Wednesday, October 31, 2012

From little acorns........

     I think I've gone nutty! ☺  More acorns today.  My squirrels have actually left me a few to use for props.  
     This clean and simple card was made using two different sized acorn stamps from the There She Goes Clear Stamps "Pumpkins on the Vine" set.
     There's a new challenge up at the TSG blog and my team mate Kelly has provided this photo inspiration of her favorite drink, Pumpkin Spice Coffee.
     To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using the inspiration color challenge, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (November 5th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!

     By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)

     You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG179 so we can check out your beautiful work!

     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Crafting for All Seasons--falling leaves
Fab 'n Funky--die cuts and punches Anything Goes Challenge Blog--anything goes
Cards and More--fall/Halloween
Jackson's Digital Expressions--anything goes
Twisted Tuesdays--free for all
Make It Monday--anything goes
Great Impressions--October fall
The Ribbon Girls--October color challenge
I Spy Sketch Challenge--sketch

     Hope you'll come play along!


Paper:  American Crafts, Bazzill, The Paper Studio, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  There She Goes Clear Stamps "Pumpkins on the Vine", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint, Crushed Olive, and Vintage Photo Distress inks
Tools:  Tim Holtz ruler, Memory Box Scallop edge die, Nestabilities Labels Twenty-two and Standard Circles, Martha Stewart Flourish edge punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags and Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, Canvas Corp Fringe, Recollections pearls


  1. This is absolutely scrumptious, Tracy! Love, love, LOVE it in every way! The scalloped details and layered frames and that bit of fabric are divine!

  2. oh my gosh Tracy, this card is soooo pretty!!! The paper is great and the die cuts and other elements are too fabby!

  3. This is gorgeous, love the design and fab

  4. Oh your card is stunning Tracy,love it!!!
    XXX Heidy

  5. Well now why on earth did I say Michelle? Tracy I am sorry... Haven't had enough coffee today I guess. lol

  6. Incredibly talented indeed! This project is absolutely stunning! The colors are so rich and warm, the embellishment is totally lovely, LOVE it

    Happy Halloween my crafty friend!!!!!

  7. Every detail on this card is wonderful on its own. Together they are amazing. Love the pattern mix, the woven fabric, the piercing...The shine on those sweet little acorns is so realistic. Love it!

  8. WOW!! This is stunning Tracy. I love the image and the colours and textures are gorgeous.

    Hugs Sue

  9. Gorgeous seasonal card, Tracy! Fantastic coloring of those acorns!...Nancy :o)

  10. fantastic card Tracy, love the layout!
    Kim x

  11. WOW I love this card Tracy the little accorns are fabulous and the colours used are gorgeous. Caroline xxx

  12. Love it Tracy. The colours, image, layout, you name's great!
    Luv,Babs xo

  13. Love this card and the colors. Great job. Thanks for playing at Jackson's Digital Expressions

  14. Beautiful lil card! Those leaves you make are so effective... so are the acorns:)

  15. My favourite Autumn tones and great embellishing .Love the image . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

  16. This is so gorgeous! I love the leaves ... they're amazing! We have a shortage of nuts this year in the UK due to all the rain we had ... I have to buy them for the birds and squirrels

  17. This is a gorgeous CAS card, I love all of the little details and the way you have 'staged' your photograph.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  18. Love your card & love those acorns!
    Huggies ~

  19. Tracy this is gorgeous! There are so many things I love about it: the image, your coloring , the dies and the colors! Wow and the props rock! Thanks for joining us this week at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

    DT Coordinator

  20. wow I just love all about this card! So very beautiful love the layers!

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  21. Lovely card with a beautiful image. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week.

    Pat xx

  22. As far as I'm concerned you can go nutty anytime Tracy, as long as you keep on creating those fabulous cards of yours! Lovely styling, too! Hugs, Ira x

  23. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous Fall card - I love your colors and textures! So glad you played with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

  24. Yikes...look at you! Adding props to your photos. Show off! hehehe! Just teasing! I love it! And I love this card too! Such fun papers and design work...and what a sweet image!! Very "fall" ish! Hugs. Pat Frank

  25. Yes, yes, YES!! Hick, the Autumn hues are such a delight to look at the your colored acorns look so realistic. This is truly a stunning capture of fall! :)

  26. Oh my word! This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

  27. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!
    Shari Nelson DT

  28. Hi Tracy

    Wow, this card is just amazing. Love the combination, your colouration and the pic is fantastic.

    Thank you very much for joining us at Cards und More Challenge.

    Hugs Claudia

  29. What a lovely Atumn Card, love it!! Thanks for joining us at Cards und More :) Hugs, Anja

  30. A gorgeous card Tracy, a beautiful colourscheme and your coloring looks great - love it!
    Hugs Kjersti:)


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