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Hello, Friend!


I just love the color purple, especially when it it’s paired with white! This Concord Crush Designer Series Paper was added to Whisper White Card Stock to make a simple, but pretty card for the Challenge over at 365 Cards. They have a different challenge every day, so if you ever get in a funk and are at a loss for ideas, that is the place to go.

The flower was punched out using the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. This is an awesome punch that will cut out 3 different shapes! I added a Designer Printed Brad and some Hemp Twine to the flower and tied it on the white satin bow. I backed it with a piece of designer paper which had been cut out with the Decorative Label Punch. Easy-Peasy!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry


E is for Everything


I’m home from Maine now and I managed to bring back a cold with me, so I haven’t been doing too much. I did manage to make a couple of cards for some challenges. This card was made for the CPS-Card Challenge #241.

I used my favorite Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up! again-Spice Cake! I used 3 of the designs out of the pack. This time I used Pool Party and Chocolate Chip Card Stock along with it.

I stamped one of the images from the Four Frames Stamp Set in Chocolate Chip Ink on the Pool Party CS and punched it out with the Decorative Label Punch.

The sentiment on the tag is from the Occasions Alphabet Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! The set contains 26 stamps, one for each letter of the alphabet and a sentiment to go with it. It’s a very handy set!

I added a piece of Victoria Vintage Trim and 3 Basic Pearls to the card front.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry

The Willow-Wren and the Bear


The challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp is to get inspiration from a Fairy Tale or Nursery Rhyme. When I was teaching, I loved to read Fairy Tales by the Grimm Brothers to my students and The Willow-Wren and the Bear was one of my favorites.  

So, I had to use my Bird Builder Punch once again! (If you are new to my website and you look around, you will see that I love birds!) The Early Espresso Card Stock represents the bear, the red button-the fox, the vintage trim – the queen, and the bird-the King of the Birds. I even used a fancy flourish to represent the kingdom. I’ve made cards like this before in different colors, but this one is my favorite because there’s an underlying story behind it! Hope you like it as much as I do. this was such a fun challenge!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! Terry

Candle Wraps Make Great Handmade Christmas Gifts!


This is a candle wrap I made for a set of short candle pillars. These are so fast and easy to make and they make great gifts! You can do them for any season or holiday and make them any size you need.

Directions: I took a piece of Whisper White Card Stock and cut it so it fit around the candle holder with about 1/2″ extra. I rolled it with the Sparkle and Shine Jumbo Stampin’ Wheel (116542) using Real Red Ink. The Scallop Circles where punched out of Garden Green CS with the2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch(118874) and a dot of glitter was added to each scallop. The ornaments were cut out of Designer Paper (not sure from were because I’ve had it a long time) with the Ornament Punch(119847). I put Sticky Strip along the top of the Whisper White CS and added a strip of dotted ribbon the length of the card stock. Then I placed another strip along the side where the card stock overlaps in the back of the candle holder. The scallop circles were adhered to the front of the candle wrap with Multipurpose Liquid Glue and the ornaments were adhered to them with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I put a piece of Hemp Twine through the clasp of a small, clay Gingerbread Man ornament and tied it around the wrap, on top of the ribbon. It only took about 10 minutes and I was finished! I hope you give these candle wraps a try.

All the items in bold are Stampin’ Up. Go to my online store to order everything you need to make these candle wraps by clicking on the “Order Stampin’ Up! Online” Button in the right-hand column.

I am entering these in The Paper Players Red and Green Challenge #68 this week.

Thanks for Stopping by and have a great day! Terry

New Ribbon Share!


Don’t you just love using ribbon on your cards, scrapbooks, and other projects!!! I do … All the new ribbons in the 2011-2012 Idea Book have me going NUTS! I want all of them and I know that some of you love ribbon as much as I do, because I have had requests for more Ribbon Shares…and HERE THEY ARE!!!

Maybe some of you have never heard of a ribbon share, so let me explain it in case you want to get in on one of these fabulous deals. I buy all the ribbon and then divide it up into smaller lengths…this allows YOU to purchase one of every color for a lot LESS.

Here’s a sample of the Scallop Dots Ribbon and what the Ribbon Shares will look like when you receive them:

Here’s the deal on each Ribbon Share that I am offering:

1. 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $19.00 (+ $2 S&H, if shipped) – if you ordered each roll separately, it would cost you $91.82 with S&H and tax.

