Sunday, February 3, 2013

TSG #193 photo inspiration

It's time for a new challenge at There She Goes and this week we have a photo inspiration for you to use from our uber-talented Sandra.

     As you can see I picked out the colors, hearts, and even the word LOVE on the little pillow to incorporate into my card.  It's been quite a while since I did any paper piecing but I decided to give it a whirl on the tree.  Yikes!  I didn't realize how many "top" hearts there are on there.  And yes I did cut each and every one out plus the tree trunk.  You can see it a bit better in this pic.

     To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project with the inspiration photo, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (February 11th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
     By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)
     You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG193 so we can check out your beautiful work!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Eureka Stamps--sweet hearts
Kaboodle Doodles--hearts
Lexi's Creations--Valentine/Love
Make It Monday--anything goes
Make It Monday with Kraft Outlet--seeing red
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--Valentines
The Pink Elephant--Valentine photo inspiration
613 Avenue Create--anything goes with optional love theme
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Dream Valley--Valentines
Great Impressions--have a heart
The Squirrel and the Fox--something new (new die)
2 Sisters--white and red and/or pink
Di's Digi Designs--Valentines and or love
My Sheri Crafts--Valentines
Pumpkin Spice--hearts
Sweet Stampin'--love is all around
Brown Sugar--go red/hearts
Card Makin' Mamas--anything themed around love
Frosted Designs--"Love" + heart
Jellypark--button up
Simply Create Too--Valentine's Day or hearts
Inspired by Stamping--photo inspiration
Milk and Coffee--Valentines
Bearly Mine--hearts galore
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Valentines
Loves Rubber Stamps--have a heart

     Happy Monday!

Supplies:  Paper--Carta Bella "Beautiful Moments", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps:  There She Goes Clear Stamps "Heartfelt Thanks" and "Happy Mail"; Ink--Copics; Tools--Lil' Inkers Stitched Sentiment Flag Die, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch; Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons from my stash


heidy said...

Love your cute card Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB paper piecing Tracy - LOVE it :)

debby4000 said...

Absolutely love your gorgeous card.

Sue said...

WOW!! Your card is gorgeous Tracy. It must have taken ages to cut out and layer all those beautiful heart but definitely well worth it as the end result is wonderful. I love the papers and layout too.
Hugs Sue

Marjorie said...

Beautiful card Tracy.. love the images you have used... stunning!!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

gorgeous! that tree is just stunning and i love how you layered the hearts :)

Jane said...

What a fantabbie card - love it.

Pam said...

Love this cute card!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Tracy! Wow that is a lot of cutting all those hearts, but love the outcome. Love all your details!

CASTOWNE said...

Before I read your description, I said to myself, "I hope Tracy didn't have to cut out all those hearts!" Lots of labor in this card, but it came out fabulously!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh man! This is gorgeous! And what amazing paper piecing!

Jinny Newlin said...

Who can resist a tree filled with stitched hearts?! LOVE! Absolutely gorgeous!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love the image and the fabulous design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Tracy! Love the dimension and all the cute little hearts! Wondergul design!

Sandra MacLean said...

And people call me crazy for cutting out lots of the TSG images, but I think you just whooped my butt this week! Look at all those hearts! You're a champion Tracy! Thanks so much for playing along with me!

Unknown said...

WOW that's a LOT of hearts to cut out and piece but it so makes the card! It's relly fun and anyone who gets it will be amazed by your work.

Linda Breedlove said...

Good night, Tracy, I can't imagine fussy cutting all those hearts. You are a patient woman, and it certainly paid off. It looks terrific... just lovely!!!!! Gorgeous papers and I love your mailbox with all the different colored envelopes spilling out... so cute!!!
Have a happy Monday!

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW your card is very Gorgeous!!!

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Lovely design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Unknown said...

Really {heart} your love tree Tracy, such a perfect take on the challenge! Must have taken you ages to cut out those tiny hearts, but the result is superneat!! Hugs, Ira

Mary J said...

LOVE! This is such a cool card, Tracy - great depth on the tree!

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just wonderful just loving the heart tree just perfect for our theme this week over at BMC thanks for joining us! Love Chanelle xx

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just wonderful just loving the heart tree just perfect for our theme this week over at BMC thanks for joining us! Love Chanelle xx

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Tracy: We're so glad you entered Challenge #30 - "Valentine's Day/Hearts" at Simply Create Too!! Hope you enter our next challenge too--love, love your Valentine card---it is beautiful.

Simply Create Too DT Member

Charlene said...

Very cute card! Oh, and I love the bicycle picture also - great inspirations!

Sandy said...

Beautiful! Fab image and the paper piecing looks wonderful, lots of little hearts to cut, LOL.
Love the layout too,

Karen Letchworth said...

Tracy: This card is detailed and lovely. I enjoy all the little touches that make it SO amazing, and appreciate you sharing it in our Sweet Hearts Challenge this week. Come back soon!
Eureka Stamps

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi again Tracy! Before I rush off, I want to make sure to invite you to share this (and all your gorgeous cards) in our challenges at Word Art Wednesday. You have such a sweet style of crafting that is perfect for our Anything Goes Challenges, and hope you will stop by!
Word Art Wednesday

Jennifer said...

This card is super sweet! I totally love this heart tree and the wonderful layered stitched hearts!

Karen Letchworth said...

