Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Fall Days

I am exicited to share my project for the Sisterhood challenge "Fall Colors" with you today. Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. I love all the reds, oranges and yellows against a blue sky.
The basket was made using my Envelope Punch Board and Stampin' Up old olive cardstock and DCWV fall designer paper. The stamp set is SU's "Autumn Leaf Print" stamp set and Real Red, Pumpkin Orange and Old Olive SU markers. Pop dots lift the rough cut leaves for dimension and topped of with orange and green grosgrain ribbon bow. The leaf vine across the handle was purchased at a local craft store in the ribbon department.

It would make a beautiful center piece for a table or a nice gift for that someone special. It is such an easy project, I will definitely be making more for friends and family.

 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Make A Wish

My project for today is a fall birthday card. This picture doesn't show the true beauty of the image I found on Pinterest. (I really need to find a better place for my photo box, so I can get the proper lighting.)


Details:

Cardstock: White for the base, Chocolate (Core'dinations)

Designer Paper: DCWV's Amber Autumn Stack

Sentiment stamp: Make a Wish (don't know the manufacturer)

Die Cut: Memory Box "Lovely Tendril"

Embellishment: Pumpking Ribbon


I found a few more similar pictures to use on projects. I will be using them for birthday, Thanksgiving and general fall projects.

Thanks for visiting. Please stop by again soon.

Terri

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Simple Birthday

Hello everyone. Today's project is a simple birthday card. I just received my order from Stampin' Up and couldn't wait to create with the Flower Shop stamp set and pansy punch.


I used my Spectrum Noire markers to color the flowers and used the blender pen to make them look like watercolor. White cardstock was used for the base and the designer paper is from DCWV. SU Blue Ballet and Core'dinations black cardstock were used for the mat behind the flowers. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up.

I have been trying to get up early, so I can work on projects in the morning before my 2 year old granddaughter gets here. I may have to add a little table in my craft room for her and then she can be my crafting buddy. For now, her attention span is very short, so she jumps around from one thing to another every couple of minutes. But, I wouldn't want her any other way.

Well, that's all I have for today. Stop by again soon.

Terri

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Season of Thanks

Fall has always been my favorite time of the year. All those beautiful bright flowers and leaves. I have so much to be Thankful for this year. Good friends, healthy, happy family, four beautiful fun-loving grandchildren and other God-given blessings. I want to share a Thanksgiving card with you today. It is very simple, but I think quite elegant. The recipe follows the photo.



 Recipe:

Cardstock: SU White, SU Marigold Morning

Designer Paper: DCWV Amber Autumn Stack

Sentiment: SU Holidays and Wishes (2007)

 Embellishments: Chocolate Organdy Ribbon, Chocolate Gingham Ribbon, Gold Leaf Button


The focal image was found on Pinterest


I hope you have time to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather. Temperature for today here in Northeast Ohio is 75 degrees and tomorrow the high is supposed to be 79 degrees with isolated thunderstorms. Then back down to the 50's and 60's.

Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge "Think Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Thanks for visiting.

Terri


Thursday, October 9, 2014

Craft Show Pics

Hello friends. Sorry I haven't posted much lately. Last week was busy with babysitting and finishing items for my craft show on Saturday.  Here are some pics of my set up:






Rain (or should I say "downpours) kept people away for most of the day. Some of the customers said  some areas had snow or hail. However, I am pleased with the outcome of my first show. I made enough to cover the cost of my space and a profit of $20.00. Most of my sales were on $1.50 and $2.50 items.

Now I am preparing for a craft show on November 22nd. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and more people will attend.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and visiting.

Terri


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Think Pink

Hello, everyone! Hope you are having a wonderful day. The new challenge beginning today at the Sisterhood is "Think Pink" in honor of Breast Cancer Month. My mother's baby sister died of breast cancer when she was 38 years old. My mom died of complications of thyroid cancer, my older sister died of lung cancer and my other sister died of pancreatic cancer. I have had this stamp set for quite awhile and never used it, so this was the perfect challenge.

Now for my card and the details.



