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

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Simple Hello

A new challenge begins today at the Stinkin' Inkers and the theme is:

"Color Wheel"

Create a card, scrapbook page, 3D project, etc. using your favorite color combination. 

For my project, I cased a card by found in a video by Connie Stewart. I changed to the colors to one of my favorite combos of pink and gray. I also embossed the card front instead of the banner.
I used SU's "Pink Piroutte" card stock for the base and embossed with Anna Griffin's "Fluted Damask" embossing folder. I added a gray banner (Michael's Recollections card stock). The flower is also from Michael's Recollections products, adhered to the banner with pop dots. The leaf stems were created with a Memory Box die. Using my Nestibilities Labels One smallest die, I created the cut out on the card front. The gray center was created by using the same die on gray card stock and inserting it on the inside of the card. The sentiment is from SU's Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set, stamped onto Pink Pirouette card stock, punched out with my SU Petite Curly Label punch and adhered to the center of the gray panel. The small flowers were punched from gray card stock using a Fiskars small flower punch and a clear gem for the center.

I am so happy with the way this card turned out. And can't wait to try more of Connie's tips and tricks.

Now, why not head on over to the Stinkin' Inkers to check out the Design Team's inspiration projects and enter the challenge?

Have a great day!
Terri

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Owl Tote

Time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. Our hostess, Vickie, has chosen "Anything Goes" as her theme.

I love to make 3d items for gifts, so I started up my Silhouette Cameo and started looking for designs. This little owl tote caught my eye. 
I changed the eyes by using my Stampin' Up blossoms punch to create the colored part of the eye that is adhered to a 1" circle and my 1/4" punch for the pupils.  It is hard to tell from the picture, but the ribbon is light pink and medium pink checkered pattern.

It took me awhile to remember how to ungroup the images, but once I figured that out, it was just a matter of choosing the papers I wanted to use for the breast feathers. A very quick and easy project to put together.

This is a nice sized tote, so I think I will put Halloween candy and surprises in it for my granddaughter that I babysit every day. I know she will love it. 

Okay, time for you to check out the inspiration projects of my 'sistahs' at the Sisterhood and enter your creations.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Terri 

Friday, August 11, 2017

Thanks a Bushel

Hello everyone. There is a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters hosted by Darlene. Her theme is "Harvest Hoe-down". 

Fall is my favorite time of year. Beautiful bright reds, oranges, yellows and greens are seen everywhere. I stopping at farm markets for all the harvest bounty.

For the focus of my card I chose this beautiful basket of apples that I found on Pinterest.
I pasted the image into a Publisher document, added the sentiment to the center band and made 2 copies. I fussy cut around the basket on the first copy, then fussy cut around the top of the basket and 2 of the apples on the second copy.

Using a tan card stock as my base, I then added a red holographic panel, then adhered the apple print panel with a glue runner. The basket was adhered to this panel, then I added the rim of the basket and the two apples using pop dots to give dimension. 

I am trying to decide if I should add burlap ribbon or twine to the left side? What do you think?

Now it is your turn. Head on over to the Sisterhood to see the gorgeous inspiration projects by my 'sistahs', then enter your creation for a chance to be our top winner.

Happy Crafting!
Terri

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Girl With A Book

It's time for a new challenge at Crafting With An Attitude. The kids are heading back to school the end of this month here in Ohio, so for today's project I chose this cute image by Lemon Shortbread.

I started with a white card stock base and added this beautiful flowered designer paper from DCWV. Next I layered a piece of black card stock onto the green and adhered this to the base. After coloring the image with my Spectrum Noire colored pencils, I fussy cut around the image and used pop dots to add dimension. The paper flowers are from Michael's and were adhered to the bottom of the card with glue dots.

Well, that's my project for today. Why not head on over to Crafting With An Attitude and enter your project into this challenge? While there be sure to check out the inspiration projects by my talented Design Team.

The challenge ends 7pm, Sunday August 27th and winners will be announced Wednesday, September 6th.

Have fun and Good Luck!

Terri 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Nautical Birthday

Good morning! Once again I am thrilled to be the hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme for this challenge is "Boys to Men".
My husband's birthday was July 20 and he loves the old sailing ships. So when I received my package of Anna Griffin card toppers for men, I knew this tall ship would be the perfect image for my card.

I began with a card base of cranberry card stock embossed with the Anna Griffing "Rope" folder. Next I added the silver holographic panel. The black card stock was embossed with the Anna Griffin "Herringbone" folder. The ship topper was a little to long for the black panel, so I simple folded the ends to the back of the  panel and then adhered it to the silver. Last, I punched 2 stars from gold paper and used pop dots to give them dimension. 

I think I will frame this card and give it to my husband as a belated birthday gift. He turns 70 this year and our basement TV room is all nautical. This should fit in perfectly.

