Saturday, May 23, 2015

My Day in Photos...Cottage Edition

Today was a full day.
Even though I was busy, time went by slow. How often does that happen?!
We started the day off with putting a Head Rack on our truck and recharging the quad batteries......when I say "we" I mean Wayne. I was still sleeping ;)

We took down the storm windows.... When I say "we" I actually mean we. 
I went for a couple of short walks. 
Put the patio furniture out, the solar lights out and the deck swing. 
We did a whole lot of other chores around the cottage as well. 
I think we are now all ready for the new season :)
Who says you can't eat healthily at camp :) 
These were so yummy for supper. Wayne enjoyed a hamburger and I, a smokie. No bun for me though. 
We enjoyed a quad ride.

I could ride this for hours. 
We also put new mirrors on our quads. 
Since Wayne broke his wrist last year ... by looking behind him to see where I was and by doing that, hit a stump and snapped his wrist back.....I think it was a great idea. 
I had mirrors on my quad, but I like the new ones so much my quad is 16 yrs old so were my mirrors. 
These ones are so clear. Plus they are mounted on the handle bars so easier to see who is behind me.    

This is what a bus looks like after it has hit a moose.
Luckily no one was hurt....but the moose. 
If you are not familiar with a moose, they are huge animals.
Sadly many get hit on our highways. Mind you many of them walk away from the accident. 

Now we are heading to the sauna to ease our muscles.
Then I am hoping to write in some of my journals. 

Hope you all had a very creative day. 

Tracy :) 

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Home away from Home

It's that time of year ��
Cottage time!!!!
We are at our cottage. 
So nice to be back.
I completed a novel on the drive up. Funny thing was, I had read this book before, but didn't realize until I read the first page....oh well. 

It was so nice to be greeted by our neighbours before we even opened our gate. 
Our American neighbour, Sonja, welcomed us with Oreo, her little dog and her newest addition Lucinda her new puppy.
My FIL also came by to say hi and then kept Wayne company as Wayne primed the pump to turn the water on for the season. 

I can not express how happy I am to be here and to enjoy another summer by our beautiful lake in this beautiful country of ours. 

I hope you all had a very creative day. 

Tracy :) 

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

May…nope...December Daily

I know what you are thinking…
Tracy is sharing a December Daily in May….she has lost her mind, lol.

And you may be correct….I am never this organized or ahead of the game.
But it did snow the other day, so I may have lost it, lol.

I have a ton of kits.
I wanted to get through some of them this past Girls May Long Weekend.
I wasn't planning to work on this one yet, but Sharon had the same kit and was overwhelmed by the instructions.
So I figured that we should make them together.
She didn't think that we would complete it, as we didn't start until after 9:00 pm, but I was determined to get'er done.
And we did….at 2:00 am.

This kit was actually designed to be a 12 Day's of Christmas album, but I stretched it to be for the whole month of December.
Most of our visiting during the season, is between the 24th to New Year's Eve.
So I wanted it to last for the whole month.
I am so happy with how it turned out.

I will post more photos and a video closer to December…..I haven't totally lost it ;)

I hope you all have a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Very Creative Weekend

Who wants to help me unpack?!

I had a wonderful (extra) long weekend with my friend/SIL, Sharon at her camp.
Every May long weekend my 3 daughters and I go to her camp for a weekend of creating.
Not only did I make a few 6 scrapbook layouts, a whole mini album, figured out the spacing for my 5 yr journal and caught up on decorating my fauxbonichi…I also started a couple Pocket letters.
In between all this creating, my girls and I also went for quite a few nice walks :)

We had a wonderful time.
My daughters even did a couple of photo shoots….perfect, more photos for me to scrapbook :)

Now…..about helping me with my unpacking….any takers ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)
Thank you Sharon, for the great weekend and opening your camp to us.

Tracy :)

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Creative girls weekend.

We are at my SIL camp.
Bad selfie. Lol. 
Sharon and I came out Thursday after my doctor's appointment at 7:30 pm

I haven't done much scrapbooking, but have been enjoying some walks    

No Internet or cell service at her camp, so we walked up the road to post this :).

I'm hoping to get my scrappi'n on in full gear when I get back to the camp.

I hope you all have a creative day  

Tracy :) 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Tim Holtz themed Pocket Letter

Yup another Pocket Letter :)
I was asked by Melinda, if I would like to do a Tim Holtz themed Pocket Letter.
I am game for most anything, and you all know I love Tim Holtz's style.

All of the background pattern papers are all scraps that were in my scrap folder…and bonus, they are all from Tim Holtz :)

Because the pattern paper was all so very dark, I needed a way to brighten the Pocket letter up.
So I took some white card stock, trimmed it a bit smaller than the background paper and inked that baby up.
I used 3 different colours of distress inks for this.

I then used a lot of Tim's stamps and stamped some backgrounds on the card stock and decorated each card.
I also used his mini dies to cut out elements for each card.
Each pocket or card has a different theme.

I had received Melinda's pocket before I was able to send mine out…so here is hers :)
I like that she added ribbon to the binder holes.
She also used one main piece of paper and then cut it apart to fit the protector pockets :)

Here is how I mailed my Pocket Letter.
I misted the doily to give it a vintage look to go with the theme of the letter :)

Oh look, I did a video on my Pocket Letter and a bit of a tip on how I made the banner :)
If you would rather watch it on my YouTube channel….to get the whole project in the screen, just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
I don't know why YouTube isn't putting (or letting me put) a thumbnail on my videos lately :(

I hope you all have a very Creative Weekend.
Not sure how much I can get on the internet this long weekend, as I am off to our yearly "Girls Weekend" at my SIL's camp and will be crafting the nights away.
She doesn't get internet up there…or every once in a while we may get a weak signal.
So we will see….just know I will be having a blast :)

Tracy :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Vintage Pocket Letter Heading out the door.

My pocket letter is ready to be put in the mail :)
I sprayed the doily with some mists to match the vintage theme of the pocket letter.

I am uploading a video on this pocket letter, so I will post it, along with photos in tomorrows post :)

I hope you all had a very Creative Day :)

Tracy :)