Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hello Baby!

     Oh what a week.  Between a pinched nerve and a stomach bug I have not been up to snuff at all.  Hope all of you are in much better shape.
     Our sweet Franz is bringing us a theme of "Pastels" for the new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I have to admit at first I wasn't concerned, but as I tried to put the card together I began to panic.  Nothing seemed to work.  The only thing I liked was the colored baby image.  There are three layers of paper piecing on that umbrella cause I kept changing my mind.  LOL  I finally just grabbed several My Mind's Eye papers in soft pinks and here we are.  I cut a length of pink tulle and sewed it through the center for gathering to add on top of the Prima flower.  I know it's rather CAS, but honestly I have not been in a very crafty mood and all the bells and whistles ideas just didn't come into play.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times--baby
Crafty Creations--pink plus one color
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Whimsy Inspirations--pink
Cupcake Craft--monochromatic
Make It Monday--anything goes
I Heart Sketches--sketch
Great Impressions--pastels and/or polka dots
No Matter Which--color palette
Totally Papercrafts--monochromatic

     Hope you all got a chance to do the blog hop and check out all the great inspiration with the new spring stamps.  Grab a Mo image and some pastel colors and come play along for your chance to win a $5.00 gift voucher from Mo's store in this new challenge.

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "Market Street" and "Madison Avenue", Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Baby Shower", sentiment from Create with TLC; Ink--Copics, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen; Tools--EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch and corner rounder, Martha Stewart Flourish edge punch, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Banner, MFT Die-namics Litle Open Scallop Strip and Fishtail Banners, Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Bow Easy; Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, Offray ribbon, Wrights pearl trim, Prima flower, pink tulle from my stash


nwilliams6 said...

This is ultra cute! I love your coloring, papers, design, and special touches and that image/sentiment are perfect. Cute, cute, cute - and then some!

Alexandra♥ said...

I love this image! The card is absolutely sweeeet :)

Kathya said...

Tracy, if this is your creation on a sick day, please pass me that bug. :) This card is so beautiful and sweet! With the coloring you've done on this image, the design of the card just matches it perfectly. Lovely card!
Hugs, Kathya

Anja said...

Oh Tracy, this looks so beautiful and awesome ... can't believe that you needed to panic! And trust me, your card does NOT look CAS! It simply looks perfect, hun!
Hope are feeling better now...

Big hugs, Anja

Lorraine said...

Jeez Tracy, if this is you on a bad day...well!!!! It's absolutely beautiful. Fabulous colouring and the papers and layout are perfect.

Mau xx said...

So sorry you have been under the weather Tracy, Lots of healing hugs winging their way to you xxxx
CAS did you I wish I could get so much detail to look this good on any of my cards :(
It is Gorgeous! and I haven't seen this Mo image..must go shopping :0
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Sorry to hear you are feeling yukky and sore, Tracy. I'm hoping you are 100% soon. This card is in no way CAS. It's really beautiful and has plenty of lovely details. The papers are sweet, the layers gorgeous, the embellies spot on, and the baby positively squeezable! Your talent and creativity always shine through :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

So sorry to hear you've been unwell Tracy....hope you're feeling back to normal asap. Sending you a big get better hug X
If I could craft like this while sick, I'd be over the moon happy! This is gorgeous. That baby is soooo cute and I love the sentiment's too true!
Hugs xx

KimCreate said...

What an adorable card! Perfect baby card, liked you TSC card too.

Unknown said...

I love this, Tracy! But you know I love everything you do! Your work is always perfection!
Hope you're feeling better.

Ros Crawford said...

Sorry that you've not been feeling too good ... your creativity certainly isn't suffering ... this is beyond sweet! Feel better soon

Sarah said...

Definitely an awwww image and colored to perfection! So sweet! I'm so sorry you haven't been well, sending you lots of healing [[hugs]]!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous baby card, Tracy! I love all the pink and the precious image! Wonderful coloring and design! Sorry to hear you haven't been feeling well. Hope you feel better soon!

Jane said...

Oh my goodness that is just soo cute! I love it.

Sue said...

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling too good Tracy, I hope you are feeling better soon.
Your card is gorgeous. The image is adorable. I love the papers, layout and fabulous sentiment
Take care
hugs Sue xx

Nancy said...

Super sweet from top to bottom! Fabulous coloring! So sorry to hear about your pain! I pray you'll be all better very soon! :o)

Rene said...

Awww...such a sweetie!!! Love it! Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card with us at Make it Monday! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
Good luck and I hope to see you back next week for another open paper challenge!
Rene :D
P.S. I didn't forget the blurb this time!!! I'm becoming a much more efficient stalker!

heidy said...

Oh Tracy this is so cute,love your LO too!!

Shazza said...

this is so cute, love it

Faye said...

I love the colours you've used on this gorgeous project. Thanks so much for playing with our Monotone Challenge at Cupcake. x

Astrid said...

