Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Recording my Distress Inks

I went in my scrap/craft room, got side tracked again and started organizing.
I needed some way to keep track of my distress inks....but I one that I could take with me when we go on our trips.
So I printed out the distress ink printable list on sticky labels and then inked up the colours that I own. That way if the colour isn't inked, then I need it could purchase it if I see it at a good price.

I made this to fit in my smash travel journal. But after I made it, I saw that the binding holes are closer together then my Bind It All does.

I also wanted to a way to remember some of the stamps I own.
Not only that, but it gave me an excuse to stamp them up.
If you remember me saying before, that I couldn't buy anymore stamps until I inked up the ones I have?
Well I inked them up ;)

I will show you those on another post. As I need a way to distort the images....don't want to get in trouble for sharing images....oh that's right, that happened already :-0
 A few of you have asked what a hot knife is.
It is like an exacto knife but you plug it in and it gets hot....very hot.
It is what I used to cut the thin foam for the backs of my rubber stamps.

Look what came to visit us today :)
There were 8 deer hanging around today.
There is so much bush here that they love it.
It doesn't hurt that many of my neighbours have bird feeders and feed the little animals around here :)

Hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)

I am so happy, I got my billing finished tonight. My wrist is killing me, but I won't have to worry about it now :)

Tracy :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Copic Paper Organization

I went down in my scrap/craft room today, to put together a couple of parcels I am going to mail when we go across the border.
Well, I got a bit side tracked and started organizing, lol.
I organized my Copic papers.
I had them all in a bookcase, stacked on top of each other.
But sometimes they would get mixed up and I would have to try and figure out which papers were which.

I bought this plastic file container from a garage stamp sale last fall.  It was new and only cost me $1.00.

This is what I was planning to do with it all along. But just never got around to it.

You can see I used my trusty label maker.
That thing just makes me happy :)
So I labeled each of the types of papers.
But not only that, I have them attached with a clip and have the names of the papers on a sticky note attached to the top paper.
I can never get them mixed up again.

The 1st photo, I put my water colour paper pad in the very front of the folder.

Here is the folder closed and ready to be transported anywhere I want to go.
Nicely organized and labeled.

This makes me Happy :)

I also mounted all my stamps today as well.
I bought a hot knife to cut out the EZ mount foam.
Love this thing.

I was just going to do one stamp, as I wanted to use it. But I thought that since the knife was hot, I might as well do all that needed to be done.
I just have to say....I had way more stamps that needed to be done then I thought.
Which means I had way more stamps that I haven't used yet.

Hope you all had a wonderful, creative Monday:)

Tracy :)

Sunday, January 29, 2012


Can you guess what this is made from?

It is a bag made from an envelope.
I wanted to work with some Spring colours, so this is what I came up with :)
Just a close up to see the embossing I did on here.

Onto My Day:
I was asked to go shopping with Lynne and Denise.
They want to decorate our table for when we go to Scrap for Heart. Last year our table theme was Survivor.
This year it is Crafty Queens.
I am going to get some crafting done, but I am they type of person to go with the flow, so that's what I'm doing.
So we went to the dollar store to pick up some tiaras and jewels :) Then we went to Michael's.
Those ladies sure know how to browse, lol.
I was chilled all day today. It wasn't that cold. It was about -11C, but I seemed to be chilled to the bone. So I read my book in my hot bath :)

Hope you all had a wonderful, creative weekend :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Whats up with Santa?

Yesterday Valentines, today Christmas...whats up with that, lol.
I am working on this mini for a friend of mine that was in the "Pay It Forward" on face book last year.
I am thinking she will use it for her grand children.
So i am going to keep it cutesy. 
I had such problems with this cover. I was so frustrated.
Nothing was working. I stamped and used clear embossing on the frame. I then inked on top. It was too close to the same colour. So I was disappointed.
Then I got some paint on it, so had to fix that up.
Santa didn't stand out on the background so I inked the background paper.
I paper pieced Santa (except for his face I coloured with flesh coloured copics.   \
Santa is still missing something. I thought it might be his eye, but I think it may look odd if I draw it in.....well especially my drawing.
Added some faux snow and put some sparkles in it. Not sure how I am liking that, but it looks better with it then without.
Added these cool die cuts that Schell cut for me :)
I am hoping this looks better in the morning.

