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Saturday, April 19, 2014

My Perfect Day

I think being by the ocean always turns out to be my perfect day. Something about it just always makes me feel good, even if the sun isn't shining. Yesterday was a gorgeous and I mean GORGEOUS day out. Hubby and I decided to drive to Galveston Island to have a dinner date. The island was all a buzz with surfers, swimmers, and couples walking down the beach hand in hand. We both love to people watch and it just made me smile to see so many people carefree and having fun. 

Lately my hubby has been obsessed with Hawaiian shirts and all that he can find- the crazier the better. We found an amazingly cheap thrift store and he goes nuts each time we go and he can find the shirts. This thrift store is never more than $1.75 and goes down a quarter each day until Wednesday when it hits a quarter. Then it closes early and restocks for the $1.75 Thursday. You can't beat those prices. 

Anyhow... I tell you all this to get to the point: Both of those things inspired this card. lol It is so funny to me where my inspiration comes from. 




From where did your latest inspiration come?
       


Card details
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Image- Surf Tilda from Magnolia
Paper- Pebbles Seen & Noted
Stickles- Crystal


Copics used: 

skin-E21, E11, E51, E50, R20

hair- E18,E17, E15, E13
bathing suit- YR18, YR09, YR04, YR02, YG05, YG03, YG01
sand- E35, E34, E31, E30
surfboard- YG03, YG01, BG75, BG09, BG13, BG05, BG01, BG10, BG000, B02, B00, B0000

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The Absolute Blessing of today

Hey Crafters!

What is everyone up to today? I am sitting here trying to figure out what I want for lunch, browsing the net, and listening to the Big Brother Live Feeds that are playing on hubby's computer next to me. Does anyone else watch Big Brother? It is one of my all time favorite shows!
Anyway, I picked up this little cutie yesterday from Mo's Digital Pencil and had to color her up. She is adorable and different, and that is a combo I like..lol
I had fun with her. I am not super stoked about how her black hair came out but it was one of the last things I colored and I was not going  to scrap the whole thing and start over. Hair really is my kryptonite. I just can not seem to get it down like some people seem to do so effortlessly. I guess the only thing to remedy that is lots of practice. I grabbed a few more Mo images yesterday so I think I may do a bit more coloring today in between eating lunch and laundry loads. I would love to see what you are up to. Leave a comment below and let me know... I will come over and check it out.

Toodles!
Tracy

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Card Details: 

Image:
Baby Fairy Bee by Mo Manning

Sentiment stamp: 
This is the day- Technique Tuesday

Paper:
Bobby and Betty-Hop by Adornit it, Wildflower - Wordplay by Adorn it, Morning Rain- Cloudy by The Paper Loft

Accessories:
Yellow Pearls by Kaisercraft, Twine by Maya Road

Copic
skin- E000, E00, E01, E02, E11, E13, R20
bee body- Y26, Y17, Y15, Y13, Y11 & N8, N6, N5, N3,N1, N0
flower and stem- B18, B21, B14,  YG67, G17, G14, R46
wings- G0000, G00, BG01, BG000
dirt ground- E43, E40, E31, E27, E25, E21 & colorless blender

Challenges that this card is entered in:
Created with Love Challenges- For the Girls
Loves Rubberstamps- Anything Goes


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Over The Top!

It has been soooo long since I picked up a Copic, patterned paper, my ATG gun... you get the idea. I started my vacation, errr.....staycation yesterday and wanted to create!

I went looking through a few galleries online and then through my digi stamp collection to get inspiration. I landed on this super fun girl named Starla from Saturated Canary. 

I was a bit rusty after not coloring or anything for 6 months... I started this image 3 times before I went with it and got a result I was semi pleased with. I need to never go that long without creating again...seriously. lol 


She was totally screaming out to me to have cool funky and fun colors. Do you own her? If so I would love to see what you created with her. Please leave me a link to your creation in the comment section if you have played with her. 


I used the following on the card: 
Image & Sentiment- Starla by Saturated Canary
Paper- Seen & Noted by Pebbles
Die- Wonky Squares
Copics: Y00, Y02, Y06, Y08, BG000, BG10, BG07, BG13, BG15, N1, N3, N5, N6, R20, R21, R22, R24, E00, E02, E11

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Domo Arigato!! Mr. Roboto :)

I love to jot down ideas or thoughts on note pads or Post-it notes. I leave a trail of them all over the place..lol Well, I had one sitting on my desk forever telling me to make a Robot card with the sentiment" Domo Arigato"  which is Thank you very much in Japanese. I am sure that most of you are familiar with the 80's song by the band Styx.

