Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Altered Letters - JOY

Ok....altering these letters could get addicting. Over all I am pleased with how these turned out. Half the embellishments were handmade the other half were from my stash. I think my handmade embellishments are getting better.

I got the idea for the child holding the package here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbQq7lsCjtU .
I can't wait to hang it.... happy crafting. Traci

Friday, November 20, 2009

Look whoooo's been naughty or nice?

I created this card for the PCMB challenge. You can find it here http://www.scrapandpapercorner.com/mb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=292095&sid=5e0ff771dff0f3c1fde692bcbf504d29. The challenge is to create a Christmas card with a non-traditional element or colors.
I originally saw this Owl on a card I got last year from PJPants. You can find her blog here http://jen-pjpants.blogspot.com/. I thought it was super cute. Then last week I found the directions on YouTube on how to make the owl. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-9Mqm9n2gw&feature=PlayList&p=C58BCD0C203A0748&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=16

Happy Crafting - Traci

Friday, November 13, 2009

Peace Christmas Card

I saw this sketch somewhere on the net. I can't tell you now where. I was blog hopping. Sorry. I thought it might be the perfect sketch to save paper and postage when mailing. Add added the lines instead of ribbon.... No bumpy ribbons helps postage costs.
So, from two pieces of card stock (one white and one tan) I get two cards and two tags. For the brown and turquoise paper 1/2 sheet each allows me the extra paper for matting two cards plus extra large scraps.
How about you ........... do you have any paper saving postage/saving ideas?
Happy Crafting - Traci

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan

I wasn't actually sure how I would like this book. It has been almost a year since my brother died of cancer. But, I felt this book was much more than dealing with cancer. It is about family, friends and life. If you read it, you will most likely shed a few tears. But, I guaranty you will also chuckle a time or two.

This is a really good book. Let me know what you think.


Monday, November 9, 2009

Punch Reindeer Card

Every week there is a challenge on the PaperCraft Maganize message board. All the gals take turns hosting. You can find this week's challenge here http://www.scrapandpapercorner.com/mb/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=291915&sid=4c6d689c72f2245e3b10e9a48ef28a7d .

I love the punch creations. So, I came up with this reindeer. I saw this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7tk3_x3m40 on you tube but I didn't have all the right punches. I think my little guy turned out ok.
Happy Crafting -

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Turkey Card

I made this card for the PCMB Challenge. I know it is a stretch. I will mail this to my youngest niece.

Friday, November 6, 2009

From Our Home to Yours

As many of you know, Veteran's Day is next week.
I really don't have any military stamps. I struggle with non-girly cards but I wanted to make a card for my co-worker.
The inside says "thank you for your service....happy veteran's day".
Happy Crafting -Traci

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Santa's "Chick" List

This is the card I made for this weeks MOJO Monday challenge.
Check it out here http://mojomonday.blogspot.com/2009/11/mojo-monday-111-contest.html. I had this crazy idea about changing Santa's Checklist to Santa's Chick list.... hee-hee. I think it will make a cute card for Christmas for one of my girl pals.

I created the punch chick... you can find the punches I used below.

Happy Crafting -Traci

Paper Punch Chick

Ok... I love these paper punch creatures. This is one I came up with. It was so fun to create.
The supplies used are:
Cuttlebug large circle
Cuttebug medium circle
SU flower punch

If you make some of these guys... please post a link to you project in the comments section.

Happy Crafting -


Tuesday, November 3, 2009

More Christmas Tags

Ok... I know these are more like card fronts but I made these for the PCMB Christmas Tag swap. I hand cut the snowman head....not sure about it....he looks a little dorky. Cute but dorky.... maybe?
The little sledding bears is an image from my friend Janis. This is such a great set. I can't wait to see what she does with it. I used a cuttlebug snowflake folder and glittered the front like crazy.... sorry doesn't show up well in the pic.
I can't wait to see what the other ladies have created for this swap.
Happy Crafting -

Monday, November 2, 2009

The Secret Life of Bees

I thought it might be fun to read some books which have been made into a movies. I must read the book first. Personally, I feel the book is always more detailed. So, if a book becomes a movie.... do you read the book first? What have you read/watched that you loved/hated?

Towards the end of summer, I read The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd. I really enjoyed the book. There are two versions of the movie on the DVD; theater version and director's cut. I watched the theater version this afternoon. It was really good but lacked some of the details from the book. I might watch the director cut later in the week.

Although, I loved Queen Latifah in this. I found it interesting to learn Will and Jada Smith were some of the producers.

Have a great day!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Little Diva Diaper Bag

A very good friend of mine had a little girl. I made this diaper bag and matching card for them. I hope she liked it.

Thanks for looking,


Sunday, October 25, 2009

Rasberry Suite Color Challenge #18

Dawn McVey is a very talented papercrafter. You can find he blog here http://www.dawnmcvey.typepad.com/ . I enjoy admiring her style. She recently posted a color challenge on her blog. I decided to give it a try. I have been working on Christmas tags. I thought it might be fun to see what I could come up with for an inexpensive gift sack. I love using lunch sacks.

This is what I came up with. I hand drafted the elf shoes and cut them out. I love how this gift bag turned out.

Thanks for looking.

