Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Learning is Fun! WOW Summer is almost OVER!

Hello crafty friends!

This summer has flown by soooo fast hasn't it??!! I was hoping to get down to the coast where my family is before the end of August because it starts to get super cold around September but we just haven't had the time. We'll be celebrating my son's birthday this weekend though and we made plans to take him and his friends to Splash the water park at least we get to enjoy some type of water activity before summer is over, lol.

I hope you all caught my super exciting DT announcements yesterday?!! I'm so thankful for all the opportunities I've been given to do something I enjoy doing! Can't wait to share with you all the projects I've been working on!


I wanted to get in an "on the side" card before all my new DT commitments begin. And since the new school year is creeping up on us super fast, I thought I would create a card with this oober adorable school themed cutie!

 I received this stamp in a goodie package from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps as one of the thank you gifts for trying out for her Guest Design Team Position. I was like a kid in a candy store when all this rubber fell out of the little package!! LOL! Thank You Kimmie!! 

This one is called "Back To School Katie" and she is actually a retired stamp but I messaged Kim and she has just one left in the shop and it's on sale too!! The best thing I like about all of Kraftin Kimmie Stamps besides them ALL being super fun images to play with...I LOVE that they all come with their own sentiments! 

Some close up peeks...

The inside...


SIZE: 6" x 5.75"
IMAGE: Back To School Katie "Kraftin Kimmie Stamps" with matching sentment
Skin & Blush: E11, E00, E000, R21
Hair: E55, E53, E50
Shirt: E42, E40
Dress: R22, R20, R11
Shoes: W5, W3, W1
Backpack: BG72, BG11, BG10
Sky & Clouds: C1, C3, BV31, W00, BG01, BG000
Grass: G94, G82, G40 & White Opaque Pen
PAPERS: All cardstock matting is DCWV and DP is Recollections
EMBELLISHMENTS: All embellishements and ribbon from stash
TOOLS: eKsuccess Binding Edger Border Punch, Recollection mini flower punch, hole punch tool and sewing machine



I {Heart} Sketches - "Sketch #29"
City Crafter - "Polka Dots"
Love Rubber Stamps - "Anything Goes"
Papertake Weekly - "Anything Goes"
Get Inky - "Ribbons"
Make it Monday - "Always Anything Goes"
Mema's Crafts - "Anything Goes or Back to School"
The Crazy Challenge - "Anything Goes"
613 Avenue Create - "Anything Goes"
Challenges For Everybody - "Anything Goes"

Until next time,
Happy crafting to all!
Big Big
xx Hugs xx


  1. Awesome card! I love all the extra little touches you add to your cards that just make them stunning!! You rock!

  2. Tracey, What an adorable back to school card!! Love the LO and your choice of DP's!! Thanks for playing along at 613 Avenue Create and good luck!

  3. Hi Tracey!! What a FUN card!!! I love all the detail and the coloring!!! Thanks for joing us this week at CCCB :-)

  4. What an awesome back to school card. I love the layering and extra details you added. Thank you for stopping by and playing with us at Mema's Crafts. Good Luck in the challenge.

  5. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

  6. Hi Tracey,
    Love your image and the way you have coloured her! Such a perfect image for back to school :o)
    Fantastic papers and great design.
    Love all the little touches you add.
    Hugs, Candy

  7. love love....!!
    love your unusual sewing, notebook border punch, your colouring, the grass and clouds you've made, the papersthelayoutthegoodluckletters...well everything!!
    A* for your card ^^

  8. so stunning tracey.fabulous fun image and i love your bold papers and superb stitching ;D

    xx coops xx

  9. What a fabulous card! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

  10. Adorable "back to school" card, Tracey - inside and out !

    Thanks for joining our Sketch Challenge @ Delightful Inspiration {from the heart}

  11. Very beautiful card! Thanks for sharing with us at The Crazy Challenge and hope to see you again in our challenges.

  12. Lovely card! Love all the layers and details! TFS

  13. Super card, I love all the details. Thank you for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania this week.

  14. Your card is so fun. I love the punch on the side. Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps.

  15. What a delightfully sweet card! The design is eye catching and I love the color palette on your design. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.

  16. Hi Tracey, your project made me smile, you made my day :)!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Regards and "Hugs" (Renata DT - 613 Avenue Create)

  17. You have carried your notepaper theme throughout multiple elements and that adds strength and depth to your design. Great color integration and wonderful continuity of design. Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  18. Very Beautiful..
    Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Back To School “ Linky Party.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  19. Great card - I love your colouring. Thanks for joining in at Cuttlebug Mania x

  20. WOW!!! I love all the details. The colors and stitching are super. Thank you so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Divas “Back To School “ Linky Party.

    Craftin Desert Diva's

  21. WOW!! Stunning card... beautiful colouring! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenges.

  22. What a wonderful card! I absolutely love the edging you did on the left. Fabulous work. Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

  23. Really pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!


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Big, big hugs! Tracey :D

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