June 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Holidays - June Edition

Welcome to this month's edition of The 12 Kits of the Holidays. If this is the first time that you are arriving at a 12 Kits post this is what it is about. We are a group of 12 designers who each take a month and create an identical kit for all 12 members of the group.  We each create cards and projects which we share on the 30th of each month on our blogs.

We are shifting gears back to Christmas this month with our hostess Jeanne Jachna from A Kept Life.  Her kit was just loaded with all kinds of Christmas goodies--gorgeous papers and die cuts that make your head just spin.  I spent so much time checking it out  before I finally cut into the first piece of paper.  Take a look at all the wonderful goodies she sent to us to play with:

I made 4 cards this month and a project.  I still have so much left over to still play with and to CASE the other's with.

I was so taken with the birch tree paper from Aspen Frost it was the first card that I made. I used this week's sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch for my design. This is what I came up with.

For my last item I created a mini take out box using the Sizzix die cut Petal Cone by following instructions ii found on You Tube!

Hope you enjoyed my take on the kit.  Go have a look at what the other's have done with their kits.  I am sure you won't be disappointed.

Jeanne - A Kept Life (Our Hostess This Month!!)

All supplies for the kit are listed on Jeanne's blog HERE.

Have a wonderful day!

June 29, 2013

Dynamic Duos #59

Happy Saturday and time for a new duo from Dynamic Duos.
This week our duo is Basic Grey and your choice of any colour!

For my card this week I chose Tempting Turquoise as my colour because I loved the way the vibrant blue looked against the grey.  My design is primarily die cuts but I 'hope' that this card provides 'hope and encouragement' to someone who needs it.

We hope you can come and play with us this week!

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink) Basic Grey, Tempting Turquoise (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Be (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Doily Details (Papertrey Ink) Be (Simon Says Stamps)
other: blue sequins (Neat and Tangled)

Muse #23

A card for this week's Muse challenge. When I saw that Anita was this week's Muse I couldn't resist playing along.  I love Anita's style and her card this week is fantastic.

I drew from her colours, the three elements and the sequins.
A birthday card for my Mom, in colours she loves.

Cardstock:  Sweet Blush, White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Fanfare (Avery Elle) Stylish Sentiments Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Sweet Blush, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
other: sequins (Neat &Tangled)

June 28, 2013

Friday Wrap Up

Happy Friday!

Things have been quiet on my blog this week, but life things have been busy busy busy.
One day behind on visiting all my favourite blogs and I realize I can't possibly catch up.  
Working on projects in my spare 2 minutes which I will be sharing soon but family has taken forefront this week, as it should.  

My hubby is home for a week and will be heading off to Wisconsin for the rest of the summer as they need him to take over a  job that is running behind. Of course he is home every few weeks for visits, but those weeks seem so long.  My oldest graduated from high school last night which was fantastic, but this week we were getting clothes together, he is finally doing his drivers ed course and tomorrow night is his grad party. My youngest turn 16 next weekend and is having a party here next Saturday. So somewhere in there I hope too get back to my regularly scheduled programming.  LOL

July 1st is Canada Day and a much needed long weekend. 
It is also my Mom's birthday on Canada Day!

I hope that everyone has a fabulous weekend!
See you soon.

Proud moment!

These three started SK together in another city, moved to the same subdividion and graduated together last night.  They have been the best of friends all the way through.

June 25, 2013

CASE Study Challenge #146

A card for this week's CASE Study Challenge.
Another stunning card by this month's Muse, Lisa Spangler.

I was drawn to the colours in Lisa design and also the feeling of home.  I knew I wanted to use my new Waltzingmouse Country Labels 4.  I used a technique that Jean Martin did on one of her cards during the Waltzingmouse release last month to add multi coloured panels to the label following the directions on her blog.

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Country Labels 4 (Waltzingmouse) Sketched Shapes (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Hawaiian Shores, Summer Sunrise (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Labels 4 (Spellbinders)

CCC #50

Time for a new Cue Card at CASology!
This week's Cue Card is:

Do we have you thinking?
Here is my card for this week.

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Tracey McNeely (that's me)
Meghan McMillan

Guest Designer:  Vicky

I can't wait to see what FREE means to you!

Cardstock:  Aqua Mist, White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Love Birds, Bitty Birds Additions (Papertery Ink) Inside & Out (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Aqua Mist, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Sitched mats (Lil' Inkers)

Papertrey Ink Blog Hop - June

It's the 25th and time for this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!
The theme this month is a Touch of Gold!

