Thursday, July 17, 2014

I'm blaming Tracey for this one, ; )

You all know her...you all love her...and doesn't she create just the most delicious cards???!!!!! Yes, dear friends, it's allllllllll Tracey's fault. Putting the blame for this card squarely on her shoulders.... I know you're dying to hear the details, so grab your favorite beverage, sit down, and listen in....

Well! I was perusing my blog list one day, last Friday to be exact, when I clicked on Tracey's blog...In My Creative Opinion. There I sat, practically drooling over the amazing card she'd created. My heart beat a little faster. Sweat began to form under my bangs. I could feel my resolve crumbling. You see, I'd resolved NOT to make any more crafting supplies purchases for the whole month of July. THE. WHOLE. MONTH. The next thing I knew, I was clicking the "add to cart" button over at PTI. Oh woe is me. Then right after I'd made my purchases, a smidgen of guilt began to creep in...not enough to cancel the order mind you, but a teensy squeensy bit. I had to wait until yesterday for my order to arrive. A little more guilt. DH got the mail. "Oh that's just a little something I needed.....," I said, voice trailing off. But the story doesn't quite end here. Nope. And here's where Tracey gets the blame... When PTI sends you your order, they slip a little goodie into the box. So besides the two stamp sets and die I ordered there was this journal card tucked all nicely in with my brand-new wonderful goodies. Stay with me now....And over at Muse, where I do like to play, the lovely and talented Therese Calvird made this delightfully wonderful card. I worked and worked and worked and worked at it, but Mr. Mojo wasn't cooperating; not one iota. THEN.....I picked up the journaling card. Oh. My. Goodness. So, because Tracey made an amazing card, and forced my resolve to completely and totally crumble, I placed an order to PTI which included the journal card I'm using for my take on the Muse! And that's why you've had to read this long post before seeing any cards! Go ahead, blame Tracey...


 tracey_happybirthday    Tracey's card


   Therese's card


And now the moment you've all been waiting for...or did you skip the reading part and head straight to the card? No matter...! ; )


As you've (hopefully) read by now, the entire front of the card is a PTI journal card. Except for the sentiment, which is WPlus9, and the ink is PTI. I also added the MME three enamel dots. IRL, it's a bit softer, but little cooperation with the lighting and editing...*sigh*


BTW, I hope you know that this post was all in good fun. Tracey is a wonderful person, and maybe I should have said "inspired" rather than "blame," but then it wouldn't have been as much fun to write! Be sure you head over to her blog and take a peek at the wonders you'll find there. She's brilliant!

BTW2, Thanks to all of you who voted for my last Muse card! An HM is definitely an honor. : ) and thank you all so much!

26 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Deepti said...

Oh my jaw dropping pretty and I read the post ;) LOL it's always a relief when we can blame our shopping spree on someone or something. I make excuses to shop all the time, thought nobody is stopping me but there is some guilt ;) hahaha !

keren said...

Ha ha! Love it. We all have a good enabler in our lives!! Your card is really beautiful! x

Lyn Wallan-Smith said...

Loved reading your post and what a beuatiful card came from that experience LOL love it

Bobby said...

I love the part about your husband getting the mail, Bev. I always hope mine isn't home when a new order arrives. lol Way to upcycle and make a wonderful card for the challenge.

Tracey Wilson said...

great card!!!!! and love your story, good to know im not alone in placing blame when I make a purchase ;) matter of fact....maybe i'll blame you as i'm about to go 'shopping' :)!!!!! haha!!! JK....great take on the MUSE!!!
~ (a different)Tracey

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh, I blame Tracey for everything! lol! Love the sugary pink roses - so pretty! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, my friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

BEV BEV BEV!!! Feel free to blame me anytime sunshine! I so thoroughly enjoyed your post and you are far too kind. Your card is definitely in my books for jaw dropping gorgeous!...interrupt my ADHD which caused me to stop halfway through writing this comment to go try and find which Monthly Moments that journaling card is from, kicking myself for not buying Betsy's Market Kit. You inspire me Bev, I blame you for that! <3

Susanne Vargas said...

Well, it's always good to find someone to blame! But I'm glad Tracey made such a gorgeous card which led you to place an order (why on earth did you resolve not to buy anything the whole month of July - try February - it's shorter) which led somehow to your stunning card that doesn't look anything like Tracey's card! Love to read about how some cards come about! Especially in your humorous way!

Virginia Lu said...

I STAY with you till the end of the post. Isn't Tracey the best? I actually met her three times and she came over for lunch at my house! So that tells you that she is a true GEM! I adore your gorgeous card. It's so beautifully stamped, Bev!! Thanks for the blog love, too!

sandie said...

I am a Tracey fan too! Your new purchases were a necessity after all!! And this card is just gorgeous, the colours just pop x

lostinpaper said...

A WHOLE month, can anybody really do that... it's just not humane lol. Your post bought a smile to my face and your card totally has that WOW factor, love it Bev (I'm heading off to visit Tracey now)!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Super pretty!!!

Meg said...

Haha! your post is too funny. I am always filling my cart with schtuff! I love the part about your husband getting the mail! Thank goodness mine never thinks of it! Your card is gorgeous! I love that stamp set and my resolve is crumbling as I write!

Karen M said...

Love your gorgeous card bev - those flowers are so pretty:) xx

icardeveryone01 said...

LOVE those little birds and have been trying to order them, but they're always out of stock =/
My DH got the mail after our long drive - of course there had to be an order in it, right? He asked if I'd ordered something while on vacation? NO! [But I had them hold the order until I was home] Love your cards, stories, & love of life, Bev. =] Michele

Patti said...

Stunning! I'm sure your DH understood COMPLETELY! when he saw your outstanding creation! *wink*

Patti

cm said...

Yes, the blame should be squarely placed on Tracey's shoulders for "enabling" your shopping *grin* but the results of said shopping are squarely on YOUR shoulders! This is an absolutely gorgeous card, Bev - and if that's the consequence of your shopping, well, I say: shop away!! I know...enabling! Your bit about your husband getting the mail: hilarious! I'm a Tracey fan, too - and a you fan - and now I feel my resolve crumbling...May need to make a trip (ummm...second one) to Jo-Ann's at some point while we're here in Bend. There are sales, after all...and coupons...Seriously, a stunning card and an awesome, delightful post! Hugs~c

Anita in France said...

Oh my, what a stunningly gorgeous card, Bev ... I'm just saying a big thank you to Tracey for enabling you!! Yesterday I placed a crafty order ... first time in, dare I say it, months ... there, I've admitted it! Do I need help?? Loved your post, dear friend ... brightened up my Saturday morning beautifully! Anita :)

Kim S said...

I blame everybody - then I don't have to blame myself!!!

Kylie said...

Wow! Love how you were inspired by those beautiful cards to create an equally beautiful and inspiring card. I'm loving the use of such bright happy colours. It's been so grey and blah here that is is wonderful to see these colours. Thanks, Bev! :)

Kim Heggins said...

Miss Bev...sorry to be so far behind in commenting. I think I am almost caught up not. This is just beautiful...I love those stamps and what you did with them, and those sweet enamel dots too, the perfect finishing touch!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is stunning Bev! It is hard to resist the wonderful inspiration out there isn't it :)

Barb Ghig said...

Really gorgeous card, Bev! I love your take on Therese' Muse card, and your choice of pink flowers is fabulous!

kreativekymona.com said...

Bev, I love your flowers. The colors are so vibrant. They really look like a rose bush. Nicely done.

OH Babs said...

Tracey may have tempted you but you created this gorgeous (and winning) card all by your lonesome. Congrats!