Tuesday, March 31, 2009

More sympathy

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Can you believe I am out of sympathy cards again. I don't know when I have gone through so many! I will be on a restocking kick, so you will have to bear with me. This is one I made for 3 different Stamp TV challenges. The sketch challenge, potluck Friday and technique challenge. Can you even believe it was possible LOL! Well the technique challenge was stamping with bleach and the potluck was using a household item, so bleach counted for me. Here is the card sketch
This was my take
I really like the saying about true friends hanging tough through a storm and coming out stronger. Isn't that a neat saying for a sympathy card. I can see myself using it again and again! I played around with the bleach on going grey, black and basic grey. It looked the best on going grey. Oh and you need to get your paper towel really wet with bleach. I wasn't really prepared for how much bleach I would need on my pad. Keep pouring, LOL!!! I did a lot of paper piercing, which is a little hard to see in this picture. I think it is really a soothing card.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All Supplies Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Floral Frenzy Kit
Paper: PTI Stampers Select White, Basic Grey, Going Grey, Urban Oasis dsp
Ink: GKD Momento Black
Accessories: Bleach, paper piercer, mat pack, stampin dimensionals, basic grey taffeta ribbon, nestabilities

Izzy's Memory Game

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I am so excited about this project for Izzy. I have been working on it for a while and actually Izzy has had a fun time working on it with me LOL! I am quite sure this will be the only time she will help me make her own gift. When Randy would pop in Izzy would proudly state, "This is for me!" She is too much fun right now.

I made this for the Verve Project Parade and also for Stamp TV 3D challenge. Really, I made this for Izzy. She is really getting into matching everything and she adores animals, so here we go. This is the outside of her tin. She is loving pink and the butterfly punch. She has not had a peek at this part and I think she will love the sparkes as well.

I put the whole game into a large hinged tin that I got from Papertrey Ink, but you can get them at Gina K Designs as well. Here is a side shot of the tin and the inside.
Here are a few of the cards. I used every animal I had in my stamp collection. It was so much fun.
I did a pink flower on the backside of every card. Izzy picked the color :) I had 35! Isn't that funny. Apparently I adore everything animals, LOL! If you are wanting to do a set for your little one, the size of the white was 2 1/2 X 3 1/4. I needed to round the corners and then they fit side by side in the tin without a problem. Isn't this tons of fun! I am going to do the animal and stamp sets here for each company.
Ostirch, Seal, Polar Bear, Zebra - Jumping for Joy
Hippo, Monkey - Just so Hippy
Kangaroo, Bunny, Frog - Just so Hoppy
Flamingo, Snakes, Kola Bear, Cats - Cuddles and Hugs
Pig - Down on the Farm
Turkey - Happy Thanksgiving
Catapilar - Whimsical Valentine
Stamin Up
Penguin, Alligator, Lion, Elephant, Giraffe - Wild About You
Chicks - Best of Cluck
Cow - Utterly Exhausted
Horse - Wanted
Crab, Starfish, Clam - Crab & Company
Moose, Porcupine, Deer - Moose You
Bird - Everyday Classics
Sheep, Squirl - Punny Valentine
Butterfly - Butterfly Kisses
Owl - Wise Owl
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All Supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: See above
Paper: Stampers select white, SU Pink Flamingo dsp, real red, cameo coral,
Ink: Lots!!! LOL
Accessories: Butterfly punch, xyron machine, SU dazzaling diamonds, glue dots, corner rounder

Monday, March 30, 2009

Flower Scrap page

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I am so excited to have had time to do a scrapbook page for Izzy. This is really the only time any get done LOL! I love, love, love Erika Martin's sketches on Stamp TV. The stamped flowers really got me thinking about pictures I have of Izzy.
Here is my page. I can never get good pictures of my scrap page, so I appologize in advance.
I wanted to try and give you a close up of the flower details on this page.
Here is one of my favorite details. It is hard to see, but this cute catipilar is fuzzed out. Izzy loves catapilars, she calls them catpilars and every time we find one she has to rescue it by bringing it to the mums.
Isn't that so much fun!!! This was a lot of cutting, but I do like the end product. The bling was also a really fun accent. I added dazzling diamonds and rinestone brads as well. The button was a fun addition. The ribbon reminded me of the grass and the button was just a fun detail.
I have never really used Eastern Blossoms from Stampin Up and I have had it since convention last year. I saw this post from Andrea and I knew I had to give this set and bling a try. I busted it out earlier for a color challenge and thought the colors and different flower choices Andrea used were fabulous, so I gave them a try here.
In the origional sketch we were supposed to do quote and quote, but I had to journal about the day as well.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Eastern Bloom, GKD Catapilar
Paper: Stampers Select White, Basic Black, Pink Flamingo
Ink: PTI True Black & New Leaf, Real Red, Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Rinestone fire bling, dazzling diamonds, glue dots, stampin dimensionals, Michaels xyron machiene, PTI New Leaf ribbon and button, really rust & pumpkin pie markers, GKD glue pen and fun flock, black pen

Mojo on MONDAY!!!

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I am so excited to say I got to do the Mojo Monday sketch on Monday. It never seems possible for me LOL! Another good thing about a little one is that sometimes the babysitter can't watch her at the last minute. That is what happened today. Yahooo!!!! A real excuse to stay home and stamp. I got 4 projects finished today. I am going to share 2 tonight and more the rest of the week.

Another thing that helped me today was I had time to clean (neaten) up a bit in my stamping room. I found this wonderful piece of left over background paper that I made that needed to be used. This post will show you how I made this delicious homemade dsp. Here is Mojo Monday Sketch 80.
My take on the sketch

Didn't that paper really pull this card together? I am still loving that paper and I think it does look different on this card then my other creation. I did a lot of paper piercing on this card, but it is a little hard to see. The melon berry paper is stamped in white with damask designs. This card is for Izzy's Sunday school teacher.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Everyday blessings, Everyday classics, Tags for Spring, Damask Designs, Faux Ribbon
Paper: Stampers Select White, Melon Berry, Srping Moss, SU Chocolate Chip
Ink: Spring Moss, Fresh Snow, SU Chocolate chip, versa mark, melon berry, lavender moon, sunrise surprise
Accessories: Chocolate satin ribbon, SU paper piercer, 1 3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch, mat pack, clear embossing powder, heat tool, GKD small white button

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Twilight Tide Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

Twilight Tide Pettiskirt GIVEAWAY!!!!

This is the most fun skirt ever!!! I think princess Izzy would love it.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Some days

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I am so please to finally get a hold of some There She Goes stamp sets. We have a lot of layoffs happening here and it is so hard for me to find the right things to say to those guys. I am loving the LOL Taglines set. The image and saying that I used for this card are perfect for that guy that is having a hard time.

They are also having a neat going away party for 4 of their trendsetters. All you have to do is look in their gallery for a card that you would like to case. Well I was checking out Bev's gallery and I found this card. I loved the layout and thought it would be perfect for the hydrant image and saying. I changed the stamps, color and added some paper piercing.

What do you think? I really like the masculine feel. It would give me an opportunity to show I care without embarrising them with my usual colors and flowers. You will be seeing this image again! I also really liked how the polka-dot ribbon goes with the dots in the dsp. It is hard to see, but there is also paper piercing on each red layer, it really grounds the card.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: TSG
LOL Taglines
Paper: Black & White basics, Stampers select white, SU real red
Ink: True Black, SU Real Red
Accessories: True Black polkadot satin ribbon, SU paper piercer, SU matt pack, SU stampin dimensionals, SU aqua painter

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last Mother's day card LOL!

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Wahoooo!!! This is my last Mother's Day card I have to make this year. I still have some projects to complete, but the cards are done. This card is for Amy my fabulous sister-in-law. This is why there is no "Happy Mother's Day" so to speak. She has two children and one has autism. She is so giving and wonderful so I just wanted to let her know how appreciated she is!

This is for Dawn McVey's 2nd Color Challenge. She is so stinking cute and her color combos rock the house. I had so much fun last week I had to play again.

