May 16, 2022

Color Hues #41

Happy Monday!
Hope your week is off to a good start! It's time for a new color duo at the Colour Hues Challenge #41!

I stamped and clear embossed the Studio Katia Japanese Peony, It was watercoloured using Distress Oxide inks in Candy Apple and Peacock Feather. My background was stenciled with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink using A Colourful Life Designs Dot Circle stencil cut down to 5 1/4" x 4" and popped up with foam tape. The flower and white embossed sentiment were also popped up with foam tape! Lighter shades of these colours gives the card a more warmer weather feel!



We can't wait to see what you make this challenge. Be sure to stop by the Colour Hues to see what the other designers have made with red and aqua!


May 6, 2022

Create Crafty Memories Hop

I'm participating with Scrap N' Stamp Canada for the
Create Crafty Memories Hop! We're gearing up for our big sale this Saturday for National Scrapbooking Day! Details are at the bottom of this post!

For your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap N' Stamp store please leave a comment over on my Instagram post:

@traceymcneely


 I have a huge box of memories that need to be scrapbooked and I am really hoping I get going on that again soon. My goal is to complete my my albums for Ben and Brooklyn, before they hit 30--lol!

Now for today's hop I have two projects--the first is a card and the second a canvas that would be a great gift for a crafty friend! Both use the same mini stamp set from Gina K called Crafty & Creative. 

I just love the fonts and fun of this cute stamp!


For the card I used the Lawn Fawn Bubbles stencil to create a group of dual coloured dots on the page and then stamped a sentiment from Gina K Designs Crafty and Creative mini stamp set. The panels were cut using Lawn Fawn 4 Bar Stitched Dies.

Gina K be creative
Lawn Fawn Bubble Stencil
Lawn Fawn Stitched 4 bar

Distress Oxide Inks:
Tattered Rose, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold, Carved Pumpkin, Twisted Citron, Peacock Feathers, Shaded Lilac, Blueprint Sketch and Wilted Violet

Moving on to the canvas ink blended a panel of cardstock with a rainbow of Distress Oxide inks and cut the Lawn Fawn Thought Bubble Frame from the panel and cut the tiny hearts from the same die set in some of the colours that I didn't grab cutting the thought bubble! Glued to the canvas and a bit of foam tape for dimension!

(the canvas is 5" x 7")

Gina K be creative
Lawn Fawn Bubble Stencil
Lawn Fawn Thought Bubble

Distress Oxide Inks:
Tattered Rose, Saltwater Taffy, Dried Marigold, Twisted Citron, Salvaged Patina, and Shaded Lilac

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Happy Hopping!
Have a great day!




May 1, 2022

Color Hues #40

Hi there and happy May!!

I know the weather has been playing tricks everywhere during April but let's hope that winter has finally been kicked to the curb!
Our lovely Carol has chosen the colour duo for the Color Hues Challenge #40!

I'll be honest I started off excited for these colours and then it turned to a bit of panic but in the end I embraced the challenge and made my card.

I started off with my background paper which is Papertrey Ink's Fine Linen for my tan. I chose to stencil in blue and used Catherine Pooler Suede Shoes ink. The stencil is from Open Studio and called Fractal Diamond, but now retired. The good news is that you could use just about any similar stencil for your background. I have linked up to a few art deco style stencils below that would create the same kind of look.


tracey_CH#40

The sentiment is from the Greetery and it is called Sentiments Squared and it has matching dies. I created my own cardstock by swiping the Cather Poole Suede Shoes on white cardstock, layered it up three times and topped it with the gold embossed happy. 

NOTE TO SELF: I should have created my custom cardstock for the sentiment on the Fine Linen cardstock instead of white. I didn't think of that until after I had it glued down--lol!

tracey_CH#40b

Birthday card for my hubby is done. I think it has a masculine vibe?
I know that masculine cards are everyone's favourite to create--ha ha ha ha!

Have a great day and please check out the projects from the rest of the design team, they are amazing!!

April 20, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics #123 Create a Scene

I don't think it's just me, but time seems to be just flying by. We are looking ahead to the beginning of May! I didn't make many Easter cards this year but I did have a few on my desk that I was able to finish up for the newest Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #123: Create a Scene!



