Saturday, June 09, 2012

Life is messy...

It is so funny to me how creativity works and what things inspire me. It is always different. I guess it depends on mood and things like that. I was wanting to make a friend a card to tell her how I appreciate her being my sounding board and always talking me through tough situations. I had an idea in my head of what stamp I was going to use and colors and everything... then I was browsing blogs and saw this little guy on the Mo's site! It is PERFECT! So my ideas starting forming and went in the total opposite direction..lol I love when that happens, sometimes. I have to tell you that this little guy was probably the most fun to color out of any stamp I've ever had. I had a BLAST adding all the messy busketti splatter. Another cool thing about this card is that it is made with all scraps, except the card base! Woot! I am trying to force myself to make my way through all the scraps I have... it is ridiculousness the amount I hoard, really. I am sure some of you, if not most of you, can relate to that. lol

   Anyway, here is the card:
Doesn't he just make you want to pinch those chubby little cheeks!



Card Deets 
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Image:  
Buskettie by Mo Manning

Copics:

                                                            skin- E000,E00, E11, R20
                                                            hair- Y02,Y06,E50,E53,Y28

                                                            eyes-B05

                                                            sketti noodles-Y21

                                                            sketti sauce- R08,YR04,YR07,YR09

                                                            bowl- Y02,Y06,Y08,Y17
                                                            bib-B02,YG01,YG05,YG06
                                                            spoon & diaper- N0,N1
                                                            shadow-B0000
                                                            
I hope you are all enjoying your Summer and staying cool. It is hotter than Hades here in Houston , so I am already dreaming of the Fall :) 

Thank you for dropping by my little piece of Blog land. It always makes my day to have visitors! 


Peace, Love, and Busketti, 
   Tracy S


Monday, June 04, 2012

Cake Glorious Cake

lifted this amazingly adorable card from KatarinaM on Splits

 I have had the card making bug the last few days. I can't show the first card I made because it is for my Secret Pal over on Paper Craft Planet ;) She may or may not frequent my blog, so I am not taking any chances.
I got this stamp from LOTV over a month or so ago and this is the first time it has been used. That is just a shame.

I really loved the look of the different patterned papers in the original and wanted to mimic that. As much as I LOVE bold and bright colors. I usually shy away from using to many bold prints on papers. I am not sure why. I love the look and have several friends that pull it off to perfection. Soooo, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and get a little funky with my paper choices. I still did play it a bit safer that the original. I still like the outcome. Small baby steps, I guess..lol

I am hoping to get another of my newer stamps colored and a card made. I will keep you posted if that happens. Hubby and I were debating going to the beach. Hmmmmm, card making at home...or the beach? It is a tough choice. I guess only time will tell on which one actually wins out.


I hope you all are having a wonderful start to your Summer!


- Tracy S
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Card Deets 


Stamp:
 Lili of the Valley (Cake Glorious Cake)


Copics: 
skin- E00, E11
wings-YG11 and Stardust Stickles
hair- E27,E25,E21
shoes-E77,E15,E11
shirt- RV17,RV06,RV02,RV00
tights-YG17,YG03,RV06,RV00
cake- Y32,Y28,Y23,Y21 and brown liquid applique for the icing (not heated)
cake platter- N6,N5,N1,NO
shirt-BG09,BG05,BG01,BG000
flame-YR23,Y38,Y11,Y00
glow of flame- Y000 and Stardust Stickles



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