Sunday, November 24, 2013

MUSE #44

 My last card for today (and sadly probably this week since I am so limited on my craft time now) is for MUSE #44.

Here is the lovely MUSE card by Marion Vagg:

now off to get some rest....thankfully only 3 days of work this week! yay! maybe at some point i will get an entire day to spend in my craft room....probably not, but i can hope!!!
thanks for visiting my blog, see you next weekend!


Jingle part 2

image  almost out of time, so here is my other idea for a card for CASology. It wouldn't photo good...ugh....oh well. it is what it is! gotta post and get it entered!

(now that i made the post...)
here are the challenges:
2.dynamic duos #80

and now i have to go make is all messed up now and it agitated me.  i'm sooooo late cooking.....because i had to get this card in in time, and flickr almost made it not happen. ugh. maybe i need a glass of wine. im so agitated. lol.
and i didn't even GET to the MUSE card i wanted to make yet :(

thanks for visiting my blog. even thought im agitated haha.  maybe after i cook dinner i can work on another card. 


It's been a while....I've pretty much been reduced to a weekend crafter who updates her blog once a week it seems....ugh. But if I want to go to the gym and lose weight and get healthy, takes all my energy! I fell asleep so early every day last week. So....weekends it is. And this weekend, with my daughters bday, i only have a few precious hours today. I made this card for CASology, which is due in like 1 hour, but well, i'm done. I'm hoping to redo it if i can get it in on time because i came up with a better idea as i was looking at the photo of this one. So i'm posting this real quick and gonna try to get the second one in on time!

Here is the CASology challenge:

Thursday, November 14, 2013

another cardinal card....


 I may have a small obsession with cardinals.....hence why i like to use them for my christmas cards! anyways... posting this card to :

 1.Unscripted Sketches #230:

2.  Merry Monday #83

for merry monday.....the stripes and heart are subtle. but.....there are embossed stripes. and a teeny heart in the sentiment! i added it in special, and even put glitter on it!

so glad tomorrow is friday!  both of my girlie girls have awards ceremonies in school tomorrow! Caitlyn is student of the month, and Alexis is on the honor roll! I'm so proud!!! of both of them! I'll be going to work an hour early so i can compensate for going to both their assemblies...i wouldn't miss either of them for the WORLD!!!

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Joy :Muse #43


I made this card for MUSE challenge #43. Check out this fab card by Therese Calvird: 


For the first time, i dry embossed over my stamped card here.  I like how it turned out!  I'm not crazy wild over the card, but it's ok right?!  
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Holiday Warmth!


 I made this card in the holiday card class i mentioned in another post. it is through online card classes...this was day 1 lesson. the jury is still out in my mind as to how i feel about the class. i learned a few things so far, but alot of the class from tonight (day 2) seemed like SO MUCH WORK to achieve something that could be made alot simpler IMO. plus, it was all about die cuts, and i personally don't have alot of christmas dies...actually. i have none. i figure, i'm only going to use them once a year, so why spend the money? im more of a stamper yeah. tonights class was a bit of a wash for me. but how cute is the snowman from the class i took monday?! the only real concept i got from that one was how to only emboss parts of a piece of paper....i never would have thought to do that! entering this in Festive Friday color challenge:

and also entering in CASual Fridays, embossing challenge  as i've used wet and dry embossing on this card.  (OR NOT, AS I SEE I'VE MISSED THE DEADLINE! OH WELL....)

that's all for this post. hopefully will have time to post a few tomorrow, i have a few more that i've been too lazy to post!!!
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When good cards go bad....

this seems to be happening alot lately. I seem to have lost my mojo. i dont' know where it went....but it isn't here! Here are a few cards i made tonight when trying to unwind....they are just...well...good ideas gone BAD! image
 I wanted to make 'snow' on the trees. i used gesso through a stencil...this didn't work out so well. i put distress glitter on it to try to fix it...but it didn't work either. then the can't even read it. my white pigment ink....not so good, i think i need a new one! image this one isn't as bad...but still not what i envisioned. actually, im not sure WHAT i envisioned, i just wanted to use pinecones! i just stamped a bunch of them on water color paper, and cut it card shaped. added a crooked sentiment.... oh well... eventually i'll find my mojo! i think i need to clean my craft room or something! i have a few cards to post from a few days ago that are a bit if you see a good card after this post, no i didn't get my mojo back, im just behind on posting!!! on another cool are these frogs we have?! i love watching them! they are african clawed frogs and they are so much fun!!! image thanks for visiting my blog. im not entering these cards anywhere haha. ~tracey

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

oh dear....

when will i find time to blog ?! and craft!!!
life is so busy at time! im trying to make a quick post because im TIRED!!!!!



