Saturday, July 4, 2015

My Day in Photos….cottage edition

Another beautiful day at the cottage….but then again any day here is a beautiful day :)
We started our day with a very long quad ride.

Checked out some new roads and trails…..we did this last weekend as well.
There are so many bush roads and old logging is easy to get lost, if you're not careful.

Wayne has been in this area before…he said you used to be able to drive on the culvert pipes, which were covered with dirt, but the water washed them away…you can see a bit of one at the edge of the photo.

Here is Wayne's RZR and my quad is behind his.
We got off and did a bit of walking around to enjoy the view of the water.

Wayne cut some brush on one of our regular trails.
I rode along with him, and then got out and did a walk.
These Moccasin  Flowers are kind of sparse, so when Joy (my FIL's wife) or I see one, we get a bit excited.

Beauty is all around you here.
Even in the middle of the forest there is beauty, amongst dead fallen trees, beautiful flowers grow.

I saw this mushroom and was surprised on how big it was.
Look at those tiny bites eaten from it :)

When I saw this mushroom, I had a chuckle, as I can just picture a little field mouse sitting on top of the mushroom, nibbling on it, teehee.

Then it was back on the quads for another ride :)
I can not believe how close I got to this bunny.
I also saw a partridge and its babies crossing one of the trails in front of us.
Another bunny actually ran beside my quad as I was driving….too funny.

Here is another old logging trail/road we rode on.
I understand logging and why it is done….but what I don't understand is the waste.
These piles (and they are all over, on many roads) are the waste or the trees that didn't make the cut.
It just makes me sad that these can't be used.

Another wonderful, fun and relaxing time at the cottage….time for a sauna now ;)
Hope you all had a very creative and relaxing day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bridal Shower card and some Canada Fun

Here is the card I made for Ashley for her Bridal Shower.
I love this stamp, but this is the first time I have ever used it.
I coloured the image with my Copic markers.
A simple card, but I like the feminine look to it.

Canada Day Evening, I was lucky enough to enjoy some fireworks from the comfort of my living room.
Some neighbour, a couple blocks over, had a wonderful fireworks display going on :)
It was awesome!!!!
Thank you unknown neighbour ;)

As Wayne and I were enjoying the fireworks show.
Heather, Kristy, Blake were over at Ashley's and Tyler's enjoying a fire in her new fire pit :)
I am sure a few toasted marshmallows were consumed :)

Onto My Day:
I worked in my a couple of my flower beds today…that was until the rain and thunder brought me inside.
Almost all of my plants I had planted last year, didn't make it this year :(
My Hosta plants are so small, they could have easily been missed if I didn't mark them.
I located them to a different flower bed hoping that the change in sunlight will perk them up.
I took everything else out of the beds (as most everything were weeds) and will go to the Garden Center to see what will work better in my flower beds.

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Happy Canada Day

Happy Canada Day to all of you that are celebrating today.
As you know I am proud to be a Canadian.
I am so lucky to have been born here and to have grown up in this beautiful country that I live in.
There is nature all around me, and I love living here.

Onto My Day:
My daughters are all at Ashley's house enjoying an outdoor fire in Ashley's new fire pit her and Tyler put up.
Wayne's company wanted a long weekend, so they took Monday as a holiday and worked today.
So I invited my SIL/friend Sharon over to create with me.
I got her hooked on Pocket Letters….I have no idea how, I just showed her the ones I had made, teehee.

I hope you all have a great, creative Canada Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Ashley's Bridal Shower

It's finally here…..Ashley's Bridal Shower!!!!!!
Here is the beautiful Bride to Be :)

When the guests arrived there was a banner that Kristy and I had made to Welcome them all.

On the entrance table there was the guest book for them to sign and the dress form to put their cards in.
See all those tiny flowers on the dress form…yup, those are the thousands of little flowers that took me and my girls days to make….but I will get more into that in another post ;)

Look, even Marilyn made an appearance :)
If you want to know more about "Marilyn" just click on her name :)

How we set up the guest's tables.
We added some pretty wedding themed sequins to the table…as pretty as they were, they were a mess to clean up at the end of the Shower, lol.

