Thursday, April 28, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #79 with Hero Arts :)

Good morning and welcome to this weeks colour story from The Play Date Cafe!!
I was so excited this week to play with some of my stamps from my favorite stamp company.....HERO ARTS :)
This is our awesome inspirational photo for you to play with from our sweet Sarah.

Here is my DT card. I LOVE embossing the Hero Arts flowers on white cardstock and colouring with my Copics :) I am also LOVIN' the large mixed font sentiments in the clear set CL491 Made with Love.

Stamps: HERO ARTS CG291 Dotted Flowers and CL491Made with Love.
Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft (Hippy Girl), October Afternoon (Modern Homemaker) and Cosmo Cricket (UP cycle).
Cardstock: Neenah (solar white)
Ink: Copics, Versmark and Versafine (onyx black)
Button: Cosmo Cricket
Zing clear embossing powder

This weeks sponsor is HERO ARTS and they are generously giving away a $25 dollar shopping spree to the lucky winner...definitely worth playing for!!!

Our Guest Designer this week is the OH SO TALENTED Kelly Rasmussen, you really should check out her blog HERE.

The rest of the PDCC DT had a ball playing with the stamps, you should check them out too :)

   Julie Ranae
Fiona Shultz

Hope you have the most wonderful day, and have a chance to play along with us at the PDCC!
Hugs, TRace

Sunday, April 24, 2011

My mixed media adventures and Scrapfest :)

It seems like forever since I have done a just gets in the way of crafting sometimes....

I made this mixed media art canvas after learning how to at my latest Scrapfest in Kitchener. I am entering it in this months challenge on the Hero Arts blog :)
I have layered a few different Hero Arts stamps, beginning with the blue sky...if you look very closely you can see CG119 flourish background behind the flowers, and S5507 envelope patten in the grass. It shows up so much more IRL! Then I used CG291 Dotted Flowers and CG284 Magical Flower (thanks Libby) for my flowers and leaves.

This is my first canvas fun and freeing...well for a type A it is LOL!
It was a make & take at the Stamping Bella booth :)

Scrapfest in Kitchener is Pure heaven...two days of croppin', chattin' and shoppin' fun... LOVE it!!!!
This years theme was the 60's. My sweet friends made us all up some groovy tye dyed t-shirts to wear. Here we are with the AMAZINGLY talented and oh so fun Karen Ellis. Each year she brings the most amazing supplies to her booth the Art House Studio, and Karen runs the worlds largest make & take with the whole auditorium of croppers (about 300). Also throughout the weekend she pops in to the crop area to organize games and give-a-ways....LOVE her!

Karen is the one in the pink tutu...did I mention she is a little crazy.... in a good way of course! LOL!

My sweet sista Donna discovered the magic of Glimmer Mist...she put it on everything!!

We shared our crop table and some real good belly laughs with some sweet ladies from Barrie :)

And to end the friend Donna gives the best hugs!!!!
Hope you all get a hug like this today :)
Hugs, TRace

Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Play Date Cafe Challenge #78

Hello!! Welcome to another week with a fantastic colour challenge from The Play Date Cafe :) Julie has given us this fun and pretty palette to play with....I could not wait to give it a go...hope you will too :)

Here is my DT card:

Stamps:  Hero Arts CG130 Butterflies and Hero Arts CL342 Everyday Sayings.
Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup (Blossom Soup)
Cardstock: Neenah (solar white)
Ink: Copics and Zing embossing powder.
Doilie: Martha Stewart
Ribbon: American Crafts
Felt and twine: PTI
Dies: PTI ( lg scallop) and Spellbinders

Our sponsor this week is Market Street Stamps and they are generously offering up a stamp set, up to a value of $30 dollars to the lucky winner :)
We have the oh so talented Hannah Craner as our Guest Designer this week, you can check out her blog HERE.
Your eyes will be in for a fabulous treat if you stop on by the rest of the Play Date Cafe DT
   Julie Ranae

Hope you all have the most fantastic day!
Hugs, TRace

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #77

Hello my fellow crafters!!
I have a fantastic colour story to share with you today from The Play Date Cafe and Ruby :)

Our sponsor this week is The Greeting Farm and they oh so generously gave us a stamp to play with. AND they are also generously giving away a $25 dollar gift certificate to the lucky winner...oh so worth playing for don't ya think!!!!
Here is my DT card:

The sun was shinning so the brown is appearing reddish :) OR maybe I just NEED more brown Copics ;)

Stamp: The Greeting Farm (Dee Dee)
Patterned Paper:  Crate Paper (Neighborhood) and Kaisercraft (Jungle Bug).
Cardstock:  Neenah (solar white)
Lace: Kaisercraft (natural)
Brads:  Crate Paper (Emma's shop)
Dies:  Spellbinders (oval)
Ink:  Copics and Versafine (onxy black)

Our Guest Designer this week is the talented Jessica can check out her wonderful work HERE.

I would LOVE for you check out the rest of my FABULOUS DT memebers

Monday, April 4, 2011

JUST because

Good morning...even though it is Monday!!!
I have a card to share with you today...a card that screams Spring to me...oh how I can't wait for the remainder of the snow to leave us here in central Ontario. I am so looking forward to getting out in the garden :)

I used the colours from the latest Embellish challenge...Color Trends with Decorative Trim. I made this white doilie with lace, just gathered the edge together with thread and pulled it to the desired size...easy peasy :)

Stamp:  PTI (Round & Round)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon (modern homemaker), MME (Stella & Rose-Gertie), and PTI (Distressed dots).
Cardstock:  Neenah (solar white) and PTI (chartreuse)
Ribbon: Dollar store and Prairie Bird Boutique
Punch: EK Sucess
Nestabillities: Big Scallop Circles LG and Circles Lg.
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress ink in Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, and Walnut Stain.

Thanks so much for is so appreciated!!!
Hugs, TRace

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sending Smiles

Hello!! Hope you are all enjoying the beautiful weekend!! I have a card to share with you today that I made for two challenges.

Both upper and lower backgrounds were embossed then inked with Tim Holtz inks...always makes me happy lol!

 Firstly, the new Hero Arts April challenge is to incorporate stamp layers, make a masculine project, or use one of their four sketches. I choose to use a sketch:

I could not wait to try my hand at making one of these 3D flowers....CREATE showcased them in their latest video HERE:
I think I might be fun and easy!!!

Stamps: Hero Arts S5507 Envelope Pattern, CG119 Flourish Background, and CL490 Sending Smiles.
PP: My Minds Eye ( Stella Rose-Gertie)
Ink: Versafine (black onyx) Versamark Tim Holtz Distress inks in colours broken china &old paper.
Buttons and flower: Webster's pages.

Thanks for stopping by!
Hugs, TRace


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