Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I am sighing a total sigh of peace!! What a gorgeous day we are having here in the Mid-West!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Lol!! Okay, I will stop sitting here mesmerized by the day and give you some eye-candy to look at that is totally fitting with the fall season that is upon us. It is the much waited for peek at the mini-album kit that I am working on for Hannah's.

This mini-album is taking me longer then planned due to being sick! But, I am swinging away at it and hope to have it finished in time. Wish me luck! I am finding working on this mini-album very healing as well as an outlet for creativity which is no suprise to me with the photos that I am using. Isn't it just awesome how this hobby of ours can also be a very spiritual and theraputic process as well. That, I believe, is one of the reasons I first fell head over heals for scrapbooking! It came into my life at a time when I needed it most if you know what I mean. Now it is time for some more eye-candy!! I did this layout of my Niece Navarina awhile back and just absolutely love how it turned out and it was a scraplift of a layout that my bff Amy had done for Remembering When back last year I think. I totally fell in love with the design and just had to give this one a try!
Amy's work as we know is awesome!! She is one very talented scrapper!! Love you Girl!!
Well, that is all for today and who knows maybe tomorrow I will throw some more eye-candy your way but until then have a gorgeous day!!

Monday, October 29, 2007


are usually not the best day of the week for some reason but, I must say this one rocked!! I woke up this morning feeling tons better which in my book is awesome! I felt like getting stuff accomplished and didn't have any of the dizzy spells that make you want to go right to sleep that have been plaguing me with this cold. So, I went outside and took some pics of past layouts that I have finished.

Now that I have accomplished that much I am gonna take a break, make some supper, work in my studio, and go from there.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Under the Weather...........

why do they call it that when someone is sick? I mean really I never understood it. Oh well, anyways I have been battling a bug for sometime now and lately it seems to have gotten the jump on me! Darn bug!! I have a ton of pics to post for you but it will have to wait till I am functioning a little better. I actually have been too "under the weather" to even scrapbook if that is even possible! I so want to be "above the weather" if you know what I mean! Well, I think I am going to go take some more meds and get comfy! TFL, Tracy

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Organized Chaos.......

Well, here as promised is the photos of my work table in it's organized chaos of messiness!

These photos are definitely unedited which is definitely obvious with the take-out box in the trash from Amy and I's lunch on our day of cropping in my space!! Lol!! Yes, Amy and I did not get enough of scrappin' just on Saturday at the all day crop so we got together yesterday and scrapped at my house!! She got a ton accomplished and I putzed around with my supplies that I have for the mini-album way too long before the mojo started to weakly kick in! Ok, now for the all day crop at Archiver's. It was awesome as usual! I started a layout, which is not completely finished yet because of my need for techniques, and here is a peak at what it looks like so far. This is a pic is of my oldest sister Kay when she was 7 years old in the 2nd grade when they took the school photos. I have scrapped this photo before and love it so much that I am scrapping it again! To me it just went so awesome with this line of paper from Cosmos Cricket named Gretel!! Love this paper!! The circles That you see are the cool chipboard ones from Technique Tuesday!! They ROCK!!! I need to do some more stitching on this layout and flowers and then the title. This layout by the way was a scraplift from a Creating Keepsakes mag from Feb. 2007 page 119. The Designer is Diana Lyn C. McGraw!! Her work ROCKS big time and this layout has haunted me in a good way ever since I first saw it! I just had to scraplift this one!! Thank you Diana for your inspiration!! Ok, I think I should get back to work again or nothing will get done on that mini-album.......I do tend to procrastinate..........ok I am walking away from the computer.......LOL!!
Happily Scrappin',

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Another one of my Happy Days!!

