Thursday, November 27, 2014

Let the New Adventure Begin

Heather and Kristy wanted to see Light's in concert.
The concert being in Winnipeg, and the weather being what it is, Wayne took a few days off of work to come along and be our driver.
This I was happy about, as it is an 8 hour drive and it snowed for a few hours into the drive.
But in between naps, reading a novel and chatting with Becky (Fourth house on the Right) via texts…the drive didn't seem so long :)

The girls wanted to go shopping as soon as we got into Winnipeg, so we stopped at St. Vital, that was after we exchanged something for Ashley at Ikea's and Wayne did a bit of shopping at Cabela's.






















But then I got to go to my store…The Scrapbook Cottage :)
I had contacted them last week, to see if they had a couple of items I was looking for and if they could put them away for me..they did :)
No surprise that they were art journaling supplies ;)
The first item was this smaller Dylusions art journal.
The second item was this product called Inka Gold.
I also picked up another one of these art journals that I have been using to practice in.
I love the paper in this Visual Journal!!!

















Of course I found some other goodies while I was there.
It wasn't until I put all these goodies out to photograph that I realized 99% of the supplies were Christmas related….believe me when I say, I didn't need more Christmas goodies, teehee.

















After our shopping was complete, we went to visit my dad and stepmom.
Doreen (my stepmom) cooked us a delicious dinner of ribs, rice and a few different desserts :)
She is an awesome cook.
For some crazy reason, I happen to get a migraine while we were there  :(  I am sure it will be gone with a good night sleep.

I hope you all had a very Creative Wednesday :)

Tracy

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Come Learn with Me…Art Journaling…Glue

I wanted to find out what is the best glue to use in my Art Journal.

I had Matt Medium, Gloss medium/Varnish, glue with water (so it spreads more easily) and Mod Podge
First I used tissue paper to glue down, as it is light weight.
All of the glues, worked great for this.
When I used thick paper (it was water colour paper) all were okay, but when I started to pick at them, the best one was the glue with water. The rest of them peeled up, except the glue with water and the Gloss Medium/Varnish that I added a top coat to.
The reason I added colour to the paper, was to see if the colour would bleed. It did not bleed on any of the glues.
















I have more detailed information in my video :)
If you would like to watch my video on my YouTube channel just click on the link "Tracy's Treasures24"
I hope you all had a Creative Tuesday :)

I am so close to completing my art journal page….so close ;)

Tracy :)

Monday, November 24, 2014

Altering Fall Leaves

I was working on my art journal today and thought of something fun to put in it.
I was planning on adding some paper die cut leaves that I was going to use some alcohol ink on.
But then I thought…why not use real leaves :)
Funny thing was, all the leaves were covered in ice and snow.
We had freezing rain last night and well..they were frozen to the ground, lol.






















So after I pulled them from the ground, and thawed them out under warm water.
I patted them dry and covered them with matt Mod Podge, as I know that Mod Podge will keep them pliable.
When the Mod Podge dried I ran the leaves through my cuttle bug with a few different leaf dies.
I was pretty excited with the results.






















When I told Kristy what I was doing, she responded with "You are making leaves out of leaves?"
I had a chuckle over her logic ;)
Look I made a video as well :)
If you would rather watch my video on my YouTube channel just click the link "Tracy's Treasures24"


I still have a long way to go with my art journal page.

I hope you all had a very Creative Monday :)

Tracy :)

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Hide and Seek

Look at this little cutie :)

















She thinks she is hiding, even though her bottom is sticking out as well as her tail, teehee.
I had a friend come to visit today, Caroline…my new blog friend.
I have to say, Luna couldn't get enough of her.

















I was so excited to see Caroline again and share with her my messy craft space and some projects I have worked on.
It was like show and tell at Tracy's house and I was more than eager to share, lol.
Caroline and I had challenged each other to work on an art journal page last month.
She has completed hers, but wouldn't show me ;)
Maybe a sneak peek ';)
I, on the other hand am waiting till the last minute to complete mine….I would shock myself if I was ever to finish something early, lol.
I am not sure if I am liking my page.
Our theme was "Thankful with Fall colours". The burgundy I used is taking on a more of a dark pink colour…not the colour I was hoping for.
I will keep working with it, but if it still isn't working….I guess I will gesso the page over.

















