Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Happy Canada Day and more creating

First off I have to wish all my Canadian friends near and far a very Happy Canada Day :)
Most businesses were closed today, except for Wayne's company as they decided to take yesterday off and make a long weekend out of it :)
I love that the stores here in Canada close for special days :)

This is a card I had made a couple of years ago when I was on the Redonkulous Design team :)
Coloured this image up with my copic markers.

I am in a monthly card challenge with Pea from Whimsical Endevors.
We come up with a few challenges or elements that we have to put on our card, or type of card we make.
June's challenges were….
-make a garden themed card with a garden image
-make a criss cross card
-use embossing powder
-add a recipe to the card.
I love this paper. I had picked it up about 15+ years ago. Designed by Debbie Mumm.
I love folk art, and Debbie Mumm is one of my favourite artists, I have made a few quilts out of her fabrics.
I used a real plant stick, adhered some pattern paper to it and the "grow" tag.
I also popped up the mini plant signs that are in the paper.

Because the image was to big for the front of the card…..and I didn't want to cover up this pretty paper, I put the image by Mo Manning to the inside file of the card.
The sentiment is one I have on a garden angel I had made for my own garden many years ago and I thought it was fitting for this card.
"May all your weeds be wild flowers".

Here are both parts of the card together.
You may ask where the embossing powder is?
I honestly forgot about that, I use a stamp on the backs of my cards, I just happened to emboss that stamp ;)
Also the recipe I just popped into the card. I didn't want to adhere it to the card, as she may want to use it and put it in her recipe book or file.
The recipe I had included was my recipe for "Impossible Pie". I used a image of a girl holding a pie on the recipe card.

I also made a video of this card in more detail.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
 Not only was Wayne's business open but so was the movie theatre :)
So my daughters and I went to the movies tonight :)
Heather, Ashley and I all read the book "A Fault in our Stars" so Heather wanted us all to go together to watch it. Great book and a great movie.
But the little wieners (being my daughters) wouldn't let me take a photo of us all.

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)



  1. I love that Criss Cross card, all the diffentent elements on it, I need to make one of these. Great Canada day card, Wow and a movie date with your daughters how awesome is that.

  2. Beautiful cards. love that Criss Cross card

  3. Adorable card, Tracy, great idea to use a real plant stick! Hope you all enjoyed the movie! :)

  4. I love that criss cross card :) I pinned one the other day similar to that!! Glad you enjoyed the movies with your daughters :)

  5. I hope you enjoyed your Canada Day. They set off beautiful fireworks last night at the KOA campgrounpd in honour of our Canadian friends. And we can see them from our house. Love your criss cross card! Glad you and the girls enjoyed the movie.

  6. Super cute cards!
    My friend just bought me that book for my birthday, so I will be reading it soon!

  7. What fun projects those turned out to be. And I'm hoping to get to that book before seeing the movie. It sounds fab.


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