Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Winter Drive

Brrrr! Well, winter has arrived here in Northeast Ohio.  In the hopes of a white Christmas, I decided to create a card that gives the feeling of a beautiful winter day for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge beginning today. Our hostess for this challenge is Vickie and her theme is:
"Create a Winter Scene"
The image for my card is from a set of digi stamps given to the members of Richard Garay's Facebook group RG Studio360.

The base card is Navy Blue card stock. The background paper is from a DCWV Christmas pad. After printing out the two trucks, I colored them with Prismacolor pencils and fussy cut around them. Two pieces of white card stock were torn to make the hills of snow. The trucks were adhered with pop dots to add dimension. I used a Fiskars small punch to create the snowflakes and added clear gems to the center. The sentiment panel was included with the truck digi stamps.

Be sure to stop by the Sisterhood to check out the design team's beautiful inspiration projects and join in the fun.

Happy Holidays!
Terri 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Matt & Molly Rockin'

Hello everyone! The new challenge begins today at Leann's World 101. I am definitely in the Christmas mood and wanted to express the fun and excitement around this time of year.

I chose this sweet image of Matt and Molly dancing for my focus. Looks like they are having a great time and makes me want to party.
The base card is white card stock and the designer paper is from a pack of Stampin' Up paper I had purchased quite a few years ago. This was one of my favorite packs of paper and thankfully I had enough left to create this card. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencil and after threading the green satin ribbon through the button holes, I tied them in bows and ahered them with a heavy glue.

I would love for you to join our challenge at Leann's World 101. Why not stop by and check out the design team's inspiration projects and enter for your chance to win.

Leann is also having a 12 Days of Christmas Event on her Facebook Group page. Check it out if you have a chance.

Until next time...
Hugs,
Terri


Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Lavender Bouquet

The Sisterhood of Crafters begins a new challenge today with Debbie as our hostess. The theme for this challenge is:
"Stitched Dies"
When I found a pack of 3D decoupage flowers, I knew they would be perfect for this challenge.
The base of the card is a piece of Recollections lavender card stock. Next I added this beautiful piece of lace, then the oval stitched die panel. Then I began layering the 3D flower pieces and added white pearls to the corners. I did not add a sentiment because I am not sure how I will use this card. It would make a beautiful Birthday, Sympathy, Thinking of You, Get Well or Encouragement card.

If you would like to take part in this challenge, just head on over to the Sisterhood, check out the other team members inspiration projects and enter your own creation.

Have a wonderful day!
Terri 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Angel Music

Today at LeAnn's World 101, I shared a project for my inspiration post using the image "Musica" found here.

I started with a base of white card stock and added a panel of Christmas Reindeer designer paper. Next I cut a 2 1/2" square, cut it in half diagonally and added a piece to the top left and bottom right corners. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and I used a gold glitter gel pen for the harp. Using my Cuttlebug, I cut the mat and the image panel with cross stitched rectangle dies. The image was adhered to the mat with pop dots to add dimension. The sentiment was stamped with India ink onto a strip of white card stock and adhered to a strip of the Reindeer paper. The sentiment strip was also adhered to the bottom right hand corner with pop dots. The gold metallic ribbon was added to coordinate with the gold on the harp.

I hope you will stop by LeAnn's World 101 and join in on the fun. This is a month-long, "Anything Goes" challenge. The design team has created some gorgeous projects for your inspiration.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Darlene is the hostess of the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters and the theme is:
"Mood Board"
Create a card or project using the photos below as your inspiration.
 

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and so I chose this beautiful photo found on Pinterest to create my Thanksgiving card.

The base card is medium brown card stock, then I created a mat with Pumkin card stock.The leaf stems were created using a Sizzix die. The leaf stem is actually bigger than the pieces on the card, but I cut a few leaves off each stem so it would fit better. Then I added the pearls for dimension. I love the verse. It reminds me to always be thankful for God's blessings.

Why not stop by the Sisterhood and see the inspiration projects the team has to share and then enter your creations? 