2. 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 10 colors for $14.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $68.72 with S&H and tax.

3. 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon – you’ll get 2 yards of 5 colors for $12.00 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $57.47 with S&H and tax.

4. ASSORTED – includes 2 yards of each – 3/8″ Artichoke & Blue Denim, 5/8″ Organza, 3/8″ Twill Tape, 1/2″ Chantilly Crochet Trim & 5/8″ Victoria Crochet Trim for $13.50 (+ $2 S&H if shipped) – if you ordered each roll it would cost you $45.85 with S&H and tax.

To reserve a spot in this Ribbon Share, please EMAIL ME directly at or CALL ME at

(727) 698-7509. When your share(s) fill, I will send you a Paypal invoice for you to complete the payment process.

Please include the following information in your email:

1. Name

2. Mailing Address (United States addresses only)

3. Which shares you would like to reserve (see above)

4. Email for Paypal invoicing

When all of the payments are received for each group, I will place my order with Stampin’ Up! Please note: backorders and shipping times from Stampin’ Up! to me, are out of my control. As soon as I receive the product, I will cut, sort, and mail them out as efficiently as possible.

All ribbon shares are wrapped around chipboard to ensure wrinkle free ribbon. In addition…all shares are protected by cello bag packaging, ensuring safe and dry delivery.

Thanks for stopping by have a great day! Terry

The New Holiday Mini Catalog Is Here!


The new Holiday Mini Catalog is now available! Wait until you see it…I want everything! I just love the stocking die, the stamp sets, and the new punches. Do you make cookies? Stampin’ Up! is offering cookie stamps for the Holidays, too! Do you need decorations for the Holidays? Here is a sample of what you can with the new Christmas Lodge Stamp Set and the Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper.


• Christmas Lodge*

• Crumb Cake Card Stock
• Whisper White Card Stock
• Early Espresso Textured Card Stock
• Frostwood Lodge Designer Series Paper*

• Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad

• Early Espresso 3/8” Quilted Satin Ribbon*
• Pearl Basic Jewels
• Dazzling Details*
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Color Spritzer Tool
• Crimper
• Stamping Sponges

*From the 2011 Holiday Mini Catalog

Do You Know Which Adhesive To Use?

Here is a quick and easy guide to using adhesives.

Stampin’ Dimensionals:  These are little hexagonal pieces of foam with adhesive 
on both sides. Use them to give an embellishment or layer a lift. They are 
great for adding dimension and depth to a project. If one Dimensional is not 
high enough for what you need, you can layer them on top of each other.
Tip: When you have used up all the hexagonal pieces, don’t throw the sheet 
away! Make cuts in the leftover pieces around the edges to get the most from 
your purchase. These pieces work really well for adhering something small 
where you don’t want the Dimensional to show. 

Dotto:  a temporary adhesive that rolls onto the paper. You can use it to put 
things together whenever you are designing a project. You will be able to take 
the pieces apart to make changes. This helps you to explore your creativity to 
the max, since you can experiment with different colors, shapes, images, 
embellishments, etc., without having to start all over on a project. Refills 
are available.
Tip: Use Dotto when using the Stamp-a-ma-jig. Adhere your card stock to Grid 
Paper (or whatever paper you use under your projects) so that it does not shift 
around when you are positioning your stamp with the image sheet.

SNAIL Adhesive:  a double-sided adhesive film that rolls easily on to a piece 
of card stock or paper. It works best when adhering two flat layers together. 
Refills are available.
Tip: If you need to take layers apart for repositioning or because you changed 
your mind, simply heat with the Heat Tool and you will be able to separate the 
Sticky Strip:  great invisible, double-sided tape for 3-D projects. It is 
stronger than SNAIL and holds very well when making items where there is more 
tension on the adhesive than when putting flat layers together. Can be removed 
just like SNAIL—use the Heat Tool to warm the layers where you have put the 
Sticky Strip, then gently separate the pieces.
Tip: Sticky Strip works great for adhering ribbon, especially if you want to 
gather or pleat or ruche it.

