Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Pocket Letter out the door

My Pocket letter is out in the mail :)
I spritzed the large doily with some pink mists.
I then wrapped some twine around it to hold everything in place.
Punched out the banner with the left over papers from the ones I used in the Pocket Letter, and stamped the letters on each banner to spell out TARA's name.
Not sure when I will share the full Pocket Letter as I am sure Tara would rather see it in person first :)
















This Pocket Letter was for a swap in a private group.
I don't commit to doing to many swaps, especially since there is so much wedding planning to do:)

Today Ashley's soon to me MIL and Ashley's maid of honour and, all went out to check on a venue for her bridal shower.
Just as we were done checking the place out, Ashley texted me to see if we would like to take another look at the venue where the wedding will take place.
So we all drove out there to take a look (second look for Ashley and I).
Things are coming together :)

I hope you all had a very creative day :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pocket Letter …dinner and a movie

Worked on another Pocket Letter today….and got to use my new to me Vintage Typewriter :)
I used a blank card for this flip card.
I just cut it to size.
I wanted the purple trim at the bottom, so just cut it out and adhered it to the bottom.























My friends and I went out for a dinner and a movie :)
We didn't go out for Sharon's birthday, as we celebrated it during the last crop we were at.
But no one get missed for their Birthday dinner and a movie.

 






















We enjoyed dinner at Applebees and Hot Pursuit for the movie.
It was pretty good :)























I hope you all had a creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Monday, May 25, 2015

An Abundance of Kits

I have a lot of scrapbooking kits.
I had never used a kit in my scrapbooking, until a couple of years ago.
I was at the Crop & Create event and they not only gave out a great goody bag with a kit, but they also sold some there.
I purchased a few and completed one, lol.
I enjoyed the one I did, my friend Debbie and I did them together.






















I went to the Crop & Create event again last year and purchased all the kits that I could get my hands on.
I really wasn't sure if I would like doing a kit, as I like to pick out papers and embellishments…..even if it took me forever, lol.
These kits give you all of the cutting measurements and I thought that it might take the fun out of scrapbooking….but I was wrong.
It is actually freeing.
If I wanted to, I could just use the papers and do what I want, or I can follow their instructions…I do both.

Here is a video I did before I went away for the May long weekend about my kits and how I use them.
I am planning on doing a more detailed video on how I use these kits to make them stretch for my benefit :)
If you would like to see the full video (as my blog seems to cut off the right hand side of them) click on my link "Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Day in Photos...Cottage Edition

Today was a full day.
Even though I was busy, time went by slow. How often does that happen?!
We started the day off with putting a Head Rack on our truck and recharging the quad batteries......when I say "we" I mean Wayne. I was still sleeping ;)

We took down the storm windows.... When I say "we" I actually mean we. 
I went for a couple of short walks. 
Put the patio furniture out, the solar lights out and the deck swing. 
We did a whole lot of other chores around the cottage as well. 
I think we are now all ready for the new season :)
Who says you can't eat healthily at camp :) 
These were so yummy for supper. Wayne enjoyed a hamburger and I, a smokie. No bun for me though. 
We enjoyed a quad ride.

I could ride this for hours. 
We also put new mirrors on our quads. 
Since Wayne broke his wrist last year ... by looking behind him to see where I was and by doing that, hit a stump and snapped his wrist back.....I think it was a great idea. 
I had mirrors on my quad, but I like the new ones so much more....as my quad is 16 yrs old so were my mirrors. 
These ones are so clear. Plus they are mounted on the handle bars so easier to see who is behind me.    

This is what a bus looks like after it has hit a moose.
Luckily no one was hurt....but the moose. 
If you are not familiar with a moose, they are huge animals.
Sadly many get hit on our highways. Mind you many of them walk away from the accident. 

Now we are heading to the sauna to ease our muscles.
Then I am hoping to write in some of my journals. 

Hope you all had a very creative day. 

Tracy :) 

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Home away from Home

It's that time of year ��
Cottage time!!!!
We are at our cottage. 
So nice to be back.
I completed a novel on the drive up. Funny thing was, I had read this book before, but didn't realize until I read the first page....oh well. 

It was so nice to be greeted by our neighbours before we even opened our gate. 
Our American neighbour, Sonja, welcomed us with Oreo, her little dog and her newest addition Lucinda her new puppy.
My FIL also came by to say hi and then kept Wayne company as Wayne primed the pump to turn the water on for the season. 

I can not express how happy I am to be here and to enjoy another summer by our beautiful lake in this beautiful country of ours. 

I hope you all had a very creative day. 

Tracy :) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May…nope...December Daily

I know what you are thinking…
What!!!!
Tracy is sharing a December Daily in May….she has lost her mind, lol.

And you may be correct….I am never this organized or ahead of the game.
But it did snow the other day, so I may have lost it, lol.






















I have a ton of kits.
I wanted to get through some of them this past Girls May Long Weekend.
I wasn't planning to work on this one yet, but Sharon had the same kit and was overwhelmed by the instructions.
So I figured that we should make them together.
She didn't think that we would complete it, as we didn't start until after 9:00 pm, but I was determined to get'er done.
And we did….at 2:00 am.

This kit was actually designed to be a 12 Day's of Christmas album, but I stretched it to be for the whole month of December.
Most of our visiting during the season, is between the 24th to New Year's Eve.
So I wanted it to last for the whole month.
I am so happy with how it turned out.

I will post more photos and a video closer to December…..I haven't totally lost it ;)

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Very Creative Weekend

Who wants to help me unpack?!

I had a wonderful (extra) long weekend with my friend/SIL, Sharon at her camp.
Every May long weekend my 3 daughters and I go to her camp for a weekend of creating.
Not only did I make a few 6 scrapbook layouts, a whole mini album, figured out the spacing for my 5 yr journal and caught up on decorating my fauxbonichi…I also started a couple Pocket letters.
In between all this creating, my girls and I also went for quite a few nice walks :)























We had a wonderful time.
My daughters even did a couple of photo shoots….perfect, more photos for me to scrapbook :)

Now…..about helping me with my unpacking….any takers ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)
Thank you Sharon, for the great weekend and opening your camp to us.

Tracy :)