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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Enjoy the Moment: Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge

Hi everyone!

Everyone here in Vancouver is pretty upset about the Canucks loss tonight against the Boston Bruins. Our year will come - the cup will be ours one day so keep your head up, and believe they'll take it "one game at a time." :) I've got loads of projects, midterms, and assignments coming up in the next two weeks so I might peep in every now and then, but for the most part I'll have to be good and stay away from my crafting goodies :( So for the past few days I've been trying to get the crafting out of my system..bad..I know. I created something for Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge, and after this I will (hopefully) be able to focus on the books...

For the challenge:
--> Use a Cricut Lite cartridge or any other older cartridge
--> Incorporate bling

I've been wanting to use this shape every since I got my hands on the Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes cartridge, and decided it would be the perfect time to use it!

The card base is 5x5 - lately I've been really into the square cards!

Emma's This & That set had the perfect sentiment: "Enjoy the Moment.." What little ballerina doesn't enjoy their moment to shine in a pink tutu?

Materials Used:
  • Shape and ballerina cut from Cricut Lite Twinkle Toes Cart
  • Sentiment from stamp set This & That
  • Patterned paper from Recollections Elegance stack
  • Peachy Keen Stamps: Princess Face Assortment
  • Tattered Angels Diamond Glitter Mist
  • White sukura gelly roll pen
  • Pink twine for bows
  • Irock rhinestones
Have a great week everyone && enjoy each and every moment!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Crabulous Father's Day

Hello everyone!

I hope that you all enjoyed your weekend as it draws to an end - I wish I had gotten more school work done but on the bright side, I was able to finish two cards ;) While searching through blogs, I came across this new challenge blog - Celebrate the Occasion - and I think it's absolutely fabulous! Most of the cards that I make are for special occasions so I'm glad there's challenges just for all the many occasions out there! The challenge for this week was to create a Father's Day card. Father's Day is in exactly one week so if you haven't done so already, you need to create something for your father! I decided to also submit this into the Whimsical Wednesday challenge blog - create something for father's day. :)

Here's what I made for my daddy! My dad is a commercial crabber, has four kids, and is a kid at heart - he LOVES remote control helicopters && ice-cream (his fave flavour is strawberry!)! My dad is also quite the handyman. I'm definitely a daddy's little girl - I love you dad!

The card base is 5x5. 

Here's a close-up of the sentiment - it's hard to read in the first picture - I tried my best to snap a good shot of it but it was too tough! 

The sentiment is from Emma (My Creative Time)'s You're My Best Buddy set. It's difficult to read cuz I added Crackle Accents to give it a different look - more aged like items you would find at a beach :)

Materials Used:
  • Crabs cut from Create-a-Critter cartridge
  • Screwdriver & helicopter cut from Boys Will Be Boys cart
  • Tie and sand hills cut from Everyday Paper Dolls cart
  • Ice cream cone cut from Doodlecharms cart - possibly
  • Frame cut from Stretch Your Imagination cart
  • Sentiment from You're My Best Buddy stamp set
  • Patterned paper from DCWV Flower Shower Stack
  • Tim Holtz Vintage Photo distress ink
  • White Sukura Gelly Roll Pen
  • Crystal Accents
  • Crackle Accents
  • Googly Eyes
  • Irock gems
Wishing you all a great week & a happy father's day!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fluttering by with a My Pink Stamper colour challenge

Hi everyone!!

What a great way to start off the weekend - our boys won the game tonight and are up 3-2 in the series! Cannot wait for Monday's game - I'll definitely be heading downtown for that game! Go Canucks Go!!! I had to create a card for a friend's birthday and decided to participate in Robyn (My Pink Stamper)'s colour challenge - use orange, torquoise, and green. I wasn't sure of the colour combo at first but I just love how the card came out! The shades of the colours all blended together really nicely - thank you Miss Robyn! I decided on the patterned paper to use first and once I found this in my stash, I knew it was the one. It is turquoise/teal with hints of orange and green - perfecto!

This is a standard A-2 sized card. I cut out the base layer twice so that I could create a 'fluttering' effect with pop dots.