Here is my take

I wanted to do an SU only card. Can you believe that I am SU demo and this just might be my first SU only card on my blog LOL! Good thing this is my fun for me hobby. Isn't this fun? I just had to stich the edge to match the fun stiching on the ribbon. I do have a small tip for the white gel pen SU sells. It wasn't working for me and I almost had it out with the pen. I went to the bathroom and put the tip under really hot water for 30 seconds. It seems to have worked! This was so easy to do now. I also really liked how the bling turned out in the flowers. Have a good night!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies Stampin Up
Stamps: Eastern Blooms, retired su set
Paper: Pink Flamingo dsp, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Taken with Teal, Certain Celery
Accessories: White gel pen, Big notz top die, chocolate chip stiched ribbon, stampin dimensionals, glue dots, circle ice rhinestone brads

Mother's Day

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Well I am pleased to admit I only have one more Mother's Day card to go. The next one is for my sister-in-law Amy who just became a Stampin Up demo, so it will be SUO so she can use it to show clients.

This card was made with two challenges in mind the first was a case challenge from Laura. She has hit 300,000 hits on her blog. Isn't that wonderful! Well the challenge was to case a card. I choose this beauty. I like a lot of it, so I changed the colors, stamps, added more paper piercing and some bling. I got my color inspiration from Stamp TV it is STVCC5. It was to use Lavender Lace, Old Olive and any neutrals you want. Here is my interperation.

Isn't it fun! I really like the way the flower seems to spill of the main image. Did you see the ribbon detail? I liked that part as well. It is hard to see on the flower, but I did put some stickles on the stays. Randy's family is all over the country, so I have to think about making cards that we can send on to them. This one should mail nicely as well. I also found a blog candy for 72 copic markers. You had to color in a line art image so this is my entry. The details are found at Charmed Crafts blog.

Izzy and I are off to shop today. We are going to try and find her an Easter dress and I am looking for the ever ellusive bathing suit that I won't hate LOL! Why are those so darn hard to find? We have a family trip planned for Memorial Day weekend in Flordia and Izzy is too excited to think about anything else but the beach, so I will need a suit that actually fits the post baby body.

It's a good life!

Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies are Stampin Up unless noted

Stamps: GKD Floral Frenzy, PTI Damask Designs, PTI Mother

Paper: Going grey, Whisper White, Lavender Lace

Ink: Lavender Lace, Basic Black, Old Olive

Accessories: Stickles, Paper piercer, black brad, basic grey taffeta ribbon, lavender lace ribbon, stampin dimensionals, aqua painter, scallop punch

Friday, March 27, 2009

True Friends

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I had no intentions of posting twice today, but I was like a posessed woman last night. I had so much fun making cards this week and I also sold 2 houses. Isn't that fun! Have you ever been surfing and thinking about your list of people you need to make cards for and then BAM an idea you can't let go of. Well this is what happened to me tonight.

I was looking around and I saw the new inspiration challenge from Kristen Werner #47. As I was thinking about the colors I remembered another thing I learned at the PTI blog hop. I had no idea the really small circle piece fit into the fun line and funky stamp. Then I saw Julie Koerber's case challenge and this card and I couldn't let this card idea go. Needless to say I was stamping until 10:30 pm last night. Thankfully Randy is on afternoons this week, so it wasn't a problem at all.

Here is my take on the card.
I made this for my good friend Missie. She has been going through a tough patch and it seems that God used an acorn to answer some prayers. Isn't it amazing that God can use anything for his purpose to fufill his plan! He is so amazing.

Back to the card. I love punny valentine from Papertrey Ink. It is just the most fun set and it is so darn versatile. This little squirl is the cutest ever. I also really like how the dsp I made turned out. I didn't even love making my own dsp until Papertrey Ink came around. Pre PTI, I would look for dsp with the colors I needed, now I just make my own! It is also making one page cards so much easier. It is hard to see, but I do have score lines on both sides of the ribbon.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: My Punny Valentine
Paper: Stampers Select White, SU Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, So Saffron
Accessories: SU So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, stampin dimensionals, nestabilities, scor pal

Wishing You

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First of all, I love this new set Wishing You from Papertrey Ink. Every time I have an idea in my head for a card this set pops up. It is just so cute and versitle! As you may know I am on a crusade to not only make birthday cards for all of my family this year, but actually send them out! Isn't that novel, it has only taken me 5 years to come to this conclusion LOL! So here I am plodding along done with all my cards through middle of May and then BAM. I get an e-mail reminder about a college friend that I didn't have in my written list. Needless to say I am so grateful for the e-mail reminder.

