Tuesday, June 30, 2009


If you had any doubt about how fabulous Gina K Designs is read on LOL! Well as you know we started off on our tip yesterday and I had planned to detour a little and go to Gina K Designs. I wanted some new rubber and of course either copics or kohr pencils. While on the way there, I decided to call to make sure they would be there and everything. Well to my surprise they were supposed to close at 2. My heart was racing as we were not going to get there until 2:45 or 3:00!!!! Well before I could even ask, the fabulous Gina K employee said, I can go ahead and wait for you!!!! Well to my glee I was able to stop in and do some major damage.

Needless to say, I went with the copics. I got Box A. I mean after how thoughtful and considerate they were, why not splurge LOL!!!!! Well I stamped and colored my first guy in the car because I just couldn't wait LOL! The second image was done in the hotel room. I am really pleased with what I got for my first few tries. I can't wait to grow this collection and keep working at the coloring LOL!

Love it!!!!!!! I will keep updating with my attempts. If you know of any fun site to learn more copic tips I would love the tips and help.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Gina K Designs!
Stamps: Whatever floats your boat, 100% sweet
Ink: Momento Black
Paper: 120 lb white
Accessories: Copic Box A

Monday, June 29, 2009


Hello everyone! I finishing up packing for our trip to North Dakota. Randy's has family up there and they do the 4th of July like no ones business. We are really excited. I am also extreemly excited that we are driving, no not because of the 14 hour drive, but we are making a pit stop at ............ the one and only Gina K Designs. I am so stinking excited I can hardly stand it. Needless to say, I am packing some goodies so that I can play when I get my new goodies LOL! I can't decide if I want to get the Kor pencils or if I want to take a crack at the copics. I will have to play a bit and see.

This card was for the fun week of challenges at Stampin out Alzheimer's. I have a few more of those creations to post over the next few weeks. It was a blast and the support from the stamping community as always was a sight to see. I LOVED how they had challenges for a ton of the prizes. It really made it a fun week and it also kept me in my stamp room :)

This was one of my hardest challenges. It was to make a card with only one color, one ribbon, one embillishment, one stamp. WOW!!!! Not just one stamp set, but one stamp. Oh my gosh, so hard for me to do. Any way, here is the card I came up with

Here is a look at the fun dsp. It is from Stampin Up and it is retireing this month. I love the sheen this card had when the light hit it. SUPER FUN!!!!
Okay, you might b wondering about the dark highlight around the main image, well that is also Kiwi kiss, I just spounged it with ink untill it was pretty dark. I really liked how it created a frame. In retor spect, I would have put down a nestie to make it more taylored. My embilshment was paper piercing.
I have gone back and put the sentiment Happy Anniversary over the damask. I needed a quick anniversary card the other day and this fit the bill. I love how versatile my Damask set is. It is now right up there with my polka dot basics. If I have a tough challenge or color combo, those are my go to sets.

It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Paper: Kiwi kiss, dsp
Ink: Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Mat pack, paper piercer, kiwi kiss ribbon

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Chalkboard technique

Well I have had a burst of creative energy before our long vacation. I did get all of my Verve sketch challenges done, but was not a lucky winner LOL! There was also a GKD release and she has some fun challenges here. I combined the sketch challenge with Laruen Meader's color challenge found here. I do have the wranglers, but I still haven't figured out how to print them LOL!

I also have been working on some different chalk techniques. My sister-in-law Amy is a new SU demo and she asked me about different ideas for her chalks. I didn't want to do the normal blender pen, so I had to do some digging. As I was doing that, I started talking to my Mom and she said she would like to do a technique class every month again. We used to go to my upline's but she moved away a while ago, so it has been a while. I think I might put together a chalk class for July. Let me know what you think.

Anyway, here is the color combo

Here is the sketch challenge for the GKD June release

Here is my creation.
I used the chalkboard technique. That is where you stamp your solid image on dark cardstock in craft ink and then pounce your chalk applied spounge dauber on the image. It was really quite fun and super easy. I thought I would need more pressure in the pouncing, but it was really a light touch.