Heading out to Archiver's in 4 hours to crop all day!!!!! As I have said before nothing could be better!!!!! And if you look at what time I wrote this you will also realize how psyched I am about going to the point of not being able to sleep so I got up early to pack for the day!! Crazy, I know, but hey it is my life! Lol!! I also made a promise in my last post to post a pic of the messy table and I totally forgot to take the pic so I will need to take one, hopefully tomorrow, because trust me the mess has not gotten any better infact it has done nothing but get much much more messy!! Ok that is it for now I need to get packing!! Have a Great Day!! Tracy

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Wow, it has been awhile since I posted so for those of you who check me each day I am truly sorry I have been Scrappin'!!! I am in the process of a project for Hannah's which is going to be their 2nd mini-album kit! So as you can imagine I am working on putting this "baby" together. For fun I am gonna take a pic of my work table tonight so you all can see what a mess I get myself into when I am absorbed in a project and believe me it is a mess!! I am lucky I can find anything!! But, those of you out there who scrap totally get it don't ya!?! Once I am finished I will definitely post pics of the mini-album for all to see! It will go live on Hannah's website around the first of November where it can be purchased!! This is very exciting for me!! Can you tell!? Lol!! Now onto a huge shout out to my GIRL Sue!!!!! Whom by the way just recently became a Grandma for the first time!!! That has just got to be the coolest ever!! I can't wait to see pics!! You are always in my thoughts and in my heart!! Love you GIRL!! Ok it is now time for me to head back to the table of chaos! Lol!! Happily Scrappin', Tracy

Saturday, October 13, 2007


Man, am I glad this week is coming to an end today!! If you read my post on Monday that was just the beginning!! Lol!! But, yesterday was awesome!! I got to spend the day with my bff Amy all day scrapbooking!!! It is definitely what I would call my happy place type of thingy!! We were at Archiver's by 10am and scrapped all day working on various projects for Hannah's and then we were lucky enough to also be able to stay for the Scrap Mania crop last night at Archiver's as well so we didn't even have to pack up until it was time to go home at 11pm!!! I truly believe that everyone needs a day of total non-stop creativity to keep their soul happy!! I am a crazy girl this I know but hey it works for me!!

Now, for the promised photo of my Frame that I did for Hannah's with my niece Navarina's school photo. Please excuse the really bad photos since I didn't take them before I handed in this project I had to take them at the store and needless to say they are definitely not good but will at least give you an idea.

See I told you the photos were bad and I tried everything that I know to fix them and just gave up because all I was doing was making them worse!!

I also finally finished a layout I have been working on for Hannah's using the Prima Paintables line of papers and Twinkling H2Os. This layout features my Mom during chemo for breast cancer when she lost all of her hair. My sister put tatoos on her bald head for fun and Mom loved them! As the would start to wear off she would help Mom with a new one and they ranged anywhere from roses to dragons and harley stuff!! To me this is a true testament of her personality! Mom has always lived life outloud with great exuberance! She is now a 4 year cancer survivor with many more years of living outloud to go!! I love you Mom!!!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Busy Monday!!

Wow, today has been a busy day for me and I am not really sure why?! Lol!! I guess if you put stuff off till tomorrow, tomorrow will be Monday?! I think that is what happened to me, all the stuff I kept putting off to do has just all accumulated to today and I just can't put it off any more! Man, I hate when that happens!! I had to take the car in for it's check-up, work on grooming a dog that definitely doesn't want to be groomed, take some returns back to the store, put the new sticker on the license plate, figure out what we are gonna eat for supper and then actually cook it, clean my studio so that I can actually work in there, and the list goes on and on!! So far most of this is accomplished now but the clean studio so I am off to do that while I watch my favorite show "Dancing with the Stars"!! Hope everyone had an awesome day!! TFL!! :) TracyL

Sunday, October 7, 2007

It's Sunday!!!

This is my favorite day of the week!! To me it is not just part of the weekend to me it is all on it's own! A day of rest, restoration, renewal and a clean beginning! This is the beginning of my week and what better way to spend it then just putzing around doing things that are spiritually uplifting! Alot of different things can be spiritually uplifting but for me it is just spending the day in a creative mode, seeing things through an artistic eye, all the wonders that God has created on this beautiful earth right down to the veins in a leaf! Taking time to enjoy the beauty that surrounds us!! Open your mind to these things and let the creative juices flow and wrap themselves around everything that is in your environment inside and out! Looking at things through the creative eye allows us to see things in a whole new light! To be truly creative, because I am such a visual person, I have to surround myself with lots and lots of eye candy!! To me some of the most beautiful eye candy is right out my back door into the world that God created! It is full of so many gorgeous details, colors, textures, feelings, smells, and I could just go on and on!!! So, look at the world around you today with a different eye, take time to smell the roses persay! Let me know what you see today and what inspires you to create. Life is good!! Enjoy it!!

