Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Welcome Spring!

     The posting of this card just happens to coincide with the first day of Spring.  YAY!  I'm saying yay, but if it keeps going like it has been, once again we're going to go straight from what little winter we had right into summer.  Ugh!
     Well Miss Chickie looks cool as a cucumber and cute as can be to boot!  So it must be a pleasant spring in her neck of the woods.  :-)  If this image looks kind of familiar, it was drawn by the same artist who drew the adorable little Teddy Bear with the shamrock I used last week, the very talented Mabelle R.O., owner of Whimsy and Stars Studio Stamps.  If you haven't taken a look around her etsy store you really should cause she has some of THE cutest stamps.  Fun little critters and adorable characters.  I've been admiring them for a while after seeing them on the uber-talented Cheryl Gorka's blog, She Stamps.  Well, now I get to be teamies with Cheryl because Mabelle has invited me to be a part of her design team!  Yippee!  I'm so excited about getting to use these adorable images.  :-)
     This is my debut card and you can find it along with samples from the rest of the team at the Whimsy and Stars blog so hop on over and check them out.
     A special thanks for all the comments on yesterdays card.  I'm so glad that it gave you all a chuckle.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafters Companion--spring
Cupcake Craftroom--spring bouquet
Johanna Sheen--spring is in the air
Sundays with Chrissy--animals
Stampin Sisters in Christ--related to the new season
Totally Gorjuss--spring
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards--feathers and fur
Phindy's Place--spring has sprung
Celebrate the Occasion--welcome spring
Crazy Amigo Challenge--spring
Sassy Cheryl's--think spring
Shopping Our Stash--buttons and/or bows
Papertake Weekly--BINGO (gems, ribbon, buttons)

     Thanks for popping in for a visit!

  • Papers:  My Mind's Eye Lost and Found "Sunshine", Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Spring Chickie"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Double Ended tags and Classic Ovals Large, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly, EK Success Scalloped Scallop edge punch, Fiskars Heritage corner punch, making Memories eyelet setter, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous, Offray and Celebrate It ribbons, Recollections pearls and bling, Spare Parts button, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String


Trina said...

Another gorgeous card, Tracy! That blue panel adds a serious touch of spring in the midst of the muted bg papers!

Debra Miller said...

Love your coloring Tracy so soft and such pretty shading. Wonderful job on the card. Welcome to Mabelle's DT!

Anonymous said...

A warm welcome Tracy! I'm so happy to have you in our Team!! Your card is simply gorgeous and I love how you colored Spring Chickie!

heidy said...

Oh this is so lovely Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Sarah said...

OMGoodness! That image is just adorable! I love how you've designed the card and the colors you've used. Thanks for introducing me to Mabelle's shop, I see lots of images I really NEED, LOL. Congrats on being on the DT! And yes, we have definitely skipped spring! Mowing grass in March in Ohio?!

Cheryl said...

This is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring! I am so excited to be on a DT with you!

Carla S. said...

Congrats on your new DT spot, Tracy! Beautiful card! Love the papers and details and the image is so cute!

Kathy said...

So cute Tracy. Beautifully colored and such a pretty layout. Welcome to the team, so glad you are joining us!

Unknown said...

Your little Miss Chickie is totally fashionable Tracy! You couldn't have dressed her up more beautifully than you just did, fantastic! Hugs, Ira x

Babs said...

Such a great card. Love your layout and colouring.
Babs xo

Jayne A said...

Oh how cute. Absolutely fantastic card.


Jennifer said...

She is so very cute and I love your layout on this! Yeah for Spring...although it is snowing again here, there are some puddles forming!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

First of all, Tracy........a BIG Hi & CONGRATS to you on your new DT position!!!! Where in the world you find time for all of your DT's is beyond my little pea brain! LOL But you do such an amazing job on every single creation & this one is no exception.

Your card is soooo cute, cute, cute! This image is just sweet as can be & you've colored her perfectly. I love your card design & the corners. Nicely done, GF!

Have a FABulous week! My daughter is having back surgery on Thursday so this is a crazy week for me.

Until next time.......
Huggies ~

Payne Holler Cards said...

super congrats on the new DT!
I can only copy what we all say when we pop in ...just gorgeous!!!
so glad you joined us at Phindy's Place

Kristine said...

This is adorable! Loving this ducky and your color scheme is so lovely and easy on the eyes :) Cute Cute!! Thanks for joining us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ this week!!

Nancy said...

Yay!! Congratulations on the new design team! Can't wait to see more of these fun images! Wonderful card, my friend! :o)

Ros said...

I love this!!! The image is so beautiful ... fabulous combination of colours and papers

Dorcas said...

Tracy thats awesome news! I designed for Maybelle a year or so ago and you can't work for a nicer person, she's sooo sweet (and talented too!). LOve your card, it came out beautiful!

Audrey Pettit said...

Love, love, love this blocked design, Tracy! This is stunning!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh.. This is so cute.. Just looking at your cards make me smile..

Hugs, Linda

Michele Roos said...

This is such a gorgeous card. I love the image you've used and the design also. Hugs Michele x

Sassy Cheryl said...

Miss Chickie is super adorable and your card is gorgeous! Love, love, love the colors and accents.
Thanks for playing along in the SPRING challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's!

Jenny said...

A lovely card. I really like the composition of papers used and the cute image.
Thanks for joining Papertake Weekly.

Pami said...

What a pretty card, great layout and I love the touch of bling! Thank you for sharing with us at Cupcake Craftroom this month, good luck! Pami x

Geri said...

Another gorgeous creation! You've dressed our little chickie friend up quite sweetly! It's no wonder you've been invited to be a part of this DT...looks like a perfect match!! CONGRATS, sweet friend!

girlia said...

Adorable. That little chick is ready for spring and so am I (lol) thanks for joining in on the fun at CTO

ScrappyRae10 said...

OMG I love everything about this card!! Very Very Nice!! Thanks for playing along with CTO!! www.scrappyrae10.blogspot.com

Pat said...

Hey there DT sistah! What a totally adorable card! Your coloring and design work are just stunning! I love the stitching too. Someday I'll learn how to do that! hehe! Thanks so much for playing in this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Ann English said...

Tracy, this card is marvelous-LOVE all your attention to detail-beautiful!
I am so glad you joined us for this week's challenge at Sassy Cheryl's!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all your wonderful details and your image is fabulous! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

Teresa said...

This is a beautiful Easter card Tracy, thanks for sharing with us at Joanna Sheen Easter/Spring Challenge.
Teresa xx