Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Secret is out......

Hello Again Everyone!!!

I Have Exciting News!!!!!

I can finally announce that I'm back creating with Viva Las VegaStamps! After my crafty break I needed to get back to creating so here I am creating with these AWESOME ladies again, and a few new faces!!! 
Tera Callihan (You are Here) 

I want to send out a thank you to VLVS for allowing me back, and to all of you wonderful people who support me and my art!! This term I plan on getting back to my love of Mail Art and also sharing some of my new love for Pocket Letters!!  I will officially be posting after mid July on the VLVS blog so keep an eye out for fun new inspiration!! 

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Cats + Numbers = Party!

Hello Again! 

I'm here with another fun tag project for Lost Coast Designs 
This time I want to share my tag that I made for the June numbers challenge over on our "Portal to creativity" challenge blog! The link is in the side bar  (If you haven't been there yet you really need to Hop on Over and check it out!!! There are some awesome prizes, challenges, and inspiration!!)

Start with a #8 tag (or what ever the XL-large tag size is lol) Paint or ink it yellow and pink (I used distress stains). Allow to dry. 
On a separate piece of paper stamp your kitty HERE in black ink and your party hat HERE in Black ink and i did the 2nd one in Kaleidacolor "Caribbean Sea" but and blue/ green would be good :D  I then used the same blue greens to sponge color the party hat and kitty (i used a make-up sponge). For the second har i used my pink stain. I cut them all out then set them aside. 

Back to the background... I used 3 stencils from TCW, 2 were grungy looking ones and one was clocks... I added numbers and circles using the black and pink dylusions paints and I added a few more circles with some blue paint to pull things together. 

Last I glued my little kitty and hats on and there you have it one fun ready to party tag!! 

Thank you Again for joining me in sharing this fun inspiration and don't forget to check out the new challenge on July 1st!!! 

Monday, June 15, 2015

Fathers Day Inspired Art

Hello Again! 

Today I want to share two fun pieces with you that I created using 100 Proof Press rubber stamps
Its that time of year where every commercial and ad is reminding you that Fathers Day is right around the corner (June 21st if you aren't in the USA). 
So, today I want to share a masculine greeting card and a "Postage people" postcard. :) 

(I have been wanting to make a "postage person" for a while now after i was inspired my my amazing friend Annie check one of hers out HERE (2nd card down... and it lives with me... hehe) and check out her other amazing work while you're there! Her mail art is AMAZING)

Ok, so lets start with my favorite the "postage people" postcard...

If you'd like a video tutorial on this on comment below and I will work on it, I have one more of these postage stamps :D  Ok, now for the card, for this i wanted simple and masculine so here it is...

Here's a close up of the awesome man i used in both projects...

Stamps used for these projects:

Here's my amazing father.. lost too soon at just 54 this year in January. 
Forever loved and missed!

Thank you For stopping by and I wish you all wellness and health! 

Friday, June 5, 2015

Time for a Tag

Hello Again! 

It's me Tera here with another fun and SUPER EASY project for Lost Coast Designs 
This time I wanted to play with my tags...

I started with some card stock that was painted green (using the new Dylusions paints...yes they are magical and play well with my stamps hehe..) 
Next I stamped the text background in black ink (only partially inked to get a distressed look). While that dried I inked up my winged creature "Adrien" (LOVE it you can find her HERE) and stamped her on a scrap of green and yellow painted card stock. I went back to the tag and used one of the Tim Holtz stencils to create the coffee ring stain ad splatter with Black Dylusions paint. Finally I cut out my winged creature glued her in place then cut the overhang wing off to add to the upper left corner, 

Stamp Links 
"Adrien" HERE and Text background "Broken Letters set"HERE 

Don't forget about the new Portal to creativity challenge blog!! There are some great prizes going on over there!!!! The link is  in the side bar so check it out!! 
(Who doesn't love inspiration and Prizes all in one place?!?!?)

Thank you for checking out my work, I hope you are inspired to get crafty :D

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Skellie-Fest is on!!!

Today I want to share an ATC I created for the Skellie-fest hop with Lost Coast Designs/Carmen Veranda and Smeared and Smudged. If you hop over to the LCD blog and enter our submissions using LCD/CV stamps there is an AWESOME $20 gift certificate you could win!!!! 

Who Doesn't LOVE MORE STAMP MONEY?!?!?!?

