Sunday, July 24, 2016

Its my Party

Today is my Birthday !!!!
Look at the yummy cake my daughter Kristy made me.
She gave me a choice of carrot cake with cream cheese icing from the bakery, or her cake with butter cream icing.
It was a hard choice to make as they are both my favourite!!!
But I chose Kristy's :)
This is actually a mini version of Ashley and Tyler's wedding cake, in which Ashley and Kristy made for the wedding.
















We spent the weekend at our cottage.
I was lucky enough to share the weekend with my wonderful family.
Tyler (Ashley's husband) didn't get to come up until Saturday as he had something to attend to.
Every year the owners of the English River Inn, host a little get together to celebrate and here we are in the breakfast room :)
















Oh I can't forget Oscar...he is a bit tuckered out after a day of swimming...but so is Kristy ;)






















Here are my gifts that my family gave me :)
Look at all of those gift cards...I can see some major shopping in my future ;)
















And how cute is this purse!?!
Ashley picked it up for me when her and Tyler went to the States.
Can you tell I love my new pretty purse :)






















I had a great weekend....I even enjoyed re-organizing our beach shed....but I will share that in another post, as Ashley took photos and told me it would make another great blog post, lol.

Hope you all had a wonderful creative weekend.

Tracy :)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Happy birthday Ashley

Today is my oldest daughter Ashley's 27th birthday. 
Seriously 27!!!!
Where has the time gone?!?  
 
My Ashley is particular in her taste, and was so excited to receive these porcelain measuring spoons and mason style measuring cups. 
 Look how happy she is. 
Being pregnant, she doesn't like her picture taken. I don't know why she is beautiful and I love her baby tummy. 

We are all celebrating her birthday today, my FIL's birthday tomorrow and my birthday on Sunday.
And we are celebrating them all up here at the cottage. 
 
While I was out enjoying my evening walk in this heat wave, Wayne and the girls went for a swim in the lake to cool down. 
 
These are memories I cherish. 

I hope you all have a wonderful creative weekend. 

Tracy :)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Mini Albums....Defunkified

Oh look another area organized.
Mind you I had done this one a few months ago, but just sharing now...oops.






















These are the mini albums that I haven't worked on yet.
They are all blank.
I know, I know, I never need to purchase another mini album in my life....but that doesn't mean I won't ;)
Looking at these shelves I see so much potential to create.

I did a video on what it looked like before and how I organized them.
I forgot to take a before photo...another oops.
If you would rather watch the video on my YouTube channel, just click on the link :)
"Tracy's Treasures24"


I hope you all had a very creative day :)
I stayed inside and cleaned all day as it was a bit to hot out do do much of anything out there.

Tracy :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Display Shelves...Defunkified

Following the challenge (52 weeks, workroom challenge put on by The Keeper of Memories) I was working on in the Spring, one of challenges was to organize your mini albums.
After completing this, I got to thinking that I did my completed mini albums, not my albums not yet used.
So instead I guess I organized my display shelves ;)














I had lots of smaller projects that I had made that were shoved behind bigger projects.
So I took everything off of the shelve and went through everything.
I had a lot of gift card holders and treat bags that I had made, but didn't use.











I think it looks so much more organized now.
I may add another shelve or two higher up for future albums.
I can't reach this high up, but I don't have to as it is more for displaying my albums and if I want to get one down, I can easily grab a stool to stand on :)

Steps to Defunkifying
1. Remove..Take it all out
2.Clean..Wipe Down Area
3.Purge..Rid the unwanted
4.Sort..Put 'Likes' together
5.Organize..Put Away  :)

I also did a video on how I organized my shelves and what I had on them...as well as a little laugh ;)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"


Onto My Day:
I enjoyed a great day with my friend.
Our birthday's are on the same day and we are the same age, so we like to get together for lunch to celebrate it .
We have known each other since I was in second grade!!!!
We may not see each other as much as we would like to, but when we do, it is like we haven't missed any time apart at all.
Don't you just love friends that you are so connected to.

I hope you all had a very creative day today :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Containers Defunkified

Is it only me, or do we all do this?
If you know me, you know I craft Everywhere.
I craft in the livingroom, in the rec room, at the cottage even when we go on trips!
So in order to bring my supplies with me, I use small containers.
Which works great....except I never seem to empty the containers when I am done.






















Then I can't find a certain supply that I want and I have to go searching until I find it.
Which I end up wasting valuable crafting time trying to find it.
When I emptied these containers there were so much stuff in some of them, that were just taking up space.
Here is a video I did a while ago on just this.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel....here is the link "Tracy's Treasures24"



I hope you have had a great and creative weekend :)

Tracy :)

Friday, July 15, 2016

A Look in my Garden

Look at this little guy, he greeted me at the side door. 
I am impressed with my photo as the way the sun was, I couldn't see my screen on my phone. 
 
Here are some flowers that have bloomed in my garden. 
These peonies were my Mother in laws. 
When she passed away my Father in law asked me to take them as they interfered with him cutting the lawn. 
 
Such a beautiful vibrant colour.  
 
These are just wild flowers, but oh so pretty. 
 
These are also wild flowers. 
 
See a bit of a pattern.  I like wild flowers as they are so hardy.... With my black thumb, I need all the help I can get. 
These tiger lilies were transplanted from (you guessed it) the wild :). 
Wayne and I saw them on the side of the road and dug them up ;). 
They are huge now and have multiplied. 
 
That is just a little look into my garden. 
I have so many areas that need to be tended to. 
I will get to them hopefully before winter ;). 

I hope you enjoyed a peek into my garden and find some time to enjoy yours or one at the park. 

Tracy :). 

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Social media tracker

In the Spring (after I lost all content on my computer) I wanted to make a chart on keeping up with social media.
I thought I had this perfect way to keep track of my social media postings.
I have to admit, I am not the best at keeping up with it all, so I made a book to (hopefully) keep things in order. 

I have the projects I worked on 
Then if I edited and uploaded a video or project. 
I also have the sites that I want or need to post them to. 
Sounds like a perfect solution righ!?!  
Well it would be if I remembered to actually check them off, or post them....and this is only the first page. 
I need to play catch up again....story of my life. 

Hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy:).