Sunday, December 29, 2013

MERRY CHRISTMAS and DECEMBER DAILY SHARE!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY BLOG FRIENDS!!!!  Hope you all had a beautiful and blessed Christmas with friends and family!!!

First I wanted to share our 2013 Christmas Eve family picture:


I feel extremely blessed to have spent the entire week at home with my kids and hubby as we both had it off from work.  Feel even more blessed that we spent so much quality time with family....Brothers, sisters, brothers in law, sisters in law, niece and nephews, cousins, extended families......it was an amazing Christmas week!!

So next......I am super excited to share my compete 2013 December Daily!!  It's exactly how I pictured it to be.   I worked hard but kept it as simple as possible knowing that I was limited in space.


I'm so ready for 2014.  Looking forward to lots of changes in my personal life as well as many new crafty adventures!!

Hope you stay with me as I share some exciting things this coming year.

Hugs and blessings, T

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Daily & Elf on the Shelf

Hello friends!  Today I wanted to share with you my updated December Daily as well as my Elf on the Shelf 2013 Tag Mini Album.

Hope you like them!

Hugs, T



Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Our Christmas Elves & an Elf "Tag" Mini Album

Hello again my crafty friends!  Today I come to you with our Christmas Elves.....Meet Jacob and Bella (not the Twilight characters lol)

They arrived at our home on the evening of December 1st so Monday morning they appeared in our tree:

Tuesday morning we discovered them, on our chicken wire frame, hanging up our first Christmas card from our dear friend Connie Scott (Grami Connie):

They are the cutest and sweetest Elves!!!

Yeah cute and sweet....until Wednesday morning :(  Dash was not happy when he discovered that Jacob and Bella got a hold of his Kong toy and Peanut butter:


We have been dog sitting my brother and SIL's Weimaraner ("Dash") since last Friday, as they enjoy a much needed, week long vacation, in Montego Bay for their 10 year wedding anniversary.  We have been enjoying his company so much.  You can tell this big boy has been trained by a professional dog trainer.  He is extremely intelligent and obedient!  It's going to be hard to give him back after a little over a week of dog sitting him.  I may have to ask them for "shared custody" lol  Here he is in front of our Christmas tree as he watches TV....oh yeah...he watches TV like a person....AMAZING!!!

 
Now for the crafty part of the post lol
If you follow me on my crafty IG (TERIBERI2IG) you know I will be creating a December Daily this year.  Keeping it nice and simple because I will be working on it DAILY.  In addition to the December Daily, I have decided to make a tag mini album for our Elves since it's their first year with us.  I want to document their daily adventures ;)

Here is a picture of what my Elf Mini album looks like:


I used the "Tag Dies" from My Creative Time as well as the new amazing stamp set "A Day in December".

I will have two videos coming up this weekend....one for my updated December Daily and one on my updated Elf "Tag" Mini album.

See you soon!!

Hugs, T

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Stamped Ribbon

Hello friends!!  Today I wanted to share a quick project with all of you using the new "A Day in December" stamp set from My Creative Time.

I used some white Twill Ribbon from my stash and stamped it using the "Dear Santa" and "Opening Presents" stamp from this set.  I then added the cute "NO PEEKING" tag also from this set.

I love adding my personal touch to someone's gift.  Give it a try...it's so much fun!!

Hugs, T

Friday, November 29, 2013

A special MCT Black Friday sale and release!!

Guess what???  .... I'm a Guest Designer again for My Creative Time!!!  WOOOO HOOOOOO!!  So happy to be joining these talented girls again.  This release is amazing!!!  As you will see in my video posted below, I will be using lots of MCT products to create my December Daily this year.  I'm totally in love with the stamp set "A Day in December" as well as the stitched star dies.  Stay tuned as I share videos during December of my December Daily.  Now for the important stuff lol.........

HAPPY BLACK FRIDAY & welcome to our "Special Black Friday Sale & mini release for your December Days"! Today we have a couple of new stamp sets for you! They are "A Day in December" & "More Journal it" & we ALSO have 3 new dies as you can see here:







These stamps & dies ARE AVAILABLE for PRE-ORDER & will starting shipping out on Tuesday, Dec 3rd!  NOT ONLY are these stamps & dies perfect for your "December Daily's", but they are ALSO perfect for ALL of your Christmas cards, layouts, smashbooking  even your 3-D items etc.....