For my ATC (artist trading card) I used 2 different stamps combined to create this fun creature, I used the skelliton Head (set found HERE) and  a creature from the "mini flying ladies" set (found HERE)

The background of the card is from a larger piece of  card stock i painted with Dylusions paints and some white Dylusions spray splatters. The Qoute is a Teresa Collins Sticker :D I shaded with pan pastels and that was it simple and cute!! 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Catching up on Some Mail

Ok I'm TRYING to be better at posting again.. (however I can't make any promises since school started back up June 1st) But today I want to share one more envelope that went out :D 

Hopefully she's received it before this post goes live ;)   hehe
 I'm really trying to shrink the ever growing pile of envelopes on my desk and get them to their owners... Yes that means sitting still long enough to write a letter or short note to put in them.... 

Ok enough Yapping here it is :D More to come soon...
(sorry about the photo quality these were taken on my phone)



Thank you for visiting! 
stop back tomorrow for my LCD skellie- Hop ATC :D

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mail Art Overload

Hello again!! 

Today I just felt like sharing some mail art pieces I've created in the last few months... 
Warning photo heavy...

(if you still need more you can look HERE :D )
 But I want to share some favorite pieces that I don't think I've blogged yet...
SO... HERE... WE ... GO.... 

More Mail Art coming soon :D

Thursday, May 28, 2015

What's Up Doc?

Hello again!!!

OK many of you may know I need to get better at blogging. ..
 I post to instagram which shares to Facebook and flickr but rarely do i did time to sit down and blog. 

It's hard in this on the go world to find time to sit at the computer. 

So what's been happening?  I'm currently on a small break from school (which ends Monday :-/ ) so I'm working on getting caught up with life. I'm in the process of moving my craft room and reorganizing so that I can hopefully get better function and use our of my space and become more productive and less stressed.  I'm also working on catching up on my swaps (then no more swapping for me... only crafting for fun to take the stress out of it) .  I sent out a huge pile of owed mail today and hopefully more will go out this week :)

I've been working on a few "Pocket letters" If you haven't heard of this I highly recommend looking it up on YouTube... Loving the Idea of it!! 
Here is one that's ALMOST finished... I want to add a qoute to the top right I think, then not sure what else... Then it needs filled with a letter and a few goodies maybe :D 

I've also been trying to get all my running done and spending some time with family when I can. Overall things are good :) busy... but that's life! 

 My fur babies also say hello!! 
Here is my "Ollie-Fur" enjoying the window spaces in my new craft room 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Buddha's Going Postal

Hello Again! 
It's been a while, but here again with another fun and easy tutorial for you using the AMAZING  LCD stamps!!
(I'm Loving this Buddha stamp with my new Dylusions paints!!)

Today I want to share this fun Buddha postcard. 

LCD Stamps- Buddha from Asian set (HERE) and Agregate background (HERE
Paint in yellow, green, turquoise (mine are all the new Dylusions paints)
Tim Holtz sponge dabbers (or painting method of choice.. these are just fast and easy to slap paint down)
Black Paper for the background dry embossed with the Tim Holtz rays embossing folder (you could probably get a similar effect with the rays stencil if you don't have an embossing machine) 
Tim Holtz or other rub-ons (optional for quote in postcard)
Scissors and Glue of choice
Black Pan pastel (for optional shading)

Start by dry painting (dry brushing) your embossed background with your green and turquoises paints letting some black show through (set aside to dry). Next paint a piece of cardstock yellow to stamp your Buddha on (or color with yellow Highlighters?).
Now that both are dry stamp the Agregate background on your embossed cardstock, and stamp your Buddha on the yellow (you can also add your rub-ons on your cardstock at this time if you plan to use some).  Cut your Buddha out leaving a tiny boarder to help him "pop" off the page. 
Glue everything together and you have a finished piece!!

(Use good glue if using as a postcard. I used Glossy Accents)

You can add this to a greeting card backing or just mail as is :D 

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

50 Shades of Green Mail Art

Hello again everyone!!!

Today I want to share a fun mail art envelope created for 
The Lost Coast Designs 50 Shades of Green Hop!!!!

Now to just find a green postage stamp to match!!!

"50 Shades of GREEN" 
Readers Progressive Blog Hop Giveaway!
Win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!
March 11 - 30

Calling all fans of Lost Coast Designs and Carmen’s Veranda!

Starting today we are hosting our very first progressive blog hop on the Lost Coaster's Review blog and EVERYONE is invited to participate and be in the running to win a $20 gift certificate to spend at Lost Coast Designs!

Members of the Lost Coast Design Team kick off the hop today at 11am PST so pop on over, hop all the blogs, get inspired and join the fun!  Link up your own Shades of GREEN projects from today through to March 30 and keep the blog hop rolling!  Visit the Lost Coaster’s Review blog for all the participation details!  The winner will be announced on March 31 and some Honourable Mention blog badges are up for grabs too!