Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Where has the summer gone?

Seriously, where the heck has the summer gone?! It seems like we just got over one of the worst winters ever and summer had just started when I look at the calendar to see that it is already the end of August! I'm not trying to rush summer out the door any faster then it is already going but I could not wait to work with the new Vintage Moon line from Pink Paislee. It is definitely an indian summer or fallish line of papers and I do love the fall colors soo much that I just had to switch gears. And on top of it I have this gorgeous picture of Abigail, Zach, and Isabelle just calling to me to be scrapped! So that is just what I did at the SIS Crop on Saturday! Here it is: Love, love, love this line of papers!! So much so that if I could have bought more of it at the crop I would have in a heartbeat!!! I see that alot of the kit clubs out there are in love with it too and are featuring it in their kits for September! I am soo tempted to join another club just to get more of this yummy paper!!! I must maintain control and not give in to the urge!! Lol!! So if you see this line in the stores I highly recommend it!! TFL!, Tracy

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Saturday was AWESOME!!

This last Saturday was an all day crop for SIS at Craft Fancy in Arlington Heights Illinois. Craft Fancy is a brand new scrapbook store that opened up not too long ago and let me tell you they are a fully loaded store!! I totally am going back again sometime soon just to shop! They have lots of goodies!!! The crop was lots of fun and I took some pics before it started and we all got settled in because I knew once I got started scrappin' I would totally forget to take anymore! Oh yeah the camera was totall forgotten the rest of the night! LOL!!! Ok, here are the photos showing you the crop room and my good friend Cricket and my new friend Nan beginning to scrap and then a photo from the crop room looking out into the store. I actually managed to get some layouts done, oh ok only 2 but hey that is alot for me!! I will take photos of them sometime in the next couple of days and post them! I have a busy weekend ahead of me! I will be heading up to spend the weekend with my sister Kay to hang with her while she babysits the Dom!! Getting to have Dom there for the weekend is an added bonus to getting to spend some time with my Sis! I hope I can remember to pack my camera this time so that I can get some more pics of the cutie!! Ok, I need to get off this computer and get to work on my first challenge from GOT SKETCH 102!! You would not believe how many have already accomplished the first challenge!! They are super speedy and blowing my mind over there let me tell you! Thanks for stopping by, Tracy

Friday, August 15, 2008

Great Nephews and Nieces......

Make the world go around!!! I have been so blessed with a Great Niece and now a Great Nephew!! I haven't posted any pics of him till today because I hadn't had my act together in awhile and am just now getting it together!! Lol!! So, here is a pic of my new Great Nephew Domenic and his adoring Great Auntie Tracy...... Sorry I didn't take time to photo shop it so it is a little dark but still an awesome pic in my book!! The Mommy and Daddy, Shelbie and Chad, asked my hubby and I way before the baby was born if we would be his God-Parents and of course we ecstatically said YES!! He is just a little over 3 and 1/2 months right now and is the love of our lives!! The hubby adores this little guy as much if not more then I do which I didn't think was possible!! Lol!! Here is a pic of hubby and Dom back on Mother's Day when we got to see Dom for the very first time...... Isn't he just the cutest!! Now onto some scrappy stuff. I did a layout the last time I went to a crop and finally finished it up just a day ago which is sad I know!! I just have not really had any mojo at all! I finally decided to check out some of the sketches from Valerie Salmon's sketches (which I must say totally ROCK) to help me get back into scrapping. So here is the result of me using one of Valerie's sketches.... Plus I made myself use only the stuff that came in one of my kits from Bad Girls and that was it!! Totally hard for me to do so it is a good thing that Wendy really packs her kits full of goodies!! Lol!! This is a pic of my Great Niece Navarina who is also the greatest joy in my life! She has become such a gorgeous young lady and has matured so much!! I am so proud of her!!! Love you tons Nav!! Ok, that is all for today, I had better get my hinder in gear and get ready for cropping tomorrow night at Archiver's. I got to start packing my stuff now or trust me I will just throw stuff in at the last minute and it is not a pretty site!! LOL!! Thanks for stopping by! Tracy