Materials Used:
  • Butterfly cut from Once Upon a Princess cartridge
  • Sentiment from Pink By Design's Enjoy the Journey Stamp Set
  • Patterned paper from local scrapbook store
  • Creative Memories' Corner Rounder
  • Teal paper from Stampin' Up
  • White Sukura Gelly Roll Pen
  • Small Heart Punch
  • Diamond Stickles
  • Rhinestones
Hope you find joy everyday! Enjoy your weekend everyone and I'm hoping to get another project up this weekend, but we shall see!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Baa Day

I'm back everyone! Two posts in one day! Is that not pretty amazing for me, coming from the girl who posts on average..maybe four times a month?!? Over at Birthday Sundaes, on the first Sunday of the Month, the challenge is anything goes, as long as it incorporates some sort of a birthday sentiment. Make sure you head over and join the fun for Challenge 12!

I just wanted to quickly share with you this card that I made with the scraps of a birthday card I made for a friend. You can view the original here. I've used the adorable lamb from the Create-a-Critter cartridge for so many birthday cards so far -- it is just too cute!!I love the pennant! The stamp set that I used is a Pink By Design stamp set called 'Small Banners' which you can purchase here.

Materials Used:
  • Create-a-Critter cart for the lambs, party hats, and pinwheel
  • Echo Park Springtime 6x6 paper pad for the patterned paper
  • Pink By Design Small Banners image set for pennant banner
  • Gray, brown, and white flocking powder
  • Ribbon for bows and ground
  • Rhinestone
  • Mini Brads
  • Twine
 If you haven't had a chance to yet, you can view my Father's Day card idea here.

Have a fabulous start of the week everyone! 

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Saluting our hardworkers!

Hello all!

The weekend just came and went by so quickly! I had an amazing weekend with great gals, watched our boys take on Boston, and the sun came out! We've been so deprived of sun lately so good thing we got out heat and dose of Vitamin D! ;) Unfortunately, I did not make the Pink By Design team, but that's okay! There's always a next time right? Be sure to tune back in later though for a special surprise! :)

So Father's Day is quickly approaching in two weeks time! I myself still have to get to work on my daddy's card. Like I promised, here's an idea for a potential Father's Day card, or to any handyman for that matter! I actually made this card last year for my boyfriend's birthday. He's an automobile mechanic and he's definitely one of the few handymen in my life apart from my dad and brother. He loves what he does, and that's what makes him so much more phenomenal at what he does! Here's the tool belt card I made him:

This is a standard A2 sized card. The tool-belt is attached to an action wobble for some springy action! 
My boyfriend's work uniform is actually navy blue with red accents so I customized it just for him! I believe that all the cuts are from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge.

Hope this inspires you to create something for your own handyman - whomever that may be!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Friday, June 3, 2011

Window shopping anyone?

Hi everyone!

It's Friday and there's SO much going on in the crafty blogging world! Pink Cricut is having her UStream for her June release tonight, and Peachy Keen Stamps is about to reveal their June release! Lots and lots going on! I can't wait to see what they've all come up with cuz I know they'll be fabulous as always! I just wanted to share a quick card with you all today. We all love shoes, and when we're window shopping, we always spot a pair that we want to either pick up or try on! This is one of the projects I entered into Sarah's design team call. We'll find out tonight who's lined up next to join her team! *fingers crossed*

This is a 5x7 card - I welded the window to a rectangle in my Gypsy and inked the edges. You can't tell by the picture but I added a piece of acetate to create the 'glass' of the window and attached it with glue dots to the inner base, then on my patterned paper I marked the areas of the window so that I could place the shoes 'inside the window,' then used glue dots again to attach the patterned paper.

Here's the inside of the card:

Materials Used:
  • Window from Christmas Solutions Cartridge
  • Rectangle from Plantin Schoolbook
  • All the shoes cut from Formal Occasions Cartridge
  • Create-a-Critter Cartridge for label shape inside the card
  • Zebra print paper from DCWV All Dressed Up stack
  • Pink by Design February Stamp of the Month: Designer Boots for inside sentiment, and I only inked up shoes and stamped it repeatedly for the edge border
  • Creative Memories Round Corner Punch
  • Irock Gems in Black and Pink
  • Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder 
  • Blue and Pink Floss
  • Crystal Accents
  • Flower Brad
  • Acetate
  • Glitter
Cute, huh? Hope you all like it! Make sure you come back and visit this weekend for Father's Day card ideas! On a side note, I just started a Twitter account. If you use Twitter, I'd love to hear from you! You can find my account on the left side bar.Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox