September 30, 2013

The 12 Kits of Occasions - September


It's the last day of the month and that mean time for this month's edition of The 12 Kits of Occasions. We were so excited to have so many new members on our blogFacebook and a our Pinterest page.

Kim was our hostess this month and the theme is Halloween.  Halloween is Kim`s favourite occasion and what a kit she sent to us! You will see all the goodies she sent to us over at the 12 Kits of Occasions blog and see who is our Guest Designer this month while you are there!

Let get on with the projects.

The Impression Obsession Graveyard die cut is so much fun, I adhered it with foam tape for dimension.

Love this subway art from Taylored Expressions and I added a few MME enamel dots to match the candy paper!




Pop on over to The 12 Kits of Occasions blog so that you can go around and see what the rest of the team has done with this kit!

All the supplies are listed on the 12 Kits blog HERE!

I am also submitting 4 of these to this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

My happy window. Why is this the first time I have ever done this?

Happy Halloween!

September 28, 2013

Dynamic Duos #72 and Simon Says Wednesday Challenge


Happy Saturday and time for the new colour duo at Dynamic Duos!

October 1st bring the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Events all over the world are organized to raise money in the fight to find a cure and to educate the about public about early detection and how important it is.  My card this week is an encouragement card that I hope I never have to give to someone. 


I am also submitting this to this week's Simon Says Wednesday Challenge.

Cardstock:  White, Sweet Blush (Papertrey Ink)  Primrose Petals (Stampin' Up)
Stamps: Be (Simon Says Stamps
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Notched Flowers (Papertrey Ink) Flower Friend, Be (Simon Says Stamps)
other pearls (Stampin' Up)

September 26, 2013

FSS - September Release Day 3 - A Wee Christmas


Welcome back for Day 3 of the Fresh Squeezed Stamps September Release!

A Wee Christmas is a collection of stamps you can use to build a scene or mix and match to create some fun images. 

For my card I chose to use the two trees to build a snowy scene complete with rolling hills and snow!



Are you ready to start planning for Christmas?

Head over to Fresh Squeezed Stamps to see what the rest of the Design Team created with this stamp set!  If you want to be entered for a chance to win this set, all you have to do is visit the Fresh Squeezed Stamps blog before midnight EST tonight!

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: A Wee Christmas (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink: Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: In The Meadow (Papertrey Ink)
other: Assorted Copics, ultrafine glitter

September 25, 2013

FSS - September Release Day 2 - Frightfully Delightful

Welcome back for Day 2 of the Fresh Squeezed Stamps September Release!

It is getting to that time of year again when all the little goblin and ghouls get ready to Trick or Treat. Delightfully Frightful is a fun Halloween set that you can use for cards and tags and parties.

No card today but I created a wine bottle tag for that bottle of hemlock you might want to decorate to give as a gift.


Head over to Fresh Squeezed Stamps to see what the rest of the Design Team created with this stamp set!

Cardstock:  True Black, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Frightfully Delightful (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Die: Wine Bottle Tag, Tag Sale #5 (Papertrey Ink)
other: bat Punchie, foam dots

Papertrey Ink September Blog Hop


Well I have no idea where September went but it has and fall has arrived and with that so has this month's Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

This month's challenge is to create a festive wreath for the upcoming holidays.  Well although I have been creating Christmas cards all year I am not quite ready to jump on the Christmas bandwagon just yet. Although I did pick up one of those huge rolls of Christmas wrap at Costco a few weeks ago because I was getting bored of the one I bought two years ago that will likely last the rest of my life!

So my card is Fall/Autumn/Thanksgiving inspired because in only three weeks it will be Thanksgiving in Canada.


Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Framed Out #9, Think Big Favorites #19, Places Please (Papertrey Ink) 
Ink: Canyon Clay, Kraft (Papertrey Ink) Soft Suede (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Banner Borders (Papertrey Ink) Stitched Matts (Lil ' Inkers)
other: Woodgrain Impressionn Plate (Papertrey Ink), burlap, foam tape

September 24, 2013

CCC #63


The is one of three posts today, so if you are looking for my Fresh Squeezed Stamps Day 1 Release post or my colourQ post just click on home to start from the beginning.

Happy Fall!

It's time for this week's CASology Cue Card, this week's cue is:

The days of summer are gone and shorts are replaced with jeans and sweaters in the evenings.  The air has that cool crisp feeling of autumn. Last week it was summer here and now with just a flick of a switch is is over. I love summer but when fall arrives I remember how much I love the fall.  So this week's cue is perfect.


Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

Guest Designer: LeAnne

I can't wait to see what AUTUMN means to you!

Cardstock:  Fine Linen, Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Forever Fall (Reverse Confetti)
Ink: Soft Suede, More Mustand (Stampin' Up)
Dies: Stitched Squares (Lil ' Inkers)
other: woodgrain impressionn plate (Papertrey Ink)

colourQ #208


The is one of three posts today, so if you are looking for my Fresh Squeezed Stamps Day 1 Release post or my CASology post just click on home to start from the beginning.

Happy Tuesday and time for this week's new colourQ!
We think you will have fun with this one as you have a say in the colours.

So what is your palette going to look like?

