August 2, 2022

Layering Stencils with the Stencils 360

When I had the Stencils 360 tool out I created this background using two of the stencils that are from the Penguin Palace Fancy Gift Box stencil set. I used one of the large 6" stencils to make the blue green background by first stenciling the blue using the solid triangle which is 45 degrees. Then I used the open triangle and stenciled the green.. I popped out the stencil and changed to the 4" guide ring and stenciled the rainbow bow in the centre. This made it a one layer card.
Perfect for mailing!


I finished it off with a sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts Essential Sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


August 1, 2022

Color Hues Color Challenge #46

 Hi there friends!
It's time for another color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #46!

This weeks colour duo was chosen by Design Team Member Lindsey Martin-Penny. Lindsey sadly lost her battle against stage 4 ovarian cancer. She wasn't just a blogging friend she was a real life friend too, we lived only 45 minutes apart, and she leaves a huge hole in my heart and all of the team at both the Color Hues and Seize the Birthday. We have decided this challenge to celebrate Lindsey and the colours she chose by making cards themed to things that she loved. We are also doing this challenge with our crafty sisters at Seize the Birthday.

Friendships were very important to Lindsey and she was always quick to send a card for encouragement or simply just to say hello! I made a card in this challenge's colours using the Concord & 9th Brighter Days stamp set and dies. It is so fun to create custom rainbows in any colour you like. I used Catherine Pooler Inks because they fill in so beautifully!

The panel was popped up with foam tape and the cloud and centre heart are as well.


Great colours and design to send to a friend who could use some cheering up.


July 26, 2022

More Cards with the Stencils 360

 Back on the 1st of July, we had the Canada Day Video Hop which was another success this year. I ended up making a bunch of backgrounds that I set aside. I have finally made those into thank you cards, because you always need to have those ready to go!

This first one was the combination of two different stencils from the Penguin Palace Fancy Gift Bow Stencil Set with the Stencils 360 tool! I used the large and the tiny gift bow and layered them! All sentiments and products used are linked below.


This second card was finished with the Waffle Flower Oversized Thank you die.


I have a couple most I will share in the coming days!
Thanks for stopping in.


July 23, 2022

Scrapn' Stamp Christmas in July 12 Days of Inspiration & Bonus Bucks


 I'm popping in for another post for Christmas in July at Scrapn' Stamp Canada!

Every day from July 14 - July 25th we will be sharing 12 Days of Inspiration!

Today I am sharing once again some more Christmas inspiration with you. I am posting over on my Instagram account @traceymcneely, so be sure to head over for your chance to win a $100 gift card for the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!

This time I got to play with the super cute Creative Expressions Gingerbread for Santa stamp set design by Fabiola Giardinaro. I made a slimline card... 



......and an ornament/gift tag. Making a Christmas Ornament was the first thing I thought of when I saw this set. It was all good until I realized that I had to colour my milk because the cup of milk looked very plain uncoloured. A little trial and error and I used some of the very lightest blues for the glass and the lightest warm greys for some shading at the edges of the milk in the glass.

Have you been using the Bonus Bucks Deal that`s happening right now at the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!



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

July 16, 2022

Scrapn' Stamp Christmas in July 12 Days of Inspiration & Bonus Bucks


It's Christmas in July at Scrapn' Stamp Canada!

Every day from July 14 - July 25th we will be sharing 12 Days of Inspiration!

Today it is my turn to share some Christmas inspiration with you. I am posting over on my Instagram account @traceymcneely, so be sure to head over for your chance to win a $100 gift card for the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!

I had so much fun using the cute Creative Expressions Santa Penguins stamp set design by Fabiola Giardinaro. I made a card... 


......and a gift tag, because well, you know me and tags! 




The fun doesn't stop here because we have a Bonus Bucks Deal happening right now at the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!



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



Color Hues #45

 Hi there friends!
It's time for another color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #45!

I finally had a chance to play with the Altenew Golden Days layering stencil! There are so many beautiful details to this stencil and so easy to line up. I used all four layers for my card using three Distress Oxide inksthat are all hues of peach. My base layer is Tattered Rose, then layers two and three were done with Dried Marigold and the final layer was done with Rusty Hinge and a touch of Hickory Smoke for the centre. 


I created masks for the flower with full adhesive post it notes so that I could stencil the soft grey clouds that are in the background. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide ink but using a VERY, light hand.



The photo looks a bit loud but the finished card is a lovely soft peach and the always camera shy sentiment is silver embossed on light grey cardstock!



I finished it off with a few Studio Katia Stormcloud pearls!

I can't wait to see what you do with this pretty colour palette!


July 1, 2022

Canada Day Video Hop + Over $1000 in Giveaways!

 Happy Canada Day!

I’m joining a group of Crafty Canadian YouTubers and we’re celebrating this special day by featuring Canadian craft products, shops and publications who have generously sponsored today’s event with over $1000 in prizes!  After you’ve finished watching my video, please leave a comment for your chance to win, and then click on the link in the description below my video for the next person in the hop.






I used the Stencils 360 from Penguin Palace to create these. Watch the video to see the backgrounds I created just by spinning round and round!





 The more you comment, the higher your chances are of winning!

Please indicate if you are in Canada or elsewhere as a few prizes are restricted to Canadian addresses only.
All of the giveaway details are on Emily’s blog!

 If you get lost along the way,  Click Here to head over to Emily’s blog for the full list of participants:

Comments close at 11:59pm EST on Friday, July 15, 2021 and all winners will be announced on Friday, July 22, 2021.

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