Monday, January 30, 2012

Sending Love - Saturated

**This is my 2nd post today! Scroll down to see my inky impressions post!!**

So many post, so little to say! lmao! It's true...chatty Tracy has finally been shut up!!  Nobody ever thought it would happen, but indeed it has! So I am going to quickly give yo \u a few details about my card...and thats about it for today!!
I used this super cute image called "Whispy" from Saturated canary. I love them all, I just wish I had more time to color and put them onto cards!  Krista is such a talented artist!

I colored Whispy up with my copic markers. The large scallop border was made from a die from MFT. The sentiment is from Catslife Press and flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Thanks for looking!

Saturated Canary - Dies/Punches

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You're A+++

Hey there!  Hope everybody had a great weekend. Mine started out pretty good and ended with a migraine from hell!!  We went out with a few friends on Friday night. Saturday I got up and felt fine (I was a good girl the night before). Took the family and headed to the Italian Fest....then the headache started kicking in. By the time we left there I went straight home, took some tylenol and crawled into bed. I stayed that way for a few hours. Woke up and I felt a little better. So I watched some netflix and did a little crafting until 3 a.m.!! haha Not my usually bedtime, I will tell you that!  Needless to say I was up bright and early on Sunday morning because it doesn't matter what time I go to bed, I will be up the next morning early!!

I wasn't much in a crafting mood yesterday. So I cleaned and drooled over the photos off all my friends and teammates posting CHA pictures!! Lucky girls.....what was I thinking!!  It still baffles me that I gave up a trip! LOL  I NEVER do that!  It's usually quite the opposite, my friends and family pick at me non-stop about the vacations that I go on each year. I love to vacation! This was just one that wasn't going to work out for me.....unbelievable!! lol

The image on todays card is "Lili's First Day of School" and it's from Inky Impressions. This is one of my favorites by Inky Impressions. I just love the way she looks! Probably because it reminds me SO much of my old school uniform, they were almost identical to this!  My mom use to buy us those old black and white shoes too, I can't remember the name right now..hrmm...Do you remember? It's driving me crazy! LOL

I colored Lili with copic markers. I had some thin cork material and I used a SU punch for the corner pieces. The sentiment is computer generated.


Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Truly Madly - Anything Goes
Drunken Stamper - Something New

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Saturday, January 28, 2012

For Daddy....CC

Hiya!  I had a much needed night out with some friends last night. First it was dinner with the girls then off to the Jetty Lounge for a couple of drinks with my "crew".  Had a good night. Today we may hit up the Italian Fest for a little bit and then not much else on the agenda.   So here is hoping that I get some of these colored images onto cards!! Isn't that a swell idea!

If you didn't already see, Crafter's Companion is having a contest where YOU and I could win $100 GC  to the store!!!  All you have to do is become a follower on the blog - and then email with YOUR name and MY NAME!  Thats it, easy peasy. (this contest is open to US residents only)

Today I get to show off this adorable little Humprey!! The set is called "Father's Day" and I know I am a little early, but it will be here before we know it.

When I color up my images I always like to add some "grounding". I don't want my little characters to look like they are floating in mid air. I usually try to use one or two different alcohol inks and blend out. You will notice I try to add shadows to the ground where I think shadows may be. These little details make the world of difference on your card! I also almost always outline my image in grays or blues. I think it makes the image pop and gives it more realism. 

I think he came out adorable and I am sure the hubby will just love it! The inside says of course says "Happy Fathers Day".

Thanks for looking and don't forget the contest!!! 

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Contest time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Help a girl out!!!

Hey ladies!!!  I have some exciting news and need your help!!! Crafter’s Companion is having an awesome giveaway and they have asked the design team to spread the word and I need your help!!!  So be a dear and help your favorite bloggie friend (thats me in case you were wondering who! haha)!!
Here is whats going on......

There is going to be a drawing for $100 gift certificate for ANYTHING on the Crafter’s Companion website but thats NOT all....I have a chance to win also (see this is where I need YOUR help!) Here is what you need to do:

1. You MUST become a Follower on the Crafters Companion Blog -

2. Next - this is important!! LOL  Email YOUR name and MY name (Tracy Valure in case you didn't know!!) to

So can you help us BOTH out! That would be fabulous!  I would so appreciate it and I know you would certainly love to get your hands on a 100 GC too. Have you seen all the new Stamps that Crafter's Companion has started to carry lately? If not go check out the STORE....

