Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Happy Birthday

Hello my crafty friends!!! I am always so impressed with a fellow blogger....the talented Chupa at Random Acts of Creativity. She amazes me how she combines colour challenges with sketch challenges...sometimes a FEW a day...oh my!!! She has inspired me to try and do this too, I am going to aim for ONE a WEEK LOL!! :) So here is my card:

I have used the sketch from Chupa's blog Sketchbook-Saturday-challenge #4 and just flipped it on its side :)

I combined it with the colour inspiration #55 "Flower Palette" from the Shabby Tea Room. Don't you just LOVE these colours!!!!
 Actually my bedroom wall colour is a shade lighter then this one...I am going to look for some bed linned/pillows as shown in the pic :)

Stamps: All stamps are Hero Arts:  CG291 Dotted Flowers, CL490 Sending Smiles, S5507 Envelope Pattern, and CL400 Exotic Decor.
Patterned Paper: Crate Paper and PTI
Cardstock: Neenah (solar white)
Ink: Ranger Alcohol inks, Tim Holtz Distress inks: walnut stain and peeled paint. Versamark
Die: Spellbinders (lacey circles)
Embossing: ZING (white)
Ribbon: Prairie Bird Boutique
Button and Twine: PTI
Brads: Basic Grey and Crate Paper (neighborhood)
Pin: Little Yellow Bicycle
Doilies: Martha Stewart and Wilton.

Hope you are all having a great evening....I'll be back tomorrow with my Play Date Cafe DT card :)
Hugs, TRace

Monday, March 28, 2011

You make me smile :)

Happy Monday to you all...I know LOL!!

I had time to play last night and wanted to play along with CREATEs latest inspiration challenge ...GRIDS.
It was so hard to JUST cut out a tiny square from this pretty paper....I have been hoarding it for a while now !! I also pushed myself to make a card size I don't normally do, and I was so tempted to make the card square so I could use more of the paper LOL!
 I am going to enter this into Random Amusing challenge use something you have been hoarding  So here it is:

I am also going to enter it into Wee Memmories "Anything Goes" challenge #49 :)

Stamps: Hero Arts CL491 Made with LOVE and Hero Arts CL400 Exotic Decor (leaves)
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (togetherness)
Cardstock: PTI (rustic white)
Brad: Crate Paper (Emma's shop)
Die: Spellbinders
Flower: my own handmade crocheted
Ink: Versamark and Versafine (onyx black)

Hope you have a good one!
Hugs, TRace

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Sending you warm WISHES

I have a Spring card to share with you today :) Trying to get myself in the mood, even though we still have lots of snow on the ground here in Muskoka :(

Hero Arts has a monthly challenge going on that I wanted to play along can get more details HERE on their blog :)

It has been a long time since I have been able to play along with Card Patterns....I admire their sketches weekly and with being off work this week I FINALLY had time :)

I decided to also play along with Color Cue 13 and use this pretty Spring pallette

Stamps: Hero Arts - CG126 Floral Plate and CL491 Made with Love.
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock:  Co ordinations & Neenah
Ink: Copics
Lace: K & Company (smitten)
Punch: Fiskers
Embossing plate: PTI

Have a fabulous day!!
Hugs, TRace

Play Date Cafe Challenge #74

Ruby has put together this Fabulous colour story for us to play with this week at The Play Date Cafe :)

This week our sponsor is Lizzie Anne Designs and they will be generously giving away this awesome prize worth $39.95!!!!

Here is my DT card using the sweet Lizzie Anne Bloomin' Doodles set:

Stamp: Lizzie Anne "Bloomin' Doodles"
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug designs inc (lilac daisy-stripe)
Cardstock: Neenah (solar white) and Bazzill
Die: Spellbinders-Labels 4, Tags Trio, and Cuttlebug embossing folder
Ink: Copics, Versafine (onxy black)
Brads and Eyelets: American Crafts
Misc: SRM stickers (thanks), PTI twine, and seam binding ribbon.