Mini Glue Dots:  little dots of glue that are handy for attaching embellish-
ments to a project, like buttons, ribbons, punched shapes, etc.
Tip: Keep the unused Glue Dots on the roll covered or you will have stray dots 
sticking to everything on your table!

2-Way Glue Pen:  called 2-way Glue because when you put pieces together when 
the glue is wet, it is permanent. When you let the glue dry before putting 
the pieces together, it is temporary. The glue is blue when it is wet, but dries 
clear. It is the perfect glue for glitter because the chisel-shaped tip allows 
you to add the glue precisely where you want it, even small areas in a stamped 
outline. It goes on in a very thin layer, as well, so you don’t get globs of 
glue and glitter on your project.
Tip: The chisel tip retracts slightly when you press it to the project, which 
increases the flow of glue. Be careful not to push the tip down so much that 
you get a flood of glue!
Adhesive Sheets:  12x12 sheets of adhesive film with slick backing and top 
sheets. They work great for adding glitter to an entire piece, like your focal 
point. Or for attaching fabric to card stock.
Tip: Put Adhesive Sheet on card stock or fabric, then punch out a shape, or cut 
with a die.

Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive:  a versatile glue that gives a very strong bond 
and cannot be undone once it is dry. Use it on 3-D items for a stronger, more 
permanent bond than even Sticky Strip. One of the advantages to this adhesive 
is that you have a few seconds to reposition your layers before it starts 
setting up so you can slide things into the exact alignment you want. This is 
really helpful when trying to get a mat lined up straight!
Tip: Use just a very thin bead of glue on your project, or the card stock will 
get wet and buckle as it dries.
Warning: If you have allergies, be aware that this glue contains Latex.

Adhesive Remover: an eraser-like block that can be used to clean up your work 
surface, cards, paper, etc. when you accidentally get adhesive on them.  Just 
let the glue dry and then rub the stray adhesive with the corner or edge of 
the Remover and it will come right up.
Tip: When the corners or edges of the Adhesive Remover get gummed up, you can 
pull the yucky adhesive off with your fingers OR you can cut a bit of the rubber 
off of the corner to get a clean surface.

Crystal Effects:  a very strong glue that is milky when wet, but dries clear.  
Use it when you need a really strong bond on a project (like when you are putting 
an uneven embellishment on a flat piece of card stock.) The glue fills in the 
empty spaces between the layers and it will have a very, very strong bond once it 
dries.  It can also be used to make a hard, glossy surface on embellishments, 
stickers, parts of a stamped image that you want to be shiny, etc.
Tip: Crystal Effects can take a long time to dry, especially if you have used a 
lot of it. Be sure to set your project aside until it has set so that you don’t 
ruin it and have to start over!

I hope you find this little lesson on adhesives helpful.  Terry

My First Ribbon Share


So many of my customers have told me that they would love to purchase the new ribbon offered in the new catalog by Stampin’ Up! but don’t want to buy a whole roll. So, I have decided to try a ribbon share. This is my first attempt.
I love all the new ribbons in the brand new Stampin’Up! catalog but I have chosen only 3 styles and all colors in these 3 styles in this first share.
Each participant will receive 34 yards of ribbon.

I will do these shares in groups of 5. You will receive 2 yards of each ribbon for a total of 34 yards.

1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon, page 195

2 yards Basic Black
2 yards Cherry Cobbler
2 yards Chocolate Chip
2 yards Elegant Eggplant
2 yards Marina Mist
2 yards Melon Mambo
2 yards More Mustard
2 yards Old Olive
2 yards Pretty in Pink
2 yards Tangerine Tango

3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon page 194

2 yards Calypso Coral
2 yards Island Indigo
2 yards Lucky Limeade
2 yards Pool Party
2 yards Wisteria Wonder

3/8″ Denim Jean Ribbon, page 194

2 yards Artichoke
2 yards Blue

Cost for all 34 yards of ribbon is: $33.00


This ribbon share is only available to US addresses.

Email me at with your interest in this share. When I have 5 people I will confirm your ribbon share. The share must be paid for in advance by Paypal (Use the Paypal button in the right column). When I receive payment from the 5 participants, then I will place the order, divvy it up, and get your shares to you. Shipping is included in this price.

You may order more than one share if you need more than 2 yards.

Thank you and please email me with any questions you have

Ribbon Shares!


