April 26, 2012

RS #8

A year ago when I started my blog I was only creating cards when the need was there.  With MS fatigue has been a huge part of my life and as much as I love making cards I wasn't motivated to push myself.  Now I am in love with challenge blogs.  These blogs are giving me a reason to push myself and feel a sense of accomplishment.

Jackie Rockwell was the inspiration behind RetroSketch #8 and I have to say that this sketch was way out of my comfort zone.  I didn't want to forgo this week so I used the sketch as a springboard to make it work for me and I am so glad I did.  I ended up with a card that I'm really happy with.

I grabbed a few extra bakery tags when grocery shopping and they made perfect hangers for my twine swag.  I used the Lily Bee Design Tiny Tablet I picked up at Scrapfest last week and Melissa Bickford's Heart 2 Heart min stamp set and die to finish it off.  I am also adding this card to the Simon Says Anything Goes Challenge.





Cardstock:  Kraft (PTI)
Patterned Paper:  Double Dutch (Lily Bee Design)
Clear Stamps: Heart 2 Heart #2
Ink:  Pure Poppy (PTI), Tuxedo Black Memento (Tsukineko)
Dies: Heart 2 Heart #2, Block Alphabet
Other: foam squares, Mandarin Bakers Twine (The Twinery), Corner Chomper, bakery tags


18 comments :

Mary Pat Siehl said...

tracey this is great!love the lily bee paper. i am so loving their paper these days!!

my DT work is lightening up and I have been having fun entering challenges again this week. hopefully i can play along with pti soon as well. it has been way too long since i played!

great job!!

Lisa said...

Yep...FUN!!! Great job Tracey, the patterns are darling. So happy that you've found an outlet that creates motivation for yourself. I completely let time get away from me on this cute sketch challenge...drat!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow - what a great idea using the bakery tags! You might of started a new trend!
Great job with the sketch challenge :)
Maria

Jackie Rockwell said...

Tracey I have to say that I'm so happy you challenged yourself! Your bakery tag idea is BRILLIANT!!! It's a terrific card! I agree with Maria what a COOL trend bakery tags would be. Sooooo glad you played along with us at Retrosketches this week! :)

Joyce said...

What a fun card. How clever to use bakery tags. I am with you, in that the challenge blogs push me to create when I don't even need the card. In fact, sometimes I procrastinate making the cards I need, because I have an idea for a challenge card that is more compelling.

Cyndie said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love the bakery tag idea--what a great way to recycle! The colors of this card are perfect, too!

Marybeth said...

Such a brilliant idea to use the bakery tags Tracey. I think your card is fun and clever. I only started my blog so I could enter into the MIM card challenges. They do help us grow in our craft but they shrink our wallets..:)

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Love this Tracey - so fun!!!! Those papers are great! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches!

Deb said...

Those grocery tags are so clever! I love seeing your creations and I am so happy that the challenge blogs you have found have given you the inspiration to keep crafting. I love your work. **HUGS**

Cecilia said...

Great use for grocery tags! I now will have to think twice before throwing them out!! Great card!

Jill said...

OMGosh, this is adorable! Your use of the grocery tags--clever, clever, clever, Tracey! I hope the challenge blogs keep inspiring you because I sure enjoy looking at the results! :-)

fishydesign said...

Really cute use of everyday scraps!

kasia c. said...

How cool is this card? Love it!
I absolutely adore the way you used those tags to make your banners. Awesome idea. :)

Marlena M. said...

This is so much fun! I love it Tracey.

Deb Hickman said...

What a fun card, I love that you used grocery tags, great idea, thanks for sharing, I need to pop some in my trolley next time I go shopping. Have a good weekend. Deb xxx

Pauline said...

This is fabulous Tracey, love the banners and lovely layering.

Kelly Griglione said...

You know, I always thought I should be saving those little tags! Great idea Tracey.

I've been meaning to tell you my neighbor, dear friend and fellow crafting partner-in-crime also has MS. She's in her mid 30s and it pains me to see her struggle. I pray for her often and will include you as well.

Hang in there! Keep those cards coming!
Kelly

Jean said...

Tracey ~ another awesome card! Yes, those challenges can be quite addicting. I seem to find some of the color challenges harder than the sketch challenges. I also give myself a break, if I can't seem to make something work.