I saw this fun sketch at the OCC blog .

Here is my take on the sketch.
I really love the new Pink Flamingo dsp from SU, so I decided to use that as well. Does it get any better than these wonderful colors? I also never really thought about stampin on dsp, but a few days ago PTI had a blog hop and I saw that someone had done just that. It really got me thinking, so I decided to give it a try. I am pleased with the results. What do you think?

Another observation, since the Stamp TV epsidoe about nestabilities I have finally figured out how to use those darn things. Now I realize that I really NEED the oval set. I'm not sure how I lived without them for so long LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI
Wishing You
Paper: PTI
Stampers Select White, True Black, Pink Flamingo dsp
Ink: Cameo Coral,
New Leaf, Basic Black
Accessories: Coluzzle, 1/2 circle punch, stampin dimensionals, Regal Rose grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Viva La Black & White

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Hello everyone! I am so excited to get my last Viva La Verve sketch with a twist card done today. I really like how it turned out. For some reason when I go limited supplies like the twist is, I tend to go with black & white. It really makes a card pop for me. You can find the details for this challenge here you have until Friday the 26th to get all 4 done to be entered to win all of Verve's next release. How fun is that! Get stamping ladies, LOL!

I live in the country, but town is just across the road ( 1/10 of a mile actually LOL). I take all of my pictures outside for the best light I can give them. Well let me just say today was qutie a challenge as the wind was crazy. Here is a picture from the front of the house, as you can see, I really don't have any neighbors which is good accept it also means I don't have anyone to block the wind LOL!
Here is the fun sketch with a twist.

My version.

What do you think? I really like the way it turned out. It is hard for me not to add some bling or some pearls (right on that black strip in the middle, for example!). But the challenge was to use only one accent and without knowing if the cuttlebug counted, I went better safe than sorry. This card is going to be sent out for Jen Tapler's Stampin' Out Alzheimer's Virtual Crop blog candy give away. You really should go and check it out! I am so excited to help out in any way as my Great-grandfather had this disease and it did have an impact on our family. I am off to drop this in the mail to Jen.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Everyday Blessings, Damisk Designs
Paper: True Black, Stampers Select White
Ink: True Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, stampin dimensionals SU

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My 1st Papertrey blog hop

Well it is not really my first as I have participated in all of them, but it is my first with a blog. This added a whole new level of pressure, thinking about the PTI greats that might look at my creation LOL!

I am still working through all of the Mother's Day cards I need to make. I wanted something really special for my mother and that is where my idea came from. I knew I wanted to use Dawn's Damask Designs set, but I wanted a fun sheen and some fun PTI colors. Here was my first try to put the idea to paper.

I first stamped the flowers from Everyday Blessings and the flowers from Everyday Classics in Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Lavender Lace and Mellow Moss. I then stamped the largest image from Damask Designs set in versa ink and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. I then rolled Chocolate Chip ink over the images and this was the outcome. It is nice and it was what I wanted, but I really waned more color and less white and I also wanted less brown space.

So I stared again.

Here is the page with just the stamping. As you can see I had much less white space.

Here was the finished product after the embossing and brown ink. I really liked how rich it looked and the gloss and color showing through. It was just what I was looking through for my Mom.

I am biased, but isn't that fun! I wanted to make sure that the card didn't get too heavy, so I added Background Bascis:Retro to my card in Fresh Snow ink. I really like how it help to soften my card.

Well this is my finished product. I think my Mom will LOVE it!!! Thanks for looking. I wanted to add that the sketch idea came from Cardvarks it is similar to CPS and they have fun sketches to try. I really liked this one and it allowed me to showcase my homemade dsp.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Damask Designs, Background Basics:Retro, Everyday Classics, Everyday Blessings, Tags for Spring
Paper: Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White
Ink: Spring Moss, Lavender Moon, Summer Sunrise, Berry Sorbet, Chocolate Chip SU, Versa Mark
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Embossing buddy, nestabilities, fresh snow satin ribbon

Viva La Verve!!!

