woohoooo...I've got my groove back, lol! I'm on a card making roll, 4 in less than 2 days, its a record! This card is for Friday Sketchers I had to leave off the flower because this is a clear acetate card and it wouldn't close with the flower inside. This might have become my favorite Tilda image, I just love her! Thanks for looking! hugs,T
So has everyone been a busy little bee like me? I've been rushing around trying to get last minute things done for over a month now and still don't have everything ready..where does the time go?? I hope everyone is enjoying this holiday season. I haven't had alot of time to post lately but wanted to share a couple cards I just finished up. The blue Tilda winter card is for a Monochromatic challenge over at Papertake Weekly Challenges. I love this Tilda image..she is so versatile and can be used for about any occasion, I believe. I'll be working on some calendars, ornaments, candles, wall hangings and frap bottles for gifties..I'll try to post pics as I get them finished. Merry Christmas everyone! hugs,T
Its my favorite time of year...FALL..I love the cool brisk air, sweater weather..the smell of the outdoors, vibrant orange and red leaves, snuggling up to the fire with a cup of hot cider, pumpkin pies. To celebrate my fav. time of the year I'm going to give away some blog candy. How about 20 various stamped Tilda images, and a grab baggie of other little goodies for your cards. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post with your name and a link to your favorite blog. That's pretty easy huh! Random Gen. will pick a winner November 10th.
I also wanted to remind everyone about a brand new Yahoo group that I have recently joined, its called LuckybugDesignerRAKs If you love to create and share your cards this is the place you need to be. Each month you receive and send a handstamped designer card, a handful of stamped images and a small gifty. Its been a great inspiration to me! Find them here
Last night I made this cutey little Tilda card for the Halloween challenge going on over at Spoon Full of Sugar. Take a peek over at the site here and I promise you'll find lots of inspiration awaiting you there.
I just love monograms! I have a box dedicated to them, both big and small...Basic Grey monograms are my fav's, they are so big ya gotta love 'em! I was super excited to hear the theme over at Caardvarks this week is for Monogram cards, wooohooo...It got my creative juices flowing again. I created this Fall card for my luckybugdesignerRAKs partner for the upcoming month. The fall Tilda is so cute and so much fun to color!
Woohoooo...I finally created something! I've been in a slump lately, been so busy haven't really had time for my creative side. But I had the entire night to myself so I got busy and created some cards..Yay me! Here is a card I created for the Bonus sketch this week over at 2sketches4you I know its a little Summery for the season, but I loved this scallop semi-circle and it wemt with the sketch so I had to use it! Hope you like! hugs,T
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog. 2. Answer the five sets of five. 3. Tag 5 people in the last section by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. 4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Here are the 5 sets of five...
Things you love... 1)Thunderstorms 2)The smell of fresh cut grass 3)lazy days snuggling up with my 2 little guys 4)Hot cider 5)The ocean
Things you don't love... 1) Mornings! 2) Being in a hurry 3) grouchy people 4) traffic jams and road constuction 5) High gas prices, lol!
Songs on your iPod/Playlist... 1) Creed 2) Michael Buble 3) Aerosmith 4) Chris Brown 5) Chris Daughtry
Just wanted to pop in and say hello...nothing creative from me lately, I've been working like crazy the last few weeks. Hope to slow down now and enjoy the fall and do a little catching up with my scrapbooks and cards. So stay tuned! hugs,T
I picked up some of the cool clear acetate cards from ShortCuts and I couldn't wait to play with them. I love this Elisabeth Bell image from Sugar Nellie (www.funkykits.com)and its new to my stash also so thought she deserved the spotlight. Colored with Copic markers, she is actually behind the first acetate layer thus making her look blurred. Hope you like.. hugs,T
Well, It was my Anniversary and I needed to make Hubby a card. I wanted to use my little owl diecuts because I thought it was "kind of" masculine, lol! I loved Laura's sketch this week so I gave it a whirl and this is what I came up with. I'm doubling up and using this for my "die cut" card on www.caardvarks.blogspot.com as well, thanks Laura for introducing me to the site!. The theme this week is die cuts! Hope you like..and hope he does too, lol! (Like Men ever really pay attention to the cards anyway, haha!)
