Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Tag! You're it! 7 things about Tracy!

This is the first time I've ever been tagged, and therefore, it's also the first time I'm doing the tagging! I hope I'm doing it right! :)

1. Link your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

7 things about Me!

1. I have lived in the same town all my life.
2. I can say the alphabet backwards!
3. If I could get paid to read, I would be in heaven!
4. I'm obsessed with the Harry Potter books!
5. I can't start the day without a Mt. Dew!
6. I am fiercely loyal to my friends.
7. I never, ever got detention in school.

I was tagged by Meredith!

I've tagged Alicia, Michele, Denice, Karrilee, Scrapping Virg, Kay, Amy, Vi, and Pam!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


As you can see, I follow many, many blogs! Whenever they are updated, I am there! I read each and every one and I get SO many ideas from them!

I came across one today that is giving away over ***$1000*** in "blog candy"! This all benefits the Alzheimer's Association, and it's a very worthy cause.

All the information can be found at her website here

Please check it out. The sooner we can get rid of this horrible disease, the better!

Autumn Layout

We're heading to Hersheypark this afternoon, but I finished these pages this morning and wanted to post them!

I've been waiting for my LSS to get this paper in. Isn't it gorgeous??? The pictures simply do NOT do it justice! It's by BoBunny, and it's just stunning!

These pictures are from 3 years ago. Kacy was so little then!

I used some black and some copper metallic paper to contrast with the BoBunny paper. I really love this layout!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Numbers Layout and Spark People Challenge!

The challenge was to use 5 pictures, 4 colors, 3 brads, 2 stamped images or stickers, and 1 journaling block. I did it using pictures of my niece, my in-laws, and two great-aunts!

Monday, September 15, 2008

A quick card...

Each month, I send out cards to my Tastefully Simple Top Ten team members with the highest sales for that month. Those cards are usually quick and simple- no layering or fancy stuff! LOL

This month, I decided to start sending out anniversary cards to my team members. This is the card I came up with- what do you think?

It's very, very simple. It's SU! paper, and the flowers and saying are from one of their retired sets (I believe it's retired, I could be wrong). The retangle is an old CTMH stamp.

Being as I eventually have to stamp well over 100 of these over the next year, I wanted to keep it simple, but pretty. I think it works!

Congratulations to my husband!!!

My husband entered his third body building competition on Saturday (for those on Spark People, that's where I was ALL DAY). He placed FOURTH in each of his categories- WOO-HOO!!!

I am so incredibly proud of him. It takes a lot of dedication and commitment to do this. His willpower is amazing- I'm in awe, I really am!

Here are some pictures...

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Family Scrapbook

I LOVE these "word books" made by Bo Bunny! They have so many to choose from: Family, Beach, Travel, Party, Love, Believe, and a few more that I can't remember! LOL

I did this Family one back in July or August, and I wanted to share it here! If you have any of these books, please share your pictures! This is my first one, and it's not overly embellished, but I really like how it turned out! Kacy likes looking through it, too- after all, it *is* for her! :)

Here is the front, and 2 pictures from the inside of the book! Enjoy!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Want some blog candy?

(by the way, I am SO doing this sometime soon!)

But for now, I found out about this awesome blog, and I wanted to share the opportunity with anyone who visits here!!! Enjoy! :)

First Birthday with Blue's Clues!

My goal was 10 pages at my crop yesterday, and I finished 9! WOO-HOO!!! Not too bad, I don't think, considering the first 3 hours were eating and socializing! LOL

Kacy is 3 1/2, and I have yet to scrap one single first birthday picture... until yesterday!!! Here are the pages I did:

On this one, I did some "hidden journaling" for the first time, under the cake picture. I don't know if my cutter isn't cutting properly or if it was me (gee, imagine that!), but my paper didn't fit together very nicely in some of these layouts. I was a little discouraged by that, but I think they got pretty good anyway! :)

Here is the next one:

I used CTMH paper in Pansy Purple and Moonstruck, and then I had several Blue's Clues papers, as well. I know it's not as "bright" as perhaps a first birthday should be, but the colors all work well together and the focus is definitely on the pictures!

I was so excited that I remembered to save one of her birthday napkins!!! I also, for the first time EVER, used rub-ons! I bought some at the store to try at home, so we'll see if I really like them.

I love these pictures! She was peeking at her gifts- what child wouldn't? I mean, really?

Coaster Picture Frame

We were talking about coasters on a recent Spark People Scrap to Lose thread, and I mentioned this picture frame coaster. My friend showed me how to make these- this is the only one I've finished so far, but I have more coasters on the way!!!

Kacy's First Scrapbook Page(s)!

I was at an all-day crop yesterday, and Kacy got there with about 5 hours to go. She did some "scrapping" of her own! I think her pages are just lovely! :)