Wednesday, July 30, 2008

My Daughters Thank yous

Good afternoon. Today I've been working on my daughters Thankyous from her birthday not long ago. I did the outside and my daughter did the inside. They are almost done. Here's one of the 26 we did.

I wanted it flat and simple. easy to mail basicially. This was a great card to mass produce. Thanks for stopping by, Terry

My Recipe:

Stamps: For a friend hostess set.

Ink: Basic brown, prisma pencils,

Paper: Whisper white

Accessories: The ribbon is from Michaels crafts, Cuttlebug template thank you, yellow liquid pearl, My scoring blade from my fiskers cutter. (I want the scor-pal though).

Monday, July 28, 2008

TLC179 for splitcoaststampers challenges

This was done for todays tlc179 on splitcoaststampers. It was an interesting challenge. Not one of my faves but interesting. I got to use my new set dreams du jour for the first time. I'm going to like using it I can tell. Here is the tutorial for making it. My base card is 4.25 x 4.25. Thanks for stopping by: Terry

My Recipe:

Stamps: Dreams du jour,

Ink: Brown stazon, soft sky, groovy guava and wild wasabi

Paper: Soft sky, Afternoon tea designer paper form stampin up,

accessories: chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain, ice gem brads, scallop square punch, dye cut smaller scallop square

Technique: Blintz Base,cutting,

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Fun Pictures in the Hershey Park Factory

Group picture in the Hershey Factory.

I needed to share
these Pictures. I think they are so fun. We went to Hershey Park last weekend with my sisters family. My Daughter was so happy to have her cousins with her. These pictures were taken by my brother in law and by a wall in the Hershey factory. My BIL had the kids posing. It was so fun and the kids were so into it. Kudos to my BIL. It was a fun start to our long, long day.
Thanks for stopping by: Terry

Todays Featured Stamper case

Good Morning and today it's Featured Stamper Day. It's when Some lucky Stamper gets recognized for their Stamping Talent. Today winner is artystamper I choose this card because I just did Birthday invites for my Daughter using this set. Check out her gallery here:

Things I changed:
1. I used the a different stamp set with the same sweet theme.
2. I used the new in colors

3. Different sentiment

4. different size card

My Recipe:

Stamps: tart and tangy, warm words

Ink: Kiwi Kiss and Tangerine Tango which are the New in colors for Stampin up this year. I also used Brown Stazon for the word Happiness.

Paper: Whisper White,

Accessories: Striped Ribbon is from Michaels Crafts

Thanks for stopping by I'm off to get some Tea!!! Have a great day! Terry

Monday, July 21, 2008

Friday, July 18, 2008

card and dominio pin for a friend and sc185

Here's a card and a Dominio pin I made for a friends birthday. I made the card first and then thought I wanted to make her something to go with it. I just bought the dominios and they were sitting out so that's what I did and I just love the outcome.

I love the outcome so much so that I'm considering doing this for the mini convention my upline is hosting next month.

I set after using the sketch challenge 185 on splitcoaststampers. I did alter the sketch some though. the image I used was too big to do the extra layer.

My Recipe:
Stamps: kind thoughts.
Ink: White craft, green stazon, so saffron and apricot appeal craft on dominio and classic on the card.
Paper, certainly celery, apricot appeal paper prints designer paper,whisper white.
Accessories: Flirty Ribbon from stampin up, pretties pearl, two way glue stick and dazzeling diamonds, dominio, I sprayed the dominio with a little hairspray to seal the color but you can use anykind of clear craft sealer. Matt finish I think is better though.

Thanks for stopping by: Terry

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Poll winners

Congratulations to the 3 people who thought # 1 was my customers pick. I've decided to give away the #1 card to one of the three people who voted for it. So please will the three that voted for #1 leave a comment on what they liked about the card and from that I will pick someone to send it to.

Thanks though to all that played. I loved seeing the votes.


Monday, July 14, 2008

Recipe box for customer

This was done for a customer. I let the customer pick the paper and I created it from there. I bought the box at Michaels crafts. It's a cherry wooden box.
To stick everything I used my xyron. What would I do without my xyron and dimensionals. I use them a ton. Anyway the inserts were a great addition too I think. I stamped the baroque Motifis swirl with chocolate chip craft ink. Printed up the different named sections and punched them out with Stampin ups' scallop punch. I then stuck the scallop inbetween the chocolate chip card stock and the designer paper by Ancestory. The alphabet I used is an old retired set(don't know the name though)I used a little stickles on the front latch and a whole lot of sponging on everything. Also, I ran the chocolate chip 5/8 grosgrain through my xyron. It works great!! This is the first time I've covered a recipe box. I'm thrilled with the results. I only wish I I could keep it for myself.
Thanks for stopping by~ Terry

Saturday, July 12, 2008

cup cakes wedding cakes is Saturdays challenge

This was done for todays ic136
and this was my pick of inspiration: Click image for larger version  Name: wedding1.jpg Views: 232 Size: 60.1 KB ID: 102088

What great choices I still have ideas in my head but no time to do right now. THanks Stef for the many choices. What Fun!!!! Thanks for stopping by: Terry

My Recipe:

Stamps: Eat cake ~

Ink: White craft, brown stazon, bashful blue

Paper: pretty in pink, bashful blue, yo yo yellow and whisper white,vellum card stock,

Accessories: Dots cuttlebug template, tag punch, fire gem brads, pretties, bashful blue stripped ribbon, yellow and pink grosgrain ribbon, 1/2 circle punch.