Onto My Day:
Wayne went to our cottage to plow the snow and check on things.
I stayed behind and slept :)
I was thinking of going with him, but I didn't even wake up when he left.
Kristy was decorating something for Valentine's day and asked me to help her with the cricut.
Wayne and I watched Tremors ;) 
I caught up on some of my book work.

Hope you all had a creative Saturday, and thanks for all the well wishes about my test results :)
I'm still smiling every time I think of it :)

Tracy :)

Friday, January 27, 2012

Valentines card and some very Happy news

Today was a good day :)
I went to my friends (and Stampin' Up rep.). She was having a card making party and we made a card.

I brought my SIL and Friday Night Scrapbooking partner, Sharon, along with me :)
I really like this card.
Love this embossing folder and the shiny sparkle hearts :)

Then Sharon and I came back to my house and she worked on a layout.
I worked on my newest mini album.

I got to talk to my friend tonight as well :)

I also received a call from my cardiologist today.
He had my results from my Muga scan. I was really surprised as I thought I would have to wait until I saw him in August. Plus the doctors always tell you they won't call unless there is a problem.

Well I am so pumped as he told me my injection fraction is 49%!!!!
In 2004 it was 30%. In April of 2011 it was 30%- 35%. July it went up to 40%. 
And yesterdays it was 49%.  This shows that the medicine is working!!!
When I got off the phone I said to my hubby "Well, I guess I have no excuse anymore why I am fat and lazy....Damn!   He just laughed as he was as happy as I was :)
Thanks for all the good thoughts you forwarded my way :)

Hope you all had a creative Friday :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Chocolate and some Radioactive substance

What is this you may ask yourself.
It is my daughter Ashley's idea of dessert. LOL.
Her boyfriend Tyler had supper here tonight, and this is what she served him for dessert. A chunk of Toblerone with a plop of peanut butter.
Oh yes, I can't forget the blop of peanut butter on the side ;)

Today I had to go for my Muga scan.
It actually was pretty quick. I didn't even get to read a page out of my book.
You know if I forgot a book to read, I would have been there half the day.

 This was my first injection.
I should have taken a photo of the second injection.
The one that came in a steel box with a toxic symbol on it, lol.

I did remember to get the paper saying that I did get this test done if I get stopped at the border.
I heard that this one girl brought her grandfather for this test, then brought him home.
She then drove over the border and the alarms went off. She didn't have the paper work (as she didn't get the procedure) but the radioactive substance was in the vehicle from the grandfather.

 We won't be going over the border for a bit, so I am sure it will out of my system before then.

That is about all to my day today.
I seemed to be glued to the Internet the rest of the day...thank you pinterest and YouTube, lol.

Thankful Thursday:
For medical technology.
For the Internet, even though it is a time sucker.
For my hubby picking me up a couple of cookies when I was at my test.
They picked up subs and know I don't like my subs soggy :)

Hope you had a creative Thursday

Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

He-Art Journal video

I made a video on my He-Art Journal book.

Onto My Day:
I did my morning walk on the treadmill. I could have went outside, but I didn't want my new runners to get dirty ;)
Then I talked on the phone for 1/2 hour and walked around the house. Double the exercise ;)
Wayne had to go to the dentist today. He said our dentist had a new machine that could detect mouth cancer. So I am happy to report that Wayne doesn't have it :)
Thankfully, they have all these machines to detect cancer, I wish they would find a cure for this awful disease.

I received a phone call from the hospital this afternoon to confirm my appointment for my MUGA scan. I didn't receive a date for this test yet, lol.
I know my doctor requested one.
Luckily I don't have a life and am able to make the appointment.
I bet I will get the paperwork in the mail tomorrow, lol.
Just so happens we are crossing the border soon.  I could set off the alarms with the radioactive substance they inject into my veins.when we drive through. So I hope I remember to pick up the papers to explain what I had done.
I would be so embarrassed it they went off. It would be a funny for future stories though ;)

I really didn't do to much today. Unless you think laundry is entertaining ;)
Oh..I did order the new colours of the Copics today...now that is exciting :)

Hope you all had a creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Oh Marilyn, your gorgeous

Yesterday Ashley had to go to the mall and checked out Home Sense.
She took a photo of something she thought I would like and shared it with me when she got home.
Boy my daughter knows me well :)
Isn't she gorgeous :)  She reminds me of Marilyn Monroe.