More Christmas Tags

Papercraft Message Board Tag Swap

I am swapping Cristmas tags with some very talented ladies from the papercraft message board. We were supposed to make them from scraps. It was a challenge but lots of fun. I hope they like them.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

75 Pounds Gone

Well, I hit 75 pounds lost. I can't believe it. I started this journey about 18 months ago. Thanks for looking.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Stamped Paper Card

This card was fun.... pink paper stamped with polka dot background stamp in orange. White scrap stamped with pink and orange flowers. Paper flower also stamped with another polka dot stamp. I liked how this turned out considering there is no fancy DP on it.
Happy Crafting,


Thought I would share a few flowers from my garden. TFL - Traci

Use It Challenge #14

I really liked the use it challenge this week. I was able to use up the rest of the orange and pink paper from the card posted http://stitchstampandstir.blogspot.com/2009/06/happy-birthday-card.html. You can find the use it challenges at http://useitchallenges.blogspot.com/ .
Happy Crafting,


Friday, June 5, 2009

Use It Challenge #13

I was supposed to be cleaning up my stamp area but I was just not in the mood..... so I made this card instead. You can find the weekly Use It Challenges at http://useitchallenges.blogspot.com/. Here is my card.... the paper was taken straight off the messy desk. This is the very last of this paper.

TFL - Traci

Happy Birthday Card

Everyone knows I love orange, flowers, and polka dots. I could not resist purchasing this DP. I finally tore into it and made this birthday card. Happy Crafting - Traci

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

For You Card

I used some of the scraps from the challenge card previous posted. TFL - Traci

Sketch Challenge - Taylored Expressions # 70

This is the first time I have done one of Taylor's Challenges. It was really fun.

Check out her blog http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/ . She is a very talented gal. I am sure you will enjoy her blog.
Happy Crafting - Traci

Friday, May 29, 2009

Comparison Weight Lost

DH suggested posting two pics side by side..... The one pic I was not even at my heaviest weight.... I had already lost 20 pounds. The other pic is today.... 63 pounds gone. TFL - Traci

Weight Update - 63 Pounds Gone

WOOOO-HOOOOOO!!! I have not posted about weight in awhile. Still on my healthy lifestyle plan; exercising and eating right. I now have lost a total of 63 pounds. It has taken 13 1/2 months. A slow process but it is a life style.... right? Thanks for looking. Traci


First, I must tell you ..... I stink at photography. I would love to get better.... but golly not sure I can fit in another hobby. Well, anyway I wanted to share some pics of some flowers I planted in my flower garden. Many of you know when my brother was sick the last couple of years I did not have time to garden. I am enjoying it greatly now. So, here you go. Thanks for looking. Traci

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sketch Challenge

While surfing the web I went over to the PaperCrafts web site. I had not been there in forever. BeachBum posted the cutest sketch. You can see it here http://www.scrapandpapercorner.com/gallery/details.html?idx=6590&file=24966.

This is the card I made for the challenge. It took a looooong time and it will probably cost a fortune to mail with all the paper on it. Of course, I had to add a flower.... used one of my favorite flower punches. I used flower stamps for the small squares.
Thanks for looking. Traci

Monday, May 11, 2009

Simple Card

While blog hopping I found a cute card.... perfect for all the white card stock and scraps sitting on my desk. You can find it at the link listed here. This is the card I created. http://poppypaperie.typepad.com/poppy_paperie/2009/04/background-basics-spots-dots-day-5.html.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Owl Card

I bought this Owl stamp several months ago.... I can't believe it took me so long to use it. The little brown polka dots are actually a center stamp for a flower set I have. Simple card.... fun stamping. TFL - Traci

12x12 DP Cards

I really liked this flower paper. I bought one sheet and made 6 cards. Here are a few of them. I even made the big flower which I think matches the paper really well. Thanks for looking. Traci

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thank You Cards

Just a couple simple cards. Happy Crafting - Traci

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yellow and Red Floral

I saw this paper and loved it. It is double sided.... floral on one side and polka dot on the other. I was able to get two cards out if it. Normally, I don't make them exactly the same but I could not resist with this card.
Happy Crafting - Traci

Monday, April 27, 2009

Red and Black Floral

I used the rest of the paper from the lady bug card and created this thanks a bunch card. The stamp set is Papertrey Ink. Thanks for looking. Traci

Lady Bug Hello Card

I made this card for a friend. She recently went back to work and loves lady bugs. The black paper is left over from Halloween and the red paper is left over from Valentine. I think it turned out cute. I love this stamp set from Papertrey Ink but I don't use it nearly enough.

Happy Crafting - Traci

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

55 pounds Gone - 1 Year Weight Loss Update

As of today, I have been working on weight loss for one year.... I can't believe it. Weight Update: 55 pounds gone. I'll try to show a pic this weekend. Take care - Traci

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Stopping by....

Hi everyone... sorry for the lack of posts. I have been creating but my camera batteries are dead and I keep forgetting to charge them. Woo-hooo.... charging them now. My plans are to post a few cards tomorrow.

Take care - Traci

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Weight Update - 50 pounds Gone

I am so excited. I hit 50 pounds yesterday. I think I had been at 40 pounds forever. That plateau was driving me crazy. Woo-hoooo. I celebrated and bought a new pair of Levi jeans. I am actually wearing them in this picture..... and guess what? They were a size 14. Woo-hoo.

Check out my pic.

Thanks - Traci