Saturday, April 21, 2018

The Last Messy Room Tour

OK people it is time to get real...or at least its time for me to get real, lol.
I have been re-vamping, organizing or defunkifying my room off and on (mostly off) for what seems to be forever....seriously though, it has been a year or 2 that I have been working on it.
So here it is in all its glory and mess.

My craft room is downstairs in the corner, without any windows.
It measures 13 'x 7'.
But with my wall of cabinets it measures 13' x6' with the desk and such the areas are smaller.

Here is my desk.
My desk measures 6' x 2.5'
I made my desk by putting 3 book cases in a "C" shape and adding this piece of melamine on top of them.
I did re-work it a couple of months ago and like how it is now.
I like that I have more room to work on and I LOVE that my markers an other colouring mediums are front and center.
Looking at all of those pretty colours just makes me happy.

Here is the view of my room from when you first step into it.
I have this wall of cabinets and in the center of them is pegboard that I painted to match my walls.
To see the mess inside the cabinets, you'll have to check out the video.

This wall here is behind the door.
I usually have the door open, so the punches on the wall behind the door and hanging from the door can't be seen.
I love my wall of punches as well as how I have them stored in that wall  unit.
The tower is 4 units stacked on top of each other.
The first 2 units which is 6 drawers holds my washi tape.
The other 2 units holds my stencils and other embellishments.

This is my paper area.
I have my 12x12 paper pads in those black bins and my 6x6 paper packs in the cubbies.
The unit against the wall holds mini albums.

Believe it or not, I think this is the worst part of my room..its my little secret....
Because it is on the other side of my desk, it can't be seen when you walk into my room.
Those carts, I love them and and don't, lol.
I love them because they hold a lot of supplies and can be moved around.
I don't love them because it is harder to get out the supplies in the lower tiers and they take up space.
One held my colouring mediums and my art journal mediums.
The other held my journaling and planner supplies.....but now I don't know what is in what as they are all mixed up.
Those clear Iris containers hold layouts that need a home or need some photos.

Lastly this is my cutting station.
It is in my laundry room, which is just outside me craft room.
I really like this area.
What I need to do it raise that middle shelf so I can tuck my Cricut under the Brother scan and cut.

I love my little craft room.
The whole family took part in putting it together with me and I love the colour and that it is a space I can get lost in.
With that being said, I really need to take care of it and defunkify it.

I did a video in full detail of my room...every nook and cranny, lol.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel (as on my blog, it seems to cut off part of the screen) here is a link to my channel "Tracy's Treasures 24"

I am going to be working on my room one area or one supply type at a time.
I am going to be sharing my process on here and my YouTube, but am also challenging anyone who wants to join me!
Every Saturday I am going to post the area that we are going to be working on, on my Facebook Group Tracy's Treasures Shares in the Files section.
I would love to see how you are doing!!

I am off to my daughter's house to help her with some organizing....hmmmm maybe thats why mine is a mess, lol.

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Be Bold, Be Bright, Be Beautiful. Art journal page

Another art journal challenge!!!
This time I was the one that picked the theme...can you guess what it was?
I wanted to play with some bright bold colours :)
I think I achieved my goal ;)

First off I used some Dylusions paint to colour my background.
I love the bold bright colours these paints have...odd that I haven't used them that much.
I honestly did not like the background when I first started out.
After adding the colours, I then used a few different stencils to add some texture to the background.

I used these same Dylusions paints, but in different colours for the butterflies.
I just added the colour on some white cardstock, stamped the images and then fussy cut them out.
This one is my favourite...It is a Tim Holtz butterfly stamp (Thank you Lesli for lending it to meπŸ’— )

This stamp is from Inkadinkado.

I also added some rub-ons to the background before adhering the butterflies.

I used these letter stickers Sharon gave me that she picked up from a discount store...they were for signs, but I have used them on so many projects!!
The sparkly "beautiful" came from a sticker pack.