I was thinking of attaching my ribbon on the bottom to look like her skirt.
Not sure about that idea yet. Tell me what you think.
First, I have to find a place for her as I have no room in my craft/scrap room.
I told hubby that I was going to put her in my sewing room.....but oh wait, I don't have a sewing room ;)

 I needed some new running shoes as well.
The last ones I bought were not very good and I have been wearing them outside.
What I usually do is have one pair for walking outside and one for walking on the treadmill.

Look at that pretty colour :)
I think that beautiful burgundy colour will help me walk farther, don't you

I didn't get to create today, hopefully tomorrow.

Hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, January 23, 2012

A Wreath of Sweetness

I got crafty today :)
I love to do all types of crafts, but lately it has been mainly paper crafting.
Mind you if I think about it, this goes into the paper crafting category as well.
I saw this idea on Katie's blog. I thought it was a perfect solution for my 30+ candy canes I have left over from Christmas.

I only had 16 red and white candy canes, and I noticed that Katie had 18. I do have over 20 peach flavoured ones, they are an orange colour. And 2 green and red ones. But I don't think a peachy heart wreath is that Valentinesy ;)
One of these things is not like the other.
One of these things is kinda the same....are you thinking of Sesame Street and singing along ;)

Not sure where I am going to put it.
I don't think I should put it on a door. I am not sure this will stand up to all the traffic of opening and closing the doors.

Onto My Day:
Did some book work.
Hubby called the insurance company about the hail damage we got back in April. Yes we are a bit behind.....remember my goal to stop procrastinating ;)
I received some happy mail today. I was asked if I would be willing to make a mini album with a kit that this company supplied to me. The mini is so neat and the papers and embellishments are gorgeous.
I will share that when I am done...but have a Christmas one to finish up first.
Girls are all home again tonight :)

Hope you all had a creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

My milkshake brings the boys to the yard....

Yesterday I made Kristy and her boyfriend Blake a milkshake.
I didn't get around to cleaning out the milkshake maker last night.
Ashley wasn't here, so this morning she saw the evidence and asked if I could make her one.

So being the soft hearted mom that I am, I made all the girls one :)
When ever I make or hear the word milkshake, I have to sing that "milkshake" song. It drives my daughters crazy. Hubby just says "Yes, yes it does", lol.

Onto My Day:

Today was a great Sunday.
Television, some YouTube videos and catching up on some blogs :)
Oh y,a and balancing year end ;)
But the best part was everyone was home :)  Even though we are all doing our own thing, I love to know that everyone is here, where they should be.
Plus I love that we are all together for dinner :)

Hope you all had a creative Sunday

Tracy :)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

P365 done, complete, finished. I have the video to prove it.

Video of my Project 365 is up :)
I am elated that I have completed it.
Thought I would share a video of it with you all.
I know it is clean and simple and no extra dodads, but I really do love how it turned out:)

I am hoping to work on this years on a more regular bases.
I will post them at the end of the month or the end of the week.
Fingers crossed ;)

Onto My Day:
Slept in...well actually I lazed in. You know, when you just don't want to get out of bed because it is so warm and cozy in there. And you know it is freezing cold outside.
Hubby bought himself a Mac Book Pro. He thinks when my laptop dies I should get one as well, but everything is different on it, and I don't like change.
We ordered out for supper tonight. I thought I would give Wayne a day off from cooking, lol.  Boy I would make a great husband, lol.

Hope you all had a creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Cricut Hates Me

My Cricut hates me.
It looks all pretty and sweet, but I know it hates me.

