Monday, July 19, 2021

Sawyer & Dawson's Mini Album

I have another mini album to share!!
I made this one back in March, but I am late in sharing ( as usual) I really need it to be fall so I can have internet at camp.

I created this mini album with the March SCT Sampler.
I vowed to use up this sampler each month as I receive them...again I am behind, teehee.

I made this album for my grandson's as they love to look at photos of themselves. 
I kept it simple as I wanted the boys to look at it without ripping off the flaps or losing any tags, lol.

You can see I used prong fasteners to put this album together.
I had these on hand as I used to do the book work for the family business and this is how I kept the invoices that I'm retired, I found another use for them 😉
I also purchased some book binding tape to attach the binding together.

I also made a video of the completed mini album.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel..just click on the link 😁

I really hope you all are having a wonderful summer (if it is summer where you are) and are keeping safe and well ❤️❤️
We have a lot of wild fires around here and the smoke and haze in the air is a bit scary...I feel for all of those close to the fires..take care ❤️❤️

Tracy ❤️❤️❤️

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

Love You & Me mini album

I have been enjoying the summer at camp!
Our summers are short here in Canada (Northern Ontario) so I make the most of them by being outside as much as I can....which means my craft suffers.
But we have a very long cold winter outside I will stay until I hibernate for the winter.
With that being said, I am going to share with you a project I made in February.

I have a yearly subscription with Scrapbook & Cards Today for their SCT Sampler.
I have been getting them since they started in January 2018...but I really haven't been using them.
This year my friend Deborah and I made a pact with each other to use each Sample as they came...we are a few months behind 😳

We made a mini album with the February's sampler.
Here is the one I made.
I made it for my youngest daughter Kristy and her boyfriend.

I also did a video explaining (not very good I might add) on how I constructed this mini.
I have been getting requests to do a tutorial on this that is in the far off future, lol

I hope you enjoyed my mini album.

Tracy ❤️❤️❤️

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Winnings from the Scrapbook Cottage

Last month I joined a virtual event put on by The Scrapbook Cottage.
I has so much fun and completed 6 double page scrapbooking spreads and 2 single page layout.
I also completed 8 cards.
Not only that, but I had such a fun time using my supplies.

And for an incentive, The Scrapbook Cottage gave anyone who completed their challenges a piece of 12x12 pattern paper and 12x12 cardstock to match.
If you completed any of their card challenges we received a 6x8 piece of pattern paper and a piece of 8.5x11 matching cardstock.

I had so much fun and the papers were just an added bonus...I was just happy to be able to join in and get so many layouts completed!

I posted a video with more details as well as the prize I won for getting my name drawn for participating.

I am having issues with YouTube and this blog is not uploading frustrating.

Thank you for visiting me today.
I hope you are all safe healthy and are having a creative day 💕💕


Tuesday, April 20, 2021

# Love You Layout

  I don't post for months and then "Bam" a post every day for like a week, lol.

If you have read my posts from this week and last week, then you know that I attended a virtual Creative Gathering put on by The Scrapbook Cottage.
They had 7 sketches for cards and 7 sketches for scrapbook layouts (which I completed thank you very much, teehee)....But they also had classes!
Because they are located in Winnipeg and Steinbeck and I am from Ontario, I wasn't able to pick up the kits for these Class kits. Sharon would have mailed them out, but I was a bit late in hearing about this, and the kits wouldn't have got to me in time.

So what is a crafty girl to do....but make up her own kits with her supplies.
Sharon and Kathy shared what was in their kits, so I just tried my best to make them work.

I was only able to do 2 of the classes as this event was jammed packed!
I still have my makeshift kits put aside to work on these classes at a later date, as the classes are still up on their Facebook page .

Here is my take on Sharon's Class
What I loved about this one is the heart shape with the 2x2 papers.
Sharon used a cut apart paper, where I had this stack of 2x2's.
Another difference is that Sharon had a pattern paper for her background where I used white cardstock and added paint splatters.
And one last change I made was that she had cut her photos in 2x2 sizes and added them to the 2x2 squares.
This was a really fun take on a layout! 