I used really rust chalk and dsp color, but dusty durango for the paper and ribbon. It worked out just fine with this dsp. I thought the off white brads accented the dots in the ribbon nicely.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Elegant flowers, PTI Background Basics: Dots & Spots
Paper: Dusty Druango, More mustard, Chocolate Chip, dsp
Ink: PTI Snow White, PTI Champaigne Versa Mark
Accessories: Garden Green, More Mustard, Really Rust chalk, off white brads, dusty durango polka dot ribbon, Sponge Daubers, Stampin dimensionals


This is another card I am going to do for my Chalk technique class. It will be my first class ever, so we will see how it goes. I combined a challenge from Gina K Designs release party that was a brown and pink challenge with the Unscriped sketches challenge.
Here is my card
There was a technique video for demonstrators on Stampin Up that was really good about chalks. I loved one of the techniques they showed. It used the brassy templates for chalk. So I broke out my chalk and pounced on the template. It made really neat images. They I paper pierced around the image and did some faux stiching. It was really a lot of fun!

I added some buttons from Papertrey Ink and there we have it. I might go back and stich around the outside. What do you think?
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Embrace Life,
Paper: Pixie Pink, Chocolate chip, Whisper white
Ink: Choclate chip
Accessories: Pixie Pink, Pretty in Pink, Pink Passion chalk, Pixie Pink marker, Floral Frenzy brass template, PTI Hibiscus Burst, Raspberry Fizz buttons, White dmc floss, Chocolate Chip marker, spounge dauber

Friday, June 26, 2009

Elegant Flowers

This is a really fun sketch from Verve. This is for there June release. Julie from Verve is fabulous at making sketches and rewarding those who use their supplies. I combined this with a Stamp TV challenge about embossing Here is the sketch
Here is my take
Isn't that little clip with the ribbon tons of fun. I really like the way the flowers turned out as well. This is for a card for my Aunt Amy. She is the neatest woman and if end up like her at any point in my life I would be blessed beyond words. Aunt Amy is so like my Great Grandmother that we named my daughter after that it just fills up my heart with joy.

I used my nesties quite a bit on this one. The inside layer of the card is dry embossed and then I cut out the other layers to create my main image. I really liked this reverse framing that happened. I added the stiching accent which mirrored the dsp.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Elegant Flowers
Paper: PTI Vintage cream, SU almost amythist, dsp
Ink: Tuxedo Black momento
Accessories: SU mellow moss, sage shadoe, so saffron, barely banana, almost amythist, lovely lilac, nesties, stampin dimensionals, clip, mellow moss ribbon, gel pen

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Summer Fun PTI Blog Hop

It is that wonderful day yet again LOL! I adore Papertrey Ink's blog hop every month. It is so much fun to go around and see the fabulous creations and gather fun inspiration from everyone.
This month we were to let the lazy days of summer inspire our creations. Well, I don't know about any of you, but there aren't a lot of lazy days around here. We are so darn busy in the summer. One of my favorite things about summer is summer dresses. Another family favorite is our carnival. It actually started yesterday. Here is a fun picture of Izzy and me in front of our favorite merry go round.

This is a better shot of Izzy's fun summer dress that was my inspiration. I loved all of the abstract flowers and fun colors. Can you believe that her favorite part of the carnival was the bubbles in front of the big slide LOL!

Here is my card

I used some fun PTI buttons, papers and sentiment. I have every button color available right now and I must say the only thing I am lacking is red, purple and a kraft color (wink, wink LOL) I adore the buttons form PTI! They are such great values and selections you really can't go wrong with that.

I really liked the shape of the top notes die. I think it went with my fun abstract theme. Well, I am off to check out all of the other fabulous creations.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamp: Faux ribbon
Paper: Kraft, Stampers select white, poppy red, berry sorbet, true black
Ink: True Black
Accessories: Black & Berry sorbet buttons, SU red button, SU kraft cord brads, top notes die

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Oh Baby!

Hello everyone!
One of my good friends is having a boy. She just found out, so there is a while to go yet, but I am so excited for her that I had to make a card LOL! I'm not sure if she will get this one, but it made me feel good making a baby card. I am going to put it in the stash and if it is still there when her little one is born then it will be hers LOL.

