Saturday, September 15, 2012

Sending You Happy Thoughts

Happy Weekend! 

You will not believe what I did the other day...still sour over it. I was backing all my family pictures onto a removable slip drive because my computer was starting to run super slow. Well instead of checking to make sure all my files copied over correctly, I deleted the originals and continued removing the slip drive. Later in the day I checked the slip drive to use one of the pictures in a project and realized all of them were corrupted!!!! ALL of them....all my family pictures!! I was so upset with myself...still kinda am. What I mean by corrupted is all of them look like they have been eaten and are half grayed out. I even tried downloading file recovery software to see if I could get the files back from the recycle bin. It worked to an extent...the pics would only come up as thumbnails and were also showing corrupted when I clicked on them. I've been trying to make myself feel better by telling myself at least it was only the pics from this year. But geeze...I have taken tons of pics this year! So anyways, that's what kind of a week I have had and if anyone know hows to fix my corrupted files I would appreciate any ideas!


So rant I have a new card to share today, yay! I used the sketch from the Sugar Bowl Challenge and the color theme from ColourQ.

Side View...

This super cute image is one of my Sugar Nellie stamps from the Fairy Glen collection. The mushroom was supposed to be burgundy...but looks like it turned out a little more red. And the cute little Freddie frog got lost in the dark coloring

I had too much fun playing with my MFT butterfly Don't you just love that adorable little mushroom charm?! I've had these charms forever and finally found the perfect project to use them on!

The inside...


SIZE: 6 x 6
LAYOUT: The Sugar Bowl Challenge -"Sketch #91"
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: Sugar Nellie Stamps -Fairy Glen Collection "Faye and Freddie" and sentiment is from Kaiser Craft
COLORING MEDIUM and INK: Copic Markers, white opaque pen (highlights). Image stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink
PAPERS: All cardstock matting and DP is DCWV & Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: All flowers, pearl brads and crystal stem are from "WOC",Flat back pearls and mushroom charm from stash
TOOLS: Cuttlebug Machine, Spellbinder's circles and scalloped circles dies, butterfly dies and banner die from "MFT" and Sewing machine
OTHER: Diamond Stickles Stickles and 3d Dimensionals


The Sugarbowl Challenge -"Sketch #91"
 ColourQ -"Challenge #154"
Inspire Me Fridays -"Always Anything Goes"
Raise The Bar -"Anything With Wings"
Totally Papercrafts -"Favorite Stamp"
Wags 'n Whiskers -"Circles"
Paper Crafting Journey -"Use a Sentiment"
Natalie and Amy's Challenge -"Anything Goes"
Sparkles Forum -"Away with Fairies"
Unique Crafters -"Anything Goes"
 Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!!


  1. WOW! This is stunning Tracey. I love the sweet image, your colouring is beautiful and the detailing is wonderful.
    I'm really sorry I can't help you with your photos, I do hope you get it sorted out.


  2. Just loving all the details in this card. I cant stop looking Tracey. Just gorgeous! x

  3. Wow! This card is amazing! So many gorgeous details! I love the colors and the glitter! I have to go back and look again! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! :)

  4. Card is super cute! For your lost files, even if you deleted them, they might still be there. When PC files are "deleted", it only separates the file path from the directory. If you take to a PC expert, they should be able to see if the link can be remade. Sorry, I don't know how to do it myself. I write software but I am not a systems person. In the US we have Best Buy stores which have a Geek Squad that might be able to fix it quickly. Good luck, and hopefully you have not run a defrag on your disk--then it would be gone for sure... I would get it in as soon as possible. Yup, I understand how you feel, that would make me ill. Sorry for your bad luck... :(

  5. Gorgeous card Tracey and incredible colouring. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

  6. Sorry to here about your pictures Tracey!!!
    Oh your card is gorgeous,love everything!!
    XXX Heidy

  7. Oh I bet if you took your puter to a professional type place...they could recover them for you. We had that happen at work one time and they recovered everything! Don't loose hope!

