Thursday, April 29, 2010

Airplane embellishments are now available.

I had several emails (or peamails on twopeasinabucket) about my airplane felt embellishments and if had any plans on selling them. Well now they are available at my etsy shop. Check it out here

And if you want to see them used here is the original post....http://

They will be slightly different because I am using the supplies that I have on hand so if you are interested please email me or leave a comment or convo me on my etsy shop. Thanks Tracy

Sunday, April 25, 2010

My mind is on Arizona

I am not playing at all. My heart and mind are in Arizona most days. I am thinking about the house we are moving into. If the inspector will find anything wrong. Will our house sell here? Will there be employment for us there?

I want to complete all my finished projects and things that are going on here so that we can relocate there without any issues. I want the chance to really move and enjoy the process as well as be stressed by it. I just need this all to come together. I just don't know how it will right now but I am praying and believing in a miracle.

Well I have to share the photos of the card that I recently made...this one was for my Aunt Betty.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

The offer for the Tim Holtz inks/re-inkers are all done for this round of customers who got their order in before Wednesday, April 21st. I just wanted to let you all know that I am hoping that the stamps/re-inkers will be shipped out to me the early part of next week and I will my very best to get your orders out within 24 hours. Unfortunetly if you live outside of the US then I won't be able to provide any shipping information (other than a customs #) and for those who are US customers I will be providing a confirmation/tracking #.

Well today I got some amazing stamps in the mail and I looovvveee them. And they are going to be the first thing I grab this week/weekend to make a card for my nephew who is graduating from highschool. I am so excited about making him a card since his colors are maroon and gold. I am still trying to find the right color of maroon but hopefully I'll be able to find it once I get the mini albums done and in the mail.

I do have to say that I wanted to share a card that I made for my Aunt Betty but I just realized that I haven't mailed it yet and she actually reads my blog. So I don't have anything to share today but I have plans of sharing some cards when I make them this weekend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Tim Holz distress inks

I just got an email stating that I can get a set of 12 Tim Holtz ink pads for $42 and the reinkers for $36. The 12 ink pads would be all the new colors that were released at CHA winter2010. Here is a link to the actual colors.

The colors in the sets are
- barn door
- bundled sage
- chipped sapphire
- crushed olive
- forest moss
- pumice stone
- rusty hinge
- spun sugar
- stormy sky
- tumbled glass
- victorian velvet
- wild honey

I will be charging actual shipping for these and this offer is limited to 10 sets of the reinkers but there is no limit on the # of ink pads that I can purchase.

This deal is amazing and I have sold these 2 other times on on their for sale board. You can check her for the feedback

or you can check this thread as well

I take paypal payment only and I want to have the order placed on Wednesday April 10,2010. You will be paying actual shipping for these ink pads/re-inkers and I am will to offer a discount on shipping if you are getting both sets.

It takes 5 business days to get the shipment returned to me once it is paid for so I am hoping to have it by the following Wednesday and mailed out to everyone within 2 business days. I don't have the actual cost for shipping so you will have to contact me with your zipcode so that I can check usps and get that information for you. This is for brand new items that you are pre-paying for. Thanks Tracy

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Images edited to remove photos.

Hello everyone. I just had to come and post the pages of Daniel's album that I have competed today...making a total of 12 pages for his mom's album. I love these pages and had to share them.

Page one...Celebrate Daniel's coming home.

I was hoping to make several other pages for this mini album using the remaining pictures. I was hoping to add a page of photos of the Dad with his son, a page with the older cousin and Daniel and even a page using the mother's favorite picture of Daniel. But we will see what happens.

I am gonna go and relax with the family since we didn't get out today. Goodnight everyone (smile), Tracy

Saturday, April 17, 2010

(all photos have been removed for customer)

I am back to post the pictures of baby Daniel's album just as promised. I am hoping to get some pages done today also. I am just working out the details because I have to decide what to include in the album at this point so that I am right at the page limit requested.
This one is for his mom's album. These are his little prints.

This one is of his first visitors at the hospital. This is a one-page layout but it has an album insert. This insert is from an album that I already had, but the other type (single photo sleeves) are something that I actually went and bought just for this project.

And his first bath at birth photo.

Friday, April 16, 2010

I am so excited because I have found a solution to my storage and new product process that frees up more time for me to get some crafting done. I only craft for 15-20 mins every few days or so. And if I really want to accomplish something I usually pack up a little tote and bring it upstairs and work on it while the kids are watching tv.
But on to my point, I was spending an hour or more each time I went into my space to update my die/stamp/ink log. And although I love having it because it prevents over spending; I need to spend more time crafting and less money buying. So I decided no more removing all new items from their packaging and storing them as soon as I get! I am now going to only store my stamps in cd cases when I have actually opened the pack to use on a card! That's my goal. Plus am I am out of cd cases and want to convert to the Stampin' Up dvd cases...and there won't be any shopping right now.

Yesterday I actually had more time to make cards for the real estate agent, one for my sister and surely one for my Grandma. I am so excited because I used several new stamps, papers and products and it was so nice to use what I have instead of storing it and then looking for it in the piles of new items. And new doesn't mean just purchased but its I had purchased and not stored yet.

Here are a couple of the cards that I made and the list of supplies.
For a real estate agent in Arizona I made this card.

Cs/PP: Tan cs-Bazzill basics, Bloom & Grow pp-MME, green pp-MME, Kitchen spice nutmeg- Bo bunny, Urban Prairie Blue bird-Basic Grey

Dies/Tools : Sizzix branch w/leaves, Spellbinders Scalloped ovals, TH distress tool (edge distressing)

inks/pens: Distress inks (added water to a spritzer with perfect pearls to create a mist)-spiced marmalade, wild honey, fired brick (used on the leaves)

ribbon: I believe that this was from AMM it is very old and it has been in my stash forever...I hated using the very last pieces so I only stapled it on the card (TH attacher) instead of tying it.

A jumbo thank you for my sister:

Most of the papers/cs are listed above.
Buttons: from stash (various companies), twine-Walmart
Lettering: rubons-MM, and thanks-AC, letter stickers- Provo Crafts girls are weird letters
Dies/Tools: Nesting label- QK, TH distress tool
Stamps: Elephant- Studio G
inks/stamp pads: TH distress inks- fired brick, Stamping Essential markers, colors pencils, gamsol.

Also I worked on little Daniel's album and it is almost done! I am so excited about it because I am hoping that it will be able to be sent out so that the customer's sister can get it on mother's day.
I plan on sharing those pages later today or tomorrow.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Arizona was so beautiful!

Well everyone if you have been wondering where oh where is Tracy...I have been in Arizona for the last two weeks. We had so much fun, we are planning to relocate sometime within this year (hopefully by August). We had no plans on going right now but my husband lost his job which should have made us save more but it was the perfect time to go and look for employment and also housing.

We truly had an amazing time. I had never seen a mountain, a palm tree or even orange trees in real life and oh my...they were all beautiful. And although we needed to save (to relocate and also to get some repairs done on our house so we can sell it) we even headed over to the Grand Canyon as well.