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I am back to my Viva La Verve challenges with a twist. I have one more to make this week so I can be a verve challenge champion. Yeah!!! I am also going to submit this for the High Hopes Challenge #23. I don't have any of their stamps yet, but one can always hope LOL!
Here is my take on the sketch with a twist. This if for Izzy's Great Grandpa. I have a hard time with male cards, but I am loving this little bird from Everyday Classics PTI. I love that set. I also love that there are minatures of all of the main images for the front of envelopes. I have used them for cards as well, but hello how fabulous to have the mini for the envelopes!!!

I think my first SU order of a new catalog should be only paper LOL! I love this paper and now I am wondering why I didn't get it sooner. This is good morning sunshine dsp from stampin up. Oh and buttons!!!! I am still in love with papertrey ink buttons. Super fun. If you love buttons I would give PTI a try. The variety and value is unbeatable!
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deet: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics
Paper: Good Morning Sunshine, Pacific Point, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pacific Point
Accessories: Pacific Point stripped ribbon, stampin dimensionals, glue dots, spounge dauber, PTI New Leaf buttons

Shout Out To Sheet Load

March addition of sheet load of cards is up and it is really neat. I love sketches and here they display one sketch and then have a bunch of examples in a downloadable format. There are some many neat ideas. Another reason I love crafting there are tons of talented people who love to give.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

There She Goes

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Well this was a fun challenge from There She Goes is having a going away party. For some of their designers. The challenge is to go into the gallery of some of the trendsetters and case a card. Well I have already done a card from Stephaine and I loved it, so I went to look at Wendy's gallery. Here is the fabulous card I worked from. I just got my first set from There She Goes, so I will have new stamps for the last 2 trendsetters cases.

I am still into bright colors after Dawn's color challenge, so I stayed bright. I also didn't have the cuttlebug folder that Wendy used on her card, but I really liked the texture on the bottom so I whipped out my scor pal. I changed the stamp also.

This cupcake is from the Everyday Classics stamp set that is a limited edition set from Papertrey Ink. The only way you can get it is by purchasing 12 stamp sets the year before. Well since it is PTI, I had no problem with that. This set is my favorite of the moment for sure. I also added a little bling to the cherries as well. This card is for a May birthday, so I think it will be perfect.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Everyday Classics
Paper: Pink Flamingo dsp, Tempting Turquoise, Cameo Coral, PTI
Stampers select white, PTI Summer Sunrise
Ink: Tempting Turquoise
Accessories: Tempting Turquoise, Summer Sun, Cameo Coral, Rose Red Markers, Tempting Turquoise ribbon, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, large oval punch, paper piercer, mat pack, GKD
Glue Pen, GKD Scor Pal, GKD Doodlebug Glitter 12 pack

Really Big Ocean

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Hello everyone! We are going to Flordia over Memorial Day weekend to see some family and friends. Izzy has been excited for the last week. She wants to go se the "really big Ocean" and she wants to build "super big sand castles". She is stinking cute (when she isn't sick). So I combined three challenges and the need to send fun cards to our friends to brighten their day like with Izzyisms LOL!

The first two challenges are from Stamp TV Technique Challenge - Nestabilities STVTC5 and using something from your kitchen on your card STVPF4. I then used the sketch from Kendra for i{heart}papers. It all really came together which was great because I have never really thought about putting 3 in one card LOL! Here is the sketch

This is my version.
Okay the nesties were used for the main image, but I am really excited to say I finally mastered embossing with them. I was actually pretty frustrated with that purchase, but after watching Gina on Stamp TV I decided to try them again. I even spent the time last night to figure out my big shot as that is the tool of choice right now. So it is hard to see on the picture, but I embossed the main image and it was really easy. Yahoooo!!!!

The next challenge was to use something from your kitchen on your card. Wow that had me thinking. Finally I thought about the ocean and then I remembered the wax paper technique. Well after finally putting a plan together in my head I then had to find my iron LOL!!! I think that took longer than getting my plan. Anyway, I really liked how it turned out. There is a great tutorial on wax paper resist at split coast stampers. I used spounge daubers to create my effect.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Just Be-claws
Paper: Glossy White, Pacific Point, Kraft, Pure Luxury card stock layering weight 80lb
Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Taken with Teal, Creamy Carmel, GKD Memento Black, sky blue
Accessories: Nestabilities, Pacific Point stripped ribbon, sahara sand, creamy carmel, summer sun, so saffron, taken with teal markers, aqua painter, hemp, PTI White & Cream buttons

Shiny Penny

Well good morning! I am so pleased to have my blog up and running. I am really surprised to see how much I have been posting. I am loving it and it is nice to actually get these cards out to loved ones. A while back I "won" the CPS sketch and one of my favorite companies Papertrey Ink was the sponsor here is that post. Yesterday I received my goodie package and it had in it Polka Dot Basics and Background Basics Retro. Can you believe it??? Well it just so happens these are two of my most loved and used sets. Polka Dot Basics has already been spoken for, but that leaves a Background Basics Retro up for grabs.

