Monday, December 31, 2012

Molly Mondays - LGS - Dec wk 5

Helloooo crafty friends!  Happy New Year's Eve!

I have here this weeks layout for Lets Get Sketchy!  There is no actual sketch to follow, but there is a challenge.  Which is to scrap a "not so picture perfect" photo.  That one photo you wouldnt normally scrap because its out of focus, bad lighting, uneven, or you cut off the subject.  Whatever the case may be, get that picture and scrap it!  I have so many of them and for some reason I cant seem to delete them.  So this challenge was perfect and I loved completing it!

Here is what I came up with...

This is me with my granddaughter, Molly.  I recently started babysitting a couple days a week since her mom went back to work, with one of those days being Monday.  So now my Mondays are called Molly Mondays.  This picture is "not so picture perfect"  It's our mirrored reflection that I took with my phone.  The lighting is horrible, the color is horrible, it's out of focus and there is some large object in the way.  But I dont care, its the memory that is priceless!  I just couldnt delete it!

Now its your turn.  We all have that "bad" photo!  Get scrappy and get creative!  I cant wait to see what you come up with.

Thanks for stopping by and have a safe and happy New Year!
Tracy xo

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Pregnancy mini book "BABY"

Hello friends!  How was your Christmas?  Are things winding down for you yet?  Not so much on my end, but after the New Year I think it will and I'll have more time to scrap!  Actually I love this time of year, so I'll take the chaos while I can!

During this busy time, I finally completed this mini book for my DIL and I wanted to share it.  Mind you, I started it in August!  I always seem to do this... start a project, set it aside and then finish it at the very last minute!  Why do I do this???? 

Anyway, I am happy with how it turned out.  All the photos are taken by me!  It was so much fun trying new poses.  Thank goodness for Pinterest!  Jen was so patient with me and my camera during her pregnancy and so was our son Matt, and I thank them for that.

I dont make many mini books, but with the few that I have completed I make all the pages the same size.  But with this one I made the front and back cover larger, to protect the inner pages.  I wasnt so sure about this, but I really like it!  What do you think?

Front cover...

pages 1 and 2...

pages 3 and 4...

pages 5 and 6...

pages 7 and 8...


pages 9 and 10...

back cover...

The paper collection I used is Beautiful Moments by Carta Bella and most of my embellies, etc. are misc goodies that I have stashed.  

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a safe and happy New Year!
Tracy xo

Monday, December 17, 2012

Double Vision - LGS - Dec wk 3

Hello Hello!  And happy Monday to you!  How was your weekend?  Mine was great!  I got in some scrappy time and some family time.  It seems to be harder and harder to do anything relaxing with Christmas just around the corner. 

Anyway...  we've got a new sketch at Lets Get Sketchy this week and here it is.  I sure hope you find time to join in with at least one of them this month.

and here is my DT take on it after turning the sketch...

My daughter went through a phase where she was constantly taking pictures of herself.  With this one she was leaning against a mirror and caught her reflection as well.  I just think it looks so cool. 

Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments are much appreciated!
Tracy xo

Monday, December 3, 2012

Love Love Love You - LGS Dec wk 1

G'morning!  G'morning!
Its Monday so that means a new sketch is up at Lets Get Sketchy! and here it is...


and here is my DT take on it...

Pictured above is the love of my life and I felt this sketch was a perfect way to advertise just that.  There are so many possibilities with this sketch, so be sure to visit Lets Get Sketchy to join in!  A new sketch is added weekly and you have the full month to play along.
Thanks for stopping by!
Tracy xo

Monday, November 26, 2012

Whoo loves you? LGS - Nov wk4

Hello Hello and Happy belated Turkey Day! 

How was your holiday?  Mine was fabulous!  I hosted Thanksgiving this year and I made my very first turkey.  I was a nervous wreck that it would not turn out, and boyyy was I wrong!  Golden brown on the outside and juicy on the inside - it was picture perfect!  And trust me I got plenty of them to show it off!

Anyway, onto this weeks Lets Get Sketchy sketch.  Its a fun one!  I'm such a sucker for owls.  Here is the sketch...

and here is my DT take on it...
This is our granddaughter and its been such a joy since she entered our lives in July.  I just love her to pieces!
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Enjoy your Monday!
Tracy xo

Monday, November 19, 2012

READY - LGS Nov wk3

G'morning scrappy friends!

