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Saturday, October 29, 2011

Creative Time For Me Design Team Call Submission

Hello my treasured friends!

Happy Friday, and happy Halloween weekend! I just finished my card for the My Creative Time Design Team Call. You have until midnight PST tomorrow (Saturday) to get your project in! Good luck my treasured friends! I decided to create a Christmas card, since Christmas is just around the corner! ;)

Oh, how I love how these little elves turned out!! They're just sooo adorbs!! Gotta love that banner!!! ;)

Here's a peek of the sentiment inside:

Trail of Treasures:

Enjoy your Halloween weekend and be safe!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

CTO Challenge 36: Fall Themed - Autumn Wishes

Hello my treasured friends!

Today over at Celebrate the Occasion, we're celebrating autumn by creating fall themed projects. Make sure to join us, get inspiration from the amazing design team, and celebrate along with us!

For this week's project, I created a darling scarecrow couple in a pumpkin patch! I've been wanting to use the scarecrows from the Simply Charmed cartridge for quite some time now, and I thought it would be perfect for this week's challenge and Trendy Twine's Tuesday Challenge #2 to use twine in your project with a pumpkin.

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - 5.5 x 4.25" cut in kraft cardstock, distressed with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo 
  • Card Layer - 5.25 x 4", patterned paper from Recollections Simply Autumn stack
  • Scarecrows - cut from Simply Charmed at 2.5"; added Orange Licorice to the hat; faces from Peachy Keen 486 - In Stitches Assortment
  • Pumpkins - cut from Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge, distressed with Tim Holtz Tea Stain Distress Ink
  • Sentiment - from Pink By Design Bountiful Blessings stamp set

Make sure to join in the fun here! Happy fall y'all!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

To Somebunny Special - Happy Birthday Little Sis: PKS Sketch Challenge 63

Hello my treasured friends!

This is for somebunny special on her 17th birthday -- my little sister! This year she'll be graduating from high-school, and I could not be more proud of her. Her party won't be until this Friday, during her long weekend. So little one, enjoy your day today cuz it is yours!

Our friends got her a bunny as a surprise birthday present. They were taking care of it for a month, before giving it to her about a week and a half ago. He's the cutest little thing ever! He's golden brown with white paws, and a white tummy. My sister adores him, and pretty much all of her gifts have been bunny themed to match the rabbit - his name is Radio because his ears are always uneven. So, to match Radio, I created my little sister a card that resembled her little bunny!

Isn't the bunny just the cutest?! I love it!! It's one of the great Peachy Keen dies! I loved that this card was cricut-less, cuz sometimes, it's just easier to create a card less the Cricut (only sometimes! ;) The Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge 63 was perfect for what I wanted to create. You can play along here. The sketch goes as follows:

Here's my sister's bunny Radio!! He's the smartest little bunny ever!

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - 4.5 x 4.5" square card cut out of Kraft cardstock, and added specialty twine for the bow
  • Card Layer - used the Spellbinders Nestabilities Label One (the largest one), patterned paper from DCWV Flower Shower 180 Stack, then cut a green layer as well, trimmed it down, and cut it to look like grass. For the fence, I used the Martha Stewart Picket Fence border punch
  • Bunny and Carrot - Peachy Keen Bunny Die, face stamped with PK 440 - Cute and Cuddly Face Assortment
  • Sentiment - from My Creative Time's Color Me Happy set - one of her very first releases! Used it with Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Ink

Once again, Happy Birthday Little Sis! <3

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Throwback Thursday: Happy Halloween!

Hello my treasured friends!

It's been a super busy week here, and there has been loads going on! I will update once I get a chance to! I just wanted to quickly post the card that I created for Emma over at My Creative Time's Throwback Thursday Challenge is to create a Halloween themed card with the card feature on any older cartridge. I attempted to create my first 'Spinner Card' with the Wild Card Cartridge, but I couldn't make it work with what I had so I had to make due. I'll know for next time! :) So here's how it came out!

Such a cutie little pumpkin!! Here's a look at the inside of the card:

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - pg. 51 Pinwheel Card cut at 5.5" in Kraft coloured cardstock, distressed around the edges with black ink
  • Card Layer - cut at 5.5" and trimmed down, used Authentique Glowing 6x6 Stack, wrapped Trendy Twine Orange Licorice twine, and tied a bow
  • Pumpkin - cut from the Pumpkin Carvings Cartridge at 2.5", used the Trick and Treats Disney Mickey Accessories Die and Embossing Folder Set for the witch hat - added Purple and Gold Stickles to it, and Inssentials Enamel Accents Dimensional faux enamel in black. Face is from PK-550 Pumpkin Faces Set
  • Sentiment - from My Creative Time's Mixed Holiday Sentiment Set

Emma's 11th Stamp Edition Release is THIS Friday!! Remember to spread the word and to visit her here.

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

CTO Challenge 34: Any Occasion with Red, Black, and White; I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

Hello my treasured friends!

Welcome to another Celebrate the Occasion Challenge! Today's challenge is to create a project for any occasion of your choice, but you must include the following colours: red, black, and white. Here is my card for this week's challenge - since Christmas and my craft fair is right around the corner, I thought it would be wise to get started on the Christmas cards!

As you can see, I through green and brown into the mix as well! Just make sure to include the red, black, and white as well!

Here's the sentiment inside the card:

Oh how I yearn for a white Christmas! Last year was the first year in at least five years that we had a white Christmas! I hope the same goes for this year as well!

