Monday, December 13, 2010

Cards from tags, Days 6 - 9

So Tim is done with the tags, but i'm still chugging along making them into cards!!! Here are my takes on day's 6, 7, 8 and 9!

my Day 6:

Tim's Day 6 tag:

my Day 7:

and Tim's Day 7 tag:

my day 8 card:

Tim's day 8 tag:

and this may be my grandma has given me all these fabulous old baubles and i never want to use them! I dug them out for this card....(i'll probably end up giving her this card!)
My day 9 card:

and..tim's day 9 tag:

only 2 more to go! i've royally screwed up #11 at this point, which is why i took a break to! thanks for visiting my blog today ;)

Friday, December 10, 2010

Tags to Cards...Day 10's Tim tag just BLEW ME AWAY! I think it is my favorite by far!! And while I know mine isn't as fabulous at Tim's....I REALLY like how it turned out!!!!! I used a CTMH clear card instead of recycled packaging, as well....right now I dont' have any packaging on hand! Here is my card:

and Tim's 12 Tags, Day 10: is what my desk looks like since i haven't cleaned it up this week..haha!!! and this doesn't even show the little table off to the side that has even more on it!

i think i need to clean this up now so i can backtrack and work on the rest of the tags...not sure which one i'm gonna tackle first!

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tags to's 1 and 4

So I finally went back and tackled day was just so complex looking and overwhelming!!! is my day 1:


and here is Tim's 12 tags, Day 1:

And here is my Day 4...which I also skipped...this has got to be the least favorite one I have done...Tim's looks amazing...mine...not so much lol:

and here is Tim's 12 tags, Day 4...much nicer than my humble attempt!!!

I hope I can get caught up soon, i've really fallen behind now!! thanks for stopping by ;)

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Cards from tags, Day 3 and 5

So i've been skipping around a bit here...doing the 'easier'!!! Here is mine from today:

and Tim's tag: (12 tags, day 5)

And here is my take on Day 3:

and Tim's tag that inspired it: (12 tags, day 3)

That's all I got now, i'm having fun doing them....making 3 or 4 of each, so i have some Christmas cards to mail out eventualy! thanks for stopping by ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cards from Tags....Day 2


Well...I did it, I really did it! I spent some time today crafting!
Every year when Tim Holtz does his tags, I want to play along. Sometimes I get a few of them done, but I never know what to do with the tags then. So I decided to adapt them into Christmas cards this year, (since I haven't barely made ANY Christmas cards!) Today, since I was feeling so down (see this post for more info) I decided it was time to start the healing process...and what better way than to make something. This is my adaptation of Tim's '12 tags of Christmas, Day 2'. His tag is below here:

Yes, I know mine isn't as fabulous, but I actually like how it turned out. I made 3 of this card, and well...I can add them to the very small pile of Christmas cards I have made now. Next, I will tackle his day one tag....that one is a bit more complex...I had to start small ;)
Thanks for reading my blog today ;)


I know I need to update my blog, but so much has been going on lately. Quick recap just so y'all know I'm still alive.
I had surgery on my arm on Nov 9. Had a 4 inch incision made at my elbow of my left arm on the underside. It still hurts and it is hindering my ability to be crafty! I did some stamping the other day and just to pressure of pressing the stamp down was painful :(.
Aside from much loss around me. It is just bringing me down, I know i am feeling sorry for myself, but this has just been a bad year for me. I feel like I've lost so much. Between people passing away and well...other personal losses, just a bad year. Just this morning, my Grandma passed away. Im 35 years old, and at the beginning of this year, i had all of my grandparents still living. I've always known i was lucky to have had them all with me for so long, but I've also known that one of these years I was gonna have a REALLY BAD YEAR. I guess this was it as I lost 2 of them this year. I've suffered a few other personal losses recently as well...not real good for the crafty mojo.
So anyways...I'm still alive, just feeling sorry for myself. And don't worry, my own self pity is plenty, I don't want anyone else to feel bad, just wanted to give an update of why my blog has been sitting here dormant for so long. I'm gonna make an attempt at doing SOMETHING crafty at some point. I haven't made my Christmas cards yet, that isn't good. Starting to wonder if I'd be better off just buying them this year, or not mailing any. I know Tim Holtz has started his 12 tags and that makes me feel like crafting...if only I could make myself sit and do it. Anyways., I hope everyone else out there is well and enjoying the holiday's. Im gonna try to turn my frown upside down and count the blessings that I do have, like my 2 beautiful girls and good friends and get outta this funk and return to the land of the living ;) Have a great day everyone!

