Friday, August 29, 2014

Thanks card

It seems like forever since I have shared something creative here on my blog.
So today I will share with you this card I made this week :)





















I had received a wonderful package from Kathy of Canadianscrappergirl from YouTube, back in February and wanted to make her a card.
I told you I am always late and such a bad procrastinator, lol.

Besides the card base, everything on this card came from the winnings from her giveaway.
Oh I did use my label maker for the "Thanks" as I didn't bring letter stamp sets with me.
Can you believe this card took me the whole day (in-between walks) to make.
I am the slowest scrapbooker/card maker on the planet ;)

My plans for today, were to work on a card challenge and to, not only work on Tim's Tag for this month, but also for last month.
I feel like such a slacker :(

I think the late nights from early this week (I was up before 8:00am and bed after 2:30am) are getting to me.
I may be off for a wee nap on this rainy day.

I hope you all had a very Creative Day today :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Back to Reality

Last day of our Creative Getaway :(
Actually we weren't creative at all, we had to check out by 11:00, so we sat out on the deck and enjoyed the sun and the view.
This photo was taken from the deck.

















Here is a closer look at this adorable cottage.
It is so cute.
I love the shutters and of course the hot tun set up on the lower part of the deck.
Debbie and I had figured that we have come to Mink Mountain for the last 5 years, and we have stayed in this cottage 2 of those.

















I have to say, the Creative Getaway did get my creative ideas going.
Actually my creative ideas never stop coming, but now I have the urge to try and do them all ;)
So I am going to make time in my days to get some of my projects and ideas completed.


I hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Creative Getaway-Day 3. Hiking friends.

Today was another awesome day :).
We did a couple of hikes, but decided to forgo our evening walk to do some serious creating.
Here is Debbie climbing up the rocky part of the mountain. 
We wanted to check inside this cave. 

I can picture I bear hibernating in here. 
I couldn't see inside as it was so dark, so used my flashlight app on my iPhone. 
It could have been a big mistake as I think it was a bat cave. Not Batman's cave either. I wasn't going to wait around for him as those little bats don't like light and I wanted to get out of there. 
I think behind that smile, I'm saying "Hurry up and take your f'ing picture" 
But we did take some more relaxed photos :) 

We have hiked these trails every year we have been coming up, which we figured to be 5 years. 

Beautiful isn't it. 
This year we only did the one trail. 
We were a bit disappointed as we couldn't go to the end because there were too many fallen trees we couldn't climb over :(. 

Off to make a couple more cards. 
Hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :) 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Creative Getaway Day 2. Hiking

Debbie and I did quite a bit of walking.
I have to say I did more walking than creating today. 
Why do I look like I'm always confused in selfies?  Lol.
Debbie's friend told her that there was a nice trail to hike just before the border. 

So we decided to give it a try. It was well worth it.
Look at this beautiful waterfall. 
It is named High Falls.
I was impressed with the trail and how well it was posted to which trail you wanted to hike. 

Look at this old chimney. 

It is what remains of a 1930's resort lodge. 
I was undecided about bringing my "Big Boy" camera, so left it at home. I should have brought it. But did try to be creative with my iPhone angle ;) 

Love the texture. 
Here our U.S neighbours. 

The Pigeon River is what seperates Canada and the USA. 
I must get creating now. 

I don't think one card is being constructive.  But first I have to try Debbie's nacho dip ;) 
Hope you all had a Creative Day. 

Tracy :) 

Monday, August 25, 2014

Creative Getaway Day 1

Made it safe and sound with all craft supplies intact.
We will be enjoying this view for most of the week. Even on this overcast day, it's still gorgeous.
I will be spending this creative week with my beautiful friend Debbie. 

Isn't she cute :) 
Besides hiking, creating, eating too much unhealthy foods and soaking in the hot tub. I am sure we will be relaxing and enjoying the view with a book in hand. 

Night time selfie in the hot tub ;) 

Got to get back to playing with paper. 
I hope you all had a Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

I am sure most of you have heard of the ALS Ice bucket challenge.
Well I was nominated by my lovely daughter Kristy to do it.








Here is my video of the challenge ;)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel, click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"Now I'm not the only one in my family that was nominated to do this.
It all started when Ashley's friend Lisa had nominated her.


Then Ashley nominated her fiancé Tyler, Kristy and Kristy's boyfriend Blake.
She said she forgot to nominate me, so Kristy did during her video.
I also donated and thought I would share the link to go if you would like to "Donate".

So excited as I am leaving on my Creative Getaway tomorrow.
I am still packing up.
I am such a procrastinator that I made broccoli salad, a blueberry pie and am watching some episodes of  Criminal Minds ;)

Hope you all had a Creative Day :)
I will be having a Creative Week ;)  I am hoping that I will get 3G on my phone and post my blog from my phone, but not sure if I will be able to visit any blogs until Thursday :)

Tracy :)

Still celebrating

Fun filled weekend. 
I have this chalkboard at our cottage that I write messages on.
Messages such as "Enjoy today" or "Welcome" or even "Love You All" 
Well last weekend I wrote this as I knew Ashley and Tyler were coming up this weekend.
Everyone was up this weekend including Heather, Kristy and her boyfriend Blake. 
When we got here Kristy wanted to make Ashley and Tyler something a little special. 
If you are a regular reader of my blog,  then you know Kristy likes to bake and decorate cakes. So she decided to bake them a cake :)
Funny thing was, she didn't get to put on the icing before they showed up. So we had to make them come in the living room so they couldn't see what Kristy was doing. 
Ashley was oblivious to what was going on and thought Kristy was tired of hearing about wedding plans, but Tyler knew differently. 
They were pretty touched by Kristys sweet gesture. 
Today was a full day. 
We played a few games, one being "Things in a box". 
The girls were nominated for the ALS ice bucket challege. So they did that. 
Wayne and I picked blueberries. 
Ended the evening with a warm outdoor fire with the family. Wayne's dad and wife came by and enjoyed it with us :)

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and squeezed in some creative time ;)

Tracy