Saturday, April 27, 2013

Just smile


     Like the title says . . . just smile!  You have to because all those April showers bring us tons of beautiful blooms just like the one Lolly has in her pot.
     It was so gorgeous here today.  We had the doors open (after hubby finished cutting the grass) and the fans going.  Everything is greening up.  It's just my favorite time of year.  I was a bit ahead on DT commitments so I decided to have a little play time.  I love the Sketch Saturday sketches and rarely miss a week of not using one on one of my projects.  This card used the new one that just posted today.
     Most of my cards this week have been fairly CAS, but I pulled out a few gadgets and goodies for this one.  Lots of die cuts and some glittery Stickles for her rain coat.  For the umbrella I used a Prismacolor fine line marker after I'd colored it with Copics to add the red dots.  Then I went back in with a white gel pen and dotted each one.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sketch Saturday--sketch
7 Kids College Fund--April Showers
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Marker Pop--April Showers

     Hope Lolly makes you smile and that you have a wonderful weekend!

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "Jack and Jill", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Stamping Bella "Lolly and Her Brolly", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "Oh Snap"; Ink--Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Red Fine Line Marker, Sakura white gel pen; Tools--Sizzix Decorative Corners, EK Success Retro Flower punches, Tim Holtz On the Edge File Tabs die, Memory Box Tender Leaves  and Classic Scallop dies, MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish, sewing machine; Miscellaneous--Diamond Stickles, Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles, Glossy Accents, Recollections pearls

32 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Tracy. Love the image and your wonderful design. hugs, pat k x

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  2. Stunning card, love the colours Tracy.

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  3. You do such a lovely job with these images! Love her rain coat! Beautiful flowers and love the pearl in the corner piece! Perfect sentiment to!

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  4. Gorgeous card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  5. Sooooo gorgeous Tracy, yes this card really does make me smile - a lot!
    I LOVE that image, your colouring is amazing - espcially the umbrella and the papers are so cheery. The red flowers are perfect.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Fabulous card Tracy...fabulous colouring and love the lanky image, she is gorgeous, love all the details and colours.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  7. A beautiful card! Such a lovely image, she realy makes me smile! hugs, Marlies

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  8. Oh that is stunning, Tracy! I love the bling and the flowers are perfect!

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  9. absolutely gorgeous Tracy...might need to get that stamp too!!

    Fi
    x

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  10. Oh, such a pretty card, Tracy!!! It's the perfect weather here as well, my favorite season for sure! :-)Have a beautiful Sunday!

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  11. Your card is gorgeous!
    Beautiful colours and cute image:)
    Lovely details.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  12. And that's exactly what I'm doing upon seeing this little beauty here Tracy! Lovely matching papers, so pretty... Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  13. just love this one Tracy! your colouring is fabulous as always and those papers are gorgeous!
    Kim x

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  14. Totally gorgeous Tracy! Miss Lolly is adorable :) Love the papers...the aqua & red look fabulous together.
    Hugs xx

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  15. Miss Lolly is so adorable. Love her red boots. The papers are perfect, love all your finishing details.

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  16. oooh! I love this lady ... love how you get the shading just so perfect ... what a pretty card ... It's been sunny here but still cold!

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  17. Would you believe me if I told you that my legs are just as long and skinny as hers? haha That's a fabulous image and you've created a gorgeous card! One of my favorite color combinations! Sunday blessings to you, my friend! :o)

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  18. Lolly totally makes me smile! And so does you entire design here, Tracy! Such beautiful layered flowers, and such an amazing coloring job. Love the glittered accents, and the polka dots you added to the umbrella are just genius. You even had paper with raindrops and umbrellas. Brilliant!

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  19. Love this color combination, Tracy, and that image is a hoot! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

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  20. I love the wonderful papers you have used Tracy and the image is adorable. Just a delightful card. joann sassy raggedy

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  21. Just love your cards Tracy and this one is adorable! Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Kathy

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  22. Good to see you feeling better, Tracy! This card is not really a card. It's a work of art! Awesome in every way!!

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  23. What a fab image and you colored her up so gorgeously. Impressive card - makes me want to go make some more cards before the weekend is over. Beautiful work here!

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  24. So, so SWEET, Tracy! LOVE the turquoise and red, and your papers fit the theme of your image perfectly!

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  25. Gorgeous, adorable card and pretty colours too.
    luv
    Debby

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  26. Adorable! Love the stamp and colors! :)

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  27. Totally gorgeous! Love the turquoise and red combo and the image is lovely (must get some soon!). Fab card design, awesome colouring and perfectly put together :)

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  28. Happy happy happy...knowing that this card is a just for you...makes me smile! The embellishments are phenomenal, but as usual, your coloring style sends me over the moon! BEAUTIFUL card. Only one question, is she ready for rain or snow??? HA! I just put my outdoor tent up, silly me. What was I thinking? It's May, of course it's gonna snow!

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  29. Gorgeous card, love the image and your background papers. Thanks for playing along with Sketch Saturday this week, Niki xx

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  30. WOW Tracy, this is sooo beautiful! I LOVE LOVE those papers and the bright colors. Amazing coloring as always. Love it! Hugs, Ivonne

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  31. Tracy so very pretty, love the colors and your beautiful coloring. Love the way you did the dots on her coat and umbrella. Thank you for playing at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com. I am looking for a way to get in touch with you. My email is sweater32@aol.com. Hugz

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  32. Love your coloring and the card is fabulous!! Thank you for playing along in our challenge at http://7kidschallengeblog.blogspot.com. Hugs, Rosie

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