Hope to see you there.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Terri

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sheena

Time for a new challenge at LeAnn's World 101. I chose this lovely image of Sheena as the focus of my card. You can find this image in LeAnn's Etsy shop here:
I started with a base card of white and added a mat of SU's Rose card stock. Next I added two different design papers by DCWV. The image was colored with Spectrum Noire pencils and fussy cut, then adhered with pop dots for dimension. The sentiment was stamped with black India ink onto a piece of white card stock and punched out with SU's 1 1/4" circle punch and adhered to a scalloped circle of Rose cardstock, with pop dots. I used a piece of lace for embellishment down the right side and added a piece of green grosgrain ribbon for accent. Last I added 3 white silk flowers with pearl centers and 3 floral stems with white pearls.

Stop by LeAnn's World 101 and check out the other inspiration projects by the design team and enter your creation. Hope to see you there.

Hugs from Ohio,
Terri

Friday, November 2, 2018

Rora Kay's Pumpkin and Sunflower Farm

Today I would like to share my project for the Crafting With An Attitude Challenge. The image is from our sponsor's shop - Lacy Sunshine - and can be found here.


All designer papers are from a fall pack by DCWV. I started with a base card of white and added the striped paper. Next I adhered the strip of green to the bottom of the card. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils and adhered to the card front. Using SU's "Always Artichoke" ink I added the sentiment and brushed the edges with the same ink after punching out with my fancy label punch. Pop dots were used to give the sentiment panel dimension. Last I added the green ribbon and flower.

Why not stop by Lacy Sunshine's shop and check out her other amazing images. Then join us at Crafting With An Attitude with your creations. Limit of 3 entries per person. My design team have some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you.

Have a great day.
Terri

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pete

Hello everyone! Today I would like to share a project for my first inspiration post at LeAnn's World 101.

I started with a white card stock base and added a panel green paper. Next I added a brown mat for the image panel. Using a light green ink I stamped the background trees, then added medium green trees and last used a darker green for the trees closest to Pete. The image was colored with Prisma color pencils. I fussy cut around the image and added pop dots for dimension and then added the three flowers in the corner. You can find this darling image here.

You still have time to enter our current challenge at LeAnn's World 101. We would love to see your creations. The design team have some fabulous ispiration projects to share, so stop by and give us a shout.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Time to Laugh

The theme for the new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, hosted by Darlene is:
"Humor"
Created a card or project that shows us what you find funny.
The stamp I used on my project has been in my stash for quite some time. I was having a hard time finding a sentiment to go with it when I remembered I had purchased a couple of funny sentiment stamps a couple of years ago.
 (front)
 
(inside)
The card base was created using white card stock and adding the striped paper by DCWV. SU's scalloped punch was used to create the black mats and SU's circle punch was used to create the gray panel for the sentiment and face stamps. Wiggle eyes were adhered with clear glue. The inside sentiment was stamped onto a white strip and adhered to a black strip. Pop dots were used to add dimension to the inside sentiment panel. Last I added 3 white pearls to the upper right hand corner. 

The design team would love to see your humorous projects, so why not head on over to the Sisterhood and enter the challenge? 

Happy Crafting!
Terri

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Wanderer

For new challenge at Crafting With An Attitude, I wanted to do a fall scene. My husband and I love to hike in the wood's when time permits so for the focus of my card I chose this image from Sheepski Designs called Wanderer.
Starting with a white card stock base, I then added the beautiful forest image found on Pinterest. After coloring the digi of the Wanderer and squirrel with prismacolor pencils, I fussy cut around them and adhered with pop dots for dimension. The sentiment was stamped on a strip of white card stock and adhered with a glue runner. Last a I added the flowers that have been in my stash forever and added an ivory pearl for the center.

I did not add a sentiment inside, because I'm not sure if I will use this card for a retirement or birthday card. It would work well for either.

The challenge at Crafting With An Attitude ends on October 28th, so you still have time to enter. My team has some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you.

You might also want to check out the challenges at the following sites:


Have a great day and Happy Crafting!


 

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Cute Spooks

"Fall" has officially arrived here in Northeast Ohio. Along with cooler temperatures come bonfires, hayrides, apples, pumpkins, scarecrows and Halloween.

Since I am hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, I have chosen the theme:
"Cute Spooks" 
I can hardly wait to see the children dressed up in their Halloween costumes. For my card, I chose 3 Halloween character stamps as my focus.
 
I started with a card base of purple, then tore a piece of brown to add as the ground. The two tree were cut from a piece DCWV designer paper and adhered to the base. After stamping and coloring the images with my Prismacolor pencils, I fussy cut around them and added pop dots for dimension. The pumpkins were digi stamps that were colored with Prismacolor pencils and adhered with pop dots. Last I stamped the sentiment onto white card stock, fussy cut around it, then adhered that to a strip of brown card stock and fussy cut a mat.

The Sisterhood team would love to see your creations. For inspiration, check out the teams projects to get you started.

Hope to see you there. Happy crafting!
 



Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Susie

Hello everyone. I am excited to announce that I am a new member of LeAnn's World 101 Challenge Blog. Her images are fabulous and I am so happy to be a part of her wonderful team.

For my first team project I have used "Susie" found in LeAnn's shop here.
A piece of white card stock was used for the base. Next I added a piece of dotted brown designer paper, then added the strip of flower paper in the center and overlaid a piece of cardstock beehive paper. The image was adhered to a brown stitched panel. After fussy cutting around the image, I adhered her to the brown mat with pop dots for dimension. The flowers were applied with glue dots and brown pearls were added to the centers. All designer papers are by Ki Memories from their Growing Garden paper pad. Recollections brown cardstock was die cut with rectangle stitched dies from Cheapo Dies. The sentiment is cut from the Growing Garden paper pad. Image was colored using Prismacolor pencils.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Stop by LeAnn's Etsy shop and look at her adorable images. Then why not join in the challenge with your creations? The design team has some gorgeous inspiration projects to get you started.

Happy Crafting!
Terri

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Apple Pickin' Time

Marsha is our hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters.
The theme she has chosen is:
"Fall is in the Air"
What comes to mind when you think of Fall? I love heading to the orchard to pick apples. This year, I will have to settle for purchasing some at a farm market.

For the focus of my project, I chose this digi of a basket of apples. The image was colored with Prismacolor pencils.
 
I started with a white card stock base and added the white/green striped designer paper. Next I added a strip of light brown card stock to the left side. The image was adhered to a panel of red/white gingham designer paper and layered onto the card. Last I add the stitched green grosgrain ribbon from Stampin' Up. I used black ink to stamp the sentiment in the lower right hand corner. It is hard to tell from the photo, but some of the apples were cut from another copy of the image and adhered with pop dots.

We would love to see your creations. Head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects by my sistah's. Then enter your project for a chance to be our next Top Winner.

Have a great day.
Terri  

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Lookin' Sharp

Diane is the hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters that begins today and here theme is:
"Cozy Plaid"
I decided to use my new Truly Taylored stamp set from Stampin' Up and matching punch for this challenge.
Beginning with a brown card stock base I added plaid paper from DCWV. Then I cut 3 squares from brown card stock, cut one in half for the collar and added the third for a pocket. After stamping and fussy cutting the glasses, I added them to the pocket. Then I stamped the sentiment, punched it out and adhered it to a piece fo brown card stock. Using my scissors, I trimmed the brown to about 1/4" around the sentiment for a mat. Last I add the orange red buttons.

My older brother has a birthday coming up in November. I think I will send this card to him. He wears a lot of polo shirts, so this will be perfect.

If you are looking for a fun challenge, head on over to the Sisterhood and share you creations with us. The sisters have some beautiful inspiration projects to help you get started. Remember there is a limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Hugs,
Terri

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Fall Leaves

Hello everyone! Are you up for a new challenge at the Stinkin' Inkers?
"Leaves Are Falling"
I found this image of leaves and berries on Pinterest and decided it would be the perfect image for this challenge.
Studio 71 markers from Pat Catans were used to color the image. I just love the bright colors. I don't remember where I got the sentiment stamp, but I thought it fit perfectly with the flourish around the image. After adhering everything to the tan card base, I splattered Fun Stampers Gold Silk in onto the card.

This card could be used as a Thank You, Thinking of You or Encouragement card. Sometimes we all need to know we matter and are loved.

