Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Little Mermaid

The Sisterhood of Crafters has a new challenge beginning today and Diane is our hostess. The theme for this challenge is:
"Magical Fairy Garden" 
Use anything magical as your focus: for example - a fairy, unicorn, gnome, rainbow, etc.

For my project, I chose this sweet little mermaid and her fishy companion. 
 
I started with a base card of light blue, added a black mat, then added a panel of DCWV designer paper. The rock was fussy cut from black paper. After coloring the mermaid, fish and starfish with prismacolor pencils, I fussy cut around them and used pop dots to give them dimension. 

If you are looking for a fun challenge, why not head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects by my sistahs and enter your own creations. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Flowers

Today begins a new challenge at the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog and the theme is:
May Flowers
For my project, I chose to create a basket for the centerpiece of my dining table.
The basket is created from a 9" by 9" piece of bright yellow card stock. DCWV double-sided designer paper was used to decorate the sides. I found these gorgeous spring flowers and birds at Pat Catan's. After adding a peach colored ribbon to the handle, I placed a bird on each side of the ribbon facing each other.

These baskets are so easy and quick to put together. I just love making them. I am trying to decide if I should make some for craft shows this fall. What do you think?

If you are looking for a fun challenge, why not head on over to the Stinkin' Inkers to see my design team's inspiration projects and enter your creations. You have until 7pm Friday May 25th to enter. Limit of 3 projects per person.

Happy Crafting!
Terri 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Leaves

Time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters with Gwendolyn as our hostess. The theme for this challenge is 
"Leaves"
 My friend, Judy, gave me these beautiful stickers to use for the focus. Before applying them to the card front, I colored them with permanent markers.
I started with a base card of tan card stock, added the leaf stickers and a green organza bow. The sentiment was stamped with Fun Stampers "Cocoa" ink.
A very quick, easy clean and simple card.

Now if Mother Nature would cooperate and give us some warm sunny days here in Northeast Ohio, we might see the leaves popping on the trees.

It's your turn to share your creations with us. Head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects by my sistahs. Limit of 3 entries per person. You have until 8pm Sunday, May 6th to enter.

Good luck,
Terri   

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Easter Bunny

Vickie is the hostess of our newest challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and her theme is "Bunnies". Please use an image of a bunny as the focus of your project.

I found this sweet image of a bunny with his basket of eggs and spring flowers and just knew it would be perfect for this challenge.

I started with a white card stock base and added the pink DCWV designer paper for the background. After adding the image, I then printed out and fussy cut around 3 pastel eggs. They were adhered to the card with pop dots for added dimension. The pink ribbon is from "Really Reasonable Ribbons". I typed the sentiment on my computer, printed it onto white card stock and cut it into a rectangle to add to the card.

After all the cold temperatures, I wanted to create a project that at least gave the feeling of Spring. 

The design team has created some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you. Why not head on over to the Sisterhood and enter your creations? 

Have a beautiful day!
Terri

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Tulip Time

It is beginning to look like Spring here in Northeast Ohio. We have temps in the 40's and 50's most days and the flowers are starting to bloom. I am anxious to see the tulips and daffodils.

My project for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge beginning today is a card featuring punch art tulips. 

I started with a light pink base card and added a light blue mat. Each of the flower petals were inked with a matching color of ink to create the shadow.
The petals of the flowers were created with the wing of the bird punch and the stems were fussy cut. Popdots were to used give the flowers dimension  The flower pot was made with a 2 inch square with the sides cut at an angle. Last I added a simple white satin bow and sentiment.

I hope you will hop on over to the Sisterhood and take a look at the beautiful inspiration projects from my sistahs, then enter your creations.

Have a great day!
Terri

  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Birds & Daisies

Hello everyone! I am excited to share my newest creation with you for the new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, hosted by Darlene.

Dar has chosen the theme of "Birds" for her challenge today. I can hardly wait for all the beautiful Spring birds to show up. Last month, I did catch a glimpse of a beautiful cardinal against a background of freshly fallen snow on some of our warmer days.

Just think before long, the chickadees, goldfinches, bluejays and robins will be singing their songs to announce Spring's arrival.

So with that in mind, here is my creation for this challenge.
The background paper is from DCWV and features daisies. The image is from a pack of images by K & Company. The sentiment is from one of the Hampton Art stamp sets that I told you about last month and once again the beautiful gold edged green satin ribbon is from Reasonable Ribbon. My friend, Judy, gave me the blue and yellow card stock that I used to mat the image.