I am a Realtor in real life and we have an expression for really great homes, the ones that are in good shape, priced right and looking cute we call those homes a Shiny Penny. We all understand what we mean when we say that home was a Shinny Penny and it really brings a since of excitment when we are walking in with our clients. I thought since I always get tons of excitment from the idea of Blog Candy, I would call mine Shiny Penny.

So I am offering up a brand new Background Basics Retro set from Papertrey Ink!!!! This will be open until April 5 which will be my 6th Anniversary.

There are a few different ways to win.
1. Leave a comment with a good *easy* recipe (I burn water so really easy LOL)

2. Leave something you have learned in your marriage that was really helpful in keeping a strong marriage or leave your favorite inspirational quote.

3. I will automatically enter subscribers who comment again.

4. Post a link on your blog telling everyone about the give away and link back here.

~I will ship anywhere so go ahead and enter.

That is 4 different ways to win! WOWZIERS!!!

I will announce on April 6th. Thanks everyone for your kindness.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Bright Mother's Day

I am actaully done with a Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 60 before the next one is up LOL! I really like her sketches, but I don't always get around to making the actual card. I thought this would make a fabulous Mother's Day.

Here is my take
I am loving the Wishing You from Papertery Ink. Isn't this fun! I am also really loving Dawn's color combo. She is so funky and fresh with her color choices and I love that she is encouraging all of us to do the same. I even went brighter with the pink color, can you believe that I went brighter on my own LOL! Hope you enjoy it.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deet: All supplies are Papertrey Ink
Stamps: Wishing You, Mother, Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, True Black, Stampers Select White
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Summer Sunrise, Ripe Avacado, Basic Black
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals SU, Raspberry Fizz polka dot ribbon, SU scallop edge punch

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Going on a Chick Hunt!

Well as you might have guessed, I didn't get into to the MFT Idol contest. There are some fabulous stampers over there, but I had a good time trying. One of the things they have are challenges for the judges. This is the week 2 challenge, which is masking. I was thinking and thinking and then BAM! Izzy loves animals and she loves scavenger hunts, so I made her a Where's Waldo version of an easter card.

Before I get to that, while I was in the stamping room working on her card Izzy decided to help Mommy stamp. She wanted to make a card for a friend who brought her some "special purple juice" (gateraide) while she was sick. She piced out which animals, helped stamp and then colored them in herself. She then decided which colors to matt the card with as well. When she was all done she set up the white background papers I use to take pictures and then set her card up and said "take picure of my cad Mom". Who can refuse that?

Here is my go at masking and making a fun card that I think Izzy will love.
I am also going to submit this for the Stamp It! weekly challenge. One of the categories was to create a scene, so this is my try at that. Isn't this fun? It is acutally all on one page the only dimension is the flock I put on the chicks. I really think Izzy will get a kick out of this. All of the coloring was done with Stampin Up markers. I don't have any copics yet, so this was the best I can do. If you would like to learn how to mask, a link is found here with really good directions and pictures.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies are Stampin Up unless noted

Stamps: MFT Hanging With My Peeps, MFT It's a Jungle out there

Paper: Pure Luxury heavy base weight 120lb.

Ink:Momemto Black Ink

Accessories: GKD Glue Pen, GKD Doodlebug Glitter 12 pack , More Mustard, Really Rust, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Carmel, Sahara Sand, Going Grey, Chocolate Chip, Mellow Moss, Blush Blossom markers

Clean and Simple !?!

Before I get to the card, Izzy is doing a little better. I think we are on the path to recovery! Thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers concerning her health. I also want to thank everyone for their nice comments. I never would have thought this blog would give so much to me. You kindness is appreicated! I really didn't think I would ever be posting this much. I just seem to have a lot of cards to make and my list really hasn't gone down, so you will see more of me yet.

Who ever dubbed this is a little off LOL, I think it should be clean and hours LOL! I just can't wrap my brain around clean and simple. I love challenges as you see by my blog. They always get me thinking in a different way and push me to be better. Well Stamp TV challenges are no different! If you haven't seen that site, it really is a must! I combined the color combo STVCC4 and Krutis's CAS sketch combo STVSC4.
Here is my take on the sketch & color challenge

Can you believe this "simple" card took me 4 tries to make. Even now the far grouping of flowers could be a little more to the left. Can you imagine that this was done with a stampamajig? Crazy if you ask me. I must admit I do really like the card, so perhaps there is something to it and maybe practice makes perfect. I am going to give this to my Grandma La for Mother's Day.

What is that image you are aksing yourself, well it is a new stamp set form Papertrey Ink called Wishing you. It rocks the house! You will be seeing many more with this set in the coming days. Along with my new limited addition Everyday Classics set that came with my order. Wahoooo!!!! I will get creating with that soon. Thanks again for stopping by and making my day a little brighter.

It's a good life!

Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies Stampin Up unless noted

Stamps: PTI Wishing You

Ink: Blush Blossom, Barely Banana, Certain Celery

Accessories: Stampamajig, Pearls from Michaels

Dawn's 1st Color Combo

Have you heard of Dawn McVey? If you haven't click over to her blog, it is beyond worth it. I am loving her fun, fresh and playful personality and stamping style. She is so refreshing! Well, she just started a color combo challenge. This is a perfect fit for her as her color combos are outstanding! Here is her first one Raspberry Suite Color Challenge 1.

Isn't this just the picture of fresh and fun! I never would have grabbed these colors, but I really did enjoy this. Here is my card
When I was thinking about these color I saw that There She Goes was having a going away party for some of their designers. Their challenge was to check out the outgoing designers galleries and case a card. I ADORE Stephaine and so I instantly went to her gallery and found this card. I have never really done this for a contest, so I have no idea what the rules are, but I decided to case the layout. I really like how she put it together and since I am a sketch junkie LOL, I went with it.
This patches of paper for the background piece are all hand made background paper. The solid pink was stamped and the so saffron was scored to give some texture. I then hand stiched the brown detail. It reminded me of the bedding from the inspiration. I really like the way they put the colors together. Did you see some new goodies? Well I did get my Papertrey Ink package in the mail and you are seeing the new Hibiscus Burst paper, ink and buttons? Also the fabulous Dawn designs her own stamps and I just got her set Damask Designs . I am loving it!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Backgound Basics: Rerto, Damask Designs, Everyday Classics
Paper: Stampers Select White, Hibiscus Burst, Summer Sunrise, SU So Saffron, SU Chocolate Chip
Ink: Hibiscus Burst, Fresh Snow, Summer Sunrise, SU Chocolate Chip, SU So Saffron
Accessories: Hibiscus Burst Button, Choclate Satin 1/2 in ribbon, SU scallop edge punch, Michael's Chocolate DMC floss,

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Blog Candy Sighting

Woot Woot! I have just stumbled into i{heart}papers website and Sarah is giving away a $25 gift certificate Wahooo!!!! Head over and check it out.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Better Late than never!

This card was made and done, but I had some major technichal difficulties with Picasa 3. I love Picassa, so this was a bit of a shock. Why is it the simple things we take for granted are the most frustrating when they don't work. I ended up uninstalling and reinstalling and we are back on track. So Here is my fun Taylored Expression Taylored Expressions Cupcake Challenge 59 sketch.