Well my friend, here I am yet again!! Thanks for sharing this card in our Seeing Red Challenge. I appreciate having you share this beautiful card there as well.
Have a blessed week, and come back soon.
Blessings to you,
The Kraft Journal

Marcy said...

This card is so adorable! I love the design and the darling heart tree! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Unknown said...

Absolutely Love this! I am a new follower. Thanks for playing with us at SHop Pumpkin SPice!

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,such a gorgeous image and

julie_woolston said...

Wow gorgeous card , thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.
Hugs Julie x

Kim said...

just love this one Tracy! gorgeous heart tree!
Kim x

Unknown said...

What a beautiful and FUN card Tracy, I just love it and I am tickled PINK that you joined us for our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal, we miss seeing your gorgeous projects each week (sniff sniff)...hope all is well in your world!!

karalschuknecht said...

Fab card Tracy. Great image and beautifully colored. Thanks for joining us this week for "Valentines."
Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Unknown said...

What a darling card!!! Love that tree :)

Thanks for joining us this week at Frosted Designs!!

Shirley-Anne said...

Awesome heart of hearts tree and the whole card design . thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Lisa Minckler said...

Mercy lands, you ARE a devoted soul. Your card is beautiful H, but then you see the inspiration photo and BAM, my gosh, you really did an amazing job of capturing every bit of charm from it. Gorgeous card my friend. Do you have feeling back yet?? ;)

Unknown said...

Oh my, your heart card it just the cutest.. You can see the effort that you put into it, it's just adorable. Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs

Nancy said...

I love your beautiful heart tree, Tracy! I also love that Carta Bella collections! Gorgeous card! :o)

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Oh wow! Love the overall design and what fabulous paper piecing job on your Valentine's card too. It looks great! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Hearts” Challenge!

Kath - Admin
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz

Cumbrianlass said...

Your card is so beautiful, love how you have created the tree
Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge

Marlene Atkinson said...

Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this fotnight. Marlene DT

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

fabulous card!!!

Unknown said...

My goodness Tracy, so much cutting but oh so worth it. I love this tree and the design of your Valentine card. :-) Awesome inspiration!!!

Kim said...

Impressive, although slightly insane I think hehe, that is a lot of cutting. Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

Unknown said...

Love your tree of hearts!

Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Qie said...

Sweet sweet card.. Love it. great to have you joining us at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

~Tammy~ said...

Wel hello Miss Tracy! I can't tell you how tickled I am seeing you in the gallery this week! Your card couldn't be any more delightful or more perfect! Thank you for joining us for the "Seeing Red" Challenge at The Kraft Journal!

Unknown said...

Your card is so adorable. I just love that cute image. You did a great job of paper piecing..


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Wow you were very patient to paper piece all those hearts! Love the card and the fab image. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations hugs Susan x

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love your interpretation of the photo inspiration Tracy. All those little hand cut hearts are must have the patience of a saint lol All 'round gorgeous card :)
Hugs xx

The Gov. said...

What an adorable card and all of your hard work shows! Thanks for joining us on the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge Blog!

Paperesse said...

Fantastic job here! I daresay, I admire your skill (and patience)to cut all those little hearts.

Margaret said...

Beautiful. What a great job in cutting all those hearts by hand. Thanks for joining us at Tammys Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

Rosmarie said...

I saw this gorgeous card at MIM!
Just fantastique, all those beautiful details and colours on it!!!

Rosi x

Jenn Bedient said...

Beautiful! I've been eyeing that tree stamp- You make me want to get it all the more lol. Visiting from MIM :) Hope you have a wonderful day!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, has your hand stopped hurting from all that paper piecing yet? ;) This is a showstopper, so all that fussy cutting was worth it. :)

Thanks for playing with us at Inspired By Stamping. :)

Archana Joshi said...

This is super sweet and very well decorated card. Love the image a lot.
Thanks for your entry at Tammys Scrapin Corner this week.

Missy said...

This is fabulous, that's a really pretty image ant the dimension looks great!

HopkinsStudio said...

Beautiful Card, love the dimension and shading. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create.

mixamatoasties said...

Stunning card. Just love it.

Thanks for joining with us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Lisa T said...

Gorgeous! Your card embodies the inspiration photo perfectly.
Your layers are so perfect and even! Do you use a paper cutter or the Perfect Layers tool?

Cheryl said...

Tracy, this is beautiful! I love all the paper pieced hearts. It must have taken you AGES to cut them all out. As always, I love your card design.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Pumpkin Spice .


Cheryl said...

Also want to say.... :)

I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look. I'm numbers 37 & 100.


P.G. Lamb said...

I do appreciate all the tiny details and the labor of love that went into this beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

Natali said...

Simply gorgeous!!! Absolutely "in style" card.

Nathalie said...

Absolute goegeous Valentine's card. I love stamp. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.

My Creative Therapy said...

Wow Tracy this is awesome! And so much work!! I bet your hands were cramped :) I love it and thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!


My Creative Therapy

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Sheri Gilson said...

Gorgeous Valentine! Thanks so much for joining us at The Pink Elephant!

Marge said...

This is JUST AMAZING -- LOVE your heart tree -- WOW!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

What an adorable card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Di's Digis!

Hugs, Kelly

adziamar said...

wonderful tree.

Sue from Oregon said...

Thanks for joining us for our Great Impressions “Have a Heart” February Challenge. I do hope you can join us in March!

Tracey-this card was worth cutting out ALL those hearts LOL! Lovely!

♥ Sue Kment