Monday, February 27, 2012

Monday Funday #6

It might be time to get moving again...

Source: google.com via Tracey on Pinterest


Time to shake it back into shape. Watch out. My hotness is about to emerge from this 170lb fat cocoon...

Hugs and kisses,
TraceyJ

Monday, February 20, 2012

Monday Funday #5

In honour of Presidents' Day...



may our leaders finally recognise that it's smarter to work together. We the people are tired of all the posturing just to stay/get in power. And I really don't care which of you is "in charge" so long as the rest of you can make some positive changes for me and the people I live with in this country. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in this sentiment. So guys, get it together, or get gone. I heard a rumour that this might be an election year...

Hugs and kisses,
TraceyJ

Monday, February 13, 2012

Monday Funday #4

In honour of Valentine's Day, and all the ladies thinking they're lost without a significant other...



Time to take charge and get those flowers you've been wanting, girls. I'm just gonna get one of those heart shaped donuts from Dunkin on the way home and call it done. Sweets for my sweet (me)!

Have a great Valentine's Day everyone...

Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJ

Thursday, February 09, 2012

My A Muse Studio Top 5 Stamps

After drooling over the new catalog for the past week and a half, I think I've finally narrowed my list down enough to share. So here it is, in no particular order...

1.  Chevrons 
Love the clean graphic look of this set. I can see some really lovely CAS cards coming from this.

2. Papillon 
Because I just love butterflies.

3. Love Machines 
How cute is this set? Too adorable for words. Brings to mind my childhood love R2D2 and the equally hunky C3PO.

4. Family Icons 
Another cutie pie set. I can see some sweet shower invites and we're expecting notices with this one. Plus it's versatile enough for fun birthday cards and great scrapbook pages


5. Say It With Style
Because I can always use a good sentiment set... and so can everyone else.

I can hardly wait to ink these babies up, but I won't be getting them anytime soon. I'm in die collecting mode right now. I need to be ready when the new true 8.5x11 Grand Calibur is available from A Muse in a few weeks. In the meantime, take a look at the stamp sets that almost made the cut:

Venetian Background

Sunny Side of Life

British Invasion

Yeah, yeah. I got a thing for BBC America, home of Doctor Who. There's Kitchen Nightmares, and also The F Word with Chef Gordon Ramsay, Primeval (my fave), The Graham Norton Show (twisted and funny), Luther starring super sexy Idris Elba, and the original Being Human. You should check out Law and Order: UK sometime. It's really good, and I find it so  interesting to see how differently the detectives operate compared to the US version. Hmmm. Maybe I should try to get a little more sunlight...

Until later.

Hugs & Kisses
TraceyJ

Thursday, February 02, 2012

A Muse Studio New Product Blog Hop

Today I am delighted to be joining some of my fellow consultants in a blog hop featuring products from the wonderful new Amuse Studio Catalog.

If you have been following us on the hop you should have come here from Sarah Callahan.

If not, you can go right back to the beginning with Karen Crisp's blog and move along until you get back to me.

I made a quick little card for a friend's birthday in a few days using the new Hey Cupcake stamp set and two new colours: Pistachio and Grape.



I stamped a background using Polka Dot Patterns and added a Sugar panel on which I stamped the cupcake in Grape, coloured with Grape ink and the Tombow blender pen. The icing is stamped in Grape on Pistachio cardstock, trimmed and inked with Versamark, then embossed with clear embossing powder. A sentiment strip was adhered below using Pistachio cardstock stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black.

Next up on the hop is Ruza; just in case you get lost or a link gets broken, here is the complete list:

Karen Crisp http://www.papernstamps.blogspot.com/
Pamela Fredrickson http://attemptedcreativity.blogspot.com/
Angi Kelley http://www.angelakelley.blogspot.com/
Lianna Vigil http://llamatales.blogspot.com/
Carissa Fulkerson http://carissascottage.blogspot.com/
Kristine Vincente http://checkerberrylane.wordpress.com/
Jennifer Corson http://www.scripptyscraps.blogspot.com/
Samantha Kania http://kania-amusestudio.blogspot.com/
Rita Holmes http://ritaholmes.blogspot.com/
Sarah Callahan http://wastamper.blogspot.com/

Products Used:


Hugs and Kisses,
TraceyJ

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