It took a few rounds with me to pull this card together.  Is is possible that embossing powder can go off? Maybe it is just poor quality but even with my embossing buddy that powder wanted to stick, like a fine power that I couldn't even brush off. Anyway I managed to put together a very CAS wedding card.

Enjoy the rest of the hop, thanks for visiting!

Cardstock:  Scarlet Jewel (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Love and Marriage (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: VersaMark (Tsukineko)
other: foam tape, gold embossing owder

colourQ #195

Happy Tuesday and time for this week's new colour palette from the colourQ!
Another fabulous colourQ, I don't know how Arielle does it.

This week I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, even though I knew I wouldn't make the deadline, for my card. I just loved the sketch. I used my Verve Scalloped Trimmed Trio die to create a cool funky circle strip to replace the scallop strip on the sketch.  Here is my card for this week:

Pop over over to the colourQ to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for this week. 
You won't be disappointed.

Cardstock:  White, Aqua Mist (Papertrey Ink) Summer Starfruit (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Winter Wisteria Patterned Paper Pack (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Daydreamer, Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink) Flower Friends (Simon Says Stamps)
Ink: Winter Wisteria, Limeade Ice, Aqua Mist, Smokey Shadow (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Sentiment Strip (Lil' Inkers) Scalloped Trimmed Trio (Verve)
other: foam tape

June 24, 2013

Make it Monday #121 and CFC106

I haven't done a Make It Monday in a while but I wanted to try this technique because the results look so pretty. This week's technique was coloured vellum flowers.  I knew that I wanted to try it out with the Peony images from Pretty Peonies. The only vellum I have has little flecks of gold in it, so I hope it doesn't look like dirt or ink on the flowers. Embossing was a bit hot on the fingers but the results were amazing.  Now after I had trouble lining up the Peony on the die cut, then colouring both flowers I realized that I had the die upside down. I didn't have any more vellum so therefore my card ends up truly unique. LOL I  also wanted to tie this into this week's CAS-ual Fridays challenge to have something go over the edge.  Here is my card.

Cardstock:  White (Neena Solar White) Sweet Blush(Papertrey Ink)
Specialty Paper: Vellum
Stamps: Pretty Peonies, Stylish Sentiments Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Hibisucus Burst, Raspberry Fizz, Winter Wisteria, Royal Velvet, Simply Chartreuse, Ripe Acocado, 
True Black (Papertrey Inc.)
Dies: Hexagon Cover Plate (Papertrey Ink) Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inkers)
other: foam tape, white embossing powder

June 22, 2013

Dynamic Duos #58

Time for a new colour Duo at Dynamic Duos!
This week uses monochromatic colours and what a great bright and bold combo!
Hope you join us this week.

I created two inspiration pieces this week.  For the first card I used Papertrey's Rosie Posie for a quick CAS card using the hexagons.  On a Tangerine Tango cardbase the hexagons are stamped with Papertrey's Terracotta Tile and Hero Arts Soft Cantaloupe mid-tone ink.

Cardstock:  White, Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink) Tangerine Tango (Stampin'  Up)
Stamps: Rosie Posie, Think Big Favorites #13 (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink) Soft Cantaloupe (Hero Arts)

My second take on this week Duo is a bit more involved.  I embossed my white cardstock with the hexagon Cover Plate and then stamped images from Happy Hexagons on the embossed panel.

Cardstock:  White, Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink) Tangerine Tango (Stampin'  Up)
Stamps: Happy Hexagons, Stylish Sentiments Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink) Soft Cantaloupe (Hero Arts)
Dies: Mat Stack 1, Hexagon Cover Plate (Papertrey Ink)
other: foam tape

June 21, 2013

Seize the Birthday #19 & Simon Says Stamps Challenge Summer Fruits & MFW Mixy Matchy

Happy Friday!

A card for the current Seize the Birthday challenge.

I haven't played in a while but I love the sketch this round and made a cheery birthday card. 
A shopping spree is coming on because I didn't have the right shades of yellow Copics for my lemonade. I am also entering this card into this week`s Simon Says Challenge Summer Fruits and Moxie Fab World Mixy Matchy

Have a wonderful weekend!

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Pink Lemonade (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps: Make Lemonade (Lawn Fawn) Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Stitched Mats (Lil`Inkers)
other:  foam tape, assorted Copics

June 20, 2013

No card today

Happy Thursday!

I don't have a card to share today. 
I do have a picture of the last day of high school for Ben.

After I took this he grabbed his skateboard and headed down the street, I am going to be a blubbering mess next week at his Commencement. Have a great day!