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - standard A2 sized card, 4.25 x 5.5" cut from Recollections Kraft colour cardstock
  • Card Layer - 4 x 5.25" cut from the Recollections Sugar Plums Holiday Stack
  • House - cut from the Cricut Lite Jolly Holidays Cartridge at 4.75"; added Flower Soft Polar White to the snow, and added a wreath brad to the door, as well as a mini black brad for the door knob
  • Hill - cut from the Everyday Paper Dolls cartridge, and used Flower Soft Polar White for the snow
  • Sentiment - used the PBD Christmas Wishes stamp set on an EK Success Punch

I absolutely adore the Jolly Holidays cartridge! It is a must have! Just look at this cute little house with Santa stuck in the chimney, and his footprints on the house! The whole card just came together so nicely! I hope that you all feel inspired this week to join us in the challenge here!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wobble till you Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving my Canadian friends!

Today and everyday we should be thankful for all those in our life - our family, friends, significant others, pets, etc. Don't forget to let all those around you know that you care for them, and live each moment as if it were your last.

It's been a super busy weekend here in our household, and unfortunately, I got called in to work last minute. My family friends and I have been keeping a huge secret from our sister -- her birthday is coming up in two weeks and she's been wanting a bunny forever. We finally gave her the bunny tonight, after a month of having it!

So here's to the gobble day! Let's gobble till we wobble!

To make him wobble, I added an action wobble:

And here's a look inside the card:

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - folded a sheet of DCWV Harvest Gathering Paper in half, then ran it through the Cuttlebug with the 3.5" Small Scallop Circle Nestability
  • Turkey - cut at 3.15" from the Create-a-Critter cartridge, added feathers to the back, and attached to an action wobble; the face is from Peachy Keen Critter Faces Set and added Crystal Accents
  • Sentiments - stamped using Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressing Ink with the Pink By Design Bountiful Blessings Set

Thank you all my treasured friends -- I value each and every one of you for all your comments. This is all worth it cuz of all of you.

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Let's Party till the Cows Come Home!

Hi everyone!

Two posts in one night - woot! That's a new record for me! I told you I had lots of crafy endeavors in the near future! Haha. Well, here in Canada we have a long weekend since Thanksgiving is this coming Monday, so be on the lookout for a thanksgiving project on Monday! Here's a card that I created for my friend's birthday - she loves cows, and we just celebrated with her last night. We definitely partied till the cows came home! Haha ;)

I will be entering this card into Jovan's Birthday link-up. She's working on a new scrap room so make sure to head on over to see it, and maybe you'll pick up a few organizing tips!

Isn't she a cutie?! Here's a look at the inside of the card:

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - standard A2 sized card 5.5 x 4.25" base
  • Card Layer - cut from DCWV Spring Stack and used my Creative Memories Corner Rounder
  • Grass - cut out of green cardstock, and used scissors to make cut slits to create the grass, then wrapped Twisted Lime Trendy Twine and tied a bow
  • Cow - cut from Create-A-Critter cartridge, used mini-brads for the eyes, stitched with white gelly roll pen, and added ribbon bows to the ears
  • Party Hat, Party, and Present - cut from Cuttlebug Birthday Die, added Diamon stickles to the party hat
  • Sentiment - My Pink Stamper's Punnylicious stamp set 

 Make sure to tune back on Monday!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Race for a Cure

Hello my treasured friends!

It has been a week since I’ve posted, and I’ve definitely missed you all! October is a super busy month for me, and boy oh boy, I sure do have a lot of crafty projects to complete! In honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I had to create something. Breast Cancer has touched the lives of many. I truly believe that with everyone’s support, we can conquer cancer and find a cure! The CIBC Run for A Cure happened the first weekend of October, and I never had the chance to finish the project. I was so busy with work and school. 

I will be entering this into the following challenges and link ups:
--> Celebrate the Occasion Challenge 33 - Breast Cancer Awareness
--> Link up for Pink hosted by Jolie and the rest of the fabulous team

Here's the sentiment on the inside from My Creative Time's Race for a Cure Charity set:

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base – standard A2 sized card 4.25 x 5.5” and inked with Tim Holtz Victorian Velvet Distressing Ink 
  • Card Layer – cut from Me and My Big Ideas Breast Cancer stack at 4 x 5.25” and used my Creative Memories Corner Rounder
  • Shoes – cut from Formal Occasions cartridge, used twine to thread on the ‘laces,’ and added Recollections heart bling
  • Ribbon – used ribbon to create the Breast Cancer ribbon, then added pink irock gems
  • SentimentMy Creative Time's Race for a Cure stamp set 

Remember to exercise and drink plenty of fluids each day. A healthy body is a healthy mind.  

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Saturday, October 1, 2011

October 31st - Peachy Keen Sketch and Whimsical Wednesday Challenge

Hello my treasured friends!

Happy first day of October everyone! As most of you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I have a few projects in mind for Breast Cancer awareness, but I haven't had a whole lot of time. I'll have them done and posted on my blog here soon though! Let's just fast forward a little bit to the end of the month, and we all know what that means...HALLOWEEN!

I am entering this card into two challenges:
--> The Peachy Keen Sketch Challenge #61 - follow the sketch which you can find here AND use twine or floss
--> Whimsical Wednesday Challenge - anything goes

Ain't it spooky?? I just love how it came out!

Trail of Treasures:
Hope a fabulous weekend my treasured friends!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox