White Christmas

Hello everyone,

Have I told you how much I love the Christmas?  It’s my favorite season!  I enjoy all the shopping, music, pretty lights and decorations, celebrating the birth of Jesus, and even the12-1-14e crowds.  I also have a lot of fun making Christmas cards for my family and friends.

Here is one of the cards I made for a recent class.  It was made with the White Christmas Stamp Set, The Endless Wishes Stamp Set, the Gold Encore Ink Pad, and a sheet of Gold Foil Sheet.  The base of the card is Whisper White. Don’t you just love that little snowman?

Unfortunately, I smeared the ink on this one, so I won’t be sending it to anyone.




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Star Light, Star Bright

star poem

I used to love taking my children and grandchildren out at night to show them the different stars in the sky. There so beautiful on a clear night.  We would always recite this poem.  They could each point out the North Star, the Big and Little Dippers, and others.  I still love sitting outside and just gazing at the stars in the night.

This card reminds me of those times.  It is made with the Bright and Beautiful Stamp Set and matching framelits dies.  The card base was made with Marina Mist Card Stock.  It Shining Starswas covered with a layer of Whisper White Card Stock that was embossed with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder.  I stamped two different sizes of stars with VersaMark Ink and heat embossed them with Silver Embossing Powder.  Next, I cut them out with the Stars Famelits Dies and adhered them to the card front.  A  Basic Rhinestone was placed in the middle of the top star.  The ribbon I used is 1/8″ Silver Ribbon.

This is another quick and easy card to make for Christmas.

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Sparkly Trees

Hello Friends,

Today I want to share one of my favorite Christmas cards with you. The card base is Whisper White Card Stock, Silver Foil Card Stock, and another layer of Whisper White.  I then added a panel of the Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum. A piece of Island Indigo Festival of TreesRibbon was wrapped around the top, white panel and a bow was added.  The trees were stamped in Island Indigo and Metallic Silver, and then punched out with the Tree Punch.  They were placed on a square of Whisper White Card Stock matted with another piece of the Silver Foil. Snowflakes and Basic Rhinestones were added to the card front.  Quick, easy, and beautiful!


Don’t forget about the Stampin’ Up! Year end Close-out sale! Some items are up to 80% off!  The products are only available while supplies last, so shop now before they’re gone.


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Thanksgiving Treats

Hello Everyone

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Mine was very noisy (22 friends and family members), but we all had a fabulous time together.  One of the family traditions is that I get to feed any of my baby grandchildren mashed potatoes at their first Thanksgiving.  I could only give my newest granddaughter a tiny spoonful because she’s only 7 weeks old.  I just have to share a photo of her. It’s a little blurry, but you can still see how gorgeous she is!  From Millan.Net Bresayis

Speaking of Thanksgiving, here is a treat holder I gave everyone attending my last card making class before Thanksgiving.  Fry Box DieThey are so quick and easy to make with the Big Shot and the Fry Box Bigz Die.  The turkey is made with the Owl Builder Punch and 3 different Scallop Circle Punches.  Each one is filled with a few treats.  You can make the treat holders for all seasons and occasions.


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Fry Box Die 132966

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Owl Builder Punch 118074

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Class Schedule for November and December

Hello Everyone,

Guess what I’ve been doing! I finally had time to open my Many Stars Simply Created Kit and make some stars! The dazzling Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit includes everything you need to make the stars, including exclusive accessories like wood cutouts and bows.  Place stars around your home wherever you need a little extra seasonal cheer.  They also make great gifts for family, teachers, co-workers, and neighbors.  The stars DO NOT open, but guess what else…I know how to make them so they do! If I have enough people interested in making these as a class, I will schedule one to make the stars. You can Just let me know.

Here is my class schedule for November and December.

Friday, November 14th at 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby.

Monday, November 17th at 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby.

Monday, November 24th at 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby.

Friday, December 5th at 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby. (see below)

Monday, December 15th at 11:00 am at Hobby Lobby

Please reserve your spot for each class as soon as possible.

I will be teaching a class with the Watercolor Winter Simply Created Card Kit on December 5th.  You will make 20 cards: 5 ea. of 4 designs. The kit includes 20 card bases; die-cut accents and background pieces; 20 envelopes (10 Coastal Cabana and 10 Crumb Cake); linen thread ; sequins; watercolor brush. (Stamps, ink, and adhesive not included.) You will learn some watercolor techniques in the class.  The cost is $30.00.  Some of the cards we’ll be making are shown below. The deadline for reserving your spot in this class will be November 19th.

