Monday, February 28, 2011

Eight Things you don't know about me...



Hello Stampers of the Internet world!

I just received an awesome award, the Stylish Blogger Award from Chat's Blog (Me, My Stamps and I.)  I would like to thank her for considering me for this award.  I am more than happy to share it with 8 wonderful bloggers as well. 

Recipients of the Stylish Blogger Award are asked to... 1) Thank the donor... 2) Link to the donor's blog... 3) Share eight personal tidbits... 4) Pass the award to eight other blogs... 5) Leave a comment on each.

EIGHT THINGS ABOUT ME (DRUM ROLL)
#8.  I'm a new Stampin Up Demonstrator and I am very excited about this.
#7. I live in the "Original" Las Vegas in New Mexico where there is gambling and prostitution it's just not legal  ;)
#6. My mom is the one who got me started in stamping.  I didn't know that it was Stampin' Up products we were using until a year after she passed away at the young age of 64 to cancer.  I miss her dearly!!
#5. My mother-in-law loves paper crafting I think more then me.  I love the fact that I get to share this addiction with the other mom of mine!!  I love my mother-in-law, she is AWESOME!!
#4. I create my card designs late at night because my two little ones keep me busy during the day.
#3.  I, too, like to stamp standing up.
#2.  I used to play soccer on several teams in the ABQ city league.  Living in Las Vegas NM there is no such thing as a city leagues...I wish they had something for the adults to play!  No such luck!
#1. I love blog hopping, I like to see what other people are doing.

Sending this Stylish Blogger Award to:
Selene at Stamp 4 Fun
Stephanie at Stampin With Suzee

Thanks for stopping by!!
 Have a great day of stampin'!!
Tracey

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Build a Blossom For You



Good morning to ya'll!

Today's post is from the Mini Occasions Build A Blossom stamp set along with the Blossom Petal XL Punch.  This is such a fun stamp set and punch.  There are several thing you can make with these.  I've seen swans and beta fish made with both; as well as dresses and of course, flowers.  This is the first card I've made with them and it was a lot of fun to make.  I hope you enjoy!

Jump on over to Chat's Blog to see what she is up today.

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Build a Blossom and Just Believe

Ink: Early Espresso and Real Red

Paper: Early Espresso, So Safferon, Pretty in Pink, Wild Wasabi, Whisper Whit

Tools: Big Shot, Lattice Embossing Folder, Petal XL Punch, Modern Lable Punch, Word Window Punch

Accessories: Sponge

Thanks for stopping by!!
Have a fun day of stampin'!!!
Tracey

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Noble Deer in the Night




The original photo

The Card

Close up of the trees


Close up of the deer

Good morning stampers of the Internet world,

Today's creation was inspired by a photo that my DH (Dedicated Husband) took a few years ago on our family ranch in Northern New Mexico.  I have always loved this photo,  I've loved it so much that I had it enlarged and framed then gave it to my DH for a present.  So, I was trying to figure out how I could recreate it using stamps.  Well, Stampin' Up has the perfect stamp set called Lovely As A Tree.  It gives the illusion of the trees that I was looking for.  I also wanted to enhance it by adding an Elk to the picture because our ranch is known for its Elk. But unfortunately, I could only find a deer stamp, Noble Deer (retired).  After I created this card I gave it to my Nephew for his 16th Birthday.  He loved it.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I had making it!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Lovely As A Tree and Noble Deer

Ink: Early Espresso,Chocolate Chip, Elegant Eggplant, Pumpkin Pie, More Mustard (retired), and Real Rust (retired)
Paper: Very Vanilla

Tools:  Brayer, 1 3/4 Circle, Card Stock to shape the mountains.

Thanks for Stopping by!!

Hope you have a great day of Stamin'!!
Tracey

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Springtime Lillies



Good Morning all!

Hope everyone had a great weekend.  Today's post is to welcome springtime!  Nothing does it better then lillies!  I was surfing the net and came across Crafty Marias Stamping World where I watched the video on how to make these Lillies.  I'm not too sure how this card would mail so I would assume that it should be hand delivered.  Anyway, it was fun to make, I hope you enjoy!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Easter Blossoms

Ink: Soft Suede and Daffodil Delight Marker

Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla

Tools: 5 Petal Flower Punch, 2 1/2"Circle Punch, Big shot, Sizzix Circles Scallop Die Cut, Scallop Edge Border Punch, Two Step Bird Punch, the Handheld Punch, and the Large Label Punch.

Accessories: Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!
Hope you have a great day of Stamping!
Tracey

Monday, February 21, 2011

Ovals of Fun



Good morning all!

I was surfing the net, as I usually do to get ideas when I have an artist block, and I came across this.  I just fell in love with it.  I found this at Create with Connie and Mary's website.  They are so creative...I love their ideas!!  Its a quick post this morning...a lot to do today!  Kids are out of school, so there's not a lot of play to day;(

If you get a chance, stop by Chat's Blog to see what she's doing today!

Project recipe:

Stamp Set: Silhouette Sentiments

Paper: Very Vanilla, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso

Ink: Early Espresso

Tools: 1 3/4 x 7/8 Large Oval Punch, 3/4 x 15/16 Oval Punch, 3/4 Circle Punch

Accessories: White satin ribbon dyed Blushing Bride, Basic Pearls

Thanks for stopping by!!

Hope you have a great day of stamping!
Tracey

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Plane and Simple Birthday



Good Morning all!

Hope your weekend is going well!  Today I decided to do a more masculine card. I'm always in need of ideas for manly cards because I am surrounded by men...  my husband, my two boys, my nephew, my brother, my father...and  the list goes on.   So when I saw Plane and Simple stamp set I fell in love with it.  This is a card that I've been thinking of making since I saw the stamp set.  You can make it a Father's Day card or a thank you card.... its up to you.  Hope you enjoy!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set: Plane and Simple

Ink:  Night of Navy

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Night of Navy, Love Letters, and Newsprint.

Tools:  Scallop Trim Border Punch, 1 3/4 and 2 1/2 Circle Punch, and Scallop Square XL Punch

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day of Stampin'!
Tracey 

Saturday, February 19, 2011

St. Patty's Day Slice of Life





Hello Stampers! 

Today's posting is dedicated to my grandma...  She always loved St. Patrick's Day!  I guess it has to do with her heritage.  I lost my grandma a couple years ago and I still miss her... I always will!  She was so excited when she found out that my oldest son was born with red hair.  Her father had the red hair so that's where my son got it.  Well, part of it, the other part is from my husbands side of the family but we don't know where. Red hair is a recessive gene, so both parents have to have it in their gene pool. There's a little history about me and science.

Anyway, this was a fun card to make with all the hearts and bling.  The coffee cups come from the Slice of Life Level 1 Hostess Stamp Set.  I interpret the coffee cups as it being coffee with Irish Creme in it...Yum!!  Hope you enjoy!

Project Recipe:

Stamp Set:  Slice of Life and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Stazon brown, Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, and Very Vanilla

Tools: Big Shot, Polk a Dot EF, Full Heart XL Punch, Small Heart Punch, Modern Label XL Punch, Word Window Large Punch.

Accessories:  Basic Rhinestones, 1/8 Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day of Stampin'!

Tracey


Friday, February 18, 2011

Framed Tulip

Afterthoughts



Just Believe

Good Morning Stampers of the Internet world!

I went to go take a picture of these two cards last night and  I couldn't find my "good camera." I think my husband took it with him on his weekend venture.  Yea, his weekend started Wednesday...must be nice, right?  Anyway, I hope he is having a great time with the guys! 

Since the "good camera" is missing in action,  I ended up using my iphone camera, and these are the photos that I came up with.  They came out okay, a little fuzzy but I think you'll get the point.  I wanted to use the Framed Tulip Embossing Folder to show how fun it is. Here are two examples: the first one I used the Hostess Level 1 Afterthoughts stamp set and the Priceless stamp set. The second one I used Just Believe stamp set, but this time I decided to try the layered Framed Tulip, it was a little trying.  But with help from Butternut Sage Designs I was able to do it.  I hope you enjoy them!

Check out Chat's Blog to see what she is up to today.

Project Recipe for Afterthoughts:

Stamp Set: Afterthoughts and Priceless

Ink: Crumb Cake and Marina Mist

Paper: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Marina Mist

Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulip embossing folder, Marina Mist grosgrain ribbon, and Basic Rhinestones.

Project Recipe for Just Believe:

Stamp Set: Just Believe

Ink: Wild Wasabi

Paper: Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi, and Whisper White

Accessories:  Big Shot, Framed Tulip EF, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, and Basic Pearls.

Hope you'll have a great weekend!
Happy Stampin'
Tracey

Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Little bit of Christmas in February



Good morning all!  I decided to add a little bit of Christmas in February...as the title states.  I am going to make it a point to do a few Christmas Cards throughout the year, so I don't have to rush during the Holiday season.  I think I need to make a challenge to everyone... make 6 Christmas Cards every month including December so you will have a total of 72 cards.  If you need more then that, challenge yourself to make 10, or whatever number it is that you need.  Really...do it!

Hop on over to Chat's Blog to see what she has done today.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:  Holiday Line Up and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Basic Black and Real Red Marker

Paper:  Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Real Red, and Basic Black

Accessories: Basic Black grossgrain ribbon, Big Shot, Bird w/Leaves & Flowers Sizzix (retired) but you could use Swirls Scribbles Sizzix, Two-step Owl XL Punch, Word Window L Punch, and dew drop.

Technique:  I took the ink pad and blotted it on the paper to create the texture on the Real Red and Very Vanilla.

Hope you Like it!
Happy Stampin'
Tracey

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Stationary Box Project

The box before you open it.

The Box after you open it

Note cards that you will find in the Box

Tags that you will find in the Box

Address book and pen that's in the Box

One of four full size cards that's in the Box. I will need  post later because the rest of the photos didn't turn out.



Good morning to all!  Today, I have decided to post my Stationary Box.  Let me tell you, this was a big challenge for me.  I have two little boys, 3 and 4 years old, so I had a lot of interruption with this one.  So it took me almost a month to make.  The box was no problem, it was coming up with ideas of what to put in it.  I found the instruction on SCS of how to do this but it all depends on your designs of each card/item.  Once I completed the box, I felt a sense of relief.  I must say I love how it turned out. The unfortunate thing is that the DSP is no longer available.  Sorry for the retired items, I didn't realize how much was retired until I started making the Box.  I love these colors together, I had to do something with Nouveau Chic DSP.

Be sure to stop by Chat's Blog to see what she's been up to.

Project Recipe:
Stamp Set:: Just Believe, Sweet Stems (Retired), Too Terrific tags
Paper: So Saffron, Basic Gray, Sage Shadow (Retired), DSP Nouveau Chic (Retired)
Ink: Basic Gray, So Saffron, Sage Shadow(Retired)
Accessories:  Big Shot, Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die, Prettiest Kit (flower, brads, pearl (Clearance Rack)), Organdy Ribbon (retired), Hemp twine, 1/4 Grossgrain ribboon Whisper White colored So Saffron, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Tag punches L and XL, Word Window punch, Modern Lable XL punch, and Markers.


Thanks for stopping by!!
Happy Stampin'
Tracey

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Bliss...Thank you



Hi Everyone!  Here is the new Bliss Stamp Set that you can get for FREE with $50 of purchase from Stampin' Up.  I just love this stamp set, it's so elegant.  If you would like to earn this stamp set, please email me at addictstamper@yahoo.com

Hop on over to Chat's blog at http://memystampsandi.blogspot.com/ to see what she's done today.

Project Recipe:

Stamp set: Bliss, Because I care, and Occasional Quotes

Ink: Cherry cobbler, Basic Black craft and classic

Paper:  Basic Black, Very Vanilla, DSP Newsprint, DSP Love Letters

Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler seam binding, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim, 1 3/4" X 7/8" Oval Large Punch, Scallop Oval XL Punch, Big Shot, Framed Tulips, Key Trinket,

Techniques:  Tearing, sponging, destressing

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day!

WELCOME!!!!  Today is my first day of Blogging. I am still underconstruction but I am excited to start posting my creations anyway.  I look forward to meeting a lot of people that enjoy papercrafting as much as I do!!

I am a wife and a mother of 2 and 1/2 children.  I say 2 and 1/2 because I have two little boys Austin,4, and Mason, 3.  I also have my nephew, Clay, 16,  living with us, so I'm kinda a mom to him too.  Austin and Mason attend a local preschool and we are celebrating Valentines Day and this is what we made. The lovely elephant. I received an email from a friend that had a picture attached of something similar.  So I took it and changed it up a bit.  I hope you enjoy!