Wednesday, December 5, 2012

My Treasures, Cards and a Whatcha Doin'

Here is another photo of my girls from their photo shoot Ashley  put together ;)
She is not happy with any of the photos that were taken. So she wants to do another one.
I wonder where she gets her perfectionism from, teehee.

Here is another Christmas trash card ;)
Why is that once the photo is put on the computer I find my flaws?
We'll just say this must have been the last one of the evening and my eyes were a little tired, lol.

And yet here is another one ;)

And lastly my set of the blue Christmas cards.
I am happy with these cards for a few reasons:
1. I got to use up some of my scraps and older papers.
2. I finally found a great use for those dimensional stickers.
3. They are quick to do and I got 12 done in an evening.

Onto My Day:
Made a run for the border this afternoon. My SIL, Sharon, Heather, Kristy and I went over the border to pick up some parcels.
I was going to wait until the weekend, but Ashley ordered a dress and she wanted it for her staff party for Thursday. So I figured if I was going to pick up her dress, I might as well pick up everything.
I had to pay $31.67 duty on the parcels....grrrrrr. I have never had to pay duty bringing anything back from the States. I have had to pay it to the delivery guy once though.

When we got home, I had to do some banking, pick up Health insurance for our next trip and a few other errands.
Then came home and totally finished my book work :)

So Whatcha Doin'
Fighting with a giant cold sore on my lip :(  I look like Angelina Jolie and not in a good way. I have put warm tea bags on it to sooth it....and that is actually working.
Listening - To pure quietness...except for the clicking of my laptop keys.
Eating -  Nothing it is after 11:00 pm, to late to eat anything.
Drinking - water. But Heather made me a hot chocolate earlier tonight :)
Wearing - yoga pants, a t-shirt and my old lady sweater ;)
Weather -too cold for me.
Wanting -  to go to sleep. I am just drained today. Even the girls told me to take a nap as I wasn't making sense, lol.
Needing - to hit the hay :)
Thinking -about all the things I have to get done before our little trip :)
Enjoying - The quiet

I hope you have all had a creative Wednesday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Another great photo, love the cards and grrrrr! too at the border charges - so b annoying! Have a great day.

  2. Your simple cards look very nice. Sorry about the cold sore-they are so irritating! Where are you off you next?

  3. I think that's a great photo! But I get it. When I need a photo of just me I'll take 300 shots and I'm lucky if I find one that I like. LOL. I totally get it! Great cards. Love sets like this with the same design but different images. :)

  4. I think all the photos are wonderful! Great cards, Love the idea of using the same arrangement but making them all different.

  5. You don't need to throw out those cards with the mistakes, it just shows it was hand made. Great job, beautifully done.

  6. oh i love this photo- i think they are all awesome!!

  7. The picture of the girls is beautiful!

    I always find my mistakes when I go to blog the picture! A few days ago, I made my whole December Daily page saying "December 10". I didn't realize until after I put it up on blogger. But I went back, changed it and took a new pictures. I didn't want anyone thinking I could time travel :)

    I'm sorry about the cold sore, that sounds painful!

  8. Your daughters are beautiful, love the red with the snowy background!

  9. You're doing better than I am! I still have to START my Christmas cards; and this year, I'm not just signing them. I'm MAKING them myself! YIKES!!.. But I love how yours came out, and I think the photos are sweet! ~tina

  10. Hey Tracy,
    How are you? I love the cards, and your girls are so pretty. I think the picture came out well.
    Hugs, Stacy

  11. I think this photo looks great too, but we are always critical of ourselves, and our work, aren't we? I Love your trashy cards :) a great use for scraps!

  12. I think it's a beautiful pic! Love the cards too!

  13. I have thought every pic was card worthy they are so photogenic!
    Your cards are sure a good way to use up the zillion 3 dimensional stickers I have too! As if I didn't have enough, I bought even more at the scrapbook garages sales this summer!

  14. I love these "trash" cards! You are such an inspiration! Hope you stay warm and cozy. I've seen on our news that your balmy temperatures have plunged into the negative temps :-( Brrrr

    Love - Leslie

  15. The cards look great- mine often have crooked parts. I think my head is screwed on crooked. ;0/. they seem straight at first!

  16. I meant to share this on my last post but some of the Christmas cards I'm making made me wonder why I'm putting so much work into them. I thought, they'll just wind up in the trash anyway.

  17. Beautiful cards. You have put a lot of work into these and it shows. I'll see in the next post how your trip to the border went and all you girls did. Bet it was fun.

    Love - Leslie


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