Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy 25th Birthday Ashley

Today is my oldest daughter, Ashley's 25th birthday.
Wow, where is the time gone. I know we all say this with each and every birthday our children celebrate…but seriously, where does the time go.

I have to say I have been a very lucky mom, to have had this girl in my life.
She is always there for her family. I can count on her for anything.
She is a cheerleader to us all and has more faith in me then I do in myself.
She is witty, sarcastic, funny, and compassionate.
And yes, mischievous…you can see it in her smile ;)
So Happy Birthday Ashley, we love you.






















I was going to make Ashley a birthday card, but if you have seen my post "I'm a Card Hoarder", I have more than enough stock.
So pulled out this cute card for my princess.

















I went to Staples Office supply today, well actually I was banished there as Heather and Kristy went to other stores to get me my birthday gifts. But if I am going to be banished to a store, this is one I will volunteer for ;)
While I was browsing around, I spotted these cute little binders. They are exactly like their larger binders, they even work!
Look how miniature they are :)
I had to get one, even if I didn't need one, teehee.
So I picked up 2 of them…look how small they are compared to this pencil.






















I am always looking for some paper and a pen when I go to Ashley's so I thought I would alter one of them for her.
I coloured this Pure Innocence girl up with my Copic markers and added "notes" with my label maker.
I also put a pen it it for her.






















Onto My Day:
Woke up to thunder, lightning and rain. But it did most of the damage during the night and was finished with this afternoon.
A friend came for a bit of a visit.
Then Heather, Kristy and I went and did some errands.
I wrapped Ashley's birthday gifts.
Totally forgot to pick up my jeep licence stickers…I better do that tomorrow, I only have one more day to do it.
Ashley's boyfriend is taking her to a fancy restaurant tonight and we are going over for cake and to give her her gifts when they are done.
She sent me this photo of her on her way out. See that cute purse, it looks like a book. I gift from her Tyler.
Nice shoe closet in the background of her dressing room eh ;)
Check it out in this post "Closet Makeover"






















I am off the enjoy some Birthday cake soon, so I hope you all had a Creative Day :)
 Tracy :)

Monday, July 21, 2014

A New Me….well, not really ;)

I finally got my hair cut and coloured :)
Last time I got a hair cut was before Christmas, I don't know why I don't cut it more often..guess it seems like a waste of time and money, lol.
My hairdresser asked me if she wanted me to straighten my hair. I said in this weather, its not worth the time, lol.
It is so warm and humid here today, hence my hair being a bit scraggly, lol. But I love this weather, sure beats -40c with snow blowing around :)
I thought I would share with you last weeks finished planner pages :)
Do ya think I went with the colour orange for this week, teehee.
I am going to have to move the Tim Holtz challenge and getting my jeep insurance sticky notes to next week..oops.

And here is this weeks planner pages.
If you look closely you can see the markers bled through from the other weeks pages.
That is why I like to write on post its, or other tiny note cards.
I could use pens, but I like writing with the markers.
3 birthday's in a row this week, my daughter Ashleys, my FIL Ray's and mine.
I already had a small piece of birthday cake today ;)
Ashley's friend made her a cake and they celebrated last night. When I went to visit Ashley today, I had a teeny little piece. It was delicious :)

Onto My Day:
The only thing I had planned today was to get my hair done, pay the licence sticker and play with my new video camera.
The only thing I did get done on my list was to get my hair done, lol.
Brought Wayne some lunch to his work, as he didn't come home for lunch and was hungry.
I picked up Ashley's birthday gift.
Visited Ashley as she was under the weather.
Went to visit a friend, but she wasn't home.
Went and picked up some groceries.
Cleaned up the house a bit.
No playing with the video camera and forgot the paper work for the jeep's licence plate sticker.
Oh well, there is always tomorrow :)

Hope you all had a creative day  :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Using my Big Boy camera

Ok, here they are.
Here are some of the photos I took with my "big boy" camera.
Don't get to excited, as all of these photos are taken in auto mode.
The camera that I am using is a Canon 50D, that my husband passed on to me when he got a bigger and better camera for himself.

Here is my peony flower.
I just love, love this colour.
This was my MIL's plant. When she passed away my FIL told me to take it, as he didn't want to cut around it anymore, so it has a special place in my heart, as did she.















This here is just a really pretty wild flower I have growing in my flower beds.














I ran out of things in the yard to take photos of, so I went searching for some victims willing participants….my daughter Kristy and her boyfriend Blake ;)
The were willing ;)
My Kristy is tiny like me, I noticed in this photo that I should have taken the photo a little lower so her head doesn't look like its floating, teehee.














