Friday, September 28, 2007

Scrappin' 9am to 9pm!!!!

Oh my goodness what could be better then scrappin for 12 hours?! Nothing I tell you nothing could be better!! Tomorrow at Hannah's they are having their 12 hour crop to help raise funds for Breast Cancer which is a disease that has affected my family in a big way. My Mom, Jackie, was diagnosed with breast cancer a little over 3 to 4 years ago and nothing has been the same since. It was a very close call for her but being the fighter that she is today she is a survivor!! My Mom is the world to me and my family! So because of this affecting our lives tomorrow my Mom will definitely be in the forefront of my mind and I will be scrapping some pages of her journey. I also wanted to let all of those out there that have been affected by this disease know that you are in my thoughts and my prayers and that someday there will no longer be a reason for anyone to have to go down this path! We need a cure and we need it yesterday!! So come on and support the Breast Cancer Awerness events in your area and love one another!! We are all apart of the Human Family!! Enjoy your weekend! TFL!!, TracyL

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lots of Excitement!!!

Oh my goodness!!!! It sure has been way too long since I stopped in and dropped a line!! Bad blogger!!! Anyways, fall is here and lots of exciting things are happening!! The DT that I am on for Hannah's has it's own blog!!!! We will give you pics of stuff we are working on that you will see soon in the store and just some fun stuff about us and of course the upcoming release of our mini book kits. The first one will be live on Oct. 1 if all goes as planned and is designed by Marci so check it out! I came home from the design team meeting today with tons of stuff to accomplish!! If you know me, one thing is for sure, I am an artsy fartsy, emphasis on the fartsy (slow), scrapper because I enjoy the process way too much!! So as you can imagine this is gonna be a busy rest of the month for me on top of I will be the designer doing the 2nd mini-book kit!! AHHHHHH!!! That is me running through the house screaming with excitement and trepidation! I definitely need to get my pokey butt moving and moving faster but not too much faster because then I will totally lose the reason I scrap which is so me! So wish me luck and plenty of enjoyment in the process!! Lol!! Also, I brought home from the store today the Silhouette by QuicKutz to learn how to use it and help others by doing demos at the store if needed! I have loaded the software and have it all set up and cut my first flourish with it and I must say it is awesome!! I just need to get the hang of the pressure on the blade thingy now so that it cuts all the way through the cardstock because I am of course a Bazzill snob and Bazzill is some good heavy duty cardstock if ya know what I mean!?! Lol!! Now I am going to sit down and work on my stuff which I will hopefully post a pic of once I get it finished for a change. I am so horrible at remembering to take pics of my stuff and I gotta start remembering to do it. Hope all of you are having an awesome night! TFL!!, TracyL

Monday, September 10, 2007


It is a cold day here in the midwest and rainy on top of it! A good day to snuggle up with a good book and drink some hot cocoa, that is if you don't have a million and one things to do!! Lol!! I definitely have stuff to be doing and am trying my best to get motivated. Oh, by the way, I got hired on to the design team for a local scrapbook store named Hannah's!! Since the other LSS is closing I have been desperately searching for a new crop home and a place to find my supplies when needed and you know the saying from "Cheers"......... "Where everyone knows my name!". Right now there are 4 of us on the DT and we are getting projects to work on left and right so they will definitely be keeping us busy! So for now until the DT projects are accomplished my other stuff is on the back burner again! For our first set of projects I need to make an altered item, 2 to 3 layouts and some cards with the scraps. So my altered project is turning from an 3 fold lace up frame into a board book and I am right now working on doing mirror printing onto transparencies for my journaling in my book. Who knew something that seems so simple could end up being so hard!! What made it so hard was trying to use Word for my journaling and thinking that there must be a way to reverse my print right in the program!!! You would think!! Well heck no! After hours of trying to figure it out and I might add days of asking others for help, I finally decided why not do a search online for how to mirror text!! Duhhhhh!!!!!! Why does the simplest way to find something out always seem to be the last thing I think of?! Anyways, you can just do it in your printing preferences for your printer under the basics tab!!! Urghhhhhh!! Anyways, now it is time to type my little heart out and make some mirror text!! Hope you all in the midwest are enjoying a chill day inside and staying warm!! TFL!! TracyL