You have until February 29th.....(thats when the contest ends) - So help a sister out and share this with your friends!!!! Spread the world via whatever social networking tool you may use!! ;-) 


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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Apple of My Eye - Magnolia

This is a very special post! Why? Well, because just noticed that it is my 300th blog post!! woohoo!  I can't believe that....not to mention my 2 year blogoversary is just around the corner!!  Never thought that when I started blogging I would make that many cards and say that many things and on top of it all, I have bloggie friends that actually want to see and hear what I have to say! That's pretty cool!!

This is my SECOND post today. So if you scroll down below this I have another magnolia that posted a little earlier. I got all these new adorable magnolias from the Sweet Crazy Love collection and I am trying to get all the completed valentines cards posted without bombarding you.

Oh and I should mention again how sad it is that I am NOT on an airplane headed to CHA right  Boy my kids better love me...thats all I'm saying!! Momma cancelled her CHA trip for her little   It's ok....I just keep chanting Chicago in the back of my mind......

Enough of my babbling.

When I saw this tilda I thought she was so adorable...ok I think that about all of them....but I really liked this one! I paired her with some old dp's from my CTMH days.  I love my new large scallop die, I bought that from MFT.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. I used a scallop spellbinder for the matte behind my image. I wish my black ribbon hadn't photo so poorly!

 I even through a little decor on the inside.  The sentiment is computer generated.

Thats all from me today.  Don't forget to "LIKE" my facebook page!

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Love You! Magnolia

As I am writing this I am a wee bit sad. I should be boarding a plane to Anaheimtoday!!! ;-( Instead I will be getting my hair It's CHA for me this winter. But, I will have some wonderful red or purple hightlights in my hair! haha If I get brave enough, I may even chop a little hair off...hrmmm....probably not..but ya never know. This is the one time of year that I will actually wear my hair down. Normally I have it all balled up because I have such thick hair that I swear in this florida heat it reaches temps of 120+ on the back of my neck! So yea, I wear it up most of the time. Sometimes I straighten it and I will wear it down for a few days....but it's so difficult to do it myself. It takes forever and when I say I have alot of hair, I am SO NOT KIDDING. I have loads of ridiculous amounts. So something needs to be instead of sitting on a plane next week, I will be sitting chatting with my awesome hairdresser.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

You're the best and a Tutorial!

Quickie post for me today. I am showcasing a simple tutorial on The Greeting Farm Blog today.
 I used Simply Anya and I just adore how versatile she is and fun to color! 
I grabbed these fabby papers rom my LSS awhile back ago. I love gray and pink together, always have. However this gray is not your standard gray and besides that I didn't have any gray ribbon or lace. So I used my handy little copics to color it to match my papers.

These papers are by Authentique and are part of the "Free Bird" collection.

I grabbed my W4 copic because that is what I used to color up my sweet "Simply Anya"

You don't have to worry about every nook and crannie, the ink will spread and fill in some areas for you.

Here is the finished product perfectly matched to my papers.
Thanks for stopping by and stop by The Greeting Farm Store to pick up your Simply Anya!

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XOXOX - Magnolia-licious

NOTE - This is my 2nd post for today...if you are looking for THE GREETING FARM Tutorial...please look below this post!  Hugs!!

I am sooooooo very late posting this!! Blogger and me are going to FIGHT! I'm serious people!! We are really going to go at it. Apparently blogger and I must have had a spat last night because it decided to delete 1 of my post and kick the other one back into draft mode!! So Of course I didn't pay any attention to this until way late!! yup...

It's inspiration challenge day at Magnolia-licious today!  We have this cute little picture as inspiration....


Be sure to hop on over to the Magnolia-licious blog to check out the other DT's work! Please play along with us, Diana graciously gives away a $25.00 gift certificate to the store!!

