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!
Terri

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

You...

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.

Bronze embossing

This was a fun one for the PTI year 8 challenge bronze embossing.  As it turns out, I had some bronze embossing powder in my stash.  
 I will be sending this to a friend who is fighting cancer.  She always says this verse and it really resonates with me now as well.  She is a gift!
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Be Fearless - SAF 2017

This wasn't one I was sure about at all, but here it is again turning out great! It has been such a pleasure creating this year!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tarnished foil

Well as you can see from the 5 cards, I had a fun time with this one.  It wasn't a challenge I was even going to do, but with the extra time I was able to zip to Michaels and get some extra supplies.  Thankfully they had ranger tin paper.  And viola.  These are for the SAF year 10 challenge tarnished foil.  







If felt good to get out some neglected stamp sets and put them to good use.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, August 28, 2017

SAF embossing metal

SAF is still alive and well over here.  I finished this one last night and Izzy got the pictures for me this morning.  I don't know how much more I will get done due to my husband's surgery tomorrow, but it has been a blast!
 This is for the SAF year 6 embossing metal challenge.  I went for the color blocking and the fun inlaid technique.  It was a toughie to cut through and took a TON of time to snip out without tearing, but it does look good in my opinion.
 It's always good when one technique gets two cards done.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Faux leather journal

Oh my gosh, another fun unexpected project today.  This was made for the SAF year 3 leather challenge.  This idea was from a forum member and I just ran with it.  We are hoping to take a quick road trip in a few weeks for Izzy's 11th birthday and this will be perfect for jotting it all down.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

He said She said

Woot woot, Year 5 of the SAF challenge wood in the books.  I hadn't used my impression plates in the longest time, so I made a bunch of backgrounds.  As I was creating the first one I cut way too much ribbon and thought, I should do a masculine and feminine version of this card and see where it takes me.  
 I was chanelling my inner Betsy on this one  I just kept thinking what can I do to use all of the little stamps in this set.  It is a rather unused one, so it felt really good to bust it out.

Bronze perfect pearls SAF

I was so suprised how much I enjoyed the SAF year 8 bronze challenge.  I had made a bunch of wood grain backgrounds (I have used the impression plates in so long I didn't know where they were or remember how to use them LOL).  Well, I did one with embossing powder, so I thought why not try and perfect pearls it.  
 It just kept going from there.  You can't see the shine in this picture, but the colors are truer to form.  I used bronze perfect pearls, so it is true to form.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Felt cookies

Well we got one whipped up for the SAF Year 7 felt challenge from Debbie.  I wasn't sure what to do with them when they are done, but we thought about it and we are going to take it down to church for the kiddos in the nursery to play with.
 Izzy was in a stitching mood, so she helped me out.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Stamping away for SAF

Well the room isn't nearly done yet, but we are loving it and it is working amazing for our crew on this very crafty weekend.  I will have to keep taking pictures as we get more and more of it put together.
 Cece is working on sewing her first softie on her own.
 Izzy has been stitching away.  She has made a large coin purse, bear softie and a cat softie.  She is now working on a bunny softie now.
 Here is the latest entry for the SAF weekend.  This if for Heather's layered felt card for year 7 wool.  I don't have the sewing machine put together after the move, so I had to hand sew it and make it work.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Saturday, August 26, 2017

PTI Wood Paper challenge

PTI SAF wood challenge for year 5.  This one made my day.  I have had wood paper for years and never busted into it.  This challenge was the perfect challenge for the stash.  

 This is going to my pastor Mark and it is my favorite of the day.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Linen cut outs

Another fun PTI SAF linen challenge.  I enjoyed stamping this quite a bit.  It felt like I was channeling my inner Melissa on this one. I ended up with two cards.  This one was my second one, more CAS and my style.  
 This was my inner Melissa one.  Lots of details and layers.  I think it needs some ribbon or twine, so that might be added.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Grandma's linen

Amy's SAF #4 linen challenge was another stumper for me until Izzy remembered that we had a bunch of scrap material from my Grandma's house.  So It was perfect for this challenge. 

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Cotton Twill ribbon flowers

Hello SAF PTI cotton challenge.  I was a tad stumped on this one last night.  I don't have any crinoline, so I didn't think this was going to be one I could do.  I woke up and knew that I could make it work with the cotton twill.  

Here you have it.  I used ink and a sponge to complete the cards.  
 Here is the second one.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Cotton Flowers 2 takes

So this one was one that took a while for the supplies to dry.  This is for the PTI SAF year 2 cotton challenge.  I used cotton balls and died them with distress inks and water.  

This was the second attempt.  Izzy helped with adding more green and darker than the original stamping.  I had to bust out the copics to save this one. 
 Here was take 1.  I will still send it off to someone and will be fine with it, but it just wasn't finished for me.  So glad I tried again.
It's a good life!
Terri E.