Saturday, December 31, 2011

TCM Dec-Jan sketch challenge

Hello everyone,
I hope your holidays went wonderfully.. I created this card for the TCM challenge and wanted to share...

i had so much fun using the TCM labels and Spellbinders matching die that I made a few extras to keep on hand...

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 29, 2011

BLOG HOP over at Paper Smooches today

Hi friends,
There's a great BLOG hop going on at Paper Smooches you won't want to miss. There's also a chance to win prizes..

Visit them and see their great cards and new stamp sets

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CSDIVAS First post for January 2012

this post will appear on the CSDIVAS blog beginning 01/01/12..
Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to share with you today.. I'd like to challenge you to create Simple and Elegant Thank You's..
January is here and what better way to start the year than to say Thank you for those special gifts just recieved, or a simple Thank you for your friendship.
I've created a Thank you using an 8.5 x 11 sheet of Kraft paper cut in half and stamped a Thanks using a Lovely Labels stamp from THE CRAFT'S MEOW and the sentiment is from PAPER SMOOCHES Chit Chat set.. After Stamping both in Black, I used a Spellbinder's Labels 18 to cut the image out.. This was all done in 3 easy steps. I added the red ribbon for a splash of color, mounted the die cut image with mounting tape and the card was complete. 

Here's your challenge should you chose to play along. Create a Thank you using die cuts and ribbon for a quick elegant design. Add your card to the linky tool and I will choose a winner on Saturday January 7th. The announcement will be made by Monday the 9th.
The prize you will be creating for is a roll of my fave Sugar n Spice ribbon.. I will get you a great color for future creations...
Have fun ladies, I can't wait to see what you come up with...
Liz Terrazas

Special Announcement....

Hello Everyone,
I'm super excited to announce that I have been asked to be the January Guest Design Team Member for I am thrilled, a little nervous and of course honored. The fabulous assignment begins Sunday January 1st.. I will be posting projects and possibly challenges.. Please come visit and join in on all the fun.


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas Everyone...

May your celebrations be joyous and full of family and friends... From my family to yours... Merry Christmas with love..

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Outlawz CFC1218

Happy Tuesday everyone..
It was a long day and I felt the need to wrap it up with some "Kreating".
This card was made for the Creative Freebies challenge over on the Outlawz.. Love this group so much..
I chose not to do a Christmas theme but to start off the whimsy new year with some SWEETS...

I hope you all have a fabulous night and Wonderful tomorrow...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Happy Day all

Hello friends, I've had a busy day and realized I never added a card to the Stamps of Life Challenge for Dec.. I only had until tomorrow.. I created a card using her Froggy2love stamp set theme and added a sentiment from her labels2use set.. I love TSOL.. Here's my card..
I think this card was inspired by my friend Lillie.. She has passed away and today is her birthday.. As I look at this card now, I realize how much we both loved frogs (frog to prince thingy) and smile because I randomly chose BE HAPPY for my sentiment.. Today was a bitter sweet day but now I see this and can only smile because my BFF is still with me always...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Stampendous Color Challenge..

Hi friends,
I'm such a girly girl, so when I read Stampendous was having a color challenge with Pink, Cream, Gold and Brown I jumped right on it... I love these colors.. I made the following card and will be submitting it tonight..

I used all 4 colors and had so much fun.. The Ranunculus field was stamped in a dark pink and I shaded the leaves in a gold metalic chalk.. The pattern paper is CTMH and is in pink, cream and brown..

Monday, December 12, 2011

CardMaker Magazine~ Card Challenge Hear ye.. Hear ye...

It's a snowy Monday here in Hesperia and it is soooo cold and wonderful...
I am participating in a card challenge and wanted to share my Kreation with all of you.. This is an accordian card and I've had fun making it..

This was such a fun card technique.. I think it's a new favorite..
Enjoy your evenings everyone... HUGS...

Happy Snowy Monday!

It's raining here in Hesperia, CA.. I love it.. Yesterday was a very chilly day and I filled it with making a Christmas gift box of Thank you cards .. I was going to post them but just realized the recipient may have access to see this.. LOL oh darn!

I hope you all have some time to do something creative today..


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Welcome Friends..

Hello Everyone,I hope you are all off to a wonderful Holiday season. Welcome to all my new followers. I'm excited to sit and make a gift card set of 20 cards for a Christmas gift.. I have my idea in my head and just need to put it to paper.

I hope you all enjoy a Kreative day!


Saturday, December 10, 2011

The OUTLAWS ~ Creative Freebie Challenge Dec 4- Dec 17

Happy Saturday!
I hope you all are having a fabulous week and have started your Holiday shopping..