I had such a fabulous weekend!  Family time, scrappy time and great weather!  It was as close to perfect for me.  How was your weekend?

I have here today this weeks sketch from Lets Get Sketchy...

and here is my DT take on it...
This is Jen, my DIL and she is READY to burst!  On this day she was told they are inducing labor and to arrive at the hospital at 7pm.  Of course, I had to get that one last shot for scrapbooking purposes and memories too *hehe* 
Be sure to join in on Lets Get Sketchy weekly sketches for your chance to win some goodies!  Its a great site for inspiration :)  
Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please leave your thoughts and become a follower!  I love the feedback and company :)
Tracy xo 


Monday, November 5, 2012

He still calls her Sissy - LGS - Nov wk1

Good morning!  Happy Monday to you!

I have here my DT layout from Lets Get Sketchy for this week...

These are my adult children and can you believe he still calls her "Sissy"  I find it special that he still does this and I love hearing it!

I like how my layout turned out!  The flower is ribbon just shaped and stapled together with an embellishment in the center, to hide the staples, and the leftover tail is twisted and secured down.  So easy and so darn cute!

This is LGS Nov week 1 sketch to follow...

I hope you find time to participate with this months sketches at Lets Get Sketchy!  Remember, you have the full month to complete the weekly sketches and to be eligible for the monthly prize... AND also, starting this month you can apply for becoming a guest designer!  How fun is that!!  All you have to do is add "GDT" next to your name when uploading your layout and at the end of the month a random drawing will take place to all layouts interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy xo

Monday, October 29, 2012

Who's Who? LGS Oct wk 5 - scraplift

Hello hello!  Happy Monday to you!

I'm here showing off my scraplift DT layout.  Since there was an extra Monday this month, Lets Get Sketchy decided to do something a little different.  Instead of a weekly sketch to follow, we are having a scraplift challenge, of a past LGS sketch and of a fellow designer.  My designer being Laurie!  And what an awesome designer she is!  Be sure to check out her work.

Here is Laurie's layout in which I lifted...

and here is my DT lift...

The first picture is of me, taken in 1972 and the second is my daughter, taken in 1995.  Look at us, same age, same pose, same hair, and same smile.  This is so cool!  Like mother, like daughter wouldnt you say?  I just love it!

Now, out of the layouts posted this week at Lets Get Sketchy, pick one and scraplift it!  How much fun is that?  So many choices!  You have through November 4 to complete it. I'm excited to see what you come up with. 

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Tracy xo

Monday, October 22, 2012

center piece - LGS Oct wk4

Goood morning!  Hope your weekend was good! 
Mine was fabulous!  I spent it at a weekend scrapbook retreat with my scrappy girls and I was very productive.

Here I have this weeks sketch from Lets Get Sketchy.  I sure hope you are finding some time to participate.  There is always a nice prize to win!

and here is my take on it...

This is the center piece I made for my DIL's baby shower.  I got the idea from Pinterest and had to give it a try.  It was pretty simple to make and I just LOVE how it turned out!  So, of course, I had to scrap it. 

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope to see you back!
Tracy xo

Monday, October 15, 2012

Time Capsule - LGS Oct wk3

Good morning!
Oh, what a scrappy weekend I had and it was so fun!  I hold monthly crops during the colder months and this past Saturday was my first one of the season and it was such a delight to have all my girls back!  I've missed them!  I was able to get my scrapping on with such pleasant company.

I have here my DT layout for Lets Get Sketchy! Oct wk3.  I do hope you are participating with their sketches, since more time has been allowed.  This makes it so much easier on many, I'm sure :)

Here is the sketch...

and here is my design...

This is my daughter with her time capsule that her 3rd grade class made for the new millennium and its not to be opened until she graduates.  We tucked it away safely and when graduation came along in 2009 (nine years later) we dug it out!  It was so exciting going through all that she stored away.  This is such a cool thing to do!  Great memories!

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope to see you back :)
Tracy xo

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

I Love my Cats - LGS Oct wk 2

Hello Hello and happy Tuesday!
I'm here today to show off my DT layout for Lets Get Sketchy Oct week 2 sketch.  Its a fun one!  Join in with us, remember you have the full month to complete our sketches! 

