Wednesday, October 22, 2014



Sharing a card today that I had not posted before.
This one was not picked up for publication but it is too spooky not to share!  ;)


I'm curious, do you send Halloween cards to friends or family?
I usually give them to my kids but that's about it.  They are just so fun to make,

Registration Opens on Thursday!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Burlap Banner


There is still time to join us for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!  

You have until October 25th at 8:00 AM CDT to be inspired and share your project!

Current challenge details and link-up are here

The LEAD of this challenge will be invited to be a guest designer in an upcoming challenge!






Registration Opens on Thursday!

CCC #118


Happy Tuesday and time for this week's new CASology Cue Card.
This week our cue is:

What I am seeing everywhere are homes all dressed up for trick or treater's. So I broke out my new Simon Says Village dies that I purchased originally to make cute white houses and turned my house to a spooky haunted house. The die easily cuts all those tiny windows so I die cut one is yellow and one in black. Then I carefully slid the yellow house off my Big Shot so that the windows did not come out.  The dies do not cut the bottom of the images giving you options for landscapes.  I chose to cut them off for my design. I put a piece of scotch tape on the back of the yellow house to hold the windows in place. Then after poking out the windows of the black house I glued the two together giving the glow. I die cut my hill and then taped it down to the grey background before die cutting the square, Then I stamped the bats and sentiment before adhering the die cuts with foam tape.


Tracey McNeely (that's me)

Registration Opens on Thursday!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Exciting News!

Sunday already? Where did the week go?

Popping in this morning to share some exciting news!

I am guest designing with StampNation again during their new and upcoming class A Very Trendy Holiday 2.0!

We are thrilled, proud and EXCITED to finally be releasing this class to you so you can get ready for your holidays this year. Here are a few details that you need to know:

Head over to Catherine's blog today for more information about the class! 
I hope you join so you don't miss out on all the fabulous inspiration and techniques that are being featured in the class!


Today we are heading into Toronto to the finish line of the Scotia Bank Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  Ben is just finishing up his fall reading week and his girlfriend Caelan is running a half marathon today--21 km (13 miles). She has been training all summer!

We are bringing Ben and his suitcase to meet up with her family at the finish line to cheer her on! Ben will go back to Muskoka with her family after the race and her Dad will be driving them back to school in Sudbury on Monday!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

RetroSketches #137


Time for a new sketch at RetroSketches!

This week our sketch is based on a card that I did HERE.

Here is my retake on my card.

I was inspired by Lizzie Jones card HERE. I love that she put the inverse pieces back into the die as inlaid die cuts. I clear embossed the frame and used colour blocking instead of stamping.


Head over to RetroSketches today and give this sketch a try, I can't wait to see what you do!

Top Dog Dies - Festive Foliage and MIM #184


Happy Saturday!

I am popping in today with a card using two of the newly released exclusive Top Dog Dies...

Fall Foliage
Give Thanks

I made card by die cutting the leaves in white and using Distress Inks to shade. Then I used the Papertrey Ink Make It Monday #184: Dip Die Cuts technique taught by Danielle Flanders. I added gold dip to all my die cuts. Dimension was added with foam tape to the Maple leaf and the acorn. These were added to a white woodgrain embossed card base.


Fall Foliage                                          Give Thanks

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

60 Years Ago Today


Exactly 60 years ago today, October 15, 1954 Hurricane Hazel hit Toronto. We don`t see hurricanes here but when it collided with a cold front over Pennsylvania it caused it to turn northwest towards Canada. My mother`s sister, husband and three children lived along a creek near the Humber River. When a bridge upstream collapsed from debris and flood waters more than 14 homes, hers being one of them, were swept away and they were all killed. For my mom, this is one of the saddest days of the year. She feels like it did the day it happened. She has allowed my siblings and I to know her, through telling us stories of their childhood how they were the best of friends and telling me that I look just like my Aunt Joan. This card is for my mom.