I colored this cutesy Tilda and wanted to try out Kazan's sketch this week over at 2sketches4you. I don't always have the time to join in but I always jump on the site to see everyone's creations. Its a fabby site and if you haven't been there you should definately check it out!! Hugs,T
Here are some Bella items i've been working on for Christmas swaps. JATC- Jumbo ATC cards, and Bella altered candles. I was very excited about the candles..I wasn't sure how they would turn out because I've never altered candles before, but now I'm addicted! Its super easy to do! You will need: stamp Stazon ink wax paper white or cream candle markers or pens heat gun
You stamp your image with Stazon ink onto tissue paper. Next you color your image with markers, pens..etc. Now you want to cut out your image very near to the edge. Place your image in the desired spot on your candle, colored side up. Place a long sheet of wax paper over top and wrap around the candle with extra to hold on to. Pull wax very tight and hold tight while passing your heat gun over the image. You'll start to notice a change in the color as the tissue starts to absorb into the wax. When you see no more noticeable tissue then you are done..pull the wax off carefully. Its that easy, and super cute with Bellas, Tildas..etc. I did one with one of my Penny Black hedgehogs and thought it turned out pretty cute too...especially for my first try. I jazzed these up a little bit with some felt ribbon. Hope you like! hugs,T
If you havent had the pleasure of meeting Summer, then you are in for a treat! Who's Summer you say? Summer is the owner of Roses On Paper..an online shop I happened upon awhile back. She sells Magnolia stamps! For all of us Magnolia lovers, you know how difficult it is to get your hands on these little cuties here in the US. Summer is from the beautiful Hawaii and her shipping is very very cheap, not to mention speedy! I shouldn't be sharing my secrets because now they will be flying off the shelf, but I know some of you have been looking for an online source in the US. Summer is the sweetest gal and eager to help, so go visit her here and tell her I sent ya! hugs,T
Its been so long since I've posted anything..it's been a bit crazy around here lately. I've been sick all week with some early Fall sinus/allergy issues which landed me with a sinus infection and larygitis..not being able to talk is the worst thing for me!! I talk ALOT!! But I did get a few things done last week and I'll post some pics later on. I have some exciting news to share!! My friend Heidi has started a Yahoo group called Designer RAKs...its set up for all of us Bella, Magnolia, Penny Black, Sugar Nellie, Rachel Ann, Sarah Kay, Elisabeth lovers... Whew, that was alot of designers! And I know there are several more out there that I'm yet to be introduced to! So anyway...if you are a designer and love working with these types of stamps then come on over to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/LuckybugDesignerRAKs/ and see what its all about!
Thank you to Shannon over at My Scrappy Creations for this award! OK, here are the rules: 1. Post the logo on your blog. 2. Add a link to the person who gave you the award. 3. Nominate 7 other bloggers who you think deserve it. 4. Add links to their blogs on yours. 5. Leave a message on your nominees blogs.
I love the Shabby shoppe! The kits are just my style..you can find everything from name badge albums, CD albums...to page kits and calendars. Go check them out here. The I used for this layout is called Painted Summer. Don'tcha just love the colors!? I love the notebook paper and the colored flourishes...Go check them out and see what neat things you can pick up. OH..they also have blog toppers..check out mine~ fresh from the Shabby Shoppe! hugs,T
Being that my life is one big adventure...vacation is no different! I got jelly fish stung twice. Shaun caught flipper while deep sea fishing and almost got jerked out of the boat. The beach was closed to swimmers most of the week because of so many drownings from riptides, so we decided to go exploring..now that was an adventure all by itself! But we had a wonderful time with all our family and we were all sad for it to be over. Here are a few pics to share. hugs,T
Thought I'd try my hand at Laura's sketch this week over at 2sketches4you PP: Fancy Pants Cardstock and scallop: Bazzill ribbon and charm: Making Memories Chipboard and quilted words: Amy Butler for K&Co. flower: prima Button: Autumn Leaves chipboard heart: Maya Road
