Monday, September 29, 2014

I'm Dead Serious......


Good morning and today is SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch Challenge time! I say it all the time, but I just love sketches!! If I am not feeling the mojo I ALWAYS go to my sketches. I have oodles of them pinned on my Sketch Pinterest board for those occasions. So I am all about playing along with Sketch challenges!

I played along today using one of my favorite sets from the last release - Undying Love.  Seriously, are they not the cutest set of zombies ever!!!


I really wanted to give my zombie a pale face, so you don't see much color or shading there. That was done purposely. Then I used part of the image using a stitched circle die.  The patterned paper is from Bazzill.  I made perfect mattes with my Perfect Layers Mini tools (you can get 5% off by using Code Tracy5%).  Everything was finished off with enamel dots....
 
Here is the sketch. Remember you can turn it to change it up some too.
 
 
 
The rules are simple..........
  • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
  • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
  • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
  • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS12 so that we may check out your beautiful work
  • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog.
  • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
  • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!
 
 




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Happy Fall - Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to the Perfect Paper Crafting and Lawn Fawn blog hop!! We teamed up with Lawn fawn to bring you some fabulous creations from their latest line and to show off our perfect paper crafting tools!!
 
 
I used Sweater Weather from Lawn Fawn to create my card today.  The Perfect matte around the image was creating using my Perfect Layers Mini Tools, which are the perfect choice for us Card makers!!
 
My background was sponged on using some regular dye inks. I then used a pierced rectangle to cut my image out. I created a little b it of dimension using an embossing folder on my orange paper and foam dots to lift the image panel.  Last I added a few buttons from my stash to finish it off. 
 
Don't forget you can always use code Tracy5% to get a discount on your perfect paper crafting tools!

There are 2 prizes up for grabs. Be sure to hop around and leave a comment on all the blogs!!  Ends Oct 3rd!!

 

Here are the Lawn Fawn Girls, check out their blogs daily to see their fabulous creations!
 

Saturday, September 27, 2014

To Send a Letter.........

Hey there Sistahs!! It's bellariffic Friday (well Saturday actually! hehe) I have been a very busy little girl...well not really...but yes really. I was supposed to go on vacation this week, but husband decided to have surgery...the punk... I mean poor guy... ;-(

So I decided to use my week to go through my craft room and purge myself of some stamps!! I still have a bunch left so if you are interested come see me on facebook at Tracy's STAMPING SALE - HERE.  
 
This week at Stamping Bella we have a little sketchy-poo for you!  I used Maybelline loves Mail!  Notice I just highlighted part of the image, it's a rather large image.
 
Next weeks challenge is a 1,2,3 challenge:
 
1 - image
2 - Embellishments (going to be hard for me!!)
5 - Papers
 
So be sure to get your card to Emily for next Friday!
 
Hugs
Tracy


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Monday, September 22, 2014

Stamp Sale!!!!



Hey everybody! I am trying to clean up and clean out my crafty space!!  I have loads of things that I will be adding to my Facebook Stamp Sale Page this week. So come on over and check it out!!!  The stamps are going fast and I am putting them out there at a deal. See something you like but feels its a bit much....msg me....maybe we can make a deal! ;-)



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Take time for Detours....

Good morning!  Soooo, today I was nominated by one of my bestest crafty girls, Jenny Peterson, to participate in Creative Blog hop! It allows us all to meet new faces, maybe get introduced to bloggers we didn't know before now.....with the idea that it never ends!!

Also todays post is for BellaRiffic Fridays challenge at Stamping Bella. Are you on Facebook, if not, you should be because Em has been posting some images of the upcoming release and boy are the CUTE! If you are an uptown girl fan like I am, you will be blown away for sure!!!

Real quick about my card. This weeks inspiration photo from Stamping Bella is this:
 
So my Uptown Girl - Molly Makes a Detour is going on a safari or maybe traveling the world!  I used an older paper pad from Bo Bunny for the paper, Zoology Collection. Added some foam squares to each layer and that's about all the room I had, so yep...simple!
 
