Archive for the ‘Stamping’ Category

Our Greatest Glory …

Published by Tracy on July 9, 2008

… is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.

I love that saying. I made this card a couple of weeks ago. These are the colors that I’m really feeling these days. They are pretty fall-ish I suppose, butso pretty together.

I hope you all had a great 4th of July. It was a fairly quiet weekend for me. I did happen to snap this picture the night of the 4th on our way out to see the fireworks! I think it really turned out very cool! (There’s no editing here, I don’t know how to do that … yet … I am the proud owner of this
book though, so hopefully soon I’ll figure it out!)

More Thank You Cards!

Published by Tracy on June 24, 2008

Here are some more of the Thank You cards I made - I made a total of 6 using all the same papers! So, there are more to come as the week goes on! :) Enjoy!

Bazzill Cardstock
Basic Grey Sugared
Misc CTMH stamps
Misc CTMH accessories and Ink
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing folder

Happy Everything

Published by Tracy on May 6, 2008

I saw a card this weekend (store bought) that look similar to this one. I really liked the look of it.

It was quick and easy to make, and best of all, I have a purpose for it! :)

Dew Drops!

Published by Tracy on April 21, 2008

I got a nice surprise in the mail today! Thursday night Mom and I put an order of Dew Drops in - 9 bottles total. They showed up this morning already!!!! :)

So of course I had to play! She doesn’t get to see them until Friday - I told her I was going to use them all before then! Which, as it turns out, would simply be impossible as there are hundreds of them!!

This is a simple card. I’ve been seeing variations of it in Blog-land for the last week or two. This paper is the new CTMH Sarsaparilla paper in the Summer Catalog. It went well with the Cowboy Dew Drops! The stamp is from a retired CTMH set - Woodland Sentiments. I really like the way it turned out!


Friend to Friend

Published by Tracy on April 19, 2008

Here’s another BG Sugared card. Very simple, but I really like the color combos on this line of paper.

I also used Marvy Oval punches, large eyelets, and Bazzill. The stamp set is from a retired CTMH set.


Farmer Tilda!

Published by Tracy on April 8, 2008

Here’s another Tilda card! :)


Paper: Bazzill, Fancy Pants PP
Ink: Staz On
Stamps: Magnolia
Misc: Foof a La Buttons, Misc rubon, CTMH Brad, CTMH Hemp, CTMH Dimensional Elements, MM Acrylic Paint

100% Pure Potential

Published by Tracy on April 6, 2008

Another card! :)

I started this card last night, but couldn’t figure out how I wanted to finish until this morning. I really like the way it turned out.

The flourishes in the corner are actually a rub on. I’ve never really been much of a rub on fan, but my girlfriends who are here for the weekend definitely are. So, they’ve semi-converted me.

The PP is from CTMH Serendipity, and the rub on is on top of a piece of transparency. Then I painted some MM acrylic paint on the back of the transparency, and stamped the saying on top of it in Staz On. The stamp is from the CTMH Legendary Moments set.

There’s a bit of a glare/shadow on the picture. I was having a problem taking the picture. I probably could have photo-shopped that out - if I knew how to photoshop. That’s next on my list of things to learn!

EDIT - Here’s a better, if not majorly angled, picture.

Happy Hellos

Published by Tracy on April 5, 2008

Hi everyone!

I have a couple of girlfriends in from out of town this weekend. It’s one big stamping/scrapping weekend here.

Today we took a “field trip” to the “big town” and did a little scrap shopping. Then made it back this afternoon to start crafting. I love these weekends!

This card includes the new Basic Grey paper “Sugared” - love it of course. I think I love ALL things BG though. I white washed brown Bazzill with MM acrylic paint, and used Foof-a-La buttons. The stamp and scallop punch are Stampin’ Up.

(PS - You still have a couple of days to enter my blog candy!)



Published by Tracy on April 2, 2008

Finally … a card!

This sketch was borrowed from a card I saw in the new CTMH catalog. My card looks nothing like that card, other than the layout!

