Sunday, December 25, 2016

Season's Greetings

Wishing you all a Very Happy Holiday

I hope you all enjoyed spending time with your family and friends.
Here I am reading "Twas the Night Before Christmas" to Sawyer like I did for my daughters so many years ago.

Season's Greetings from my grandson Sawyer and I :)
As my daughter was taping this message I saw my son in law walking up the I had to make it quick as I didn't want to have an audience, lol.

Tracy :)

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

And here is Sawyer

Sawyer made his video debut on my YouTube channel :)

Here's Sawyer
If you would rather watch the video on my YouTube channel, just click the link :)
"Tracy's Treasures24"

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

My Walk About

It snowed the other day and I wanted to take in all of the beauty around me.
I am lucky enough to live in such a beautiful country.
I am also lucky to live in an area that has the conveniences of the city but close enough to the country to be able to see and have nature all around me.

I took out my "Big Boy" camera....he has been in my camera bag far to long.
Just a side note, I still shoot in auto mode as I am to lazy to learn how to use it in manual, lol.
Also these photos look like they are in black and white....nope, it was an over cast day, but still was beautiful.

This is a shot through our back fence to the bush behind our yard....which I have found a family of deer a time or two.

I think the birdbath is a bit frozen over.
As my daughter joked...the birds can skate on it, teehee.

Here is a trail behind our house.
Where does it lead to?
The which our (not to smart) city took down the play structure BEFORE summer and didn't put up any other play structure for the kids in the neighbourhood.

More trees behind our yard.

Oh look some colour, teehee.
Yard decor I haven't yet put away for the winter.

I keep my garden angel up all year round.
I like the aged look it has taken on.

Looking at my yard pictures, I noticed I didn't put any of my yard decor away, lol.

One last photo of the trees.
So beautiful.

As much as I love the look of snow, I don't like the cold weather that comes with it.
Can you believe that it rained the next day and all the snow melted...except for the huge snowbank beside our driveway.
But don't worry, after the rain, the snow came again.

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, December 5, 2016

I See a journal page

I made a new friend.....I love making friends who also love to create :)
I met my new friend, Stephanie, at the Crop & Create event.
Another friend Caroline, who I had met a couple years earlier through our blogs and met for the first time in person at a Crop & Create event, pointed out that Stephanie did art journaling.
Being the shy person that I am, I went up to her (with my other friend Debbie) and started chatting about art journaling.
She wanted to see our journals, so Debbie and I brought them the next day.

Fast forward to last month when Stephanie contacted me to see if I wanted to do an art journal challenge with her.
Of course I am always game, so that is what we did.
Our theme was a Fall (or what we like about Fall)
Here is my page.

I adhered  printed tissue paper to the background.
I then added dylusions paints to the background.
Stamped and then heat embossed (with white embossing poweder) the dandelions and their fluff.
I am a bit anal on how my words come out, so I first stamped it on white tissue paper.
I then added some white dylusions paint and then adhered the tissue paper with the sentiment on it, to the white part of the background.
Lastly I inked the edges of the pages with distress ink in black soot and doodled around the pages with a white gel pen.

Here is Stephanie's page
I have noticed in Stephanies books, she likes to add lots of dimension to her pages.
Here she painted the background and added lots of beautiful leaves to her page like a border.
She also used some embossing paste here and there.
Then she coloured up some cute Crazy birds and stamped her sentiment.
I really wish I could be as freeing as she is with her stamping.

Here are both Stephanie's and my pages together.

Here are our journals together.
If you are wondering mine is the thin skinny journal, lol.
I am looking forward to the day that my journal is as chunky as Stephanie's.

We have a new challenged lined up for this month.
Looking forward to our Tim Horton's meet up to share our next pages :)

I hope you all have a very creative day :)

Tracy :)