I've joined in on an OUTLAWS Challenge.. My card was created using a free digi stamp and I loved the coloring.

Can you tell I love the elegance of glitter...

Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Outlaws first challenge submission TT1208

Happy Thursday Everyone,
I've joined a fabulous group called The Outlaws and am entering a challenge for today.. The theme is Christmas Ornaments.. I'm excited and a bit nervous.. I hope my Kreation fits the challenge specifications.. I think it does..

let me know what you think... I've embossed my angel stamp in gold pigment ink and shaded in the body with a pale pink chalk.. The ornament was mounted with 3D mounting tape for depth..

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

loving card challenges

Hello my friends,
I hope you all had a fantastic weekend... I am enjoying a quiet evening of card making.. I have joined some card challenges and wanted to share what I made.


Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge for 12/1-12/14 2011

I'm so excited to share my Challenge entry for Paper Smooches.. This is a fantastic stamp company with great sets and possibilities.

The Challenge is to focus on a theme of colors, die cut frames etc. The picture posted by the company for inspiration was..

I tried incorporating the wall and frames by using pattern paper for wall paper and a sizzix frame in textured paper for the 3D frame.. the inside of the card has a digi flower set and the bottom sentiment is also paper smooches..

The company is online if you'd like to visit their site and see all their products.  

I hope you like what I came up with. I used Paper Smooches digi stamps to create my card.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Friday thus far...


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Happy December 2011

Hello Everyone,
I'm so happy to report all 60 of my Christmas cards were mailed out today.. Look for happy mail soon..

May all your homes be bright and merry,


Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello my friends... SNOW card Swap...

Wow just a few days left in November.. Where did 2011 go? I spent last night at the ER in Upland with my dad.. We are all home now and I've just completed this card for a CARD swap I joined tonight.

I'm excited for the organizer to get me the address to send these cards off..

The theme is SNOW ~

I've used a Sizzix tri-fold card die and two stamps for which I stamped in Silver and white and embossed in winter sparkle powder.. I've used a card font for the sentiment and a sheer ribbon to glam up the card..

Saturday, November 26, 2011

a card inspired by my Goddaughter Lauren...

 Lauren is a huge part of the positive protests in the Occupy Honolulu Movement.. She was recently photographed and was a headline for Yahoo news.. I'm sending this card to her..

Lauren is protesting in her bikini... Only in Hawaii.. I'm so proud of her!


Happy Day ...

Good Morning! I awoke from a scary nightmare and got right to my happy place! MY work area and crafty space.. I love Kreating and the feeling of calm.. SO here I am, off to work on some new projects... How's your morning? I'll post pics this afternoon.
Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving Eve 2011

Hello Everyone,
I hope your day was a productive one.. Many preparations for tomorrow and all is done here in my home.. I had time to kreate a new box of greetings for a very special one of a kind Christmas gift..
I'm excited to share it with you..

Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I've spent the afternoon Kreating a special Christmas gift...

Hello ~
I hope your day was a blessed one full of laughter and a friendly umbrella...
I spent the afternoon in doors staying away from the 40' weather and rain.. I decided to make a box of 20 cards 4 ea of 5 designs for a special one of a kind gift.. I found these great Silver boxes perfect for A2 cards and couldn't resist.. Now to wait until DEC 25th in anticipation of my recipients reaction... I'm excited.. I decided to share them here since she has no access to the net or this blog.. <3

I'd appreciate any feedback...

all there is left to do is add tissue and seal the box... My first gift is complete.. Have a wonderful evening. <3 Liz

Stampendous Chipboard Challenge Card #2

I have been inspired... My 2nd submission for the challenge is a card using all Stampendous 1991 series stamps.. Victoria Rose, Ivy Leaf and Long Thank You... I've also used Sizzix-TSOL Fancy Frame dies in two sizes..

I used a Red Card stock for the card base and a Black card stock to cut the largest Fancy Frame with my BIG Kick by Sizzix, I then used a white covered piece of Chipboard for my White Fancy Frame and stamped the roses and leaves. I embossed them using diamond sparkle powder and colored them in with chalk. I stamped the thank you and assembled the card for a Fancy and quick THANK YOU card.. I hope you all like it..

Stampendous Chipboard Challenge...

I am excited to share a card I created specifically for Stampendous.. I have discovered a box of older stamps and am so happy to bring them back to life...
the 5x5 card is made using a lt blue cardstock. I created the sizzix frame using a piece of white chipboard covered in a floral paper. The frame was glued on surrounding the Stampendous stamp (your sunny smile- 1991) and embellished with (bold daisy bouquet 1992) .. I added a sheer white ribbon on top to add a dainty touch..
I hope you enjoy this one...