Walking Dead is on now, so off to watch some zombies ;)

I hope you all had a very Creative Sunday :)

Tracy :)

Saturday, November 22, 2014

5th year of Fakesgiving

Today we celebrated Fakesgiving.
I know it was a bit early, but we are busy next weekend and everyone was able to make it today.
As I was making the finishing touches to dinner, the girls started to set the table.
They were such a great help today :)






















Are my girls creative or what!
The used my planner post it notes as place cards, lol.
I think we could have came up with a more creative idea…but this was quick, teehee.






















I didn't have much time for anything creative today.
But I did sneak downstairs to work in my art journal.

















Onto My Day:
Wayne woke up early to get new winter tires for our jeep. We have all seasonal, and they are not the best in the winter..well for our winters that is.
He was there before the shop opened and was going to wait for them to put them on.
I guess he wasn't the first in line, as I got a call at 8:00am if I would pick him up as they wouldn't get to our jeep until this afternoon.
If you know me, you know that I am not a morning person…and I could hear in Wayne's voice that it pained him to ask me to do this.

We had an appointment at the bank and then ran to the grocery store to pick up some supplies for dinner tonight.
Came home and started the preparations for the big meal.
Ashley and Tyler came for supper as well as Kristy's boyfriend Blake.
I love when we are all together.
I am now bushed and hitting the hay soon…8:00 is too early for me, and I didn't even get a nap in ;)

I hope you all had a creative Saturday :)

Tracy :)

Friday, November 21, 2014

A Fun Manicure

As most of you know, I like to do my nails :)
The last time I did my nails…it didn't last very long.
And there is nothing that looks worse then chipped nail polish…okay thats not true, me in the early morning is worse ;)

So I decided to try my magnetic nail polish.
I thought this look was pretty appropriate for the snowy season, as they look like snowflakes to me.






















 I have never used this one, even though I have had it for a year or longer…never open.
It has a magnet on the top of the bottle lid that makes a wave design, but I wanted to try a different design.
So I used this magnetic thingy that I picked up from Chatters a year or so ago.

I just have to say, this is not a quick manicure.
-First I apply my nail protector. It helps my nails not peel as well as helps them from discolouring from the nail polish.
-Then I added a base coat of the nail polish to each nail.
-As I add my second coat, I hold the magnet to the nail (with out touching the nail) for 20 seconds as it dries.
-I then do the same process to each nail, individually.
-After my polish is nice and dry (I usually tap my nails together), if they aren't tacky, then I add my top coat, which is also what I used as my nail protector.

















As much as I enjoy doing my own nails, I still love when they last a grow out instead of getting chipped and haggard looking ;)

Onto My Day:
My friend Lynne and I had a plan.
We were going to check out Michaels (as they had some good coupons and sales going on)
Pick up our Scrap for Heart tickets for the crop that the Heart and Stroke foundation puts on every February.
We were going to pick up lunch.
Then head to my house to do some crafting.

This is how the day went.
We went to Michaels
Ran for a quick lunch at McDonalds
Came back to my house to craft.
Do you notice something missing…..yup, we forgot to pick up our tickets for the crop, lol.
Oh well, just another excuse to head out next week :)

I hope you all had a Creative Friday :)
I did, some of my friends came by for my Friday Night Scrapbooking night :)

Tracy :)

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Frozen Yogurt Fail

Last night Kristy and I tried a little experiment.
Kristy saw it on Pinterest and wanted to give it a try.
We all like frozen yogurt, so Kristy wanted to try to make some ourselves.
We cut a slit on the lid of the yogurt container and slipped this popsicle holder into it, then popped it in the freezer over night.






















We pulled it out it out tonight after supper.
I worked perfectly…but we didn't really care for the taste though.
I think we will stick to Menchies frozen yogurt ;)






















I told Heather and Kristy that they were in charge of making dinner and I will clean up afterwards.
I would rather clean then cook ;)
They made a delicious dinner of garlic/brown sugar chicken and these Red Lobster buns.
Heather found a recipe for them, and I actually like them more than the ones from Red Lobster…they are sweeter :)






















I was hoping to work on an art journal page, but only got a bit of it done, but I wasn't too disappointed as I ended up chatting with a friend for over 2 hours today :)
I do love to chat, teehee.

I hope you all had a Creative Thursday :)

Tracy :)