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Friday, November 8, 2013

Happy Anniversary To My Best Friend

Happy Wedding Anniversary to my best friend and best husband Dean!  Dean and Sammie got into my craft stash and made this beautiful card!  We took this picture in the Earthquake simulator at OMSI this last summer, hence the saying inside the card.  Also, Dean and Sammie have been watching a lot of Star Trek lately, so it's only fitting Sammie drew some Star Trek kitties.  It was even her idea to add the tribbles.

I love this card and I love my husband and daughter!

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Banners For My Bazaar

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  The weather here in Oregon was beautiful, in the low 70's both days.

I made these two banners for the holiday bazaar I am participating in next weekend.  If you are in the Portland area, contact me for details!

Have a happy week!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

October Stamping Gypsies Fun

Happy Sunday!

I spent this afternoon crafting with the Stamping Gypsies and we created these lovelies:

Of course we had our little Stamping Gypsy, "Peaches" in her new little dress!  Cuteness!

Have a wonderful week!


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

World Card Making Day Fun

Hello there,

This past Saturday, October 5th was World Card Making Day.  I co-hosted an event with 3 of my fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrators at the home of Tami Gaumer (wildwoodcottagenewberg). We had 22 people and it was a blast!  Here are the cards we designed and some fun photos:


Speaking of demonstrators, Do you like the idea of a 20% discount on your favorite products? How about a chance to earn extra cash, along with tons of exclusive creative ideas at your fingertips? For two weeks only (October 7-21, 2013), you can join Stampin' Up! for just $25 and experience all this and more. Message me for more information!


Thursday, October 3, 2013

A Spooky Lunch Hour

I had the pleasure of having a Halloween Banner making class for six friends at work this week.  It took two lunch hours (we inked our banners the first day and put them together the next day).  It took some maneuvering to get my supplies to my office via the bus, but well worth it.  We had fun and there is now a lot of Stampin' Up! Halloween cheer in. Our office!

These ladies are very talented!  Enjoy!

Sunday, September 29, 2013

September Stamping Gypsies

Hello Friends,

I stamp with a group of fun ladies called the "Stamping Gypsies" about every 6-8 weeks.  We get together at someone's house on a Sunday and stamp until we finish each other's project designs.  It's always a lot of fun and laughter.  I am so glad they adopted me!  I always learn a new technique and have a beautiful handful of cards at the end.

These were our cards for September.  Enjoy and have a wonderful week!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Pop n Cuts Gift Card Holder

Happy Sunday Friends,

I saw this video that Dawn Griffith did on Youtube and just had to try this gift card:

I didn't stray far from Dawn's version for this card, but I can tell I'll be making a ton of these.  I have a holiday bazaar coming up the end of October, and this gift card can be adapted over and over.  Thanks to Dawn for the inspiration to try something different than the usual pop up card.

Have a wonderful week!

Monday, September 2, 2013

File Folder Thinking of You Card


I hope you are all having a nice relaxing Labor Day.  Ok, I am now addicted to making these file folder cards with the Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board.  Last week , Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin' Up!, was involved in a horse riding accident and she's pretty banged up.  I wanted to send her a card to let her know I hope she feels better soon.

I had found some file folder card videos on You Tube the past few weeks and wanted to try them. Patty Bennett did a wonderful video on these types of cards (thank you Patty!).  You can find it here on You Tube:

Here's my card for Shelli:

Take care!


Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Envelope Punch Board

Welcome to September!

I hope you are all having a fabulous long weekend and ready for school to start.  My little person is starting middle school on Tuesday.  Wow!

Starting today, September 1st, you can order the new Stampin' Up! Envelope Punch Board (Product Code 133774)!

But it's not just for envelopes.  Check out these cute 'file folder' cards I made:

Some great facts about this wonderful tool:
  • It creates totally customizable envelopes in up to 66 different sizes (not to mention a million different color and pattern options depending on the paper you want to use). Even tried and true envelope sizes will only take you moments to create!
  • It's super easy to use; all you have to do is measure for the first punch and from there you just turn and score!
  • It's small and lightweight; use it while watching a soccer match, at a park, at a friend's for craft night-anywhere.
  • It even has a slick scoring tool as well as a punch that lets you create rounded corners on your envelopes.
  • It's easy to keep it all together; the stylus storage compartment and two punches are designed into the tool so you don't have a bunch of little pieces to keep track of (even the instructions are printed right on the tool so you won't lose them!).

  • Here's a great video to show just how to use this little guy:

    If you'd like to purchase one of these, head on over to my online store at

    Have a great week everyone!

    Thursday, August 29, 2013

    Bride & Groom Regarding Dahlias

    Hello friends,

    One more day until a long weekend.  Love those!