If you are up to the challenge, head on over to the Sisterhood and enter your creation. Don't forget to check out my sistah's fabulous projects. You have until 8pm, Sunday August 6th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Buckeye State

Today's hostess for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge is Diane. The theme is "Where in the World?" (anything that represents the part of the world, country and/or state where you live.) 

Ohio is known as the Buckey State, home of the Ohio State University Buckeyes. The city of Alliance (where I live) is known as "Carnation City". President William McKinley was presented a carnation by Mr. Lamborn who owned Lamborn Greenhouse and grew carnations. President McKinley would always wear a carnation in his lapel. Each year in August we celebrate the Carnation Festival which includes a queen pageant, kid's parade, grand parade, food and music in the park, rib burn off and other activities.

I chose to use a map of Ohio and include the Ohio State emblem and a Carnation.
I started with a base of red card stock and added a panel of black. After fussy cutting around the map I printed from Pinterest, I added the carnation, Ohio State emblem, and the word "Ohio" using pop dots to create dimension. I added a red star over the city of Alliance where I was born and raised. Alliance is only 30 minutes from the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio and 1 hour and 30 minutes from Cleveland home of the Browns, Cavaliers and Indians.

I would love to see your project focusing on your part of the world. Why not head on over to the Sisterhood and join in the fun? You have until 8pm, Sunday July 23rd to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.

Hugs,
Terri

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Jocelyn's Peacock

I am excited to show you my project for the Crafting With An Attitude challenge beginning to day. I chose this beautiful image from Lacy Sunshine as the focal piece. 

The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils then adhered to a panel of lavender card stock. I used my ticket notch punch on each corner and added a white pearl. To add dimension, I added pop dots and adhered to this beautiful lace designer paper by DCWV.

This image takes me back to my childhood and the love of riding the Carousel. Of course, the carousels back then only had horses. I hope this brings back wonderful memories for you.

Now, head on over to Crafting With An Attitude to see the inspiration projects my DT has for you. You may enter up to 3 projects.

The challenge ends 7pm, Sunday July 30th and winners will be announced on Wednesday,  August 2nd.

Have a great day,
Terri

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Shirt Card

Ann is our hostess at the Sisterhood of Crafters this week and your challenge is to create a project using buttons. I found a project on Pinterest called "Shirt & Tie" card and decided to give it a try. I did change the measurements, created a faux pocket and used buttons down the front.
(Front)

 I started with a base of SU's River Rock card stock then adhered the shirt. The shirt was created with a sheet of designer paper I have had in my stash forever. I don't know what company the paper is from, but I purchased it from Joann's Craft Store.










                         (insert)


Once I had the shirt adhered to the card base, I glued on the buttons and added the faux pocket.

Last I stamped the sentiment with Fun Stampers Journey Green Olive ink onto the insert. 

I think I will give this to my husband for his birthday and add a gift card from our local bookstore.

I am very pleased with the way this card turned out and plan to make more to sell at craft shows this fall. Wouldn't this be cute in plaid? I might even try to make  one that looks like a shirt with a sweater. 

I have entered this project into the following challenges:
        Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
        Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
        Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
           Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
 
Now if you want more inspiration, just head on over to the Sisterhood to see the marvelous projects by my sistah's.

You have until 8pm, Sunday July 9th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...

Hugs,
Terri

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dance Queen

There is a new challenge beginning today at Crafting With An Attitude. For my project I chose a set of images from Beccy's Place called "Dance Queen".

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The background panel was created with Ken Olivers Color Burst powders. Then this was adhered to a piece of black card stock then mounted onto a base of white. The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils. I then adhered the image panel to a strip of black card stock. I fussy cut around the sentiment, then adhered to black card stock and fussy cut the mat. It is hard to tell from the picture that the ribbon is silver.

If you would love to see some inspiration projects by my design team, head on over to the Crafting With An Attitude Challenge Blog. You have until 7pm Sunday, June 25th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there.
Terri

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Enjoy the Simple Things

Vickie is our hostess for the next challenge beginning today at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme is "It's All Black and White". Your challenge is to create a projects using the black and white color combo.

I chose this cute silhouette image of children swinging for my focus. That was one of my favorite things to do in the summer. Even now I wish I had a porch swing. It was always so relaxing.
I used one of my Cuttlebug folders to emboss the card front. (Sorry, I forgot to write down the name of the folder.) Next I used my Nestibilities dies to cut the image panel and mat. After fussy cutting around the sentiment, I adhered that panel to a piece of black card stock and fussy cut that also. Last I added the black and white gingham ribbon. I just love the clean look of this color combo.

This card has been entered in the following challenges:
  Making Memories - Anything Goes  
 Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
 Simply Create Too - Anything Goes
      
Well, that's my project for today. Now head on over to the Sisterhood to take a look at my sistah's inspiration projects and play along.

Have a great day!
Hugs,
Terri

Friday, May 12, 2017

Beautiful Camellia

I am a little late posting my project for the Stinkin' Inkers May challenge. It has been very busy here. My younger daughter started a new job and now I have my granddaughter every morning until she gets the school bus at 12:30pm. Then I pick her up after school and have her until 5:15 or 7:15pm.

