May 31, 2019

June Celebrations

It's the last day of May and time for this month's 12 Kit of Occasions post!
I am this month's hostess and my kits theme is June Celebrations! Think Father's Day, end of the school year for the kids and thank yous for the teachers! All of this month's kit supplies can be found over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog in the Monthly Kit Supplies Menu!

This is what I created using this month's kit!

For Father's Day...



For the end of the School Year...





All of them together...


Don't forget to pop over the the team blog The 12 Kits of Occasions to see what the rest of the fabulous team has done and follow the hop to be inspired!

May 28, 2019

Birthday Butterfly


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today showcasing the new Bold Butterfly Stamp Set.


Hope you have a chance to pop over and say hello!

May 27, 2019

Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop

Hey there I am so excited to be participating once again in Justine Hovey's Save the Crafty YouTuber Video Hop!

The Save the Crafty YouTuber Video hop is a celebration of cardmaking video tutorials created by a group of talented crafters of all different styles and levels. We are coming together to give our viewers a chance to discover other amazing cardmakers and help reach monetization goals! All you have to do is watch, like the video, consider subscribing, and click the link in the video description below to hop to the next video. Let yourself be inspired! Don’t forget to comment because we have tons of prizes to give away. Please indicate if you are located in the USA or International so that prizes can be awarded appropriately as some prizes (not all!) have restrictions on them.

I created a fun get well card using Alcohol Inks and stamping for my project so head over to YouTube to get in on all the fun!

Click HERE to watch my video and for your chance to win!

I also have a giveaway to offer today that I will be randomly selecting from those of you who watch my video and give it the thumbs up over on YouTube.

All of the details of the hop can be found over on Justine Hovey's blog HERE!
You have until June 5th to comment for your chance to win, Justine will be announcing all the winners of the video hop on her blog and YouTube channel on June 10th.

A complete list of all the supplies I used to create my card are below and in my YouTube video description!

May 21, 2019

Daisy Birthday Wishes


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card I created with the Dear Daisy Die Set and my Copic markers.

Hope you have a chance to pop over and say hello!

May 20, 2019

Rainbow Butterfly


Hi there and Happy Monday!
I hope you had a wonderful weekend. It was the Victoria Day long weekend here in Canada which usually kicks off the start of summer and the start of the black fly season too!

However, as it has been most of the spring here so far we didn`t see much sunshine, we did see some rain (which we don`t need any more of) but we did not really see any black flies. That could mean it has been too cold for them to populate OR it could mean they are on their way!

I am up of the Birch Press Design blog today with another rainbow!
You  have to do what you can to brighten things up.


I hope you have a chance to pop over to Birch Press Design to see what I used to make my rainbow butterfly!

May 15, 2019

Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #52

Hi there, I'm excited to share a card I made for Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #52 using the new Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer. I was a bit nervous to give this die a try but actually it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Definitely makes me smile every time I pull the tab!

The challenge is to show some love for beloved pets, well turtles can be pets too especially if they are cute as this little guy.



Happy Birthday Bloom

I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card I created with the Delgithful Daisy Die Set and Distress Oxide inks.

Hope you have a chance to pop over and say hello!

May 14, 2019

Picket Fence Studios First Anniversary Celebration

Hi there and wishing you a very Happy Tuesday! I am so excited to be a part of Picket Fence Studios First Anniversary Celebation! For the entire month of May they are celebrating their birthday and what a party they are having! 

ETA - Winner #61 (Miriam Prantner)

I am so honored to be one of their guest during the celebrations. Today is my day to post a project here on my blog and to offer a giveaway! More information about my special discount code and my giveaway later in the post! If you haven't heard about Picket Fence Studios or haven't seen their fun and unique designs you are in for a real treat today. Not only do they create that most fabulous stamps and dies but they are also the company that sells the Life Changing Blender Brushes that honestly will rock your world when it comes to ink blending! I have a card and video to share with you today so let's get started...


I used the beautifully designed Peony Bouquet Stamp Set for the flowers on my card and the Thank You Stamp Set for my sentiment.


I started out by masking, stamping and white embossing the blooms from the stamp set onto a panel a Bristol Smooth cardstock. I stamped and embossed each bloom one at a time. After the embossing was done I used the Life Changing Blender Brushes to sponge Distress Oxide Inks on to my panel overlapping the colours slightly to create a rainbow blend.


 I flicked some clean water on to the panel and picked up some of the colour with a paper towel.  Once the panel was completely dried I stamped and clear embossed the 'thank you' sentiment using VersaFine Onyx Black ink.  The entire panel was popped up with foam tape and I finished it off with a few clear sparkling sequins!


I also have a video to better show you how I created my card with multi-step embossing and ink blending with these amazing brushes here and on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you let me know if you enjoyed my video by giving it a thumbs up and while you are there.


To celebrate Picket Fence Studio’s One Year Anniversary, Nicole and Matt have GENEROUSLY provided a 20% off code for my blog readers! Simply use code PFS20 (Case Sensitive) at checkout at the Picket Fence Store store to take 20% off of your entire purchase from May 14, 2019 - May 16, 2019.


Picket Fence has also sponsored a giveaway! One of my lucky blog readers will win a ONE HUNDRED DOLLAR shopping spree over at the Picket Fence Studios Store! An absolutely amazing giveaway! To be entered to win, please leave a comment on this blog post telling me what is on your desk right now! Please leave your comment before Midnight EST on Sunday May 19th! I will draw a random winner on Monday May 20th! For more chances to win you can enter on on my Instagram account @traceymcneely and by subscribing and commenting on my YouTube channel! Three chanced for a fabulous price!

Please use an email address you check regularly because that is the one I will  use to contact you if you are a winner!

Thank you so much so stopping by today.
Good Luck!

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May 13, 2019

Thanks Friend

Happy Monday!

I hope all the mother's out there had a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!
I spent Sunday with my family going to the garden centre which seems to be a bit of a thing with us each year on Mother's Day. Since we have had an unseasonably cool and rainy spring no 'real' flowers came home this week, we will wait a couple more weeks and hope the weather improves some. So today I came home with a green wreath for my front door and some  faux flowers for me to place on the wreath. I'll be sure to share a photo once it it done.

An update on the flooding here. Things are much better and the town is now focused on recovery efforts. The army reserves have left after being enormously helpful and we are forever thankful for them and all of the volunteers who came together to keep everyone safe, fed and helped and are helping clean up the debris. The water going through the falls is not so violent anymore and the waters are receding along the river. So good news all around!

I have a post and video up on the Birch Press Design blog today for this rainbow card, I hope you head over and let me know what you think...


You can watch my video  here or over on my YouTube channel. I would love it if you let me know if you enjoyed my video by giving it a thumbs up or subscribing to my channel.

Here is a list of the products I used today for my card. If you shop through my links I receive a small commission from my affiliate providers at no cost to you. Any commissions I receive is put towards the running of my blog.

Thank you for supporting me.

May 7, 2019

Coffee and a Friend


I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a card that is also for the Spring & Summer Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!

I hope you have a chance to pop over to A Jillian Vance Design blog to see what sets I used to create with!