How do I know this.
1. Well it never cuts to the size that is says. I have tricked it by using printer paper for test cuts.
2. The paper sometimes lifts off the mat as it cuts. Yes even when I have a new mat.
3. Layering. I won't even go there.
4. Sometimes the cuts don't go all the way through the paper. Stampin' Up paper, that stuff is thick.
5. Sometimes it tears the paper and rips the letters.

I know so many of you are experts in this, but me not so much.
My SIL and I went in on  the first one about 5 yrs ago. And then Hubby and the girls got me the big one for Mother's Day.
I wish some of you lived closer and could do my cutting for me teach me.
I have to be fair to all machines though, if they have a plug in I think they are out to play with my mind.
Ever see Maximum Overdrive, yup that's how I feel :)

But I am happy to say that I totally finished Project 365 for 2011. And I couldn't be more proud and happy that I not only did it, but that I completed it.
Bring on some new crafts......Should I go back and do 2010?
I'm thinking about it.

Onto My Day:
Wayne and I had to do a bit of running around.
Then we went out for lunch....to a sit down restaurant. Applebees :)
I needed some adhesive for my ATG as I was totally out. So off to my LSS. She had so many new stamps. So I have to tell the truth, I broke down and bought 2.
I know I said I wasn't going to buy any new stamps until I used all my older ones first.
But I was thinking of just stamping them out, just so I could buy some new ones anyway, lol.
Sharon and Myra came by for Scrap booking Night.

Hope you all had a creative Friday :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

So close I can taste it

Well the photos are done, the journaling is complete.
Yeah, the hard part is done!!!
I still have to make the cover pocket for each month.
I plan on doing that tomorrow as I have to get out the my dreaded Cricut.
Soooo do you want to see my last pages.....Sure you do ;)

Here is a closer look at my last page.
I left the last pocket for an intro into 2012.

Onto My Day:
Wayne drove Kristy to school. It was -30C (that was without the windchill). Why wouldn't I want him home :)
Then he ran to Canadian Tire to pick up some things. He came home with one (of my many) favourite chocolates. These are hard to find, but Canadian Tire usually has them :)
Right now we are watching old Bon Jovi video's.....God Jon Bon Jovi is hot...just thought I would share ;)

I hope you all had a creative Thursday :)
I am hoping to totally finish my Project 365 and do a video on the completed project.

Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Coming to the home stretch....P365

I thought I would share with you the nest I have made for myself in the living room.
As most of you know, my hubby is off on holidays for quite awhile and he wants me to be with him most of the time.
So I brought up the supplies I needed to catch up on my Project 365, so I can work on it and still spend time with him.

I needed to use his IPad to read my blog, as this is how I keep track of my days. I also need my computer to get my photos off of it. And all the other goodies that go with scrap booking.
Funny thing is this doesn't seem to look as bad as in real life...but then again you are only seeing half of the couch, lol.
 I am now up to December. I am finding by doing this I have come across some things that I had totally forgotten happened, until I read them. I am so happy that I didn't listen to those nay sayer's (Sharon and Kristy) and plunged through and am finishing it off.

Onto My Day:
Hubby drove Kristy to school, so I could get an early start on my Project.
But I had technical difficulties. So when he came home he thought he fixed it by hooking up my laptop to the photo printer. It did work, but it wouldn't print the smaller size that I have been using.
Then later in the day I tried something and got it to work. I swear I saw fireworks I was so elated.

My friend Debbie dropped by for a short visit. A way to short of a visit.
But she was working and just happen to be on this side of town. Don't worry Deb we won't tell you skipped out for 10 minutes ;)

Kristy's friends came by as they needed to do a school project. It was funny as they would be so quiet (surprising I know) and then laugh so hard, I thought someone was going to wet their pants, lol. I love the sound of their laughter.

I hope you all had a very creative Wednesday :)
Oh and for all of you who had asked me what page protectors I am using for my P365. I have no idea, they came with this photo album.
Here is the video I did of my Project when I first started.  It is not a kit, I did it from scratch with some of my old papers.

Tracy :)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Are you Tired of my Project yet?

I am still working like a bat out of hell on my Project 365 for 2011.
I again did have trouble printing up my photos. I think anything to do with technology hates me....it really does.
I would have a photo on my jump drive, but neither of the photo printers would read it.
The only thing I have come up with is, I can't get photos off of face book, even though I did grab some from Wayne's page and it worked.
So I have NO idea.
But with all those problems aside, I am at the month of October.