I also did a process video on how I created this page :)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"

I am posting this challenge on my Facebook Group Tracy's Treasures Shares.
It doesn't have to be an art journal page, it could be a card, scrapbook page, knitting, quilting...what ever your medium of choice is.
I would love if you joined us there...I would love to see what you create.
Here is the link "Tracy's Treasures Shares"

I hope you all have a very creative day

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Heather Beautiful Beauty

My middle daughter Heather hates getting her photo taken, so it is hard to scrapbook her, as there are not many photos of her.
While my girls were on a photo shoot, Ashley, my oldest, took these of just Heather.
I love them and needed to scrapbook them.

I used papers left over from a kit I was almost done with as well as some cardstock.
See that pretty was in our gift bag at a Crop for Heart event.

The floral card and the paper were from different kits, but I was happy at how well they went to together.
I still need to journal on this page....and here I thought this layout was complete until I did the video, teehee.

Talk about video, I did a video with a bit more information on this layout.
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"

Thank you so much for visiting me today, I would love to hear from you :)
Have a very Creative Day

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Winter Beauties Scrapbook Layout

I love how this layout turned out.
It, again, is an older layout which I haven't shared yet.
My daughter Ashley (who is a photographer) Ashley Lempiala Photography took these photos of her and her 2 sisters.

These papers are gorgeous.
For the main photo I backed it up with dark cardstock.
Then with an exacto knife I cut part of the banner and the "Love" flourish so I could tuck the photo under them without loosing these pretty elements of the paper.

I used a border punch to put a decorative edge to my tags.
I do this a lot with plain shipping tags, it just adds so much to them.
I also love to ink elements up and did a lot of inking to my tags.

I did a video with a bit more detail of these layouts.
If you would rather watch the video on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"

Thank you so much for visiting and I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Casino Friends

Still working on catching up.
I thought I had posted this as I made it a long while ago....but nope

Every year my friend Sharon and I go to Hinckley for a little getaway.
Sharon goes to gamble, and I go to craft and shop.
One day we travel to Crafts Direct to do some (lots) crafty shopping as well as to Pine City those stores!!!

I am not sure how much I love this layout as I don't care for the green background I used.
I was thinking of actually cutting the green away and mounting the layout on a white piece of cardstock.
I added a pocked with more information on our trip and what we did.
But there are so many more layouts I want to do that it isn't a priority at the moment.
When I am all caught up on my layouts, hahahaha, I may go back and touch up my not so loved ones.

I made a video of this layout in more detail.
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

Thank you so much for visiting me :)
I hope you all have a very creative day

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Happy Winter Art Journal

I wanted to play with lots of texture on one of my art journal pages, and here it is.
I adhered laces and chipboard pieces, some gauze and different types of texture pastes.
After adhering all my goodies on my page.....boy was it ugly, lol.
But I knew that was going to happen and was planning on covering it all up with gesso.
After my gesso dried, I added a bit of colour here and there :)

I love these Julie Nutting images, so stamped her on a seperate piece of paper and coloured her up with my water colour pencils.

Here is all the texture close up.
I had fun putting this page together, but so much drying time.

I have a process video on how I made this page.
If you would like to watch the video on my YouTube channel "Tracy's Treasures24"
Thank you all so much for visiting me and I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Monday, April 9, 2018

Art Journal Flip

To continue on with my catching up on my social sites, I realized I haven't shared my art journal pages.
Sure I have done some process videos on some of my pages, but other pages, I have just created without videos or photos.

This page was a fun one as I played with Dylusions paints and different techniques.
I actually did a video process on this can check it out here "Live Carefree"

I love how this page turned out.
Those little rain drops were a lot of work, but well worth it.
I also have a process video on this page "Dance in the Rain"

Now for the flip through of all of my pages.
I have really enjoyed art journaling and I have also enjoyed meeting and doing challenges with those that enjoy art journaling as much as I do.
If you would rather watch the video on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

Thank you so much for visiting me today and I hope you all have a very creative day :)