Thursday, May 10, 2018

Happy Mother's Day Cards.

I was gifted some beautiful papers by a Canadian Company called "Paper-Garden.ca"
They are also hosting a fun "Mother's Day card challenge"(click the link to check out everyone's cards)...you can vote on your favourite card...but with me being in true procrastinator fashion, I made my cards the last day of the challenge.
I wanted to use this beautiful shimmery cardstock for my card.
I also used this cute image from Redonkulous Designs now named Redonkadoodles Designs and coloured it up with my Copic markers.






















Here is the cardstocks that Paper-Garden.ca sent me.
Look at all of those pretty colours 💗
I wish you could see the shimmer in some of these papers.
They are all different paper weights. From really thick cardstock to very thin.

















I wanted my grandson Sawyer to make his mommy a handmade card.....you know, start them when they are young, teehee.

















I cut the base of the card out of the white thick cardstock, as well as the card front.
I then cut a heart shape out with my cricut to use as a mask.

















Here is Sawyer and I making the card.
I put an old hair dying t-shirt on him so he wouldn't get his clothes dirty...but I should have had one on too, as he kept grabbing onto me, lol.
I found out Sawyer is like his grandma Tracy...he doesn't like dirty hands, lol.






















What I wanted to do with this card was to have Sawyer put his finger prints all over the card.
But with him not liking dirty fingers...we only got a few fingerprints and then just used the Tim Holtz paint daubers to add the rest of the colour.























After adding the colour, I took the mask off of the card front to reveal the heart center.






















I searched for a Mother's Day stamp in my never-ending stash..but I could not find one.
That was until I made the Mother and Son card above and found that one on one of my Julie Nutting Prima Doll stamps....but I think the "I love you" works just as well.






















Here is the inside of Sawyer's Mother's Day card.
I figured we might as well use the heart mask inside of the card...and if I would have saw that stamp that was right in front of my face, I would have used that instead of my messy hand writing.

I am entering these cards in the following challenges.
Paper-Garden's Mother's Day challenge
Papercraft Business Challenge #6

If you are looking for some Mother's Day card inspiration, go and check out the other ladies that participated in these challenges :)

Have a Creative Day.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Sister's Ever So Sweet

Can you believe I created this layout a few years ago and haven't shared it yet!!
I have a journal that I check which videos I have edited, finalized and uploaded...I had not uploaded this one and I recorded exactly a year ago.
I thought I may have posted it here as I had my photo's watermarked...but nope, couldn't find it, lol.
So here it is....











This layout is of my 3 beautiful, loving and funny daughters.
I used this gorgeous Recollections "Union Square" papers.
I did a bit of stamping on the papers just for a little bit of an extra touch.






















My daughter Ashley was doing a photo shoot of her and her sisters and these were the out-takes....which I thought were so fun and so them!
I added a paper doily that I inked up with some distress ink as well as the tag I inked and stamped.






















I stamped the letters for "LOVE" and then inked the papers as well as back them in the brown cardstock.






















With this being a Winter layout, I love the added touch of these snowflake charms.






















I added some twine as well as stamped the pink hearts on the tag.
I also added this oh so pretty "Sisters forever" chipboard piece on the tag.






















Here is my video with a bit more detail on this layout.
If you would like to watch this video on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"


Thank you all for visiting me today and I hope you all have a very Creative Day.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Monday, May 7, 2018

International Scrapbooking Day

This past Saturday was International Scrapbooking Day!!
I planned on just staying at home in my PJ's and crafting all day.
So I figured I'd invite anyone who wanted to, to drop by and craft with me.
Not thinking anyone would come by as we enjoyed my Friday Night Scrapbooking the night before.

















I knew my friend Lynne would be there, as she (like me) is always game for spending crafty time together :)
So when I heard that 6 (I didn't get a photo of my friend Ingrid) other of my friends were going to come by, I was excited and decided to change out of my pj's and into some pants, lol.

















My daughter went out and picked up some munchies for us and Myra brought us some persians...yummm,

















And we can't forget my drink of choice 💗


















I even completed a project!!!!























How did you spend International Scrapbooking Day?

Tracy 💗💗💗

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Happiness Art Journal page

 I have a couple of groups of friends that enjoy art journaling.
This group is new to art journaling and wanted to do some challenges.
My friend Lynne was the first one to pick our challenge and she decided on using a magazine and the word "Happiness"

I had no idea what I was going to do.
For one thing, I don't have any magazines...but I found a catalogue in the recycles 😉



















I found these clocks in the flyer (catalogue) so decided to use them somehow.
As I was about to fall asleep, I came up with the saying "Happiness is Spending Time doing what you Love".
Now to figure out the rest of the page.























I knew I wanted to go more with the monochromatic look as my last page was so bright.
I started with spitzing my background with 2 different coloured browns and then used a stencil to ink the faint clock faces in the background.
I also cut some of these Tim Holtz clock dies out of black cardstock.
The girl was from a card I had made and given away years ago...I just did a copy of it from a photo of the card I took back then.
I then fussy cut the girl out and used her on the page.

















