Tuesday, April 24, 2012

All my rowdy friends

     Does this include you? :-)  Don't say no, cause I can name off several of you who qualify.  LOL   Yes, that includes you, TTT DT member Lisa!
     Last week I was asked by the ladies at Top Tip Tuesday to be a guest designer for them when my "Blueberry Girl" won their "Caught Our Eye" spot for the last challenge.

     This week's challenge is "Anything but a Card" and their sponsor is Robyn's Fetish.  I knew I had this adorable RF image that I wanted to use, but I wasn't sure WHAT I was going to make.  The more I looked at the image, the more that old Hank Williams, Jr. song kept running through my head.  I  mean these guys look like their having a good ole time don't they.  :-)  Well the friends theme got me thinking of keeping in touch and I decided I would make a little notebook for email and snail mail addresses.  I've seen so many cute altered notebooks and journals so I set off to Michaels to scour the $1 bins for an easy to alter book.  I wanted to find one that I could easily take the cover off of and found this cute spiral one.  I actually bought two of these.  The first one had red wire and pink pages which REALLY clashed with my image after I finished the cover.  LOL  I went back to see if they had a green one.  No green wire, but yellow wire and green pages.  Much better.  :-)
     Nothing elaborate here.  I covered the cover with kraft  paper, then matted with some fun green plaid.  The image was printed on kraft and colored with Prisma's and OMS.  A little sewing, computer generated sentiment, and a couple of layered Prima flowers with a button for the finishing touches.
     So pop over to the Top Tip Tuesday challenge blog, check out all the DT examples and play along with anything but a card.  :-)
     I discovered last night that I had been picked as one of the Top Five at the new Fashionista Challenge blog.  They are doing something kind of cool by allowing the public to vote a People Choice Award winner from the five top picks.  If you remember my sweet little Easter card with Murray from Saturated Canary here and liked it, I'd love for you to pop over there and vote for me.  If it's not one of your faves then maybe you'd like to vote for my buddy Alyce's gorgeous Elven Samaneh.  My Aussie friend has mad coloring skills.  :-)
     I'd like to enter my little notebook into the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons--anything but a card
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Creative Craft Challenges 2--let's see some animal antics
Oldie But a Goodie--on the farm or in the garden (the kraft paper is over six months old and the Prima flowers are about three YEARS old LOL)
Party Time Tuesdays--anything goes + kraft  (LOVE YA JEN!!!)
Love To Create--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner--anything goes with the twist of critters
The Outlawz Greeting Card Challenge--inspired by a song
Di's Digi Designs--let's meet your animal friends
Paper Play--animal antics

     Have a fabulous day!


  • Paper:  Recollections Kraft
  • Stamp:  Robyn's Fetish "Friends Forever", Make It Crafty "Crooked Picket Fence"
  • Ink:  Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain Distress inks
  • Tools:  sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Prima flowers, The Paper Studio button, Kraft Outlet hang Tag String, Michael's $1 bin Spiral Notepad


amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
This is fab!Such a fun image :) x

Dorcas said...

Love it LOve it LOve it!!!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic little notebook, Tracy! Love the gingham and the fun image! Terrific coloring, as always! Just popped over and voted for you!

Geri said...

They DO look like they're having a good time! Too cute, Tracy!

Nancy said...

Such a great cover for a notebook! I think perhaps you should find some new friends with a calmer influence! lol Congratulations to you again and AGAIN!! It's so fun to see those wins and honors rolling in on top of each other! I love it! :o)

Mau xx said...

What a fab book Tracy, I have one too but nothing like this one :(
I love the image, and paper is superb.xxx
On my way over to cast a vote :)
Huge hugs Mau xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Super cute notebook, Tracy! Such fun! Hugs, Lesley

heidy said...

What a fun image Tracy,love it!
Hugs Heidy

Juliana said...

Чудова робота! така кумедна тема!
Неймовірно позитивний витвір!
Бажаю гарного тижня!
xoxo, Juliana

Renee B. said...