I combined the Mojo Monday sketch #92 found here and the Potluck Friday challenge at Stamp TV here. The sketch is below and the potluck Friday was to get inspired by mint chocolate chip ice cream. No problem there as they that is my favorite for sure, who am I kidding I like every flavor of ice cream LOL!
Here is my take on the challenges
What do you think? I got some chipboard letters that have adhesive on the back at Hobby Lobby and I am just starting to play with them. I like the look on the card, but not sure I like the product yet. The letters came unstuck and started falling off the page they came on. No problem yet with them coming off the card, but I will keep you posted.
I also used some of my Papertrey Ink buttons. These are spring moss. As I was putting the last 4 colors I ordered away in the square trendy tubes I noticed there was no purple???? Maybe that will be coming next month :) I thought the card needed a little more and I was going to dot where I ended up stiching, but that was too many dots for me. What do you think?
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: SU warm wishes, Polka Dot Basics
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Spring Moss, Grid dsp, SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Stampin dimensionals, gel pen, brown polka dot ribbon, spring moss buttons, glue dots

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

It's your day!

This is going to be a big blogging week LOL! I love doing the verve challenges and there are a ton this week. I am also working ahead on all of my birthday cards for the month of July since I am going to be gone for some of it. Needless to say you will soon be bombarded with Birthday and challenge cards LOL!

Here is a combo card. It is a Viva La Verve sketch with a twist challenge and also Dawn's color combo. I am totally falling in love with color combos. It really pushes me out of my norm and it is absolutely fabulous!!! Here is Dawn's color combo
Here is the link for this very fun Viva La Verve challenge
Here is my fun creation.
I must also gush a little about one of my fun recent purchases that I now find priceless LOL! I recently purchased 4 cards from Dawn's Esty shop and wowziers!!! If you thought for a minute that these cards look good on her blog, they are delicious in person. I few of these elements are from one of her cards that I got.
The background of the cream part is stamped in champaigne versa mark with some words from star prints like her background. Another detail that I wouldn't have realized until I had one of those beauties in my hot little hands is how much dimension she has on her cards. The knot on the ribbon with the star attached is a detail right from this same card. Isn't that fun!
Back to the twist for this challenge. It was about 3s. You had to use 3 stamp sets, 3 cardstock colors and 3 embilishments. This was a bit of a challenge for me as well, but I think it worked out just fine. Can you guess what card I bought from Dawn that inspired this card?
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Damask Designs, Background Basics: Retro, Star Prints
Paper: Vintage Cream, Melon Berry, Berry Sorbet, SU Chocolate Chip
Ink: Vintage Cream, Berry sorbet, Champaigne versa mark, SU Chocolate chip
Accessories: Melon Berry buttons, Berry sorbet buttons, Brown buttons, brown satin ribbon, Stampin dimensionals SU, SU mat pack, SU paper piercer, Rinestones Michaels

Twinkle, Twinkle

This is a fun color combo from Stamp TV Bubble gum pink and aqua blue

When I first read the color combo I was not going to do it LOL! Then I remembered that I needed to make a card for my good friend's daughter Vivie! She turns 1 in November, but I will get to see them next week, so I am going to give her gift sooner. I can't wait to finish the next part. I will show you as soon as it is done.

This was tons of fun and it turned out really soft and girlie. The star was fun through the xyron machine and then glittered up. It is really sparkly. I also used PTI's guidelines 2 paper. I really like the small light images in the background.

It's a good life!

Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are papertrey ink unless noted

Stamps: Star Prints, background basics:retro

Ink: Sweet blush, fresh snow

Paper: Guidelines 2, sweet blush, star prints dsp

Accessories: top notes die, aqua mist ribbon, xyron machine, dazzling diamonds

Monday, June 22, 2009

Hippy Birthday

Hello peoples,

I have to explain this a little bit. We had a fabulous weekend at Lake Shelbyville in southern Illinois. It was the most fun ever. The first day Izzy went crazy with boat rides, floating out back and last but certainly not least the jet ski rides. My little daughter is a tad CRAZY!!! She kept saying faster, I go super fast. She couldn't get enough. Here is a shot of the two of us and then an action shot.