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Lucky Bunny!! - TGF

Hello Monday morning! It's so not nice to see you. LOL  Why, oh why do weekends go by so very quickly!  I was having a perfect weekend....and then Monday showed up! It's just not fair.  This past week I decided to try my hand at "meal planning". Right now I just run into the grocery store whenever, usually after work, and grab what I "THINK" I might need to make dinner. However, I ALWAYS grab way more than I actually need because I forget what I have already at home and I will grab things that are on sale that we always use. So basically I have accumulated numerous items in my freezer and pantry. Sometimes those things sit for long periods and then I end up having to pitch them which is so darn wasteful. So I decided to meal plan. I took a 12x12 frame and added some pretty DP in it and using a dry erase marker I have wrote down all the meals for the week that I am going to make. Now, cooking 7 days is not realistic in my household. So I only planned for 5 meal for the week. The other 2 are for going out and/or leftovers! I then inventoried my entire pantry and freezer. I grabbed my recipes and wrote down all the ingredients that I was lacking.  Guess what I had to buy...2 things! LOL  I was floored and I planned some pretty darn good meals!!  We'll see how this goes. So far so good. Today is day 3....we are having marinated grilled chicken w/a veggie, simple but good. I'm saved the easier things and crockpot items for during the week.

I did get loads of cuties colored up this weekend and even managed to get a few cards made. You can check out some of the images I colored on my Facebook Page - HERE.  Be sure to "like" my facebook page too...I'm going to start doing giveaways via facebook!!

Today I would like to share with you another cutie from The Greeting Farm. This little guy is from the Lucky Bunnies set. I also added a "made from the heart" stamp on the back and it comes from the Made By set which is also from The Greeting Farm.

I used the swiss dots embossing folder on plain white cardstock from my background. I added some ribbon, tied it off at the and added a button.  Hard to see from the picture, but there is a thick coating of Glossy Accents on the balloon.

Thats all for today! I'll be back tomorrow with a tutorial at The Greeting Farm Blog and a new challenge from Magnolia-licious!!


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Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hey Girl! Crafters Companion

Good morning! I am back again with a little treat for you from Crafter's Companion. This little cutie is from the last SWALK releases. I am a HUGE shopper, so I just adored her. That totally looks like me when I go out shopping! hehe. I paired her up from some beautiful wintery papers from Bo Bunny.

The sentiment is from My Favorite Things and you can find "Shop Til You Drop" by SWALK in the Crafter's Companion Store!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Enjoy it All - Inky Impressions

Good morning! Today I am bringing you this little cutie from Inky Impressions. Her name is Ice Skating Rachel and she is simply adorable.

My little tip for the day - I didn't have any small brown flowers. So I used my Copics to color beige flowers.  I also sprayed some Tatter Angels Glimmer Mist on them to give them a little shimmer.


Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Blues and Creams
Sassy Studios - Frosty Colors


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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Valentine Treat Box....

Good morning! I just want to know one thing...why on earth does my family expect me to cook for them EVERY night??? Geeesh, the nerve of them! I can't seem to catch a break!  I get home from work.....make dinner...clean the dishes up...nicely ask the kids to clean up the main living areas of the house (they don't listen)...sternly ask the kids to pick up (still not listening)....then I go on to yell at the top my lungs for the children to clean up after themselves (this form of communication doesn't seem to work well...might I I have tried other things, but they don't work either. So finally I just go to bed...and hell with it all! LOL  Sadly, this seems to repeat the following day...;-( 

Aaahhhhh, I need a vacation.....a girls getaway would be nice! Any takers? lol  It must include lots of margaritas and wine though!!!  Maybe a spa day too....just no cooking, cleaning and whining!

Now that I have snapped out of my dream.....I would like to share with you a simple Treat Box I created for iCopic.

It's called a 2,5,7,10 box and I have paired it with Wrapped Heart Tilda from the latest Sweet Crazy Love collection by Magnolia. 

She is colored with copics. To create some dimension I cut her out and added some foam dots to the back. The papers that I used are from Echo Park and CTMH. 

Don't forget to check out iCopic. There are a few new stamp lines that they now are carrying, including MFT and Some Odd Girl. Plus you can preorder the newest Copic colors for a VERY nice price!

Thanks for looking!

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Lala - Bday Wishes

Ok so I will admit, I wasn't a fan of LA LA's at first....their ginormous (I'm so glad they made that an official word and I can use it freely now!)  faces just weren't my thing...kinda like some people DO NOT like Magnolias because they have no mouths....however...I am totally coming around to them and really starting to like them!!  I even have a collection of them and another one on the way!!! ha! I will say, they are so much fun to color.
I actually have 2 cards to show to you today. I made these both for an upcoming class at my local Scrapbook store! If you are in the neighborhood, please come join me! 

