Thursday, February 21, 2013

Feeling Blue . . .

 Hi everyone, it`s Tracy here with a project that you can all create to chase away even the bluest day . . . plus your hands will end up looking like the prettiest rainbows.

So what is it?
It`s my touchy, feelly, feel good book and it started it`s journey with a bit of this . . .
Yep, Susan K Weckesser`s beautiful paper line along with brown cardboard from packaging.
I took 2 sheets of Live, Love, Create, cut out the house and used it as a stencil to cut more houses from the papers and packaging. From the second sheet an extra door and window so that they would pop!
But before things go . . . POP . . . I just had to add a few scribbles with a fine black liner pen and some sparkle with a little Pink Paislee Pixee glitter.
 After a splodge of paint, a spritz of Smooch and Maya Road mists, a few scraps of old book pages,Splatters and smudges of Tim Holtz distress ink pads and stains,a good dose of Cosmic Shimmer,a smattering of clear embossing powder, Unity Stamps co branded with Susan K Weckesser and some odds and ends thrown in for good measure . . . this is how it looks inside!
 { Pssssst it makes my heart sing with joy. }
Yep I think we all have those days, don`t we?
You have the choice to do something about it and on those days I head on out to my shed and get colourful with art.
Not one to waste things, you know along the bottom of a 12x12 scrap paper you have the paper title and so on...well that is where the title Live in Color came from.
So much fun was had stamping with 
In - Circle - Me and a little bit of washi on this little house along with the words
Live, Love, Create from the Live in color tag page.
Isn`t that little house from Create Your Day Stamp set the cutest thing?
The old tag from a purchase on the side reads . . . 
No better time spent
Time spent with the one`s you love most . . . Family!!
Home is where you hang your HEART!
 What key do each and everyone of us hold?
We hold the key to our own Happiness . . . No matter what is going on in our lives, make time to do something that makes you smile and laugh out loud!
 { even singing out loud and doing a mad dance can work . . . honest!}
When I am having a blue day, Alex drags me to the allotment and thank goodness . . . once through the gate, tootling around getting all mucky,
{ Seriously I am a dirt magnet }
how time flies and before I know it I am humming along to whatever song runs through my head and feeling HAPPY with the world.
My garden would be nothing without all off the above!
A little bit washi, a quote from create your day, a smattering of seeds sunk in UTEE in an old bottle cap finished these two up nicely.
Don`t go through life,grow through life
 This man knows me so well and I love him for it!
He saved a bag of watches from going in a skip and gifted them to me . . .bliss!
Lastly the back cover.
Whew, if you are still here . . . THANK YOU . . . and sorry for the looong post today!
I hope you enjoyed seeing my touchy, feely, feel good book.
Till next time
Have you checked out the new challenge we have going . . .just click HERE to find out more.
Psssst . . .  go do something fun today just for you!


  1. Amazing! Love love love your beautiful little book, makes you see just what u can do with just a few things and a piece of cardboard. You make each step so clear and easy plus making me laugh! Love the rusty nails,love quote u have used as well thanks for sharing xxx

  2. OMG this is fabulous! And it works...I feel good just looking at it! Thanks for the inspiration

  3. Totally inspired by your wonderful book of thoughts this morning Tracy. Thanks for reminding me that the rain, the constant unrelenting flood rain will bring goodness to the Earth after it has stopped washing it away!
    I can see why you have inky fingers.
    Happiness is a small book to be flipped through when you need a little more colour in your life!

  4. Fantastic idea! SOOOO sweet!!! I love it!!!xx

  5. perfect texture it
    ava g


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