Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Thank You! (And 2 Cards)

Hi! I just want to take a few minutes to say Thank You to everyone who takes a few minutes in their day to stop by here to see what I have done, and a HUGE Thank You to all of you who post your own things as inspiration! I started this blog last February because I wanted a chance to be on the Club Anya design team since I loved those stamps so much. I was very nervous about having a blog because I wasn't sure I'd know what to say. I still struggle with that almost every post. But this has opened a whole new wonderful world to me. I have found all kinds of wonderful new stamps, lots of inspiration from some AMAZINGLY talented people, and have met just the kindest most supportive people. Thank you all SO much! OK, on to some cards!

My first card is a birthday card that I made for our school lunch lady. I used Happy Chef's body and transplanted Teacher Anya's head onto it. There is a lot more sparkle than the picture shows. I am not a great photographer and I have been experimenting with my photo's. I want more depth and texture to show so I have been taking my pictures with no flash and an OTT light as the main lighting source. I think the texture and popped up parts are showing better, but it doesn't capture the sparkle as well.

The Details:
Stamp: Happy Chef, Teacher Anya - The Greeting Farm
Paper: Imaginisce, Rose Red, Lovely Lilac (I think) ,PTI White
Skin: R00,E00,E11,R20
Hair: E50,E53,E55
Clothes: R81,R83,R85,B91 w/B000 over it, B93 w/B01 over it, B95 w/B02 over it.
Cake: Y000,BV01,BV02,B01,R85
Misc: Taylor's Tiny Twinkles, Stardust Stickles, Fiskars Corner Punch, EK Success Border Punch

I used Taylored Expressions Sketch #87 for my second card. When I was making this, at different stages I kept thinking something was missing and so I would show my DH who would say,"Yep, something's missing." After about the third time he looked over my shoulder and said,"It needs more macaroni." I need to slap him!!

The Details:
Stamp: The Places You'll Go - Taylored Expressions
Paper: My Minds Eye (blue), K&Co (Green), Dusty Durango, Pacific Point, PTI White
Copics: BG000,B04,B06,B18,C0,C1,C3,YG21,YG23,YG25,YG17,E21,E25,E27,E29
Misc: Dew Drops, Stardust Stickles, SU Scallop Border Punch, SU Ribbon, SU Brads, Circle Nestabilit

Thank you for stopping by! I appreciate you being here and any comments you choose to leave!


Randi said...

Thank YOU!!! You are a huge inspiration!! I love visiting your blog for ideas and just to 'oh' and 'ah'.

Gorgeous cards! Love what you did with both layouts!!
Hey, I was right behind you on the DF hop. Don't you just LOVE that new set!

Randi said...

Just saw your Frost Fairy below!! OMG!!!! Definitely in my top 5 Traci cards!! LOVE it!

♥Rach♥ said...

Totally sounds like something my DH would say! Actually, I usually get, "Oh, that's nice." :)

Thanks for sharing your brain with us, your stuff is always just fantastic!

Kelly Booth said...

I LOVE your cards Traci...that Teacher Anya's head is perfect on the chef!!! Always look forward to your Blog Posts....

Anonymous said...

I love visiting your blog Traci, your cards are always inspiring and original. You are such an inspiration to me :)

Love your cards today, Happy Chef and Teacher Anya go so well together, you'd think that was the original stamp if you didn't know otherwise. Such a pretty Card. Love the sparkle, really shows up when you look at the larger picture.

That's a gorgeous tropical island too; oh to be somewhere warm and sunny; it's very wet in Aberdeen today lol.

Have a wonderful day

scrapn_momof2 said...

Thank you for being such an inspiration. I am one that stalks your blog regularly and you are just too talented for words! BTW, LOVE LOVE LOVE the lunch lady BD card. Too cute!!

Amy said...

I feel like I should be thanking you Traci... all of the inspiration I've gotten and continue to get from you has been invaluable! I always look forward to seeing your next masterpiece! :)

I really can't think that anything looks lacking on your fab tropical card and I am just in love with your altered lunch lady Anya, SO cute and creative!

Scraphappy in AK said...

Wow, I can't believe that you have only been blogging for such a short time. You would never be able to tell- you look like an expert to me. I love how you tweek the stamped images.

Sparkplug17 said...

Such cute cards, but I love your altered chef! She's just darling.

Gabby said...

No Miss Thang...THANK YOU! You have been a GREAT inspiration to me. I love drooling over your cards and most of all...your coloring! :D SO Thank YOU Traci for being such a wonderful inspiration!

These cards are SUPER cute! Love Chef Anya!

LMBO @ your DH! My DH is the same...lol.

Jamie Pyles said...

Great take on the sketch! I can sooo relate to not knowing what to say:):) Your blog is fabulous, a warm welcoming place!!!

Angie said...

More macaroni?!? LOL! Great card, I love your work Traci!