I have to still make my Month title pockets, but I will do them at the same time as I am going to use my cricut to cut the letters.
I like this page because everything is nice and neat.
The pictures are the same size and so are the journaling spots.

Onto My Day:
Wayne drove Kristy to school so I could work on my P365.
Yup, I pretty much sat on my butt all day catching up on my P365, and listening to Wayne's video game.
Oh, I also made a reservation for a cabin that my friend, Deb and I are going to in February. We usually go in August. But she said she needed a creative get away.
She didn't have to ask me twice.
I just had to make sure this was an extra creative getaway. There was no way I wanted to give up the one we go on in the Summer.
We all know I am more of a summer person, then a winter person.
Ohhhhh creating all day in your jammies....now that sounds like heaven to me :)

Proud Tuesday:
So close to be completed my Project 365.
yup that's about it.

So what have you done today to make you feel proud?

Tracy :)

Monday, January 16, 2012

P365 back on track

I don't know what has been happening to blogger lately but it is having some troubles. Then I get on here to post and it has all changed around. I don't like change, especially if it has to do with technical stuff.

I have been working like a mad woman on my Project 365 all day today.
Hubby and I went out early this morning and picked up some more ink and paper for my printer.
So that is what I have been doing all day. I am now at the end of August.
I will complete it by the end of the week... I sure hope I didn't jinx myself.
Everyone was asking about my new printer.
Here it is. It is a Canon Selphy CP800.
My hubby picked it out, as he does with all my computer gadget things.
I really like it. What that really means is that it is easy enough for me to use ;)

I have been using my SIL's Epson Picture Mate that she purchased many years ago. Actually we can't even get the refills in town anymore, I get them for her when we go to the States.
I will give you the pros and cons about my new photo printer.
Now for the record I can only compare it to my SIL's.
1. It is tiny enough for me to take wherever I want. You know I do a lot of my scrap booking at our camp so this is perfect for that.
2. It seems to read my jump drive better then the Canon. Sometimes the other one doesn't read all of my photos.
3. It does so many different sizes of photos. They all have to fit on the standard 4x6 sheet of photo paper.
4. The images are crisp and clear.
1. You have to use their special paper. Which is longer at either end. It is perforated and you just tear it off. But this means that you can't use any extra photo paper.
2. You only get how many prints that you have paper. The Epson's ink cartridge went way further than the paper that came with it. So you could just buy more paper and use the ink until it ran out.
Just thought I would share my opinion on my newest purchase. No I don't get anything for sharing this info. Just thought I would pass it along :)

Funny story:
Hubby made homemade soup and I threw some buns in the oven.
Ashley comes home to the table full of Beef Barely soup, perogies, salad and hot buns out of the oven.
Ashley takes a bun and says to me "Pillsbury"?
I look at her shocked. "No, I kneaded this dough with my own hands".
She smirks.
Then Kristy pipes in with "It would have been more believable mom if you had said I had made them".
Then Ashley says "I was thinking the same thing".
Wheres the love I ask, wheres the love, lol.

Hope you all had a creative Monday:)
I did, even though I have nothing creative to share with you all today.

Tracy :)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project 365 comes to a dead stop

I am so frustrated.
I was going good on my Project 365. Worked on it all day and night last night.
Then worked on it all day and into the evening and then....the photo printer wouldn't read my jump drive!!
I was using my SIL's as I am more familiar with it. So I decided to use my photo printer, well it had one sheet of paper and no ink left. It only came with 5 sheets :(
So my project is on hold until I can get more ink or go to the photo lab and get them printed.

Today Wayne was playing some Zombie Killing game.
So I heard lots of gun fire, lots of zombie moaning and groaning.
I loved it, teehee.

So we figured we need these for when the Zombie Apocalypse does happen, lol.
These are actual bullets. We had a good laugh over these.

Hope you all had a creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, January 14, 2012

P365....still working on it

This is a short post as I have been working on my P365.....from last year.
I am still determined to finish last years.
I still want to do one for 2010.....Okay that may be pushing it.