Card Making Class at Hobby Lobby

If you would like to get this kit and make the cards on your own, or with a group of your friends, just let me know.

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Christmas Countdown

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It’s Not Just for Gift Boxes!

Hi Everyone!

That’s right…The Gift Box Punch Board is not just for gift boxes.  Here’s a little Halloween decoration I made with it.  It was so much fun and very easy to make.  Here’s the front of it.  The pumpkins were made with the Extra Large Oval Punch.  I punched 3 for each side of the box, sponged the ovals, and then glued them together in a pumpkin shape.  They were adhered to all 4 sides of the box with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Halloween Decorations with the Gift Box Punch Board

Here’s a view of two sides of the box.

Gift Box Punch Board








This is the top of the box.  It was made with the Rosette Designer Bigz XL Die and the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch.  The tendrils are made with skinny strips of Old Olive Card Stock that were curled with my Paper Snips.

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Next, I’m going to make 3 different size boxes so they will stack on top of each other.  I’ll share it with you when I’m finished.

Purchase your Gift Box Punch Board now so you can make boxes for your smallest Christmas presents or add candy and other treats inside.  You can make boxes of various sizes with the largest side being 4″.

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Two New Fantastic Stamp Sets

Hello Friends,

I want to share two new stamp sets with you.  The stamps in both sets are made from photopolymer.  They are so easy to use and you can see exactly where you’re placing them!

Gentle Peace Stamp Set 139523

Gentle Peace Stamp Set 139523

Gentle Peace Photopolymer Stamp Set
Price: $15.95
This beautiful Christmas set will work well with Blendabilities for a gorgeous stained glass look.
Our photopolymer stamps offer a versatile all-clear stamping option. You’ll find that our photopolymer is top-quality and gives a perfectly stamped image every time. The stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and are easy to place just where you want them. And best of all, you get to enjoy tons of images for a great price!
You're Wonderful Stamp Set  139158

You’re Wonderful Stamp Set 139158

You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set 139158
Price: $23.95
You’ve got lots of wonderful people in your life, and the You’re Wonderful Photopolymer Stamp Set will help you tell them so! This 18-piece set gives you tons of options to help you match the perfect sentiment with the occasion and recipient of your choice.
Place your order by calling or emailing me, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.
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Stamp, Stock, and Save

stamp, stock and save Hello Friends!

Now is the time to stock up on some of your favorite products.  Beginning today, you can save 15% on select ink pads, paper, envelopes, and adhesive, and 20% on select stamp sets! This offer is only good through October 6, 2014.  Click here to see all the products on sale.

Exclusive Stamp SetPlus, get this exclusive stamp set with a qualifying workshop or personal order of $300 or more before shipping and tax, in addition to the other hostess benefits you’ll receive. this offer ends October 31, 2014.  Call me (727-698-7509) to set a date for your workshop!

Place your order by calling or emailing me, or by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” button in the right column.  Want a reduced shipping rate on your order? Place your order here and use this hostess code –  BMGWU9GB.  You will be asked for the hostess code after you add your first product to the order form.  I will be drawing one name out of everyone placing an order of $35 or more to win a special gift from me!

If your order is $150 or more (before tax and shipping), do not use the hostess code!  You will receive hostess benefits with your order.

Thanks for stopping by!  Terry

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Traveling Around the World

Hello Friends,

I hope each and everyone of you are doing well and staying healthy.

Ever since I was in 6th grade with Mr. Cox, I have loved Geography.  Over the years, I’ve collected several vintage maps.  When I first saw the World Map Background Stamp, I just had to purchase it!  I like using background stamps quite a bit, but this one is my all-time favorite.

I’m entering this card in The Paper Players Challenge this week.  The challenge is to make Traveler Stamp Seta masculine card.  The World Map Stamp and the images from the Traveler Stamp Set can be combined to make fabulous cards for men (or for women).  I used the Embossing Resist Technique to make the card front.  The map image was stamped on Whisper White Card Stock in VersaMark and then embossed with Black Embossing Powder.  I sponged Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral, So Saffron, and Crumb Cake Inks over the stamped image and then used a tissue to wipe off any ink that was covering the embossing.  A piece of Burlap Ribbon was wrapped around this panel and it was adhered to an Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz card base.

The ship was stamped in Black StazOn Ink on another piece of Whisper White Card Stock.  It was cut out with one of the dies from the Window Frames Collection.  The “ocean” was watercolored using Marina Mist and Pool Party Inks.  The paint splashes are from one of the images in the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp Set.  I added 3 Candy Dots to the right side of the Burlap Ribbon to complete the card.


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