    Your card is lovely. Great layout-inside and out! Love all the details!!! Thanks for popping in today to say Hello! ♥ Sue Kment

  8. A very beautiful card Tracey, love the sweet image and your colouring and details are amazing.

    Donna x

  9. aw bless, this is so wonderful and sweet! love this cute image and all the wonderful papers!
    Hugs, Alessandra

  10. Aww tracey I am so sorry to hear that...I hate when silly mistakes like that happen! Don't get yourself down over it though..whats done is done. Love your beautiful card...great colours and the layout is fantastic :)

  11. Absolutely beautiful Tracey! Love the colours you have used. Hugs, Kelly xxx

  12. Sweet card, Tracey, your coloring is lovely. Thanks for joining us at the colourQ.

  13. so beautiful tracey.gorgeous sweet image and i love all your pretty details and colours :D

    xx coops xx

  14. Tracy your cards are all sooo gorgeous.
    love all your details

  15. Congrats Tracey!

    You have won a $10 gift certificate to Great Impressions Stamps! Please contact me at to receive your coupon code to get your shopping on!


    DT Coordinator
    Great Impressions Stamps

  16. What a pretty card! I was just stopping by to congratulate you on winning the gift certificate to Great Impressions Stamps and I get treated to some pretty icandy! :) Have a great day!

  17. WOW this is gorgeous Tracey! Absolutely fabulous coloring and beautiful details!! Thanks for joining us at Wags 'n Whiskers!
    Tammy x

  18. So sorry to hear about your pics Tracey! i would also be devastated as I'm terrible at backing them up or printing anything out. Your card is as always so stunning such gorgeous colours and perfect coloured image hugs Rebekah xx

  19. So sorry to hear about your pics. I hope someone can help you get them back. Your card is gorgeous. All those details - wow! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

  20. Wow! this is gorgeous Tracey… what a sweet image and your colouring is perfection! Love the scrummy papers and embellies! :-)
    Big Hugs
    Sue xx

  21. love the colours and it fits perfectly with our challenge! Thanks for playing along at Papercrafting Journey, and good luck, hugs Lou P DT

  22. Stunning card, love the rich colours and all the different elements. Thanks for sharing with us at the Sugar Bowl, good luck! Pami x

  23. OMG!!! This is AMAZING!! Love love love it! So fab to see you back crafting and blogging, Tracey!! x

  24. Tracey your card is lovely. Thanks so much for sharing with us at ColourQ this week. I know that GeekSquad was the winner for me when my computer ate my pic files,, it was a little costly, but it was worth it to have my photos back. If there is a Best Buy in your area, they are really good.

  25. The amazing details you add to your cards leaves me speechless! Just gorgeous!

  26. Absolutely gorgeous, adorable image...Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week.
    Wendy xx

  27. Wow, so many amazing details! Gorgeous creation...inside and out! Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!

  28. gorgeous card, love the stitching and those papers are delish.

    Thanks for joining us at The Sugar Bowl.


  29. Beautiful rich colour work and perfect stitching. A lovely design with wonderful embellishments! A super card! Hugs, Lesley

  30. Fabulous creation!

    Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles Monthly Challenges for our * Away with the Fairies * challenge

    Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
    Hugs Shaz x

  31. So pretty. I live the rich colours too. X

  32. Whoa, I don't think I was ready to see such eye candy!! Beautiful card with the most lovely embellishments! I love the details on this, so perfectly done. Thank you so much for joining in on our I Believe I can Fly challenge over at Raise The Bar!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

  33. She is just fab and love your colour choice! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's! Love Chanelle xxxx

  34. This is a great card I love the colours embellishments so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Natalie and Amy's Challenge this month xxx Pascale (DT)

  35. Wouaw! Beautiful work for a beautiful card! I love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Challenge up your life

  36. Awesome card Tracey! Everything about it is just perfect, and love the copic colours you have used (i will have to add them to my wish list!).

    Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles!



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