 This is for Dynamic Duos #78 (if they can forgive the teeny tiny red berries on santas hat!)

any-hoo. its late. i went to the gym today after work. im TIRED.

ps. i learned this card from online card classes holiday bootcamp...more on that tomorrow hopefully!

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Our bond can't be broken

a real quick post.....i haven't had much mojo lately sadly. but here is a card for 2 challenges that inspired me tonight:


 it is for: 1. drunken stampers#148: workplace
the reason this fits that category for me is that im a chemist, so chemical bonds...well that is MY workplace!
CASE this sketch # 53:

that's all! going to cuddle with my sexy man now ;) thanks for visiting my blog today!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Chocolate Understands

image You know, I don't think I have ever made a card this CAS....but I can't think of anything else that even needs to be on this card. it just IS! This is my take on the latest CASology challenge...

Brown=chocolate! that's all i got!!!
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Monday, November 4, 2013


image one more card....real quick this is for 2 challenges:

 1. CASe this sketch #52

2. The Friday Mashup #134, Got Chevrons?

For this one, i only used chevrons......have to make a card that mashes the chevrons with the sketch! it's bedtime.
more tomorrow!
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Merry Christmas


This card I made using a Tim Holtz set that has been sitting for soooo many years uninked. WHAT?! why haven't i used this fun christmas collage?! Anyways....
This is for CASe this sketch #52

I've got a few more cards, but getting sleeeeepy....might have to wait til tomorrow night to post em!
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image Another card using a stamp that has never seen ink.....this card actually used 2 different Close To My Heart sets....I've used the sets before, but never THESE stamps. This card is for the following challenges:
1. Dynamic Duos #77

2.  Unscripted Sketches #229 ( where my friend Kimberly is a new DT member....yay Kimberly!!)

( I just flipped the sketch!)

that's all for this post....more to come!
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'Tis the Season! make Christmas cards!!!

Last year, with all my life changes, I didn't get to make Christmas cards, and it was sad :(    This year, I want to mail handmade cards to everyone!!!  AND, I want them all to be different!
Seems like everytime it gets close to the holidays, I find myself buying Christmas stamps.....I have bought SO MANY over the years....and do you know how many are still UN-INKED!  Anyone else have this sickness like I do?   You see a stampset, think....'oh! that will be perfect for my christmas cards!'   and buy it. and it sits....
So I have vowed this year to do my put ink on all those poor sad un-inked Christmas stamps! 
Because here is the first card.  It is for the current MUSE challenge I saw today and knew the PERFECT UNUSED stamp for it!   I got this stamp (the text on the bottom of the card) from Close to my Heart YEARS ago when I was a consultant. Never used until now!


Here is the MUSE card by Laurie Willison
I chose to use the layout of the card to the best of my abilities. 

So....if you are like me and have a million un-inked Christmas stamps.....use them! and blog about it! how fun eh?! let me know if you are up for the challenge ;)  I've got a bunch more cards to blog tonight, so hold on! more to come!

Friday, November 1, 2013


Sooooo.....this card is way special to me.
Here's the story.....
I was at work, showing a friend of mine all the cards I like to look at on lunch and get inspired to work in my craft room when I get home. When I was on CASE this sketch blog, I saw THIS CARD by Sam Simpson
being that my profession is a CHEMIST.....
omg. i HAD to have this stamp set! THANK GOODNESS that Sam had the source of the stamp set listed on her blog!!!  I immediatly went to the papertrey ink site and ordered this set.....(along with a bunch of other they have great stamps!
So here is MY card I made right after I got my package (which was super FAST!!!!!!! great service papertrey! i'll for sure order again!)

Untitled I'm entering this in a few challenges.
 1. CASology: BLACK
2.  Seize the Sketch, # 7:

supplies i used for this card:

stamps: papertrey ink
ink : ranger, distress ink in picked raspberry, archival in black
ribbon: tim holtz crinkle ribbon
twine: waxy flax by close to my heart
dies: papertrey ink
cardstock: georgia pacific (white), black....unknow scrap from my drawer

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