Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Feel Better Cath!

I am sure all of you know about Moxie Fab World and it's creator Cath. I love that blog, it is one of the few never miss blogs. If you have been following, Cath is missing CHA due to an injury, so we are all sending her some cheer!
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Color Throwdown

Well I am on my own with the girls again this week. I made this card for the color throwdown challenge this week. It is a super color combo!
This is from an old stampin up sentiment set. I love that certain things just don't go out of style!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Unloved PTI stamps

Okay everyone, this is my list of unloved PTI stamp sets.  I am putting in any set that I have never used or only used 1-2 times. 

Butterfly Kisses
Green Thumb
Faux Ribbon
Women of Life
Everyday Blessings
Bitty Baby Blessings (I am borrowing this one)
Wise Owl
Teachers Apple
Forrest Friends and Additions (got at stamp a faire)
Heart Prints
Wishing You
Guidelines Two
Star Prints
Mod Squad
Vintage Labels
Holiday Button Bits
Take Note
Blooming Button Bits (make sure I still have this one)
Baby Button Bits
Dot Spot
Outline Alphabet
Enjoy the Ride
All Booked Up
Places Please
Calendar Basics
Mat Stack #1
Signature Serries Flower, Cupcake, Dress form and Flower
Love Birds
Hello Friend
Modern Basics
Grunge Me
Road Trip (It isn't here yet, but I won it wahoooo)
Mehndi Medalion (both sets :)
Congrats all Ways
Half and Half
Holiday Lights
2011 Holiday Tags
Nativity Shiolettes
In the Meadow
Glory Be
Rosie Posie

Okay I usually only purhase one Christmas set, but I went nuts this year :)  So, if you made it this long, do you have these kinds of lists of unloved sets?  Would you like to play along with our challenge?  Also, should we do 1 a month or 2?  We were thinking one, but after this list, maybe 2 a month wouldn't be out of line. 

Okay, this should be it for the night. 

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Less is More......

Well I am trying the challenge at less is more again. This week it was a sketch with very specific rules not to change it at all!!!!  This card also works really well with the Runway challenge for these two weeks. 
I took the clean and simple card caI am going to get the list of unloved sets up tonight, so you haven't seen the last of me yet. 
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Give Thanks!

I am thankful to be stamping today! Cece has been sleeping great in the afternoons, so Izzy and I had some good stamping time tonight. What a fun day! This beauty is for the Vival La Verve and  ColorQ challenges. 
Okay just looking at the stack of unloved stamps has me using some of these. I really don't want to list all of the unloved stamps I have LOL! I think this fun circle background stamp from PTI might be a new favorite of mine, look out LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Make It Monday Shaker Cards

Make it Mondays is back here at my blog.  I'm really not sure the last time I made a shaker card. I LOVED Heather's new take on it and using the dies really helped. What I learned is that for whatever reason, I need 2 layers of foam (I think I used really big fillers, but it was all I had). So, this is the shaker that really dosen't shake.

This beauty was also for the SFYTT challenge.  This is my second one for the month.  I seem to be sketch challenged recently and I have a hard time following them LOL!  Here is the origional sketch. 

Can you see the resembilance?  I had a hard time with the vertical piece because I didn't want to cover up those cutie birds LOL!

I made this for Logan's birthday card. Since Izzy has dubbed this the non shake card, I will probably be remaking it so it shakes LOL! I have a few more posts this weekend. One of the fun posts will be my uninked sets. I have a PTI penpal Anna and we are going to be challenging each other to create with unloved sets. She already has her list up and I know my first challenge set for her, but I need to get my list up. 

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

PTI Blog Hop

This was such a fun challenge this month at PTI! I enjoyed making a card based on one I enjoyed from before. I must say I didn't go through all of the cards I made last year, but I did have a few still on my desk, so I went from there. Here was my first one
Here is my second one.
I really want to get more use out of my half and half dies and set, so it was a good jumping off point for me. 
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Bloom ghost stamping

Have you been able to check out the MIM video this week? It was really neat! Here is my take on the challenge. I also did this for the online clean and simple class, a one layer card.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sending a smile

I am back with this fun cutie, it is for the less is more onelayer bird card. I am hoping this one will count, it was super cute to put together. I like how the young chicks are walking on the words. I thought of my college years and how our paretns were only a smile away :)  The clean and simple card class talked about whie space, so this card is for that as well. 
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy Day!

I am so excited to be able to share a fun card with you today.  This cutie was made for a few challenges.  First the CASE Study challenge site where I was in top three, wahooo!  The colors came from the color throwdown challenge and lastly the scketch is from the clean and simple class. 
I tooks this picture this morning without a lot of good light, sorry about that. Loving the negative space concept. I really haven't played around with that a lot, but I am looking forward to the opportunity!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Thank you

This is a fun one for the Color Q challenge and Make it Monday. The Monday challenge was to make backgrounds with border dies. I had a lot of fun with this and I am going to try to make one more before we are all done.  The last challenge this was for was the SFYTT monthly card sketch.  My goal is to do this one monthly.  We will see if it happens :)  Have a great day!
Enjoy your Sunday. Do any of you have tomorrow off? We do at our house and we are loving it!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Celebrate the occaision children's birthday's

