Saturday, June 7, 2014

A call away


     You've all probably thought I've been a world away.  In a lot of ways I guess I have.  I needed a bit of a break from crafting and this last couple of months have been so jam packed with things going on within my family I had other things to focus on.  I continue to improve healthwise, but in doing so I have come to realize just how much time I was spending buried in crafting and there are so many other things out there I want and need to do too.  No, I am not giving up card making.  That's my creative outlet.  I just have to find a balance.  My postings will start picking up again.  I have lots of projects coming up to share with you from SugarPea, Mo, Stamping Bella, and Art Impressions.
     Today's card was made with SugarPea Designs "Tin Can Chat".  I just used one of the little girls in the set and did some fun layering.

Sweet-P-Collection-Tin-Can-Chat

     Don't forget Wendy is having a DT Call for new Peas and she also has a great sale going on right now at the SugarPea store.

Summer-Sale-Slideshow

     Enjoy your weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--SugarPea Designs "Tin Can Chat"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black,Ranger Jet Black Archival, Copics, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Simply Scallops, Nestabilities Standard Cercles, Fiskars Circle Cutter
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, Martha Stewart ribbon, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, button from my stash

22 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

Lovely to see you posting again... and what a super card too! Jo x

Jennyfer L said...

Glad to hear you're ok and you'll continue to craft. Health is more important and its good you took time off for it :-) Beautiful creation as always!

Anja said...

Welcome back, Tracy! Although I've missed you, I'm glad you're doing fine and I totally agree that there are other things besides card making. I think health and family come first and if you needed a break from crafting why not taking it. Hope you've enjoyed the time just doing other stuff.
Lovely card, I especially like her dress!

Have a nice weekend, my friend!
Hugs, Anja

Geri Neumann said...

Well Hello Sunshine! So happy to log on and see your post! Another wonderful Tracy card to start the weekend off right. Happy you're feeling better, and taking time to do other things you love. Welcome back! Hugs, Geri N

Ros Crawford said...

So glad things are getting better ... you just relax and have some fun!

Geri said...

What an adorable greeting of support and friendship this is, Tracy! It really is so very sweet! I'm right there with you, too, my friend. Having been forced to step away from blogging made me realize how much of my time and life it was consuming. Can't afford to go back to that again. Now…the trick of finding that balance. Won't be easy, but it's a top priority. Love ya, girl…and I've missed ya while we've both been away!

Marlies said...

A lovely card, so sweet and adorable and a beautiful design. Take care of yourself! hugs, Marlies

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. I love the sweet image, pretty papers and fabulous layout.
I can totally relate to how you are feeling right now (I too will be blogging less frequently for a while as there have been some big changes in my personal life.) I am relieved that you are not giving up card making, you always give me so much inspiration.
take care, hugs Sue xx

Melissa said...

So cute, love the layout of this card as well as your color and paper combo!

Sanja Grdinić said...

I love it so much! Great papers & great stamp. :)
Have an awesome day, Tracy...

Sanja Grdinić said...

I love it so much! Great papers & great stamp. :)
Have an awesome day, Tracy...

Danni said...

Sending you big hugs!!

What a fabulous card, just too sweet!

Lesia Cook said...

Cute Cute Cute! I am so glad I don't have that image because I know I would be trying to mimic you again. I am a fan of all your work. Hugs Lesia

Joann Burton said...

Glad to hear you are better. Your card is just adorable. I love it and look forward to all those wonderful projects coming up...Hugs, joann

Ira Huberts said...

Well said Tracy! Couldn't agree more, health is everything! Your card is super adorable, she's a regular cutie! Hugs and take care, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Pam said...

Such a sweet card! Love all those layers. I'm so glad your health is improving. Finding that balance is tough, but you'll do it.

Calypso's Crafts said...

I know exactly how you feel. I took a month off and I realized the same way. So I wish you the best in finding your balance. I love your card today!!! Love that sweet little girl.

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, hun, I totally relate. We're here when you want to be. And what a doll! Totally in love with her polka dot dress, and that sentiment... Swoon!

Nonni said...

SO cute... I love her dotty dress and this layout. xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

I understand the need to step back a bit and re-assess your priorities. That is super important to do, but I'm glad you're not giving up card making entirely, as we would sure miss you!! :)
Your card is absolutely adorable! I LOVE the soft papers and love all your layers! The bit of scallops on the side is so pretty, as are the pearls, trim, and button. And how cute is that sweet little image? Her polka dotty dress makes me smile, and the coloring is just stellar! Absolutely in awe of all the highlights in her hair!

Lisa M said...

Good for you! Do your things that make you happy and just tease us every now and then with a new card :)
She's adorable and it's so great to hear your health is improving!
Big hugs,
Twang

Katie Sims said...

And yet another adorable card, Tracy! Your image is darling and as always your layout and coloring are incredible. I would so love to just sit and watch you create! :)