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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up! Blog Highlight


Thanks for coming to my blog today! We are being highlighted internationally by Kylie Bertucci and you are able to VOTE for my project. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop, so please vote for my card. You can do that here -

Our theme for this highlight is encouragement, as we all need a kind word once in a while to build us up.

I am busy making cards and projects with products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! 2017 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration promotion, and for this card (above) I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Rich Razzleberry, Pacific Point &Whisper White Cardstock
Watercolor Paper
Beautiful You (Occasions Catalog), Watercolor Wash & In This World (Annual Catalog) Stamp Sets
Tree Builder Punch
Metallic Enamel Shapes
Gold Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Watercolor Pencils (yippee!!!) in Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry & Early Espresso
Aqua Painter
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Soft Sky Ink Pad
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots

Thanks for visiting my blog today and make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.


Wednesday, December 7, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Christmas Stockings


It's time for our monthly Inspire, Create and Share blog hop! This month our theme is "I am Dreaming of a White Christmas" and we're showcasing ideas using white on white! We hope you enjoy this beautiful hop and will become inspired to give the white on white look a try!

I used the Hang Your Stocking Stamp Set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits dies.  I don't know why I waited to get this combo.  I love making the stockings and the thinlits make it so easy to cut them out perfect. 

I wanted some bling on this card, so I backed the white stockings with red glimmer paper and also added a red bow. 

Along with the bundle, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Whisper White Thick Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Red Glimmer Paper
Real Red Ink Pad
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Big Shot
Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope you enjoy my white on white project and all of the rest of the beautiful creations on this hop.  Please check out Joni Metra's blog for her awesome creation!
Have a wonderful Holiday Season and thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, November 2, 2016

ICS Blog Hop The Season of Gratitude

Hello and welcome to the November 2016 Inspire Create Share blog hop!  It's the Season of Gratitude!

This month we are featuring the October 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit "Season of Gratitude".

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for my Project Life scrapbook pages:

Paper Pumpkin October 2016 kit "Season of Gratitude"
Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Delightful Dijon Cardstock
Cajun Craze and Chocolate Chip Ink Pads
Project Life by Stampin' Up! Page Protectors
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Sponge

Thanks for stopping by my blog on the hop today.  Now it's time to check out the awesome project Claudia has for us!



Wednesday, October 5, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Fall Fun

Hello and welcome to the October 2016 Inspire Create Share Blog Hop Fall Fun!

I knew I wanted to use the Acorny Thank You Stamp Set and some Designer Series Paper. During the month of October, Stampin' Up! is having a Buy 3 Get 1 on select papers.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for these projects:

Acorny Thank You Stamp Set
Hardwood Stamp Set
Delightful Dijon, Garden Green and Whisper White Cardstock
Warmth & Cheer Designer Series Paper Stack
Delightful Dijon, Crumb Cake and Garden Green Ink Pads
Acorn Builder Punch
Classic Label Punch
Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits
Linen Thread

Thank you for stopping by my blog on the hop today!  Now it's time to check out Darla's blog!  She's got something great in store for us!

Take care!


Friday, September 30, 2016

World Card Making Day Stampin' Up! Blog Hop

Welcome to our World Card Making Day Blog Hop using current Stampin' Up!® Products. This is such a fantastic way to celebrate this event with lots of amazing inspiration for you. You are currently visiting my blog - (Terri Takashige) in the (United States) and you will be visiting lots of different places in your hop today. There is a list at the end of the page which will help you to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects!

I used Crumb Cake as my card base, with a layer of Whisper White and a layer of Crumb Cake stamped with the scroll from the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set in Crumb Cake Ink.  I also used the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits (my current favorite!).  I had the word "hope" sitting on my desk and decided it needed to go on this card too (why not?).  The dandelions in the Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack make this card complete.  Of course, I had to add some Wink of Stella Clear on the white flower and the dandelions, but it's hard to see in the picture. 

