Monday, July 30, 2012


     This card goes out to all of you!  Especially those that hung in there with me this week when I couldn't get around to visiting you and leaving you some love.  I've just about caught up.  Have a few new followers and commenters to visit, but I'm about to get back into my comfortable groove. Hope I didn't just jinx myself.  LOL
     Last week was definitely a trial by fire for hubby and I.  It started with the computer virus and then a chain reaction of happenings that were nothing but the devil trying to discourage us so we couldn't be a blessing at Bible school.  My car radiator got a huge crack in it and left me stranded at the Post Office waiting for my parents to rescue me.  Hubby had a little fight with his lawn mower that slid into the ditch while he was mowing the grass at church.  The lawn mower made it out alright but he dinged his truck up pretty good with the trailer he hauls it on.  Seems like a couple of other things happened too, but to be honest, we blew it all off and laughed about it because we were determined not to let him get the best of us.  VBS turned out great and we survived all our mishaps.  That's all that counts.  :-)
     The paper pad and stamped image I've used were both part of my birthday goodies.  I'm really hung up on blue and yellow lately so this Prima pad is perfect!  Our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is to "Use any sketch".  I found this one from Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for last week.
     I started the card with a base of Light Kraft  Cover Weight cardstock and used more of it plus Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock to mat the panels.
     The image is colored with Copics and their boas are jazzed up with some Stickles.  Since I didn't want to cover up their legs with my ribbon, I added some eyelets and threaded the ribbon behind the image panel.  For the flower I added a layer of Glossy Accents in the center and sprinkld on some Doodlebug glitter in a coppery brown color.  Then I used a couple of drops of Copic refill to color some plain glass beads to create the sunflower effect.
     There are tons of sketch challenges out there so find one you like(Feline Playful is a great source), break out your kraft paper or Kraft Outlet supplies and come join in our challenge.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Amusing Challenges--anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge--anything goes
Let's Ink It Up--all girl
Cupcake Inspirations--photo inspiration
CMC Copic Challenge--anything goes with a girly twist
One Stop Craft--just good friends
Card Makin Mamas--1 image, 2 DP's, 3 embellies
Crafty Catz--all that glitters
Poodles Parlour--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.--use stitching
DYSU--for a friend
Crafts and Me--anything goes

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft  Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock

Other Supplies

Paper:  Prima "Sun Kiss", Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Stamping Bella "Pattie and Dottie Friends Forever"
Ink:  Copics
Tools:  Marvy Uchida butterfly punch, Stampin' Up Ticket Corner punch, EK Success Dotted Scallop punch, Making Memories Instant Setter, Nestabilities Labels One
Miscellaneous:  Candlelight Glimmer Mist, Snug Hug seam binding, Making Memories eyelet, glass microbeads, Doodlebug glitter, Recollections flower, Glossy Accents, Stardust Stickles


loz said...

This is sooo Beautiful Tracy..Loz

Dilyana said...

Tracy, this is such a cute card! :-) Great job!

Sue said...

WOW!! Stunning card Tracy. I love the image, you have coloured it beautifully and the papers are wonderful. I really like the way you have added the ribbon too.
Sounds like you had a hectic week, hope this one is better for you

Hugs Sue

Unknown said...

Tracy, I absolutely adore this card, love the beautiful color combo and the image is so darling and perfectly colored. Great work my friend, hope you have a better week too! xoxox

Mau xx said...

Love this Tracy, I so want that image! I feel a shopping trip coming on.
Love your paper too and your stitching is beautiful.

Glad the Bible week went well, "
We are more than Conquerors" :))
Isn't it good that we have the confidence to laugh it off. Hope the truck can be sorted.
Hugs Mau xx

Kim said...

gorgeous card and just love that image!
Kim x

Tracey T said...

A fabulous card, Tracy. The yellow and blue work so well together. So pleased to hear that you have managed to laugh off all your little trials of last week. This week is sure to be better! Hugs, Tracey x

Geri said...

Amen, Sista!! You've got a brand new enjoy!! Love this card...TOO HAPPY!! Great way to start my week!! Thanks for sharing!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Gorgeous card Tracey, fabulous colouring and I love how you did the ribbon! Well done for getting through last week with a smile - here's to a new, smoother running week ahead ;)

Sarah said...

Tracy, your card is awesome! Love the cheerful colors, the image is so cute and beautifully colored! Love the ribbon treatment. Have a blessed week! Hugs

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Great layout and terrific coloring of the image! Sorry you had so many trials last week, but glad you got through it all with a smile in the end. This week will be better!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Tracy! Love that fun image and love your detailed design. The color combo is beautiful, and I so admire your coloring work. Love the touches of glitter and love the micro beads you added to the flower. The eyelet threaded ribbon is a great design trick. :)
So sorry that last week was such a bear. Hope things go more smoothly for you all this week!

heidy said...

Hope this will be a better week for you and your hubby Tracy!!
Your card is so beautiful,love those colours!
XXX Heidy

Tina said...

beautiful card, this image is amazing...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirations

sweetie dt

Unknown said...

I love the happiness this card radiates Tracy. Glad things are calming down a bit for you. Wonderful card and love the colors and fab image! Hugs

Jennifer said...

So glad to know that the Lord preserved you through all your mishaps!
This card is so fun and precious at the same time. I have a daughter (13) who with her best friend are starting to get into stylish things and have fun laughing at each others antics.

Unknown said...

Yes, sometimes all these things come in threes (or more even!), so glad you've got everything sorted though! Your card is absolute perfection, what a pretty image, yes, the girls do need bling bling boas, looking good, looking good!! Hugs, Ira

WencheP said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the soft colours and the image is just beautiful. Love your colouring. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card ♥♥♥ And so pretty stamp ♥♥

Rene said...

Tracy this is GORGEOUS!!!! I just LOVE it! Thank you so much for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations this week! Good luck!
Rene :D

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a beautiful card with a wonderful image. Great details. Thanks for joining us at FSC this fortnight.

Jovan said...

This card is FABULOUS!

Netty said...

wow your card is gorgeous with such fabulous colourings and loving the stitching as well. x

Grenouille Greetings said...

A fab sketch and a fab card. Super pretty papers and wonderful sparkle! Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

What a cute card. What a wonderful image. So sorry about all the mishaps last week. But I love your attitude that you weren't going to let all those mishaps steal your joy..


Anita said...

Gorgeous card and I love the colors and papers you used. I hope this week will be much better for you and hubby ;)

Danni said...

Hope this week is smooth sailing for you! Wonderful card! so pretty and I love the added butterflies!

lalkygirl said...

stunning card tracey the image and fab coloure
have a great chilled week
thanks for joining us at the poodle parlour and good luck
tracey x

Unknown said...

Wow fabulous creation, love those ladies, so beautifully coloured too. Thanks for taking part in our challenge at LIIU, hope to see you for our next challenge at our new blog. Hugz Suzanne

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Seems like you both have been having just a bad week! Hopefully this week is a little better....such a cute image..really love this one! The papers are fabulous and the stitching just ties it all up :)

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning card .... Adore the colours!

Denise said...

This is just gorgeous. Love that great image and the pretty papers. Brilliant idea with the ribbon and eyelets too.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.
Denise xx

Lisa Minckler said...

So happy to hear that the 'glitches' were overcome and VBS went on without a hitch...that's wonderful news! Usally stuff breaks down in our house right around tax time..LOL...never fails.
Your blue and yellow fettish at the moment is knocking my socks off. This BFF card is adorable and I looooove the eyelets right smack dab in the midst of the image..that looks AWESOME with the ribbon.
A+ card chica. :)

Glimpses of My Heart said...

Tracy - This card is awesome!! Love it! I think I'm heading over to Stampin' Bella for those cuties! I love the DP you used. Love the cranky seam binding. Love how you used eyelets (mine never set properly) to put the ribbon behind the image. Love how you added the elements to the middle of the flower. WOW!
Sounds like you had a tough week. The enemy does like to discourage us when we are being used by the Lord. Good job hanging in there!

Mary Jo said...

Yummy colors and papers for that fun image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Claire said...

Gorgeous card, I love that fun image and your colouring is perfect. Thanks for joining us at FSC
Claire xx

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh! I hear you! It's been just that kind of summer for us. So glad you didn't let those mishaps get the best of you and that you were able to laugh about it. I'm still trying, but the cost involved in all of ours has left a huge hole in my heart. Sigh. Enough said. Your card is precious! LOVE the soft color palette, and the glitter touches couldn't be any more perfect!

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Thanks for joining in our anything goes challenge over at Crafts and Me with this fabulous creation. Hugs...Mona

Marjorie said...

Oh Wow! hunnie you certainly have had a week of it lol!!
Beautiful card hunnie, I just love this image...and your colouring is stunning as always...great design too...might have to try this sketch:)
take care..
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday too xx

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow! I love this card! I love blue & yellow together as well.
Sorry to hear about your mishaps but isn't that just like the devil to try to stop you from doing something for the Lord. Glad you got the victory!!!
Huggies to ya ~

Daniele said...

such a sweet image, love the colour combo Tracy, love how you did the seam binding ribbon through the eyelets
hugs and best wishes

Arielle H Gordon said...

Gorgeous - love the coloring! Fun image, too!

Curly said...

Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz this week with absolutely gorgeous creation,

I do hope that you will try to join us again next week,

Good Luck with the challenge
Have a lovely day,
Hugs Bridget :0)

Chris said...

Such a cute image - its a great card! Thanks so much for joining me on Amusing Challenges this week! I hope you'll join us again!

♥Jan♥ said...

What a charming image ! I am going to have to look at that one. Putting on the stickles was inspired, and the beads on the sunflower look like real seeds.

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #84, #129, #157, #158 and #277.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Nonni said...

Hi, I just found your blog and became a follower, you make GREAT cards!!Wow! In this one I especially love the colours. Beautiful work!