Friday, February 7, 2014

Guesting at My Craft Spot

My Craft Spot

     A couple of months back I was blessed to win the challenge at My Craft Spot.  Then I received a double blessing when owner Kim asked me to do a guest spot.  Today's projects are what I created using a great stamp set from My Craft Spot called Pattern Blocks.

     The first card I created was this CAS design.  I started with a card base of white and a matting of black.  For the patterned piece I used three of the stamps from the Pattern Block set and stamped them quilt style in three colors of VersaMagic ink.  I added black faux stitching between the blocks with a pen.  For the focal image I stamped a flower and colored it with Distress inks and watercolor pencils on watercolor paper.  A little bit of Stickles was added to the center.  Using a circle die I cut a hole in the quilt pattern and framed it in black.  That whole quilt piece is raised up on foam dots above the image.  The sentiment was stamped onto white.  It comes from the With Deepest Sympathy set.  Lastly I added a bit of ribbon, a bow, and a couple of black buttons.

     CAS design is not my strongest suit so I decided to try for something a little more elaborate and came up with this card.

     The card base is kraft with a mat of cream.  The Pattern Block set works so perfectly for creating a quilted look that I tried that again with a twist.  Using hexagon dies I cut the larger size out in kraft and the smaller in the cream.  Using two colors of VersaMagic ink I stamped the cream pieces with two of the patterns from the stamp set.  I used a plain sheet of copy paper as a base to piece together the hexagons in a quilt pattern.  I thought it made a lovely background for Kady and her dolly from Mo's Digital Pencil.  As embellishments I've added lace, a ribbon bow, some diecut flowers, pearls, and vellum punched butterflies.

      You can find this next card in a separate post here for today.  It uses the  My Craft Spot Small Alphabet dies dies and Tiny Banners and Toppers dies.

     A huge THANK YOU to Kim for inviting me as a Guest Designer.  The products from My Craft Spot are top quality and I know I'll use them over and over again---and be adding lots more to my collection.  I hope you enjoyed the cards.
    Kim has generously offered to let me give away a stamp set from My Craft Spot, so if you'd like to throw your name in the hat for a drawing to win ONE FREE STAMP SET leave me a comment letting me know what your favorite My Craft Spot stamp set is and I'll choose a lucky winner.
    Happy crafting!

Supplies for CAS card:
Paper--Georgia Pacific, Recollections, Strathmore 90 lb. Watercolor
Stamps--My Craft Spot "Pattern Blocks" and "With Deepest Sympathy", Martha Stewart "Clear Camellia" stamps
Ink--Dusty Concord, Milled Lavender, and Wild Honey Distress inks, Mustard Seed Distress Stain, Derwent Watercolor pencils, Faber Castell Pitt pen, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black, Purple Hydrangea, Aegean Blue, and Spanish Olive Versa Magic Dew Drops
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flag Stax
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon,  Yellow Stickles, Walmart buttons

Supplies For Kady card:
Paper--Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, The Paper Studio vellum, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Kady", sentiment from SugarPea Designs "Bushel and a Peck:My Craft Spot "Pattern Blocks"
Ink--VersaMagic Spanish Olive and Pixie Dust chalk ink Dew Drops, Heidi Swapp Mustard inkFrayed Burlap Distress ink, Memento Rich Cocoa, Sakura white gel pen
Copics Used:
skin on girl--E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair on girl--E31, E35, E50, YR20, YR21
clothing on girl--E40, E41, E42, E43, E47, B91, B93, B95,
 B97, B99, R30, R32, R43, C00, C0, C2, C4
skin on doll--E50, E51, E11
hair on doll--E21, E23, E25, E27
clothing on doll--R30, R32, R43, C00, C0, C2, C4
bottle--B0000, B00, E04, E11, E13, R30, R32, R43
grounding--W1, W3, W5
Tools--MFT Die-namics Hexagon Dies, Nestabilities Labels One and Lacey Circles, Memeory Box Fabulous Phlox dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Hobby Lobby Lace, Wal-mart ribbon, Glossy Accents, Pearl stamens from my stash


  1. Tracy, sorry to hear you're still not feeling any better. I pray that you recover soon coz your projects are fabulous!! As for your cards above, need I say more? Just gorgeous!!! My fave stamp would be Pattern blocks too ;-)

  2. Just popped over to My Craft Spot to check them out and think I may have found a new fav spot to shop! Say that 10 times fast haha! Love that hexagon die that you used for the background and great idea to stamp on the cream paper too. My fav stamp set is the Chalkboard sentiments, so cute!

  3. Wow, what a blessing to find your blog this morning. Your work is fabulous. I was checking out your cards at My Craft Spot and I was amazed at your skill in using a quilting pattern to make the background of your 1st card. I was also delighted to see your varying styles (I'm glad you made more than one project to show your many talents). I am happy to be your newest follower!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Melissa M
    M. Miranda Creations

  4. OMG Tracy! Gorgeous cards! Your first card is so elegant, love what you have done with the Pattern Blocks stamp. The sentiment is just perfect. Your second card is stunning! The hexagon dies on the background and again your pattern block stamps look incredibly GORGEOUS! The image is so sweet, now I NEED that image. The flowers and ribbon are the perfect touch. I absolutely looove it! Hugs, ivonne

  5. Holy Cow, WOW! My gosh, these are both SO amazing, Tracy! Your quilted backgrounds are stunning! I love both the faux quilted look and the detailed hexagon look. You are just brilliant! Congrats on your guest designer gig!