That night, while we were at the hotel she said she had to call her peoples. She then spent 20 minutes on the phone talking to her "peoples" all about how much fun she had that day. It was too stinking cute for words. I wish we had out video camera right then LOL!

Anyway, I had to work on the Kirsten Werner color challege right away. I really thought this was a tough one, but like most of the color combos, I LOVE the end product. Here is the challenge
I also used the sketch challenge from Stamp TV found here
Here is my card
How much fun is this? This card will be for our little second cousin in North Dakota. He will be 2 when we are there, so I wanted to make this fun card for him. I really love how it turned out. The basic grey dsp really made the more mustard and really rust pop. I used an aqua painter and ink to color him in and to make fun clouds as well. It was all I can do not to make grass in green and blue clouds, but I really tired to keep to the color combo only LOL!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Hip hop accessories, GKD Just so Hippy
Ink: Basic Grey, More Mustard, Really Rust
Paper: Verry Vanilla, Basic Grey, Basic Grey dsp, Water color paper
Accessories: Aqua painter, more mustard ribbon, more mustard brads, 1/8 punch, stampin dimensionals

Friday, June 19, 2009


Well it has been an interesting week. We finish up Vacation Bible School today and that is a mixture of releif and gratitude. I feel so blessed that I was asked to help and the kids absolutely loved their week of learning more about God. On the other hand, I will be glad to be getting back to work and crafting.

Our vet visit didn't go as well as I would have liked. Dakota ended up with 3 bone spurs that were really bothering him. He had surgery yesterday and they were able to get 2 out, but the third is in a really tight joint, so they are going in again on Monday. This does make me a bit nervous, but we will all manage. He is in the best place he can be right now and that is all I can hope for. Izzy went with us on Wednesday and she is absoluetley in love with horses. We knew she was really liking them, but after spending 5 hour around them it is confirmed. I think that is what makes the news that the surgery wasn't as successful the first time hard, it is her horse and we really would like him better for Izzy.

Anyway, I all of these other things have kept me away from the crafting room. I do have a few cards that haven't been posted that I will be sharing with you this weekend until there are some new cards for you. Here is a Viva La Verve card from last month.
Here was my take on the card
The sparkly star close up
I just got an essential glue pad a few weeks ago and so far I really like what it does. It was so much less mess and work to stamp some glue for the star versus heat embossing. I am also loving that I finally was able to put together a card that was masculine without being fall colors LOL!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Star Prints, Verve Great Expectations
Paper: Kraft, Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Urban Oasis dsp
Ink:Black, Essential Glue
Accessories: Balck glitter, black brads, baja breeze ribbon, stampin dimensinoals, matt pack, paper piercer

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Take 2 LOL!

Okay I am on to card #2 for Dawn's color combo. I was not happy about getting the colors wrong, so I was thinking (obsessing) about getting this card done and in on time LOL! Here is Dawn's wonderful challenge.
Here is my card with the correct colors.
I don't have a ton to say about this beauty other than there is damask dry embossing from Stampin Up in the background. It is hard to see, but I really like now it turned out. I am also loving everything Papertry Ink. I have 4 new button colors coming soon. I can't get enough of those cute buttons!!!!
This is for a stock pile that needs to be bigger. I also had a fabulous day at VBS! The kids are so much fun. I love when their energy soars. Tomorrow I have to miss because we are taking our horse down to the vets. It is about 2-3 hours away, so hopefully this will be our last visit and we will get a plan for him. Izzy really wants to ride him!

It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Damask Designs
Paper: Vintage Cream, True Black, SU Kiwi Kiss
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, True Black
Accessories: Black buttons, SU stampin dimensionals, SU top notes die, embossing folder SU

You're the best!

Hello! This is a bit of a crazy week. As you all know, Izzy is only 2 1/2, so she is not in vacation bible school yet, but I was asked to help out so I am. It was really an unexpected call from my good friend Kim. She had to take over the front of the VBS and needed another singer/song leader. Luckily, I am able to flex my hours at work, so it all worked out. This is only my second day, but I loved all of the energy those wonderful kids have. I made this as a thank you for some of the people I have meet that have been such a blessing to me this week.