So why don't you head on over to the Sisterhood and join in the challenge? My sistahs have some gorgeous inspiration projects to share with you.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!
Terri 

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sunbonnet Bouquet

The new challenge at Crafting With An Attitude began today and for my inspiration project I chose this adorable image called "Sunbonnet Flowers" from Bugaboo for my focus.
 
The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils. I chose this polka dot designer paper from the Paper Studio basic pad for the background and then adhered a piece of orange lattice designer from the same pad and cut with label die. (Sorry, I forgot to write down the name & company for the die.) After fussy cutting around the image, I used pop dots for dimension and added some silk flowers to the  flower pot with white pearls for the centers. Then using my 
1 1/2" scalloped circle punch and a 1 3/8" circle punch, I created the mat for the sentiment. Last I wrapped some green twine around the card twice and tied in a bow.

I remember when I was a little girl anything with sunbonnets was in style. For example: quilts, pillowcases etc. I am so glad to find digi stamps such as this.

That's my project for today. Why not head over to the Crafting With An Attitude challenge blog and enter? You could be our next winner.

Until next time,

Hugs from Ohio,
Terri 

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Clean & Simple

Today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is hosted by Nancy with the theme:
"Clean & Simple"
Nancy will be stepping down after this challenge, so please stop by the Sisterhood of Crafters  and wish her good luck in future ventures.

For my project, I chose to make a card using a stamp set by Hampton Art. It was so much fun coloring in all of these sweet flowers and butterflies using fine tipped markers by Mead.
One layer cards are always a challenge for me, but I think this stamp set is perfect for this type of card. Can you believe I found this stamp set and 5 others at our local Dollar Tree store for $1 each? The ribbon is from Reasonable Ribbon. I just love the rich colors and textures of their ribbons.

So that's my project for today. Now why not head on over to the Sisterhood and check out my sistah's inspiration projects and enter the challenge? You have until 8pm, Sunday March 4th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Banner Year

Hi everyone! Are you ready for a fun new challenge? Then head on over to the Sisterhood of Crafters for our next challenge. I am thrilled to be the hostess and I have chosen the theme:
"A Banner Year"
This past year brought a few difficulties, but I am only going to focus on the good and looking forward to a great year spent with family and friends.
I purchased a British Magazine "Cardmaking" and the free stamp set was all baking images. I began with this bright striped designer paper. Next I added the chipboard banner sticker. I used my Nestibilities scalloped circle die to create the mat for my image. The image was stamped with Fun Stampers Journey "black licorice" ink and then cut out with my Nestibilities circle die. I cut a piece of ribbon into a banner and then added the strip of white with the sentiment on top. Last I added a bow from the same ribbon. The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils.

Why not head on over to the Sisterhood and join in the fun. My sistahs have some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you.

Remember you have until 8pm Sunday February 25th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hugs,
Terri  
 

Sweet Birthday

Hello everyone! It is my turn once again to host the challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme for this challenge is "A Banner Year".

Please create a card or project with banners, pennants, flags, etc. as your focus.
The cake and sentiment are from a stamp set created especially for Creative Stamping Magazine. It is called "Sprinkled With Love" and includes 16 image stamps and 13 sentiments. 

Starting with a white cardstock base, I then added this beautiful striped paper by the Paper Studio. I used my scalloped and circle Nestibilities to created the panel for a frame around the cake. Pop dots were used to give the cake image dimension and the image was colored with Spectrum Noire pencils. The sentiment frame was created using a strip of violet cardstock and white cardstock. Last I added the purple grosgrain ribbon. 

Now it is your turn to head on over to the Sisterhood and play along. My sistahs have some gorgeous inspiration projects to share with you.

The challenge ends 8pm Sunday, February 25th. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wonderful Time of Year

Welcome back everyone! Marsha is the hostess of our challenge that begins today at the Sisterhood of Crafters.

The challenge theme is "Dashing Through The Snow". Create a snowman, build a snowy scene, etc. just make sure to use snow somewhere on your project.

Here is my the project I created to give you inspiration.
I started with a piece of white card stock for the base, then added a layer of light blue card stock for the mat. Next, I used a sheet of designer paper from a Winter stack by DCWV. The snowflakes are silver stickers. 

A quick and easy card that I think turned out very nice. I am not a big fan of winter temperatures, but do love to look at the snow. We have about 6 inches of snow here in Northeast Ohio and after a couple of weeks in the low teens and single digit temperatures, I am happy to say we have finally reached temps of 30 degrees and above.