Here is better close up look of the background.
I printed the quote up on my printer and then spritzed it with some ink sprays and inked around the edges with the same black Dylusions paint as I used on the whole page edges.

I thought I would share everyone's take on this challenge :)
I love that we each took it in a different direction.





















I also did a process video with more detail.
If you would like to watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"



Thank you all so much for visiting me today.
I hope you all have a very Creative day.

Tracy 💗💗💗

Thursday, May 3, 2018

How to Make a Sofa Table

Like many of you, I like to create all over the house...especially in the living room when my husband and I watch a movie.
I was lacking some good lighting, so thought I would make a sofa table to put a lamp on.
I do many types of crafts and dabble in wood working as well :)






















I made this back in 2016, but forgot to upload my video or a post on it...so here it is ;)
I picked up 1"x10" knotty pine boards and got to cutting.
I measured my couch to get the length I wanted for the table top, which I cut as 5'
I cut 3 legs at 32" each, as this is a little lower than the height of our couch.






















I used these brackets to attach the legs to the underside of the top.
It is so sturdy!!
My daughter was actually standing on it, and it didn't budge.

















Here is a bird's eye view of the Sofa Table in place behind our couch.






















I also attached a power bar on the side to keep my chargers and lamp plugged in.






















It turned out perfectly as I like that you can't see it behind the couch.

















We have since purchased a new couch since I have made this...here it is behind our new couch :)

















I made a video on how I put this Sofa Table together if you wanted to make your own :)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel....just click the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"


Thank you for visiting me today and I hope you all have a Creative Day :)

Tracy 💗💗💗

Sunday, April 29, 2018

The Magic of Movies tag swap

My friend Stephanie and I have been doing art journal challenges for each other for a couple of years on and off now.
This is the second tag swap that I have participated in with her and her friends.
The theme for this tag swap was "The Magic of the Movies"
As many know I love scary, horror and Zombie movies....but figuring not everyone likes those types of movies...I went with a general movie theme.






















I stamped these tickets from the Tim Holtz stamp collection on the same paper as the tag itself and then fussy cut them out.
I also stamped the word background because I thought the text looked like those old time theatre posters.
If you look closely I added some of Vicki Boutin's iridescent glaze under the black film strip.
I used a piece of the discarded black film strip as as stencil to use with the glaze.






















The black film strip was punched out with a mini punch, that was put in a border gadget (like a border punch type of thing) where the paper is moved with each punch.
There is an acetate film strip, by Tim Holtz, which I stapled on top of the black film strip.






















I had fun playing with my mixed mediums.
If you look at the bottom corner of the tag I used Inkagold with a stencil to look like a film reel.






















In this photo below, you can see the Glaze I used with the stencil I made.
I also used washi tape.






















Here are the ladies that did the swap this time.
I am the one in the burgundy Stephanie is the one holding her selfie stick :)

















Only 3 of us were in this swap this time.
Me Stephanie and her mom Louann.
Mt tag is on the left, Stephanie's (The Littlest Mermaid inspired) is the center and Louann's is on the right.
They all turned out so beautiful and unique.
















Oh look!!!
I did a video of my tag...not only to share more of this tag with you, but I also did a process video on how I created it.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"


Thank you all for visiting me today and I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy 💗💗💗

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Art Journal Travel Kit

I put together a little Art Journal Travel Kit a while ago, but haven't shared it yet.
I took this plastic chocolate box my daughter gave me. I like it as the lid was clear so I could see in it.
I also used a Smashbook elastic to hold it together better, so I could just throw this in my bag and not worry about anything falling out.















 I wanted to put my Dylusions paints in here, but the containers they come in are to big for me to put them in here as well as the other products I wanted to fit in.
I wanted this to be compact, but I also wanted to bring all of colours with me.

















How I rectified this was to go and pick up these small containers from the dollar store and put some paint in each container.
The lids snap tightly closed and I can see which colour is which.
They are also small enough that I was able to pack all of my colours in my travel kit.
















The next product I wanted to bring with me is my molding paste or embossing paste.
Again, the container is to big for my container.
So I purchased (once again from the dollar store) a bit bigger snap lid container for this.

















I think I would use more embossing paste than the paints, so that is why I have it in a bigger container.
Plus I can always refill it when it gets low.

This mini Travel kit has the essentials.
I have a container that this one fits in where I can add stencils, stamps and such.
I have an inner kit with my necessities and then a outer kit for when I have a certain project in mind --What I keep in my Inner Permanent Kit--: * Dylusions paints *molding paste (or embossing paste) *spatula *Distress water crayons *A water spritzer *paint brush *Black marker for doodling *baby wipes --What I put in my Outer Project Kit--: (this one changes depending on the page I am working on) *Stencils *texture stamps
*decorative napkins *Archival Ink *as it won't smear *paper towel *resist pad for messes



I did this video for a more indepth look into my Art Journal Travel Kit.
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, just click the link "Tracy's Treasures 24"

I hope this helps anyone who would like to Art Journal on the go!!!
Have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy 💗💗💗