Love this Tracy! What an adorable image from RF...I have lots of RF images but have never seen that one. Will have to go have another look!

Unknown said...

I simply can't get enough of your stunning kraft cards Tracy, you've coloured this fun image so beautifully!! Hugs, Ira

Unknown said...

What a cute little notebook. I am definitely not the rowdy type.. Hee Hee.. Love that image makes me smile..


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a darling notebook, Tracy! You did a FABulous job on it. And yeppers........I used to be one of those rowdy friends. LOL With a bad hip it's hard to get too rowdy these days. hahaha....sucks to get old...:(

Big congrats on the GDT position you won with that cuuuuuute blueberry card. Doesn't surprise me at all that they blessed you with that honor. I love everything you create.

Hubby's SS hearing went well yesterday. Stressful day for us & I had to testify (UGH....so not my favorite) but the Lord was with us & helped us thru it.

Kim is doing well. Picking up a bone growth stimulator today to help her spinal fusion heal properly. She's having neck fusion on May 8th. Poor baby. She's been thru a lot.

Hope you & hubby are back to 100%.
Happy Huggies to you ~

Catherine said...

This is so cute, loving all the kraft card...

Jayne A said...

Absolutely fabulous and your colouring on kraft is gorgeous.


Kelly L said...

What a fun image LOL Rowdy friends, yeah, I think we all have a couple of those. *wink* GREAT job with this notebook, and I am really loving your coloring on kraft. I have to dig out my kraft and take a shot at coloring on it. I haven't used it much. Hugs, Kelly :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Such a delightful image- love the joyful nature of your project!!!

Unknown said...

This is fabulous what a fun card their expressions are super !.
Love the tones and colours , great card well done ugs Elaine

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Oooh I love this Tracy! The notebook is a great idea and I love when you colour on Kraft :) You are such a sweetie!!!! Thank you so much for being so lovely :) I love your sweet card over there and you absolutely deserve to be in the top 5! How are you feeling too btw?

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, this is ever so fun! LOVE that gingham background, too! One can never go wrong with gingham ;)! Off to vote!

Anonymous said...

AWESOME I totally LOVE this and love that you are on our DT as our Special Guest Designer! I can not Imagen for 1 minute your talking about Lisa as Rowdy! and your certainly not talking about me! so teheeee anyway! its a pleasure having you join us and thanks for making a great creation! hugs Samantha :0)

Michelle VP said...

Such a great notebook cover idea! Love your split saying with that animal image. :) So glad you joined the kraft challenge at Party Time Tuesdays this week! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,
This is super cute. I love the way you did the sentiment.

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.

Good Luck the Winner will be announced on Sunday Evening.

I hope to see you enter next week!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such a gorgeous notebook Tracy - love your fabulous colouring of that great image - just too cute!!

Crafty Tazzy said...

Great Note Book hunny Good luck in The Creative Craft Challenge

Chris (catt871) said...

This is a great notebook! I LOVE The title!!!! THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp this week!

Amanda Phillips said...

Tracy, This is one happy, rowdy card! Thank you for joining over at love to create challenges.
~Amanda LTCDT

Tracy said...

Thank you for joining Oldie But A Goodie. This is so cute. Fabulous design. Good luck
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Craftyrose said...

Oh my...what a fab creation, beautifully coloured and filled with animal friends. Thanks so much for joining us at Di's digi challenge. xx

Carly said...

Sensational! What a terrific idea. Love the colours and the image.

Thankyou so much for sharing your project with us over at Creative Craft Challenges.

xoxox Carly

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful! Thank you so much for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We hope you come back and play with us again Really soon!!

Many Blessings,

dragonllew said...

Cute note book fab image and sentiment thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.
Jenny x

Carol said...

Fabulous notebook Tracy, love it. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

marion82 said...

Lovely notebook!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges!!

you can visit
for my free digis!!