It is time for you to get busy and create a fabulous project to share with us. Stop by the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects created by my team mates, then enter your creation.

Stay warm and have a great day.
Terri 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Festival of Trees

Hi everyone! Today begins the last challenge of the year at the Sisterhood of Crafters with Agata as our hostess. The theme for this challenge is "ALL ABOUT CHRISTMAS".

Stampin' Up's "Festival of Trees" has always been one of my favorite Christmas stamp sets. It can be used in so many different ways to create beautiful, fun projects.

I added a piece of plaid DCWV designer paper to the front of a white card stock base. I used my SU tree punch to create the trees from DCWV paper and adhered them to the front of the card with pop dots. Then I stamped the sentiment with FSJ Limeade Splash on a strip of white card stock  and layered that onto a strip of green card stock. Last I added the three gems to the upper right hand corner.

The designer papers give the feeling of being in a cabin in the woods at Christmas. It would be so peaceful sitting by a fire and watching the snow fall.

Well, that's my project for today. Now it's your turn to enter your creation into the challenge. Head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my sistahs.

Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!
Terri

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Reindeer Crossing

It's time to announce a new challenge at the Stinkin' Inkers. The theme for this month is Celebrate the Holidays.

Do you celebrate Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanzaa or Chinese New Year, etc? Use the holiday you celebrate at this time of year as the focus of your project.

I decided to create a card that looked a little more masculine. Plus I know all the kiddies are excited for Santa and his reindeer's visit.
To create the reindeer, I used my Crafter's Companion Diamond Press and dies.
Then I added DCWV designer paper to the bottom of a white card stock base. The reindeer were adhered with glue runner. Next I stamped the sentiment and holly leaves with Limeade Splash and added gems for the berries. Last I wrapped the red and white twine around the card three times and tied into a knot.

I am very pleased with the way my card turned out.

Why not head on over to the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog and enter your own creation? My design team has created some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you. 

Remember you have until 7pm, Friday December 29th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person. This month we have an added surprise - we are being sponsored by StickerYou and the prize is a $30 gift certificate. 

Merry Christmas!
Terri

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Give Thanks

The Sisterhood of Crafters begins a new challenge today and the theme is "Give Thanks".

My husband and I have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, 5 adorable grandchildren and a son-in-law that my husband and I think of as the son we never had. We are looking forward to a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner at our older daughter's house tomorrow and enjoying watching the children play.

Here is my card of thanks for all the blessings we have received this year.
After cutting the 3 image panels, I stacked them and used Fun Stampers Journey inks to stamp the leaves around the edges. These panels were then layered onto gold mats and adhered to a white card stock base. I then stamped and fussy cut two leaves for the center of the top panel and added a gold ribbon with the "Thanks" tag.

This is the first time I have created one of these cards and I must say I am pleased with the outcome.

Now it is your turn to share your projects with us. Head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the sistahs and enter your creation. Limit of 3 entries per person. You have until 8pm Sunday, December 3rd to enter.

Happy Thanksgiving!
Terri
 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

I See Spots

Today begins a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and I am so excited to be the hostess. The theme of this challenge is "I See Spots". Create a project with dots as your focus.

I found this pretty design paper by DCWV in my stash and loved the bright dots.
After adhering the dot designer paper to my card base, I cut a strip of blue to make a mat, then added the bright yellow satin ribbon. Using my large oval Nestibilities and Cut 'n Boss machine, I created the scalloped frame from yellow with white dot designer paper. Next I stamped my image by Just For Fun stamps on white card stock and used my large oval Nestibility die cut the panel. The sentiment panel and frame were created with my SU 1 1/2" scallop circle punch and SU 1 1/4" circle punch.

These panels were adhered to the front of the card using pop dots for dimension. The image and sentiment were stamped with Fun Stampers Journey "Dark Roast" in.

Now it's your turn to share your creations. Head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration projects from my sistahs. You have until 8pm, Sunday November 5th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Love & Wishes

Hello everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. A new challenge begins today at the Sisterhood of Crafters with Diane as our hostess. Since October is National Breast Cancer month, Diane would like you to create a project around the "Pink Think" theme.

In 1987, I lost a sister to pancreatic cancer. My mom passed away in 2001 with hypertension complications caused by thyroid cancer and my oldest sister passed away in 2011 from lung cancer. Working on this project brought back a lot of memories.

For my project I created a card using paper and decoupage sheets from Hundydory pack that I got a while back with a cardmaking magazine.