Friday, October 15, 2010

FF#51 at the Shoe!

This weeks challenge at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT! is up and running! The challenge this week is a holiday for all holidays, which means, pick a holiday and make something! You can pick any holiday you want! I chose Christmas for the simple reason that I got a box of Close to my Heart new stuff in the mail yesterday and couldn't wait to play with it! I used the new stamp set St. Nick and the Mistletoe paper pack (love that paper, possibly one of my fav packs!) So hurry over to the Shoe and play along ;)
i am also entering this card in a few other challenges:
1. Heart to Heart challenges: leaves and trees
2. 365 cards day 224, super sketchy sunday

that's it! thanks for stopping by and don't forget to visit the Shoe!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

PC#40: sketch and/or stitching!

Happy hump day everyone ;) Wednesday means challenge day at the Pixie Cottage! Today's challenge features a guest sketch by Hazel:

AND/OR stitching....which means you can do the sketch, use stitching on your project, or both! For mine, I chose to do both. Here is my DT sample featuring this adorable digi image by Artish
called Autumn Raking.


I'm also entering my card in a few other challenges:
1. Paper Sundaes #39: a change of season
2. Cupcake inspiration #80
3. Charizma Cardz #40, autumn colors
4. Stamp scrap and doodle saturdays: halloween or fall project

That's it for now ;) remember to go to the Pixie Cottage to see the rest of the DT's fab projects for challenge #40! Oh, and thanks for the get well wishes, sadly, I'm not feeling any better, actually thought I was getting better last night until I woke up even worse today :( which is why my post didn't go up first thing this morning, i had to retreat right back to bed after taking kids to school...and i will be headed back there as soon as I'm done here.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Fashionista Friday #50 at the Shoe!


A new challenge went up at the Shoe last Friday, and well...I'm just getting around to posting this now ;) I've been sick as a dog for the past few days, cant' wait to hit my pillow today actually. Anyways...the new challenge at If the Shoe fits...SCRAP IT! is to use distressing on your project! For my card, I decided to use a Pixie Cottage image, Spooky Tree Background by Sandra Hammer and emboss on it so I can play along with the rest of the team over at Pixie Cottage as well ;) ( had to go out of town last weekend for a death in the family, so I was unable to submit for DT). I think I'm rambling now.....the gist of it is this:
1. FF#50 at the Shoe, DISTRESS! ( you have until thursday night at 9pm to get this done!)
2. sketch/embossing at the Pixie Cottage (you have til tuesday night at midnight to get this one done)
there you have it....and now to get my kids ready for bed so i can head taht way myself...i hope this flu/cold goes away soon, it is interupting my crafty time ;)

Friday, October 8, 2010

a bird sings...


I made this card for a few challenges, which are listed below!

1. Verve WCMD sketch 1
2. Stacey's Stamping Stage, act 50!

I used a fun verve set that my bff lesley gave to me ;) just LOVE the swan! Anyways...thanks for visiting my blog, I have a few other posts to do, just have been slacking in the posting department!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

it's official...

...i've been published! of my cards is in the issue that just came out a few minutes ago. It is in the buttons section ;) i'm so giddy!

Play Date Cafe #48


I found this challenge blog...the Play Date Cafe while blog hopping the other day, and was inspired! This is the photo from which to take your inspiration:

I chose to use the colors crushed olive, chipped sapphire and pumice stone from the tim holtz distress inks for my card ;) Pair those colors with some studio 490 stamps by Wendi Vecchi and voila... a card is born! Anyways...that's all I got for now....super tired and trying desparatly to stay away for the premiere of Dexter later tonight! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pixie Cottage #37, fun and games and sketch!