Our Guest Designer is the talented Taylor Usry. You can check out her blog HERE. Some of her teammates will also be playing along with us :)

Please check out the rest of the PDCC Design Team...they are sure to amaze you!!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #73

I was so excited when I saw the colours Julie picked for this week's colour story at The Play Date Cafe!!!! On my own I would never have put these colours together, But I LOVE them :)

Of course I had to go on the brighter version of the colours LOL!!
Here is my DT card:

Stamps: DeNami Designs F199 Elegant Floral Vine and G115 Happy Anniversary Script.
Cardstock: Hero Arts Layering paper (poppy) and Neenah (solar white)
Patterned Paper:  PTI Distressed Dots and Friends 'Til the End.
Die: PTI
Buttons and Twine: PTI
Pearls: Hero Arts

This week our sponsor is DeNami Design and they are giving away a $25 dollar certificate to shop in their store!!! WOW!! Our fabulous Guest Designer is Paulina Nakamura, you can check out her blog HERE to see what she and her DT have been creating with our PDCC colour story :)

The rest of The Play Date Cafe Design Team has some wonderful projects for you to drool over....

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your comments...they are truly treasured :)
Hugs, TRace

Sunday, March 13, 2011

DeNami Blog Hoppin'- Floral Frenzy :)

Welcome to the DeNami Blog Hop....You should have arrived from I am sooo excited to be apart of this first one with DeNami...I am soooo LOVIN' my new DeNami stamps, they really are so beautiful and versatile!!!

Quite a number of my teammates over atThe Play Date Cafe are hopping along as well in anticipation of having DeNami Design as this coming week's sponsor :)

Here is my card using this beautiful little floral image F199 Elegant Floral Vine, as you can see I stamped it repeatedly on Velum and embossed with white ZING embossing powder....LOVE this look :) I also use this beautiful G115 Happy Anniversary Script stamp...I just ADORE this font!!! of this Happy Anniversary stamp!!!

Here is the fabulous inspiration board from Color Combo Galore. The photo seems elegant/formal to me even though it is a butterfly dress LOL!!! I pulled from this the idea to make an Anniversary card :)
Stamps: DeNami F199 Elegant Floral Vine and G115 Happy Anniversary Script.
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Bo Bunny, MME, and Basic Grey.
Cardstock: Neenah, PTI, and Velum.
Dies: Papertrey Ink.
Punch: Martha Stewart small butterfly.
Misc: Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper, Scor-tape and dollar store glitter.

When: The blog hop starts on March 13 at 6 AM,PST. However, you have until March 14, 2011, 11:59pm PST, to leave comments on all the blogs (to be eligible for a prize).

Why: To be inspired by beautiful creations featuring DeNami Design stamps and also the chance to win mini shopping sprees on the DeNami Design website!

Prizes: We are giving away THREE $20 gift certificates to our website! We'll be giving away one gift certificate to a random participant (DT members not eligible) and then we'll also be giving away TWO gift certificates to TWO people who comment along the hop!

Extra Challenge: This blog hop filled SO quickly, so we thought we'd bring an additional opportunity for those who weren't able to get on the list, and also those blog hoppers who had additional floral projects to share. We will have a link widget on the blog hop post where you can upload additional floral creation(s). We'll choose one winner to be guaranteed a spot in the next blog hop AND they'll get to choose a few stamps of their choice!
Your next stop on the Hop is to the talented:

Be sure to check out DeNami's Blog HERE for inspiration OR if you get lost along the Hop :)

Have a fabulous time hoppin', TRace

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hero Arts "layering" challenge

I just had to give this challenge a go :) Shari Carroll made the most GORGEOUS card HERE....We are to layer and layer and layer our stamps and inks...there are four layers on the base alone!!!
Here is my card:

I LOVED Shari's card sooo much, I basically just changed up the stamps ;) Here is Shari's BEAUTIFUL card:

Shari also has a how-to video on her blog...a must see!!!
Have a fabulous evening!!
Hugs, TRace

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Color Cue #12 Challenge

I am down to the wire on getting this blog submission done for the Color Cue #12 Challenge ;) This card has been staring at me for a week or so...I actually missed the Card Patterns submission for which I used their sketch last week for this card....Life just gets a little crazy poor 85 yr old momma is doing poorly....not sure how much time she has left on this earth, she has had a hard life and it is just time for her to go :(

All supplies are PTI except the Spellbinders dies.

Hugs, TRace

Friday, March 4, 2011

Impression-Obsession "the colour blue"

This weeks challenge over at the Impression-Obsession blog is to use the colour BLUE :)
I am so in LOVE with this CAC Flower Doodles background stamp!!  It reminds me of those posters you could colour in...from the 80's...anyone else remember those????
I always emboss my images, so colouring is that much keeps you in the lines :)

Stamps: Impression-Obsession Cover-A-Card Flower Doodles, Hero Arts CG277 Friends are Treasures, and Hero Arts S5507 Envelope Pattern.
Ink: Copics and Versafine Onyx black
Felt: PTI

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!
Hugs, TRace


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