Friday, November 18, 2011

I did it... and before Thanksgiving...

Hello everyone, I'm excited to report that I've completed my Christmas cards.. All 60 of them.. I had the card and it's steps all laid out like an assembly line and had the best time finishing and putting love into every finished card.. This is the first year I've completed them in NOVEMBER! YAY me.. Paul decorated the outside of our home with Christmas lights, an  8 foot snowman and a few Thanksgiving items too.. We are all about the Holidays.  I wish you and yours a wonderful evening...


Friday, November 11, 2011

Christmas Kreation # 2

I love designing and had an idea and put it to life.. I believe this will be one of my Christmas cards..
I love this fun card.. I wanted something simple and fun for this years Christmas Card. I need to make 65 for family and friends and this can be done while watching tv and unwinding at night.. The Sizzix dies Stephanie created are FABULOUS! so easy and perfect to add elegance..
All dies and stamps are by The Stamps of Life company.. Love it...

Where's the Storm?

Hi All,
Well here in So. Cal we were expecting a huge storm and as of yet we have not even a sprinkle in the High Desert. I was planning on an indoor evening with my new stamps from The Stamps of Life.. and some HOT Chai Tea.. I'm trying to come up with ideas for the Christmas Cards I'm mailing out December 1st. As soon as I have a design I love I'll make 50 cards and get them ready for the mailman.

I will use my evening to KREATE and have some fun.. I have two children in the house this weekend.. It's noisy, exciting and so exhausting...

I hope your week has been a wonderful one.. 11/11/11 Is a lucky day indeed..

Love and Hugs...

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One-Hour Challenge for CLUB CK

Hello CK, Here is my entry for today's challenge.. I've created mittens for my journaling to tie in the winter theme.... I hope you like it..

Happy Thursday!

I hope you are off to a wonderful start of your day.. I wanted to share a design I made recently.

This is a card using a die and stamp sets from The Stamps of Life .
I made the card base with a sizzix die made from an exclusive Stamps of Life framelit set, then used the stamps4fancylabel stamp set for my frame and the monogram2build set for the sentiment.. I love this company! If you want quality and fantastic themed stamp sets.. visit her site... I highly recommend..
Have a fabulous day.. Take time to create.  Liz

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Penguins for Christmas cheer

I've hoped you've enjoyed my entries today.. These are all cards created within the last few days..

I created this Penguin card using my fave The Stamps of Life sets.. Penguins4Christmas and from the same company the coffee4two. I love love love this company and encourage you to visit her site for fabulous stamp sets and fabulous prices.. Sizzix has the best card dies and here I used the Ornate Scallop.. Have fun with the products and design one of a kind treasures..

Love of Owls

Owls are so fun and versatile.. They can be used to make cards for females and males alike.. If you are looking for a fun way to use to use this great animal here is one card bringing in some fun eliments.

The products used ~ The Stamps of (owls2love set) Sizzix (zig zag 3-D pop up, and  owl

I stamped the base on Kraft paper, then used pattern paper to make a low border. I cut a circle and stamped the large OWL from  and added a sentiment from the same set and a green ribbon for flair. The inside of the card features 2 Dies from Sizzix. The Owls pop off the page

Happy Creating,

Walk to End Alzheimer's 2011

I created this Thank you card using Cuttlebug embossing A2 die  "Thanks" and Sizzix Originals "Tipsy Hearts die " The theme color for Alzheimer's awareness is PURPLE so I wanted to design special Thank you cards for each participant and donator to the cause.. My team recieved these cards with details for the event.

I embossed the white card stock with the THANKS embossing envelope and cut it to size and mounted it with double stick tape. I then cut out dark purple hearts and attached them for a simple clean design. I colored in the main THANKS with a Purple Sharpie to make the work pop!

First POST ever..

I'm excited to Kreate my first post for my very own blog.. I find that Stamping and Scrapbooking is such a release for me. The stress relief is awesome, I get to use my imagination to Kreate one of a kind cards and pages that will put smiles in the hearts of those closest to me. I love that I am bringing SNAIL mail back to my inner circle and beyond.  I have the most supportive and amazing man who loves me and my Kreativity. Paul has helped me organize my own work area in our home and I can freely Kreate and enjoy all my tools and stamps. I encourage you to follow my Blog and join my journey as I Kreate and get inspired...

This card was created using a Sizzix die for the card ( Ornate Scallop) and two stamp sets from The Stamps of Life. (coffee4two and Owls2love) I made my own tag and sentiment. I absolutely LOVE these two companies and you will see many designs using their products..