Technique: dry embossing, sponging,

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Which did the customer pick?

Bird card sample #1
Recipe: Stamps: Always, spring solitude, warmest reguards. Ink: Chocolate chip craft, certainly celery classic. Paper: Soft sky, ivory pre-made cards from Michaels. Accessories: Stickles for flower centers.

Bird card sample # 2
Recipe: Stamps: spring solitude, warmest reguards. Ink: Chocolate chip craft, certainly celery classic, groovy guava. Paper: afternoon tea designer paper from Stampin up', Very vanilla for this card.

Bird card sample #3
Recipe: Stamps: French flair Background. Ink: chocolate chip craft, white craft. Paper: Michaels premade cards, soft sky, chocolate chip. accessories: dazzeling diamonds and two way glue.( bling is hard to see sorry)

Bird card Sample #4
Recipe: Stamps: None. Ink: Chocolate chip. Paper: soft sky, chocolate chip, ivory premade card from Michaels. accessories: bird Cuttlebug folder.
These were done for a customer. She wanted birds, which I'm sure you guessed already and she wanted the size to fit a recipe box that I'll be making her soon. The customer is giving them as a gift and that's why she wants them to fit in the recipe box. It's just to have a place to store them to give. To find this size ivory envelopes was a little tricky though I must say. I finally found these at Michaels in the wedding section. I really didn't have time to send for them so that's where the tricky part came in.They came with 50 cards and envelopes. They did have thank you already on the front and the scored frame was there too. I just refaced them inside the scored frame. She also wanted them pretty simple. I really like them. I plan to use the ones she didn't pick.

1.Can you pick the one she choose? & Which one do you like best?
check out the poll I set up on the side bar. TFL

Thanks for stopping by Terry

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Stampin up in-color comparisions

Introducing Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 In Colors!

Here they are...all six new Stampin' Up! 2008-2009 In Colors! See pics below for color swatches and comparisons to other SU Colors. These colors will be available in the new 2008 Fall Winter Idea Book and Catalog. For now - here's a sneak peak!


I want to give a great big thank you to DOstamping with Dawn

Be sure to check out Dawn's blog as she has color comparisons to go with each of the new colors.

Thank you Dawn!!!!

For putting these on your blog. What a great help to everyone. I even have a different outlook on getting the colors. I'm not surprised of that either. Every year I say I'm not going to like the in-colors and every year I do.
Thanks for stopping by: Terry

Thursday, July 3, 2008


GREAT NEWS!!!! As of last Thursday I have officially lost 50lbs. I'm very pleased with myself and I just wanted to share. I still have a ways to go but I'm thrilled that It's going in the right direction. I feel so much better. TFL~ Terry

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

My Daughters invites

These are for my Daughters Birthday

party. I cased the idea from fabfullmers on splitcoastampers. I did't add a ribbon because I wanted to keep the cost of sending down. I'm putting directions in and I know that will add enough weight to them. My daughter wanted to help make them so She stamped all the fruit and I was the official paper cutter and I put them together person. Most of them had to be done with the markers so it did take more time then if we just had to stamp them. She was a great help though and it was fun to work with her on them. She may even catch the bug of stamping someday. We invited some boys too hence the red and orange color picks.

Things I changed:
1. some of the colors,
2. I added in using the scallop punch for behind the image.
3. I added you're invited to the front
4. I didn't use ribbon
5. I added stickles for a little bling

My Recipe:

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Dot invite
Paper: Ruby Red, pumpkin pie, appricot appeal, gable green,whisper white
Ink: Marigold morning, green stazon, green galore, ruby red, pumpkin pie
Accessories: Popsicle sticks, corner rounder, scallop punch, both 1 1/4 and 1 3/4 circle punches.stickles,

grad card

This was for a friends Daughter that graduated 8th grade. They Had a super fun picnic party for her this past Sunday. I wanted it to be simple and sweet.
Oh and I found this tutorial on how to make the beaded pens. Just note, I personally use the tacky sheets. Also instead of stamping something I just stamped the name on a piece of designer paper and ran it through my xyron. thanks for stopping by. Terry

positive findings

Good Morning everyone: Sorry it's been a while since I've posted. The summer is moving right along that's for sure. My daughter is doing a basketball camp this week and I've been quite impressed with the flyers they've sent home. I really just wanted to share the positive findings.
I will be posting some things I've made so keep a look out for them. Have a great Day!!! Terry