Friday, May 18, 2012

Me, me, me......

     (If you missed my post for A Day For Daisies earlier today please click here to check it out)
     Well, I know a lot of you liked my little Boudreaux Goss card last week.  So did his parents and so did Linda McClain at the Catered Crop.  She picked my little tough guy as one of her Top Chef picks.  That means I get to Guest Chef for her and make a project for the Sunday Quickfire segment this week.  Yippee!
     Well her challenge this go around is to use rick rack on your project.  Are you looking at my card and thinking "well she barely squeaked by with that scrap of rick rack on her card.  Take a closer look.  :-)  Do you see that big white rose?  Yep, that's rick rack.  Isn't it gorgeous!  It's super simple too.  There are several tutes out there showing you how to do this.  Here's one I found and here's another.  I had some pink that I was going to use.  It really didn't match so I didn't use it, but I also discovered that the stiffer material it was made out of made it almost impossible to braid the two pieces together.  So if you try this, it works better with the softer regular type of rick rack.
     I just couldn't help myself last week when Krista Smith put her Saturated Canary digis on sale.  I bought several to add to my collection including this one.  I used a cool sketch from Sketch Saturday with some shapes that were not standard.  Trying to break out of my box a bit.  LOL  I love how it turned out.
     The other flowers all started out white and I colored them to match with Copics.  The two larger roses look orange in this photo, but they actually match the pink on her dress.  It's just the lighting.  If I tried to tone them down it washed little "Party Hardy" all out so I just left it alone.
     The leaves are Memory Box.  I cut them out in Kraft and then layered the next smaller size on top cut out of DP.  There's a little sparkle on the roses and her outfit and I couldn't leave that cupcake flat.  It has Liquid Applique fluffy icing and a Glossy Accent cherry.
     This one was really fun to make and I hope you like it as much as I do.  I'd like to enter it into the following challenges:

Crafty Ribbons--flowers
Little Miss Muffett--anything goes
Moving Along with the Times--keep it real(no fantasy figures)
Saturated Canary--May Flowers
Diva's By Design--pink
The Paper Shelter--Birthday with a sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters--May flowers
Truly Scrumptious--anything goes
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner--show us your flowers
The Pink Elephant--polka dots and stripes
Joanna Sheen--birthday
CMC Copic Challenge--anything goes
Sweet Stampin--flower power
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     Have a fabulous weekend!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Follow Your Heart--Be Happy",Kraft Outlet Light Kraft
  • Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Party Hardy", Cardz TV Stamps "It's All About You"
  • Ink:  Copics, Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • Tools:  Memory Box "Tender Leaves", Cuttlebug, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Michaels pearls, Prima roses, Liquid Applique, Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Wal-mart rick rack


  1. Love it, love it, love it , love it,,,,,your coloring is perfect,and all over the arragement is so unnusual,,,,,,,,a delicious to watch,,Thanks for your comments at Lisa Minckler´s blog about my digi,,so you can ask me for your favorite Save Pack for free(take a look on this category) from my store,,,,Nicecrane Designs

  2. This is gorgeous, love that soft colour with the kraft card, works really well....

  3. This is stunning. Love the SC image and the colour combo is gorgeous. Beautiful papers too.
    Denise xx

  4. This is beautiful - everying from the beautifully coloured image to the layout of the card. Gorgeous!
    Celestial Things

  5. Nothing I say seems adequate enough to do justice to your talent ... this is gorgeous ... beautiful design ... adorable image and your rose ... WOW!!

  6. Fabulous card, Tracy! Amazing coloring and stitching and details! Love the image! I picked up a few of Krista's digis, too! Have a great weekend! Hugs!

  7. Wow, so beautiful Tracy! Thx for joining us at Little Miss Muffet and Make It Monday too!

    Mary J x

  8. Oh, Tracy! This is incredible! I absolutely LOVE your fabulous design! The coloring is so wonderful! The rick rack flower is too cute! Now I'm off to find a cupcake and some coffee! :o)

  9. Gorgeous card Tracy, I can't wait to try one of those roses, yours is stunning.
    Great job with that tricky sketch - I'm still trying to finish my entry but my little boy has a bad head cold so my crafty time is seriously limited. I think daddy is gonna have to take over this evening. :)

  10. beautiful card! Thank you so much for playing along at Sketch Saturday!xx

  11. Holy Cow! How absolutely amazing, Tracy!

  12. Gorgeous! I really love the way you cut around the pendant!

  13. Oh wow this is fab what a gorgeous colour choice and wonderful creation thanks for playing at SC and Divas hugs rebekah xx

  14. Wow fabolous card Tracy!
    Hugs Heidy

  15. Gorgeous, Tracy! Love the colours and the ric-rac rose is inspired - must check out the tutorials. Congrats too on your GDT slot/win - very well deserved! Thank you for playing along with us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

  16. Love everything about your card Tracy! Great colors and coloring - love how the banners in the image are outside the box. Fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Little Miss Muffet Anything Goes Challenge - Deb

  17. Fabulous card Tracy :-) I have this image too and absolutely love her ,, your colouring is fantastic and the colous are so pretty ,,, totally gorgeous ! :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  18. Wow, So Cute! That ric rac flower is gorgeous. Gonna try it! Your coloring and stitching are beautiful.
    Kim :)

  19. wow this is gorgeous .. love the colours and the stitching
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  20. such a stunner, love the apricot colouring

  21. She's adorable Tracy, such a fun card, fab image and that flower is indeed gorgeous!! So beautifully coloured again, hugs, Ira
    p.s. almost forgot! Congrats on your win and another GD spot, well deserved my friend!!

