Sunday, March 3, 2013

Are you hungry now?


     Did you see the big announcements last week at the There She Goes blog?  Some of our wonderfully talented team members have left us and we have a brand new crop of super talented newbies joining us.  One of them is Vera Yates of Ling's Design Studio.  She's our hostess for this weeks new challenge at TSG which is to use ONLY black cardstock for your matting.
     I had already decided to do something with the chef and a menu board when my friend Kim posted an awesome card that TOTALLY inspired me and I had to case it a bit.  She used the sheet of paper from the October Afternoon 5 & Dime pad with the great menu boards on it.  Perfect!  I'd forgotten I even had that pad.  Thanks again Kim for the wonderful inspiration!
   It's really amazing to see how much black matting changes the look of your project and of course it won't work on everything, but we'd love to see what you come up with so get out your crafty goodies and play along.  Our winner will get a $5.00 gift certificate to the TSG store and there are SOOOOO many cute stamps sets in there you won't have a hard time finding something you love.
     You can check out todays post at the blog for links to the cards my team mates have created for inspiration and if you need another example you can check out my previous card here or my little aviator card here from last week.

Supplies:  Paper--October Afternoon "5 & Dime", My Mind's Eye "Dilly Dally", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--There She Goes Clear Stamps "Bon Appetit"; Ink--Copics, Versamark; Tools--Fiskars Circle Cutter, Sizzix Decorative Corners, MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Banners, sewing machine; Miscellaneous--Stampendous white embossing powder, Michael's buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Offray lace

41 comments:

  1. This is adorable Tracy....I'll have apple pie with ice cream please! (do you deliver??)
    Hugs, Renee

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  2. Ah...this is just too coll!!! What a great card! Love it!! MMhh....and now I will have some coffe =)...unfortunately without Apple Pie.
    Martina

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  3. Awesome card! I love all the black matting,it just makes everything pop!I've got to try that soon too. I've never seen that October Afternoon paper and will need to hunt some down now.

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  4. Oh what a brilliant, fun card Tracy.
    luv
    Debby

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  5. Brilliant card Tracy. I love the image. The papers, layout and details are wonderful and all work so well together
    hugs Sue

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  6. Awesome take on the challenge, Tracy! Love the elements - all matches perfectly!

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  7. Tracy, I love your chef's menu which totally is in pair with this week's challenge!

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  8. LOVE the way you've created the menu board with the OA papers. Perfect match! Adorable!!!

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  9. Wonderful!! I love it.
    Apple pie (Hot) and ice-cream please,but must be delivered by you...ok
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  10. fabulous card Tracy,love the layout and details.
    Kim x
    PS: I made a card using one of your great tutorials & put it on my blog with a link to yours! hope you don't mind? x

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  11. Yes...I'm hungry now! lol I'm waiting for my morning coffee to brew and now I'll have to find something sweet to have with it! lol Fabulous card, my friend! I always like seeing that cute chef! Have a wonderful week! :o)

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  12. Just the perfect card for my lunch break *lol*.
    Hugs and smiles, Anja

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  13. I'm actually not hungry (surprise!) but I will take that cutie-pie chef to go. He looks so proud and eager to have us sample his baking. Fabulous card design. The layout is exceptional. It's another of your wonderful cards that makes me happy just looking at it :)Your talent is amazing, Tracy.

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  14. I want to frame and hang this in my kitchen!! I LOOVE what you've done here and I also ran right over to see Kim's chef too. I'm in Heaven...chefs everywhere!!! :D
    hugs,
    T

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  15. The black makes everything absolutely pop, and your use of it here is fabulous, Tracy! This is adorable! So, so fun and brilliantly detailed, too!

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  16. Oh, I love how this came together, Tracy...perfect and so cleverly designed!!! Your little chef is so cute, too!!!

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  17. You're amazing! Great use of that paper pad too!!

    Hugs
    Tracy

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  18. Fabolous card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  19. He's a superchef Tracy! And I really love those diecuts you used, terrific card idea! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  20. WOW!!! What a stunner this is ... Beautifully done

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  21. I couldn't wait to see what you were making with that OA paper. Fantastic card! Love your layout and the parts of the paper you decided to cut out! Thanks for the props! (nice words you said in your blogpost, hahaha!)

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  22. What a cute card. I just love that cook. All the papers and colors go so well together. I LOVE it.

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  23. Wauw a fab card! I love it all! hugs, Marlies

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  24. Your card is so cute!
    Beautiful details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  25. LOVE this card, so awesome! That adorable chef is just what I've been looking for! I give you an A+ for being the most wonderful enabler, LOL! Hugs

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  26. Wauw what a great card.
    I have just had my diner but when i see this card i almost got hungry in some sweet apple pie.
    Thinking of that i do got some over in the fridge.

    But that baker is so fun to watch.
    It remains me of my old boss.
    I was a baker some years ago and my old boss had just a belly like your little guy.

    It brings good memory's to me when i look to this card.
    I love the image of the prices.
    Is it a whole set the prices with the little baker??

    Great Job on the card.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Soon Han

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  27. Wauw what a great card.
    I have just had my diner but when i see this card i almost got hungry in some sweet apple pie.
    Thinking of that i do got some over in the fridge.

    But that baker is so fun to watch.
    It remains me of my old boss.
    I was a baker some years ago and my old boss had just a belly like your little guy.

    It brings good memory's to me when i look to this card.
    I love the image of the prices.
    Is it a whole set the prices with the little baker??

    Great Job on the card.

    Have a wonderful day.

    Soon Han

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  28. Tracy, I love it! The little chef is adorable and I love all the colors and the buttons! Hugs, Hanneke

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  29. Oh, I LOVE this Tracy. The black is inspired and is perfect for this.

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  30. Well actually I am and even more now. hee hee Very cute and yes black matting is awesome!

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  31. GREAT job Tracy! Your card is so stinkin' adorable.

    Tracey J.

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  32. Love the black matting - so dramatic! Such fab papers and what a great chef - he has the perfect physique of a chef too :)

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  33. What a great card Tracy, love the design - so cool!
    And Yes! I'll have an Apple Pie with my cup of coffee please:)
    Have a great day!
    Hugs Kjersit:)

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  34. LOVE it Tracy! Your little chef is coloured to perfection. I avoid colouring 'white' if I can...you've done a great job :)
    Hugs xx

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  35. Yes, hungry for many other cards from you! This one is just gorgeous! Once more, all goes so well together!
    A pure harmony!

    Rosi x

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  36. Another fab card Tracy! Your cards are some of the best anywhere, I'm sure you'll do well with your new store. Congrats!
    Luv, Babs

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