Squad
Ink: Versa Mark, SU basic grey
Paper: Lemon tart, SU going grey, SU basic grey
Accessories: bling, corner rounder chomper, su basic grey taffeta, clear embossing powder, heat gun

Building Character

This is a common phrase around our home. It has been since I was a little girl. Everything we did (it came out most commonly when we didn't want to do something) was always to "build our character". I have had this fabulous set from My Favorite Things that had that great quote, so I knew it was for me.

This is my second week with Color Q. I really like the great colors. Although I am on the later side of this challenge, check out the site as they will have another great one coming soon! Here is the color combo challenge.
Here is my card.
I also combined this with the MFT challenge to use book paper or music sheets. Isn't this fun? I really like how this card turned out. I bought an old book from a local antique shop and ripped out a page to run through the big shot. I then had to do some weathering with my new distress ink and foam applicator. I also used this on every layer of the card.
I first colored the main image with copic markers and then cut it out and poped it up with stampin dimensionals. The border punch I used on the new leaf section was a apron one from fisckars. I added the fun hibicus burst twill ribbon and buttons to finish this card off.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supples are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: MFT I {Heart} Books
Ink: GKD momento black, ranger distress ink antique linen
Paper: New leaf, hibicus burst, GKD pure luxury, old book text
Accessories: Hibicus Burst twill ribbon and buttons, su stampin dimensionals, mft copic markers, jute twine, top notes die, foam applicator, apron border punch