Sunday, August 20, 2017

Create along with me

We finally have the new room looking more like a room ready to create.  The girls and I are getting excited for Stamp a Faire!  Our goal was to have the room ready to boogie in time for the huge stamping event.  

So as they went to sleep tonight, I got a card made for the Create along with me challenge.
This is Betsy's card that I used as my jumping off point.  I really liked the polka dots and the colors scheme.   
Betsy
 I had a polka dot stencil in my stash that I busted out.  I used the new ranger oxide inks, so I didn't have as rich of a color scheme, but stayed with the same colors.  I added some wink of stella as a fun accent.

While we are'nt done yet, here are some shots of different areas in the room.  I have a stamping section, reading section and knitting/tv section.  At some point I will give an official tour of the room.
 With the new oxide inks, I am going to need a new ink storage system!
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

MIM in the new house!

Well we aren't 100% packed in the new stamping room, but we have some things done.  One of the first things we have done was sending out cards from the really large card stash.  I mush admit it feels really good to bust some cards out.  We are being intentional about sending out mail and it feels AWESOME!

This was made for a sweet friend who is expecting her second child.  I loved this MIM emboss resist shadow sentiment challenge and went close to the inspiration from Ashley because I am rusty with my card skills :)  This was my first time using this technique.  Oh, why the gray shadow you ask?  Well, we didn't find the stamp cleaner yet so I used water and it didn't get that black all the way off.  Oh well, it still turned out fun!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

PTI Blog Hop

PTI blog hop is underway for April.  I don't often have time to create during the day, but I did today.  Here is the inspiration photo. 
April Inspiration
I wouldn't have ever put this color combo together, but I was loving the end result I have.  So much fun.  



I'm embarrassed to say that this is the first time I pulled out my color pop butterflies.  I have had it for months.  The color pop series never disappoints.  I can't wait to make more with this set and color combo.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Zappy Patterns behind a window

So this is for the MIM Patterns behind a window challenge.  I have no idea why this was a hard one for me.  I started a few days ago for Logan's birthday and nothing would work for me.  I had to give him a watercolor card I did instead bur this will be good in the stash.  Everything is popped up on foam tape and the pattern paper is peeking through behind the cut out.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Create along with PTI

Well, I have had the box from last month here for some time and I still haven't cracked it open.  I had a bit of time today and was able to make this card.  I was inspired by Nicole's card for the new quoted stamp set for the Create along with me challenge.  I love the loose watercolor look.  This is hitting home for me and some close friends.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Think Sprig!

This is a beauty I made for the PTI MIM curved sentiments challenge.  I had this background that I made extra of from the anniversary challenge and thought it would be fun to incorporate this for this week's MIM challenge.  I did find that some sentiments were easier to curve than others.  So glad I got this stamp set.  I am making Mother's day cards to invite everyone over for a dinner at my house and wanted to get a jump on it.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cece and Daddy love

This is my last entry in the PTI Anniversary challenge to use a photo in a project.  This is for Randy and his girl Cece.  He is going to be away for about a month and she misses him horribly when he is gone.  I am sure she will be keeping this for a while before giving this to her Dad.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Do over

 I can't believe that this is the end of the PTI anniversary week already.  This was the redo challenge from PTI.  Below is the card I was making over.  I had just got my zig markers and was playing around.  After watching some videos I got the above result.  MUCH better.  I used a bunch more water and that made a difference.  I also planned my colors and placement much better.
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 It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

repeating shapes

Oh my do I love a challenge.  The 10th Anniversary challenge was to create a card with repeating shapes.  I dug around in my stash and found this set.  This set that had never seen ink!!!  I adore what I was able to create and can't wait to bust some more creations out.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Flowers

I have no idea why, but I LOVE challenges.  It just gets me thinking about things differently and looking at my stash in ways I hadn't before.  Today Nicole had some amazing peaks and the 10th Anniversary Challenge was all about flowers.

Well, I was feeling a bit modern and funky today, so I busted out this set and decided to use up some of the nail polish paper scraps.  I like the end result and think it gave me a fresh and funky card design.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Matching envelope

Well, this was an interesting challenge.  You see, I am the crafter who makes cards and never sends them out.  I mean I make them, write in them address them and then never drive them to the mail box.  Totally crazy!  The 10th anniversary PTI challenge was to make a matching card and get that card out in the mail.

I made this card for one of the February challenges.  It is for my boss who got married recently.  Did it go in the mail, nope.  So I have the card & envelope now maid.  It will be in the mail tomorrow!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

MIM nail polish

Not sure how I feel about this technique yet.  We did it outside because of the ventilation issues I read about.  It was in the 40s, but I think it was still too cold to get the full effect.  I do like a few of the panels we ended up with.  This was for the PTI MIM challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Cece's first card video

Oh my, this girl is amazing!!!  Love her tip at 1:44.  She melts my stamping heart.  Can you tell we watch a lot videos LOL!!!!  She really is in love with the paper smooches line.
 Her finished project and matching envelope.  We used PIT white card stock and envelope.  She wanted to add this to the 10 year challenge over at PTI for matching card and envelope.  She is sending this to her teacher Mrs. Muscato.
This is the photo bombing dog.  She did her own layout and was so proud of this dog leaping over the other dogs for the bone.  This one came from Woofers & Tweeters.  She is a sucker for the animal stamps.  

Love that we create together and that she is so comfortable in front of the camera talking about what she does.  

