Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Life is Brighter


     Normally I would have posted this card yesterday with the start of the new challenge at There She Goes.  However, I did all those TSG projects last week and then got caught up with those crazy Girlfriends that I just had to take a little break.  So here I am today with my card for TSG.  This week we want to see you "Just Because" cards.  You know, a card to say hi or what's up.  No special occasion, just because you can.
     I've used am image and sentiment from the "Lighten Up" set paired with this weeks Mojo Monday sketch.  I'm not totally happy with the card.  I think it needed a little something else, but frankly after I turned on the TV and saw what had happened in Boston I kind of lost my desire to craft.
     Older Trendsetter cards from this stamp set and two others are being featured on the blog this week and on Friday I'll be back with another brand new card using one of the sets to share with you.
     Hope you have a great Tuesday.  Let's keep all those touched by yesterdays tragedy in our thoughts and prayer.

Supplies:  Papers--My Mind's Eye "Sunshine", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--There She Goes Clear Stamps "Lighten Up"; Ink--Copics; Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips; Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Wal-mart button, Kaisercraft rhinestones

28 comments:

  1. Beautifully done, Tracy! Love those papers and your "table" - very clever!

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  2. Stunning card Tracy. I love the image and the papers are gorgeous. Such a beautiful sentiment too.
    Hugs Sue xx

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  3. Oh wow, I love the papers and the layout! The sentiment and the image are so great, super combo. :)

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  4. Tracy, I think what impresses me most about your cards is your exceptional use of DP's. And, of course, your coloring, but that little table under the lamp is so perfect! Hugs!

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  5. Such a great card my friend. Loving the design.

    Hugs~

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  6. Oooo! I just love your mix of patterns here, girl! And that sentiment is PERFECT!

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  7. Somehow it strikes me as symbolic, your card... It shows that there's always light, even after the horrible things that happened in Boston... my thoughts and prayers go out to you all... I think it's beautiful Tracy, the way your card turned out! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  8. A beautiful, elegant card! A lovely design and such a sweet sentiment! hugs, Marlies

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  9. Fabolous card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous. I love your "shelf"!

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  11. There you go again Tracy...These layers are beautiful...Your stitching is just perfect. Lovely, my friend...joann sassy raggedy

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  12. This is beautiful Tracy. I don't hink it needs anything else at all. The black really makes this card pop! I'm guessing the lampshade is paper pieced?? Looks fabulous :)
    Hugs xx

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  13. Love the My Mind's Eye papers, your sentiment and pretty image.
    I agree... hard to create with so much heartbreak. Sending a big hug your way!

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  14. This is darling!! Love your paper pieced lamp, color scheme, and those wonderful papers!! How did it feel to do very little coloring on a card? LOL! :)

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  15. Quite handsome! Your designs are always fresh and unique w/a fabulous eye for details!

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  16. This is so cool! Love the vintage feel and the tab and button is a great combo!

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  17. A great card Tracy - love your design, so beautiful and creative! Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  18. Such a beautiful and elegant design, Tracy! Fabulous layers and papers, and I love all the paper piercing. So clever how you created a "stand" for that lamp, too!

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  19. Oh I love this card. Very nice creation.

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  20. Well...I'm very happy with this card and think you did a wonderful job! :o)

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  21. Oh, my goodness...how sweet is this! And elegant, too, though! Love that trendy little lamp and the gorgeous colors you've put it with, Tracy! Beautiful card, my friend!!!

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  22. No, it needs nothing..the design is perfectly coordinated and the little center piece under the lamp looks like a wonderful table with a small doily or runner...I love it!
    I'm with you Chica. The events in the news this week just zapped us all. Unbelievable, and now the fertilizer plant...it's just heartbreaking to think of all these families and victims.

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  23. Beautiful card! I love the fabulous papers and the colors, so elegant! Hugs, Ivonne

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  24. Another fabulous card ... beautiful design

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  25. Tracy, this card just amazing!!! Something magical on it. Great layers.
    Hugs,
    Natali

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  26. You say you are not totally happy with this card but I think it's MAGNIFICENT! It's a brilliant sketch and your image and paper choices are perfect. I love it! I loved your fun Girlfriends cards too but I'm really pushed to get around my blog buddies because I'm so far behind and this card caught my eye! Hugs, Lesley

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