December 31, 2017

Fashionista - December 2017



Here we are on the last day of 2017!
It's amazing how fast this year has gone.

I have the pleasure of being the last hostess of the year for the 12 Kits of Occasions. From the moment I laid my eyes on the new Fashionista collection from Echo Park I fell in love with the papers, the colours, the whimsy and all the possibilities. I sent each of the girls on the team a kit full of patterned papers, girlie stamped images and die cuts. Included in the line up are images and die cuts from Hero Arts, Ellen Hutson and My Favorite Things. A full list of the supplies found in the kits can be found on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog. Supplies I added today that are not on the supplies list--MFT Stamps Blueprints #27, Essentials by Ellen Mirror, Mirror die

This Tuesday will be 11 weeks since I broke my collarbone. Everyday I am getting stronger and stronger but when I use my arm too much it definitely lets me know. The bone is pretty much healed but the soft tissue damage may take up to 3 - 4 months to repair, so I am continuing with my physio and hope that 2018 is a good year for healing.  So no on to what you are here for today. I made six cards this month and it felt so good to finally be able to get back to crafting again.


For my first card I used Freshly Made Sketches Sketch #318 for my design.

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My next card uses CAS(e) the Sketch #252, very literally.

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Close up so you can see the Wink of Stella coating the dress:


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I will be submitting these to the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge anything goes.

Please take some time to hop around to the blogs of all the girls on the team.
Links on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog.

Happy Hopping!

23 comments :

Dotty Jo x said...

Stunning cards! This looks like a 'must have' kit, Jo x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Glad to hear you are getting better! I loveeeeeeee these! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I Card Everyone said...

Fabulous kit, and your cards are tres magnifique, my friend!
LOve the bit of blush you've added to Ms. Hepburn - and thanks, Tracey, I've always loved that stamp, and this was my first opportunity to use her!
Happiest New Year to you and James ... I'm hoping to see your smiling face in the year to come, and a well healed YOU!
=] xo

Birgit said...

Wow Tracey~ These are all amazing! What a darling kit you've put together. It was so much fun making such beautiful feminine cards. Thank you! I'm glad to hear such a good update on your healing process. I hope 2018 brings you much strength and healing and many, many blessings!

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Lynn said...

Ahhh..these are so fun Tracey! This kit is adorable with a capital A. So much fun to see all the gorgeous creations. Here's to 2018 being a year of healing for you and that you feel back to 100% very soon. Love you my friend!

Marcia HIll said...

FABULOUS cards Tracey and so glad to hear you're getting stronger every day!! :0)

Michelle said...

Wow..... six amazing, beautiful cards! Love how you've incorporated the two sketches, the shimmering gown and Audrey's subtle pink wash! Many thanks for such a lovely kit - so full of pretty patterns and color!
Wishing you continued healing and much health and happiness in 2018!!
P.S. Can you please tell us/me where the scalloped/stitched bg on the Audrey card is from?

Darnell said...

I love your kit, Tracey, and I'll bet the girls had a blast with it! I am awed by your CASlicious designs and the perfect way you made some of your cards fit the challenges!! Happy New Year! I'm glad you are recovering well and I hope after the next few months, you will be completely healed!! It's wonderful to see you back making cards!! Hugs, Darnell

Marybeth said...

Oh Tracey I love everything you did with your kit! Love the cards you made for the challenges and what a fun way to show some of that beautiful paper! I had so much fun with your kit and the beautiful papers! So happy to hear you are on the mend. I saw how much pain my grandson was in when he first broke his. Happy New Year sweet friend!

~amy~ said...

Tracey, these are all wonderful!

Cat Craig said...

A fabulous kit Tracey! Wonderful cards...have a happy new year!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Love the fashionista theme of your cards! Each one is so clever and creative. Glad to hear you're feeling a bit better. I hope that 2018 will see you completely healed and back to your old self. Happy new year!!

Lisa Elton said...

Thank you so much for such a fun girly kit to work with this month! I'm happy to know you're healing and able to get crafty again. You know I miss you when you're not around blogland! Now about your cards...LOVE them all! I am especially fond of what you did with the lovely Miss Katherine. I was afraid to add any color to her, didn't want to screw it up LOL!! The mirror you created for your spa day lady is fun. Wishing you a Happy New Year friend filled with health and blessings!

Sharron said...

Tracey, I loved your charming kit and your cards show it off so well. And how wonderful that you used the two sketch challenges too. The Audrey image looks stunning with a pink blush and I adore the soft pink dress! Every card is truly gorgeous! Thank you so much for the wonderful kit! Glad you are getting better and hope you are feeling back to normal soon. Wishing you and your family a very happy and blessed 2018!

Nora N. said...

Your cards are AMAZING!!! Thank you for sharing!!

Nora N. said...

What a fabulous kit!! I adore all your projects that you created!!! Happy New Year!!

Kim Heggins said...

Simply fabulous cards Miss Tracey...so loved your fashion forward kit! Would love to have some fabric to match too. Your cards are amazing, just love all your wonderful details. But your Audrey card is a knock out, a true beauty! And those dresses, they are just gorgeous, hoping to play with these in April too! Thank you so much for an amazing kit. Happy New Year!

Lindsey said...

Tracey, this kit was so fun! Thank you! I love the colors and papers and uniqueness of the theme. Your cards are fantastic!! Tons of fun layouts and just so creative...the ink spray on the Audrey Hepburn card..brilliant! I absolutely will be using your cards as inspiration to use the rest of the supplies from my kit. Wishing you lots of healing and strength as you continue to recover this year! Hugs!

Anita in France said...

What a great kit, Tracey ... full of style and elegance ... as each of your cards are! I'm especially taken with the softly sponged background for Audrey ... gorgeous understated chic! Good to hear your recovery has gone well so far ... hope it continues well and the soft tissue damage heals just as it should! Wishing you every blessing for a Happy New Year.Bonne Année 2018! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

I'm so glad to hear that you're getting stronger each day, Tracey! Sending healing hugs your way :)
I love how you played with this collection...your crisp, clean designs are so striking and fun, and I love how you combined all of these challenges! Happy New Year!

artful-notions said...

OK, can you keep a secret? Yours was the best kit yet! so clever, I loved every paper and carefully chosen item and image. LOVED it all! Your cards are stunners. The first is a fav, but I'm so in love with the spa gal and all her accessories, that has to a fav too! Happy to hear you're healing. Take time and take all the help you can get... words from a grandma <3

Jeanne J. said...

Oh my goodness! What an amazing kit! An unexpected surprise as EVERY single stamp in the kit was new to me! Where have I been living? I loved it! Youre cards are GORGEOUS! I love the pretty dress on the stand (another why didn't I think of that? moment) and the mirror on the spa day card! Thank you so much for putting this together for us!