Needless to say I think my energy level might be a little down, so I am not sure how many cards I will get done this week. I couldn't miss Dawn's color combo for the week. It can be found here.
Isn't that a fun one? Oh my gosh I just noticed as I am writing this that I did mess up and use Chocolate instead of black, nuts! That is what you get from working on too little sleep. I combined this with the Viva La Verve week #3 sketch with a twist. The twist was to use a lot of white. I choose ivory, but that should be just fine.
Here is my take on the challenges.
It is really simple. I just fell into the anniversary gift set from PTI's first year again. Have you ever felt a stamp set was before it's time. I just couldn't get my head around this set when it frist came out. Now I am loving it. I think that I just wasn't ready or creative enough when it first came out, LOL!
I also finally figured out how to dry emboss with my nessties. I will definately be using this more! Oh and the senitment was a fun thing a saw a while back on one of the color challenges. I adore looking through all of the cards. There is just so much inspiration from everyone. It is always a treat. I have to wrap up and go sing now! I will work on making a real color combo card soon. So sorry about the chocolate/black mess up :(
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All suppplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Simple Thanks, Handwritten notes
Paper: Vintage Cream, New Leaf
Ink: SU Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Nesties, Garden Green marker, Chocolate Satin ribbon, Choclate chip marker

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Thank you

I made a fun set of card and gift set for one of Izzy's Sunday School teachers. Izzy is in her class until Septerber, so I am working ahead, but I would rather have it all done than scrable later. She has 2 teachers, so I needed another card. I decided to use the CPS Sketch #119 found here
This is my take on the card
I decided to go with a 3X6 card since I will be hand dilevering this by hand. I really like how it is more simple than the other set. I need to make the gift bag for this before I up load the other set as well. I also decided that I really "NEED" the label dies from spellbinders. I am not sure which one, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to leave them here. I had to use the label punch to try and make a layer. It really didn't turn out like I had in mind, but it is the best I can do with what I have here.
I really do like this card. I can't wait to make the package. It is on Kraft as well and it is a Mytimeless Tote. Love it!!! I will show the set when I get it done.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are SU unless noted
Stamps: PTI Teacher's Apple, PTI Polka Dot Basics
Paper: Kraft, Real Red, PTI Ripe Avacado
Ink: PTI Fresh Snow, PTI True Black, PTI Ripe Avacado, Chocolate Chip, Real Red
Accessories: Curvey Label punch, Stampin dimensionals, real red ribbon


I finally found some time today to put together some fun cards. We also spent some time with my Mom this morning and did some gardening and purchasing of flowers. It was tons of fun.

I have been thinking about the new color challenge from Kristina Werner that can be found here. This was a hard one for me. It was the teal and soft blue that really was a challenge.
Here is my take on the challenge
Whenever I seem to be stuck with a color combo, I resort to PTI's fabulous set polka dot basics. It makes all of the fun colors work so nicely. I really loved the fun polka dots and the green was so much fun. I have been playing more and more with the fun letters from Hobby Lobby and I really like them. This is a fun green felt alphabet that is really easy to work with. These actually moved around about 7 times before I got it right. I also thought I needed some black accents to punch up the card. I really like the end card, but I say that after most color combos, they really strech me in different directions and styles.
This is for my fun friend Marshall, he is such a nut. His Birthday is in August and he would get such a kick out of this card. He lives in New York and he is a piano player and so stinking talented and very artistic. Izzy loves him and is always giving him big smooches LOL! I meet him when I was the business manager for a theater company in Grand Lake, Colorado. It was such a fun summer and I made some fabulous friends.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are from Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Polka Dot Basics
Paper: PTI Stampers select white, Basic Black
Ink: Bermuda Bay** new SU color, Bashful Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: PTI True Black saddle stich ribbon, Stampin dimensionals, Hobby Lobby green felt stickers

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

SU only almost :)

