Thursday, March 5, 2015

Fauxbonichi March calendar

I thought I would share my month calendar in my Fauxbonichi.
Kristy asked if she could look through my Fauxbonichi.
Of course, I was so excited that she took an interest…until she scolded me for being behind on my days.
She called me a slacker!!!!!
Now I am filling in the days that I have missed…..nothing like my kid being disappointed in me to get my butt in gear, lol.

My goals are pretty much the same each month.
I did really well with both my 10,000 steps a day and curbing my pop intake in February.
Lets hope I can be just as consistent in March :)

 I use washi tape to decorate my pages and to also adhere 2 pages together.
I also used the Heidi Swapp rub ons for the dates.

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Come here Deer

When I came home from running some errands I saw this cutie.

 Doesn't seem to be to bothered with me taking photos :)
I have no idea what he is looking for, the grass is covered with snow and won't be visible for a long, long time.
It has been cold here again, so the deer are on the move to stay warm.

Onto My Day:
Spent most of the day doing important computer duties…like Facebook, lol.
Had a check up and cleaning at the dentist only to find out, I may have a cavity (or soft spot) that needs to have a filling…oh joy.
Once I was over 45, I thought the problems with my teeth and pimples would cease, but nope, lol.
Fun, fun.

Hope you all had a Creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Defunkifying my Laundry Detergent

I was on a FB site, and someone shared a laundry drip/cup holder thingy that they had purchased.
I thought it was such a great idea.

I don't have a problem with my liquid detergent dripping, but my measuring cup sure gets gunky, which then gets on my washing machine as that is where we keep, or should I say, kept our cup.
Everyone does their own laundry in our home, so I thought this would be perfect, as I seem to be the only one who cleans the gunk off of the washer.
I hadn't seen anything like this in stores and I am not an on-line shopper, so I thought of a way I could make it myself :)

What I did was cut into a plastic water bottle.
I cut the top of the bottle off, then cut down on the sides and cut close to the bottom, so it still had a lip around it for a place where the measuring cup can sit in.
I then cut a hole in the back of the long side so it can fit over the detergent nozzle.

Easy, free and now my pretty washing machine doesn't have a round shaped gunky mess from the measuring cup :)
Its the little things that make me happy….and this is one of them :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

Time Management in my Planner

Here are my March Planner pages/
I really enjoy decorating my pages with washi tape…can you tell ;)
At the beginning of each month I decorate my monthly planner pages and record important dates.

I also decorate my weekly pages at the beginning of the month, but I record and schedule my weekly pages on Sunday for the next week.

I have broke my days into 3 sections for each day.
Personal- this section is for me :)  My workouts, emails, computer time, reading.
Home-this section is for anything that has to do with the house. So cleaning, organizing, outdoor work, meal planning.
Creative- this section is for my creative time. Crafting, organizing my craft space, videos or blog ideas.

Not sure how close you can see these pages, but it looks like I have a lot of personal time, but I honestly don't get up as early as this schedule shows. I usually get up after 9:00.
My creative time is the least amount of time scheduled as I start supper at 4:30 or earlier.

Each day of the week I have a chore
Monday=Mail Day. I gather bills that need to be paid or papers that need to be filed.
Tuesday=Trash Day. Collect all of the garbage in the house and take it to the outdoor cans
Wednesday=Wash (laundry) & Garbage Day. Pretty self explanatory.
Thursday=Travel or Errand Day. This day is when I do errands outside of the home or clean and take care of our jeep.
Friday = Forget Task Day. This is the day I catch up or finish tasks I didn't get to, or put off because I didn't want to do them ;)
If you noticed, to make these days easier for me to remember (even though I have them written down) I matched the chores first letter to the day of the weeks letter.

My Saturdays and Sundays are pretty blank, as both of those days are family days. Or movie marathon days in the winter and cottage days in the Summer…..oh summer how I miss thee.

I made a video explaining a bit more on how this works for me :)
If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
I hope you all had a very Creative and organized day :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Unique Love Story-Art journal page

Just in the nick of Time.
Here is my February Art Journal page.
The theme for this month was Love/Valentines Day.
Considering I had a totally different plan for this page, I'm happy with how it turned out.
I should do the page I had originally planned, to see the difference.

