Friday, June 15, 2012

Good thoughts

Second post for today.  If you missed my A Day For Daisies post you can find it here.
     Isn't this little fellow cute as can be.  He's "Sunflower Teddie" from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  I just love working with Mabelle's little critters.  :-)
     I found these papers at Michael's this week and just love the teal colors and butterflies.  I die cut the corners and then embossed them twice for the shimmery shine.  The bottom butterfly is a double layer.  The top was cut from the designer paper and the bottom was punched, colored with a Copic to match, and then painted with some shimmery Creative Inspirations paint.  The Top butterfly was created by punching the top layer and adding the same Copic and CIP combo.  For the bottom layer I used the negative of the punch to cut out a solid butterfly.  I also colored it with a Copic and then stamped it with a TH stamp to mimic the type face on the designer paper butterfly.  I was lucky enough to find two sets of TH stamps marked down at Hobby Lobby Monday and I snatched them both.  Hoping to use them in an art journal if I get the nerve to start it.  :-)  I also added some dimensional paint dots for the butterfly trails.
     Hope you'll take a look around Mabelle's store.  There are lots of cuties in there.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Stampin' for the Weekend--bugs and butterflies
Forever Friends--anything goes plus animal
Moving Along with the Times--let's get krafty
Southern Girls--things with wings
Paper Shelter--anything goes
Rubber Redneck--color inspiration
Bearly Mine--tic tac toe (pearls, corners sentiment) or (lace, embossing, sentiment)
Can You Digi It--button it up
Digital Tuesday--butterflies
Tuesday Throwdown--critters
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--butterflies
Sweet Stampin'--stitching
Sketch Saturday--sketch

     WOOHOO it's Friday!!


  • Paper:  Recollections, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Sunflower Teddie", sentiment from Create with TLC
  • Ink:  Copics, Versamark
  • Tools:  Sizzix Architectural Corners, Martha Stewart butterfly punches, Nestabilites Standard Circles, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, Creative Inspirations paint in Sea Foam and Peach, Recollections pearls,  The paper Studio buttons, Kraft Outlet hang Tag String, Scribbles 3D paint, lace from my stash


  1. I like that you layered on top of the butterflies...that's a different look and I like it! Beautiful card and Happy Friday to you!

  2. Oh, this cute little fellow sure looks cuddly Tracy! He's just irresistible with his sunflower and gorgeous coloured garments! Hugs, Ira

  3. Hi Tracy, Thanks for calling glad I have been I bet not as much as I have missed Mo's challenge. We have been so busy with house things that my days have just vanished :(
    Will be linking one in the morning though :) NOTHING is stopping this gal from joining this
    Love your card, The layering on the butterflies is a super idea. Love the papers and image too.
    Hugs Mau xx

  4. Hi Tracy! This is GORGEOUS! I love the aqua and peach together! The butterfly dp is perfect, peeking out from behind your adorable image!
    Have a great day and thank you for all of the lovely eye candy!
    Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

  5. This is just the fab image and love the

  6. Very nice, love your layout again and how you interperate a sketch. Lovely colors.:)

  7. Aw, this is so cute, Tracy! Love the papers and sweet image! Fantastic coloring, of course!

  8. such a lovely card again Tracy, love the colour combo and the butterflies look scrummy

  9. Stunning card (again!) Tracy, I love the colours you've used :)
    Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

  10. Super card.

    So glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan x

  11. wow Tracey...this is the colour combo too.

    Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin.


  12. Hi Tracy,
    Gorgeous card,sweet image and lovely details :) x

  13. Beautiful card , the colours and image are gorgeous ... Thanks for joining us over at FF challenge ...Hugs Sue xx

  14. So very pretty :) Love the soft feel to this beautiful card!

  15. Beautiful cArd. Great coloring, adorable image! Glad you could join us at Sweet Stampin this week.

  16. Love the colors, so gorgeous! The image is adorable and he's colored so beautifully! Hugs

  17. So great! I love the image and your layered butterflies! Great details on your layers with the stitching and papers!

  18. So lovely!! Gorgeous colour combination, embossing corner just amazing, Butterflies with perl swirls... Buttons and lace wonderful finish of card. Love it!!