Okay, here is the BEST PART! EVERYONE who places and order this weekend will recieve this FREE STAMP set called: "SHINE BRIGHT"! 


Well, here is the BESTEST part... If you use the code BLACKFRI2013, you will receive 25% off your entire order AND get this free stamp! The sale starts NOW, Friday, Nov 29, 2013 & will END on Sunday, Dec 1, 2013 at midnight PST!  You can pre-order your new goodies HERE

If you have come this far, you have reached the end of the hop.  If you get lost along the way, here is the entire blog hop lineup:

Saturday, November 23, 2013

December Daily Series

Come join me as I share my December Daily Series on my YouTube Channel (TERIBERI2).

I will be sharing weekly videos on the progress of my album, as well as some HOW TO videos.

In addition, stay tuned for a special announcement December Daily video on Black Friday!!

Hugs and blessings, T

VIDEO #1:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Dear Santa.......

Oh my.....I can't believe there are only six and a half weeks until Christmas!!!! I'm excited to get started with decorating, baking, shopping and special family traditions.

As you all know, I am planning on creating a 2013 December Daily.  All the supplies I will be using have been pulled from my stash and are ready to be used ♥.

Emma's latest release over at My Creative Time has some REALLY CUTE Christmas/Holiday stamps that are perfect for the December Daily.  One of my favorite is the new Build a Postcard Stamp Set, as well as the Postcard Add-Ons Stamp set oh and how can I not mention the All around Holidays Stamp set with its coordinating tiny stitched dies ♥.

I created this cute Carte Postale Postcard for the album using the Stitched 4x6 Journal Die:


Every year, the kids write their "Letter to Santa" and I love to document that evening. I take close up pictures of their little hands and the letters.   (The kids are 11 and 12 and yes we still write letters to Santa and put them into the stockings lol)

Since I will be using the Project Life Mini Album this year, I have created some envelopes using the new Scallop Stuitched Envelope Die from My Creative Time.  I will adhere the envelopes to the spine of the page protectors (since the album does not have rings).  I will be sharing a "how to" video on that soon. 

Stay tuned as I will be sharing my December Daily album in the weeks to come.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hugs and blessings,
T

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Stampin up sale!

Take advantage of the 25% off 25 stamp sets.  Sale ends tomorrow!!!

"Life" has gotten a bit busy....so I decided to extend my party through 11/2/13.

The direct link to my party is HERE and my party CODE is :  4YYZ6RQ7


Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, T

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Stitched Scalloped Bows

Everyone knows how much I love My Creative Time products!!  Well today's post is no different lol

I received the new release and I am beyond excited with all the new stamps and dies!  These Scalloped Stitched Bow dies are adorable and the possibilities are endless!!  This week I played with the dies and some craft foam and I have to say, the craft foam works PERFECT.  Since the foam is flexible, the bow keeps it's shape.

In this video I share a few bows I created in both small and medium, as well as how I cut and put them together using the craft foam.

Hope everyone has a spectacular Sunday!!

Hugs and blessings, T


Saturday, October 19, 2013

Ink Pad Comparison (Stampin' Up; Papertrey Ink; Hero Art)

In this post I want to share a new video that I made comparing some of my favorite ink pads.

I was recently introduced to Stampin' Up Ink pads by my sis Christina of Creations with Christina.  She was kind enough to send me one to play with.  I LOVE the foam on these ink pads.

I'm currently hosting an Stampin' Up online party (party CODE:  4YYZ6RQ7) and the direct link is HERE:


You will not regret trying out these ink pads!

Thanks for stopping by!

Hugs, T

Friday, October 11, 2013

SO EXCITED!!!!!!

Remember this layout I created and posted the other day for Thursday Sketch Challenge over at Elle's Studio?????