Here is how the page started.
Well, this isn't exactly how the pages started out, because I forgot to take a photo ;)
But this is close to it, I had cleaned this heart stencil off on the pages from an early art journal page.
I figured that it was perfect for our theme for this month, so I worked it in to the page.

I spritz the page with a soft brown.
See the hearts, they still showed through…I was so happy.
I then drew out my book shape as I didn't want any of my other mediums to go past those lines.

I then cut some dry wall tape (that is the mesh hearts you see) into heart shapes.
The mesh is sticky, so they stuck to the pages, but I still added matt medium to them once they were in place.
I then added some embossing paste with the same heart stencil that I had used under the spray.
The red blob is there as I was trying to find the right colour of red paint that I wanted to use.

I didn't find the colour I wanted (even though I have a lot of reds in my paint supplies) so I used some card stock and cut a heart.
I also added some colour to the embossed hearts.

I love Pitt pens, they are just so perfect for adding my shading.

I added a bit of highlight to the main heart and shading all of the other hearts.
Here is the one side of the page fully finished.

And here is the right side fully finished.
I used Wink A Gold in copper for the very edges of the pages.

All done :)
Here is Caroline's art journal pages :)
I know I was shocked I had finished before her…first time!

I made a video on my pages :)
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

I had my friends over today for scrapbooking.
Because it was Heather's birthday (Heather says Thank you for the Birthday wishes) I had to cancel FNS (Friday Night Scrapbooking).
So I invited my friends to come over today from 10:00am to 5:00pm.
My poor friend Denise cut her fingers on her detailed scissors.
But what is a true crafter do, but use Washi Tape to bandage her finger, teehee.

I hope you all had a very Creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, February 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Heather

Today was my middle daughter Heather's 24th Birthday.
Hard to believe 24 years have come and gone since I had her.
24 wonderful, precious years that went by way to fast.

Here is how i packaged up her gift.
I think I was more excited with the presentation of her gift (I made the puff flower out of tissue paper) than her actual gift, lol.
She understood.

I tried to get a photo of us together. I think this is one of the best ones…thats not saying to much ;)

I have no idea what we were laughing at here…probably Kristy teasing me…my girls love to tease me. But I guess that is just pay back for me teasing my mom.

This is my least favourite photo….but it is Heather's most favourite photo, so I thought I would include it.

Here is one of her gifts from Wayne and I.
Heather never asks for anything and is not a girl that has a lot of wants.
She did mention this game system and even suggested we go halvers on it with her….but Wayne and I decided to just get it for her.
She was so shocked to say the least.

We have a tradition in our family that on your birthday, you get to chose the restaurant for the family dinner.
Heather picked Wasabi, a sushi restaurant.
We like our sushi cooked, lol.
So no raw fish or meat for us.
I had to take a photo because this sushi bridge was just to cute.

Last by definitely not least is the cake Kristy made for Heather.
Kristy is the baker in the house, she asked Heather what type of cake she wanted for her birthday and Heather said Beemo from Adventure Time.
I think she did an awesome job on it.
Beemo is the stuffy in the photo.
I think Heather had a pretty great birthday :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Friday :)


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Luna post ;)

I am officially one of those crazy cat ladies….because here is another post about our Luna ;)
Doesn't she look like she just got caught for doing something naughty, lol.

She thinks she is hiding, lol.
Hide and Seek is not her best game ;)

Heather took my tapestry/wall hanging down when we first adopted Luna.
Luna enjoyed climbing up my beautiful wall hanging.
Heather knew that was one of the biggest no, no's so she just removed it.
So this wall has been blank since then…I was so happy get it hung back up today.
Luna seemed to be happy as well….but this time she couldn't climb it.

I have mentioned before that Luna enjoys watching us at the kitchen table, from the top cabinets.
Her new trick has been chewing on the corner trim…actually she is gnawing on them.
If you remember we have tried sprinting her with water, using tinfoil to deter her, balloons and even sticky tape…nothing works.
So I told Wayne to add some cooking oil, maybe she wouldn't like the taste…boy was I wrong she started licking it.
Wayne wanted to try tabasco sauce, but I said no, I thought that was mean.
So he added some cayenne pepper to the very corner…it worked!!!
Well so far it has worked.
Ashley was over and we were all in the kitchen while Kristy decorated Heather's birthday cake for tomorrow.
Luna slept up there the whole time.
Luna is all rested up, ready to play tonight…when we are all asleep, lol.

I hope you all had a very Creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)