 
Now......for todays creative hop I have a couple of questions to answer for you.....and then I am going to nominate 3 other awesome crafters that I think you should get to know. Hopefully they will play along!! If so, next Monday, they will post and answer all these questions that I know you are dying to know about us!! ;-)
 
  • What am I working on now - Fall d├ęcor. I have been busy making wreaths and centerpieces for the house. We bought a new, bigger house and I am having fun decorating, I have loads more space to do so with. So If I am not card making....I am usually perusing pinterest for ideas!!  I am also always coloring and working on cards for the design teams that I am on.....
  • How does my work differ from others in my genre? I am a plain Jane girl. My cards tend to be simple with layers and not much in terms of "stuff".  I love to use buttons, twine, occasional ribbon, but that's about all you will see out of me. Long ago when I first got into this biz, I felt that I needed to do what everybody else did and I would load up  a card with Flowers. Then I was like, why am I adding flowers to a card with a kid playing soccer on it?? This doesn't seem right!!!  So I stopped and I have developed, in time, my own style.  
  • Why do I create what I do?  I love to color. When I was little I was always drawing and my favorite class was art. My parents even put me in an afterschool art program for a little bit, I LOVED IT. As I got older I would still sketch things out here and there.  Then I was introduced to stamping by my MIL.  I loved that outlet and my girlfriends and I would do "craft-a-thons" quarterly. Everybody would do one project and bring enough for everyone and "teach" it. It was awesome and nobody was sitting there lacking mojo! A few years later when I found Copics, I I found me!  Coloring is my destresser!! I do what I like and how I like it. I'm not trying to be anybody else when I color. I have my own style and look and am quite happy with it.  Nothing better than binge watching Netflix, glass of wine....line art and some copics!!
  • How does my creative process work? Hrmm, well, I start by picking out the line art that I want to use. Normally these days that is chosen by whatever design team that I am on, but not always. Then I always pick out the paper that I am going to use. I base my coloring on that paper. I have just colored and didn't pick out paper but it's too stressful afterwards to match it up. So I don't do that very often anymore. After I have colored my image, I will sometimes look for a sketch that I like. Sometimes I just wing it. I will usually pull 2-3 patterned papers from the paper I am using.  Then I just starting putting it together. I will add some foam dots between layers to give it a little more dimension. If I end up with what is going to be an empty spot, I will often times pull out the buttons, twine and enamel dots!
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    So that's all about me! Now I need to nominate some awesome crafty girls......hrmmm....I think I will nominate the following crafters:
     

    So next Monday....let's see who they nominate!
     
    Hugs
    Tracy
     
     
     

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    Monday, September 15, 2014

    Sorry I forgot your Birthday!

    Good morning!!  Ready to play along with the SugarPea girls and a new SKETCH....cuz, who doesn't love sketches..right???


     
     
     
    The rules are very simple…
    • Create a new card or project using the SugarSketch provided.
    • SugarPea Design stamps are NOT required to play along or to win but would be appreciated :)
    • You may rotate/flip the sketch & replace shapes – so long as the original sketch layout is recognizable 
    • Upload to your blog or other Online Gallery using Keyword: SPDSS011 so that we may check out your beautiful work
    • Add your name and link to your project in the InLinkz on the SugarPea Designs Blog.
    • One randomly selected winner will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe.  
    • However, if the winning entry features a SugarPea Designs stamp we will increase the prize to $15!

    You too can pick up Undying Love in the SugarPea store NOW!





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    Friday, September 12, 2014

    Keep moving......

    Good morning! Welcome to BellaRiffic Friday!! I'm getting antsy for the new release..how about you?? I can't wait to see them all too!!  So excited....and more uptowns. SWOON!

    This week we have a SKETCh for you. I have used Flora the Cyclist.



     
    Doesn't she looks so patriotic with her red and blue! Love!
     


    I colored Flora the Cyclist with Copic markers. I used some Flower Soft (sweet pea) for the basket of flowers. Love how that looks! The ground was creating using Prisma Color pencils and gamsol.  The banner die is MFT.  I kept it simple and added a drawn border around my image and sentiment flag with a Copic Multiliner.

    Join us next week with an inspiration photo challenge!!  Here it is.....



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    Let's Get Together.... Spd Sneak Peek

    It's Release day!!!!!!!!! We are finishing it with a Fiesta....Let's Fiesta and all the other stamps we have featured this week are NOW available in the store!!
     
     





    Would you like to WIN the Let's Fiesta stamp set?! Hop along and visit with the SugarPeas and guests, leaving some comment love along the way! One lucky person will be randomly selected to win the Let's Fiesta stamp set!

    Our fabulous September release is available in the SugarPea Designs Online Shoppe right NOW! Please click here to shop – and if you are lucky enough to win a set you’ve already purchased, you can choose another of the same value!





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