Saturday, February 17, 2018

Polaroid Frame class & Tutorial




I was asked by our local Heart &  Stroke Foundation if I could teach a class at their yearly crop.
I have taught a class there before so I knew what to expect.
The class holds up to 12 people, it is to be no longer then a 30 minute class and we are to supply the supplies..or ask those that are taking the class to supply them.

I wanted the class to be quick...as I like to go to crops to visit with my friends and create.
I also made the class more of a make & take as opposed to a "class".
I did show a technique that was new to many of the ladies there...and they seemed quite happy with the results, so that was good πŸ˜ƒ

The technique I shared was how to form simple punched out flowers to make some dimensional layered flowers with whatever you had on hand.
In this case I brought with me some Sharpie markers to use to form the flowers in the palm of your hand.

Most of the teachers were demonstrators....I am not, lol
So I had to supple my own supplies, and because of that I always use what I have...or in this case mostly scraps for the punch outs.
I drew the frames and then cut them all out on the Brother Scan N Cut machine.
Everything else was punched out....besides the pearls for the center of the flowers.

I am happy with how these turned out...so much so that I gave each of my friends a kit to take home πŸ’—

I also did a video tutorial on how I made these as well as how I used a couple of these frames.
Here is the link directly to my YouTube channel "Tracy's Treasures24"

Thank you all so much for visiting me today and I hope you all have a very Creative Day πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Tracy πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day πŸ’—
I hope you were able to spend your day with your special someone, or spent the day being good to you.

Here is a card I made for my husband.
I used one of the polaroid frames I made for a class I taught at the Craft for Heart event...which I will share with you soon.

















This cute image is from Taylor Expressions which I received in my SCT Sampler kit!
Cute right?!!






















I used my Copics to colour them up.
Here are the colours I used.
I also used a blue, red and yellow Spica glitter pens.






















I just love this image...and it came with the matching die!!!






















I made this card for my grandson Sawyer.
I liked the card, then my daughter told me he took off the top layer....I think I may need some stronger adhesive, lol.

















I coloured the elephant with my Copics, but I didn't use my Copic papers, just regular 110 lb cardstock, so the colours didn't blend as nicely.
I paper pieced the umbrella and punched out some tiny hearts and adhered them.
Now that I'm looking at this image...I see I forgot to draw in his tail, lol.


















With it being Valentine's Day, I have a gift for you all.
I started up a new FaceBook group.
I still have my Tracy's Treasures page, but the only way you all could share with me, was through private messages.
I wanted a group where we all could share what we are doing.
So after a year or more thinking about it, I finally did it!!
Here is the link, and I hope you all join me and share your projects and share your love to others on theirs.
Tracy's Treasures Shares "Link"
I hope to see you there πŸ’—

Tracy πŸ’—

Shower for Baby Celia

I know how much I love to decorate for a special occasion.
This occasion was very special, the birth of my great niece Celia.






















My daughter Kristy made and decorated the cake.
Not only is it beautiful, it was sooo delicious. Buttercream icing..hello πŸ’—
This is one of her many talents.
She also made the cake for her sister Ashley's wedding!!
I made the cake banner with some card stock pretty decorative paper and some letter stickers.
















My nephew named Celia after his grandmother, which is my husband's mother.
She was such a sweet lady.
Celia's middle name came from my nephew's fiancee's grandmother...who was at the shower. She is 94, not only does she not look her age, she is sharp as a tack.






















Marilyn made an appearance in the decor as well.






















I made a wall banner for the baby.
I so wanted it to be part of the decor, but no matter what we tried, it didn't look right to us.
So hopefully it will fit in with her nursery.

















Here is a functional cake...a diaper cake :)
Not only did it serve as decor for the shower, but mommy and daddy can use them when needed...you can't have to many diapers.






















My nephew and his fiancee are so thoughtful.
They gave a flower to everyone who attended the baby shower.
They even hand made the cards πŸ’—
I was so touched by their gesture.
Then when everyone was gone, my daughter's and I were given gift certificates for pedicures for hosting the shower...talk about feeling appreciated.
I made a video on the decor :)
To watch the video on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"



I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy πŸ’—

Monday, February 12, 2018

Baby Mobile Decoration for the Baby Shower

Oh my goodness, I have so much to share with you all...this is what happens when I stop blogging for awhile.
My husband had a birthday.
I went to a crop with my friends.
My husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary and went away to the Bluefin Bay Resort for a week to celebrate...more on that in another post.

And I hosted a baby shower for my nephew's beautiful baby girl.






















This is a mobile I made for the center of my dining room table.
I started with some small tissue paper flowers I made and I tied them off with ribbon and left the strings long.
I then tied them to the chandelier at different lengths.
I then cut circles out of light pink decorative cardstock and stamped images of baby things in pink ink
Here is a close up of some of the images I used.























And here is the star of the show.
Baby Celia, who is named after my husband's mom πŸ’—


















And baby Celia and I.
I kind of kept her to myself....once I have a baby in my arms, I never want to let them go.



















I think the shower was a success.
Everyone enjoyed the decor, my daughter Kristy's cake (which I will share tomorrow) and my daughter Ashley's photography....which these photos are from ;)

I really need to blog more constantly...I really don't like playing catch up :)

I hope you all have a very Creative day :)

TracyπŸ’—

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Winter Fun Tag

I was asked it I had wanted to join a tag swap hosted by my friend Stephanie.
Stephanie usually put on art journal challenges for each other, but we kind of slacked on this last year.
My friend Debbie and I decided to join in!!!
The theme was "Winter in Thunder Bay" and was to be created with our mixed medium supplies.
When I first heard the theme, I thought of skating because I loved to skate as a young girl and taught myself some pretty awesome moves, teehee.






















 Here is my completed tag.
I used a white tag and used a tree stencil and used distress ink for the background.
I then used a stencil with tiny dots and added glass bead gel to make the tiny snowflakes.
I wanted to add some stars as I enjoyed skating at night...but I didn't have some....but figured it is art, so I made the wood veneer snowflakes into my stars :)
Lastly I added the 1/2 crystals to the background.























I also used Wink of Stella on the ice.
It is hard to see in this photo, but it is there.






















Copic was having a colour challenge.
It was to use only 3 colours.
This month the colours were BV02, B91 and V17.
Besides her hair and skin colour those are the only 3 colours I used on this adorable Angie Blom image from her Angiegirl collection.
I LOVE her images.






















Here is my completed tag.
Guess what....I also did a process video on how I made this tag!!
It has been awhile since I did a process video.
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"

Thank you so much for coming to visit me on my blog today.
I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy πŸ’—

Monday, January 29, 2018

SCT Sampler

I am not one to purchase surprise bags as I like to know what I am getting for my money.
But when Scrapbook & Cards Today came out with a (new to me) concept I decided to give it a try.
It is called SCT Sampler.
What it is, is a "samples" of new products.
You know how we almost never use up a whole package of embellishments...so what they are doing are sending out samples of product...neat idea right?!

SCT puts on the Crop & Create events (crop). It is the highlight of me and my friends crafty year.
I have purchased many, many, many kits from them and am always blown away by the amount of supplies I get in each kit.
So knew I wouldn't be disappointed with this.






















This is what I saw when I first opened up my package πŸ’—
How sweet is this to see!!
It put a smile on my face.






















A few of my friends also purchased these and we got a few different items.
I love my note bookπŸ’—
And this stamp...adorable!!!!  The stamp also came with the die to cut out the skaters!!
I did a video on everything that I received in my kit.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, here is my link "Tracy's Treasures24"

If you are interested in this kit for the upcoming months, you can check it out here https://scrapbookandcards.com/sct-sampler/

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy πŸ’—

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Valentines Dollarama Haul

Time for some lovin'
I am excited to cut into these fun papers and play with these cute embellishments!






















My friend Lesli (Vintage Scraps) was at our local dollar-type store, Dollarama.
She kept texting me photos of these Valentines paper supplies asking me if I wanted this one or that one....Like I need any more enabling, lol.

Here is a video I did so I could share with you up close.
To watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
If you do, please hit the like button and subscribe if you haven't already πŸ’“



Hopefully soon to come is the cards and projects I make with these :)
I am still working in my room (in between looking after my beautiful grandbaby πŸ’™ who is such a daredevil and a little ham.
He enjoyed climbing on this diaper box and then jumping into my arms πŸ˜€

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy πŸ’—