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Teri AndersonToday I am really excited to introduce the creative, the oh-so-cool, and the amazing... Teri Anderson! When you initially meet Teri, you might think she is quiet but she has so much to say. Sometimes what she says is unbelievably funny and irreverent. Yet at other times, her words are so very wise. Her paper crafting style ranges from quirky to classic. She makes traditional layouts, cards, and pocket-style pages too. Plus she designs amazing stamp sets that manage to be clever, playful, and very usable all at the same time. Since I can't seem to find words that capture the essence of Teri, I decided to add a couple pictures and ask Teri to share a little more about who she is. Take it away, Teri!

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How did you start crafting?

My mom always kept a scrapbook when I was a kid. (Think photo album with pictures and trinkets taped in it!) I started keeping my own scrapbook when I was in high school. After college, I got a job and moved to a town in another state where I knew nobody but many people there scrapbooked. So I really got into scrapbooking then as a way to get to know people and to give me something to do outside of work. I liked it, made some awesome friends (who are still dear to me to this day) and got into making cards and other paper crafts!

What type of music do you listen to when you are crafting?

I love music! Besides crafting, going to concerts is another love of mine so I listen to a lot of music! I’m pretty eclectic in my tastes and listen to about everything from rock to country. On my “most frequently played” playlist right now are songs from: Goo Goo Dolls; Toby Keith; John Mayer; Ben Folds; Journey; Heart; Pearl Jam; Taylor Swift and Sheryl Crow.

What are some of your favorite paper crafting techniques?

Does good old direct to paper stamping count? Because I really love inking up a stamp and stamping it on paper.

I’ve also been having lots of fun lately inking more solid stamps (like the ones in Chevrons Two Step), misting them with water and then stamping them on paper. I love the artistic look it creates.

I’ve also been enjoying making backgrounds with watercolor crayons. I scribble a few crayons on watercolor paper and then spread the color with a waterbrush. I let it dry and then stamp on top with black ink.

Favorite stamps?

My current favorites would have to be: I Give Thanks; Thumbs Up by Ali; Wildflowers and Fill in the Blank. But picking a favorite Technique Tuesday stamp set is like picking a favorite child. Hard! I think my favorite stamp sets change with each stamp release. There’s always some new set that makes my heart go pitter patter!

I hope you enjoyed learning a little more about Teri. Everyone at Technique Tuesday, especially me, thoroughly enjoys working with her! If you would like to win one of Teri's stamp sets, here is your chance. Leave a comment here by midnight EST on Nov. 1st. Tell us which of Teri's designs is your very favorite. (You can see all of Teri's stamp sets on our website.) We'll announce four lucky winners here on our blog on Nov. 3rd. 

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Comments

Love the stamps, on awe of your talent. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lots of fun stamps. My favorite is in a nutshell.

Love Terri's stamps...hard to pick just one. I really, really like the Happyville stamps.

My two favorite stamps are the "say cheese" and "blah, blah, blah". It was so hard to pick since they are all great!

There are two I really like because of their versatility. So many combinations! "Banner Up" and "Think Vacation".

I love Teri's "Bright Idea" stamp set! Teri's designs are unique and innovative. I love her playful style!

Teri, you are so talented. Love your stamps!! My favorite set is the Say Cheese set. Keep bringing us awesome goodies, please.

Hi all!
This morning I am with Happyville - Travel. Perhaps because I'm off to work!
Have a great day,
Tracy S

Say Cheese has great potential on my pages. I really like the "s" in smile. The camera stamp is "spot on" for the real thing.

Good to snow is my fave :)

I like the "Think Vacation" stamp set

Nice to met you Teri! You are amazing! I just stumbled across Technique Tuesday today. You have some very amazing stamp sets. If I have to narrow it down to one it would be Happyville Sunshine.

Love Teri and all her stamps and designs! My favorite right now is good to snow but as Teri says, that will change when new designs are released! I love Terri's style, always colorful and fun. I met Teri a few years ago at a convention and have been a fan ever since. Keep up the great work...you are an inspiration to other crafters!

I'm loving Bright Idea, Happyville-Wheelie, and Good to Snow! Too many cute ones to choose from. :)

Love the Totally My Type set.

I love all of her stamps but if i had to pick one I like "Good to Snow " for Christmas
and "Smile big" for everyday

Great job!

Colleen

With Flair is my favorite set!

Nice to know you a little better Teri. I like the Puffy Hearts and Eat Chocolate stamps.

I would have to say I love the Be Jolly stamp set. I love anything Christmas and am always on the lookout for new and unique stamps. This one fits the bill. Love all of teri's sets. I like the clean lines.

My fave is Get Crafty.

Always great projects from Teri!
Good To Snow is my favorite!

Say It - Hello and Blah, Blah Blah are my favorites. I'm going to buy some with my next monthly delivery of my Ali Edwards stamp. Thank you!!

I love the Blah, Blah, Blah stamp set. It is so cute!

How do you pick a favorite of Teri's designs? She is awesome to say the least. If I were buying just one set, I would start with "Blah,Blah, Blah" for my Project Life, and continue on from there. Like potato chips, you can't pick just one.

My favorite is "big thanks " I like the image sizes
And the versatility of the arrows. Glad for the intro
To Teri's design world.

Who doesn't love her work! She is amazing!!! I love the stamps she has made for you and my favorite would be: Turn 29 again! I LOVE that sentiment on there, and was something I said to myself when I turned 30 earlier this year!

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I have always been impressed with Teri's ability to create such beautiful cards. I love all of her stamps but thought the "I Like You" might be the most versatile and well-used for my layouts and cards.

I'm going to love Teri's stamps. Good to Snow is my favorite so far!

I just ordered blah blah blah. Love it and National Blah, blah Blah day is April 17! But the Keep Calm sets would be a great addition to my stamp collection too.

I love Teri! I look forward to her blog posts because she has a great simple style that is sooo inspiring. I would want her "Fill in the Blank" set if I won! :-)

Like I like you, noted a d twinkle on- but really I like them all!

I would have to choose Happyville Sunshine. Hard to choose...too many cute ones!

My favorites are Happyville - Home and Get Crafty.

I had the opportunity to meet Terri in person. She is awesome and very talented! I love her designs...

My favorites are the Happyville stamp sets, and the ones that say Keep Calm and....
But they are all cute and very versatile!!

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