Saturday, January 24, 2015

Purging more paper

I am sure I am not the only one who goes into their craft room to get something and gets lost in there for a few hours, lol.
I went looking for some velum-type butterflies and hearts that I couldn't find last night.
So I had a mission to go and find them today.
I went into my room and searched and searched and still couldn't find them.

So I decided to go through a few of my drawers and make space for other supplies, in hopes those butterflies would jump out at me.
I emptied my Old paper drawers…now when I say old, I mean 15+ year old papers.
I had defunkified these papers in the past and donated the ones I thought I would never use.
Looks like I should have just donated the whole lot, lol.

As I was trying to find homes for other supplies…I finally just got frustrated, cleaned off my desk and went upstairs to check my email.
I was happy to see that Lisa left me a comment to check out Paper Issues.
I was happy to see that I was one of the Fan Feature Friday, on my Fauxbonichi pages I posted on their challenge blog :)
Thank you Lisa for suggesting I link up my project to their site :)

Oh and if you are wondering, Mission Failed, I didn't find those darn butterflies ;(

Hope you all had a very Creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, January 23, 2015

Such a smart kitty

I watched a few YouTube videos today and Luna thought she should join me.
She also enjoyed walking on the keyboard and pausing the videos, lol.

We have such a smart kitty….she is so technical, lol.
Kristy took this photo of Luna.
Luna was actually typing and backspacing….I guess she made a few spelling mistakes, teehee.
I love her face here, it looks like she is saying "Don't disturb me, I'm working", lol.

I opened up a new ink today.
As you can see, the ink spilled over to the edges.
It was like this when I opened it….I hope I can clean the ridge as I don't like the mess of it.
When I used it though, it seemed nice and juicy.

I hope you all had a very creative Friday…I did as my friends came over for Friday Night Scrapbooking :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Hunger Games Mockingjay

Today was a good day :)
Heather had the day off of work, so we decided to go to the movies :)

We have been meaning to see The Hunger Games Mockingjay for awhile now, but we had never found the right time.
Heather and I are both avid readers, and lucky enough to enjoy the some of the same types of books.
And the Hunger Games being one of them :)
One thing about going to an afternoon show on a week day….there was only one other person in the theatre ;)

I hope you all had a very creative Thursday :)

So what was one of your favourite book to movie have you seen?

Tracy :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Fauxbonichi pages for Jan 17th & 18th.

Here are some pages in my Fauxbonichi.
If you are unfamiliar with a Fauxbonichi, you can check on my blog post, it even has a video ;)

I am using my Fauxbonichi as a journal…or a diary, to document mine and my family's life.
For this page, I had some artistic fun :)
I used these adorable stamps from Unity, designed by Angie Blom.
I then coloured the images up with my Copic markers and then used a snowflake stencil to add some colour and interest to the background :)

I just love these stamps :)
This stamp is called "Christine Girl"
I did my writing on the space to the left of the girl.
Nothing much happened that day, so I didn't need much room.

This sweet image is called "Charlee Girl"
Again nothing much happened this day, so I wrote a memory I had of when I loved to skate as a young girl. I thought it was fitting for this stamped image.
The sentiment I used here was from a Fiskars memory stamp set.

Here are my pages :)
I really like how these ones turned out.
I love the decorative tape I used on the top and bottom of these pages.
Reminds me of a winter sweater :)

As much as I love these pages, not all of my Fauxbonichi pages are going to be so detailed or artistic :)
But these pages are some of my favourites ;)

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Fauxbonichi pages, and I hope you all had a very Creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)

I am linking these pages to Paper Issues "Say it isn't Cold Outside" snow challenge.
I am also linking these pages to "Unity (Be Inspired) challenge.
I am also linking these pages to "Simon Monday Challenge blog"

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

Here is the book that I stayed up until 2:00am to finish reading last night ;)
I was gifted this book from Phillane for my birthday…or Christmas, not sure which as she sent both gifts in the same parcel ;)

This book was pretty good :)
It is about the Salem Witch trials. Going from that time to the present as a young woman is researching and on a mission to find Deliverace Dane's Physick Book.
It was an easy read, or my standards of an easy read.
Not only did I thoroughly enjoy the book, I also love the texture of the paper on the cover…yes I am a book lover.
I don't think I would have picked this book out at the book store, but am so glad that Phillane thought I would like she was correct :)

You know you have read a good book when most of the day you are still thinking of the characters and what they are up to ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Tuesday :)

Tracy :)

Monday, January 19, 2015

The Love of a a Good Book

Blogger unavailable due to being absorbed in her book :)

I used to read a lot. 
But now only seem to read when we are at the cottage in the summer. 
One of my many goals this year is to read more. At least one book a month.

Not only do I love to read, I have been known to read more than one book at a time...much to the confusion of my SIL/friend Sharon. 

I enjoy all types of books and many different authors. 
I have a love of books and have a bit of a collection. Especially in hard cover. 

I could go on and on with my love of reading and my love books, but I have a book to get back to ;)

I hope you all had a Creative Monday. 

Tracy :) 

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Winter Crop Smash book page

I have another Smash book page to share with you.
I am on a roll.
My goal was to do a page a month….look at me, my second one ;)

I started this page at the Crop I put on the other Saturday.
I actually took these photos that same day (as I am in the photo, someone else actually took them ;)
I used my new Instax, instant camera my daughters bought me for Christmas :)
It is a fun little camera, I had an instant camera when I was a young girl and loved it :)

Let us take a closer look to this page.
Here are the cute photos :)
I popped them up with foam dots.
At the bottom of the layout I needed to cover up the manufacturers information.
I didn't realize when I did my first page (which is the back of this page), that this wasn't where the books pages actually started, lol.
So I used some pattern paper to make a pocket to cover it up, I then added a journal tag and popped it inside the pocket with my journaling on it.

I had fun making this little cluster :)
I used a journal card and added a overlay on top of it.
I added some washi tape, a flag that I cut out of the same paper as the pocket and lastly stapled this cute birch bark butterfly on top of it all.

This butterfly was given to me by Verna (she is in the bright pink shirt). She punched it out with a butterfly punch out of a thin layer of birch bark that was picked up on some trail…or in someone's back yard ;)
Pretty cool eh?

Using the same pattern paper as I did for the pocket, I cut out this banner.
I then adhered it to some twine and popped each banner up on a foam dot.

I sprayed this wood piece with some glimmer mist to better match the colour of the layout.
Orange would be one of the last colours I would use in a layout, but the page facing this one has pretty orange, I guess they are more of a peach colour, flowers on it.
I like the facing page, so wanted this one to blend nicely with that paper.

Here is a closer look at the overlay on the journal card.
"Enjoy This" is on the overlay.

One last look at the finished page :)
As you can see, I have added the journaling to the journal card.
I just started a new novel and I have a feeling it may be a late night for me ;)
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a Creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)