I think Blake was getting a bit bored, lol.















When we made our fence 19 yrs ago, I got Wayne to cut a heart out of each gate.
I thought this made a cute background for Kristy and Blake.
The have been dating for 4 yrs.















I think they were both getting a bit bored and silly by the time I took this one, lol.















I can't wait until my family from out of town comes for a visit.
I have 2 young nephews to take photos of.
Looking forward to my next photo shoot, wonder who will be my next victims…I mean subjects ;)

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Maze Runner. A good read

Read another good book this weekend. 
Started it on the drive up to the cottage and finished it this afternoon.
I even managed a walk. 
It was a short one, but better than nothing :)
I forgot my pepper spray (haven't remembered it yet) but wanted to do the pipeline walk. 
Wayne doesn't like me to walk it alone as  for the bears, wolves, cougars or other wild animals.
So he likes to follow me on the quad. But with his broken wrist, he can't drive the quad. 
So to make a short story long, I brought this with me. It shoots far. I figure if the animal got it in its mouth or eyes, that would give me time to run like hell. Lol. 
If you are wondering why Wayne doesn't walk With me, it's because he can't keep up with me..... His words not mine ;)

Hope you all had a Creative Day. 

Tracy :)

Friday, July 18, 2014

Bloomed

My peonies finally bloomed.
But they only lasted a day. Well actually only the one has bloomed, the second one is still in a tight ball.
Didn't get to create today..unless you count putting adhesive in my tape gun for Kristy creating. 
Every year she makes a scrapbook for her boyfriend for their dating anniversary. She is planning on working on it this weekend. I wasn't sure if she knew how to add the adhesive, as most of my friends make me do theirs, lol. 

Went and picked up a memory card for my new video camera.
I made them give me a deal on it as the store site shows it comes with internal memory but it doesn't.

Heather went for a walk with me tonight. 
But said she was tired and hot so we didn't get to go the whole distance....young people these days, lol. 
Heather and I each brought a book to read this weekend:) 
Suppose to be a nice weekend, so hoping to relax on the lawn swing and read most of the weekend.
What are your plans for the weekend? 

Hope you had a creative day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Good bye my pretty.

Well I am sad to say that I have to say good bye to my beautiful video camera.
I tried everything I could think of…but my videos still had the greenish tinge to them and they weren't very clear.
I thought it should have lasted longer, but my family reminded me that technical devices are not meant to last.
Even though this video camera has lasted me over 4 yrs and has recorded over 260 videos (not including all the parts I edited out ;) for my YouTube channel…..it didn't last long enough in my opinion.
But then again…I don't like change.

















So while I was away, Wayne went out and bought me a new video camera.
It isn't as pretty as my beautiful red one though ;)
I was going to try it today, but it keeps telling me I need to insert the memory card.
Even though it is suppose to have 8 internal GB of memory.
I guess I will be out searching for a memory card to fit this sucker.

















One thing I did notice was that even though the new video camera is a bit longer than my beautiful red one, it is a lot lighter.
I figure if something is to last it should have some weight to it…this seems really light in weight.
But we shall see.











I am not very technical, and I don't like to learn how new gadgets work.
So how do you feel about change?

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Last of the Creative Goodies

Last of my goodies from my trip :)
I picked these up from Tuesday Morning.
If you know me, then you know I don't like to discuss anything Christmas until December, but I found this kit, or Christmas pack and couldn't pass it up.
The reason this caught my eye, was the wooden buttons and wood veneer cards and words.






















Look at all the Heidi Swapp goodies I found.
I picked up these file folder kits, a couple of them are for (that word I don't use until December) gifts
The white paper has resist on it, so it can be misted or inked and the resist will show through.
I think the same is true for the banners.
Thought these would be fun to play with :)
















This was a 2 pack of paper packs.
The paper is so thick, it feels like fabric.
The bottom pack of paper has these different sized sample papers on the front of the pack.
Now I just need to get playing with all of my goodies ;)






















Onto My Day:
I found a vintage typewriter at the second hand store the other day, went back today to get a closer look at it.
Sadly it wasn't working properly so I left it there :(
I'm still on the look out though ;)
Then I went and picked up some bedding flowers as the ones in my front bird bath died, I guess I need to water them more often, teehee.
I did get out my "big boy" camera and take a few photos. I can't share them yet, as Wayne needs to install something on my computer so it can read the new camera.

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)