Friday, April 24, 2015

Crop for Autism

This can only mean one thing….I'm going to a CROP !!!!!

Can you believe I only have two bags packed?!
It is only a 12 hour crop, but I'm pretty proud that I only have 2 bags….I wonder what I forgot..hmmmm.

The rolling tote has a couple of kits that I put together, my scrapping necessities, my new Inktense coloured pencils and 3 punches.
The blue tote has all of my kits I had purchased from Crop & Create the last couple of years (I probably won't even get to those, lol) and some of my stamps.
Actually, I think I could have got away with just bringing my rolling tote….but I always bring WAY more than I can get done, and I bring other projects besides scrapbooking…..I like to have options :)

I hope you all have a Very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Matchbook Treats

I was making some treat bags today and wanted to add some of these in them.
I used my papers that I was gong to donate.
I figured most will throw the package away anyway.

I guess you are wondering what these are, aren't you?
Does this give you a bit of a hint?

I made little matchbooks for some Life Saver mints.
Aren't they cute :)
I am going to a 12 hour crop this Saturday and I always make my friends treat bags :)
After I made these, I thought I should have used prettier paper….but I want to use some of my old paper and this is a perfect project for it.

These are so so simple to make.
Here is where I found the tutorial "Krafting Kreations"

I hope you all had a very Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Another Washi Use

Call me crazy or even paranoid, but I had seen a show where laptops have been hacked into and the hacker can watch you through your camera on your laptop.
Is this true, I have no idea.
But I don't need someone snooping on me…even though they would get bored very quickly.

After I saw this program I stuck a post it note on the camera on my laptop.

Isn't that pretty, lol.
When Heather saw this the other day, she was confused on why I had the crumpled up post it note on there.
After I told her why…she chuckled and said to me….well at least you could have put some of your Washi tape on there instead…….such a smart girl, lol.

So I took her advice and added one of my favourite wash's to the camera ;)

Actually I added a few layers ;)
So much prettier ;)

Here are a few other uses I have for my washi tape :)
Just click on my link if you want to see them :)  "Yup, another washi post"

I think I may need to go back into hibernation….second day of snow here :(
And its chilly as well.
But Spring is coming :)

I hope you all had a very Creative, snowless day :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Pocket Letter Mail.

I received another Pocket Letter in the mail!!!!
This one is from Stefanie, LbCrafter.
Isn't this such a cute pocket letter.
I love all o f the birds and especially love the charm she made for me.
I should have taken a close up photo of the charm…it is attached to the page protector.

Here is the back of her Pocket Letter.
I love that she added objects from here country Belgium, like money and chocolate ;)
I feel like I need a do over and send her some objects from Canada.

Not only did Stefanie send me a Pocket Letter and a charm, she also sent me a book mark she had made.
So sweet of her.
Thank you so much Stefanie :)

It was a snowy and hail day today.
I did have to go out to get some groceries….but then came back to the comfort of my warm home :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Pocket Letters…the second set

I have to say that I am having fun with these Pocket Letters :)

I loved making this one.
I know, I said I was only going to use my old paper…but this is old, just not 15+ yrs old ;)
I had so much fun with my punches on this.

I love the feminine look to this one :)
I thought it would fun to try and use the same paper in all of the pockets….well all but the centre pocket :)
I even used some punch outs that I had cut extras of and were in my stash.
I did use some of my newer supplies as well.

I made a video on these pocket letters and the goodies I put inside of them.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

Another rainy day here today….I hear maybe snow tomorrow?
Lets hope it was just a joke though ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Pocket Letter Mailings…some tips

Lookie how pretty :)
These are a couple of my Pocket Letters that went out in the mail last week.

On one of the Facebook pages that I follow that is dedicated to these Pocket Letters, many of the ladies have been having questions about mailing these away.
Some have even had them returned to them.
So I decided to make a video on how I mailed mine away and how much they cost me to mail them.
Being from Canada, the currency I paid was in Canadian funds.
I would strongly suggest taking your packages to the post office and getting them weighed.
Let the post office handle it. That way if it comes back, they have to resend it and pay for it.

I also did a video explaining how I mail them out and I have a blooper in there as well…ya, I still make
them, lol.
Hope you all had a very Creative Day.
It has been raining here all day, so an inside day for us :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, April 18, 2015

In the Work Shed

Its not like me to miss a day on my blog…but 2 days is unheard of.
Don't worry my SIL/friend Sharon, has already shared her disappointment in me and my lack of posts, teehee.
I thought my art journal page and video would have tied you all over for a few days.

Today was a beautiful spring day here.
I even got outside….well by outside, I mean in my work shop ;)
I was waiting for a nice day to cut the pieces I needed for Ashley's wedding centrepieces.
Don't mind the messy work table…it kind of looks like my craft table, lol.
My work shed is on my "todo" list of things that need to be sorted out.

This is my first set of 160 pieces that need to be cut.
I have a lot more than this to cut though.

I didn't want to individually cut each piece of wood.
Even though it would still be much faster cutting these on my saw than cutting teach one by hand.
But if I was going to go assembly style, I might as well go all out.
So I made a jig.
I clamped 2 paint sticks on top of each other, to the saw base.
I clamped them to the measurement I needed.

I then butt the pieces that need to be cut up to the clamped paint sticks and started cutting.
The reason I clamped 2 paint sticks for my jig, so then I could double the layer.
So instead of cutting 4 pieces of wood at once, I was able to cut 8 :)

See how nicely it worked :)

Here are the first set of wood pieces cut as well as the end cuts.
Now I need to find a use for those end cuts…hmmmmm.

I had to brush myself off before going into the house….a bit of saw dust :)

I did have FNS (Friday Night Scrapbooking) last night.
I completed a layout I started last February.
I also looked at some of my layouts from the last year or so, and was pleasantly surprised on how much I really like them still, lol.
Does that ever happen to you?
You make a layout or a project, but then look back on it at a later time and don't like it as much as when you first created it?
Happens to me all of the time, lol.

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)