Recipe:
Cardstock: SU white and Pink Passion
Die: Sizzix Scallop frame
Ink: SU Pink Passion
Embellishments: Pearl bridal spray, pink gingham ribbon

Okay, now it's your turnl. Head over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the Sistahs, then share your project with us. You could be one of the top award winners.

Please visit again soon.

Terri

Friday, September 26, 2014

Lollipop, Lollipop

Hi friends! We have had such beautiful weather her in Northeastern Ohio for the past few days. My granddaughter and I have been taking lots of walks, visiting the library and going to the park. Trying to enjoy the nice days before the cold weather arrives.

My project today is a lollipop holder that I found on Pinterest (of course). Isn't this lollipop holder the cutest? You can find the tutorial here.  It is a quick and easy project.



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Stampin' Up cardstock was used for the base. Then I used my 1 1/4" circle punch for the circle and my 
1 3/8" scalloped punch for the frame. White woven ribbon was tied in a bow around the lollipop stem. Half of the holders are Tootsie Roll Pops and the other half are Charm Blow Pops.

Okay, time to run to the grocery store before I pick up my granddaughter. Have a wonderful day!

Terri

 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Bright Colored Memos

Today I would like to share another one of my craft show items. These post-it-note holders are so easy to make. I found the tutorial on Pinterest by Katie Adams. Her instructions are very clear which makes it a quick project. You will find her tutorial here.



Now that I have them all put together, I have to decorate them. That's what I will be doing over the weekend. Can't believe the craft show is only 1 week away.

I hope to get a few more cards ready by next Saturday. It has been a challenge because my younger daughter started a job on Monday and I have my 2 year old granddaughter every day from 2:30-7:30pm. I am going to buy some kids stamps, so she can join me in my craft room. Hopefully, she will become my crafting buddy.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge "Many Layers".


Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Bonjour

Hello everyone! We had some fabulous entries for our "Single Layer" challenge at the Sisterhood, so this week the challenge is "Lots of Layers".  I'm not sure why, but single layer cards are always a real challenge for me. Maybe it's because I using lots of embellishments, such as flowers, gems, ribbons etc.
Vintage is my favorite type of project to create. Now on to my project:





The materials for this card are from Stampin' Up. I used Close to Cocoa for the brown mats and creamy caramel for the lighter color mat. The script is the "French Flair" background stamp and the flowers are from "More Petal Prints" (retired in 2006). The flower, script and dotted panels were sponged with close to cocoa ink to give them a destressed look. Using the 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" created the panel for the "Bonjour" sentiment. Chocolate organdy ribbon ties everything together for a vintage look.


Now it is your turn, so head on over the Sisterhood, check out the inspiration from the sistahs and get busy creating.

I am so happy you stopped to visit with me today. Please come again.

Terri

Monday, September 22, 2014

Craft Show Time

Hello eveyone! My first craft show of the season is just a week away. Today I want to share my "Lil' Miss Glam Kit" with you. I found the tutorial for this cute box on Pinterest. You can find the tutorial by Heidi Baks here. I made some of these boxes filled with a nail file, hand sanitizer and lip gloss for women. Since little girls like to play make up, I decided to fill these boxes with a small emery board, little girl nail polish, lip gloss and fancy ring. I am anxious to see if they will be a good seller. 



I know my 7 year old granddaughter would love to have her own kit. Although her birthday is coming up on the 28th of the month, I think I will save this idea for Christmas. Now I will have to come up with an idea for my grandson.

Okay. That's it for today. Please let me know what you think of my creation. I love receiving comments about my work.

Have a great day!

Terri

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Butterfly and Bird Notes

This past weekend was spent making more items for my craft show. Today I want to share the note pad and pencil sets I put together. Aren't these papers gorgeous? The cardstock is Stampin' Up, the bird panels are from K & Company and the butterfly panel is from DCWV. The tutorial is courtesy of Darlene and can be found here. (Thanks Dar!) So quick and easy to make and who doesn't need a little note pad in their purse or car. I know I never seem to have a piece of paper when I need it. May have to use one of these myself.