Wednesday once again! There is a new challenge up at the Pixie Cottage this week! As always, we have a sketch, and the theme this week is Fun and Games! Use the sketch, or the theme, or both!!! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card, using the Digital Stamp 'catasticat kite' by artish!

My card is also for a few other challenges!
1. Stacey's Stamping stage, act 48
2. cupcake craft #109: Transport ( travel by kite!!!)
3. papertake weekly: animal magic

That's it for now! Be sure to stop by the Pixie Cottage to play along and see what the rest of the DT came up with this week!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sometimes, it actually works out!

So here I am standing on pit road on Friday....anxiously awaiting just a GLIMPSE of Brian Scott....

I was tweetin' back and forth with him, he knew I was there, and he gave me a time and place! I was a nervous wreck sitting there waiting for him to come out....seemed like every driver under the sun came out while I was waiting except for Brian...

there was Trevor Bayne....( i almost fainted when i saw him for some reason...weird!)

and justin allgaier...

Jack Roush...

Kenny Wallace...

and then....what to my wondering eyes did appear? But Brian Scott pulling up in a golf cart ;)

It was like I had known him all my life....just having a nice conversation...

I gave him is box of Lucky Charms...which was actually a box full of well....lucky charms! (horseshoes, lucky ducks, lucky bracelets...etc.)

why yes tracey, i'll be happy to sign this fabulous shirt you made...

and while i'm at it...let me sign the other one too ;)

the meeting wouldn't be complete without a fabulous picture I can plaster all over every social network I am a part of, and print out and plaster my house with right? (scrapbook page will be next ;) )

But there's more! I had passes to driver introductions later that night....

Brian's better side??? (who agrees?!)

and then he came out on stage...(*sigh!*) I got to give him one more 'good luck!' before he got into his car....which apparently was not very lucky :( car broke early in the race (grrrr!)

Moving onto Saturday....I had passes to the Victory Lane Chase celebration through Sprint. I had a USS Enterprise hat I decided to give to Denny...and of course, he didn't show up to the celebration :( But, y'all know persistent! As they were shuffling us out of the Sprint event, I saw Denny's mom.. I asked her to give Denny the hat for me...she told me to sit on teh wall and I could go over to Victory Lane with her (even though we really weren't allowed!) noone seemed to notice me sprint across the infield to victory lane..see?

mad handoff of the camera to hubby (who always manages to angle the picture so i look the absolute FATTEST)

I gave Denny the hat. He said thankyou, and I don't remember what else, I was so nervous they were gonna boot us lol! I asked him for a pic, which hubby also took....not the best picture, but I can live with it, he did his best under the circumstances!

So there you have it....sometimes, it really does all work out right? And Tracey lived happily ever after the end.
(until I woke up this morning and found out my cat has run away...go figure? can't have my cake and eat it too right? hopefully he comes home soon!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pixie Cottage #35--sketch and furry friends ;)

School has finally officially started, and my kids are both in school, I'm trying to get more organized and have my blog posts done ahead of time! Of I'm typing this I am about to fall asleep and it is only 6:30!! First day of school and me and the girls are exhausted! Anyways....the post isn't gonna write itself (but wouldn't it be cool if it would??) so I will press on...

This week at the Pixie Cottage we have a super awesome sketch, and a theme (furry friends!). You can do either/or or both! I chose to do both this time. Here is the sketch:

and here is my card:
I used the Pixie Cottage Stamp 'to you from us' by di carubia. I made my card with a few other challenges in mind too! Let's hope I'm awake enough to remember all of goes!
1. 365 cards day 190, color is the color scheme:

2. Shirley's 2 girls: animals
3. paper romance challenges: furry friends
4. a spoonful of sugar: animal crackers
5. stamp something: something cute!
6. my time to craft: 106, jewelled

ok, i think i did it, and i didn't fall asleep on my keyboard. now head over to the Pixie cottage and see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations!!!
thanks for visiting my blog today