It took me awhile of playing and LOTS of ink I am sure...but in the end I love how vibrant her dress came out! Those great papers are from Authentique, free bird collection. They are so pretty and I love the weight and feel of them.

The next one I have for you today is this little Rocker from La-La Land Crafts.

These papers are also from the Free Bird- Authentique line. The looked boyish to me and I thought they would be perfect with him. I do think he is cute too!

Thats all for today! Have a great one...

Freshly Brewed - Something New
Copic Creations - Saturated Colors
Celebrate the Occasion (Use Polka Dots)
Papertake Weekly - Bows, blooms bling.. (1st card)
Partytime - Bday cards
Cards for Men - Boys and their toys (2nd card)
make in Monday - Anything Goes
Let's Ink it Up - Anything Goes

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Be Mine, Valentine - TGF

Hey everybody! How was everybodys weekend, I hope you got to have a nice long weekend , like I did!! I had no "real" plans and lots of play time!! I kinda just hibernated in my craft room for about 2 days....I told the family to throw me some food here and there and life would be good!  I'm kidding! But I did get quite a bit done and we had some good family time too. 

Ever heard of a game called Quelf? I got it in a gift exchange and I have to tell you, it was pretty darn fun. It has you do random acts of goofiness and I can't begin to tell you how much we laughed. At one point I swear I was going to pee my pants. The types of things it has you do varies. Sometimes you will have to go around the table and list items in a specific category. Like breakfast foods or Star Wars Characters. The next thing you know you get a card (which I got this one) that says it's "Classified" meaning you can't tell them the details..then you say "I'm sorry, I need to go to the restroom, please excuse me" and then you are suppose to go to the bathroom and NOT COME BACK until somebody comes and gets you. The person that finally comes gets 2 bonus points. Then there are all these "Rules" throughout the game. Like you have to talk like a pirate or say a phrase after every sentence you say. We had a blast playing it and can't wait to get the adults together to play an adult version. I think it could be easily adaptable to include a few drinks! ;-))

We often get together and play a drinking game called "Ring of Fire" . We love it and it's VERY similiar to the game I just described. I like it because it isn't one of those get drunk off your butt college games, but more of a get tipsy, laugh and have fun adult game! lol

So there was my weekend fun now I am back to work tomorrow! It's a short week, thank goodness! My last bit of news and then I will share my card....I would have been boarding a plan on the 25th heading to CHA but waaaahhh, my plans got all boogered up so I had to cancel. :-(( I am sooooo going to miss going and really am bummed about it.  I had so many plans to meet some bloggie friends and even had an extra day to bum around LA.  Now I will probably end up flying up to Ohio to see my childhood friend and some family one long weekend to use up my ticket!!

Today I would like to share with you another card using a stamp from the Ms. Anya Garland set from The Greeting Farm. I just think she is so adorable.

I paired her up with these fabby papers from MME. I don't know about you but as soon as I catch wind of a MME 6x6 release, I am ALL ON IT!  I just LOVE their papers and they coordinate so well together. That lucious big sentiment is from a dollar bin at Michaels!  I scrunched up some ribbon and added a little rosette from K&Company.

Thats all for today, head on over to the SHOP and pick up your Anya!

Sweet Stamps - red, white , pink
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Paper Creations Ink - Love is in the Air
Stamps  & Fun - Pink and Grey
Card Cupids - Valentines
Sentimental Sundays - Include Ribbon

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun! The Greeting Farm

Hello! Another quickie post. Today I am sharing MADDEN from The Greeting Farms latest release. I don't think she takes much from people, what do you think? She looks like a tough cookie! I love her hair though, and I had fun coloring it.

I used Copics to color her......whats new, right? hehe  The picture didn't come out very well, it' has this "Shiny" look to the DP.  Hate when that happens. I often create at night and take my pictures then too. It's easier because I work during the natural good light!  But  because of that, sometimes my photos this one did!

As I said,  quick post but be sure to check out Madden at The Greeting Farm.!!


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