WELL I WON!!!  I'm so excited ♥  I feel so truly blessed!!!  When I showed my son, his reply was "It's a sign mom, you need to do more mother/son layouts"  he's so cute!!!!   I followed it almost exactly to the sketch.  EASY PEASY!!!!  This was the push I needed to keep playing with Thursday Sketches so be on the look out for more layouts ;) 

I LOVE using Elle's Studio products for Project Life.  If you follow me on Instagram (TERIBERI2IG), you will see I've been using these products for quite some time now.   On Thursday, I ordered the September and October kit and can't wait to play with these products!!  Stay tuned for some projects!!!!

Hugs and blessings,
T

Celebrate a Sweet Birthday

In the next couple months, I will be hosting a few online parties in order to help out some friends that have ventured out and have become demonstrators/designers.  I am so proud of them!!!

This month, I will be hosting a Stampin up Party through my sis Christina of Creations with Christina.  My online party will run from October 9, 2013 through October 25, 2013.  If you are interested in purchasing any products, please click  HERE.  The code to my party is:  4YYZ6RQ7

Here is a card I created using some of the new items in the catalog:


(Stampin Up supplies I used: Very Vanilla Cardstock, In Color "Crisp Canteloupe" ink, Cycle Celebration Stamp Set
In Color Boutique Details, Stampin Up Doilies, Natural Ribbon, Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch)

Here is a video showing how I put this card together!!


Stay tuned as I will be sharing a few more Stampin Up projects from now through October 25, 2013.

Thanks for stopping by!!


Hugs, T

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

STAMPIN UP ONLINE PARTY!!!

Hello friends!!!! Coming to you this week with an announcement....


I will be hosting my very first Stampin Up online party through my sis Christina of Creations with Christina from October 9, 2013 through October 25, 2013 so if you want to try out their new inks or have anything you would like to order, please visit her website HERE.     The code to my party is: 4YYZ6RQ7
In addition, there is also a Signup promotion going on from October 7 - October 21 for ONLY $25.00.    Yes, you can be a demonstrator for just $25.00!!!!  If you are interested in becoming a Stampin up Demo click HERE

You can also host your very own party through Christina. Check out this Hostess Promo going on right now: http://www.stampinup.com/us/documents/Flyer_HostessPromo_demo_Oct0113_US.pdf

Later this week, I will be sharing some SU projects!!

Chit chat soon!!


Hugs and blessings, T

Monday, October 7, 2013

Thursday Sketch with Elle's Studio

Yippie....I finally got around to playing with the Elle's Studio Thursday Sketch!!  I had been wanting to give it a try for the longest time but have been so busy.

I had such a great time creating a 12x12 layout.  It has been so long since I had done a layout and thanks to this sketch.......


I was able to complete it in less than 40 minutes.  I may just have to play along more often ;) A few months ago, Elle's Studio had an exclusive Vellum kit.  After months of hoarding, I decided to use it for this layout.

Here is my take on that Sketch, which I followed almost exactly. I did add hidden journaling to it.
 


In addition to the exclusive kit, I also used a few dies from My Creative Time (Stitched Party Dies for the Banner and Stitched Round Speech Bubble dies for the speech bubbles).   I also used the small heart punch from Stampin Up.

Hope you all have a wonderful week!! 

Hugs and blessings, T

Friday, October 4, 2013

CHRISTMAS TAG

"May your holiday sparkle and shine!"
That is what I wish for all my followers ♥♥
 
 
Today I want to share the Christmas version of my Halloween Tag that I posted the other day.  I had some requests for a Christmas version so here it is.

 
I used a new stamp/die set that I purchased the other day from My Creative Time called Warm Holiday Fun.  In addition to that stamp set, I also used the Tag Dies set.  I love the size of these tags.   The hole reinforces comes from the Stitched Round Tab, Arrow and Tag die.
 
Other supplies:  Pattern paper:  peace, joy, love from Lawn Fawn, Sequins (some are from the peace, joy, love collection from Lawn Fawn)  I'm really loving that new collection.  I've ordered some of the items to include them in my December Daily ♥♥
 

 
 
Thanks for coming by my blog and I hope you all have a blessed weekend!!
 
Hugs, T
 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Halloween Cupcake Toppers (MCT)

I'm so loving EVERYTHING My Creative Time.  The stitching on the dies is adorable and the stamps are super cute.

