Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a Fred, She Said Designs Blog Hop!

     Welcome to the Fred, She Said Designs Blog Hop!  If you've come here from Darsie's blog you're right on track.  If not, you need to start at Tracey's blog so you can join in all the fun.
     Tracey Lynn Miller (that's Fred) has really been cranking out some super images for Christmas.  If you pay a visit to the FSS store, you'll find ornaments, wreaths, and an incredible trio of beautiful Christmas birds.  You can choose black line images or pre-colored ones.
     The blog hop will run through midnight EST on Friday, November 19th and Tracey is offering two great prizes.

(1) $25 Gift Certificate to the Fred, She Said Designs store
(1) $25 Gift Certificate to the CropStop

     The winners will be announced Saturday morning, November 20th.
     All our team members have created a project using the new Christmas digis.  Besides getting to see what we've come up with, each DT member has a secret word on their blog hop post.  Collect all the words in order and on the last stop of the hop, you'll be given instructions on how to e-mail the secret phrase to Tracey so you can be entered into the drawing for the prizes.  Make sure to leave some love along the way too.  :-)  We'd love to hear what you think about the new images.

     I've decided to use the Winter Chickadee image for my card.  There's also a pair of robins and a cardinal in the store.  This is my very first joy fold card.  It was very easy to make even considering that I had to change the measurements from the tutorial I used.  I've watercolored the image and did a good bit of sewing on my mats.  Nothing too fancy on the inside.  I just stamped a little image in the corner.

     Thanks so much for joining in with us for the hop.  Make sure you pop into the store and check out all of the great digi stamps there.

My secret word is

and your next stop on the blog hop is

Happy Hopping!


Papers:  K and Company Tim Coffey's Blossomwood, Making Memories, Recollections, Strathmore Watercolor paper
Stamp:  Fred, She Said Designs "Winter Chickadee"
Inks+:  Derwent Watercolour pencils, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Ancient Page Pine ink, Copic R39, Signo White gel pen
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124)and Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Martha Stewart Layered Arches edge punch, Fiskars Circle cutter, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon


  1. Simply GORGEOUS, Tracy! I love this image and your detail and composition is perfection!! LOVE IT! :) ....pretty sure I should be on your holiday card list!! LOL!

  2. Fabulous watercolouring, I think I'd frame this, not give it away:)

  3. What a perfect winter card Tracy! Love your little bird, great LO! Hugs, Ira

  4. Oh my! This has to be one of my favorites yet! It's stunning Tracy...absolutely stunning! :o)

  5. Gorgeous card Tracy!
    I love that fold. Will definately have to try one!

  6. So pretty Tracy, I really love that bird!

  7. Tracy this is stunning. I love how clean, crisp, and beautifully composed your card is. Beautiful job!

  8. this is so lovely Tracy!! Wow, you did a beautiful job with the layering and stitching hun...I love that!!!
    Great staging for this photo too!
    hugs & blessings!

  9. What absolutely perfect layering!! And your colouring is so good! And although they're not the part of the card I LOVE the frosted berries on your first photo!!

  10. absolutely gorgeous card! i love all the layering...and the sewing!

  11. Wonderful card and very nicely done. Thanks for sharing your blog and your talent. My favorite bird is the Chickadee.

  12. This card is so lovely! Beautiful and stunning work!

  13. Gorgeous, Tracy! I love this fold! I am definitely going to try it. Fabulous watercolouring and sewing!
    and I was wondering who was going to get "frightful" ROFL! You're a good sport ;)

  14. Love the Black Capped Chickadee. You did a wonderful job coloring too. :)

  15. I absolutely love this card and this fold. How beautiful!

  16. What a beautiful card.. Love the fold..

    Hugs, Linda

  17. I especially love the layout of your card....very very beautiful.

  18. OH MY! This card is perfectly yummy!!! :)

  19. Great card Tracy - can't believe you did all that stitching. Lovely colouring of the bird - very impressionable card!

  20. I saw this card on SCS and made it one of my favorites, gorgeous!!!

  21. Tracy...your card is beautiful! The stitching, layout and choice of embellishments is wonderful.
    Very nice creation that could be framed.

  22. This is a WOW! card...I really love the fold, to be honest I LOVE it's simply beautiful and stunning. I'm going to have to add this one to my "to try-out" list.

  23. Love your card- I bought this digi and have not used it yet- fabulous card! I guess I need to get started making my Holiday cards. Thanks for the inspiraton!

  24. Stunning Tracy love these images and have purchased them so I should get busy and use them.

  25. Gorgeous! I love my birds and this is just a beautiful bird image and you have showcased it on a lovely card.


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