Saturday, October 6, 2007

New Printer!!

Yes, I finally got a new printer to replace the one that broke down!! I got the HP Photosmart C5250 All-in-One which is a couple of steps up from my old one. I finally got it installed today and running. It will probably take me alot of trial and error to figure out all the bells and whistles on this one but hopefully it won't take me too long! I got another all-in-one just for the simple fact that I love having it all compacted into one spot on my desk instead of taking up all that space to have more then one machine to copy, scan and print! This one is alot bigger size wise then the last one but I was still able to make it work. I haven't printed any photos on it yet but hope to do so pretty soon! I just pray nothing else breaks for a long time!! Wish me luck!! TFL!!, TracyL

I scrapped all day!!!

Life just keeps getting better and better!! Amy and I got up early this morning and headed out for Archiver's so that we were there shortly after they opened and scrapped in the store until about 2:30pm and then packed up our stuff to take a little break until the crop at Hannah's. The crop started at 6pm and went until midnight and let me tell you it was a blast!! Tonight we introduced a new idea that Amy tossed out to Dana about having a Queen of the Crop for the night. Dana was all for it so we picked up a tiara and a feather boa all in shades of purple for royalty for our crowned Queen to wear for the entire evening!! We did this to get people interested in our Design Team blog and get things going with a little excitement at the crops! We drew a name out of the drawing bag and that lucky person became our Queen of the Crop and was treated extra special! She received a bag full of awesome goodies from Hannah's along with the treat of sitting on a Throne to scrap!! She got to sit on a nice soft cushioned chair!! And on top of that she received an additional 10% discount on all of her purchases for the night! What more could a girl ask for?! I will be posting her photo on the Design Team Blog hopefully on Monday or shortly there after since it will be my week to take care of the blog. I think I just might come up with some polls or games for us to play on the blog too so that our loyal readers can join in the fun......hmmm......I guess you will just have to check it out to see what will happen next!!! Lol!! I just love the suspense!! I also want to say a huge THANK YOU to Dana for letting us do this little bit of fun and pampering on crop night!! I think everyone should get the chance to be Queen for the day, don't you?! I know I am totally up for anything that helps others realize how special they are!! Hmmmm.....I wonder who the next special person will be to get pampered as the "Queen of the Crop"? I guess you will just have to go to the crops and find out and who knows it just might be you!! TFL!!, TracyL

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Oh my faithful printer, scanner and copier.....

I am so sad to see you go!!! Last night while trying to print some photos my all-in-one printer decided to up and die!!! It literally shot a couple of springs along with some other pieces and parts that I can't even begin to tell you what they are right out on the paper tray! So, needless to say it is toast. Now off to find a replacement that has all I want along with excellent photo printing and of course an awesome low price to fit in the budget!! Why do things like this have to happen when we least expect it!! I had just got done printing a gorgeous photo and BAM......no more!! Wish me luck with finding what I need and at a good price! Once that is accomplished I will then be able to focus back on my DT stuff and being creative. TFL!! TracyL

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

As requested!!

My sister Kay has been teasing me that I never mention her in my blog so there you go Sis!! Lol!! You have been officially mentioned!! Lol!! Anyways she also wanted to see a pic of the mini-album that I had done for the design team at the store so here is a pic of the cover.
The rest can be seen "live" at Hannah's in the mini-album display at the store. Such a teaser huh?!! Lol!! Ok, now that I have had enough fun with teasing my Sis for the day I really need to accomplish some other stuff around this studio of mine! I started getting my clear stamps organized so that I can take them with me to crops in the hopes that I will use them more frequently and actually know what I have!! Yeah right!! We will see!!


...the crop was awesome!! There was a pretty good sized group having fun shopping and working on layouts etc. so all in all it rocked! I know I personally got alot accomplished and am looking forward to this Friday's crop! You just can't beat having uninteruppeted crop time with food made by someone else and a store stocked full to shop in if you need something or just need inspiration! The best of everything! Here is one of the layouts that I got done for the store on crop night.

I also finished a frame using the same line of papers. They both feature my Great Niece Navarina who is now 16 years old! She is just growing up way to fast for me!! But don't they all grow up so fast before you know it?! I will try to post a pic of the frame once I get a photo of it taken. Hope everyone is having a great week!!