So Halloween is always a fun event for my family.  I have two sisters and two brothers and between the five of us, we have eleven kids.  Every Halloween, we all go to my younger sisters house and we take the kids trick or treating, then we gather for pizza.  Hearing the kids laugh and play together is priceless.

Kasi and I decided that this year we would take be taking cupcakes.  We created these cute cupcake toppers using Emma's latest release.

Products used:
Fright Night Stamp Set
Spooky Starry Night Stamp Set
Stitched Spooky Ghost Dies
Vintage Stitched Label Dies
Scallop & Stitched Circle Die

(Picture courtesy of my Kasi...she loves photography)

Here is a HOW TO video:



Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Hugs and blessings, T

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

December Daily?

YES....it's that time of year again for me.  I'm so excited about this one.

Yesterday I logged into my personal Facebook account to check on my cousins little girl.  She's 3 years old and has been in the hospital for the past 40 days.   During this time, she has had two open heart surgeries, 2 caths and another large surgery to repair a lymphatic nodes.   Gigi is all that I have been thinking about for the past 40 days.  She is in my daily thoughts and prayers.   In Jesus name, she will be healed!!!   Anywho, when I logged in, I saw a post from Becky Higgins as to the new Christmas PL kit.   I ran over to HSN and ordered it right away.  I have been waiting for a December Daily, Project Life style for a couple years now and I just COULD NOT pass this one up.


Oh my....it's she gorgeous?????  

What You Get
  • 8" x 8" album with 20 divided pocket pages
  • (10) 4" x 6" title cards
  • (10) 4" x 6" journaling cards
  • (80) 3" x 4" journaling cards
  • 2 markers - Silver Metallic
  • 2 markers - Gold Metallic
  • Marker - White Galaxy


This kit is going to be perfect!!  I can totally enjoy the holidays and still document them without all the stress of having to create all my pages.  In 2011, I made my first December Daily (see that post HERE) and to be honest,  it was fun, but it totally burned me out.  I tried out a ton of different techniques, created all my dividers and all my insert cards.   YES I love it and it's beautiful, but just want to keep it simple this year.  OK.....those that know me, know that I will probably be jazzing them up a bit lol, but I'm really going to keep it simple - at least that's my plan ;)

Hope you are all having a fabulous week!!

Hugs and blessings, T


Friday, September 13, 2013

MCT Projects Share!!

Just playing around with some of my new goodies from My Creative Time.  I ordered a ton of things last week during the sale.

Loving these new large tag dies I purchased - there is so much you can do with them.

For this project I created a vellum and acetate tag with some yummy sequins confetti and layered that on top  of a craft and stars pattern paper.  I added a black cut ghost to the pattern paper so that when I layered the vellum/acetate/sequins tag, the "shadow" ghost shows up.  I sketched this out the other day and it turned out exactly as I envisioned it.

MCT products I used:
Tag dies
Stitched Spooky Ghost Die
Fright Night Stamp Set
Stitched Fun Ticket Dies

I also used the hole reinforcer from the Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag Die set.  I love how versatile this tag set it.


For this next Project I made a Title page for Week 43 of my Project Life.  I love the little witch and bats in the background.


MCT products I used:
Stitched 4x6 journaling die
Type Calendar Stamp Set
Stitched Round Tab, Arrow & Tag dies

Stitched Spooky Ghost Die
Fright Night Stamp Set


Planning on playing a little more this weekend after my son's baseball game.  YES baseball season is back!!  WE LOVE BASEBALL!!!  On my wish list are the MCT baseball sets ;)

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Hugs and blessings, T

And here is a video for both projects!!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Did someone say "Martini"??? Cheers my friends!!!

Sharing another quick and easy, cutie patootie, card I made last week.  Loving the new Cocktail collection from Emma's new release.  I think it's my favorite!!!


Remember the sale over at My Creative Time ends this Friday 9/6/13 (midnight PST).

Coupon Code:  AUGUST2013

See you Friday for another quick project ;)
Chit chat soon!!

Hugs and blessings, T


Monday, September 2, 2013

Filler cards for Project Life!!

