Friday, September 14, 2018

Thank you & Happy Day Cards

I have this really pretty paper that I was saving.
That was until my daughter used it for her 8x8 album she makes for her boyfriend every year.
When I saw that she had cut into it, I swear I was hiding my emotions really well....then she said, you were saving this paper weren't you.
Yes, I wear my emotions on my sleeve, lol.
But in all honesty, I am glad she cut into it, as who's to say when I would...or if I ever would.

So it gave me a reason to make a couple of pretty cards with the left over pieces....considering she used both of them, lol.
I made this "Thank You" card.
Such a simple yet pretty card, I let the paper do all of the work.
The sentiment is from an old Studio G ditto stamp set.

And because I had another pretty piece of paper, I also stamped "Happy Day" from the same stamp set for an upcoming birthday card I need.

Because there was a tad more pattern on this sheet of paper I used them for the insides of the cards where I can write a sentiment to the recipient or stamp one.

The inside to the second card.

Here are both of the cards together.
See the pretty copper or rose gold foil on pretty.
So simple, pretty paper backed onto some grey cardstock and mounted on the card!

I needed to use my Tim Holtz travel sized Stamp Platform, as I stamped it 3 times to get the ink a nice crisp black that I wanted.
It was only the second time using this tool and I got it marked up...I feel like I ruined it and cried to a friend via text about I knew she would understand, lol.

My friend suggested to use nail polish remover, but she said it dulled the shine on hers.
Another friend had read to use a Magic Eraser..but I know from using that on my floor that it takes the finish off.
I didn't want to lose the shine, so figured I would just live with it.
At least it is straight and a happy sentiment, lol.
Turns out I wiped it off with hand sanitizer!!!!

I have been AWAL most of the summer due to cottage time and enjoying the outdoors.
But decided to link up my to a challenge on these cards..I'm hoping to do more in the future :)
I have linked up with "Paper Business Papercraft Challenge #10" Anything Goes with the option of Thank You.

I hope you all have a very Creative Day
Tracy 💗💗💗

Thursday, September 13, 2018

One Good Friend...Art Journal page

I have a few groups of friends that are into art journaling and we give out challenges to keep us motivated to try new things.
This is our 5th challenge and my friend Lynne chose the theme this time.
It was to use circles, your favourite colour and some type of texture.

Here is my take on the challenge:

Again I used some of my girl images these ones are from the Prima line by Julie Nutting.
If you know me then you know my favourite colour is burgundy.

I had so much fun with this background.
I started by adding gesso to my page and then adding some colour with Vicki Boutin art crayons.
One of the things I really love about Vicki's crayons is that there is no can use the whole crayon right up to the tiniest piece and the wrapper is just that...a paper wrapper that can be recycled!
And of course there are some beautiful colours.

Because I used gesso first, I was able to wipe some colour away to give a pattern to my page.
I used this mini circle stencil and with a baby wipe on top of it, I wiped the colour away...pretty cool eh?!
And see these glossy darker circles??
I used (again) Vicki Boutin's iridescent glaze and added a bit of the art crayon to add some colour to the glaze for my texture.
This is the same colour I used on the background...but the colour is more vibrant.

I then used an empty paper loo roll dipped into black paint to get my black circles around the glazed circles and the did some splatters with the paint, which I watered down a bit.
The sentiment I printed on my computer and cut to size.

For the dolls I just used some pencil crayons to colour them up and used some pretty pattern paper and fussy cut out their dresses.

There you have it my completed art journal page for our challenge.
I am pretty impressed that I remember all of my steps as I had made this page on the May Long weekend at my friend Sharon's camp :)
Oh yes, and the grass is some washi tape.

Here is everyone's take on this challenge.
I know I say it every time, but I just love how all of our pages are so different even though we all follow the same challenge.

I hope you all enjoyed a peek into my art journal, and I hope you all have a very creative day.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Welcome to the World Dawson

I am so over the moon happy to announce the birth of my second grandson Dawson!!

He decided to come 2 weeks early.
My husband and I were at camp and my daughter was texting me all through the night about if she was going into labour or not.
As it was at night it was way to dangerous for us to drive the 2 hours home.
So first thing in the morning I told my husband we need to get back to town, as Ashley is going to be having this baby today.

Sure enough, we were in the labour and delivery waiting room when we get a text "Baby is Here!!"
Talk about perfect timing!!!
This was the quickest drive home from camp ever!!!!

Here we are Grandpa and Grandma for the second time and we are just as excited as we were when Sawyer was born.

He is perfect and just so adorable.
If you are wondering...big brother Sawyer has taken to Dawson wonderfully 💕

I just can't get enough of these 2 little sweeties 💗

Tracy 💗💗💗