February 5, 2023

Love Ya in RED

I've been having such fun playing with the new Lawn Fawn Giant Love Ya dies. I made one more card in RED. Really simple 4 1/4" square card matted with pink and a red scalloped square from MFT Stamps was placed on top.



I am also submitting these cards to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #141!

Thanks for stopping in today!

February 3, 2023

Sending Love - Scrap 'N Stamp February Inspiration Hop


Hi there, it's time for the Scrap 'N Stamp Canada February Inspiration Hop on Instagram. You may have arrived here from Deepa`s blog but if you are just starting to hop you will eventually get back to Scrap `N Stamp where you find the whole hop list. The next stop on the hop is Meghan.

The theme of the hop this month is Sending Love


We are featuring projects to send love to the one's we love since it's that time of the year. The Scrap 'N Stamp store has 14% off on select items and one randomly chosen commenter will receive a $50 Gift Certificate for the SNS online store! Comments are chosen from comments along the hop, you will need to comment on my Instagram for your chance to win:

@traceymcneely

I made a four Valentine's card for today using supplies that can be found at the the Scrap 'N Stamp online store. I used new products from Lawn Fawn for my projects today. There are so many possibilities with the Lawn Fawn Giant Love Ya die. I love it when there are more than one way to use a craft die! I did LOTS of inlaying on my cards, I have a tip that helps me have stress free inlaying. I put all the pieces from my die cutting into a small dish. You`ll be thankful that you have all the pieces contained and not on the floor.

The next two card have a bit more masculine vibe to them. 


Here is a closer look at each of the cards. All the products I used to create today and linked down at the bottom of the post.





I am also submitting these cards to the Lawn Fawnatics Challenge #141!



Don`t forget that you need to comment on my Instagram for your chance to win. Comments left here make me happy, but will not count as an entry.

Thanks for stopping in and enjoy the rest of the hop, Meghan is next!

February 2, 2023

February Woodblock Wednesday


Hi there, I playing along with Amy Tsuruta's for her February Woodblock Wednesday


If I were to tell you that I opened up my boxes of woodblock stamps and I got a little lost--lol! I selected a favourite stamp, one of my first stamps, by All Night Media called Browning Poem. I always had some trouble getting a good impression but using Catherine Pooler ink in Twilight it was perfect on the first stamp. Of course I had to make sure it was straight first!


I stamped and fussy cut a Hero Arts woodblock heart called Polka Dot Heart in Catherine Pooler's Rockin' Red. A Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle and some foam tape and the card came together easily!

Thanks so much for stopping in. Hope you join me tomorrow for Scrap N' Stamp Canada's February Inspiration Hop!

Have a great day

February 1, 2023

Color Hues #57


Hi there friends! Today we start another new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #57! Sage & Coral are the colors this challenge. I was a bit stumped with at what to make for my card this time but somehow this cutie cactus from Concord & 9th made it's way to my table.

Using Catherine Pooler's Sage & Coral Cabana ink pads I created my own cardstock to use with the die cuts. Once they were dry I cut the cactus and the squiggle from the Sage cardstock and cut the pot and the cactus flowers from the Coral Cabana cardstock. I used the slightly darker shades of ink around the edges for a bit of dimension.


 

 



I can't wait to see what you do this challenge.

Thanks for stopping by!

January 16, 2023

Color Hues #56


Happy Monday friends! Today we start another new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #56!  So much fun to use these new colours to make a Valentine's card for my sweetie! I used Catherine Pooler's Two Part Hearts for my card today. This has become a favourite stamp of mine. I love the mixture of patterns and they are so easy to line up for both stamping and die cutting.


Hearts were adhered to the card base with foam tape and/or tape runner.


This is such a great colour combination. I used Catherine Pooler Rockin' Red and It's A Girl ink. I love the complete coverage!


Please head over to the Color Hues if you haven't been there yet to see the amazing cards created by my teammates!

Thanks for stopping in!

January 1, 2023

Color Hues #55



 Happy New Year my friends!! Can you believe that it's 2023? When I set the date for posting I was shocked when I saw the numbers! Twenty three years ago we were worried that all the computers were going to fail because of Y2K! Now our worries are very different. After three years of the pandemic Covid paid a visit to our house over Christmas, first my daughter, then my husband and then me. Fortunately it wasn't terrible but not something I look forward to ever getting again. 

Today at the Color Hues we are starting a new year of challenges and welcoming three very talented ladies to our Design Team. We begin the year with the Color Hues Color Challenge #55! Don't you just love light pink and gold together. I'm always excited for a chance to do some foiling, I got my FoilPress warmed up and got to work!

I ink blended Spun Sugar Distress Oxide Ink on to a panel of cardstock and let it dry. Next I hot foil stamped The Greetery's Deco Triangle on to the panel--swoon! I cut the rectangle, also from the Greetery, and then added champagne glasses from Pretty Pink Posh's Happy New Year, and a foiled Perfect sentiment from PinkFresh.

The foiled details are gorgeous!


A closer look!


I can't wait to see what you make using the new colours!