Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Need a Lift?

     This card is dedicated to anyone who needs a pick-me-up (pun intended! LOL)  We can all use a little love from our friends from time to time.
     I haven't played with this stamp in a long time and when I saw the House Mouse challenge I knew I wanted to dig it out and use it.  Speaking of digging--I've been diggin in my craft closet.  Actually I've been organizing.  My daughter needed to store something in there and there just was nowhere to put it.  Finding a space required a thorough cleaning and rearranging.  So . . . I bought yet another one of those handy dandy plastic multiple drawers towers and commenced to filling it up. (that didn't take long)  I actually went through my scrap boxes and separated all the small stuff from the big.  Now I have to go through that and get rid of all the stuff you say "oh I might use that" but never do. [grin}
     Anyway, I just had to take a break in the cleaning this morning and make a card.  The little bears are from the HM Gruffies line and they are colored with Copic markers.  I was a good girl and used some of those scraps I sorted for the papers.  There's some hemp cord and a big button that I did Audrey Petit style.
     You guys would have gotten a huge laugh this morning if you could have watched me struggling to get that silly sentiment made.  The measuring part of  my brain had obviously not woken up yet.  LOL
     Hope all your crafting projects are going well.  I've been working like a mad woman to get all my DT projects done before my hubby and I take off for two weeks of much looked forward to vacation out west.
Hope you like the card.  It's very simple, but the meaning is worth it's weight in gold!
     I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Lady Bug Crafts Ink TLT--going dotty
House Mouse--travel
Lexi's Creations--friendship
Pile It On--time to travel
Art Impression Stamps--you animal

     This is my third post for today so if you missed my card for Papercraft Star or my tutorial for The Kraft Journal, please scroll down.


Papers:  Moxie, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic Express-it Blending Card
Stamp:  Stampabilities Gruffies "Wheelbarrow Ride"
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
              bears E41, E43, E47, E93
              wheelbarrow Y21, Y26, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9
              flower E07, E08, Y21, Y26
              grass G82, G85, YG67
 Tools:  Martha Stewart Cornice edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Darice 100% natural Hemp Cord from Kraft Outlet, Offray ribbon, Basic Grey button


Christine said...

Wow Tracy defo got the Travel theme sure enough with this awesome HM creation love the rich colour combo & that image is perfect..LOVE it.

Thanks for sharing with us at HM & Friends Monday chall this wk..hope to see you soon.

smiles Christine xx

Lisa Jane said...

Oh this is fabulous - and just perfect for us ladybugs this week as we have a few members who certainly do need a lift .
That image is just adorable and i love the dotty papers. A real outdoors feel t your card
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Mrs.B said...

Great card, love the layout with this image. Great papers and colouring.
Thanks for joinng HM & Friends Monday challenge - Avril - Guest Designer

Glenda Atkins said...

Wonderful card, just love the image and how you coloured the bears -wow! Pretty nice background paper and layout too. Thanks for joining the challenge at Lexi's Creations this fortnight.

scrapperjulia said...

Very Cute! Love your colouring and the papers! Thanks for joining us at The House Mouse and Friends Challenge!
Julia-Guest DT

Anita said...

Fabulous card. I love that image and your coloring is fantastic. Thanks for joining in the LCI Challenge this week.

Sue said...

Your coloring of this adorable stamp is awesome, just pops off the paper!!! Love the sentiment too, worth all the work. Thanks for sharing your card with us at the House mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. Nicely done.

Sue Drees

cowboydutrem said...

This is a lovely card. Putting the image at an angle but the text straight is a great idea, love the effect. Thanks for playing in the "going dotty" challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink!

papertrails leaver said...

This is cute as can be! I like the texture of it! :-) Amy

Unknown said...

Oh my goodness.. This is so cute.. I have so many MH stamps.. This makes me want to pull them out..

Hugs, Linda

Saron said...

Beautifull card!! Thanks for joining Art Impressions Challenge#14!!

Unknown said...

Might be my husband and I after a hard day's work in the garden, LOL! Love your card and I'm glad you took out that "old" stamp Tracy! Yes, you have been working really really hard, it's about time to relax. Happy to hear that you're taking a break! Have a great time!! Hugs, Ira

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

This is so adorable, in fact, it just make me feel warm and fuzzy inside, what a pretty card!

Nancy said...

Oh, I really love this one Tracy! Yay for organizing!! It's one of my favorite things to do!! Have a wonderful vacation, my friend! You deserve it! :o)

Heather said...

Fabulous card, I love these Gruffies and your colouring of them is fantastic, I love your spotty papers!!

So glad you joined us at Mouse Mouse and Friends,
Heather xx

Suzanne C said...

How cute is that? So sweet! Lovely sentiment and design. The coloring is fab!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-)the image is just soo cute and the sentiment is perfect, great play on words :-)

thanks for joining us on the HM&F Monday Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Lisa said...

So sweet! Wonderful coloring! Thanks for joining us at HM&F Challenge!

Sue from Oregon said...

So glad you stopped the organizing long enought to play along with House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge. This creation is just darling and so beautifully colored! Sue K

Miria said...

Very cute card, Tracy! Thank you for joining Lexi's Creations, hugs, Miria