Now why not hop on over the the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog and enter your creation? The design team has some love inspiration projects to share with you.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Bloomin' Flowers

Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well on this beautiful August day. The Sisterhood has a new challenge starting today and Gwendolyn is our hostess.
The theme of this challenge is:
"Bloomin' Flowers"
For my project, I used a set of 3D Decoupage Flowers. I love the dimension achieved once all the pieces are in place.
Starting with a white card stock base, I added a piece of DCWV pink floral patterned paper. Next I added a piece of SU's Certain Celery card stock as a mat for the flower panel. Last I added this beautiful pink satin ribbon tied in a bow. I left off the sentiment because I am not sure how I will use this card. It could be used for Thank You, Thinking of You, Birthday, etc.

I hope you like my project for today. Now why not hop on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inspiration projects by my sistah's and enter your own creation?

Have a wonderful day,
Terri

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Printed Page

This week's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is hosted by Vickie. The theme for this challenge is:
"Printed Page Background"
The background for my card is a piece of card stock from DCWV that fits the theme perfectly.
 
Before adhering the printed panel to a white card stock base, I used a sponge to add gray ink to the panel. Then I stamped the flower silhouette in gray on a white square of card stock and added 3 black gems. This panel was matted with a square black panel. The sentiment panel was created in the same way. Black organdy ribbon was added to the image panel, then adhered to the base with pop dots for dimension. The sentiment panel was also adhered with pop dots. Last I added black satin ribbon to the side.

I really enjoyed creating a project for this theme. Black and white is one of my favorite color combinations.

Now it is your turn. Hop on over to the Sisterhood. check out the inspiration projects created by my sistah's and enter your creation for a chance to be our Top Winner.

Have a great day!
Terri

 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Steamed Heat

A new challenge has begun a the Stinkin' Inkers and the theme is:
"Steamed Heat"
Create a card or project using an image that reminds you of summer.
I love anything vintage and retro, so when I found this image on Pinterest I knew it would be perfect for this theme. The printed background reminded me of sand dollars found at the beach and was adhered to a white card stock base. I cut the doily in half and attached it to the back of the card, then adhered the panel to the designer paper. After stamping the sentiment in black ink onto a strip of white card stock I fussy cut around it. I attached the sentiment panel to a strip of kraft paper and fussy cut again. I used pop dots to give the panel dimension. Next I added the white ribbon tied a knot. Last I stamped the sea star and sea shell with light brown ink, attached to the card with pop dots and added a pearl center.

This is where I would like to be right now. Sitting beside the sea, reading a book, with an ice cold drink.

Okay, now it's your turn. Head on over to the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog, check out the fabulous inspiration projects by my team and enter your creations for a chance to be our top winner.

Limit of 3 entries per person please.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Sunny Days

Debbie is our hostess for the new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Her theme for this challenge is "Summer Vacation".

I would love to be on the beach soaking up some sun and relaxing as the waves roll in. I found these summer stickers in my stash and started creating my project.
 
Stampin' Up "Blue Bashful" card stock was layered onto a white card base.  I then tore a piece of light brown card stock and added it to the blue for the sand. The clouds were fussy cut and adhered with pop dots. I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the largest cloud. Using my 2" Ek success scallop punch I created the sun using yellow gingham designer paper.

I can picture myself laying back on the lounge chair with a book in my hand and a nice tall glass of ice tea. Would you like to come along with me?

Now 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, then enter your project. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a wonderful day.
Terri

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Retirememt Journey

This month's challenge at the Stinkin' Inkers is:
"Trains, Planes and Automobiles"
For my project I chose to create a card using a retro car stamp from Hot Off The Press.
The car was stamped with Versafine Black ink, then colored with a red Studio 71 alcohol marker and fussy cut. White card stock was used to create the base of the card with a blue embossed panel by David Tutera as the background. I also used an embossed silver strip by David Tutera to showcase the car. The sentiments were stamped with the same ink and matted with red. Pop dots were used to create dimension on the car and two top sentiment panels.

Would road trips be a wonderful way to "Enjoy your retirement"?

There is still time to join in on the fun. Hop over to the Stinkin' Inkers challenge blog and check out the teams fabulous inspiration projects, then enter you own creation.

Hope to see you there.
Terri