Izzy had an idea of her own this morning and I went with it LOL! She got out all of her books and read "by myself" for over an hour. Although we are now off on our schedule by an hour, it was too stinking cute to pass up. It was also too cute to not take a picture of LOL!
Here is when she spied me.
Hello everyone! I am working on my July Birthdays right now. With our vacation over the 4th, I really want to be ahead. I really haven't been feeling the best for some reason, hopefully it will pass soon. I have also been dying to go up and use more of my new SU colors and paper. I combined this with the Mojo Monday sketch
Here is my take
This is for my brother in law Ricardo who will be 37 LOL! He is married to Amy who is a my one and only down line with Stampin Up, so I try and make cards that are SU only for her. Wouldn't you know it the thickers felt root beer alpha is a perfect match for soft suede, so I had to use that as well. Since SU doesn't have that I figure what the heck LOL!
I am loving the new colors and dsp. This is Razzleberry Lemondae and it is yummy! I did a post earlier that was all gril and now I really like how the same paper can be all boy. Actually there is some of the new pink (can't remember the name sorry) in the background dsp, but with the other manly colors, I don't think you can really tell. I did some spounging since I kept everything else nonfrill.

It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Happy Birthday
Ink: Soft Suede, Current Curry, Pumpkin Pie
Paper: Soft Suede, Current Curry, Razzleberry Lemondae, Confetti White
Accessories: Stampin Dimensionals, spounge daubers, Michaels root beer thickles felt alpha

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Blog Candy Sighting

Can you say WOW!!! Run over and check out this great blog with some fantastic blog candy

Melissa's blog

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Praying for you

I am so glad I had some time this morning to work on Dawn's color challenge. I really like the fun colors she puts together. Her eye catches things mine wouldn't even think of LOL! Any way here is Dawn's color combo.
Here is my take on the card.
I did substitute the new SU color Soft Suede for Chocolate. I really like this color. I am going to try and use the new SU colors as much as I can. Last year I bought them all early, but didn't get into them until a few months ago and now I have a lot of "left over" materials. Of course I will continue to use them, but my goal this year was to buy the fun new colors and actually use them from the beginning. Since I do have the SU catalog for the next year, I must say I am loving the big shot dies, colors, dsp and accessories more than the actual stamps. This is really just fine with me as I have other companies that I adore their stamps, so it is going to work out fine LOL!
I tried hard to keep this card simple. It is my first instinct to layer, layer, layer. I think it is because the girl who introduced me to stamping was very much a fan if the card doesn't work for you add layers, LOL! So now I have been looking at cards from others and what draws me to them. I have noticed I really like two styles, layers and very simple LOL! So, I am trying new things and new ideas. I will say it takes a lot less time to do one layer style cards. Of course I when I try new things I have to use old favorites. Damask Desings was quite a surprise favortie for me. I really didn't think it would be one of my desk side stamps, but it has been for quite a few months now. If it keeps up it will earned a coveted spot next to polka dot basics and hand written notes LOL!
This is for a good friend who is having some big problems with her 17 year old. It really makes me want to bottle up Miss Izzy and keep her young. WOW, I guess it is just hitting me how different the world is now compared to when I grew up. I live in the same town and my parents live in the same home, but it really feels more dangerous. I have no idea why!
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: PTI Damask Designs
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Papertrey Ink Paper PTI Vintage Cream, PTI Bitty dots dsp, PTI Raspberry Fizz, PTI Kraft, SU soft Suede
Accessories: Glue dots, stampin dimensionals, scallop punch, PTI hibuscus burst buttons, vintage white/cream buttons

Friday, June 5, 2009

More new goodies

I have another fun new card. This one has no new colors on it, but all new dsp and a new set. I really thought I would have more cards, but for some reason I went to bed at 6:00 last night. Crazy, but I must have needed the sleep.

I started out with this sketch from Card Positioning Sketch #118. I still had my chalks out, so I used the pulling pastels technique that I learned on Stamp TV. If you haven't checked out Stamp TV, it is such a treasure. Not only are there fabulous videos every Wednesday on new ways to use your products you already have, but there are so many opportunities to win new stamp sets from Gina K Designs. I have already won 2 sets! Here is sketch #118.
Here is my take on the sketch
I loved the way this little elephant turned out, so I didn't want to cover him up, so I left the whole circle out. I love that we can all get inspired by a sketch and go from there.

