Sunday, January 6, 2013

Anyone for ice cream?

     Have I got you scratching your head again?  LOL  I know I've mentioned here before that I absolutely adore the Uptown Girls stamps from Stamping Bella.  Well I splurged after Christmas with some of my loot for several of these cuties.  My friends Pauline, Mary J., and TSG team mates Kim and Angela, are all members of the SB team and they just make my love for these stamps grow.
     Recently SB set up a group at Splitcoast Stampers and they have challenges there as well as on the SB blog.  The current challenge at SCS is to use lots of white space.  That's where this card comes in.
     Now I have to admit that I had every intention of changing my eating habits for the new year, but if you'll take a look at this card and hear me when I say that two out of three of the other stamps I purchased included a cake and a box of chocolates, you'll know EXACTLY where my mind set is and how well that resolution is going.  LMBO
     Lots of new stuff on this card---stamp, new MFT die, and I bought a sample pack of MFT paper to try out.
     I think I managed to do a pretty good job on the white space challenge and sure had lots of fun coloring this cutie.  So much fun in fact that I colored a second one--yep it has food on it too.  LOL  It will be in my second post for today.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
613 Avenue Cards--anything goes
Dream Valley Challenge--anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge--anythng goes
Robyn's Fetish--anything goes
2 Sisters--anyuthing goes
Totally Gorjuss--anything goes with ribbon
Hotshot Crafts--CAS
Craft Us Crazy--something new and/or color inspiration (new stamp)
Paper Shelter--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--something new
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--something new
Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Bearly Mine--something old, something new (gemstones and ribbon/stamp, paper, and border die)
Papertake Weekly--anything goes

     Have a blessed Sunday!

  • Paper:  Georgia Pacific, My Favorite Things, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Stamping Bella "Isabelle Loves Her Ice Cream"
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics
  • Tools:  MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Diamond Stickles, Michaels gemstones, Offray ribbon


Unknown said...

Oh, and yet another sweetie! She's most adorable, wow, what a gorgeous card this is Tracy with such pretty colours, too, gosh, so beautiful! Hugs, Ira

Ros Crawford said...

Adorable!!! I love this!

Hanna said...

Another beautiful card Tracy! Love this style you've created today's two cards in, they are amazing!


Geri said...

Goodness...another beauty! You really know how to dress these girls up, Tracy!...Love the dress/sparkly trim and piled up all looks delicious!

Dotty Jo said...

Totally adorable, what a beauty! Jo x

Lisa Minckler said... know what cracks me up most? The credit to the author, "A very wise person" LOL...that's a riot!! You nailed the white space here and the softness of the bow embellishment and the border punch with a little bling, awesome! She's purple perfection. :)
Love all the new goodies on your card too!
Happy Sunday and hugs,
Lisa xx

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love that image, your amazing colouring and such a fabulous sentiment too!
Hugs Sue

chrilvian said...

wowww looks great

Pauline said...

Tracy, awesome card for the white challenge - your nailed it. So happy to see you colouring up the Uptown Girls, can't wait to see more. Hugs

CASTOWNE said...

I am definitely going to have to check out this SB line, because these two images you colored are adorable...not to mention the great sentiments. Love, love, love everything about this card, except for the fact it makes me crave ice cream...which is a no-no on my New Year's resolutions list. LOL!

heidy said...

Oh I love them too Tracy,if there where a few more houers in a day...maybe lol
Fabolous card!!
XXX Heidy

Marlies said...

A fab card! I love the image and the sentiment! Realy great and your colouring is fantastic!! hugs, Marlies

Mary J said...

Oh wow, another gorgeous one, Tracy! I love your purple colouring and love the sweet gems!!

sorry if I've enabled you too much, lol!!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Loving these 'white space' cards!! Gorgeous colouring and colour schemes and a fab, fab image - wonderful :)

Cheryl Harlan said...

This is just the cutest card I have ever seen. I just love the saying, the coloring and the design. It is beautiful!

Daniele said...

another sweetie, such lush colouring

Dilyana said...

Love it!!! :-)

Danni said...

Another oh so sweet card!! Gorgeous!

angelwhispers said...

Well hello Tracy hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year and all best wishes for 2013!! Sorry I've not been round for a while but I hoping to be much better this year so hope to be back soon! Superb card and wonderful colouring as always I can see why you love these images you really make them pop! Thanks for joining us over at BMC Love Chanelle xx

Sheila H said...

Cute card - love the purple and the sentiment! Nice coloring. Thanks for playing along with 613 Avenue Create.

Bonnie Irvine said...

How cute is she! You've done an amazing job using the white space to really accentuate this image. Your colouring is outstanding as always. Not sure how I missed that MFT die...I must be slipping :) Fun sentiment. I'm going to try it out for sure.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a cuuuute card, Tracy! Love it & love your coloring. And I'm taking your advice...............from now on I'm eating with my eyes closed so the calories don't count.........LOL. Love it!
And I'm with you......ever since the holidays I have been craving sweets. My weakness is cookies. Yeppers.......I love me some cookies. Yum Yum! LOL Oh dear.........what to do.....what to do. I know.............I'll close my eyes while I eat my cookie. LOL
Thanks for the giggles & the cute card!
Huggies ~

Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this card is totally stunning. I really love the coloring and that sentiment is sooo fun. No kidding you love those images!