I read the challenge on celebrate the occasion's blog children's birthdays and knew I had to make the last of the goodies from my daughter's birthday. I have had the pieces in a pile just waiting. We are going to use the left overs for gifts for some of her new friends parties that didn't come to her party. How about that for recycling LOL! Here is the card, we designed it to look like fingernail polish.
Here is the card and gift set. We put a lot of writing things in it since that is one of Izzy's big things.
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

New little one CASE Study

Okay, I was a little abstract in my inspiration from Case study this week. I loved the card that was the case, it was bright and white, but I also loved all of the singular balloon elements. My card has a lot of black space instead of white and a fun hear made out of hearts. I kept the sentiment on the bottom like the origional. I am also adding this to the simon says something new challenge since this is for a new baby.
Cece is having a fit, so I have to go.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Make it Runway

I am happy to have more to share with you today. Acutally I got about 7 cards done last night, but they aren't photographed, so I should have fun things going on for a while.  This one is for the Runway inspired challenge. I loved the stripes, which inpired the pattern paper. The edges are roughed up for the disressed edges Make it Monday challenge
Not sure if you are interested, but I found a way that works for my birthday card adventure. I have a work group and a home group that I am hoping to send out to. When I make one card, I make another one using similar supplies for a birthday card. So far it seems to have made me more creative with the supplies that I already have out.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Purple MIM card

Hello Saturday! It has been hectic here this week, something about short work week that makes it seemed rushed. On a great note Izzy is back to a good routine and Cece is loving her new swim lessons. 
I made this card for a few challenges. First is the Make it Monday glitte border and the Less is More purple challenge. I have a friend who just had a new baby and I made this card for her. Also, the simon says something new challenge.
I will be back after supper to post a few more. 
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Basic Grey Birthday!

Thank goodness I had made a few yesterday becaue last night I did a spin class for the first time and WOW, I can barely move. On a good note, I did get this fun card made for my nephew. I am going to submit this in the Basic Grey challenge.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Bright Sympathy Make it Monday

I am back again, this has got to be a record for me. Well, I have been enjoying thinking about all of the challenges that we have missed, but do you see a lot of birthday cards? Needless to say, that hasn't happened around here yet :)
This is for the challenge to use bright colors for a sympathy card
What do you think? Hopefully you will see some birthday cards around here soon :) 

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

PTI Make it everyday!

I am a girl on a mission. Make a card every night this week for the birthday quest. I am also trying to catch all of the Make it Monday's that I missed. It turns out that is quite a lot! Here is one on heat embossing
I am going to make it quick so I can make a few more and then work out as well. I am going to enter this in the Simon Says challenge this week as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Basic Grey / PTI fun!

Izzy is loving the newly found Oliva line. She cuts out all of the little critters and then we make cards with them. She cut out 3 12X12 pages of animals today. I will have to take a picture of the box LOL! This is for the Simon Says challenge, the basic grey challenge and the PIT make it Monday challenge.
Here is the front of my card using Basic Grey paper from the Oliva line. I also used score tape for the strips of glitter.
This is for Dawn's Make it Monday #3. The inside is a surprise.
I got one more done today, but I'm not sure it will be up tonight. I didn't get very far in my quest to get the birthday cards stack done. Maybe I will have time throughout the week.
It's a good life!
Terri E.

PTI Make it Monday

Okay I am probably going to get annoying today :) I have a bunch of cards that I need to crank out. Every January I get all motivated to send out birthday cards for family and co workers. This year I am bound and determined to finish.

Here is one of my cards for the Make it Monday year in review. This is for #31 Dawn's making backgrounds out of little stamp images.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Basic Grey/ Simon Says Challenge

Happy Monday everyone! I have been off for three days now, how fun is that? The best thing is Randy has been off as well, which is oddly wonderful for our family. We are loving the new schedule.

I have this beauty for two challenges. One is the basic grey challenge site and the other is the Simon Says anything goes challenge site.

I have quite a few cards that I made yesterday with Basic Grey. It feels really good to make some cute things with my stash. My daughter is also obsessed with cutting out all of the little animals in 3 of the papers, so it keeps her busy working away as well.

Hopefully I will get a few more posted today since I am sure that the rest of the week will be sketchy.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

New Year, New Goals

Okay, so I have been thinking all day, well really for the past few weeks, about what my goals should be for the new year. One of my crafting goals is to use what I have! I know this gets said a lot this time of year, but really it is madness around here LOL! Now, I am not one of those who is going to stop purchasing new things, but I am really trying to challenge myself to figure it out with what I have first.

On that note, I was so excited to find a new challenge site that is all about using Baisc Grey. I must tell you I have stacks and stacks of paper that needs to get used up and Basic Grey is one of my favorites, so this is going to be a great one for me this year. Here is my card.

I combined this with the Case Study challenge this week. I have watched this site for a while, but I think this is the first time I have particiaipted. I am so excited, maybe I will be albe to do more in the future.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Hello 2012

I was inspired by the fun Less is More challenge, so I made another card. This one has some masking and a little bling for fun.

We had a super boring New Year's Eve hear, but it was a great night none the less. Hopefully you had a great night as well.

It's a good life!
Terri E.