I found this on Pinterest .
Every time we go on a trip and I see those machines that you put in a penny and a buck or two. Then the machine flattens your penny with a symbol of your choice on it.
Well anyway, I do have quite a few of these, as not only do I get one for me, I get one for my girls as well.
Not sure if I would actually wear this, but love the idea of using these in a new way besides puttting them in a scrapbook :)

Like I said I have been catching up on my P365 from last year...I am at the end of June.
It takes me a full day to do a month. But then again I have to wander around the house, and check out to see what every one else is up to.
Check the Internet, you know someone just might have a very important message for me, lol.
Hoping tomorrow I will get so much more completed.

Last night was scrap booking night.
When Sharon and I went to go and pick up (my hot chocolate, her coffee). I asked her if we were going to Tim Holtz or Robins Donuts, lol.
She just asked me did you say Tim Holtz?
Oops I meant Tim Hortons, lol.

Hope you all had a creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, January 13, 2012

First Layout of the Year

It should actually read "My 1st Layout IN a Year"
I know, how bad eh?
I haven't done a layout in one whole year.
But I love how this one turned out.
It took me all evening to do, and I even worked off a layout I had seen in a magazine.
I don't know which magazine, as I cut them up and put them in a note books over the years.

 I used white card stock and stamped the swirls in red and the sentiment in black.
Inked the edges of everything...but I am sure you already knew that, lol.
The orb above the girls heads are from my chicken light above my desk, its not in the actual photo.
Those photo corners are velour :)  My SIL Sharon bought me a kit that had them included.

 These strips of paper I cut to varying widths and inked them with black ink.
I really wish the photos turned out better as it looks so much better in person.
So happy with how it turned out.

This was so new to me as I always scrapbook double page layouts.
I am going to have a matching page to this one though.
I was going to do our Christmas photo shoot, but all the photos look a bit yellowy.
Funny as hubby used his big boy camera and the photo in this layout was taken with my tiny point a shoot camera :)
See you don't need a big expensive camera to play with the big boys, lol.

Onto My Day:
Went to see my Cardiologist today.
I have a 40% injection fraction to the left part of my heart.....I had 30% back in 2004, so that is an improvement anyway :)
Iron is non-existent...that's nothing new, lol.
I was so nervous to see him, but now I feel so relieved that I did.

Hubby and I did some errands.
Then we went to Boston Pizza for lunch. We had some coupons for a free lunch.
So Wayne got a personal pizza and I got Chicken Alfredo.
Funny thing was the coupons were for us to have a free lunch each, but we still had to pay $11.00 for our pops and my meal was a bit more then the average lunch meal.
LOL, I guess its true, nothing if life is free ;)
Sharon came by for scrapbooking tonight :)

Hope you all had a creative Friday.......tomorrow is sleep in day :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thank You...its more than a Card.

Yup this sentiment says it all...
I have to send Many Thank You cards out.
This card came together surprisingly quick. Nothing I make comes out quickly, lol.
This stamp is from the $1.50 bin. I bought it a while ago.
Used my distress ink to stamp it and lightly changed the colour of the paper with the same ink.
Backed it with some cardstock, cut with my Nesties.
Pattern paper to the base and called it a day.

 Oh ya and I used this tape for a embellishment.
Not sure where I got this from..it may have even been from the dollar store?

 The inside of my card.
Are you getting tired of me using recipe cards for the inside of my cards?
Ya, well to bad, lol. I love them, teehee.

I have been getting a lot of questions lately from young or newer women asking me questions about this craft we love so much.
Hubby calls me the Ann Landers of the crafting world, lol.
I love to answer their questions...even though I don't know all the answers.
But the question I get the most is how expensive this craft is.
But honestly it doesn't have to be. Plus most of the ones they are watching have been crafting for years, they have built up their supplies.