  22. Wow! this is gorgeous Tracy! what a sweet image and you've coloured her to perfection! Love the scrummy papers and your stitching looks fab! The embellishments are all stunning! it's a wonderful card!
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and Good Luck in the Challenge!
    Hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

  23. This is just gorgeous ,really love this image and fab

  24. Wow this is stunning!
    Beautiful colours and the image is so cute:)
    Gorgeous card.
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

  25. Tracy you never cease to amaze me with your creations, this is stunning!
    I love the papers the colours the image...everything.
    Your colouring is gorgeous xx
    Thanks for taking part in MAWTT again.
    I will be back to do my own peeks later tonight as I have missed afew posts.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

  26. Absolutely stunning! i really love the layout, design, image, beautiful papers, colours and the stitiching is fabulous. Hugs, Jill x

  27. Beautiful card! So many extra little details and touches that just make it stunning!

  28. She's just fabulous! I love how she reminds me of my daughter and adventures with hairstyling! Incredible ricrac flower! Love it!

  29. Oh this is SO gorgeous! Fab image, colours and design - I love everything about it! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  30. What a Beeeutifuk card Tracey! :) I so love the colour scheme and your colouring is outstanding!
    Thanks for joining in with our challenge at Sketch Saturday this week!
    Lizy DT x

  31. I just love how your mind works, Tracy...this card is amazingly fabulous! The kraft is perfect and that ric rac rose is awesome. Love it all. Hugs, Kathy

  32. Gorgeous card Tracy, love how you did the leaves, gorgeous colouring, so pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  33. That is a cutie, and I love those pretty colors too!

  34. So beautiful card! Love it!!!

  35. This card is so amazing.. (Dont remember I told something different in your blog)) lol) Yes, again just brilliant. Gorgeous details, colouring of adorable image, sketch, stitching... And yes, for sure rick rack rose.. Thank you for inspiration.

    And thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` this week.

  36. Tracy,
    this image is fantastic.
    I love your layout for the card

    Thanks for Entering the Challenge
    At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
    I hope to see you enter next week!!
    Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

  37. Gorgeous creation, love the embellishments & the colours are fab!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Divas & MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  38. Breathtaking card! I wish I could color like you! Love how everything just matches and flows into each other with this. Amazing! Thank you for playing with us this week at Moving Along With The Times :)

  39. I chuckling I couldn't resist a few either..
    Your card is just wonderful hun - suerb colouring and fantastic layout.
    Great papers too.
    Thank you for joining us this week with your wonderful creation!

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  40. This is fantastic Tracy, I love everything about it :)
    Thank you for joining us at The Paper Shelter & good Luck!

  41. WOW! Stunning, creative, beautiful, inspirational, fabulous details and I like it too!!

  42. Just stunning Tracy - I lurve the colours and I too have bought a few more of the SC images - you will be seeing one very shortly!

    Thanks for stopping by to see me and leaving me a lovely comment.

    Take care and Toodle Pip.

    Hazel xx

  43. Tracy
    Love it Love it! Everything about this card made me drool;) The way you cut your background paper for your image and the paper you used - oh - I could go on and on - get the idea Love it Love it Hugs :)

  44. I love the design and the colours - everything about this card. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Sweet Stampin this week.

  45. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Tracy, absolutely stunning make hun! thanks for joining us at LMMS. Joey x

  46. This is fabulous - I just love the colours you have used

    Joan x

  47. oh gorgeous card tracy,the frosting on her cupcake looks awesome!!!
    thank you so much for sharing it with us over on the SC challenge blog
    hugs Lou xxx

  48. The title was just what I was thinking. hee hee Her braids are adorable, what a fun image. Love the design on all this.

  49. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
    Good luck.
    hugs Tessa & Anke

  50. To prove just how much I Loooooove your work, I just finished scrolling past 50 comments!!! WOW...
    Tracy...I just have to say your cards put a skip in my step and a bigger smile on my face. This is freakin' AMAZING. Love the angles, the papers, the get the's superb!

    :D (here's that big smile)
    Have a great one and thank you again for sharing with us at MIM.
    Lisa aka Twang xx

  51. Everything about this card is gorgeous.. I LOVE the color.


  52. Beautiful Card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Sassy Raggedy

  53. Beautiful colour work. Fab stitching and great use of Kraft! Wonderfully pretty card! And congrats on your DT spot! Hugs, Lesley

  54. Absolutely WOW Tracey!! Oh I could stare at all of the elements on this all day! I LOVE your ric a rac? flower! It is amazing! What a great idea....and love that you coloured your flowers with copics. I haven't tried this before! I really should but I have ten million flowers already hahaha. Such a lovely layout and those papers are so gorgeous. I just got this pad in the mail! :)

  55. Wow what a truly amazing card just love the kraft paper with these designer ones wow they really are yummy and then your fabulous image just superb!! Chanelle xx

  56. Brilliant card Tracy, love the colours, cute image and stunning details. Your stitching looks so neat too! :)

    Thanks so much for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge this time,



  57. I totally adore Krist's SC images, and I love the way you colored this one! :) Great sketch, stitching and what a beautiful rose. I have some rick-rack that I haven't even opened yet. I will definitely have to check out the tutorials you mentioned! :) So excited to take a peek. hopefully I can find some "me" time this evening to get crafty! thanks, Tracy! Hugs, Kelly

  58. Super cute and amazing colouring as always!! Love how you cut around the banners too :)

  59. This is beautiful Tracy! I love this one too! That ric rac rose is so cool!


  60. A fabby looking card. Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week and good luck.
    Love n hugs

  61. What a great card! I love the unique layering. Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  62. Hi Tracy. This card is so BEAUTIFUL! Love the color combo, the papers, the flowers, everything on it. The image is perfectly colored. OMG!! Simply stunning!! Hugs, Ivonne


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