I finally got around to wanting to create it. I went searching high and low ( or at least scouring digi sites..lol) for the perfect robot for my card. I found one that I thought was perfect, but the site was closed until after the new year fro Christmas break. :( ... Heart broken, I moved on until I found this one from Pink Cat Studio. He is quite a cutie,yes?



I used the following on the card: 

Image- Boy Robot by Pink Cat Studio ( digi) + a sentiment I created in PS Elements
Stampin up Very Vanilla for card base
Stampin up Classic Stampin' Pad - Taken with Teal for graphic paper piece
Stampin up Jumbo wheel- *not sure of the name*  for the bigger background piece
Pixie Stix Glitter Tube - Lemonade
Spellbinders Nestabilities- Wonky squares
Sizzix embossing folder - RETRO CIRCLES BY TIM HOLTZ
Paper - MME breeze, Adornit Carolee's creations- Seasons ( August cut apart),& Adornit Bobby and Betty- run
gear stickers I had in my stash and I do not remember what brand they are. 
Twine- Maya Road - saffron yellow
Copics used were C0, C1, C3, BG10, R20



I hope you enjoyed the card, and you can now enjoy this song to get it out of your head like I had too..lol


 


Sunday, January 06, 2013

Just because I can...

Here is a super quick post about a card I made the other day while I was still on my Christmas vacation.
I found this woman that does You tube video's of cards she makes and I have been obsessed with her style since. I can watch her videos all day... I did one day and drove my hubby crazy! lol
This card was actually a case of one of hers. Her name is Kristina Werner, and you can find her at her blog Kwernerdesign blog. You should totally check her out..really.

Here is the card that I made from inspiration I got from watching her....



Card Deets:
Stamps-
 Amuse studio woodgrain background & Studio G Kolette Hall sentiment
Stickles-
 Christmas Red 
Paper- 
Pebbles- seen & noted & Cardstock by Stampin Up
Twine- 
Maya Road in Saffron Yellow 


Have a great rest of your weekend, 
Tracy S

Friday, November 23, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! :)

    It seems the only posts I do lately are the Sassy Cheryl SMT ones. Hmmmmm I love participating in the challenge, but I need to get to blogging more often. lol

   While all the crazy people were out braving the chaos to get the Black Friday deals.. I was home relaxing and crafting. I am going to milk my four day weekend for all it's worth..lol It does not happen often. 

    Anyway, I wanted to bust out some of my Stampin' Up stamps that a friend gave to me a year or so ago.. She gave me ALL of her stamps, papers, inks and crafty supplies. I was thoroughly blessed by it, I just have not really used the stamps much. As you all know I LOVE to color with my Copics, so I rarely ...ok almost NEVER just stamp. Today I was in a mood to do so. I then thought as I was finishing up.. Hey, now I have something for this week's SMT post, hehhehehehe. So I asked hubby to snap the pic and a few more...because for some reason I feel I have to have more than one photo to show what I am doing in my SMT posts, I am not sure why..lol Anyone else encounter that as well? 

Here is the card I made:





I made it using the following stamps and punch: 


And the following inks: 


I had fun stepping out of my little box for a few..how about you? What did you do this lovely Friday? 

Make a post about it and come over and share it with the rest of us... -------> HERE 

Ciao, 
Tracy S



Monday, November 05, 2012

SMT= Show me Thursday!

I love to participate in the SMT= Show Me Thursday challenge over at Sassy Cheryl's. Mainly because there is no pressure... all you have to do is show them what you are up to for the week. I love that it does not have to be crafty. I mean some of you may be constantly crafty...but I am not always full of mojo.
I had a busy, busy weekend. We got together Friday night after work and went bowling with some couple friends of ours. We played Girls Vs. Guys... The guys stomped us.. well my hubby did. lol The other guys not so much. I did win a game against the other females though :) Woot!

Saturday we woke up and took a ride down to Galveston Island to the Lone Star Rally.. in a car. As cool as motorcycles are.. they scare the poo outta me now. I have had too many people I know either killed or seriously injured for life in motorcycle accidents. So while I am pretty sure we will never own one.. They were fun to go watch. Here are a few pics that hubby got of the event.

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So what are you up to this week? We would love to have a peek into your world. Come over to the blog and show us what you are up to. You get entered into a drawing for a free Sassy image.. You can not beat that! Who would not want a darlin' Sassy image... and for FREE!

You can do so by clicking-------------> HERE 

Ciao, 
Tracy S