These could be used as a stocking stuffer or as a gift for a co-worker, friend, teacher, etc. My daughters will receiving one for Christmas. I should make one for my husband, but he would forget to take it in the car. (I carry a small purse, because he is always asking me to hold things for him, like his camera, extra batteries, pens, etc.) Maybe I should get him a man bag for Christmas!?

Well, that's it for today. Please stop by and visit with me again. I would love to receive any comments on my work.

Have a great day!

Terri

Monday, September 15, 2014

Snow Day

While spending the day with, Darlene, a couple of weeks ago I started making some Christmas/Winter cards. There are so many wonderful images on Pinterest and image reminded me of days spent outside with my two daughters. When we got cold we would come inside and have hot cocoa and cookies. How I miss those days.

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White cardstock was used for the base and the background paper is from DCWV's winter stack. Darlene was kind enough to let me use her Martha Stewart icycle and snowman/tree punches. The image was layered onto a piece of red cardstock. Now I just need to add the sentiment and maybe some ribbon.

I am certainly not ready for snow, but do hope we have a white Christmas. I love to see how excited my grandchildren get when it starts snowing.

Thanks for visiting today. Happy crafting!

Terri

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Christmas Already?

Can you believe that Christmas is only 3 1/2 months away? With that in mind, I decided to start working on my Christmas cards. I joined the "Stamps of Life" stamp/die club and received my first set of stamps and dies last Friday. There was so much going on in my life over the weekend and today was the first chance I had to play with my new toys. My card was created with the Ornaments4Christmas stamp set and matching dies. Recipe follows the photo.


Recipe:

Cardstock: SU Whisper White, DCWV Foiled Cardstock (blue)
Designer Paper: The Paper Studio Old World Winter stack
Dies: Stamp of Life large Christmas ornament & topper, small Christmas ornament, snowflake disc
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishment: Sheer Ivory Satin Trimmed Ribbon 

I hope I have more time to play with these wonderful stamps and dies tomorrow. There are ten pieces in the stamp set and six dies. I can hardly wait to see what next month's set will be. For now, you can check out this fabulous set here

Thanks for stopping by to visit. Have a great day!

Terri


 



Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Petite Petals

Sorry I am late in posting. Just never seems to be enough time to get everything done. But here we go with today's project for the Sisterhood's "Single Layer" challenge. A few months ago, I purchased the "Petite Petals" stamp set from Stamin' Up, but never used it. This seemed like the perfect stamps to use for a single layer card and the sentiment (from another unknown stamp set) fits perfectly.  Love all the beautiful ink colors Stampin' Up has to offer. 



Although it is hard to tell from the picture, the ribbon is violet and I used clear self-sticking gems for the  center of each flower. Great idea for when you need a quick card. I may make a few sets of these for note cards using different colors of ribbon and ink.

Now, why not head on over to the Sisterhood and check out my Sistahs creations, then join in on the fun? You could be our next "TOP SISTER" or "TOP THREE" winner.

Happy Crafting!

Terri

Friday, September 5, 2014

Simple Thank You

My project for today is a card I created for our SU stamping group that meets Wednesday, September 10th. Everything used to make the card is from Stampin' Up except the clear gem. The designer paper is now retired, but I still love the double-sided print. The sentiment tag was punched using a 1 3/8" circle punch and the 1 3/8 scalloped circle punch. The sentiment is a stamp from the Simply Sketched set. I used SU's Decorative Dots embossing folder to emboss the background. The bow was made with my envelope punch board.


This would be a beautiful layout for a wedding, anniversary, or thinking of you card, just by changing the embossing folder and sentiment.  Such a simple but elegant project.


Thanks for stopping by today. I would love to hear from you, so if you have time, leave a comment.

Terri

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Double Dutch

There are so many fancy fold cards on Pinterest and I have been trying to get brave enough to make some. So today I want to share a double dutch card. It was so easy to make and I really like the way it turned out. Wish I had spotted this card before I did my project for the Sisterhood's challenge "Fancy Folds", which I am hosting.