Every day should be World Card Making Day!  The look and smile someone has when they receive a handmade card is priceless.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many more amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Terri Takashige, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Blog Hop List

Have a great day!


Sunday, September 25, 2016

Holiday Catalog Samplers!

Hello Friends!

I love making 8" x 8" samplers!  It's like an extra large card.

First the Halloween sampler:

Then the holiday sampler:

Isn't the Grinch adorable? I saw him on a card by Connie Babbert and knew I had to try it.  You can see Connie's card here:

I hope you enjoy these samplers.  If you need any of these products (or just have to have), please visit my online store at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Technique Time


Welcome to the September ICS Blog Hop.  Since it's back to school this month, it's all about teaching techniques.

I pulled out an oldie but a goody. It's called Triple Time Stamping.  The illusion is in the layers.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Emerald Envy and Whisper White Cardstock
Flower Patch Stamp Set
Flower Fair Framelits
Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy Ink Pads
Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

Measurements for Layers:

Light Cardstock (for stamping):
2" x 3 1/4"
3" x 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4"

Darker Cardstock (for layering):
2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" (this is your A2 card base)


1. Tack light color pieces together (lightly).
2. Stamp.
3. Adhere each lighter stamped layer to it's corresponding darker color by size.
4. Layer with dimensionals.
5. Embellish as you wish.

Thank you for stopping by my blog on the hop today!  Now it's time to check out Claudia's technique!  She's got something great in store for us!

Have a great day!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello Friends!

There's still to take advantage of the beautiful Thoughtful Branches Bundle (item 144328) from Stampin' Up!  It's available through August 31, 2016 (while supplies last).


Here are some sample cards I've made using this great stamp set and thinlits.

The two cards on the right (above) were CASE'd from Kylie Bertucci ( and Dena Rekow (, respectively.

I even have a video to show you how to make one of the cards!

If you'd like to purchase the bundle, please visit my online store at


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Framelits

Hello and welcome to the August ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Framelits!  We wanted to focus on this great tool for you this month.

I immediately though of the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I love this type of jar (for storage too).

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card and notebook cover:

Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock
Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Gray Ink Pads
Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Pool Party Ink Pads
Jar of Love Stamp Set
Everyday Jars Framelits
Jewel Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals

Other:  Dollar Store Notebook

 Thanks for stopping by on the hop!  Now it's time to check out Jen Hillhouse Guarino's talent!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunshine Sayings One Sheet Wonder!

Hello Friends!

I wanted to use the Sunshine Sayings Bundle (#142339) to make a set of cards using the One Sheet Wonder method.  The Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set is so versatile with 20 sentiments and 4 images.  If you count the words separately (thinking combinations here), there are 37 (if I've counted correctly). The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits also have words:  hope, love, congrats and sunshine, in addition to 3 great embelishment dies.  Oh the possibilities!

I stamped a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and cut it using a template I found online by Kimberley Morris @procrastistamper:

Here are my 10 cards:

 Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment and if you'd like to purchase the Sunshine Sayings bundle and any other Stampin' Up! goodies, please visit my online store at:


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Introducing 2016-2018 In Colors

Hello and welcome to the July Inspire Create Share Blog Hop. This month our theme is the new set of Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2016-2018. 

Here they are!  Meet Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum:

I wanted to use the combination of Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum, but I thought it needed a third In Color.  I picked my trusty friend Mint Macaron as the accent color and I think it works:

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for these projects:

Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Whisper White Cardstock
2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set
Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron Ink Pads
1 3/8" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Blossom Bunch Punch
Flower Medallion Punch
Classic Label Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

Other:  We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board and Accessories

Thanks for stopping by on the hop!  Now it's time to check out Jen Hillhouse Guarino's amazing crafty goodness!


Little Twinkle Pattern Party Ink Sponging

Happy Sunday! Here is a fast and easy sponging technique using the new Little Twinkle bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Ca...