Friday, August 22, 2014

The Messy Crafters Excuse

Today has been a day full of packing.
My friend Debbie and I are heading to our yearly "Girls Creative Getaway" on Monday so I started to pack for it.
I have a list that has the basics to packing for the crops I attend.
You know things like paper trimmer, scissors, adhesive.
Then I add to that with projects I want to work on.
Copics, stamped images, card stock and Copic paper.
Lastly the detailed supplies.
Pattern paper, embellishments, journal cards…this is the part that I have trouble with.
I always bring to much paper and go back and start packing more embellishments then I could use in a year, lol.
All day, I have been going and adding more supplies, lol.

Just so you know, packing in a room of chaos, is not so fun.
But now I have an excuse to use for my messy craft room ;)

We are heading out to the cottage, but just got a phone call from Wayne that a bearing and a screen broke at work, so he has to work late.
Hopefully not to late, as we don't like to drive on the highway at night due to the deer and moose.
So here is hoping they get the repairs completed quickly.

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

She "Popped" the Question ;)

Today was the day that Ashley asked her sisters and her friends if they would be in her wedding party :)
She wanted to make it fun and something they would remember.
So she went to the dollar store and picked up a few things.
One of those things were these pretty boxes.
Now if you could see the texts she sent me about picking out the perfect boxes…"should they be all the same colour, should they be round or square, should the ring pops be the same colours"?
I love her attention to detail, even if it stresses her out sometimes :)

On her computer she printed out these messages for each box and adhered it to the inside of the lid :)

She added a "Ring" pop in each container.
The containers were all the same, but the ring for the maid of honour was a different colour.

Funny story: Ashley asked her sisters if either one of then would like to be her maid of honour.
Heather declined right away, but that was a given, as Heather doesn't like any attention brought to her.
Kristy asked if she would have to do a speech, when she was told she would, Kristy declined.
I think Ashley knew this before she asked them, but I thought it was very sweet of her to think of them and ask :)
Both Heather and Kristy are in her wedding party as brides maids along with 2 of Ashley's friends and her maid of honour is a friend Ashely has known since primary school :)

Here are the boxes all ready for the ladies to arrive for their meet up at Ashley's house.
The lids were on them before the ladies arrived.

As you can see all of the girls said yes !!!!!

I think this was such a sweet way to ask the girls to be in her wedding party :)

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Making Paper Bows.

I should be packing for my girls creative getaway that my friend Debbie and I go on every year.
But I went into my craft room and got a bit overwhelmed by the chaos.
So grabbed my Envelope Board Punch and made some bows instead.
There is always tomorrow to start packing ;)

Today Luna had to go to the vet to get her shots.
She went in her carry crate easily and was great during the drive there.
She didn't want to get out of her carry crate though, but once she did, she was a perfect angel :)
It turned out the vet herself, was Luna's foster. So the vet was really happy to see her :)
And was really happy that she got adopted into our family.
Luna was so relaxed in the jeep on the way home, that she actually fell asleep on the drive.

I hope you all had a Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Thank You card from Luna

Today we got a thank you card from Luna.
The organizers at Kitty Kare keep in contact with those that adopt from them to see how things are going with our new cutie.
They phoned me yesterday…and today this was in the mail.

I cried when I read it.

Honestly I bawled.
I am so sensitive.
Mind you Ashley asked me to text her the note as she was at work.
She said she had to stop reading it as she got teary eyed.

I have some fun crafty news to share with you, but I will save that for another post :)

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Its not easy being green

Look at the pretty tree frog that was at the cottage.
It attached itself to the side of my FIL's cabin.
So pretty.

And just because its been a few days since I shared a photo of our cutie.
Here is our adorable Luna.
She enjoys slipping behind the chair to watch the goings on in the neighbourhood ;)

I just felt the need to get a close up.
She is looking at me like "What the heck are you doing lady", lol.

I was planning on going for a walk tonight with my friend Debbie.
I was on my way there, when she texted me.
So I pulled not only is it illegal to be on your cell phone here, but it is also extremely dangerous and careless.
Well it turned out it was raining at her house.
I U-turned it back home and went on the treadmill. No sooner was I home that it started raining here as well.

Today was a day to tidy our house, so no creating for me.
But I hope you all had a very Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Coloured image and a peek of our Cottage Life

I thought I would share a bit more of my colouring I did over the weekend.
I didn't bring my paper trimmer, so wasn't able to make any cards.
Ok, truth be told, I can make cards without a paper trimmer, but didn't feel like fussing with a razor knife and a wooden ruler ;)

This image here is from Sarah Kay.
Isn't she so sweet. Reminds me of the "Little House on the Prairie" days.
Or when my girls were young and I use to put these cute bonnets on them :)

I coloured her up with my coloured pencils and gamsol.
I am really enjoying playing with them :)
Don't get me wrong here, I still LOVE my Copic markers :)
I thought I would share my colour choices with you. I use Blicks coloured pencils, so if you use a different brand I am sure the names and colours will be different.

I did a video of a card I had made and the last few images that I have coloured.
I also shared a bit of our cottage life in here as well ;)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all enjoyed your weekend and that it was a Creative one :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, August 16, 2014

A New Kind of Stamping Block

I got to colour today :)
It started out as a cloudy day with a bit if rain. So I decided to do a bit of colouring.
I didn't bring my stamp block with me, so I had to improvise. 
When there is a will, there is a way...right!? 
I don't like coffee, so thought this is the best way to use this thing, teehee. 
Not sure how many use the brand "Blick studio" coloured pencils. But thought I would share my colour choices. 
Turned out to be a beautiful day after all. 
Hope you all had a creative day :)

Tracy :)