Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dictionary Art

You all have been very intrigued on why I wanted an old dictionary.
Well today you find out, lol.

I found this old dictionary at the thrift store…which at even $3.00 was too much to pay, lol.
As you can see it doesn't have a front cover.

Here is the back cover…which I love the feel and vintage look to it.
But it is falling apart :(
Heather suggested I make my own cover for it…and make it into a hard cover.
Which I know how to do, but just want to work in it.

But what sold me on the, too high of price, dictionary are the inside pages.
I really really love the yellowed papers…..even though they are close to following out of the book, lol.

Tonight I did my first page.
I took a word from the dictionary "nest" and stamped my image.
Most people draw their images, but because that is not one of my strong points and I have a lot of stamps, I decided to stamp my image.
The paper is very porous and the ink (Archival)  not only sunk into the paper, it also seemed to bleed a bit.
I then used my Stampin' Up markers to colour in the image.
I added the colour on an acrylic block and picked it up with my wet paint brush.
I also did some line work because the ink made the image look like it smeared.
I had to draw the tree as there was another image on that page that took away from my stamp, so I decided to colour over it and make it look like a tree.

Even though the tree looks like an arm that needs its underpits shaved, lol.
I think I will try and draw my next image and maybe it will look more clear…we will see.

Thank you all so much for joining me today, I hope you all had a very Creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Received my 1st Pocket Letter

I received a Pocket Letter today!!!!!
This beautiful piece of art is from Elise from "Feed Your Craft"
Thank you so much Elise, I was so excited, I think I may have yelled and jumped up and down ;)
Look how pretty this is :)

This was one of the cutest cards… this one is so adorable and put a smile on my face when I opened it. How cute is this little envelope, plus she stitched on it  :)
I loved reading the note and the Mail Tag….and of course the Right Now card.
Have to say we have the same taste in television shows "Walking Dead" and music "Imagine Dragons".

Elise even gave me some of her custom made flair.
I love it…so me.
You know I love my to do lists :)

Thank you so much Elise, you totally made my day,  put a huge smile on my face and made it brighter on this snowy yucky day :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Happy 20th Birthday Kristy

Today is my baby Kristy's 20th Birthday.
Seriously where did the time go.
All of my girls are all grown up now :(
As sad as that is to me, I am so proud of the women they chose to be.
They are loving, compassionate and all have such a great sense of humour.
Can you tell I love my girls <3 p="">

It is tradition that whomever is celebrating a birthday, gets to choose where to have their birthday meal.
Kristy chose The Keg.
I found it funny as it was either The Key or Sweet G's for pancakes, lol.
I guess a steak dinner won out.

Kristy is the baker in the family.
So Ashley and Heather made Kristy's cake.
Heather baked it and Ashley decorated it….see the "20" in the icing.

I hung streamers at her bedroom door again this year.
I got up early and put them up when Wayne was getting ready for work..then I headed back to bed.
Kristy knew I had done this, because she heard Luna playing with them, lol.
I hope you had a wonderful 20th Birthday Kristy :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Dictionary Search

I love book stores.
But I really love used book stores.
I was looking for an old hard covered Dictionary today, in our one and only used book store.
Even though this whole top row is full of Dictionaries, none of them suited my needs.

You may be asking yourself, now why the heck would Tracy want an old dictionary, when she could have the app on her phone?
Which by the way I do, and I use it quite frequently ;)
I had seen a couple of page on Pinterest, where someone or a few someone's had drew in their bibles.
I don't follow any type of religion, but I loved this idea.
Felicia from my Fauxbonichi FB group had posted she wanted to try this in a dictionary.
I thought ..brilliant…then I thought…now why didn't I think of that, lol.
Then remembered far far far back in my mind….I did see them on dictionary pages, but totally forgot until she shared on the FB group.
I can only fit so much in this brain of mine, teehee.

So now all I need to do is find an old dictionary to try my hand with this type of art.
I really like the first set of books in the photo, but they are a set of 3 with part of the alphabet in each book.
I really don't want to work in 3 books.
So the search continues :)

I hope you had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Planner Day

Today is Planner Day :)
Every Sunday is my day to figure out my week and fill in my days.
At the start of each month I decorate my planner days for the month with washi tape and fill in important dates…like Kristy's birthday :)
I like to do this monthly instead of weekly, it is just easier for me.

I then add in my Personal, Home and Creative time management for each day.
Lastly I write in my Home Cleaning or my Zone tasks in each day, as well as what I am going to do with my personal time and my Creative projects I want to work on.
That is the fun and easy part…its fulfilling those tasks that is the hard part :)
Do you plan your weeks?

Onto My Day:

I got in my work shed today to cut the wood for one of the centrepieces for Ashley.
I had to move things around…..I have to really organize my work shop this summer when it is warmer.
It was cold today, but I plowed through.
I couldn't get the power to work in there…I did everything and was so frustrated.
I kept coming in the house to tell Wayne, and he would suggest resetting the breaker…which I did repeatedly.
Finally he came outside to help me out.
Guess what he did…..he reset the breaker and it worked.
Even though I did it many times, it worked for him… he felt like the "man".
I was just happy that I got to use my miter saw, so much easier than using a hand saw, teehee.
I just cut enough for a one as I wanted a prototype to make sure Ashley likes them before working my butt off to make them all, lol.

I hope you all had a very Creative Walking Day Sunday :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, March 21, 2015

My Weekend Coca-Cola

I had my weekend pop with supper tonight :)
To tell you the truth, the first sip wasn't as good as I remembered…..but the second sip, was deeeelicious, teehee.
As for the chicken wings, I could only eat 2 of them.
Its not that they tasted bad, I just didn't feel like eating them…but I did finish my Coke ;)

I have been filling in some blank "Art Blocks" in my fauxbonichi tonight.
I am upset as I can't find the stamp I use for keeping track of my 10,000 steps :(
I usually keep them stuck to my acrylic block, but I remember that I had took that one off to use the block for a different stamp.
I have no idea where I put it.
It is from one of Heidi Swapp's stamp set, so I guess I will be picking up another stamp set.
I know I could just use a different stamp…..but nope, I need this one, lol.

I hope you all had a creative Saturday :)
I did, and now I am going to watch a Zombie movie ;)

Tracy :)

Friday, March 20, 2015

Happy Mail

Look even Luna is excited that I received my Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.

Now doesn't Luna look adorable….even though she tests our nerves at times.
I thought I was going to have to take her to the vet, as Kristy seen Luna eat a hair tie and was starting on a second one.
Kristy was able to get one out of her mouth, but the first one was long gone.
I told the girls that they had to check in her litter box, if no hair tie was found…then we would need to take her to the vet.
Thankfully Heather found a upchucked hairball with a hair tie in it….so no vet visit for her :)

Now aren't you happy you came to my blog today to hear this wonderful story, teehee.

Hope you all had a very Creative Friday :)
I am, as I am spending it with my friends for Friday Night Scrapbooking :)