Thursday, November 26, 2009


Happy Thanksgiving! I must say this is among my favorite holidays. It is so much fun to get together with family and reflect on our many blessings. We all have had bumps this year, but even in those times we still look to find ways to praise God for our blessings.

One of the things I am so thankful for this year is my daughter Izzy. When she woke up this morning, the first thing she wanted to do was stamp. Am I lucky or what? The next big thing I am thankful for is our new baby that will be arriving in the beginning of June! Isn't that fun? Needless to say you will all be seeing more baby things around here. That is also why I have been a bit slower with my posting lately. Hopefully you will all understand and forgive me LOL!

I was so excited to finally be able to work on Dawn's latest color combo found here.
Then when I was checking early this morning, I found a fun sketch she inspired me to create with from Limelight Papercrafts.
Here is my card
The sketch challenge did want us to use dsp, but I just had to make some of my own LOL! Hopefully this still counts. I really liked this color combo, but I was unsure how to make it all work together, until I thought about creating my dsp. Super fun.
I started with guidelines 2 paper and then stamped with guidelines 2 stamps in lavender moon, raspberry fizz, spring moss and aqua mist. I then stamped the new diamonds backgound set from PTI in versa mark ink and then embossed. The next step was to brayer with SU chocolate chip ink and then rub the excess off the embossed part. WOWZIERS!!!! Love this effect.
The rest is pretty easy and since it is Thanksgiving I am going to cut this a little short.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Signature greetings, Background basics:diamonds, guidelines 2
Ink: lavender moon, raspberry fizz, spring moss and aqua mist, su chocolate chip, versa mark
Paper: Lavender Moon, stampers select white, lavender moon, su chocolate chip, guide lines 2 paper
Accessories: Lavender Moon polka dot ribbon, large scallop punch, su stampin dimensionals, raspberry fizz button, aqua mist button, spring moss button, white floss, clear embossing powder

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Papa's other page

Oaky here is the other half of my Dad's birthday spread. I adore this fun set of pics. This was a Stamp TV scrapbook challenge. Love those challenges!
Here is the page
A close up of the journaling.
If only I could write in a fashion that my Dad could read LOL! I like handwritting because I think it is so powerful and neat to read generations down. I still have things my Great Grandma wrote and it is really neat to look at.
All the details are the same as the last, so I am going to keep this short.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: GKD Just so sporty, Journaling notes, Faux ribbon
Paper: Kraft, Orange Zest, enchanted evening, Stampers Select white
Ink: champaigne versa mark, enchanted evening, snow white
Accessories: enchanted evening double stich ribbon, orange thickers, white gel pen, black pen

Friday, November 20, 2009

Claire's Card

Well I think I shared that Izzy had her first friend birthday party on Saturday. Wouldn't you know that was a tough day for her so we weren't able to go. We ended up making Claire's card right before ballet class. I used this sketch from CPS.
Here is our card
Okay I must add that we have had rain, rain, rain here and I also took this in my car as we were heading to ballet LOL! The glitter looks much better in real life and it was Izzy's contribution LOL!
The best part was the other Mom said she likes to make cards as well. Isn't that fun! Now we will be diving into that at the next ballet class while the kids are in the room. I am so excited to meet a new to me crafter.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Stampin Up unless noted
Stamps: MFT Fairy Princess
Paper: Mambo Melon, Razzleberry dsp, PTI White,
Ink: Baisc Black
Accessories: GKD Glitter, GKD glue pen, mambo melon ribbon, white gel pen, 2 way glue pen

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Embellish Challenge

Here is the current emblish magazine challenge. I really like these, but I don't always get the time to create. Izzy helped me get this one together and we decided it would be for Keegan's birthday. That is in January LOL! We are really working ahead and it feels good!
Here is our card
Now I must say I wouldn't have ever used that lion, but Izzy thought it was wonderful. I really did like how everything came together at hte end. The brads are the eyes and nose and everything else is from the cosmo cricket Jack and Jill craft set. Love those fun papers and great stickers.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Handwritten notes
Paper: Cosmo Cricket Jack & Jill, SU Chocolate chip, Vintage Cream
Ink: su Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Jack & Jill cosmo cricket stickers, su stampin dimensionals, su chocolate chip brads, small chocolate chip brads, paper piercer

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Papa's Birthday gift

Well my Dad's birthday is on Halloween, needless to say it is a busy day! Thankfully my Mom gave me the great idea of putting together scrapbooks for both my parents for special holidays. I made my Dad a double layout and then a fun card as well. I am going to put together his scrapbook cover for Christmas. Super fun!!!!