  6. You are such a talented lady! First of all, congrats on being a guest designer! What an honor! Second of all, each and every one of your cards is gorgeous! They all have different styles, but I love every single one of them. Third, your coloring skills are amazing! I have never delved into that area of papercrafting but I am seriously in awe of your beautiful coloring. Right now, Big Sentiments is at the top of my MCS want list.

  7. Tracy, so sorry you're not feeling better, still praying for you! Your cards are stunning! Love how you used the Pattern Block set, that would definitely be my favorite. It's so versatile. Hugs!

  8. GORGEOUS cards, Tracy!! I love all of them! I just finished coloring with my watercolor pencils too! Aren't they great fun? I'll be using them much more in the future! :o)
    Oh, and congrats on your great guest spot! :o)

  9. Congrats on your GDT spot Tracy. Your cards are stunning. You have coloured both images perfectly and I especially love the background on your second card, it looks amazing!
    just been looking at all the wonderful stamp sets, I think my favourite is the big sentiments as I love the font.
    hugs Sue xx

  10. I saw your cards over at My Craft Spot and wanted to pop over and congratulate you on the guest designer spot. Your cards are fabulous! I love all of the images you used and your coloring looks amazing! Lots of fun embellishments and details too! I just love those alphabet dies you used and the chalkboard sentiments is one of my favorites!

  11. Clean and simple cards are a favorite of mine when they're done creatively, and yours fits that perfectly. Love the contrast the bit o'black provides with the beautiful coloring. But...I love the birthday card with the sweet image, floral accent and the patterns on both cards. Sorry I can't pick a favorite. Hugs, Kathy

  12. Your cards are gorgeous! Love your coloring skills!

  13. Hi Tracy,
    Your cards are all just gorgeous! I love the pattern blocks stamp set for the background on the first card! The colors are so pretty and the flower is beautiful!
    The second card-wow, the hexagon die is so fun and again the stamping is amazing! I LOVE the sweet image and all the extra's-simply gorgeous!
    The last fun and perfect for Valentine's day....I love the fun image, beautiful papers, fun trimming and gorgeous flower! Your attention to detail is fabulous!!! Congrats on GD at My Craft Spot....fabulous job!
    Sherrie K
    My Craft Spot DT member

  14. Your cards are all absolutely gorgeous! I am amazed at all of the beautiful things you did with the pattern block stamps! Your flowers and images are all so pretty!

    Thanks for being such an awesome guest designer at My Craft Spot!


  15. Great job showing off these My Craft Spot's amazing stamps... Your cards are amazing!
    I think my fav My Craft Spot stamp is their newest Chalkboard sentiments stamp.
    Thanks for the chance to win :)

  16. Ok, I came by earlier to leave you a comment, but I have finally had a chance to go through the store and my favorite My Craft Spot stamp set is Chalkboard Sentiments. There are so many good ones there that it took me a bit to decide. Again thank you for so much inspiration!!!

    Blessings and Hugs,
    Melissa M

  17. I think after seeing your wonderful creations my new favorite stamp set is Pattern Blocks!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  18. They are all just stunning but I must admit, that the sweet little girl birthday card is my fav. She's so very cute and the background is incredible with the flowers!

  19. Your cards are amazing!!! I just love how you made the quilt pattern... WOW!! I really like several of their stamps but the Big Sentiment Birthday set is one I would love to add to my collection. Thanks so much for sharing. AJ@queenofmynest

  20. Goodness me, these are both awesome Tracy! Your patchwork backgrounds are amazing, really love how you used those patterns, such great colours and diversity here! Your expressions certainly have left an impression ;-) MCSS does have a splendid array of fab stamps, but if I had to pick one fave, it would be the Chalkboard Sentiments! Hugs, Ira x
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  21. WOW, these cards are AMAZING. I love what you did with those sweet little background stamps. Your coloring is AWESOME too! I just LOVE all of these. My favorite stamp set right now is the Tasty Treats stamp set. Hugs- Glora

  22. Stunning cards once again ... I love the image of that little girl and her dolly!

  23. Stunning cards once again ... I love the image of that little girl and her dolly! Congrats on your GD spot!

  24. Super cards all of them :) Lovely to see the variety of work you do. Congrats on the well deserved guest spot!

  25. Wow, GF!! These are all amazing !! I absolutely love the first card w: the brilliant colors -- & amazing depth!! It's a winner !!!
    Congrats on card #2 @ scs !!! So proud of you, girlie !! Awesome awesome work !! :))
    I'll be checking out card 3 in moments.., lol !!
    I do like all of the fun mini banners from my craft spot. Can't pick a fave... :))

  26. Loved, loved, loved your hexagon card! These cards with a quilty feel are so adorable. My favorite CS stamp has to be the Chalkboard Sentiments. So cool with all those mixed fonts!

  27. Fabulous, as usual, artwork! I love the Pattern Block!

  28. I'm on the floor!!!! I love, love, love your cards here! The CAS is so different for you, but seeing that one gorgeous flower so prominent is wonderful, BUT that second little cutie oh my gosh....that had me smiling from ear to ear. The hexagon background is sensational Hick!! Geeze much I love this one :)


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