The papers are Chatterbox and Bazzill, the ink is CTMH Hollyhock, and the stamps are CTMH Funky Florals (retired I’m pretty sure) and April Word Puzzle. The Buttercup Brads, Baby Pink ribbon, and Baby Pink Safety Pin are all CTMH as well (so are the clear beads, but they are retired as well).

I also used a paper piercer and poked holes in circle shapes in the patterned paper. This is as close as I’ve come to stitching … I’m getting there though.

Ok, I’m beat, need to get to bed!


Happy Spring!

Published by Tracy on March 19, 2008

Hi everyone!

I know it’s been several days since I’ve posted. I’ve actually had this card made for a few days now, but have been sicker than a dog. If you’re interested in knowing more about that, go ahead and click here, but only if you are ready to read TMI! ;)

This card was pretty simple, but I was very pleased with it anyway!

The cardstock is Bazzill, the patterned paper is Chatterbox (LOVE IT). That stamps are CTMH March and April Word Puzzles. I also used my Nestabilities for the first time (LOVE those as well, and definitely need to buy more), and also my new Gelly Roll pen. The ribbon is just some that I picked up at JoAnn’s.


“Fishing” You Happiness

Published by Tracy on March 9, 2008

I finally made another card. And let me tell you, I’m not exaggerating when I say that this card took me 2 days to make. I started with the image, and then had to come up with a card layout, size, and papers to match the coloring I had already done.

I clearly was enjoying the Gingham look of things this time around, and I stuck with good old circles to boot!

I also got out my prismacolor pencils … this time with mineral spirits. Loved how the coloring turned out this time. It definitely takes practice, but the more comfortable you become with it, the more natural the coloring looks I think.

The sentiment is from a retired CTMH set (Noah’s Parade). I threw in CTMH retired clover meadow gingham ribbon, clover meadow eyelets, and stickles for Edwin’s wings.


You only Live Once!

Published by Tracy on March 3, 2008

So, you know how every once in awhile you made that ONE card … you know … the ONE!?!?! It’s the one you LOVE. Whether it’s super detailed, or super simple, it doesn’t matter. You just love it. That’s how I feel about this card. I just love it.

It’s a simple card. But I love how the colors contrast with each other. And yes, I used circles again. I think I’ve found something that makes me creative for now … and you know how that is! Once you find it, you stick with it.

The papers are all CTMH - black cardstock, White Daisy Textured cardstock, Baby Pink cardstock. CTMH paper flower, with CTMH bling, and Baby Pink Grosgrain ribbon. The saying comes from CTMH Make It Count stamp set.


No Pain no Gain - Circles

Published by Tracy on March 2, 2008

I saw a sketch at My Scrappy Blog that I liked, and went ahead and went with it.

The papers are CTMH Floral Tapestry Paper Pack, and I used my CM circle cutter to cut all the circles in various sizes.

I used my new SU Jumbo eyelets, which I love, and CTMH Legandary Moments stamp set.

I made squiggles (LOL) around the plain cardstock circles for some contrast.

Thank You Card

Published by Tracy on February 26, 2008

So, here’s another Silouette Card. I just love this paper so much, but I’ll likely move away from it for awhile now! :P Maybe.

I need to send some Thank You cards, so came up with this quick card.

Supplies area all CTMH except the eyelets. Stamp set is Greetings to You (possibly retired).

I’m also working on a couple of other projects. I’m working on going through my old mags and tearing out what I really like and what to keep. I’m creating a card box out of a lunch box tin with tabs and pasting my torn out images to big index cards. When I get further along, I’ll post a picture of that.

I’m also working on a Bind it All journal - for card/layout sketches. I like the idea of having one of these handy for those times that I have an idea I want to remember!

Here’s the card!

Friend to Friend

Published by Tracy on February 25, 2008

This card is based on a “doodle” by Pammie from Friday.

Supplies: CTMH Serendipity Papers, CTMH Legendary Moments Stamp, CTMH Woodland Sentiments stamp (retired), and CTMH Black Ribbon Collection.

The stamping on the black piece of paper was done in a 2nd generation CTMH White Daisy and then clear embossed.