August 16, 2022

Color Hues Challenge #47

Hi there is time for some chocolate mint ice cream...my favourite!
Oooops!

Sorry it's time for a new color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #46 and our colors are chocolate and mint! LOL

I used the Concord & 9th Love You More stamps and dies for the first time. It's such a fun set with so many options. I made my own mint and chocolate cardstock using my Catherine Pooler In The Park and Icing on the Cake ink pads.

My heart background was made by embossing the Studio Katia Scattered Hearts stencil on white cardstock. I wish the camera showed it off a bit more because it looks great.

The centre panel  and the ice cream cone was popped up with foam tape.



Please visit the Color Hues Challenge Page to see what my amazing teammates have made for this delicious colour combination!!

Thanks for stopping by!


August 11, 2022

Sunflower Power Inspiration Hop and SALE

Hi friends, I'm excited to be participating with Scrap N' Stamp Canada one again on Instagram for the Sunflower Power Inspiration Hop!





Comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win a $50 gift certificate for the Scrap 'n Stamp store! I used the Crafter's Companion sunflower embossing folder and matching stencils for both of my cards!

The embossed image is a fun size to create a mini slimline card!





 Thanks so much for stopping in, don't forget to comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely for your chance to win!


August 2, 2022

Layering Stencils with the Stencils 360

When I had the Stencils 360 tool out I created this background using two of the stencils that are from the Penguin Palace Fancy Gift Box stencil set. I used one of the large 6" stencils to make the blue green background by first stenciling the blue using the solid triangle which is 45 degrees. Then I used the open triangle and stenciled the green.. I popped out the stencil and changed to the 4" guide ring and stenciled the rainbow bow in the centre. This made it a one layer card.
Perfect for mailing!


I finished it off with a sentiment from Waffle Flower Crafts Essential Sentiments.
Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!


August 1, 2022

Color Hues Color Challenge #46

 Hi there friends!
It's time for another color duo at the Color Hues Color Challenge #46!

This weeks colour duo was chosen by Design Team Member Lindsey Martin-Penny. Lindsey sadly lost her battle against stage 4 ovarian cancer. She wasn't just a blogging friend she was a real life friend too, we lived only 45 minutes apart, and she leaves a huge hole in my heart and all of the team at both the Color Hues and Seize the Birthday. We have decided this challenge to celebrate Lindsey and the colours she chose by making cards themed to things that she loved. We are also doing this challenge with our crafty sisters at Seize the Birthday.

Friendships were very important to Lindsey and she was always quick to send a card for encouragement or simply just to say hello! I made a card in this challenge's colours using the Concord & 9th Brighter Days stamp set and dies. It is so fun to create custom rainbows in any colour you like. I used Catherine Pooler Inks because they fill in so beautifully!

The panel was popped up with foam tape and the cloud and centre heart are as well.


Great colours and design to send to a friend who could use some cheering up.


July 26, 2022

More Cards with the Stencils 360

 Back on the 1st of July, we had the Canada Day Video Hop which was another success this year. I ended up making a bunch of backgrounds that I set aside. I have finally made those into thank you cards, because you always need to have those ready to go!

This first one was the combination of two different stencils from the Penguin Palace Fancy Gift Bow Stencil Set with the Stencils 360 tool! I used the large and the tiny gift bow and layered them! All sentiments and products used are linked below.


This second card was finished with the Waffle Flower Oversized Thank you die.


I have a couple most I will share in the coming days!
Thanks for stopping in.


July 23, 2022

Scrapn' Stamp Christmas in July 12 Days of Inspiration & Bonus Bucks


 I'm popping in for another post for Christmas in July at Scrapn' Stamp Canada!

Every day from July 14 - July 25th we will be sharing 12 Days of Inspiration!

Today I am sharing once again some more Christmas inspiration with you. I am posting over on my Instagram account @traceymcneely, so be sure to head over for your chance to win a $100 gift card for the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!

This time I got to play with the super cute Creative Expressions Gingerbread for Santa stamp set design by Fabiola Giardinaro. I made a slimline card... 



......and an ornament/gift tag. Making a Christmas Ornament was the first thing I thought of when I saw this set. It was all good until I realized that I had to colour my milk because the cup of milk looked very plain uncoloured. A little trial and error and I used some of the very lightest blues for the glass and the lightest warm greys for some shading at the edges of the milk in the glass.

Have you been using the Bonus Bucks Deal that`s happening right now at the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!



Don't forget to comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely, for your chance to win!

July 16, 2022

Scrapn' Stamp Christmas in July 12 Days of Inspiration & Bonus Bucks


It's Christmas in July at Scrapn' Stamp Canada!

Every day from July 14 - July 25th we will be sharing 12 Days of Inspiration!

Today it is my turn to share some Christmas inspiration with you. I am posting over on my Instagram account @traceymcneely, so be sure to head over for your chance to win a $100 gift card for the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!

I had so much fun using the cute Creative Expressions Santa Penguins stamp set design by Fabiola Giardinaro. I made a card... 


......and a gift tag, because well, you know me and tags! 




The fun doesn't stop here because we have a Bonus Bucks Deal happening right now at the Scrapn' Stamp Canada shop!



Don't forget to comment on my Instagram @traceymcneely, for your chance to win!