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

loz said...

Hello Tracy. I LOVE this card and the sentiment is Fantastic.. Spotted this on MIM..Loz

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! What a great sentiment, and I'm loving all the purple! I tried to create an account with SCS, but they said that it needed to be approved, and I haven't heard anything. It's sooooo confusing over there! That just reaffirms it for me.

Confiseries Papier said...

Absolutely Stunning, beautiful coloring! Thanks for visiting our
neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create.

Susie said...

Great card and sentiment! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

Michelle said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! This lovely image really pops off the white with your fantastic colouring!

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Lovely image:)
Beautiful colours and design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Mrs A. said...

Fab card and colours are Ace. what a wise saying. Must remember that. I can chuck the bathroom scales away now! Spotted you on MIM and came on over for a closer look. Hugs Mrs A.

Stacy Morgan said...

Another fabulous design with these girls. I spelled your name wrong in my last comment, I am so sorry! This is darling.

debbi taylor said...

beautiful card
thank you for taking part in the robyns fetish challenge this week
Debbi x

Lotta said...

Hi! Gorgeous card! I love that sentiment ;)! So cute stamp, hm.. I would love to have some icecream! :)
I saw you on MiM. Hugs Lotta

Lotta said...

Hi! Gorgeous card! I love that sentiment ;)! So cute stamp, hm.. I would love to have some icecream! :)
I saw you on MiM. Hugs Lotta

Linda Breedlove said...

Another beauty! These girls are so cute... love this one with the ice cream cone!

Mandy said...

Tracy your card is absolutely gorgeous hun, that is one cute image and I love how you've coloured her :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous ice-cream card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Dangina Martinez said...

Stunning! Love your coloring image and sentiment. Thank You for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. I hope you'll join us for the next one too.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina DT

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, if only that sentiment was true! Beautiful colouring and I can see why you love these stamps.
Thank you for joining us at Bearly Mine Designs this week.

Pat said...

Is that TRUE? 'Cuz I'm gonna start closing my eyes all the time when I eat! I'll be supermodel skinny before ya know it!! I am lovin' this card too, sugar! Santa was definitely good to you this year, huh? Hugs. Pat

Unknown said...

Can you say Adorable. Well I can. This is Adorable my friend. And I love the cute quote..


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, you have mad coloring skills, and the sentiment with the image is so cute! Love the CAS design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Ceal said...

super sweet card and awesome coloring on it! Thanks for sharing with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week! Hope to see you again.

Heather said...

A fabulous card, I love those stunning colours and colouring. Your image is adorable and a brilliant sentiment.

Heather xx
Thanks so much to joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.

lalkygirl said...

Thwart a fantastic card ,love that stamp and I can feel a spree coming on!!!!!!
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Anonymous said...

Oh yes, I love the SB Uptown Girls too and can feel a post-Christmas splurge coming on! I love the layout with all the white space as it really sets off the image and your beautiful colouring :-)
Kat x

Cindy Groh said...

Beautiful coloring. Love the purple. The sentiment is fabulous. If it were only true. I saw you on MIM.

Lori said...

Your card is adorable! So glad you linked up at Craft Us Crazy!

Iulia said...

Wow, you know what? I think these Uptown girls have just become my second favorite stamps after Mo's. This is absolutely adorable and your coloring makes it breathtaking! Look who's talking about brights?:)
Love the sentiment!

Laura Love said...

WOW!!! This is another stunner! I LOVE this! How cute would these clean and simple Uptown girl cards would be as a gift set for someone :) You did a beautiful job! Into my favs this one goes too :) Thanks so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps!

Debs said...

Oh WOWZERS this is simply stunning!!!
Saw this on MiM and came for a closer look.
The image is gorgeous and so beautifully coloured - love it!
Debs xx

Ink Art Designs said...

Oh I just loooove this saying...I could live by those words lol.
Thanks for joining us this fortnight at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
Dot x

Chana Malkah said...

Fabulous card, Tracey! I love that image and the sentiment! Thanks for visting our block at 613 Avenue Create!

valou250809 said...

Wonderful c&s card! I love your colouring! it's perfect! thanks for playing with IDIC this week and good luck!

Faye said...

Gorgeous card and colors. Visited from MIM..Faye

Hazel said...

Hey Tracy

Stunning card - love the image and love the sheer simplicity of your design - another stunner and I love it.

Thank you for joining us over at Totally Gorjuss and I wish you the very best of luck.

I hope you will be able to join in the fun with us on our next challenge.

Take care

Toodle Pip

Hazel x

Mrs.B said...

This is a gorgeous card, love that image - and beautifully coloured.
Thanks for sharing with us at FSC.

melsanford said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx