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Friday, September 30, 2011


Hi everyone!

The winner of the Cosmo Cricut Matilda stack and the craft tweezers goes to #1 Kathie who said,
"I love all the beautiful papers and neat little gadgets. I'm not sure if I am supposed to post something specifically because I couldn't turn my computer up loud enough to drown out my daughter's music. I did enjoy the video. Thanks for sharing."
Congrats Kathie! I will be contacting you shortly for your information so that I can get your prize out to you! :) 

Also, if you aren't already a follower of Candy at, make sure to go and visit her for a chance to get in on a fabulous prize! She just had her blog made over, and she's celebrating three months worth of blogging! Make sure to pay her a visit!

I've got to get studying, but I have a card that I'm really itching to make...we'll see if I can get a chance to work on that tonight! ;) Have a fabulous weekend my treasured friends!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

A Tardy Bday Wish

Hi everyone!

I hope that everyone is off to a great start to their week! We're half way until the weekend! I've got tons of ideas for cards that I want to create, but I'm limited on time as I do have a group submission and a mid-term exam next week :( Hopefully I'll be able to sneak away from the pile of work I've got to do, to craft...even just for a little while! ;)

Remember, you still have time to enter into the current giveaway here.You have until this Friday at 12PM PST to enter. 

Here's a witty little birthday card I created for Sarah over at's sew-easy link up party and button birthday card challenge over at Birthday Sundaes.

And for the inside sentiment, I used My Pink Stamper's More Punnylicious Stamp Set.

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - standard A2 sized card, 4.25 x 5.5"
  • Layers - used DCWV Spring Stack for the patterned paper and used the Stampin' Up Scallop Border Punch, used my We-R Memory Keepers Sew-Easy for the border of the yellow layer
  • Frog - cut from Sweethearts Cartridge, stitched, and added a button with a stitched cross for the eyes
  • Lily-Pad and Balloons - cut from Create-a-Critter Cartridge
  • Sentiments - 'a tardy birthday wish' made using the PBD Small Banners set; inside sentiment from My Pink Stamper's More Punnylicious Stamp Set.

That's all I have for you guys today! Gotta run to class now!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

CTO Challenge 32: Any Occasion with Ribbon - Mr. and Mrs.

Hello my treasured friends!

There's a lot of fun challenges going on this week that I would love to participate in! If only I had more time! Make sure to check back this week for more posts, and if you have not done so already, make sure to enter into the giveaway here. You have until the 30th!

For this week's Celebrate the Occasion Challenge, you can create a card for ANY occasion, just make sure to include ribbon! Isn't that great? We make cards for all sorts of occasions! I was having a hard time deciding which occasion to create a card for! In the end, I created a wedding-themed card that I also entered into the My Craft Spot Ribbon Challenge. 

I'm just loving how it turned out! Here's a close-up of the Pink by Design sentiment.

And here's the stamped sentiment on the inside of the card:

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Simple Peachie Birthday Gift Bags

Hello my treasured friends!

For the recent giveaway, please click here.

I hope that you all had a great weekend, and have had a great start to the week! This past weekend I had to wrap up some birthday goodies for my boyfriend's niece and nephew who both just had birthdays in the past two weeks. I was a little behind in this department, but I was able to get it all packaged up so I wanted to share with you these super cute AND simple birthday gift bags -- gotta love that!

I picked up these kraft colour giftbags at the dollar store (2 for $1), and thought that they'd be perfect to dress up for just about any holiday! You can check out what I did with them for Valentine's Day here.

Aren't they just adorable? They're so super easy to make! I basically just used punches, Peachy Keen stamps, doodled a bit, added ribbon and tissue paper, and voila! A basic gift bag! Of course you can dress up the gift bags any way you'd like - if you added a total of three squares across - each with a different Peachie face, that would be adorable too! I have so much in mind for these gift bags as I create some for the upcoming Christmas craft fair in November!

Here are some close-ups:

Trail of Treasures:
  • Creative Memories Square Maker - 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" squares
  • Creative Memories Heart Maker - 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" hearts
  • Creative Memories Star Maker - 1 1/2" and 1 1/4" stars
  • PK-642 Boy Mates Face Assortment for Star Face 
  • PK-640 Princess Face Assortment for Heart Face
  • Kraft Coloured Gift Bags
  • White Gelly Roll Pen
  • Pink Chalk (Cheeks) 
  • Sukura 0.3mm Pen
  • Tissue Paper
  • Pop-Dots
  • Ribbon
I hope to see more do-it-yourself gift bags!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

CTO Challenge 30: Tall Card with Present - Gifts Galore

Hi everyone!

For the giveaway, please click here.

Welcome to another Celebrate the Occasion challenge! This week's challenge is to create a tall birthday themed card. In addition, it must also include a present. Ever since I came back from Vegas, I've been eager to create since I came back with a whole lot of goodies! My little nephew's birthday just recently past, and I never got a chance to make it before I left since I was swamped with things to do and events. So here it is! It will be off in the mailbox real soon since he lives in sunny San Diego :)

What a lucky boy he is! He received a mountain of gifts! ;)

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card base - fits in a 3.25 by 6" envelope, cardstock from Recollections; I welded a circle and a rectangle together for my base shape from Plantin Schoolbook and stitched around the card
  • Patterned Paper - Making Memories foil star paper (got 50 sheets of it for $2.99 from Tuesday Morning!)
  • Boy - cut from Baby Steps cart, face from Peachy Keen Stamps PK-451 Wide Eyed Kids 1 1/8" and I added Crystal Accents to the eyes, and pink chalk for the blush on the cheeks
  • Gifts - cut from New Arrival, and Create a Critter carts and some embellished with Stickles (Lime and Stardust). Other gift packages are Jolee stickers - I do not enjoy using the Cricut to cut out gifts :(
  • Banner - stamped and cut out using the Pink by Design Small Banners set, used a fiskars tiny hole punch, and used some blue twine

Make sure to celebrate birthdays with us this week! Have fun crafting!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Monday, September 12, 2011


Hello my treasured friends!

Here is my haul video that I created for you guys! There's a ton of yummy crafting goodies in there, so take a look! Sorry that my voice is so quiet in the video -- my brother was sleeping in the room beside me so I had to keep my voice low, and I had sniffles from the weather difference :(. I also had to cut my video down a lot to keep it in YouTube's 15 minutes, so it is a little choppy -- so sorry! My next video will be better since I now know the ins and outs of video editing, and uploading..what a long process! My tripod that my boyfriend got me..that I didn't even get to use yet, was a tragedy so I gotta get that replaced so that I can film more videos! :)

Check it out and there is TREASURE (a giveaway) in the video!

Giveaway - You must be a follower to qualify for the giveaway, and leave a comment on this post with your name and contact information by Friday, September, 30th for the chance to win a pair of crafting tweezers AND the Cosmo Cricut Matilda 6x6 stack.

Good luck my treasured friends and I will see you back here tomorrow for another Celebrate the Occasion challenge!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Unlock the Imagination

Hello my treasured friends!

Just a few updates tonight while I'm on the computer doing crafty related things! Just finished my projet for Tuesday's Celebrate the Occasion Challenge so you'll all have to come and join us for the fun! I'm in the process of editing my holiday haul for you guys, but I need to figure out how to make the music not as loud..that's what the boyfriend is for! Haha! Hopefully it will be done and uploaded by tomorrow! I'm still currently in the process of organizing everything cuz I keep adding to my ever so large craft collection...must stop...but will I ever? Is it even possible to stop? ;) I did however get around to finishing a few projects, so I'll post one tonight!

It's a tradition for my friend that whenever anyone turns 21, their parents give them a key to 'unlock their future paths.' I had never heard of this before and I was extremely intrigued! Her birthday has gone and past now, and it wasn't until after her birthday that I found key items - a beautiful key keychain and key cardstock that screamed her name. So I created this card just for her to accompany the keychain.

The card base is 5.25 x 4.5. Isn't that patterned paper stunning? It's from the DCWV Tradewinds Stack - a must-have for travelers!

Here's the inside of the card:

I just love how the card came together - it was super quick and simple (what I was going for) AND beautiful!!

Trail of Treasures:
  • Card Base - 5.25 x 4.5, Recollections Kraft Cardstock
  • Patterned Paper - DCWV Tradewinds Stack
  • Sentiment - heat embossed with gold Martha Stewart embossing powder, and Pink by Design July Stamp of the Month - Believe in Yourself
  • Butterflies - butterflies on front punched with Martha Stewart Classic Butterfly punch out of gold foil paper; inside butterfly cut from Everyday Paper Dolls Cartridge
And there you have it! We all need inspirational cards from time-to-time! :)

Now it's time for bed! Good night and sweet crafty dreams to you all!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Home Sweet Home!

Hi everyone!

After a great trip to Vegas, and TONS of surprises, I am finally home. The trip was absolutely spectacular - the lights, Phantom, Downtown, hotels, food, people, everything! I landed on Friday, but worked the weekend and had special events to attend. It's been go, go, go, and now school starts tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a good night's rest after about a week of lack of sleep.

So enough about all that, onto some crafting stuff! On my trip I was able to pick up quite a few crafting items, and the weeks leading up and days after my trip I've been getting in lots of crafty retail therapy -- we can never get quite enough of that now can we? Here's a few pictures of the goodies I got and I intend to film a video for you guys cuz photos don't do enough justice!! The papers in the stacks are so beautiful! Enjoy!

So here's ten paper stacks I've accumulated in the past two weeks...haha, bad I know but I can't get enough of paper!!!

And here's the other miscellaneous items I purchased from Michaels, JoAnns, Walmart, Hobby Lobby, TJ Max, and a few items are from Canadian dollar stores. It's difficult to see, so a video is definitely needed!

And my boyfriend got me these two little guys from the McCarran Airport in Las Vegas. I fell in love with them the moment I spotted them. They're "Beanie Ballz" -- there was an adorable penguin one in the store as well!! These would be great for kids!

The bumblebee's back is striped, and the ladybug's back is spotted just the way they should be! :)

I'll be back real soon with a project! I've missed all of you, and I've missed crafting! Hopefully I'll find time with school and all!

Until next time's treasures,
Tracey xox