Here is how we set up the food and beverage tables…with another banner that Kristy and I made :)
Even though I had made 3 large bags of tissue paper flowers….we could have even used more.

Now isn't this adorable!!!!
Kristy made a dress form cupcake cake.
She the theme of the shower now ;)
Not only is it so pretty, it tasted delicious with her butter cream icing she made.

What is a shower without a few games.
Ashley's maid of honour was in charge of the games and she did a great job.
This game was Guess the Bride's Age….Kristy gathered up photos of Ashley through the years and the guests had to guess her age.
Ashley played along and here she is guessing her age, while Lia is telling her, her correct age.
Funny thing was…..Ashley didn't do to good, lol.
There was one photo of Ashley from college and some of the guests thought she was 10, 8 and I think we even had a guess for 6 yrs of age, lol.

I put up a photo wall and brought my big boy camera along.
We took many photos and I am so happy with how it turned out :)
Here is the Bridal party….such pretty girls.

Me and my beautiful daughters :)

And of course I had to get one of just my girls… them so much :)

I think the Bridal Shower was a hit, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.
So much prep, for such a short time…..but it was well worth it and I think everything turned out beautifully :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day.

Tracy :)

Friday, June 26, 2015

Busy prepping for a Bridal Shower

I am a procrastinator......and I fugured out why.
I have my lists of tasks that need to be completed.
When I complete these tasks early, I add more to the list. 
I was finished everything for Ashley's Bridal Shower, so figured I could add some more projects... You know, since I have soooo much time 

The same goes for shopping. 
If I get my Christmas shopping completed early, I figure I have time to do more. 

I was discussing this with Kristy and Heather last night, as we were completing yet another shower project, Kristy said she doesn't see a problem with the gift shopping part, lol.

I hope you all have a creative day. 

Tracy :) 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Canada Day Card Challenge

I was asked by Tiffany of "" if I would like to participate in their Canada Day themed card challenge….not only that, but she offered to send me some papers to play with.
It sounded like a fun challenge and being a proud Canadian, I was excited to play along.

Here is my take on the challenge using their papers :)

The one thing I love most about living in Canada, is our beautiful land.
There is nature all around me here.
But how to incorporate this into my card…..then it came to me….birch bark :)
I punched the Maple leaves (on the banner) out of birch bark.

I coloured up this cute Prima Doll image with my Copics and then paper pieced her dress.
I added some lace to the bottom of her dress and some sparkly brads for her dress buttons.

I added a cluster of red and white flowers and then added a bit of birch bark swirls to as filler.

Here are the papers that Tiffany from Paper-Garden sent to me.

The papers on the right has such beautiful shimmer to them.

Here is a closer look at the pretty.
The weight to the shimmer paper is too thin to make a card out from, so I just cut it to size and adhered it on the lovely card stock they sent me :)

How fun are these simmer envelopes :)

If you would like to join in on the challenge yourself, check out this link "Canada Day Card Challenge" they have prizes as well :)
I have also came to realize (yes I am dense like that) that you can vote for the card you like the most.
If you would like to do that here is the link "Card Voting"  I'm going to be sharing my card on there, so pop on over and check them out :)

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

Tracy :)

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all of the great men that raised their children and those that had a part in a child's life.

I made a couple of Father's Day cards.
I normally don't make the same card, but I was in a rush out to the cottage.
I did the stamping before we left home, I grabbed my coloured pencils and coloured these up at the cottage :)

The girls asked Wayne what he wanted to do today.
He wanted a BBQ with his girls, and to watch a movie.
We came home early from camp and all of the girls were sitting in the living room waiting for us :)
Kristy BBQ'd hamburgers for an early supper.
Ashley had to attend get together this evening, so is going to miss out on the movie portion of tonight.
I am so thankful that we can all get together as a family even though my girls are all adults :)

The girls (and I) bought Wayne a new Fitbit as he lost his on Wednesday at work, and is no where to be seen.
He has searched and searched for it…He thinks it must have fallen off when he was on a machine and got run over multiple times but the trucks :(

I hope you had a wonderful, creative day with your family today :)

Tracy :)