I have a few Lawn Fawn stamp sets that I continually go back to every year. Using Chirpy-Chirp-Chirp, Happy Easter, Reveal Wheel Spring and Scripty Bubble Sentiments I was able to make a few cute Easter scenes.





Thanks for stopping by!

April 16, 2022

Color Hues #39

Hi there, it's time for a new Color Hues Challenge #39!

I'm super excited this challenge because I was able to choose which colours we are going to use. I picked purple and green for springtime. Whether you make a card is for spring, Easter or anything else I hope you have fun with this duo.

For my card I used the Lots of Leaves stencil from A Colorful Life Designs to create a green panel and a purple panel. I stamped, die cut and Copic coloured the Hero Arts Tulip Bouquet. I cut a circle from the purple panel and popped it up with foam tape then lined it up with the green stenciled panel. The die cut bouquet was placed on top with more foam tape. I stamped and fussy cut the thanks from the Hero Arts Tulip Bouquet set and added it with one more layer of foam tape. This one might require extra postage--lol!


My fussy cutting wasn't perfect but it's a great way to cut just one part of a sentiment.


 I can't wait to see what you make!

April 1, 2022

Anything goes with Embossing powders

Hi there and thank you for stopping by today for the SNS April Inspiration Hop!

I am hopping over on my Instagram for the hop order and comment on my  Instagram for your chance to win a $50 gift card to the ScrapN' Stamp shop!

The theme this month is anything goes with embossing and we are featuring the new embossing powder set made by Hampton Arts! Although I am hopping on Instagram I wanted to share my process here.



I used all the colours in the embossing set to make three mini slimline thank you cards for the hop today. 


I created three mini slimline card bases that are 6 1/4" x 3 1/4" using the Lawn Fawn Mini Slimline Stackables.


I started off with the Birch Press Design Jumbo Lingo Thanks dies. I embossed the smaller letters of the thanks dies with a rainbow of six colours! I cut the background die with black cardstock and attached the letters.

My mat was cut from the largest die from the Large Lawn Fawn mini slimline dies. I blended a rainbow of distress oxide inks as my background for the jumbo sentiment.

For the second card I cut the largest die from the mini slimline set . I applied embossing ink over the panel and one colour at a time and then heat seat to get a beautiful embossed background for my thanks sentiment.

I created a rainbow distress oxide ink blended background panel when I first started my projects. The word thanks was cut using the Jumbo Lingo Thanks shadow die and then I die cut the shadow once again using the embossed background panel.

To put all these pieces together I inlay the ink blended panel pieces into the embossed background. Other than a bit of foam tape between the cardbase and the embossed panel the card will lay nice and flat for mailing.


The final card was born from the embossed panel, the pieces from when I cut into the panel. I die cut three more white 'thanks' an glued them together and then glued the embossed letters on top!

The white embossed sentiment on black is from the Birch Press Design Lingo Thanks stamp set. The white embossed powder from this set melted beautifully!


Be sure to head over to my Instagram to follow the hop!

Color Hues #38

It's time for Color Hues Challenge #38!

No April Fool's jokes today! 
This challenge our color duo is pink & green.




I took this opportunity to make a card using some new Lawn Fawn products from their spring release. 

The strawberries, stems and leaves were cut from Distress Oxide ink blended panels. I used Sprun Sugar, Kitsch Flamingo, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn and Rustic Wilderness. Once the pieces were cut I blended a bit of  darkest shades straight on to the die cuts. I arranged the berries on to a Lawn Fawn Fancy Circle using foam tape for dimension. I also added a touch of Avery Elle Shimmer Spray to the die cuts.



I can't wait to see what you do with these colours!

March 17, 2022

Lawn Fawnatics #120 - All Things Birthday

 Hi there, thanks for stopping by. Today I have four cards for the current Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #120!

