Friday, April 20, 2012

Peace and comfort

     The new releases this week are all about "Little".  In my case, I chose to use "Little Bo's Sheep", but there is a Little Dancer and a Little Fish as well as other cuties.
     I'll go ahead and apologize for the next several posts you'll see from me.  This has been an awful week for me.  I started it off sick and still have some leftover ickiness.  I pulled something in my knee, so I'm hobbling everywhere, which just makes me a perfect match to my poor hubby who seems to have acquired a stress fracture in the top of his left foot.  Tomorrow will make his third trip to the doc this week, this time an orthopedist.  I love him to death, but I find it almost impossible to do anything crafty when he's home.  So between all the running around and extra time he's been home, my cardmaking mojo has went into hiding and what's managed to make it's way onto my cards just ain't nothin' to write home about.  I still have one more DT card to get made and two guestie cards so hopefully things will get better for those.
     Okay, enough whining.  :-)  I used Distress inks to color Bo and her flock, thought I'd never find papers to match her.  LOL  This one got worked backwards with me doing the image first.  I added a little Snow Cap paint dabber around the edges of all the DP and on the sentiment and made a bow using the technique  I learned from my wonderful PCS team mate Jinny Newlin. (Yes, I know.  Hers look MUCH better!)
     So pop over to the ADFD store to check out all the new releases and don't forget we still have our "Feather" challenge going on at the ADFD blog.
     I'd like to enter Bo into the following challenges:

Paper Crafting Journey--3 or more patterned papers
Creative Card Crew--kraft
Oldie but a Goodie--on the farm or in the garden (dies, OA paper, ribbon, inks)
Jackson Digital Expressions--sketch

     Have a wonderful stress and pain free weekend!  LOL

  • Paper:  October Afternoon "5 and Dime", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Canson 90 lb. watercolor paper
  • Stamp"  A Day For Daisies "Little Bo's Sheep"
  • Ink:  Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Lacey Circles, Standard Circles, and Scalloped ovals, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Snow Cap paint Dabber, Recollections pearls, Kraft Outlet Hang tag String, white satin ribbon and button from my stash


Nancy said...

Oh, she's so sweet, Tracy! Your card is lovely! I certainly haven't seen any signs of any mojo missing! lol Sometimes you're just a little bit too hard on yourself, my friend! It's all those germs plugging up your head and not allowing your thinker to work at full capacity! You're still amazing us all with your talent! Happy weekend to you! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

So sorry to hear of all your ails at your house, Tracy! Sounds like both you and your DH have been through the wringer. But you would sure never tell it from looking at your card. It is just fabulous. Full of layers and detailing, and an amazing coloring job. Love the white dauber around the edge of the papers. Love your new bow technique, too.
Feel better, my friend!

Geri said...

Oh, Tracy...I do hope you and hubby get to feeling better soon. (You just whine all you want, darlin'...all of us mama's are here for you!!) I have NEVER seen your cards suffer from this so-called lack of mo-jo, or lack of ANYTHING else, for that matter--just so ya know. This one is just as gorgeous as all the others...and you've used some of my favorite papers, too! Thanks for the note about the butterfly and for your sweet comments on my projects! Sending you prayers and hugs!!! Feel better soon!!!

Carla S. said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! I love the papers and the wonderful image! Your coloring is exceptional. as always! Sorry it's been such a rough week. Hope you feel better very soon and things get back to normal.

Ros said...

From the sentiment to the image ... this is just perfect!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy ,how pretty is this card I love it , its gorgeous
I am just catching up viewing as I have been poorly, feeling much better now and will be posting soon.
You have been making some fabulous cards since I have been away
well done Hugs Elaine

KimCreate said...

Precious card! I don't see anything less than beautiful on this card. Take care.

Dorcas said...

Poor Tracy, I hope you and hubby get to feeling better, nothing like pain and ickiness to send Mr Mojo packing!
Your card today is gorgeous though, I really love that image and the bow looks very fab and juicy!

Unknown said...

Lovely lovely card Tracy, such a sweet image, too with such pretty colours! Sorry to hear about your having health issues, but hey, let's be honest girl, even if you were to have only half of your mojo your cards would still be awesome!! Hugs, Ira

Lawren said...

Tracy, this is just gorgeous! I love everything about it.
Thank you for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Lawren - Asst. DT Coordinator

Tracey T said...

This is gorgeous, Tracy. Such sweet image and it goes so well with the soft blues. Hope you're feeling better soon. Hugs, Tracey x

Chana Malkah said...

Well, Tracy, all I can say is, another TMC wowzer! So glad to see your mojo not working!!(LOL) A speedy recovery to you and your husband.
I was so pleased to see that you had entered our challenge. Beautiful card and as amazing coloring. Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Big Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator

Catherine said...

This is so cute. Love the layout and the image....

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Stunning card,love the beautifully coloured image and details :) x

Daniele said...

what a lovely card Tracy get better real soon
sending hugs x

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I'm so sorry things have been rough go this week, Tracy! I hope that all gets better with your hubby and that you feel 100% SOON! But I don't see one hint of a lack of mojo in this beauty! LOVE that gorgeous blue with all the fabulous neutrals! And your bow is fabulous ;)!

Jennifer said...

Oh I do hope you're feeling better soon! Hope your husband feels better soon to! This is such a lovely card and I love your colour choices!

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card, the layers are gorgeous and the sheep are perfect for Tracys on the farm theme!
Thanks for sharing with us at Oldie But A Goodie this week and good luck with the challenge
Laurie x

Cheryl said...

This is so pretty! I love the color and layers.

I hope you have a great week end!

Unknown said...

What a sweet card. Once again I just love the image you used here. I am so sorry to here your having a not so good week. I am sending good vibes your way my friend..


Stacy Morgan said...

Oh my goodness... You have to be in pain and your hubby. EEK! You guys need some tender loving care right now. I will say a prayer for you both tonight.
This little darling is so precious and sweet. Beautiful coloring.

Unknown said...

Oh, Friend!!! This one took my breath away and I had to g-a-s-p for air over its splendor!!!! wendy xx

Ani said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCC! Hope you'll join us with the next challenge as well. Hugs from Ani, DT Member For CCC

Mau xx said...

I just adore this Tracy, what a lovey image and a perfect sentiment for it.
The colour is beautiful, a favourite colour for me :)
Hope you and hubby are soon on the mend, Lots of Prayers said for you both xx

Mema's Crafts said...

Well, Tracy, all I can say is, WOW!If this is a mojo not working I can't to see what you create when it is working.(LOL)Beautiful card and coloring. From start to finish I like this card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Sheila H said...

This is beautiful, and I love the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Confiseries Papier said...

So Sweet!, Thabks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a sweet, sweet card, Tracy! Darling! Bo & her cute little sheep are just so doggone sweet.
More prayers going up for hubby & for you. Hope you're both 100% in no time.
Huggies coming your way~

My Creative Therapy said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of the details (inking on the edges, ribbon)and that digi is too cute! Thanks for joining us at JDE this week!

DT Member

My Creative Therapy said...

What a beautiful card! I love all of the details (inking on the edges, ribbon)and that digi is too cute! Thanks for joining us at JDE this week!

DT Member

SpoiledGirl said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expression.

DT Member

Joyce Ann said...

Tracy, what a beautiful card!!! Thank you for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions; good luck.

l00pyscraftcreations said...

I can't work properly while hubbys mooching round the house either, you're not the only one, lol
Love the card, Thanks for Joining in at Paper Crafting Journey and good luck,
Lou DT

Tracy said...

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