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.
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 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

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Blessing the Flowers

Hello everyone! First I want to thank everyone who participated in  our last challenge. Once again you shared amazing projects with us.
 
I am excited to tell you about the new challenge beginning today at Crafting With An Attitude.
  
Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies with a prize of 3 digital images.

For my project I chose the beautiful "Blessing the Flowers" image. I used Spectrum Noire pencils to color the image then fussy cut around it. I chose SU's Sky Blue card stock to make the top and bottom borders with my scalloped Fiskars punch and adhered to a background panel by DCWV. Last I added the paper and ribbon flowers and butterfly to the corners.
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My design team has been busy creating some gorgeous inspiration projects to share with you. So why not hop on over to the Crafting With An Attitude Blog and join in the fun.

You have until 8 pm Sunday April 30th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.  Have fun.

Happy Crafting!

Terri 



Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Flower Umbrella

Today is the first challenge of my new challenge blog "The Stinkin' Inkers". This is a month long challenge and the theme is "Showers of Flowers"

Here is my creation:

First I used light blue card stock to create the sky, then added a strip of designer paper to make the ground behind the fence.

The fence as created with my Memory Box fence die and adhered with clear glue.

 I created the umbrella by die cutting a circle with my Big Shot and one of my Nestibilities circle dies. Once I had the circle I cut it in half, then folded it in half and then in half again and cut a semi-circle in the bottom. I attached the umbrella by using a glue runner to add adhesive to both sides. Next I added a 1/8th inch by 3" strip to create the handle of the umbrella and added a bow to the top.

The paper flowers (purchased at Michael's) were adhered with glue dots. Then I added the sentiment from Fun Stampers Journey "Wonderful Day" stamp set.

Check out The Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog for rules and to see the Design Team's fabulous projects.

You have until 8pm Friday April 28th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person. Winners will be announced Monday, May 1st.

Thanks for visiting with me today. Hope to see your project on the challenge blog.

Hugs,
Terri

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Butterfly and Lace

The theme for the Sisterhood of Crafters challenge this week is: "Lace" and hosted by Anna.

I found an embellishment pack from K and Company that I have had for quite awhile and decided to use one of the background panels for this card.
Using red line tape, I added lace strips to a white card stock base, then added the K and Company die cut panel. Next I adhered the K and Company flower and butterfly. I cut 2 squares 2" x 2" and cut them in half to create the corner pieces, then added pearls.

I don't often use lace on my cards, so this was definitely a challenge for me. The next time I am at the craft store, I want to look for different colors, sizes and styles of lace. 

I have entered this card into the following challenges
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes 
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Anything Goes

Now it's your turn to show us your creativity. My sistahs have some gorgeous inspiration projects to share with you, so why not head on over to the Sisterhood and enter the challenge? You have until 8pm (est), Sunday April 9th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Happy Crafting!

Terri  

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

To Celebrate You

Today we begin a new challenge at the Sisterhood of Crafters with Agata as our hostess and  the theme is "Celebrate Women". 

I was able to spend some time with my friend, Darlene, a couple of weeks ago gave me the opportunity to go through her Crafty Secrets collection and I chose this image of a vintage lady and cake. Who doesn't like to celebrate with cake?
She also shared a banner die and this beautiful Tutti Designs Shoe die. Isn't it gorgeous? Once I had these  pieces, my card came together rather quickly. I decide to use yellow for the banner and create a mat for the image to bring out the color of the mixer.  Then is glued on yellow an pink sequins for the centers of the flowers on the shoe. Last I added a paper daisy and my sentiment (Stampendous - Bouquet For You stamps).

I need to schedule another play date with Darlene to keep my mojo going. That and to use some of her other fabulous dies. I could spend the whole day just making die cuts. So many dieSu and too little time!

Well, I hope you like my project for today. Now head on over to the Sisterhood and check out the gorgeous inspiration projects by my sistah's and enter the challenge.

You have until 8pm Sunday, March 12th to enter. Limit of 3 entries per person.

Have a wonderful day.

Terri

Monday, March 6, 2017

Pink Paisley Onesie

My friend, Judy, is having a baby shower for her older daughter on March 12th. I have had instructions for creating a onesie baby card for quite awhile, but forgot about it. So over the weekend while trying to decide on the card I wanted to create, I found it.

The designer paper is from Paper Boutique's "Baby Girl" pad. I used my Fiskars Scallop punch to created the lace on the sleeves and my 1 1/2" SU scalloped punch to create the lace around the neck and leg openings. The white bow has a pearl in the center and has been in my stash forever. The sentiment on the inside of the card reads: "a baby is a wee bit of heaven, drifted down from above,
a handful of happiness, a heart full of love."

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this precious little girl. Judy's daughter was told she would never be able to have children, so this baby is extra special. A true gift from God.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting with me. Have a blessed day.

Hugs,
 Terri 

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Eleanorkin Troll & Pickles

It's my pleasure to announce the new challenge beginning today at Crafting With An Attitude. Our sponsor for this challenge is A Day For Daisies. The winner of this month-long challenge will receive 3 digi images of their choice.

I chose this adorable troll and frog image to use as my focal point. The background photo is was found on Pinterest.
I started with a piece of white card stock 7" by 10" folded in half to create a 5" x 7" card. the background paper is from DCWV. The image was colored with Spectrum Noire colored pencils. The photo panel was adhered using tape runner and after fussy cutting around the image I used pop dots to give it dimension. I found this daisy die cut in my stash. I have had it for so long, I don't remember what company I got it from. ( Maybe Jolie's?) The butterfly was cut from a piece of DCWV's Mariposa card stock and adhered with a pop dot.

Can't wait till Spring gets here. I am ready for warm temperatures and sunny days. It has been raining here in Northeast Ohio for the last 2 days. I don't think the lawn will ever dry out.

Okay, now it is time for you to head over to Crafting With An Attitude to check out the inpiration projects by my team and enter your creations. 

You have until 8pm Sunday March 28th to enter. Limit of 3 projects per person.

Have a great day of crafting!

Hugs,
Terri  

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Fun in the Sun

Vickie is our hostess for the next challenge at the Sisterhood beginning today. The theme for this challenge is "Winter Blues - Let's Take A Vacation"! After 4 months of cold, cloudy days I am ready for a vacation somewhere warm. 

If I could go on a vacation now it would be to the beach. When I look at the picture I used as the focus of my creation, I can almost feel the warm breeze and the heat of the sand. It would be great to spend a day beside the water in a hammock reading.


The background paper looks like burlap and the stamps are from an Inkadoo stamp set called "Coastal". After stamping the images I fussy cut around them and used a glue runner to adhere them to the corners of the card front.

About 3 years ago, my husband and I visited my sister-in-law, her two daughters and their families for about 3 days. My younger niece is the night manager at a hotel right on Myrtle Beach and we had a room overlooking the ocean and swimming pool. It was wonderful going to sleep at night and waking up in the morning to the sound of the waves. I spend most of my time wading in and out of the water and finding sea shells. It was so relaxing.

Where would you like to vacation? Why not share your creations with us at the Sisterhood of Crafters?  You have until 8pm Sunday February 19th to enter. For more inspiration, check out the Sistah's projects. Remember there is a limit of 3 entries per person.

Hope to see you there. Happy Crafting!

Hugs,
Terri