I added the background paper to a white card stock base. I added a strip of pink satin ribbon, then used pop dots to raise the circle panel for dimension. Next I added the strip of 3 flowers and last the large flower in the center. After adding the butterfly, I added clear gems to 3 of the little flowers around the circle for contrast. The bow of pink satin was added using a glue dot and the sentiment panel was raised with pop dots.

Now it's your turn to share your project. Head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my sistah's and enter your creation. You have until 8pm, Sunday October 22nd to enter. Limit of 3 entries.

Hugs,
Terri

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall Thanks

The theme for the new challenge at the Crafting With An Attitude is "Thankful". What are you thankful for? I love the fall colors and Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. For my project I chose my Darice Autumn Text embossing folder and embossed a sheet of kraft paper.
Then I sponged Walnut Stain Distress ink over the embossed image using a sponge applicator. While the ink dried, I adhered a sheet of yellow with white dots designer paper to the front of my base card, then added the embossed panel. The yellow sunflower from Mikie's Favor Embellishments was applied with a glue dot. Using sticky strip I added a strip of ivory lace and wrapped a piece of burgundy/ivory checked ribbon over the top, then tied a bow with the same ribbon and used a glue dot to adhere to the card.
 
The embossed text brings back memories of getting together with family and giving thanks for all the blessings we received during the year. Now that my daughters have families of their own, my husband and I enjoy a quiet Thanksgiving meal at home and relax watching football and Christmas movies.

Why not hop on over to the Crafting With An Attitude challenge blog and take a look at the wonderful inspiration projects my team have created?

You have until 7pm Sunday October 22nd to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Wishing you many blessings of the season.

Terri

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Let's Party!

Hello everyone! A new challenge begins today at the Stinkin' Inkers. This month's theme is "Monster Mash". Create a projects with monsters as your focus. For example: aliens, superheroes, witches, mummies, goblins,etc.

For my project, I chose this sweet monster image called "Monster Party" by Pink Gem Designs.
I started with a base of gray card stock. Next, using my bare branch die from Memory Box, I cut three trees and adhered them to the base. The monsters were colored with my Spectrum Noire pencils. Then I fussy cut around the image and adhered with pop dots for dimension. I added red/white twine for the balloon and added a bow.

Looks like these little guys might do a little trick or treating on their way to the party. Be sure to give them a treat if you pass by them on Halloween.

Why not join in the fun? Stop by the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog for more adorable inspiration projects from my design team and enter your own creation.
You have until 7pm, Friday October 27th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Happy Crafting!
Terri

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Butterflies & Poppies

Today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is hosted by Anna. Her theme is "Dies". Create a project using dies as your focus.

I have used 2 dies that I just purchased recently. The background is "Butterfly" by Spellbinders Impressabilities and the flowers are from Spellbinders "Asters & Poppies" die set.
The background paper is from DCWV and adhered to a base of white card stock.
Next I cut the "Butterfly" Impressabilities die from white card stock and used white glue to adhere to the background. I cut the "Poppies" die twice from SU "Sage Green" card stock and glued them to the front of the card. The sentiment was stamped with Fun Stampers Journey "Limeade Splash" ink on a strip of white card stock, then adhered to a strip of sage green card stock to the top of the card. It is hard to tell from the picture, but the white satin ribbon has little white embroidered flowers. The bow was attached with a glue dot. 

If you would like to join a fun challenge, head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects from the sistah's, then enter the challenge with your creation. You may enter 3 projects.

The challenge ends 8pm, Sunday October 1st. Have a great day!

Terri

 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Birthday, Jedi!

Our new challenge begins today over at the Sisterhood of Crafters, with Agata as our hostess. The theme for this challenge is "Oh, Boy! What Next?".

My grandson just turned 7 and is infatuated with Star Wars and says that it is his favorite movie even though he has never seen it. I suspect the advertising of the new movie and merchandise has spurred him on.

With that in mind I created this birthday card for him using clip art found on the internet.
 I started with a base of white card stock. The light gray card stock was embossed with the Cuttlebug "Birthday" folder, then adhered to the base. I created the sentiment on my computer, printed it out and layered it onto a strip of black card stock. After fussy cutting around Yoda, I used pop dots to give him dimension.

The inside of the card reads "Celebrate you must. Wishing you a birthday out of this galaxy". This card will go perfectly with the rebel trooper we are giving him as a gift.

Okay, time to you to head over the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my 'sistahs'. You have until 8pm Sunday, September 24th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri