May 22, 2010

Testing... Testing.... *tap* *tap* *tap*

Just making sure this thing works, since I haven't been here in  Sorry I haven't been around - just been SUPER busy with all sorts of things - birthday parties, school events, and even a date with my hubby!

First off -- thank you to those who have sponsored me for the Relay for Life -- it means a lot to me...I appreciate it!!

I DO have some cards to share with you today -- but I thought I'd share a few photos from my outing to NYC last weekend.  I got to meet one of my friends from Splitcoaststampers in real life last weekend.  While a bunch of the ladies from our "Group" were meeting up in Michigan, I got to go on a date with my hubby to NYC, and meet Samantha and her husband Chris.  We had BEYOND perfect weather, and just enjoyed the day.  We went up to the "Top of the Rock" at Rockefeller Center - take a look at these views:

Now, I had to laugh, because it really was such a PERFECT day -- LOOK at the sky in the photo of the Rockefeller building, doesn't it look fake???  like the building was superimposed on the sky... but nope, that's the real deal!

Breathtaking views of the skyline from every angle.  

We had a great day - and Samantha and Chris were so much fun to hang out with...too bad we live on opposite sides of the country, and can't do it more often!

Now, onto the cards... I made these for my two nieces...this first one features an image from a new to me company called Woodware USA.  I got a few sets at CKC Manchester.  I thought they were SUPER cute.  Moreso for my older daughter to use for cards for her friends, but hey - she gets to use my stuff, I get to use hers too, right??  ;-).

The background was made with Papertrey's Dot Spot set.  The Woodware stamps are great quality photopolymer, stamped crisp and clean too -- check them out HERE

My second card for today uses Dot Spot again - and a great set from My Time Made Easy called Puckered Up Patterns - in fact, there is a sale on this set NOW -- so head on over to the store and get YOURS today!!  I used the large pattern from Puckered up Patterns on the kraft piece on the bottom.  I stamped the images from Dot Spot randomly in different colored summery colors.  Finished it off with a faux bow, and a big fat button.

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Hope you're all having a GREAT weekend!!


Just for You card:
Stamps: Mary and Friends (Woodware USA), Dot Spot (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: Memento Black, Berry Sorbet (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Lemon Tart, Berry Sorbet (All Papertrey Ink), One Sheet Wonder (Couture Cardstock)
Accessories: Berry Sorbet Swiss dot ribbon, Copics

Fabulous Day Card:
Stamps: Dot Spot, Signature Greetings (Papertrey Ink), Puckered Up Patterns (My Time Made Easy)
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Orange Zest (Papertrey Ink), Lime, cumquats (SEI), Versamark, Memento brown
Paper: One Sheet Wonder (Couture Cardstock) Kraft (SU!)
Accessories: Raspberry Fizz swiss dot ribbon, Orange Zest Buttons


Riet said...

What a gorgeous card and photos Tracey.

Hugs Riet.xx

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

your card is super adorable...great job...thanks for sharing the NYC photos, it is my dream to visit there some day....gorgeous photos...have a fabulous week!

enjoy *~*

Emm said...

We just recently participated in a Relay for Life, too! It is a wonderful experience. Your Dot Spot card is great!

Becky in East Tennessee said...

Tracey, its been awhile since I have been blogging, but might I say I LOOOOOVE your new look. Your work of course as always is amazing!

my5bratz said...

fab cards and looks like you had a great time in NYC :0)

Heather said...

Hey Tracey! Hope all is well for you and your family. I have had donating to your relay on my "to do" list for weeks and I'm sorry it took me so long to finally get over there. I just went and donated! Thanks for helping raise money for such an important cause!