Then I did one of Kathy's classes.
I was shocked that Kathy coloured and cut all of the tiny images in her kits....not only that but there were 4 cards in each kit!
I found some cute images that were coloured and some I had to colour that night to put on my card.
Even though our images are different I used the same concept as Kathy for my cards.
I only got 1 out of the 4 cards completed.

I also did a video on these 2 projects.
I would love if you visited my YouTube channel and send me some love...If you have a channel, I will return the love right back to you ❤️

Thank you all so much for visiting me today 
I hope you are all well, safe and are having a creative day.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Monday, April 19, 2021

The Scrapbook Cottage's Challenge #7 "Mission Marsh Walk"

 This is the last challenge that The Scrapbook Cottage put on. 
They had quite a few classes as well, but I only had time to complete 2 of them.....which I’ll show in another post.  
This was the hardest challenge for me...not the challenge itself, but these papers.

There is a cluster I made with some of the pattern papers and a punch.
I just love this deer head punch!

I was really undecided about if I should add this deer head border to the top and bottom of my photos.
At first I thought the photos didn't stand out from the background paper, so added these deer head boarders to the top and bottom of my photos.
But then I thought the boarders took away from the photos even more so.
What do you think?

Here is the card I made with the left over papers.

This is the last sketch from these challenges!
I had such a great time coming up with my layouts from these sketches.

I did a video of all of my layouts from all 7 of the challenges.
I would love if you visited me at my YouTube channel and gave me a thumbs up on my video.
Here is a link to my channel "Tracy's Treasures24", if you would like to see more of my videos of my completed projects, tutorials and organizing videos ❤️ 

Again I want to thank Sharon, Kathy and their team at The Scrapbook Cottage for such a great event and I can't wait until you do it again!!!

I hope you are all well, safe and have a very creative day. 

Tracy 💗💗💗

Friday, April 16, 2021

The Scrapbook Cottage’s Challenge #6 "Camp Birthdays"

So many layouts so little time! 
Here is my layout and my card for The Scrapbook Cottage’s challenge. 
These photos are from my oldest daughter Ashleys and my birthday.  Our birthdays are 2 days apart in July and we celebrate them up at our cottages. 

I found this paper in my stash and thought it was perfect for this sketch. 
Sharon actually fussy cut her flowers from floral paper. At first I was going to use die cut flowers, but when I came across this floral paper I figured it went perfectly. 

When I see a sheet or two of paper I really like, I try to make a mini kit with it right there at the store. 
I want to say I picked this apart up at Archivers (I sure miss that store, it was the highlight of our trips to the States). 
The floral paper had a diamond patten paper that matched, so I bought them both (2 of each sheet!) and also the cardstock to coordinate. 
I then tore the diamond pattern paper to layer on the floral paper. 
On the second page I flipped the floral paper for interest. 

Here is my card with these left over papers. 

Here are the sketches I followed. 
I really had such a great time during this virtual crop...I would love to go to one of The Scrapbook Cottages in person events as this one was so much fun!

Thank you Sharon, Kathy and team for making these days so much more enjoyable.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Thursday, April 15, 2021

The Scrapbook Cottage’s Challenge #5 "Birthday Beauty"

Yup more layouts from The Scrapbook Cottage's virtual crop!
I am just so impressed with the amount of time in between challenges that not only did I complete every challenge...but I also got photos put on my layouts!!
Here is a layout of my youngest daughter, Kristy's 26th birthday. 

I went deep into my stash and grabbed these papers...I really love the colours.
I love contrast. 
As much as I try to stay in a soft colour pallet, I end up using darker colours in my art.

I love these letters.
I wish I could have taken a better photo to show off the sparkle in them.
They are like a soft resin with the sparkle inside of them.
And I was so happy to have found these in my stash.
I love that they are subtle as they are close to the back ground paper, yet they are easy to see.

I used some left over papers and cut apart from this paper pack to make my card.
It actually turned out better than I thought it would.

Here are the sketches that I followed for these layouts and this card.

Thank you so much for joining me today.
I haven't blogged in so long, I feel like I am just starting out again.

I hope you are all well and safe and have a creative day.

Tracy 💗💗💗