I just love Heidi..she sent me the most awesome prizes and RAKs! What a wonderful surprise after a rotten day! For those of you know me, know that I am prone to bad luck..I've become use to it lately..haha...and tonight I drove almost 2hrs. home from work to find that I was locked out (I live in TN and work in NC).. Hubby had to work late and he had my key because my BIL and SIL have the spare. Thank goodness for them..they met me 1/2 way to get the spare... Back to my RAK..Heidi is amazing and knows exactly the kind of stuff I love! We are so alike in our styles that she sent me (without even knowing)some paper I have been looking for..WE R Memory keepers Promenade!! How awesome is that! I won a blog challenge she had going, as well as a points challenge on her group and she sent some RAKs as well, so I received all kinds of goodies! clear skittles, a rainbow of colored stardust pens I've been lusting over (haha!), Tombow refill, some blingy fourishes (love these!), and two rolls of ribbon to match the pattern paper!! How awesome is that!! Love you Heidi!! Go check her out at www.luckybugcreations.blogspot.com
Today I hopped over to Lea's blog and was thrilled to find that she designed the cover cards for the CARDS mag I just got in the mail..YAY Lea!!! So checking out her blog is a must for today! http://leascupcakesandsunshine.blogspot.com/ Happy Sunday! hugs,T
OK...thought I'd try out my coloring skills with this cutesy little Tilda image..I bought some stamped images of her off Ebay, I thought she was darling!!! So this is my very first Tilda card, woohooo! How exciting!! I used this weeks sketch from
Woooohooo....I am now typing from my very own new laptop..early birthday present from hubby..yippee for me. Thank you to my sweet SIL for calling and putting the bug in his ear, teehee! Now we don't have to fight for puter time constantly, and I got really tired of trying to type on the teensy Ipod screen while he was having his puter time. Now I can plop down in my chair while he's watching sports and type away...HOW EXCITING!! OK..just had to share in case anyone wants to share in my joy, lol! hugs,T
I received my Artscow prints last week and I have to say they are really nice!! I wanted to get my first shipment in before I recommended them to anyone. Now that I have them in my hands and see how great the quality is, I feel comfortable sending everyone to the site. You get tons of freebies..constantly. Right now I have freebie coupons for 12x18's, 8x10's and tons of 5x7's and 4x6's. Also have freebie ornaments, photo books, and other gifts. So head on over to http://www.artscow.com/ using this link: http://www.artscow.com/default.aspx?Ref=371140 to receive your 400 free prints. It is out of Hong Kong so it takes about a week to get the pics back but it was well worth the wait..especially since I only had to pay shipping!! Right now when you sign up, you can use one of these coupon codes: ZR6XY3U ZT6Z8CC ZNVMZBL ZSHR7LV ZLD6PZR ZSBHMJK
Z8ZVZDC And get a photo book for $11.95 with free shipping. Its great! I have been designing digi pages to use for my photo book!! Can't wait to get them all finished~ I'll share one of my finished pages..This is a digi kit by Tia Bennett...love it!
Had a few moments of peace..(very rare in my house!) so I made up some "Way to Go" mini cards to mail to the ScrapbookPlace Jewelry box. The background PP is by My Mind's Eye. The Paisley is from a Cuttlebug embossing folder~ Perfect Paisley~ and is rubbed with a burgundy Fresco chalk pad to make it "pop". Stamp is CTMH. Hope you like them!
I just finished up some fall card fronts for an upcoming swap, I like the vintage feel to them...The bird stamp is from a 1998 set by Stampin' Up called Feathered Friends~ 10 years old and still stamps great!! PP by Fancy Pants (stripe) and DreamStreet Designs.
Trying to weed down my stack of pics from the beach. This is a 6x12 layout I did with the cutie Dream Street Papers Birdie Bits collection..This is Lanie and Jeremy ages 5 and 4, they played together constantly the whole week at the beach..Lanie says: "he's my boyfriend and I think he's sweet on me too"..hee hee..too cute!
I just love this birdie paper collection. The brights are really awesome with the stripes, dots and checks. I made this baby bird layout using a pic of Jake peeking around the tree. I thought the paper really accented his shirt. Hope you like!
A little about myself..I'm T short for Teresa..I have been married for almost 10 years, hubby's name is Shaun. We have two little rascals, Jacob and Jeremy that are my inspiration for scrapbooking. We live in the beautiful historic Chattanooga,TN!! This hobby has became a great love for me~ I finished my first real scrapbook when my son was born but I have always enjoyed paper crafting. Everyone asks what is your scrapbook style? And I don't really have a particular style..I just go with what the picture is telling me. Hope you enjoy looking at my creations. ~hugs,T