Thursday, August 25, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #96

Hello!!! It is time for another pretty colour story from The Play Date Cafe :) LOVE LOVE LOVE this soft and pretty inspiration from Jax!! but you all know me....I just had to go a little brighter on the colours of mint, ivory and coral...just can't help myself :)

Here is my card that I totally CASE'd from Joy..I am sooo LOVIN' her work :)

This week our generous sponsor is Market Street Stamps :) The lucky Cup Of The Week winner will win 2 stamps from Market Street Stamps !!! You can check out all the details and see the rest of the DT wonderful work over at The Play Date Cafe :)

Can you see that I used only one stamp on this card?? I just LOVE this background stamp, so I decided to stamp in all three colours :)
Here is the stamp from Market Street Stamps
A little close up to show just how pretty this stamp is!

Stamp: Market Street Stamps (Punched Tin)
Paper: PTI , Neenah and Making Memories
Brad: American Crafts
Twine: Twinery
Dies: PTI

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Thank You

Good day!!! Today I am joining in on the fun over at CAS-ual Fridays for the first time...I have been meaning to do so for the longest time, but life and fear have kept me away LOL!

Here is my card:

This weeks challenge is embossing....Oh how I LOVE all types of embossing!!!

Here is a little close-up to show the dry embossing and the resist embossing techniques used :)

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!
Hugs, TRace

Stamp: Hero Arts
Patterned Paper: Making Memories
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink black and Neenah solar white
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Embossing folder: Sizzix
Embossing powder: ZING white
Die: My Favorite Stamp
Pearl: American Crafts
Misc: Corner rounder

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Happy Anniversary

Hello!!! My own wedding Anniversary is soon approaching....Sept 2nd! I am sooo lucky to be married to the most wonderful man for the last 22 years WOW....time sure has flied!! That's a good thing...right!?! lol!

Here is the sketch I used from Page Maps :

I am also entering this card into Wee Memories Masculine Challenge #64:)

Here is a little close-up to show the stamping/inking created from white Neenah paper.

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit!!
Have a fantastic day!!
Hugs, TRace

Stamps:  Papertrey Ink, Hero Arts, and Stamping Stones.
Patterned Paper:  Basic Grey Oxford
Cardstock:  PTI and Neenah
Die: Spellbinders
Impression Plate: PTI
Punch: Fiskers
Ink:  Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Buttons:  Vintage stash
Misc:  Glossy Accents 

Birthday Cheer

Hello!! I am back with a tag....don't know if I have EVER posted one before :)
I am submitting it for two challenges....CR84FN and Impression-Obsession.
Here is the beautiful colour story from CR84FN:

The challenge for Impression-Obsession is to create a hostess gift/card. Here is my tag on the Hostess gift :)

Here is a little close-up to show the beauty of the THREE Impression-Obsession stamps I used.

Thanks for stopping by to visit :)
Have a wonderful day, Hugs TRace
Stamps: Impression-Obsession CAC 0038 Flower Doodles, 037 Sm. Paisley, and 027 Flourishes.
Sentiment: SRM stickers
Dies: Cricut, PTI, and MFT
Punches:  PTI and EK Success
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink in mustard seed and brushed corduroy.
Brad: American Crafts
Embossing Powder: ZING white

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #95

Hello everyone!! I'm back today with the latest colour challenge from The Play
Date Cafe. Look at these lovely photos from Jax to inspire us to use the colours Navy, Bubblegum, and Leaf Green.

Here is my card:

Our sponsor this week is Avocado Arts, and I know there is a fabulous prize for the winning entry. You can check out all the detail over at The Play Date Cafe blog :) Hope to see you there!!!

Stamps: Impression Obsession CAC 039 Lg. Paisley and PTI sentiment
Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny
Cardstock: Neenah
Impression Plate:  Sizzix
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink worn lipstick, and Memento
Doily:  Martha Stewart
Flower: hand crocheted by self and Prima
Twine: PTI

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The day after.....

Oh Boy the day after ones birthday is well.....exhausting LOL.
I had a house full of ladies for a few days here scrappin/cardmaking and celebrating!! It was the most wonderful time, but now I need a nap...getting to old for all this fun LOL NOT!!!

Anyway....I was able to make four cards and a mixed media board in between all the fun on the dock, swimming, and eating and eating and eating and drinking some vino :)

My first card is for the current challenge over at Simon Says Stamps Challenge: All White with a coloured image. I used this adorable set from Jane's Doodles for my images :) and my inspiration came from the oh so talented Joy :)

Here are a few photos from the weekend :)

Taking care of the "hot flashes"

Post dinner group photo without Penny the waitress ;)

My hubby and daughter surprising me with a second birthday cake of the is sooo good !!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs, TRace

Stamp: Jane's Doodles Garden Friends
Paper: Neenah
Ink: Copics and Memento

Monday, August 8, 2011

THANKS so much

Today I am playing along with the CASE Study challenge and Embellish Coloring Color Trends challenge. This is the card I made: 

Here is a close-up to show how Glimmer Mist can make anything magical :)

I was so happy that my fellow DT member Jinny Newlin did a tutorial video on her gorgeous "Dressy Bows"....I had one of those ah ha moments :O

For the CASE Study we were to choose a DT member to CASE...well that was a challenge in itself....they are all so AMAZING! I fell in LOVE with this card by Mariana Grigsby, who actually CASEd it from Cristina Kowalczik, who CASEd it from Jill Foster :0 WOW what a chain!!! lol

I used this weeks colours from the Embellish Colouring Color Trends challenge:

I decided to colour my own background paper with my newly acquired Jenny Bowlin dye inks by Ranger. I used the following colours: chewing gum, stick candy, and lemon drops. The brown is a Tim Holtz distress ink in colour frayed burlap. Stamps used are from Papertrey Ink: Dot Spot and Hero Arts CL491 Made with Love (sentiment). The kraft embossed background is made from a Papertrey Ink impression plate, which I lightly applied frayed burlap distress ink to the raised areas :)

Thanks for stopping by to visit! Have a wonderful day!!
Hugs, TRace

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Play Date Cafe Challenge #93

Today we welcome two new DT members Denise January and Julie Day!!! They both are extremely talented ladies and I so look forward to being inspired by their weekly creations!!

WOW!!! Look at this week's colour story from Jax at the Play Date Cafe!!!
Does it not just scream summer to your?!?!!

Our colour "guidelines" are watermelon, sorbet, and lime.....yummy!!!!
Here is my card:

Our sponsor this week is Pink can hop on over to The Play Date Cafe to get the details on their prize and to see more fabulous inspiration from our newly expanded DT :)

Hope you have one wonderful day, I so look forward to seeing your lovely creations using this FAB colour story!
Hugs, TRace

Stamps: Papertrey Ink Sending You
Patterned Paper: PTI, K & Company, and Prima
Cardstock:  Neenah, Hero Arts, and PTI
Flower: Prima
Doilie: Martha Stewart
Buttons: vintage stash

Monday, August 1, 2011


I was so wanting to complete another mixed media board to add to the other two I made a few months ago. I needed to finish another one so I could put them up as art work in my daughters room, but the mojo was not flowing UNTIL I saw this inspiration from CR84FN35 story:

I decided to go a little darker on the lavender so it would tie in better with the other two canvases :)

There are probably about 10 different layers of ink and stamping going on....I just kept looking at it and adding more!!....not too sure it the background is a wee bit too busy LOL!!! Oh well, my daughter loves it so that is what matters :)

Well off to enjoy our sunny holiday here in Canada :)
Have a wonderful day
Hugs, TRace

P.S. to hard to include ALL the supplies...if you have any questions I would love to answer them!


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