Tuesday, April 10, 2012

It's a Dandy!~

Kraftin' Kimmie did a new release recently and I totally fell in love with this cute stamp. I know that a dandelion is considered a weed to most but I love them. They are fun! My husband always tells me that "a weed is just a flower in the wrong place." So we do not have many weeds here..lol He often takes pics of the "weeds" or wildflowers as we like to call them. My mom's friend and a lady I love dearly, posted about loving dandelions the other day on her Facebook status. I knew right away I wanted to make her a card with this stamp as soon as I got it in the mail, so I did. I had a tougher time with her than I thought I would. She looked easy to color, since there is not much to color... but I trashed two before this one. I like to shade, so it is hard to do so in smaller spaces I guess. Anyway... I had fun with it, eventually..lol I love that I can add Sparkly Fluff to the dandelion parts and give it some cool texture. I went a little nuts with the embellies, which is not usual for me... but it was fun I must admit, it was cool stepping out of the norm. The funny thing is, I love flowers on peoples cards, especially this kind...but it never looks right when I try to use them. This time I just went with it and had to commit because I was using liquid glue..lol That is one way to do it I guess.



Card Deets  


Stamp- Dandy Lion by Kraftin' Kimmie
Sparkly Fluff in the color of sugar for the dandelion parts
polka dot tulle from Hobby Lobby

Copics: 
skin- E00, E11, E13, R20
hair- Y32, E30, E31, E33
clothes- B0000, B00, B01, B02
grass- G0000, G000






I hope you are all having an awesome start to your week!

Tracy S


Friday, April 06, 2012

Guylou's Sketch Challenge

Hey hey crafters! It is time for a new challenge over at Guylou's. This time Guylou made it easy with a cool sketch to follow, so you have half the battle won already! I pretty much stuck straight to the sketch, which is pretty unusual for me.


I have been kinda low on mojo lately. I am not sure what it is besides maybe being super busy and my allergies being way worse than ever this year. UGH! Everyone around here has been suffering pretty hardcore. I am not sure what it is this year, but it is no bueno, that is for sure! 

Anyway- this is the card I made with the new GI digi stamp called Cat in the window. When I saw this image, I knew I wanted to use it right away. It totally reminds me of my cat, Jaida. She LOVES to sit in the window and watch the birds and things going on outside. She will sit there for hours just watching the world. 
She is totally an inside cat, so I guess she sits there fantasizing about life in the outdoors. She can be in the back of the house and I can pull the mini blinds up in the front of the house... and she will come running. lol 
It is cute. Anyway, I got off on a little tangent there... I guess I should show you my card. 


I hope you will join in on the fun with us. Don't forget to hop over to the Challenge Blog and check out the fabulous work of my Dteamies and read more details. Hope to see you there! 


Have a wonderfully Blessed Easter Holiday! 



I got inky this Easter weekend and created this card. I bought this stamp awhile back from Walmart online of all places. I knew I loved the ...