March 22, 2023

Canadian Adventure YouTube Hop

Good afternoon crafty friends!
I'm very excited today to be celebrating a new release from Catherine a Pooler Stamps Canadian Adventure Video Hop! My crafty friends and I can't wait to share how we used the NEW O Canada Bundle that’s part of the Global Adventure Pt. Tres Collection from Catherine Pooler Designs.

After you watch my video on YouTube, make sure you subscribe and leave a comment on YouTube along all the hop stops for your chance to be the lucky winner of a $50 Gift Card* to the Catherine Pooler Shop! Now that's a lot of ink!

I had a great time making these cards and I have a more to share but I'm currently heading out of the country on a crafty adventure of my own. On my return I have a few more cards to share with you.

Watch my video below on YouTube and subscribe and comment for your chance to WIN!

A little closer look at my cards!

Here is the beginning of the hop order if you get lost along the way....

Catherine Pooler Stamps


March 16, 2023

Color Hues #60

Hi there friends, thanks so much for popping in. It has been a busy few weeks with too many days that I didn't even have time or energy to go into my craft room. I know crazy, right?

We have a new color duo over at the the Color Hues Color Challenge for Challenge #60! Design team member Marcia chose our new colours so let me introduce you to Blue and Turquoise!

One of my favourite co-ordinating sets of all time is PinkFresh Butterflies. I have the stamps, dies and stencils with the hot foil plate on my wishlist. I stamped and black heat embossed the butterflies, then I used Catherine Pooler inks in Dress Blues and Fiesta Blue along with the stencils for my card.

The sentiment is from a now retired set from MFT Stamps called Handwritten Happiness. Any type of sentiment from your favourites could be used with a butterfly.

The heat embossing makes the stenciling so much easier.

The areas where the blue meets the turquoise makes the loveliest hue of the two colours combined.

I added foam tape behind the panel and behind the butterfly for a bit of dimension.

I have a bit of both here, a beautiful blue butterfly and a sure sign of spring.  

Please pop over to the Color Hues Color Challenge to see what the rest of the team has made, you will not be disappointed! Happy hopping!

March 3, 2023

Scrap 'N Stamp Bunnies 'N Baskets Inspiration Hop

Hi friends and Happy Friday. I'm back again hopping with Scrap N' Stamp Canada on Instagram for the Bunnies 'N Baskets Inspiration Hop! 

Please comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap 'n Stamp Canada store.

I used the new Scrap N' Stamp Bunnies 'N Baskets kit for my projects today!

For this first card I used the cardstock in the kit to make my own striped background paper. The hot air balloon was coloured with Copics.

The second card is a shaker also using the kit. The patterned papers are Lawn Fawn Spiffy Speckles, one of my favourites. The shaker sprinkles are also from the kit.

There is also a sale on select spring products at the Scrap 'N Stamp online store!

Don't forget you need to comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win!


March 1, 2023

Color Hues #59

Hi there friends!

How can it be March the 1st already! We start a new challenge today at the Color Hues Color Challenge for Challenge #59! Design team member Carol chose our new colours of green & gold.

I couldn't decide if I was going to make Something using the January Catherine Pooler Club Sursee kit or something with the Pinkfresh Studio Detailed Leaf hot foil plate. I know, right? So why not both!

My first card was made using the Catherine Pooler Club Sursee January kit. I stamped and die cut two sizes of clover images from the Clovers & Blooms stamp set. The 'lucky' word die was cut three times from white cardstock and once from Sizzix mirror gold opulent cardstock. All the layers were glued together with the gold on top.

Once arranged everything on the card front. I positioned the 'to have you' sentiment from the Lucky Charm stamp set. Some pieces were glued directly to the card front and some were added with foam tape. The front stitched panel was added to the card base with foam tape.

A little closer look at the shine.

My second care was made using the PinkFresh Studio's Detailed Leaf hot foil plate and the matching PinkFresh Studio Detailed Leaf stencil set. The imagine was first hot foiled in gold and then stenciled using three different green inks (listed below).

The image was cut with the coordinating die and added to a stitched rectangle with foam tape.

The sentiment is Studio Katia's Birthday Greetings heat embossed in gold.

This is such a gorgeous die!

Be sure to head over to the Color Hues Color Challenge if you haven't been there yet to see what my fabulous teammates have made for green & gold.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!

February 16, 2023

Color Hues #58

Hi there friends! Today we start another new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #58

I chose the colours for this challenge and chose Lime Green and Cyan because I think we all could use a little bit of brightness this time of the year. We have seen so much snow and grey skies here this winter and I'm missing the sunshine so much. 

On to my card, if you have done any foiling you know how hard it is to take a good photo of it. SO my photos may seem a bit overexposed but I wanted to catch the shine. I stenciled the Studio Katia Birthday Balloons stencil for the front of my card. Then I added an MFT Stamps Happy Birthday foil die using turquoise foil. A few Studio Katia Sparkling Round Gems and called it done.

A couple more photos to capture the foiling.

The sparkle gems have a cross hatched pattern on them that kind of hard to see in the photo but look really good as a subtle accent.

Head over to the Color Hues to see what my fabulous teammates have created with the colors!
I can't wait to see what you do this challenge.

Fun Food Inspired Valentines

Hi there, I have a few more cards to share for Valentines. The Love You More dies from Concord & 9th and the matching stamp set make for some fun and cute Valentines. 

I wish that there was a set like this when my kids were young and needed Valentines for their friends. They never wanted mom to make cards because they wanted to buy the latest and greatest cheap cards from the store--Spongebob and Lizzie McGuire come to mind--lol! I was telling this story to my daughter last week and she told me that next year I could make cards for all the little's in her kindergarten class. I guess I have some work to do!

This year not too many cards's left the house but I have a good start for 2024!

Thanks for stopping in today!

February 5, 2023

Love Ya in RED

I've been having such fun playing with the new Lawn Fawn Giant Love Ya dies. I made one more card in RED. Really simple 4 1/4" square card matted with pink and a red scalloped square from MFT Stamps was placed on top.

I am also submitting these cards to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #141!

Thanks for stopping in today!