Thursday, January 29, 2015

Early Anniversary

I am on my next adventure :)
My honey, Wayne and I are on an early anniversary getaway :)
Our actual anniversary is on Feb 5th.
We are celebrating our 27th Anniversary!
Again we are at the Bluefin Resort.
Lake Superior is stunning…even with all that broken ice out there.

Wayne and I headed out early and drove to Duluth first.
First stop was Micheals, teehee.
Then we stopped in for an early lunch at 5 Guys, at our daughter's recommendations.
It was delicious. I had to laugh at Wayne being so impressed with the perfection and consistency of the salt on their fries, lol.
We also stopped at Hobby Lobby, Barnes & Nobel as well as a few of Wayne's stores ;)

I picked up these cute heart shaped Peeps.
I thought I would give them to Wayne a little Anniversary treat.
Then I remembered he doesn't really like them…guess I have to eat them all myself ;)

When I saw this adorable tiny aluminum bottle of Coke, I just had to have it.
Wayne had heard that they are planning on cutting some of the sugar out of Coke, but just for Canada.
I was like "WHAT!!"  I had better stock up on this then, lol.

I did pick up a few crafty goodies along the way today, but the lighting is pretty bad (I'm surprised these photos turned out as crisp as they did) so I will take photos tomorrow in the natural light :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Fauxbonichi page January 23, 2015

Here is another page in my Fauxbonichi….can you tell I am having a blast with this book :)
This is the opposite page of the one I shared with you yesterday.
I should have actually shared this page first, teehee.
I love my girl stamps and am so happy to be using them in here.
Some of these stamps (like this one) I have used for the first time in my Fauxbonichi :)

I coloured this Prima girl up with my water based markers. I can't remember if they were the Tim Holtz distress markers or Stampin' Up markers…or both ;)
I then blend the colour with my water pen.
Next time I colour with these markers I will add the colour with a brush.
I like that I stamped the background.

I also stamped the sentiment (from this same stamp set) and then used this pretty washi (or decorative) tape, above and below the stamp.

I tried a new background in my journal today.
It looks awful, lol.
I shared some photos with the girls in the Facebook group. They all said that they liked it…but I'm not naive, I know they were just being polite, lol.

I hope you all had a Creative Wednesday :)
Tomorrow is adventure day for me :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Fauxbonichi page...Jan 24th 2015

Are you tired of seeing my Fauxbonichi pages yet ;)
I am having so much fun with this book.
It is actually helping me to be less uptight about everything being perfect :)

Yes the date is from a few days ago, but it was filled in on that day.
I usually fill in my journaling, after supper.

I am on a Facebook page dedicated to those using a Fauxbonichi.
It is such a fun group and the people on there are so encouraging to each other and really like to share their pages and tips.
One of the admins has been putting on fun little challenges or prompts.
Tuesdays are dedicated to Zentangles or Dangles.
I had done a Zentangle a few years ago…and I don't think I enjoyed it.
But I do enjoy doing these Dangles :)
This one is a bit primary….but I am sure I will get better the more I do.

Here is a bit of a closer look at my girl.
I coloured her up with my Stampin' Up markers and used a water brush to blend the colours.

I hope you all had a very Creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Sticker piecing

Look what I found today :)
I was pretty excited to find these at the Dollar Spot at Target.
I never go to Target, but hearing that they are pulling all of their stores out of Canada, I thought I would  go and check out the dollar spot and pick up some shampoo.

I should always take my cheater glasses with me wherever I go…I thought these were chalkboard banners…nope, just card stock.
But with 18 banners in each package, I am still happy with this little find :)

Remember yesterdays post on my Art Block in my "Fauxbonichi"?
I used these outline stickers and coloured them in with my Stampin' Up markers.

What I did was cut an oval around the pieces so I had a frame to work in.
Then I carefully placed each piece in the oval.
I had to move them around to get the spaces (more or less) the same distance apart.
I am thinking of colouring within the spaces….not sure, what do you think?

I had so much fun with these, I need to find some more :)
I hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Fauxbonici page..Jan 25 2015

I am still lovin' writing and creating in my Fauxbonichi :)
I have been adding stamping to my pages and then colouring the images.
For January, I have tried to keep the pages in a Winter theme.
But when I came across this sticker frame, I just had to try it out :)

I was going through our paper work today and found this in amongst the papers.
How it got there I have no idea, but I was pretty excited to find it.
It is a sticker out-line of the image.
Here is the sheet with the bottom one pulled off.
It is very thin and delicate.

As soon as I pulled it off, I carefully placed it in my book. As you can see it is bigger than my Art Block, but that does't actually bother me (odd I know).
I think it looks pretty cool just like this even.
But you know I had to add some colour :)

So out came my Distress markers and my Stampin' Up markers.
This paper has a smooth texture to it and doesn't take water colour as well as water colour paper.
So it doesn't blend as nicely and in some area's it pills…but again I am okay with that.
If anything, my Fauxbonichi is helping me be more relaxed with my creative side.
Look at all the room left to write in here as well :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a Creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Purging more paper

I am sure I am not the only one who goes into their craft room to get something and gets lost in there for a few hours, lol.
I went looking for some velum-type butterflies and hearts that I couldn't find last night.
So I had a mission to go and find them today.
I went into my room and searched and searched and still couldn't find them.

So I decided to go through a few of my drawers and make space for other supplies, in hopes those butterflies would jump out at me.
I emptied my Old paper drawers…now when I say old, I mean 15+ year old papers.
I had defunkified these papers in the past and donated the ones I thought I would never use.
Looks like I should have just donated the whole lot, lol.

As I was trying to find homes for other supplies…I finally just got frustrated, cleaned off my desk and went upstairs to check my email.
I was happy to see that Lisa left me a comment to check out Paper Issues.
I was happy to see that I was one of the Fan Feature Friday, on my Fauxbonichi pages I posted on their challenge blog :)
Thank you Lisa for suggesting I link up my project to their site :)

Oh and if you are wondering, Mission Failed, I didn't find those darn butterflies ;(

Hope you all had a very Creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Such a smart kitty

I watched a few YouTube videos today and Luna thought she should join me.
She also enjoyed walking on the keyboard and pausing the videos, lol.

We have such a smart kitty….she is so technical, lol.
Kristy took this photo of Luna.
Luna was actually typing and backspacing….I guess she made a few spelling mistakes, teehee.
I love her face here, it looks like she is saying "Don't disturb me, I'm working", lol.

I opened up a new ink today.
As you can see, the ink spilled over to the edges.
It was like this when I opened it….I hope I can clean the ridge as I don't like the mess of it.
When I used it though, it seemed nice and juicy.

I hope you all had a very creative Friday…I did as my friends came over for Friday Night Scrapbooking :)

Tracy :)