Friday, March 8, 2013

Clownin' around

     Thanks so much for all your sweet words on the passing of my beautiful furbaby.  Having to make that decision has traumatized me so badly I doubt I will ever get another dog.  I just couldn't go through that again.  I appreciate your love, hugs, and thoughts and prayers more than you know.
     Enough sad stuff, let's move on to something chipper, happy, and VERY colorful.


     Torico is celebrating Birdie Brown's second birthday this month and she has a couple of fun challenges for the month.  The first one is a birthday challenge using a Birdie Brown image so I pulled out this adorable little clown to play with.  Lots of bright colors here so you may need some sunglasses to view this post.
     I just had to have this fabulous photo frame die from Lil' Inkers.  I love their stitched edge dies.  When Linda came up with a "Frame It" challenge this week at Catered Crop I knew it was time to put the die to use.  We'd love to have you pop over and share your framed creations with us for the challenge.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Sisterhood of Crafters--birthday
The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop--burthday
Eclectic Ellapu--something for a child
Pile It On--birthday

     Happy Birthday Birdie Brown!

Supplies:  Paper--American Crafts, MFT, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Birdie Brown, sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"; Ink--Copics, Ranger Jet Black Archival ink, Sakura white gel pen; Tools--Lil' Inker Designs Photo Frame die, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banners, sewing machine; Miscellaneous--buttons from my stash, Kraft Outlet Bakers Twine

45 comments:

  1. Oh Tracy, I'm so sorry to hear your sad news :o( This must be so very hard for you - wish I could ease your pain. You're in my thoughts and I'm sending you the biggest hugs!
    Anja

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  2. Totally forgot to mention that I love your colorful and happy card! Those Lil' Inkers Dies are gorgeous (I wish shipping would be cheaper).
    Hugs, Anja

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  3. YOur card is so bright and happy it'll put a smile on anyone's face.

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  4. such a fun bright card tracy :) she is too cute and i love that polaroid frame. big hugs to you and hope you are doing ok xxx

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  5. Tracy, what awful news ~ I am so sorry for your loss ~ I still have not got over losing my Beardie boy 4 years ago, but I have three other dogs and they cheer me up when I get down for whatever reason. I hope you do get another dog sometime ~ it does get easier I have been there. Hugs ~ Bev xx

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  6. Oh love this, Tracy - fun and bright just how a birthday card should be!

    My sympathies for your loss, Tracy. I can't imagine life with mine. :(

    Big hugs
    Mary xxxx

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  7. This card is so bright and fun. The layered papers are just perfect for this little guy who is doing his best-est to make you smile. You are welcome to sit at my table while I do mixed media if I can sit at yours while you are creating these beautiful and so-creative cards :) I'm always learning from you, Tracy. Sending another hug...just 'cuz.

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  8. Such a bright and happy card, Tracy! Your colored clown is fabulous fun, and I really like that great die! I hope you have a great weekend! Spending it doing whatever brings you joy! :o)

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  9. Oh, what a happy card. Love the bright colours, this guy makes you smile. Fabulous colouring and love your layout.

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  10. Oh Tracy, that brought me to tears. I wanted to tell you how much I loved your last card and this one, but my heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers and thoughts. Words just aren't enough to mend the loss of such a great friend. I'm so sorry.
    Big hugs to you,
    Lisa x

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  11. Oh, Tracy, I am SO, SO sorry about your little fur baby! Sending giant ((hugs)) to you!
    Your card is absolutely adorable. LOVE the coloring. The detail just in the hair alone is amazing. Fabulous shading, too, and I love all the bright and happy papers. SO cute!

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  12. Such a gorgeous bright and cheerful card Tracy. I love the image, wonderful colours and fabulous layout.
    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue xx

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  13. I love bright and cheery, so I'm not toning down this happy card behind my sunglasses. Your coloring is wonderful...as usual. Love your dps and that fabulous stitched die. Another winner!

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  14. This card is so awesome! Love those bright, cheerful colors and the image is so adorable! Love how you used polka dots on his tie to echo the paper. Hugs

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  15. Ugh! I'm so sorry! I cannot even imagine. Sigh. Sending big hugs your way! Your card tells another story, though. It's so bright and cheery and full of life! Have a blessed weekend, my dear!

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  16. Fabulous coloring and design on this fun creation Tracy! Love the stitching too! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BIRTHDAY’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  17. Aborable birthday card! Love the little clown and all the wonderful colors. :)

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  18. How cute! Awesome image and coloring.

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  19. This happy and bright card would make anyone smile, Tracy! Love the papers and the adorable clown!

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  20. Such a fun card Tracy and love the fresh colors!!
    Big XXX Heidy

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  21. Perfect clown card love it xx Jan

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  22. It´s good to see you creating happy cards Tracy, even though you must miss your darling dog so badly... What a sweet clown he is, lovely bright card! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  23. what a cute colourful clown Tracy! love the layout.
    Kim x

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  24. Hi Tracy, I am SO very sorry to hear about your loss. It is the worst thing losing an animal. My thoughts are with you x
    Gorgeous bright card too, hope that can put a smile on your face!
    Laura xx

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  25. Great card so bright and cheerful, love the clown image x Susan x

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  26. This is a fab creation. Thanks for sharing with us Eclectics.
    Elaine aka Ellapu

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  27. This is such a happy, bright card Tracy...makes me smile just looking at it :)
    Big hugs xx

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  28. How wonderfully cheerful! He has me smiling! Love the Polaroid frame!

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  29. This is so sweet! Love the papers and the bright colors, the image is so cute and it is perfectly colored. Sooo beautiful! Hugs, Ivonne

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  30. Hi Tracy, I love this image and card. I needed something bright and cheery...I said the same thing about my precious dog when we had to put him to sleep. But took me about a year before I got the ache to get another. I have to check out that stitched die. I love it. joann sassy raggedy

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  31. I love this cheerful card, Tracy!! Your coloring is beautiful as always and I love that you used yellow thread for stitching.
    Thank you for playing along with Birdie Brown's birthday celebration!

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  32. Ooh this clown is so lovely! Such a cute and happy card :) Hugs Anneke

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  33. So cute and love the vibrant and cheery colors too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge

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  34. Yay!! He really makes me smile ... such a beautiful colourful creation ... lovely design

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  35. Your clown is too cute. You can't help but smile when you see him..

    Great BIG HUGS to you my friend.

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  36. Tracy, your projects always delight me. I especially love this one as I love to clown around a bit myself. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.~Trisha - aka "Pokey-Dot the Clown"

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  37. This is absolutely adorable, so bright, so happy!!!!!

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  38. What a beautiful and funny card! This clown really makes me smile! Love those bright colours.
    Rosi x

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  39. So Cheery and Sweet! Love the bright springy colors and your Clown is colored up so Fabulously too! Love this Fun little Fellow! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  40. Perfect classic birthday card!!! Bright, cheery and beautiful!!!

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  41. such a beautiful and fun card, Tracy!
    Thanks for joining us at the Pretty Little Ribbon challenge.

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  42. Oh, I am so so sorry for your loss... such a sad thing to go through. I love your card though - gorgeous!

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