I have always created. But when I  started scrapbooking (in the way it is know today), I had a plastic template I bought when I was in public school. I made the rest myself with what ever I could find.
Trace shapes by using dishes or against the window....free.
Use what you have, reuse mailings that come in the mail...free.
Use envelopes that you get at the bank....free.
Use pop tabs, milk tabs....free
Cut out your Christmas cards you received from Christmas....free
Left over wrapping paper./..free.
Colour string with markers.
These are just ones that I came up with in a mere few seconds.
Sure it can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be.
We don't need all the latest and greatest of supplies...in 5 or 10 yrs no one is going to know what was "in" at the time. Nor will they care.
Just do what you love.

Thankful Thursday:
Hubby bought me a teeny tiny photo printer for my P365 for this year.
Made a Thank You card
Didn't have to cook supper again ;)  Thanks Wayne ;)
I did get a good night sleep last night :)
Sticking to my one pop a day for this week
Good blogging friends who leave me sweet messages that bring tears to my eyes. Thank you so much, I wish nothing but the best for you kind hearted ladies.

Hope you all had a creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

By George I think I got it ;)

Guess what I did?
Made another book mark.
I am on a mission to find the perfect book mark that suits Heathers specific needs, lol.
I think I did it :)

I used the graphic 45 paper.
Cut a piece at 9"x 1.5" and scored it in the middle.
Added very thin magnets on the ends and voila......time to embellish.

 Then you sandwich the page in between the pattern paper with the magnets.
The embellishments that I added where just papers that I cut out and glued flat...remember to keep it as flat as possible, no matter how much you want to add flowers to it ;)

Here is where I got the idea for this book mark.
Lynne and I went to the Heart & Stroke foundation to pick up our tickets for the Scrap for Heart Crop.
I asked for some information and she gave us all kinds of brochures and these cool book marks (shown below).
When I saw them I got excited and told them, I can make these.
The lady said...why would you make them you can take as many as you want.
Lynne and I looked at each other then turned to her and said...We are scrapbookers that's why, lol.

Onto My Day:
Drove Kristy to school.
Took a shower. I still like my hair, you know how sometimes you don't like it as much the next day ;)  Lynne and I went to pick up our tickets and our friends tickets.
Washed laundry....lots of laundry.
I was so tired I was almost walking into walls, so went into Kristy's bed for a nap as my sheets to my bed were in the wash :)
Then Kristy texted me as I was almost asleep. Then she did it again.
Then Ashley came home a bit early for lunch.
Finally when I did get to sleep, I was down and out for the count for about an hour and a half.
I had a crappy sleep last night..my stomach hurt and hubby snored, so I think I only slept for a couple of hours at a time.
Hubby didn't cook supper, so I ran to Subway to pick up supper....its the healthiest of the take outs :)

Off to bed soon, as even though I had a massive nap today, I could hit the hay at any moment.

Hope you all had a creative Wednesday :)

I was checking out some blogs tonight and blogger won't let me leave comments. the screen is blank when I go to comment....so if you don't hear from me I will check you all out tomorrow.

Tracy :)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

An envelope? And a Pity party

I was planning to make one of these for my daughter Heather....do you know what it is?

 I embossed the outline of the image and coloured it in with my Copics.

 It is a book mark...a corner book mark to be exact.
I have been thinking of a way to make a book mark for my daughter Heather.
She is very particular in how she picks out her books and how she handles them.
I don't know how she does it, but after she has finished reading a book you can't even tell she had read it.
She has scolded me a few times for using the wrong type of book mark or putting it deep into the book to close to the spine.....yup she is worse then me, lol.

So I checked YouTube and found some cool origami style ones.
But I thought they would be to bulky for Heather's taste.
So I made this out of an envelope, yup you guessed it, the same ones you get in the mail to mail your payments in.
I was all pleased with myself, only for her to tell me its still to thick.
So she will continue to use the ghost cut out that I had laminated.
I will save this one for me....but not when I borrow one of her books ;)

LOL, I just read this book page, maybe I should have picked a different page, lol.
It is from the last book in the series of the Hunger Games....it really is a great series.

If you were here for the crafts you may want to skip this next part and ignore the rest of this post.
I have been feeling not myself for a couple of years.
Some say its from my dads passing, but I really don't think so.
For one thing some of my health issues are in full force and it is getting me angry.