But enough of my news, now for my project. I found some beautiful 3D flower sheets and paper pads by Anna Griffin on sale at Joann's. They were perfect for this challenge.
I think the background paper and the Camellia flowers matched perfectly. This was such a quick and easy card to put together. I have been trying to decide if I should add ribbon. What do you think?

I didn't add a sentiment because I haven't decided what occasion I will use this card for. It would be great for Mother's Day, Get Well, Birthday or Thinking of You.

Now that you have seen my project, why not head on over to the Stinkin' Inkers and enter the challenge. My design team has some wonderful inspiration projects to share with you. You have until 7pm, Friday May 26th to enter.

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Terri  

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Hello Beautiful

Our hostess for today's challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters is Darlene. The challenge is to create an encouragement card.

I love sending and getting cards that just brighten up the day. When I received my Bloom Box from Fun Stampers Journey, I knew it would be perfect for my creation.  


I chose this feather covered designer paper for the background, then matted the image with a piece of tan wood designed paper. Once I had stamped the butterfly and flowers I added the sentiment with brown ink. Last I layered the pink organdy ribbon onto the white organdy ribbon and tied in a bow.

I will definitely be using this stamp set more often. This set could be used for so many different occasions, such as: birthday, sympathy, and mother's day.

I have entered this card in the following challenges.

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Anything Goes
Lemon Shortbread - Anything Goes

So glad you stopped by today. Hope to see your creations on the new challenge blog.

Hugs,
Terri

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Fancy Sunbonnet Flowers

Today begins a new challenge at Crafting With An Attitude. For my project I chose this cute image of a little sunbonnet girl holding a pot of flowers from Bugaboo Stamps, our sponsor. The Top Winner of this challenge will receive e images from Bugaboo.

 I used my Spectrum Noire colored pencils to color the image. I love the rich colors they give my images. Using my Nestibilities scalloped circles I cut out the image and the mat. Next I stamped the sentiment with Fun Stampers Journey "Grape Fusion" ink and matted with a strip of violet card stock to match the mat around the image. The butterfly is from the floral department at Pat Catan's. On the inside I added a sentiment and 2 butterflies stamped with the "Grape Fusion" ink.

Are you up to the challenge? Hurry on over to Crafting With An Attitude and enter your project. Don't forget to check out my Design Teams gorgeous inspiration projects. Remember this is a month long challenge and is always "Anything Goes". Have fun and hope to see you there.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bee Happy

Once again it is my turn to host the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge. My theme is "The Letter B". You may use anything that starts with the letter "B" as your focus. For example: branch, butterfly, birds, bees, bench, etc.

I just love this set of stamps (#JB0842) by Jillibean Soup. The set has 4 sentiments, 5 bugs and 5 hearts. 

Using my Darice "Honeycomb" folder, I embossed the front of the white cardstock base and then sponged with Fun Stampers Journey "Pineapple Smoothie" ink to get the honecomb effect. Next I adhered the honeycomb image found on Pinterest to the card front with pop dots. next I stamped the bee three times with Fun Stampers Journey "Black Licorice" ink and fussy cut around them. Again using pop dots to adhere to them card and honeycomb. The bees were colored with a Marvy yellow marker. After stamping the sentiment I fussy cut around it, then adhered to a strip of black card stock and fussy cut again for the mat. This is also adhered with pop dots. 

Prima flowers were used to embellish the bottom right corner and the soft burlap ribbon was wrapped around the card front and tied in a knot.

Doesn't that bee have the cutest little face? I will definitely have to come up with some more ideas for this stamp set. The sentiments include "Love Bug", "Happy Bug Day" and "Bugs And Kisses". Perfect for Valentine's Day or birthdays.

I have entered this card in the following challenges:

Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
 

Okay, now it is time for you to share your creations. Hop on over to the Sisterhood for more inspiration from my sistahs and enter your own project. You have until 8pm Sunday May 7th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a great day!

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Enjoy the Journey

Diane is our hostess for the new challenge beginning today at the Sisterhood of Crafters. The theme for this challenge is "Stamp It". Please use a stamped image, no digital images this time.

While away on my Women's Craft Retreat in March I came up with this idea.
First I applied the gramophone designer paper for the background them added a white doily. The images and sentiment are from a stamp set by Tim Holtz, stamped in black ink. After fussy cutting around the car and schedule panels, I used pop dots to apply to the doily. The sentiment was stamped on white card stock, then matted with a strip of black. Last, I added this beautiful black/white ribbon.

I thought I might use this as a retirement card for some deserving fellow. What do you think?

For more inspiration, head on over to the Sisterhood for projects by my sistahs. We would love to see your creations. 

You have until 8pm, Sunday April 24th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day.

Hugs,
Terri