Sunday, August 28, 2011

School Time

Well I am back with another one today LOL! Isn't that crazy, a huge drought and then two in one day. This is super fun. Okay, I am not sure how I found this great challnege, but here it is Unity KOTM Sketch Challenge . Okay you get to pick out a free KOTM and 100 free Unity stamps as well, can you say CRAZY FUN???? Here is my take on the sketch.

It opens up, so I took another picture without me holding it shut.

I am planning on giving this to Izzy's new teacher for the new pre school year. It really turned out perfect for that. All of the stamps are from the August KOTM, not sure from what year, but not this one LOL! I stamped the trees right onto the blue paper and then colored it with my copic markers. I also added a little glitter gel pen to add a pop of fun with the bell in the school house.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Make it Sunday again!!!

I first and foremost need to appologize, I think Sundays are about the only for sure time for me to post. I LOVE creating and still do it quite a bit, but posting is a whole other thing LOL! Thankfully I have been able to work on the Make it Monday challenge. Here is my card

There was something really freeing about purposely coloring outside of the lines. If you have never tried this, I would recommend this greatly!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Make it Sunday LOL!

I am so happy to have had some time to make a fun card and get it uploaded as well. I have no idea why, but I kept getting really odd angles with this card when I was taking pictures with it, Oh well.

I made this for three challenges this week. It is for PTI's make it monday challenge, CASual Friday/Clean and Simple sketch challenge and the color challenge from Colour Q. Does it get any better?

I really like how the colors just popped off the page with this one. I then added 2 of the hand colored ribbons and the button as a focal accent. The ribbon was made by coloring with copic markers. The only thing I realized is that I don't have a plain old ruler in my craft room. Really, how could that be when I have every other gadget under the moon LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Cupcake Cutie

Well, it seems my little cupcake cutie card is all the rage LOL! I was blessed to have it spotlighted on the splitcoast stampers facebook page. Here it is

I started with a die cut baby onsie from the PTI die. I then took cupcake liners and cut the round portion off and then cut the top part in half. I used score tape to attach the cupcake liners to the onsie. I attached the ribbon and then made the little flower accents out of the liner as well. I added the rinestones as fun accents.

Oh, the sentiment was done with versa mark and white embossing powder. It added a nice touch.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

CASual Fridays finally LOL!

I have no idea why I don't get to this fabulous challenge more often. I think it is more my lack of stamping time than my lack of love for this great challenge!
I cheated a little, I used tons of fun glue dots to make this colorful and sparkly card. I also used some score tape to add sparkle and glimmer to this cutie.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Make it Monday teamwork

Yet again, we are Making it Monday on Saturday LOL! For this one I combined a few challenges and I had help from Izzy. First and foremost, I used the Make it Monday challenge from Papertreyink. This week we were challenged to use diminishing appetures (I am sure that is not spelled correctly, but I will link PTI's site up.). I combined that with the Clean and Simple sketch challenge and the Dirty Girls challenges that are going on right now. Crazy huh!

Without further ado, here is my beauty

Can you see where Izzy helped out? She colored the background and had a blast doing it. I used the limitless layers lager size dies to cut out the center piece. My only thing I am working through with this technique is how my cutting plates are leaving lines on my paper. If anyone has any tips on that I would appreciate it.

Also, if any of you ladies knows a stampin up demo in the Coal City area, I would love to have their info.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's a girl!

No, I didn't have a girl, but my sister had anotehr babay. My new niece is named Caroline Grace and she is a cutie. I do have to admit that I haven't even been shopping for the new little lovely yet, but we do have the card made LOL! We are going over there as a family later this week, so we will have it together by then.

This is a pretty easy card. I just punched a bunch of patterned paper pieces and then die cute the center element. The writing is my own and the sticker letter and paper ar all from Basic Grey.

I thought I would also share some of our summer fun as well
Here we are ready to go to our first soccer practice. "Coach Terri" and Izzy, yeah you read that right I am now a soccer coach :) Needless to say the stamping time has been limited. Hoping it will help my waist line in the 100+ degree heat.

Lastly, I was blessed to get a ticked to Stamp a Fair with Papertrey Ink a few weeks ago. My cousin and I went and had the best time! When I came home, here was my little unpacking helper LOL! Someone was apparently wanting to check out all of the goods.

It's a good life!
Terri E.