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Packaging item

 Oh my, this was a bit of a stretch at first, but I am really on the clean up/organize kick for the move.  Everything you see here were scraps from my table (the tag was cut, but the paper was on the table as well).
This is for the PTI 10 year anniversary challenge about gift wrapping.   I was inspired by all of the layers and gold touches.
I have no idea what I will be putting this on, but do like having something pretty around the room :).  I am envisioning a fun gift bag with this cutie tied to it.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

More Cece Creations for Paper Smooches

 This girl is on fire with Paper Smooches and smooching.
 This one is for her sister
And her Dad.

She used a lot of her favorites Super, Chubby Chums, Nine Lives.  She even made an adorable how to video that I will post with that card.

It's a good life!
Terri and Cece E.

PTI stitching challenge

We had to make one of those cute tic tac toe games that Lizzie showed the other day.  Cece went bananas over that.  So glad we finally got it don.  Of course it is in all blue which is Cece's favorite color LOL!  This is for the stitching challenge for the PTI 10 year anniversary challenge.

So excited for the next week to see what unfolds.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Cece Dives into smooshing

This is Cece's first attempt into smooshing.  She LOVES the Paper Smooches line of stamps (you will see a bunch of examples of this in the next few days).  We have had some tough weather, so that was her inspiration for this one.

She used the stamp set Luminous_Spring for her first card.  She is entering this in the Paper Smooches green challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Super day!

It really does feel like that in the stamping room today.  I was able to make this fun one with Paper Smooches Super stamp set.  It is for the Paper Smoocches March challenge to incorporate green.  I was inspired to do this by my little Cece.  She has been going to town and will be entering some cards along with a video.  Love her heart!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Thanks a ton tag

Another fun card using some scraps I had laying around the table.  It is still pick up, pack and destash time over here (we have a few months so pleanty of time to get that done and craft some too :)

I am not normally a tag on a card kind of gal, but the challenge was a fun one from Simons Says Stamp Wednesday challengeto do just that.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

MIM Kraft and colored pencils

 I was taking pictures at night and this is what I got.  Sorry it is so washed out.  I was able to get some fun cards made today.  I did 4 different versions of this challenge for the MIM kraft cardstock and colored pencils challenge.  I really enjoyed playing around with the inktense pencils.  I hadn't used those in months!
The close up shows the glitz and glam of this card much better.  I did a blue wash around the main image, but it looks off here, but in real life it works.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

True Story.

Well we spent the day up in the craft room.  We are moving end of June so we have started to pack, destash and throw away things in the craft room.  Of course I had to create and use up some of the scrap pieces that I found on the desk.

As I was surfing some blogs I stumbled upon some challenges I honestly forgot about.  This card is for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge about books.  I am also entering this in the Muse challenge.  I was inspired by the colors and the watercolor flair of the card.

While I ended up going with a newsprint feel instead of a book, I think it has the overall theme of reading.  I started with the Simon Says Stamp set true story and ended with this.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrating PTI 2010

This beauty was for the PTI past, present and future challenge for 2010.  I had a lot of fun with this one.  I added it to a sentiment from beautiful butterflies.  I loved water coloring this beauty.

In 2010 we added Cece to our family and it became complete.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

PTI 2009 Damask CASE

Well 2009 was a big PTI year this is my card for the celebrating the past, present and future 2009 challenge.  They had a ton of awesome sets and I was a staunch supporter for sure!  One of the things that makes this company so fantastic is all of the inspiration that you get for every set.  I LOVE that.  Some days I feel super creative and can come up with ideas on my own and others I just want to CASE it like a camp and call it a day.

I LOVED Damask Designs and still have it in my stamp bins by my desk today.  As I was going through old cards on Dawn's blog I say this one and realized I have loved it for years and never made it.  Needless to say now is the time.  It is still a classic and I have just the right person to send it to.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

2007.....

2007 the year that kicked it all off.  This card is made with Faux Ribbon Stamp set that came out in April of 2007 and this was in my fist order.  I really hadn't thought about creating my own backgrounds and this set really started that thinking for me.  Ironically the onzie was left over from my cousin's baby shower 6 years ago.  It has been sitting on my desk all this time waiting to be used again LOL!!!!  

I am entering this into the Celebrating-the-past-present-and-future-2007 challenge over at Nicole's blog.

The plaid technique, which really became popular years later makes this set shine again.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

2008.....

This is for the Celebrating the Past, Present and Future blog challenge over at Paperetrey Ink.  This marks their 10th year in the business and I couldn't be happier to be along all 10 years.  

For this card, I redid Bitty Baby Blessings.  It was then and is still now my favorite go to stamp set for babies.  Talk about standing the test of time.  I made a gray and green baby blanket for a co-worker and this will be the perfect compliment.  

In 2008 Izzy was one and getting into everything.  I had just started my own real estate company the year before.  Loved stamping anytime I could get my hands on some free time.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Dangles.....

Happy 2017!  I am finally getting up to my stamping room, it has been a long time coming for sure.  The girls and I are trying to mad dash our valentines day creations, but I did get sometime in to make a card for the current MIM #275 stamped dangles from Papertrey Ink.  They have a fantastic 10 year blog event going on right now as well.  Can't wait to bust out some older stamp sets and create.  

Here is the close up so you can see the outline/doodle dangles.  I added some wink of stella for the shimmer.  It had been so long I was worried my ink pads would be dry, but they have all pulled through LOL!
 Here is the finished card.
All of the dangled stars and circles are from various PTI stamp sets.  It felt so good to get up and create.  I also liked taking my time and having fun again.

It's a good life!
Terri E.