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


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Star Congrats

The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters, hosted by Darlene, is
"Favorite Color"
My favorite color has always been blue. Any shade of blue. So for this challenge I wanted to make a card using different shades of blue with just a touch of white.
 
I used a star embossing folder to emboss the light blue panel and layered that onto a navy card stock base. I then used navy ink to stamp the image onto a light blue strip and adhered that to a navy blue strip and glued to the top of the card. After cutting 3 narrow strips of navy blue card stock, adhered them to the front of the card, cutting the extra that hung over the edges. Next I cut 3 medium white stars and added small navy blue stars to the center and glued the to the center strip. Then I cut 2 medium navy stars and added 2 light blue stars to the center and glued them under the narrow strips.

This would make a great graduation or retirement card. Especially for the guys.

Head on over to the Sisterhood and check out my sistahs inpiration projects and enter you creations. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Flyin' High

Hello everyone! Thanks for stopping by for a visit. The new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters begins today and Darlene is our hostess. The theme is:

"Something you might see in the sky"

I always loved to take my girls to the park and fly kites. It was great seeing other families out flying their bright colored kites. Unfortunately, that seems to be a long lost activity. 

I decided to try my hand at creating a kite. First, I cut the diamond shape and colored with Marvy markers.
I found this paper in my stash and that gave me the idea to create the kite. Unfortunately, I don't remember where I purchased it.

Once I created the kite I added black cord and knotted gingham ribbon to create the tail and adhered it to the background with pop dots. Then I added the red gingham bow.

I used the fancy label punch to create the sentiment panel and stamped the sentiment in black ink.

The sistahs would love to see your creations, so why not head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the inpiration projects, then enter for your chance to win.

Have a great day and as always, Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Terri

 
  

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Happy Birthday, Deer!

I am excited to be the hostess of the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Craftersstarting today. For my challenge, I have chosen the theme:
"Animal Crackers"
Use an animal as the focal point of your project.

The papers and decoupaged deer were free with one of the British Papercrafting Magazines I purchased about a year ago. I added the dotted paper to a white card stock base, then added the flower and butterfly panel. After adding the dimensional deer, Next I added the yellow cardstock butterfly sticker purchased at Michaels. The sentiment stamped onto a white card stock strip using lavender ink and then I sponged the same ink around the edge to add dimension. Last I added this purple satin bow.

If you would like to participate, head on over to the Sisterhood and check out my sistahs beautiful inspiration projects and enter your own creation. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri
 

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pretty Poppies

The Sisterhood of Crafters has a new challenge for you starting today and our hostess is Marsha. In honor of all veterans, your challenge is to create a card or other project using poppies as your focus.

I found this image of Poppies on Pinterest (I think it was a coloring page) and decided to make it my focus.
The image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils and fussy cut. The card stock is SU's Sage and the designer paper is from DCWV layered onto a white card stock base. After adding the doily, I used pop dots to add dimesion to the poppies. The sentiment panel was created using a label punch and sponging green ink around the edge. Last I add a white satin/organza ribbon to make the bow.

My sistahs have created some beautiful inspiration projects to share with you. Why not hop on over to the Sisterhood and enter your project. 

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day.

Terri

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