I am not one to roll over and take it as it comes, I am one to put on the gloves and go in fighting.
But right now, I am feeling fightless. Tomorrow may be a different day.
So I thought I will change the things that I can.
So today Heather and I went for a hair cut. I haven't cut my hair in 2 years......hey, maybe that was my problem, lol.
I got about 8.5 inches cut off my hair and also some bangs.
Of course when I woke up this morning I had a great hair day, lol.
My new cut ;)

I am planning on getting some new clothes that are comfy, yet stylish.
And lastly I am starting my walking again, eating healthier and quitting my Coca-cola.
I know these things are not going to cure me, but hopefully it will help with my funked-up state of mind and body.
One thing I am happy about....my cardiologist is back to practicing. He is only taking a limited amount of patients and is taking it slow. I have a appointment with him this Friday.
So I had the joy of sitting, waiting (for over an hour) to get my blood work done this morning. Of course I forgot to bring a book to read.

Proud Tuesday:
Got a new Do that I am liking so far.
That I didn't have to make supper again today :)
Filled up Ashley's washer fluid in the jeep

What did you do to make you feel proud?

Hope you all had a creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Bunny Book Mark

I made this quick book mark for a very nice lady.
Just before Christmas I unexpectedly received a book mark from Cathy, 55Catty :)
Wasn't that so sweet of her.
So I decided to make her one.

 I had this sticker and thought it was perfect for a book mark :)
Then I added a charm to the chenille fiber.

 I coloured this little cutie.

 On the back of the book mark I added (you guessed it) a recipe card, I thought she could record the books she had read or books she wants to read.

Onto My Day:
Mailed some parcels.
Picked up Kristy's ring. I made Wayne park at the far end of the mall, so I could get in a little walk to pick up Kristy's ring on the other side. Ya, Wayne waited for me in the jeep....slacker.
Then came home and spent most of the day looking for a book. I was really getting frustrated as I had just seen it.
I finally did find it. But I really do need to have a place for everything and put it in its place when I am done ;)
Oh ya, I spent the rest of my day looking through Pinterest...thank you Ashley, teehee.

Hope you had a creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Pinterest...I caved

My daughter talked me into opening Pinterest account.

I have been toying with the idea of opening an account, but I already spend to much time on the Internet.
I love to check out every ones boards.
But never wanted to start one up as it was just something else for me to organize, lol.
I do love to organize though.

I do check the pages like I said, and love seeing what everyone is creating and I enjoy reading the quotes and laughing at the funny ones.
So I took the plunge and started my own.

Onto My Day:
Wayne woke up early and made pancakes for the family breakfast.
Lazed around most of the day....I didn't even do any colouring today :(
I did do a tad of crafting though :)
Girls ran to Subway and picked us up some supper....its the healthier take out :)

I will share it on here, once I get the hang of it and pin some more :)
I won't leave you hanging her is my daughter Ashley's Pinterest account (she just started hers today). I love how she personalized her boards with her  "A" symbol she designed for herself.
If you have a Pinterest I would love if you would share it in the comments so I can check you out ;)

Hope you all had a creative Sunday :)


Saturday, January 7, 2012

Thank you card

One image closer to getting some new stamps ;)
I have so many "Thank You" cards to make and this image is perfect. It had the sentiment with the image.
This is a deep purple colour, but its not showing up as deep on the photo.
I coloured the image with Copics.

I was planning on doing more colouring today (actually I was planning on doing a lot of crafty things today) but I couldn't find my Memento ink.
But I finally found it tonight.
I was in a rush to clean up my scrap/craft room last night when Sharon was coming over, so I put it in a basket and put it else where. Isn't it frustrating when you can't find what you are looking for.

Onto My Day:
Ashley and I went out this afternoon.
We had to return a gift that didn't work how she thought it would.
When we were in the store the clerk was showing a new nail polish. You applied it, then the cap of the bottle has a magnet in it. So you would hold the cap above your nail for 5 seconds and then the polish would seperate and it looked like stripes. It was so cool.

Blake and Tyler were over for supper tonight. I made supper tonight ;)
I took down the tree and I think I put away all the decorations. I always find something I forgot to put away :)

I hope you all had a creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)