    One of my dear friends got married in Hawaii today and I made this card for the bride and groom.  I love Regarding Dahlias!  I got the inspiration on Pinterest from (

    Enjoy your weekend!


    Tuesday, August 27, 2013

    Happy Birthday to my BFF Patty!

    Today is a special day!  It's my best friend Patty's birthday and here is the card and paper bag envelope I made her.

    Love you Patty!


    Friday, August 23, 2013

    Baby Thinlits Card

    Happy Friday night!

     Dean needed a baby boy card for one of his colleagues, so it was an excuse for me to make a flip it card.  I also added a punch art duck I saw on Pinterest (



    Tuesday, August 20, 2013

    Making Necklaces With My Favorite Little Girl

    Happy Tuesday everyone,

    A couple of weeks ago we had friends in from California and we took them out to Seaside, Oregon for an overnight visit.  My daughter Samantha wanted to get bracelets and some heart charms for her four best friends.  We bought the heart charms and then found some beads and this past weekend Samantha and I put them together.  She even stamped mini canvas gift bags to place them in. She wrote a note to each of her friends and hand delivered them.  Her friends loved their bracelets and heart necklaces!

    Take care!


    Saturday, August 10, 2013

    Thinlits Happy Birthday

    Happy weekend my friends!

    I just received my Stampin' Up! Label Card Thinlits Dies in the mail this week.  Perfect timing, because my husbands birthday was this past Friday.  I used the Label Love stamp set and Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper.  This card was so easy.  Check out the arrow stencil!

    If you'd like to purchase any of these products, please visit my online store at

    Take care!

    Sunday, August 4, 2013

    August 2013 Stamping Gypsies

    Hello there!

    The Stamping Gypsies always have a good time together.  I had these lovely ladies over to my house today for a full day of stamping, embossing, watercoloring and of course glittering!

    Have a wonderful week!

    Thursday, August 1, 2013

    Holiday Happiness Starts Today!

    Get Festive with products from our newest catalog! See it now!

    It's never too early to start thinking about holiday projects.  The Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is full of inspiration and crafty items!  Please contact me today at to get a copy mailed to your door.  Happy Crafting!

    Saturday, July 27, 2013

    My First Tri-Shutter Card

    Hello friends,

    I've wanted to try this type of card for a while and there was a perfect opportunity to use my Stampin' Up! Simply Sketched Hostess set.  I made this card for my mother-in-law, who turns 85 in August!  Happy Birthday Mom!

    Monday, July 22, 2013

    Get Your Paper Pumpkin Subscription for a Screamin' Deal

    Paper Pumpkin Promotion

    Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013
    Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $10 a month* for the first two months.
    *plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

    The Fine Print:
    • For new subscribers only.
    • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
    • Visit to join and choose me (Terri Takashige) as your demonstrator.
    • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
    • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).

    As a bonus, I'll draw one new subscriber's name to receive one of my past monthly kits free!

    And for inspiration, check what I did with July's Paper Pumpkin:


    From this


    to this


    bonus easy scrapbook pages!

    Have a great week!

    Monday, July 15, 2013

    Stamping Gypsies July 2013

    Hello friends,

    Every month or so I get the privilege of stamping with a great group of ladies who have adopted me in to their group.  Here are the cards we made this past weekend.

    Have a beautiful week!

    Thursday, July 4, 2013

    Happy 4th of July!

    Happy 4th of July from my messy well loved craft desk!  We're having a block party later today.  What is everyone doing to celebrate?

    Take care,

    Wednesday, July 3, 2013

    Having Fun With June My Paper Pumpkin

    Hello friends!

    Tonight I'm having some fun with the June Paper Pumpkin, and a little help from a previous Paper Pumpkin stamp (hey there friend).

    Happy 4th tomorrow and be safe!


    Wednesday, June 26, 2013

    Stampin' Up! Limited Time Offer for New Color Markers

    New Color Markers

    In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, Stampin' Up! offers the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, they've sweetened the deal! For a limited time, from June 26 until October 31, 2013, you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.   You can purchase through my online store at:, or email me at  Have a great rest of your week! Terri
     130034 $28.95Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
    Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
     131899 $3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
     131265 $3.50Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
     131902 $3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
     131901 $3.50Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
     131905 $3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
     131266 $3.50Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
     131904 $3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
     131898 $3.50Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
     131900 $3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
     131903 $3.50Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

    Sunday, May 26, 2013

    Best of and a Sneak Peek

    Hello stamping friends,
    I made these two cards using the Best of Flowers stamp set and a Sneak Peek of the Modern Mosaic embossing folder from the Stampin' Up! 2013-2014 catalog (starts May 31st).
    Have a great week!

    Cheers to 7 Years!

    Happy Sunday Friends! Today marks my seventh year as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I can honestly say it was one of th...