In the past I shied away for graphic cards and tended to only make cards that were cute or flowery.  I think the reason I didn't do graphic is because I didn't know how to get started.  With so many amazing crafters out there who do graphic so well, I sat up and paid attention.  Crafters like Cristina Kowalczyk and Laura Bassen inspire me to try over and over again.  I chose green as my 'one spot of colour' and used my new Papertery Ink set Autumn Pattern Pieces to create a graphic birthday card.


Head over to the colourQ and see what the rest of the design team has in store for you this week. We hope that you join in the fun.

Cardstock:  White, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Autumn Pattern Pieces, Stylish Sentiments Birthday (Papertrey Ink)
Ink:  Simply Chartreuse, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
other: green sequins

FSS - September Release Day 1 - Say Anything


The is one of three posts today, so if you are looking for my colourQ post or my CASology post just click on home to start from the beginning.

Happy Tuesday and today is Day 1 of the Fresh Squeezed Stamps September Release!

Say Anything is a collection of  sentiments that you always wished that you had or had to create a computer generated one. This is a fun set with so many sentiments to chose from and a great design graphic too!!

For my card I combined two of the sentiments too create my own custom sentiment, inked up the graphic in Bubblegum pink and scattered a few sequins. Clean and simple.


Are there any times you are looking for that off beat sentiment?

Head over to Fresh Squeezed Stamps to see what the rest of the Design Team created with this stamp set!

Cardstock:  White (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Say Anything (Fresh Squeezed Stamps)
Ink: Bubblegum (Hero Arts) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
other: pink sequins

September 23, 2013

CSC #158


Playing along with this week's CASE Study Challenge. I was determined I was not going to miss another challenge. Do you think maybe life is starting to slow down a little bit? I wonder.

This month's Muse in the amazing Kelly Racoosin and this is the inspiration that we had to work from.

I turned Kelly card to portrait orientation and used bold vibrant colours with Waltzingmouse Funky Florals. I love this set, the images stamp beautifully. Here is my take on the challenge.


Cardstock:  Limeade Ice (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Limeade Ice Pattern Pack (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Funky Florals (Waltzingmouse) Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Limeade Ice, Terracotta Tile, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Funky Florals Cut Files (Waltzingmouse) Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inkers)
other: foam tape

September 22, 2013

Happy Birthday Sharron - blog hop!

Today is a very special post for Sharron of On Papillon Wings!

Today Sharron is celebrating her birthday and her friends want to help her do it in style with a birthday blog hop!  Sharron is such a sweet bloggie friend who has incredible talent, I can't tell you how many times I visit her blog and just gasp--wow, what a brilliant idea! If you don't know Sharron or haven't visited her blog you should, you'll be in for a treat.

I sent Sharron a card by snail mail that she has received, so today I am throwing her a party complete with cake...

and flowers...

and balloons...

and birthday wishes...

Happy Birthday Sharron!
Have a wonderful day!

Here are all the friends joining us to wish you a Happy Birthday...

Tracey  (that’s me)

September 21, 2013

Dynamic Duos #71


Happy Saturday and time for a new colour duo at Dynamic Duos!
This is a black tie week with a dessert option of wet embossing. I think we are going to see a lot of entries this week for this fantastic duo!

I inked up Papertrey Ink's Autumn Pattern Pieces to create my argyle pattern, I found the pattern so easy to join. The finished product definitely has a masculine feel to it.


We hope that you join us this week, can't wait see all of your fabulous creations!

Cardstock:  Kraft (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Autumn Pattern Pieces (Papertrey Ink) Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Ink: True Black (Papertrey Ink)

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Take 3


Another take on the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Sunflower Surprise. Although this card does not feature sunflowers, it showcases that beautiful rose from Blooming Marvelous. The colours are drawn from inspiration photo.


Cardstock:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Blooming Marvelous (Clearly Besotted  Stamps) Birthday Basics (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Soft Canteloupe (Hero Arts) Shabby Shutters (Ranger) Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
Dies: Blooming Marvelous (Clearly Besotted  Stamps) Stitched Mats (Lil' Inkers)
other: foam tape, pearls

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Take 2


There is still time to play along with the current Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Sunflower Surprise!

Here is another take on the challenge using Clearly Besotted Blooming Marvelous.


We really hope that you come and join us for this challenge at the Curtain Call.  We can't wait to see what you do this time!

Curtain Call Crew

Tracey McNeely -- that's me

Come and follow the Curtain Call Pinterest board HERE.

Cardstock:  Vintage Cream (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Blooming Marvelous (Clearly Besotted  Stamps) Dots and Flowers (Hero Arts)
Ink: Butterbar (Hero Arts) Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink) Shabby Shutters (Ranger)
Dies: Blooming Marvelous (Clearly Besotted  Stamps)
other: foam tape, Dark Chocolate grosgrain ribbon, brown button

September 20, 2013

CFC115 and CAS(E) this Sketch #46


Happy Friday!
Yup, that is going to be my favourite fall sentiment!

Between my stitched Mats and Stitched Leaves I don't seem to be able to get enough, so I just had o combine them with these challenges. I have a card for the new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch! The CAS-ual Fridays is Fall challenge is to us fall colors & a at least one leaf !


Cardstock:  Vintage Cream, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Simply Chartreuse (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned paper: Into the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
Stamps: Into the Woods (Lawn Fawn)
Ink: Canyon Clay (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Stitched Mats, Sentiment Flag (Lil' Inkers) Stitched Leaves (Lawn Fawn)
other: foam tape, kraft button, button twine