Hope you feeling better with a couple of days.
Your card is realy wonderful.
Thanks for joining in NMWC.
Hugs Astrid

Unknown said...

You can't get any sweeter than this! Wow, love love your baby card Tracy, soooooooo cute! Hugs, Ira

Kim said...

just love this card - such a cute Mo image and your layout and colouring are superb!
Kim x

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! So cute, and so TRUE ;). LOVE all the pink papers you've tied into this beauty! I always seem to have trouble finding them. I must be looking in the wrong place ;).

Wendy said...

Awwww adorable and absolutely gorgeous Tracy.
Wendy xx

Unknown said...

What a lovely Baby card...Love the image and the papers!
Thank you for entering our Monochrome challenge this week!
Hugs Kobie - Hobbycutz

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a perfectly sweet card, Tracy! Darling! Love the colors you chose & your coloring is amazing. Love the umbrella too.
Hope & pray you feel better.
Sending gentle ((((HUGS))))

Renee B. said...

Oh Tracy; hope you are feeling better! Your card is the adorable baby & all those beautiful papers!
Hugs, Renee

Anja said...

This is so adorable, my friend! The baby is a real cutie and I love your choice of papers and all the details look great.
Hope you will feel better pretty soon!
Big hugs, Anja

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card.

Laine said...

This is a stunning creation Tracy. Wonderful colour and design. Thank you for joining us this week at TPC Challenge.

Ivonne said...

Aww, I LOVE LOVE LOVE This one, it is just GORGEOUS. Loving the card layout, all the shades of pinks and all the layers. The image is sooo cute and you have colored it amazingly, as always. Love it!! Ivonne

Lisa Carroll said...

This is precious! Love all the layers and the dimension! :) Thanks for playing along in the "Anything Goes" challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp challenge blog!

Unknown said...

This is so cute - love the coloring and the papers! :)

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz and good luck.

Sylvia said...

Can't stop looking at your card today!. Just love it!. Beautiful colors, layout and coloring ♡ .

Sylvia said...

I forgot to ask,, what copics do you use for the skin and hair? And do you start with the darkes to light? Light to dark?
Hugs from Norway, Sylvia

Natali said...

hehe.. little cutie ))) Gorgeous card and every time surprise me ))
and thank you for joining us at Hobbycutz “Monochrome” Challenge and we hope to see you again.

Cheryl said...

Totally cute! Your coloring on this cutie is amazing. I just want to tickle those cute little toes.

Thank you for joining our challenge at Great Impressions Stamps .


Jennifer said...

This is just darling! Love all that chub and frilly panty! Very pretty flower and love the paper piercing detail you added! Thank you for joining us at Delightfully Inspired {from the heart}!

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is so cute, what a brilliant card, thanks for playing on MAWTT thanks week, hope you are feeling better now, Love Hazelxo

Iulia said...

This is too cute for words, Tracy. Plain and simple just adorable. I was looking for something ironical, as I'm used to when it comes to your cards:), and just found it: the sentiment... he he. Lovely though:).
Oh, and I love the design, gotta come back copy it for a future card:)
Hugs, Iulia

Sue said...

Hello again Tracy. I am delighted to pop back for another look at your gorgeous card so that I can say thank you for taking part in the No Matter Which Challenge this month
I hope you are feeling a better now

hugs Sue xx

JenniferD said...

Wow what a Gorgeous Baby Card! Loooove your Image and all those Glorious Layers. Thanks for joining us at NMWC

Louise said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured,thank you for joining us at Cupcake this week.
Louise xx

Audrey Pettit said...

I think this card is amazingly detailed and just adorable, Tracy! You may feel like you struggled with this one, but your finished project is stunning. A total home run!

Sylvia said...

Thank you for youre answer on my (disfunctional) blog ;-) . I'll have to try your way of coloring one day, sounds like a good idea :-) .
Hugs from Sylvia

Ellibelle said...

Such a pretty card! I love the sketch and of course the image is so very adorable!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Lovely card and your coloring is awesome. The colors are beautiful. joann sassy raggedy

Paper Sewn Visions said...

Absolutely adorabble card and image. Thank you for sharing and joining us at NMWC. Hugs, Velma

Whimsey said...

Oh my stars; what an adorable card shape and an incredibly sweet, sweet baby image. Beautifully colored!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations!


Kim Bell said...

GF! What can I say another amazing card!! Go girl.


Debbie said...

This is just perfect in everyway, and such a perfect sentiment.


Nonni said...

This card is soooo sweet! I love your coloring (as always!) and the pastels and layout look lovely. I hope your stomach is already better! xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Unbelievable that THIS is what you create when you're not up to snuff! I couldn't make this card on uppers and steroids and 48 hours of sleep!! It's GORGEOUS my friend, absolutely love it. I think the muse took you where you needed to go even if you weren't all the way 'with' it. I love it!
Pinched nerve??? Did you fall down the stairs too? LOL...that's how I started my morning yesterday..
Hope you're feeling better!!

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