This is going to Ryan, or 3 year old friend. I think he will love the elephant. Oh and this new dsp is fabulous as well! I that it is fun and fresh while using traditional SU colors. Tons of great eye candy in the new catalog ladies!

It's a good life!

Terri E.

Deets: All Supplies Stampin Up

Stamps: Animal Stories SU, Full of Life SU
Paper: SU Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Tall Tales dsp
Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Close to Cocoa, So Saffron, Old Olive chalk, mat pack, paper piercer, Kraft taffeta ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

New SU in the house!!!

You might know that I am a Stampin Up demonstrator. Basically I love getting information first and love getting product first. Now in the past 4 years, there have been times when it seems like everyone else knows before the demonstrator does. This year they kept the colors pretty hush hush! I must say at first I was not happy, but in retrospect, I LOVE IT!!!!!

Needless to say I rushed my order and it is here a mere 2 days after the sneak peaks came out. They also sent demonstrators the catalog with their first order. YUMMY!!!!!! So, I quickly made 2 new cards and then have been pooring over the new goodies. The first card I made used the Mojo Monday sketch for the week
Here is my take on the card.
Now let me first say I LOVE the new in colors. Feel free to keep in mind I don't really sell SU. I have my family and a few friends that get some goodies, so this is just my opinion not any type of selling tactic, LOL! They really are fabulous.
On that note, I really didn't think I was going to like the new dsp I ordered Razzleberry Lemonade. Boy was I wrong. It is delicious!!! I think it is my favorite dsp all year, no kidding. The other thing that was a real puzzle to me was my first card ended up purple and pink??? What is that? I really am not girly like that and BAM, here it was. The dsp is a shabby sheek look and feel that is really so lovely.
The other nice surprise was the ribbon (yes I got all 6 colors LOL). It is a polka dot ribbon on one side and the other is just a plain gingham. So, for this card I got a great look and I feel like I have double the use for this fun ribbon. It is now worth every penny to me LOL!
I couldn't resist the bling after making such a girly card. Really in real life it is not overwhealming with the grily bling. I also added the button and stiching to tie things in. The other thing that is odd for me is that I only bought one of the new sneak peak sets, so I decided to go with just words on this one. Crazy I know.
Oh and Izzy has been catalog surffing with me and she already wants one of the new sets LOL! It is a pony set that really looks like My Pretty Pony and "it is my favorite" she says. That by the way is her most used phrase right now.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: Full of Life
Paper: Razzleberry Lemondae, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Rich Razzleberry and Melon Mambo markers, Rich Razzleberry polka dot ribbon, PTI white button, nesties, stmapin dimensionals, white gel pen


I must admit Wednesday mornings are becoming my favorite of the whole week (except Sunday of course). I typically have that morning off and Izzy and I are a bit lax in our schedule. We get up at the normal time, but we don't get changed right away. We have started watching the Stamp TV new epsidoe and then we go up and stamp after breakfast. Isn't that funny! Well today Gina had us pull out our chalks and I must admit I haven't used them in YEARS!!! I loved that it was also something Izzy could do. Here is the link for the Chalk Challenge.

I incorporated the Stamp TV sketch as well.
Here is Izzy's card.

Here is my card

Since Izzy was helping we had to use an animal! The zebra is one of the only chunky GKD animals I have, so that was the one. On my card, I also did some white dots as accents. I am usually a stiched sort of girl, but I wanted to change it up. I like the effect. There was some debate in my mind about dotting around the ciricle and the other strip, but eventually I went with just the rectangles. What do you think?

Izzy's card is for some new friends she got to play with last night. We had a great time at their home and she is going to go there tonight, so we will take her cards as well. If we could only get MORE cute animals Izzy would be set for life LOL!

It's a good life!

Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: GKD Jumping for Joy
Paper: PTI Dark Grey, SU dsp
Ink: Versa Mark
Accessoreis: White gel pen, stampin dimensinoals, SU chalk pretty in pink, bashful blue, white, certain cerely, regal rose ribbon, nessties