Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cheery wishes

     Wow!  Can you believe it's August already?  Where has this year gone?  I have a fun little card to share with you today using "Cheery Wishes" from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  Mabelle's little bear has one yummy looking cake doesn't he.  You can find him in the W&S store along with lots of other cuties.  Mabelle has started adding some of her fall stamps back into the store so you can check those out too if you're ready to start coloring pumpkins and such.  :-)
     Thanks for all the well wishes for a better week.  So far so good!  LOL  I'm actually being pretty productive in the card department, keeping up with laundry (grumble), and feeding my poor deprived hubby(big sigh--with heat index temps of 105-115 cranking up an oven is the last thing I want to do).
     I made this card with paper from a new pad.  I'm soooo bad!  Like I needed another paper pad!  LOL  I just couldn't help myself.  I decided to make the half hour trip to Hobby Lobby since I hadn't been in a while.  I was looking for an Ott Lite for my mom but figured I'd take a look at what else they had and stop by Hancock Fabric next door for some lace.  They've been carrying the same handful of 6 x 6 pads for months so I wasn't expecting to find anything different but low and behold did I get a surprise.  I ended up picking up three new MME pads, a Glitz, and one from Echo Park and they were all 50% off!  YAY!  That's my kinda bargain!
     Got one more card to make for this week and will probably spend several hours putting up veggies from the garden.  Despite the heat the poor thing is still spitting out green beans and okra.
     I'd like to enter this little guy into the following challenges:

Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes
Twisted Tuesdays--free for all
Skipping Stone Designs--inspiration photo
Critter Sketch--anything goes
Fashionista--baby or birthday
Hooked on Craft--let's celebrate
Kaboodle Doodles--birthday or any special day
Make It Monday--anything goes
Joanna Sheen--animal crackers
Pile It On--cute as can be
Crafts 4 Eternity Recipe Challenge--brilliant birthdays
Phindy's--button it

     Have a wonderful Wednesday!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Miss Caroline--Dilly Dally", Bazzill, Recollections, Kraft Outlet Brown Cover Weight cardstock
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars "Cheery Wishes", Trade Fish Designs "Another Year"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Micron pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Michaels buttons, DMC embroidery thread, Liquid Applique, Star Dust Stickles


  1. Awww that´s such a sweet sweet card ^^
    I just love the way you always decorate your cards perfectly! So cute =)

  2. I love this card. It's so cute and I love the embellishing.

    xx Shirley

  3. Such a gorgeous card Tracy. Love that cute bear and the papers, colours and layout are just wonderful.
    Glad you are having a better week

    hugs Sue

  4. Aww what a cutie!! Love the texture on the fluffy parts of his hat...and the layout is scrumptious. I am always a sucker for a new paper pad too! hehe :)

  5. Very, very sweet :) Love this little guy and beautifully coloured as always. Good to hear you found a bargain, always makes a shopping trip worthwhile :)

  6. Awww...he's so sweet! Super cute card, Tracy! Just so you know...the word "need" never belongs in the same sentence as "6 X 6 paperpad"! It has absolutely nothing to do with whether or not we need them, we just MUST buy them! ;o) YAY for you on your good deals! :o)

  7. Hi Tracy, Adorable card! Love the new paper! Ohhhh, I'm a sucker for a new 6x6 paper pad, they are like candy or diamonds!
    Cute color scheme and like the black thread!

  8. Ooh such a lovely bear on this beautiful card :) Hugs Anneke

  9. Such a gorgeous card!! he's so sweet!

  10. This is adorable, Tracy! The image is so sweet and I love the papers and embellies! I just got 4 new pads in the mail yesterday that I really "needed"!

  11. Holy Cow, look at all those layers! You are amazing, Tracy! Love this beautiful design and love that sweet bear. The buttons and banners are great touches, and your coloring is amazing, as always.
    Oh, and I WANT teddy's cake!

  12. LOve this card - very adorable for a birthday! Thanks for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  13. A super card, lovely image and colours
    Thanks to playing in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge and good luck

  14. Fantastic card Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

  15. Aww what a cute card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

  16. Tracy, this is so cute! That little teddy is just saying "hug me!" What a steal of a deal from Hobby Lobby...I wish we had them here in Canada...I go crazy when we are in Arizona for Feb/Mar!!
    Hugs, Renee

  17. I know Tracy, I am starting to sound like an answering machine, but it's true, I am totally smitten with the way you make cards, colour up your images and dress them up, sheer perfection!! Hugs, Ira

  18. Such a sweet little guy holding that cake. Darling card.
    Sorry the heat has been so bad for you. We have a break from it right now so I can't complain.
    Glad to hear that your week is going much better now. PTL
    Happy Huggies coming your way ~

  19. gorgeous card, lovely stamp and beautiful papers.

    hugs Amanda

  20. So very adorable and just plain cute!

  21. Hi Tracy - fantastic card. Such an adorable image and great papers.
    Congrats on your top 3 over at DYSU this week - loved that card.
    Denise xx

  22. There's so much I like about this card Tracy. The way you mix and match paper is eye catching every time. One day, I'm hopeful I can color like you. I've had my Copics for a while but never really put them to use until recently. I have to confess I'm using your blog to learn how to correctly use them because you're an amazing colorer. :-) TFS! Hugs

  23. Fantastic card Tracy. Love the image, your coloring and the way you put everthing together is eye candy. Thanks so much for joining us at the Fashionista Challenge.

    hugs, Pat K.x

  24. stunning card ,beautiful papers and a superb layout.
    thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

  25. What a charming card, love the design and colours and that image is too cute!

  26. Great card, love all the texture on it

  27. Adorable card and love the stitching! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

  28. This is just so sweet! And I'm jealous of your paper find!!!

  29. Oh, I hear you about the oven, girl! I'm so ready for fall! Your card is as sweet as ever! Really love the dimensional detail in your image, and those pennants are fab!

  30. Love this cute card - great sketch and details. I am addicted to your blog already!!!! Hugz!

  31. You make me smile :D Your cards are ALWAYS a hoot and the thought of fresh green beans and okra just makes my lil' heart pitter patter. Granny n' Jethro would be might proud!
    Oh and what's that comment you left, "behave yourself" know better than that!! HEE HEE
    Big hugs to you my friend,
    Keep them cards HOT and yourself COOL!!
    I did peek into next weeks forecast here,OMG...high in the low 80's!!! Time to pull out the blankets.

  32. Great card. I love the layout! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  33. Fabulous card Tracy! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  34. This is gorgeous! :) Love your cute image, fab colouring and great card!

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



  35. Absolute love your card!! Adorable image and lots of fun details!! Super cute!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

  36. great card thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

  37. Great detail as always. Love the bold colours so vibrant and lush!
    So glad you could join us at C4E this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  38. 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, #159 and #277.
    I would love to have you visit my blog!

  39., so cute!
    Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  40. What a lovely card, I realy like it. Tank you for the inspirations.


  41. Fabulous card, love the image. Thanks for joining in with our babies or birthdays challenge over at Fashionista
    Good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Pennys Challenges DT member
    Fashionista DT member
    Forever Friends DT member
    OSAAT DT member


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