Friday, November 10, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn Part 2

Hello again,

One more card for Dawn before the hop ends. For this card I wanted to focus on Dawn’s love of color!


The sentiments are from Dawn’s Say It With Style stamp set and the stripe background is half inch strips of cardstock in a rainbow of colors. I hope this card brings a smile to her face. Be sure to check out all the amazing cards created for Dawn HERE

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Blog Hop for Dawn

Good Morning friends,

Today begins a week long blog hop on Nichole Heady’s blog CAPTURE THE MOMENT  for Dawn McVey.  Dawn is one of the designers for Papertrey Ink and recently had transplant surgery. From all accounts she is on the road to recovery but has a lot of healing to do over the next 4-6 months. The hop is showcasing stamps and dies designed by Dawn, not only to show our love and appreciation but to provide a little bit of eye candy for her during recovery.

If you’ve followed Dawn on her blog or Instagram it quickly becomes apparent that she has a great love for her family, friends and faith. Also high on that list of loves is her love of flowers and she has been able to translate that love into beautiful floral stamps and dies.  It was difficult to choose which stamps to use so I ended up using three different sets.



I began by stamping the background with Basic Backgrounds: Sheet Music. I then die cut and stamped various images from Spruce and Sprigs. The sentiment, from Deck The Halls, is heat embossed on a strip of black cardstock. Then was able to play around with all the pieces until I found one I liked. At that point, the intention was to trim down the background piece slightly and mount it on a red cardbase. However, before I cut the red cardstock down to size I noticed how nice it looked layered on the full sheet of cardstock. So rather than a card, it’s now in a frame ready for Christmas decorating.

Thanks for stopping by,
-Teddra

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

October Papertrey Bloghop

Hello crafty friends,

It's blog hop time with Papertrey Ink and this month's inspiration piece pushed me outside my comfort zone for sure. You can find the sketches HERE




I decided to play off the deep blues, reds and yellow that allow an image to really pop. I find it to be a tad haunting but am choosing to see it as a bright shining light in a sometimes dark world.

Can't wait to see how others interpreted the sketches.

Thanks for stopping by and spending a little time with me.

-Teddra

P.S-Due to the abundance of Christmas/Holiday/Winter stamps I've accumulated over the years and enjoyment I have creating cards and tags, I've decided to launch 55 Days of Christmas Joy on my Instagram account tjeter912 beginning November 1. I’ll be sharing a project each day from November 1 until Christmas Day (Hopefully!!). Cards, tags, decor, tablescapes, needle crafts and whatever else evokes the season. I hope you’ll play along and use the hashtag #55daysofchristmasjoy to share your Christmas projects too!

Monday, September 25, 2017

September Papertrey Bloghop

Hello crafty friends,

Today I'm sharing a project for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. Here's a look at the inspiration piece.

I've been working on felt Christmas ornaments based on the 12 Days of Christmas so I already have birds on the brain: Partridges, Turtle Doves, French Hens and Colly Birds. I decided to make a companion card to go along with my latest partridge and pear ornaments.


The bird, leaf and banner die cut on the card are from Songbirds and the black background banner is from Basic Bookmarks 2. The sentiment is from Avery Elle. The patterned paper is a mix of Melon Berry, Summer Sunrise and Hawaiian Shores. The partridge and pear are made with Papertrey felt in Summer Sunrise, Hawaiian Shores, Melon Berry, Spring Moss and Simply Chartreuse.  

If you're interested, HERE'S the link to mmmcrafts for more info on the ornaments.  The patterns are available to download and the detailed instructions are easy to follow. I've never sewn or embroidered anything in my life prior to these ornaments. If I can figure it out anyone can! 

Thanks for stopping by!
-Teddra


Saturday, August 19, 2017

Create Along With Us - August

Hello and Welcome to the weekend!

Papertrey Ink recently released their Fall lineup of stamps, dies, stencils and patterned paper. Be still my Autumn loving heart 💛


For this month's Create Along With Us, I used Autumn Adornments to create a seasonal Swag card.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
-Teddra

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

July Papertrey Bloghop

Hello and Welcome!

It's the 25th of the month which means it's time for the monthly blog hop with Papertrey Ink. The inspiration artwork this month is light and airy in shades of blue, white and a smidge of dark peach. Isn't it gorgeous?


In addition to the inspiration photo, I was inspired by a card designed by Nichole during the recent release using a die cut word repetitively as a background.


The background was created by die cutting hello from Wet Paint Cuts in Aqua Mist. The hello in the bottom right corner was layered theee times for additional dimension. The flowers are from Flower
Favorites and stamped in Melom Berry, Aqua Mist and Classic Kraft.  Everything is adheared to an Aqua Mist card base.

Thanks for stopping by!
Teddra

Friday, June 30, 2017

Make It Monday #289

Hello and Welcome to the Weekend!

This week on Papertrey Ink's Make It Monday video tutorial, Lizzie challenged us to make a wreath from small images.  It's rare I play along with these weekly challenges because my crafty time is mostly relegated to weekends and holidays only. And like a nifflers attraction to all things shiny, my attention turns to more recent challenges and projects by the time I'm able to get crafty. (Harry Potter fans will understand the reference to nifflers😁).

After watching the video on Monday, the idea of wreaths kept playing in my mind so there was a pretty good chance I would be participating in this weeks challenge. Instead of using small floral images, I was thinking about making a wreath made of greenery in a square shape. Something like this:


And during my daily (OK, hourly) scrolls through Instagram, there it was. A beautiful holiday wreath by Dana Kirby. Everything about her card is perfection and I will be casing it at a later date. Which brings me to the card below.



Multiple stamp sets were used to find snowflakes that were an appropriate size for the wreath. I used Fab Flakes, Quilted: Winter and Snowflake Sparkle and ink colors Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky, Lilac Grace, Plum Pudding, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet and Dark Indigo. The sentiment from Christmas Cheer is stamped in Royal Velvet. A little strip of Plum Pudding gingham on the side and everything attached to a Royal Velvet card base.

I will definitely be making more wreaths using small stamps in the future.  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!
-Teddra