The 2011-2012 Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog came out on July 1st and I am sure you have been pouring over it and creating your wish list. Have you also been wondering how you are going to afford to purchase all the new stamp sets, paper, and ribbon? If you are like me, you cannot wait, you want it all now!!
This is where my Stampin’ Up! Product Shares come along! My first ribbon share went so well, I’ve decided to add more shares with different ribbon packages. You can sign up for a spot in my ribbon shares and split the cost with others. I will do all of the work (ordering, collecting the payments, cutting, packaging and shipping)….and you will enjoy receiving a variety of new products now! (other product shares will be added later on!)

RIBBON SHARES – 5 people needed per share
All ribbons will come wrapped and packaged for your convenience.

3/8 Ruffled Ribbon in our five NEW In Colors
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon in the FIVE brand new IN COLORS (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Wisteria Wonder)
3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon – $12.49 (add $2 if not a local pick up)

His & Hers Ribbon Collection
This share includes 2 yards of each of the following His Collection of Ribbons: 3/8 Blue Denim Jean Ribbon, 3/8 Artichoke Denim Jean Ribbon, 3/8 Twill Tape AND 2 yards of each of the following Hers Collection of Ribbons: 1/2″ Chantilly Crochet Trim, 5/8 Victoria Crochet Trim, 5/8 Whisper White Organza.
His & Hers Ribbon Collection – $13.49 (add $1.50 if not a local pick-up)

NEW for 2011 – 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon in these colors – Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, More Mustard, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink and Tangerine Tango

1/2″ Scallop Dots Ribbon – $19.99 (add $2 if not a local pick up)

1/2″ Stitched-Poly Twill Ribbon
This share includes a generous 3 yards of each of the 1/2″ Stitched-Poly Twill Ribbon in the 2010-2011 In Colors (Blushing Bride, Concord Crush, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade)
1/2″ Stitched Poly Twill – $11.49 (add $2 if not a local pick up)

5/8″ Satin Ribbon
This share includes a generous 3 yards of each of the 5/8″ Satin Ribbon in these colors, three of which are NEW! – Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Certainly Celery, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Real Red, Very Vanilla and Whisper White.
5/8″ Satin Ribbon – $21.99 (add $2.50 if not a local pick up)

3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 3/8′ Taffeta Ribbon in these colors, seven of which are NEW! – Basic Black, Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Soft Suede and Whisper White.
3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – $17.49 (add $1.50 if not a local pick up)

1 1/4 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon in these colors, seven of which are NEW! Basic Black, Basic Gray, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Melon Mambo, Not Quite Navy, Pretty in Pink, Soft Suede, Wild Wasabi

1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain – $26.49 (add $2.50 if not a local pick-up)

1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon in these colors, two of which are new – Baja Breeze, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Regal Rose, Marina Mist, Very Vanilla

1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon – $14.99 )add $1.50 if not a local pick-up)

1/2″ Seam Binding
This share includes 2 yards of each of the 1/2″ Seam Binding in these colors – Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz, Rose Red and Very Vanilla

1/2″ Seam Binding – $12.49 (add $1.50 if not a local pick up)

Email me at or call me at (727) 698-7509 to let me know that you are interested in participating in one (or more) of the ribbon shares. The first share I offered is still available, as well. I will keep track and when a share fills, I will send you a paypal invoice and then order, cut, wrap and package the shares. I will get these shares to you as soon as possible.

SHIPPING INFORMATION – Shares will ship to US addresses only.
Ribbon Shares will go USPS First Class unless you order multiples and I will stuff as many as I can into a Priority Envelope.
These shares are offered by: Terry Duncan.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Terry



This card was made with the retired Stampin’ Up! Set, “Always”. I love this set and hate that it has been retired! I guess I’ll just have to buy more stamp sets from the new catalog!! There’s so many great sets to choose from this year.

I had seen a card similar to this one somewhere and made a quick sketch in my notebook so I could make it one day. Well, I finally got around to it a few weeks ago. I stamped the bird in Early Espresso ink and cut it out. The heart in the Whisper White background was stamped in Pink Pirouette. All the pink designer paper was adhered to Early Espresso Card Stock and then adhered to a Crumb Cake card.

I just think it’s beautiful.