Monday, January 28, 2013

Armful of hearts

(If you missed my TSG post for today, please click here.  I'm the Trendsetter of the Week!)
     Oh yeah!  I found some play time!  I found some play time!  LOL  No, I haven't gone over the edge---yet, but I did have a blast for the last two days creating this card, JUST FOR FUN!  My friend Dawn was commenting on her post yesterday about how fun it is to just create with no pressure, no deadline, just whenever and whatever.  That's how this card was born.  I may have gone a bit crazy with the embellies, but I think my crafty self was calling for all the bells and whistle after all the cleaner style cards I've been making.  It was nice to find out I hadn't forgotten how to do something more elaborate. LOL
     I've been on a bit of a spending streak lately--OUCH!--and have a huge new stash of Uptown Girls to play with.  This one is Lucille.  She's colored with Copics and lives on the most blinged out card I've made in a long time.  Photo corners, butterflies, V-day flowers, lots of pearls, and do you see those deco corners?  Aren't they fabulous!
     This is going to be my daughter Valentine's Day card.  For all my praying friends please keep her fiance on your hearts.  As I type this he's in surgery to repair an injury on his leg that he got in a motorcycle accident several months ago.
     I want to thank all of you who have sent me happy wishes to feel better.  I am feeling a lot more like my old self and after taking a week off of heavy computer time (I didn't enter any challenges for a whole week!  GASP!  LOL) I managed to find a ton of challenges this card will fit in.  A special HELLO to the City Crafter girls since I haven't gotten to play there in FOREVER!

Incy Wincy--pearls and lace
Love to Create--anything goes with a sentiment
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stamp and Create--love
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--buttons
The Pink Elephant--hearts
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Come and Get It--tic tac toe (glitter, free, ribbon) and (embossing, free, red)
Dream Valley--girls, girls, girls
Fashionable Stamping--show some love
The Squirrel and the Fox--something new (corner die, flowers, ribbon, stamp)
One Stop Craft--sparkle and bling
Sketch Saturday--sketch
Sweet Stampin'--ribbon
Totally Gorjuss--flowers
Brown Sugar--Valentines
Crafty Catz--buttons
Delicious Doodles--all you need is love
Fairy Tale--my newest stamp
Fat Pages and Cards with Attitude--love
Stampin' for the Weekend--something girlie
Aud Sentiments--tic tac toe (die cut, "Happy", flowers)
4 Crafty Chicks--buttons
C.R.A.F.T.--Valentine's Day/love
Crafty Ribbons--love, romance, anniversary
Little Miss Muffett--hearts and flowers
Moving Along with the Times--bling it on
Paper Crafting Journey--for a girl
Southern Girls--get krafty
Paper Shelter--anything goes
7 Kids College Fund--something new and something old
Sisterhood of Crafters--hearts
Bearly Mine--tic tac toe (flowers, sentiment, lots of embellies, fancy corners)
City Crafters--forever mine (use hearts)
Creative Card Crew--girly
Inky Chicks--tic tac toe (ribbon, sentiment, flowers) and (flowers, lace, pearls)
Oldie But a Goodie--glitz and glam (heart punch, pearl trim are old)
Top Tip Tuesday--lavishly luscious layers
Oozak--anything goes with pink and bling

     Whew!  That's a list!  LOL  Hope you have a fabulous week everyone!

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", MFT Pink Lemonade cardstock, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Stamping Bella "Lucille sends her love", Stampabilities "Ornate Textured Background;  Ink--Copics, Sakura white gel pen, Versamark; Tools--Susana's Custom Art and Card Design Garden Corners die, Martha Stewart Lace Scallop Heart, Butterfly, and Photo Corner punches, Nestabilities Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles, Memory Box Tender Leaves die, Cuttlebug Swiss Dot embossing folder; Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Michaels flowers, Wright's Pearl trim, Diamond Stickles, lace from my stash, Celebrate It  and Offray ribbon, Stampendous Opaque White Embossing powder, Hant Tag String, buttons from my stash


Dotty Jo said...

Fabulous card Tracy - not at all jealous that you have a huge stash of Uptown girls to play with!!!! Jo x

Unknown said...

Oh isn´t this just a perfect Valentine´s card! Really love this stamp, she´s such an adorable girlie! Love your fab embellies, too, apart from the superb LO! Hugs, Ira

Bianca said...

Tracy your card is so verly lovely! I love all loveley details you have add! Thank you for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge. xx Bianca

Penny said...

Tracy, I am so glad you decided to play and bling it out! I love this fantastic piece! Darling image, love your coloring, love the design, the pretty papers, the die cuts, textures, and all the wonderful embellies! Thank you for sharing this gem with us at Jellypark Friends. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Tracy ... this is magnificent!! I'm so happy that you played along with us at CCCB!

pinky said...

Amazing card Tracy, I am so loving this uptown girls. Beautifully embellished too. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time.

Darlene said...

This is fabulous Tracy and I love all the bells & whistles! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘I {HEART} VALENTINE’S’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

KimCreate said...

Good Grief, that's alot of challeges!
This card is a stunner, very beautiful, esp. the beautiful coloring and all the pretty embellies.
Kim :)

angelwhispers said...