Here is my version
My sweet daughter who has been pretty sick has the heart of a helper and giver. Before she got sick, we were talking about two of our friends who got hurt. One little boy who is turning 3 in a few days has Lukemia (she has no idea what that is and we don't try and tell her we just say he dosen't feel good) and another little boy who is 4 broke his left leg and is in a cast for a while. We were talking about being hurt and letting others know we care about them. I asked her what could we do to let our friends know we care. She had no answer. I then asked what makes you feel better when you don't feel good and she quickly answered COOKIES! LOL!!! So we made some cookie batter and ended up freezing it. The plan was to give the families premade cookie dough ready in balls ready to pop in the oven. It is ready to go and as soon as we are all healthy, we are going to deliver them to the families.
Anyway, I really like how this turned out. I love the tough cookie sentiment that can be found in Melaine's set Have a Cookie. Could it be more appropriate for our little boys who are hurt? I also just got some fun new paper from Stampin Up and I am loving it as well. It finally has me breaking out the pacific point ribbon Yeah!!! Perhaps I will get the sketch for this week in on time LOL!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All Supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Have a Cookie
Paper: Textured Chocolate Chip, Chocolate chip, Whisper White, Good Morning Sunshine dsp
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: White gel pen, close to cocoa marker, pacific point stripped ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Friday, March 20, 2009

Have a Goodie!

The only good thing about a sick child is that I am home a ton more than usual. I was so excited to realize I would have time to put a card together for Kristen's color inspiration challenge#46. How fun is that?
Here is my take
I am loving all things Papertrey Ink right now. I just can't seem to put it down. I might actually participate in their blog hop this month. I know crazy! In thinking about that I came up with this card. I love all their background sets and also the handwritten notes set. I wish my handwriting looked like that LOL! I think I am going to add this to my stash of Birthday cards as well.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Ink: Basic Black, Fresh Snow
Paper: Bashful Blue, Pretty in Pink, Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Stampers select white
Accessories: Ridinghood red stripped ribbon, threading water edge, stampin dimensionals

Congrats Marie!

Mojo found! I was having a hard time finding time to stamp this week. Izzy was sick with the flu, so she kept me with her. I think I have seen every Mickey Mouse Culb House made. Thank goodness for DVR. She is on the upward strech today, so that is a blessing. Here is the Mojo Monday #78 sketch.
Here is my take on it.
One of Randy's cousins in North Dakota just got engaged. She called and asked Randy to be an usher and Izzy is going to be a flower girl. How fun is that? When I said something to Izzy about getting to wear a princess dress, she said "I be princess". Wow this is going to be an adventure. Anyway, Marie's colors are black and gold, so that is where the colors are coming from. It is really hard to see, but I did get some new rinestones and that is what is on the ring. It is such a fun punch of bling. Let me know what you think.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Blingabella Stamping Bella, GKD Tag Lines
Paper: Basic Black, Urban Oasis, Gold, Stampers Select White
Ink: Basic Black, Going grey, sky blue
Accessories: Paper piercer, Mat Pack, stampin dimensionals, aqua painter, Blush Blossom & Creamy carmel markers, True Black Luxe Satin Ribbon 1/2-inch wide, Paper Piercing Templates

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The journy begins...

This is for a wonderful sketch challenge by Mercy for Stamps and Smiles SASSC6.

Here is my take on the sketch.

This is my first time using Melaine's stamps set from GKD called Hand in Hand. I love that a black and white can have so much power. This is for friends of ours who just found out their almost 3 year old has lukemia. How devestating! He just had his first round of chemo therapy and he is home, but this family has a long road ahead. The inside says I'll be praying for you. I feel that is really all I can do.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: GKD Hand in Hand
Ink: PTI True Black
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals

I Be So Lucky!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Okay I realize this is a day late, but that is how it goes sometimes. I used the CPS #107. It is sponsored by Our Daily Bread Designs. I am loving that these images are all Bible based. Who can't use inspiring scripture verses to uplift while we create? It is wonderful and I am so glad I am learning more about this company.

Here is my take on the sketch.

I just can't get enough of these buttons! They are from Papertrey Ink and I love them. I was trying to get a 4 leaf clover, but 3 was it so this will be my lucky clover. I'm not sure where this paper came from as it was a gift from a friend. It cracks me up when I do faux stiching because it always looks like it does when I stich in real life, crooked LOL! The sentiment is a phrase my 2 1/2 is using all of the time right now "I be so lucky". I am giving this card to a business associate that I had lunch with yesterday. She is a wonderful banker and friend, so I really do feel so lucky to have her in my world.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: None
Ink: None
Paper: Dsp from stash, Basic Black, PTI Stampers Select White,
Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Stampin Dimensionals, glue dots, basic black stampin maker, always artichoke maker, PTI True Black Luxe Satin Ribbon,
1/2-inch wide
, PTI New Leaf Buttons