Wanted to share some cards I created for my Project Life Album.

Remember the sale over at My Creative Time ends this Friday 9/6/13 (midnight PST).

Coupon Code:  AUGUST2013

I'm definitely taking this opportunity to order a few more things off my wish list.

Chit chat soon!!

Hugs and blessings, T


Friday, August 30, 2013

Blog Hop Friday with My Creative Time!!!


Today is the day my friends.....it's a Blog Hop Party and the winding down of my Guest Designer position (So sad).  I've had such a BLAST this week!!!  I am so truly blessed and grateful.

For my Blog Hop Project I made this super cute Halloween Card and Matching envelope using the SPOOKY STARRY NIGHT stamp set from the new release.  Oh how I LOVE the little spooky eyes amongst the stars....they get me every time!!   I also used the SPOOKY GHOST dies from the new release.

BLOG HOP GIVEAWAY!
For our blog hop giveaway, we will have 2 winners! 
Winner #1 ~ will win a PRIZE PACKAGE from "Liz's Paper Loft Boutique" & a $50 to "My Creative Time's Store"
Winner #2 ~ will be our "Guest Designer" for our September Release! 
All you have to do is leave your comments on our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on ALL blogs, but the more you comment on, the better chances you have! 
GOOD LUCK! :)

If you've come this far, you have reached the last of the blog hop stops and if you got lost along the way, here is the list again:

Blog Hop Lineup:

I want to take this time to thank everyone for all the sweet comments and for playing along this week.  Again, it was an honor to be a part of such an amazing team.

Stay tuned because I will be sharing posts next week of a few other projects I've made along the way with this new release.

At the end of my post, I have added pictures of the entire release with direct links to each item.  Don't forget to use Coupon Code:  AUGUST2013 to receive 20% off you entire order.

Hugs and blessings, T


















Thursday, August 29, 2013

My Creative Time Sneak Peek #4

Are you ready to see my assigned Project???  I think these dies are my favorite from the new release.....OK who am I kidding.....I LOVE THE ENTIRE RELEASE!!!!  lol

For my projects today I am showcasing the new PHOTO BOOTH DIE & WHAT A VIEW DIE........these totally ROCK!!!!!  I used both of the dies in my projects as well as a TON of MCT products.  See pictures and video below.
Sneak Peek giveaway!
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Monday, we will announce the winner of that on Tuesday & so on......
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word! ;)

AND.....

PRE-ORDER DAY!!!! 
The August 26th Edition stamps & dies are available for PRE-ORDER right now!
Please enter the code:  AUG2013
to receive 20% off your ENTIRE ORDER! 
Start shopping HERE
HAPPY SHOPPING!


Hugs and blessings,  T

Project Life - Week 14:

Left Side:

Right Side:

Insert "Smash" style pages using Heidi Swapp file folders
Front Cover:

View when you open it up:


Left Side: 

Right Side: 

Back side: 
Love the quote on the Anchor:
"I will follow you my love, wherever you may go.  To the sunny beaches
or the stormy sea you are my anchor and forever will be!!"







Wednesday, August 28, 2013

My Creative TIme Sneak Peek #3


WOOT WOOT....WHAT DAY IS IT?????  You know it....it's HUMP DAY!!!!!
Happy Hump Day my friends!!!!!

For my Project today,  I made a special birthday card using the  Stitched Party dies and the Let's Celebrate stamp set from the new release.  I absolutely LOVE these dies.


Visit My Creative Time HERE to see all of the other amazing sneaks and daily giveaways!!


Sneak Peek giveaway!
We will be giving away the set we are showcasing each day to ONE lucky winner! For example, the set we are showcasing on Monday, we will announce the winner of that on Tuesday & so on......
ALL you have to do is leave a comment on each of our blogs! You are NOT required to comment on EVERY SINGLE blog, but the more you comment on, the better chance you have for winning! 
For EXTRA entries, you can spread the word about this release on Facebook, tweet about it OR even instagram it! #mycreativetime!
GOOD LUCK EVERYONE & let's start spreading the word! ;)


In case you missed it, here is the schedule for the week:



See you tomorrow!!!

Hugs and blessings, T