Saturday, April 19, 2014

Making a Spring card in hopes of Spring ;)

We received some more snow today, so a perfect day to stay inside and create.
I'm a "my cup is half full" type of person ;)

So I thought I would start on my card for this months challenge.
I seem to be a saver, or what others like to call a hoarder, teehee.
I made a pact with myself that I have to use my new supplies instead of hoarding or saving them for the perfect project.
So today I decided to try my hand at misting on my card.
I used a sticky note to mask off the areas I didn't want colour.
That would be the clouds and the bench.

I wanted to see if I could get my Copics to work, so I  set it up ;)
If you want to see a more detailed look at how to do this, check out Amy R's video.
She did this (2009) way before Tim even thought of putting his name on this product. Actually Stampin' Up sold it then ;)
To see Amy R's Video, click here.

I misted the sky in B00, and the grass in a YG something or other ;)

Here is the front with the sticky notes removed.
As you can see, I forgot to cut out under the bench.
But it is fixed up now ;)
As you can see this is a circular card, that is why I have a circle pencil line.
I am very happy with the end results.

I hope you all had a very creative Saturday :)
I spent the day working on this card and watching Demon movies. We have watch every zombie movie we have many times over, so on to something else ;)

Tracy :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

A Gift from the Heart

Just a quick post today as I have had a busy day spending time with my family :)
Last night I had Scrapbooking Night and was so excited that my friend Lesli gave me a gift :)
I was so touched that she had seen this drinking coolie and thought of me :)
Isn't this perfect for me.
Thank you again Lesli, you don't know how much you have touched me heart with your thoughtful gift :)

We had our turkey dinner tonight. Yeah no cooking for me all weekend :)
Just Wayne, my girls and their boyfriends :)
As the food cooked, we played a fun game…as Wayne snuck away to peel some potatoes.
During dinner I had mentioned to Ashley that I wanted to put an all day crop together for National Scrapbooking Day.
So my go-getter daughters put the boys to work and helped move around the rec-room to see if we could get the area to work for my plans :)
Ashley has a way about her that everyone just does what she says….so I went upstairs to put the rest of the dinner away and she supervised, teehee.
There is a bit more to do, but I think it may just work :)

I hope you all  had a creative Friday :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Chocolate Egg Bribe

Yummy :)
Every year I make these treats around Easter.
They are marshmallow filled eggs :)
My Father-in-law loves these and one year I made him one that was about the size of a Nurf football.
I think he polished it off in 2 days…my mother-in-law was not impressed with the speed in which he ate it, as she kept a watchful eye on his eating, teehee.

There is a reason I made these today though.
Remember I had mentioned that I am having Friday Night Scrapbooking tonight as the holiday is on Friday.
Well, I am bribing my scrappy friends with these ;)

Why, you may ask do I need to bribe them?
We got a dumping of snow last night, and it hasn't stopped all day.
So these are their rewards for braving the storm, lol.
I think I am the reason for all this snow though.
I was finally able to take down my outdoor Christmas decorations as the snow melted enough for me to get to them….even though the extension cord for the mini trees is still buried under that snow pile you see there.
Then I put out my hand made bunny on the door.
Yup, I jinxed us.

I am planning on working on my stamp inventory sheet.
I started this many years ago, and need to update it.
I only do this for my cute girl stamps. I will share this in another post :)

I hope you all have a creative Friday Thursday :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Project 365…The Beginning

I am doing Project 365 again this year.
You can check out my 2011 HERE.

If you are unfamiliar with Project 365 (P365), it is where I take a photo every day and then journal about the photo or about the day.
I am pretty sure it was started by photographers to help improve on their photography skills.