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Recipe:

Cardstock: White, SU Soft Plum, Black
Ink: Soft Plum
Embossing Folder: Darice 
Dies: Nestibilities Ovals, Scalloped Ovals, Labels Five, Memory Box Butterfly
Punch: Martha Stewart Eyelet Scallop Punch
Embellishments: White Wedding Flowers

When I embossed my top fold, I didn't realize that I had the embossing folder turned the wrong way, so it is debossed. But I thought it looked kinda nice that way and left it. The frame for the sentiment panel was sponged with SU soft plum ink. I also sponged the flower with the soft plum. I found the image and the sentiment on Pinterest.

It is hard to tell from the picture, but the butterfly was cut from white and soft plum cardstock, then glued together for dimension. The body and antenna were cut from black cardstock. Now that I know how easy this card is to make, I will definitely be creating more.

Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood and check out the new challenge "Fancy Fold" cards. The Sistahs have some fantastic projects for inspiration. 

Thanks for visiting with me today.

Terri

 


 





















Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Open the Gate

I am so excited to be the hostess for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge this week. I always forget about all the different ways to fold cards, so this will be a great challenge for me. I decided to make a gate fold card. (One of these days, I might get brave enough to try a step card.) Now for the details of my project.

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Recipe:

Cardstock: Teal, White

Designer Paper: Colorbok Jewel Box

Dies: Labels One

Punches: Large and Small Tag Punches

Ink: Momento Black

Embellishments: Large rose and white lace


Okay, now it's your turn. Head on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from the "sistahs" and enter your creations. Who knows, you could be our next "Top Sister".

Terri

Monday, August 25, 2014

Make a Note

I have been fighting an ear infection all weekend and just didn't feel much like working on projects. When my hubby and I went to the grocery store I purchased some ear drops and that helped to get me into the mood for crafting. Darlene has a fabulous tutorial for these notepads and I just had to try them. They are super easy and will make wonderful gifts or craft show items. You can find the tutorial here.  Now for my creations:


For the note pad holder I used SU and Core'dinations cardstock as the base. The designer papers are from various companies also, such as DCWV, K & Company, etc. The embellishments are from Tim Holtz, Minds Eye and K & Company. The stamp was from a 3 pack of stamps purchased for $2.00 at Michaels.
I will package the note pads in a plastic bag along with a pencil or pen.

I need to get all of my craft items together and see how much I have to sell. I'm sure I will need to make more of everything, but want to concentrate on what I need the most.

That's it for today. I think I need to use my ear drops again and lay down for awhile. Don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood on Wednesday for our next challenge.

Terri

Friday, August 22, 2014

Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble

Still working on items for my craft show in October and wanted to share these gum pack covers with you. All of the images were made using the 1 3/8" scallop punch and wiggle eyes.


Instructions:

1. Cut cardstock 3" by 6 1/2". 
2. Score on the long side at 1 1/2", 2", 4 1/2" and 5".
3. Wrap cardstock around "Extra" bubble gum and secure with sticky tape.
4. Decorate as desired. 

Easy and quick craft for all those little monsters that show up at your door on Halloween. Unfortunately, we don't get trick or treaters on our street. There are only 5 houses on our street and the kids are all grown up. My grandchildren will get these in their Halloween treat baskets.

Okay, off to work on more craft show items. If you make any of these covers, I would love to see pictures of your creations.

As always, thanks for stopping by.

Terri

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Trick or Treat

Yesterday I started working on some Halloween treats for a craft show on October 4th. Normally, I don't do Halloween, but since this craft show is early I decided I should do a few items for the kids. Will also make some for my grandchildren. This Hershey bar slider is a very quick and simple project. My friend, Darlene, has a tutorial here



I used cardstock from various companies (Stampin' Up, DCWV, Coredinations) and the image stamps I picked up for $1.00 at a local scrapbooking store. 

I also need to work on more cards (of all types), Hersey bar sliders, gum pack wrappers, nugget boxes, travel kleenex boxes and other items for Christmas craft shows. As the saying goes "so much to do and so little time."

Thanks for visiting with me today and don't forget to stop by the Sisterhood for our "Favorite Color" challenge. You have until 8pm Sunday, August 24th to enter.

Terri