Wow Tracy I can see your feeling much better and what a way to chill a "Me Day" I have to agree crafting just for fun is just so relaxing and boy you sure have made a very girly creation and I love the image shes a must have!!! Have fun with your new goodies!

Hope the operation went well today and hes back home soon! Love and Hugs Chanelle xxx

KandA said...

I really love this card. Fabulous image and all the embellies are just great. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge this time xx

Scrappin Sista said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love what you did with the butterflies!! Thanks for playing along with Brown Sugar, hope you join us again!!!
Alice B.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the image and all the detail, flowers, etc..Thanks so much for sharing your adorable card this week at CCCB :-)

Kim said...

well trendsetter! you've produced yet another stunning card - i love it!
Kim x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely...your creation always have lots of sweet details, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB! Good to see you here! : )

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is stunning Tracy. I LOVE that image, your colouring is wonderful and the details really are gorgeous and work so well together.
I hope that your daughter's fiance's operation went to plan and that he makes a good recovery. I am glad you are feeling better now.

Oh and while I'm here - thank you for taking part in the Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge.

hugs Sue

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy, fabulous image and loving all the pretty details.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

WOWZER.. I have to say you knocked this one out of the park. It is gorgeous.. And of course I am loving that image. So happy to see you joined us this week over at CCCB!



Hi Tracy
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the fabulous colour's thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the image and all the beautiful details! Glad you are starting to feel better! Thanks for joining in on the Little Miss Muffet challenge!

Chrissy said...

This is superb Tracy, love the image and wonderful colouring, love the corner dies too and gorgeous papers...guess I love it all..fabulous card.


heidy said...

Wow Tracy,shes gorgeous so is your card,love it!!
XXX Heidy

Mel @ Princess Melus Crafts said...

Great card. This is fabulous! Love the embellishments and image! Gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing this with us at Aud Sentiments!

Mel xx

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful card.
Love Lucille - love your colours, and all the embellishments- this is just so darn pretty, it's stunning!

Nat said...

Wow, fantastic card, gorgeous image coloured beautifully and such pretty embellishments. Thanks for sharing at Come & Get It this week.
Natx GDT

Bonnie Irvine said...

Look at you go, girl! Awesome took ages of viewing to capture all of the wonderful details. All the embellies and it still doesn't look busy or crowded. Well done!

Trina said...

Tracy, I always love what you come up with, and I'm so happy you had some stress-free time to make this! It is cute! Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!

ahlers5 said...

This is absolutely gorgeous. There's so many lovely details to look at. Love the coloring too. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner this week.

Tammy's Scrapin' Corner DT

Nancy said...

Hokey Dinah, girl!! This one is totally over the top with yumminess!! She's gorgeous and you've surrounded her beautifully! You know I'll be praying for your future SIL! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

So glad you are feeling better, and many well wishes for your future son in law! Your card is a huge WOW! Totally brings a smile to my face!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi there , what an exquisite creation .
besides the perfectly coloured sweet image the embellishing is nothing short of awe inspiring . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday . Shirley-Anne

Alljazzed2create said...

Beautiful card.. You designis fabulous.. All your embellishments are great...

Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrapin Corner..
Pam DT.

Kathya said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! What a great design this is, DPs, the lace, flowers... And that wonderfully colored image. I don't think I have seen a card like this from you since I became a follower, and you know I love your style. But oh my, this is incredible. Just love it!
Hugs, Kathya

Anja said...

I'm glad you've enjoyed creating this wonderful card, Tracy! Love the image with all those hearts! Hope the surgery of your future SIL went well.
Hugs, Anja

~* steph :) *~ said...

such a pretty card, tracy! praying for your daughter's fiance. hope you are feeling better too. i've run into several bugs lately...slowly getting better. take care and know that i'm thinking of ya. *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

debby4000 said...

Oh what an adorable, cute card and I absolutely love it.

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!! I love the colours nand all the details. The image is so sweet!! hugs, Marlies

Sheryl said...

This is a beautiful card, beautiful image and fabulous colouring. Good to see you at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon.
Hugs Sheryl xx

Janette said...

Hi Tracy, You didn't go OTT at all with the embellies, it's a gorgeous and very cute card, love it...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Ivonne said...

Your card is gorgeous Tracy! I love every single detail of it!! And I know what you mean, nothing like creating just for the pleasure of it. So glad to hear you are feeling better...yay!! Hugs, Ivonne

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

stunning tracy! i just love the gorgeous colouring and what a sweet image! your pleats look amazing on her :) a gorgeous card as always lovely! xx

Lisa Minckler said...

She slipped under my radar or else I would have been drooling a lot earlier! T, this is beautiful. You made those hearts look like jello. LOL..well, I like jello and they look shiny and wobbly and full of love. Gorgeous coloring and I am taken back again with your flair for layering and adding the most perfect embellishments! I will most certainly keep your daughter's fiance in my prayers for a speedy recovery!
Big hugs to you my friend.
Lisa xx

simply monica said...

Goodness is what this is. Love this Bella stamp I have to get one so now your an enabler lol. Love your coloring everything!! TFS at CI Paints come back next challenge!!