Here is the page layout I worked with. This was either from Stamp TV or a Gina K release page. I really enjoy the page sketches that company puts out, so it has made my scrapbooking tons more fun!
Here is the first page
A close up of the fun sayings
I did stamp the cap from Just so sporty in dazzle versa mark for a background. Also did you notice the fun grid dsp I made? I am loving journaling lines if for no other reason than super fun backgroud stamps. LOVE IT!!!!
My Dad and Mom went to University of Illinois together and they are huge UOI fans. Dad left his UOI hat at our home after Izzy's birthday and Izzy thought it was the best play to ever. The other page is lots of fun as well. I will get it up later this week.
It's a good life!
Terri E.
Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Journaling Lines, GKD Just so Sporty
Paper: Kraft, orange zest, enchated evening
Ink: Snow white, champaigne versa mark
Accessories: Enchanted evening double stiched ribbon, orange zest and enchanted evening buttons, SU glue dots, jute, white gel pen, su paper piercing, su stampin dimensionals

Monday, November 16, 2009

Winner and card

Thanks so much for your well wishes! Here is the random number generated

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Timestamp: 2009-11-16 13:48:26 UTC

So Willa Jean Coates you are the winner!!!! Please contact me so I can get your gift certificate set up.

On to the card. I made this for a color challenge by Dawn and I never got it submitted. I did like how it turned out, so I wanted to share it with you.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: take a bough
Paper: New leaf, kraft, su chocolate chip, vintage cream
Ink: Raspberry fizz, new leaf, chocolate chip,
Accessories: Apron border edge punch, SU choclate chip marker, raspberry satin ribbon, su stampin dimensionals, su small corner punch, su large corner punch, su creamy carmel marker

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Don't forget to post here for a chance to win a $31 gift certificate from one of my favorite online stores!

Okay I finally felt like creating today and it feels good LOL! I was so inspired by Dawn's first card on this post I had to make one of my own. Thankfully I just had lunch with one of my old co-workers who I find oh so dear to me. It was such a blessing yesterday that I can hardly stand my excitement. The saddest thing is it has been so long that my cord I use to download my pictures went missing LOL! I had to go and purchase a new one. How sad is that?

I saw this challenge from Color throwdown and I knew it was perfect for the card I was thinking about. Then when I saw the finally friday video from Kristina and the challenge to use birght colors I was in like flint LOL!
Here is my card
Didn't that turn out fun? I made this for my good friend Ann. We just had lunch and it was so good chatting with her. I love when everyone takes the time to connect with old friends. I have to share her fabulous idea. She and her husband Jim are going to be taking each of their grandkids when the reach the age of 10-11 on a one on one trip with them. How fun is that? They get to pick anywhere in the continential united states. I passed this on to my parents and I can't wait to do this with my grandkids one day as well.
Onto the card. I loved all of the bright colors and decided to do some embossing with this card as well. The sentiment, background dots and the background on the red are all embossed. I really liked the touch it added to the card. The other two pieces are stamped with darker colors on the lighter colors. I decided to through in some fun buttons, ribbon and a punched corner to finsih off the card.
Izzy has a princess birthday party to attend later today and we still have to make the card for that as well. Hopefully we will get it all done.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Deets: All supplies are Papertrey Ink unless noted
Stamps: Handwritten Notes, Polka dot basics 2, Background basics retro, damask desings
Paper: su Going grey,su crushed curry,su real red, orange zest
Ink: Orange zest, versa mark, su real red
Accessories: clear embossing powder, su crushed curry ribbon, large corner rounder, orange, red and yellow buttons

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Shiny Penny Alert (BLOG CANDY)......

WOW, I have been gone for a long time. I wish I had a really good reason, but I really don't. I have been busy working on a real estate investment and I am pretty tired at night, so there hasn't been much creating.

Today is my 31st birthday so I will be giving away a special gift to one of you. I will be giving a $31 gift certificate to either Gina K Designs, Papertrey Ink or Verve. Just leave a comment by November 15th and I will draw from one lucky person.
Rules: If you are a follower you get an extra entry. If you post something about this on your blog you get another entry. Good Luck!!!!!

Hopefully I will have some fun things to share soon.

It's a good life!
Terri E.