  19. Beautiful card with cute image and a great layout design! Thanks for joining our challenge here at Southern Girls. Kx

  20. Oh what a sweet image and such a gorgeous card creation! Thanks for joining us at Sketch Saturday!
    ;-) Alex H.

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  22. Wow, what a gorgeous card! I just love the soft blue of the background and your coloring of teddy. And the layered butterflies are just so beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Love Mickaela

  23. Tracy, your stitching is just so neat! I usually end up trying to cover mine with embellies to hide the wobbly lines! Another beautiful card. Thank you for playing over at Sweet Stampin' this week. Hugs, Tracey x

  24. This is just lovely... just love these colors too and your design is perfect. xxx Ann Marie

  25. So sweet...and I love these fresh colors! The butterflies look sweet with this little guy!

  26. Hi Tracy
    Thank you for a such an amazing comment you left me. Very much appreciated. I have to say your cards are stunning! I love your designs, the use of kraft in your last few cards I looked at are really something!!
    Michaela xx

  27. Super cute! Love the papers and the color combo! The image is so sweet! Hugs, Ivonne

  28. Hi Tracy; another gorgeous card...I love the die cut corners & the way you embossed them! Your cards always make me say "awe"! (they also make me just a wee bit jealous of your talent!!)LOL

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  30. Hi tracy

    Beautiful card - love that image - just wonderful.

    Thanks for dropping by and enjoy the rest of your weekend.


    Hazel xx

  31. Such an adorable card!!!Thanks for sharing your beautiful creation with us over at Creative Inspirations Paint~ Inspired By: Butterflies Challenge!! We hope to see you back for a brand new Inspired By Challenge starting tomorrow !!!
    Awesome Job!!
    CIP~ DT

  32. Oh Tracy, what a beautiful card. You have made a masterpiece....I love the adorable image and your coloring is wonderful. Just a great card. joann sassy raggedy

  33. Your card is beautiful!
    Lovely details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  34. A gorgeous card with lovely papers and a super cute image! Lovely butterflies as well! hugs, Marlies

  35. Another cutie Tracy! Love this image...I always get so excited when I see the cutesy ones ;) hehe. Those butterflies are how you have stamped them and layered them up. Looks fab! :)

  36. A wonderful lovely card with stunning colours. Looks fantastic! Thanks for playing wuth us over at the Paper Shelter this week. Good luck with the challenge.
    Love n hugs

  37. This is so sweet and so cute. I just love it...

    Happy Sunday my friend..


  38. Tracy this is just beautiful and I adore how you have coloured the image especially the face!! Look at you snatching all the Tim Holtz good on ya you can't go wrong with them and so handy! I love to look at peoples journals but not my kind of thing far too personal when people write on them! lol

    Hope you have had a wonderful weekend Love Chanelle xx

    Thanks for joining my Candy but mostly Thanks for all your beautiful comments they mean so much to me xxxxx

  39. oh my goodness this is soooooo beautiful! I love your colours, colouring and gorgeous die cuts/punches
    Thanks for playing along at MAWTT this weekand good luck with the challenge
    Hugs Laurie xx

  40. Tracy, this is just adorable, love the colour combo. Great card!!

  41. Cute card, Tracy! Love all of the butterflies & your creativity. I always enjoy visiting your blog.
    Have a FABulous week, GF!
    Huggies ~

  42. How cute is this - just love the image and the colours you have used - thanks for playing along at - MAWTT this week hugs Judith x

  43. This is so cute and pretty! I love your butterflies! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

  44. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us this time at SFTW.

  45. Like the Butterfly & Bear card using nice pastel colors. Thanks for entering the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge "Animal Critter" theme.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Guest Designer Tuesday Throwdown

  46. Beautiful! I love your coloring and the pretty palette!

  47. What a sweet card - love all your embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Forver Friends, Lisa (DT) x

  48. WOW I love your card it is beautiful!! Congrats you won the Color Round Up Badge! Thanks so much for playing along with my color challenge!!

  49. Beautiful card! I love the pop of orange and the butterflies. Thanks for joining the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge. =)


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