I have been asked which page protectors I use.
Actually I don't use any page protectors.
This is just your ordinary photo album…remember those, teehee.
I print my photos in 1/2 size which is 2x3. I can fit 2 photos per sheet.
I then adhere them to a journal block.
I use all different types of journal blocks as well as my recipe/index cards.
I then slip them in the photo pocket :)

I am a bit behind…oops.
As you can see here I am sharing my January pages.
As a matter of fact, I have only completed the month of January.
I put a photo on every day.
Don't look to closely as I had my date stamp wrong and have 2013 instead of 2014…I'll have to change that.

As you can see, I take photos of everything.
It seems odd now, but in 20+ years it will be neat to see the mundane everyday goings on in our family.
One thing I do notice is that there is a lot of food photos, lol.

The other year when I did this, I didn't do any embellishing. This year I am trying to embellish more, but still trying to keep it pretty flat, as I only want one book per year.

For the last few years Heather has looked forward to getting a Cream Egg McFlurry from McDonalds.
Every year we just miss it.
So after grocery shopping today, I took her for one.
She isn't following our healthy eating….except for the meals I serve ;)
I have to admit that I did try a bit of hers. It was good :)

Because of the holiday being on a Friday, I have asked my friends and decided to switch Friday Night Scrapbooking to Thursday.
I think we will have our turkey dinner on Friday so we can enjoy it all weekend, and I don't have to cook all weekend ;)

I hope you all had a wonderful and creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Smash booking this past weekend

Here is a page I completed in my Smash book, during the 12 hour crop from last weekend's Scrap for Autism.
I use this Smash book for all the little trips I take with my family and friends.
Once this book is full, I'm not sure if I will do another one in this theme, as we seem to do and go to the same places every year.
I will do other Smash Books, but they will be on other themes instead.

I have mentioned before that I don't really like most of the images on the pages in my book.
I am not complaining as I was gifted it in a RAK.
But how I am rectifying this problem is to add my own papers over the images I don't care for.
This is what I did on these two pages.
I like my pages to have a cohesive look to them, so if I cover one side, I usually cover the other side.

For some reason when I was working on this page, I kind of just sat and looked at if for a half hour or so.
I am not sure if it was because this is the last thing I was working on at the crop for the evening, or I was just stumped.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to span these photos between the two pages, or just make a one page layout.
Well as you can see, I choose for the one page layout.
The photos on the left, I made into a pocket to add my journaling in.
That is one thing I do like about these Smash pages, because they are not in page protectors I can add interactive elements or more bulky item to the pages.

Today was a bit of a sad day…I picked up our income tax from the accountant…the government is going to be  very happy to get our return this year, lol.

I hope you all had a very creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Take Out Treat Boxes

Every time I go to a crop with my friends, it gives me an excuse to make some type of treat boxes :)
I have always enjoyed making treat boxes and goodies for my girls classmates, but since my girls are all out of school and I have no one else to make them for.
So this way it is a win win…I have fun creating these and my friends enjoy the goodies inside ;)

I picked up these little take out boxes from the dollar store. I think they are meant for baby showers, but does it really matter…nope.
I used this stamp from Stampin' Up and coloured the cute little bunnies with my Copics.
I then punched out the circle and then used a scallop punch with a spring colour card stock.
I added a banner label on each box and a matching ribbon on the handle.
Lastly put some chocolate mini eggs inside :)
I did a very quick video on these cuties.
If you want to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on "Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all had a very creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Winner, Winner, I'm a winner ;)

At the crop yesterday, I won a prize.
They drew a prize every hour and I was lucky enough to win the first one :)
My table was pretty lucky as out of the 4 of us, 3 of us won :)
There were 9 of us at the crop, but the tables were only set for 4 scrappers per table.
But we did get to all sit close. Well all except Lesli, they had her at the other side of the hall, all by herself…but we fixed that :)

Here is what was in my big blue basket of winnings :)
A little bit of everything….hair products, health products (Kristy claimed the water bottle), candy, make up and of course crafty goodies :)

The candy is from a company called Sugar Bees, so I thought it was cute that they had candy bees hidden in the candy jar :)

Today was a really lazy day….I mean really lazy. I didn't even unpack from the crop.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)