I used the new Lawn Fawn Clover stencil to make four birthday cards in four different colours each with  custom coloured sentiments. I used Distress Oxide inks for all my cards:

Orange: Spiced Marmalade/Crackling Campfire
Pink: Kitsch Flamingo/Pink Raspberry
Blue: Salvaged Patina/Blueprint Sketch
Green: Mowed Lawn/Lucky Clover

I used the Lawn Fawn Giant Happy Birthday die cut for all four cards. I cut each from Pixie Dust cardstock which I ink blended with the darkest colour from each colour pair. I cut a second from black cardstock to create a shadow which I think, makes the Happy Birthday die cut pop off the background.


I missed submitting the green version to SSS Wednesday Challenge Bit O`Green!




Have a great day!


March 16, 2022

Color Hues #37

Time for another new color duo at the Color Hues!

We are creating with yellow and pale teal this challenge. I though perfect colours for Easter. I can't believe that it is only a month away! I used a few Easter sets from Lawn Fawn (listed below) and used the new Flower Market paper pad as my mat.


Copic Colours: 
T0,T1, 
Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18
BG10, BG11, BG13


Come play along, we can't wait to see what you do!
Have a great day!

March 4, 2022

Scrap N Stamp Birthday Bash Inspiration Hop

Happy 14th Birthday to Scrap' n Stamp Canada!

Today I'm excited to be hopping again with Scrap'n Stamp Canada for their Birthday Bash Inspiration Hop! Make sure you read through because there is a $50 Gift certificate to be won!

I used the super cute Colorado Craft Company Birthday Wishing stamp set for my card today. I stamped the bunny on to a 4 ½” x 3 ¼” panel of white cardstock and coloured with Copic Markers. A piece of blue plaid paper from Lawn Fawn's Gotta Have Gingham 6" x 6" paper pad was added to the right hand side of the card base and the stamped panel was adhered offset in the bottom right of the card front.

Bunny: W00, W1, W3, E42, E43, R30
Balloon: YG01, YG03, YG25

For the hop order and your chance to win a $50 Gift Certificate to the shop you will need to head over to my Instagram for further instructions...

@traceymcneely


Offer valid 03/04/2022 - 03/07/2022

Thanks for stopping by today and see you on my Instagram!

March 1, 2022

Ukraine Card Drive for Peace and Color Hues #36

Good morning crafty friends!

There is already so much going on in the world and seeing what is happening in the Ukraine right now is just heartbreaking. The crafty community is coming together flooding the Internet with cards for the Ukraine.

At the Color Hues we are having a special challenge, we have two different colour duos you can choose one or the other or you can do both if you like. Please see details for the special challenge over on the post over at the Color Hues.

I used my favourite Altenew stamp set, Floral Art. I can never get enough of this layered bloom. I used vibrant Catherine Pooler inks to create this card for the Ukraine.

Now for our regularly scheduled Challenge #36 I used colours picked by teammate  Lindsey--green & gold.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Split Botanical background and I ink blended green Catherine Pooler inks right onto the cling stamp. The thanks sentiment is also from Simon Says Stamp and I cut it three times with white cardstock and once with Sizixx Opulent pearl gold cardstock and glued them altogether.





Thanks for stopping in!
I hope you join us for the special challenge and have a wonderful day!


February 16, 2022

Color Hues #35

 It's time for two new colors for Challenge #35 and the Color Hues Color Challenge!

I used The Greetery Pinwheel Party Stencils and co-ordinating dies to make a festive birthday card.  The sentiment is from Birthday Blooms which is also from The Greetery.



I am looking forward to seeing how you interpret navy and pink. See you at the Color Hues!

February 10, 2022

Vibrant Valentines' Cards

 Hi there and Happy Thursday!

I have been playing with Catheine Pooler`s Two Part Hearts stamps and dies along with my favourite inks by Catherine Pooler!



I started off by stamping and die cutting a bunch of hearts in coordinating colours. I used the CP colour wheel to help me choose. I covered all my card fronts with aqua cardstock, the inside white panel is 5 1/8" x 3 7/8". I stamped an old sentiment from Papertrey Ink and all my cards using Catherine Pooler Mardi Gras ink. Next I attached the white panels to the card front using strips of foam tape. Then I arranged my stamped hearts on the the tops of the white panel using foam tape. The dimension adds so much to the cards.








I ended up making 2 of each card.