DT Monica

Mau xx said...

Hi Tracy, Love the card, its amazing my friend. Love all the wonderful detail and the image is fabulous.
Hope the Surgery went well, sending lots of prayers for a good recovery xx
Hugs Mau xx

Faye said...

Hello. I Popped by from MIM to see your Beautiful card. Faye

CASTOWNE said...

Didn't you hear the rule...There is NEVER too much bling! LOL! This card is fabulous...not just the bling, but your coloring always shows perfection.

Kim Harper said...

Love this card! It is so well put together and your coloring is gorgeous :)

Debbie said...

Gorgeous image and papers, beautifully done, good luck in our challenge this week at Sweet Stampin'. Debbiex

Jinny Newlin said...

Look at all those glorious textures and details! LOVE that beautiful image, too!

Unknown said...

Five stars *****!! Love your card with all the different layers and embellishments, very elegant:) Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge - good luck! Hugz

Tamie said...

WOW FACTOR!! Your card has it! All of the embellies just look like they belong there. Truly a work of art! I love the touch of the one button too. I need to try creating without a deadline, you go is working for you :). Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

carol said...

oo adorable card, thanks or playing along with our challenge at CRAFT...CRAFTY RIBBONS and CRAFTY CATZ....WOW you covered a lot of challenges this time around x carol

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love these long legged beauties, Tracy and you have prettied her up beautifullly! Hugs, Lesley

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So very glad you found some time to "play" for fun - and wowee, such a fabulous result too!! I do love these stamps and you've showcased her so beautifully. I love it all, especially those adorable butterfies :)
Thinking of your daughter's fiance - hubby and me have been there unfortunately when we were knocked off our beloved Harley :( Hope the surgery goes smoothly.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I am always loving your sweet cards- your coloring talent is fabulous! Love the die cuts you added too! Love MIM- so fun to stop by- I am #65 : )

* Shell B.* said...

Fantastic card Tracy, stunning image & design!

Glad you shared with us this week at Come And Get It Challenge!

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Naomi Johnson said...

A super sweet card. I love all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi x

Sue B said...

Wow! this is stunning Tracey… what a fab image and your colouring is beautiful… I love the papers and layout… and the embellishments are So gorgeous… everything has come together perfectly on this card! :-)
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the Challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Qie said...

Wow.. this is amazing... Thanks for joining us at brown sugar.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

Laura said...

Beautifully coloured!
Thanks for playing at Crafty Ribbons!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW What a fabulous card Tracy! I love the Uptown Girls and your card is stunning! perfect for our Glitz and Glam challenge at Oldie But A Goodie thanks for sharing it with us and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

Unknown said...

Awesome card! Such a lovely image, and you colored her beautifully! Gorgeous layout! Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge Blog.
Ruza, LTC DT

Jenny said...

Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte mit einem total süßen Motiv. Toll.
Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Fairy tale Challenge. Liebe Grüße. Jenny

Natali said...

LOVEEEEEE IT!!!! (I`m not so loud )) lol)
Sweet, Fresh, Gorgeous colours... And buttons look just so cute ))

and thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` ))

Anonymous said...

Wow she is just beautiful. I love the image and the colors you have used are gorgeous to. Thank you for joining us at Fat Pages this fortnight. Abbie (Owner) xx

Geri said...

Absolutely beautiful, Tracy! Love the adorable image and your pretty embellies!!!

Gunn (Merete) said...

Wow, this is amazing. I totally love this. The colors, image and all the details.
Great job on this one.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.

Debra Miller said...

Another WoW card Tracy! Thanks for sharing it with us at Little Miss Muffet! Deb

Sharon said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. I love the image and the colouring is stunning. Love the papers, embellishments and layout. All of it is just fab.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon. x

Hazel said...

Fab card Tracey - beautifully coloured and embellished too.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss this week and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will join us on our next challenge.

Toodle Pip

Hazel x said...

As always Tracy your card is amazing! I especially love the digi!! Thanks for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenge!
Carolyn, DT

Lisette Morris said...

Oooo fantastic card! love the layout! Thanks for joining us at Oozak challenges.

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is such a pretty card! :) Lovely colours and details!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Unknown said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at PCJ this challenge.

Lisa xox

Crafting Vicky said...

wow this is soooooo beautiful. I really love the awesome details and embellishments that you have put on it!!!

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Anonymous said...

Stunning card. So beautiful and perfect. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge!
Kaia, DT

Unknown said...

She's so pretty Tracy! Love the beautiful dies and embellishments you used on this fab card. Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

Sheri Gilson said... all the fabulous detail! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Pink Elephant!
Sheri-TPE DT

Ephemera said...

So beautiful, love your card and all the intricate embellishments, thanks so much for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

Dana Tatar said...

Wow! Gorgeous card! I love all the little details, especially the embossed butterflies. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

Unknown said...

Fantastic card! I love it!

Helen said...

Great card and a really sweet image.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

CaroleAnn said...

Absolutely love this card and so much detail. Love how the butterflies and the heart had a sprinkle of white on them. Congrats on your pick 3 at Inky Chicks! Big Hugs