Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Thinkin' of You

     Yes, I am still alive.  LOL    I'm telling you, I've either totally lost my housekeeping abilities or that vacation relaxed me a little TOO much.  HA! HA!  I finally got my house caught up yesterday so I was able to play a little and make a for fun card. 

     Make It Colourful is one of my favorite places to play because it's helping me hone my coloring skills, plus it's amazing creator, Zoe also owns Make it Crafty, which features some of the most fun and wonderful digital and rubber stamp images.  Make It Crafty is celebrating its 1 Year Anniversary and Zoe has some great challenges going on, not to mention an UNREAL blog candy giveaway.  Also today is the last day to get in on a great 40% off sale on all those fun MIC digi images.  I definitely took advantage of that sale so you'll be seeing lots of MIC images on my cards soon.
     There are five challenges and this card was made with the fifth one in mind--to color the image using the Make It Crafty blog colors (blue, brown and mustard yellow).  I've combined "Whimsical Log" and "Sitting Annalise" in Photoshop for this card.  The image is done in Copics except for the yellow chalked background.  That cute little decorative corner is also a MIC product.  It's laser-cut chipboard and the fine detail is just mind blowing.
     I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Make It Colorful--use MIC blog colors
Stamps R Us--there was a little girl
Phindy's Place--going around in circles

     Before I sign off I just wanted to share the lovely birthday gift I got from my sweet friend Ira.  She sent me some awesome goodies to play with and a beautiful bracelet.  Thanks again Ira!

     Yep, tomorrow will mark another year that's passed in the life that God has blessed me with.  He has been so good to me.  I have so much to be thankful for and one of those things is that I got to share this last year of my life with all my bloggie buddies here on the net.  I'm looking forward to sharing another one with you all and can't wait to see where all of our crafting journeys will lead.  MWAH to you all!
     Off to check on the pot of gumbo I'm cooking for my dad (he had knee replacement surgery last week), finish up a DT project, start a couple more, and who knows what else.  LOL
     Have a wonderful and blessed day!


Papers:  October Afternoon, Bo Bunny, Georgia Pacific, X-press It Copic Blending Card
Stamps:   Make It Crafty "Whimsical Log" and "Sitting Annalise"
Ink:  Copics--WAY too many to name  :-)
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Martha Stewart Frond punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Make It Crafty Laser-Cut Swirly Corner Chipboard piece, Polymark Dimensional Fabric paint, Studio 112 pearls, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Prima and Recollections paper flowers, Hug Snug Seam Binding, Candlelight Glimmer mist


Dorcas said...

Love that yellow card, Tracey!!

Bea said...

Your card is just adorable, what a lovely image :o)

Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time


Dana said...

You just keep getting better and better. I keep telling ya' forget about that housework {grin} and just color! I've been eyeing some of Zoe's chipboard myself. Happy Birthday g/f.. mwah to you too and prayers for your dads quick recovery!

Linda Breedlove said...

Oh what a fabulous card. Love that stunning blue flower, the papers are gorgeous, great layering. Enjoy your happy mail and have a Happy Birthday!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful and I get a fun summer feeling out of those warm colors!
And happy birthday my friend!!!! Enjoy your special Day!!!

Geri said...

Tracy--You didn't tell us exactly how many years have passed, but I won't push the issue!! Happy birthday, friend--so glad to know you!! I love your card--had to make this one bigger--I could tell there was a whole lot of detail to appreciate in this one!! You did a beautiful job with it!! Saw the card for your dad a couple days ago and love it too!! I didn't comment because I saw that it had been up for a while and didn't know if you would see it--really, REALLY cute!! Made me smile! Enjoy your day!!

Tine said...

Hi Tracy. Beautifully coloured card and a lovely colourway. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Iulia said...

What a beauty! Great colors and coloring, Tracy!
Hugs, Iulia

Suzi Mac said...

This is gorgeous, love the layout,colour combo and that sweet image. Beautifully crafted card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inpirations with our stitching challenge.
Suzi x

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, that blue sticks out superbly against the yellow! And you're more than welcome about the goodies, it's so well deserved my friend! Hugs, Ira

Manuela said...

Wow, this card is really gorgeous! Love the colours and the layout!
Great job :)
Thanks for playing with us at Challenge up your life!

jojoscraps said...

This is beautiful! I love your papers and design, but your coloring is the eye candy!
Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us
Jo xx

Zoe said...

Oh Tracy, thank you so much for your lovely comments. This is a stunning card. Annalise looks adorable sitting on the log. Thanks so much for joining the special celebrations at Make it Crafty. Hugs xxoo