We have also added a new twist at LGS, you can become a guest designer!  Starting with the November sketches, if you are interested, all you have to do when you upload your layout is put the letters "GDT" beside your name and thats it!  Easy peasy!  One of you will be randomly chosen.  Head over to Lets Get Sketchy for full details.

Ok, on to this weeks sketch, here is what we had to work with...

and here is my take on it...

I'm just crazy about my cats and they are so spoiled!  But thats ok, they spoil me too.  Life is good with my furry boys :)

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment.  I love the feedback, it keeps me going!
Tracy xo

Monday, October 1, 2012

Love 2 Shop - LGS Oct wk 1

Good morning! 

I'm showing off my design team layout for this weeks sketch at Lets Get Sketchy!  Challenge rules have changed up a bit, which I will explain after you see my layout. 

This is the sketch.  A fun one to work with!  So much you can do with this one!

and here is my take...

This is my daughter and I enjoying another hobby of mine, shopping!  Spending the day together in Chicago.   Instead of ribbon cuts below the picture, I advertised shopping brands that I like.  I like how it turned out.  I wonder if those company brands are willing to pay me for advertising?  Haha! 

As I stated above, LGS is changing up their weekly challenges.  Starting today, October 12 - Instead of the deadline for each challenge being weekly, you now have until the end of the month to complete each sketch.  There will be seperate links to each weekly sketch.  Sketches will still be posted on Mondays of each week and there will continue to be 4 sketches a month. 
We are hoping this helps and gives you more time to join in the fun! 
Because of the changes you will now be required to complete 3 of the 4 sketches in order to be in the drawing for the sponsored prize each month.

Ok, now that its all explained, get over to Lets Get Sketchy and get to work on this weeks sketch!  While you are there check out all the DT's work for inspiration!

Good luck and Happy Scrapping!  Thanks for stopping by!
Tracy xo

Friday, September 28, 2012

Brand New - The Paper Girls Challenge #16 Baby

G'afternoon friends! 
I'm here to show off my layout for The Paper Girls Challenge - about babies!  Anything goes about baby, so I couldnt pass it up.  PERFECT for me since we have a new baby in the family!  I just love showing off our first granddaughter anyway I can!  She was just born in July. 

There she is!  Say hello to Molly!  Grammie saying hello, Daddy saying hello and Grandpa saying hello....and yes, that is all her hair!  

Thanks for stopping by and please come back again! 
xo Tracy

Monday, September 24, 2012

His new summer passion - LGS #30

G'morning friends!  I'm here to share my design team layout from this weeks sketch at Lets Get Sketchy!  Be sure to join in, the sketch was just posted today!  You'll have a chance to win an awesome prize!

LGS #30 sketch...

and my take...

I turned the sketch and cut my picture into thirds.  I am happy with the outcome.  I like the look of cut pictures.  And to the left, I used a paint sample swatch from Lowe's.  I grabbed a handful of them on my last visit *hehe*  I love new ideas!

Thanks for stopping by!  Please leave a comment and I hope to see you back!

xo Tracy

Riviera Maya, Mexico - LGS #29

Hello Friends!  And happy Monday to you. 

I'm running a week behind, so forgive me.  Its been somewhat hectic around the house for me and I've been feeling overwhelmed.  But enough about me, lets move on to scrapping!

This was my design layout for Lets Get Sketchy! from last weeks sketch.  I dont often work with large whole circles but this was a fun layout to do.  I like the turnout.

LGS #29 Sketch...

and here is my design...

Check out Lets Get Sketchy! now and join in on the weekly sketches and check out my work while you are there!  Thanks for stopping by, I love the audience!

xo Tracy

Monday, September 10, 2012

Team B reveal

Hello Scrappy friends!
Today was the big reveal for Team B at Lets Get Sketchy! and its a good one!  Be sure to check it out!  I took part in it as well.

The designers at LGS are broke up into two teams, A & B, (me being on team A)  But we can take part in all sketches, which I plan to do if time allows me.

Here is Team B's reveal sketch...

and here is my take on it...

Join in on this weeks sketch, it was just posted today! 

Stay tuned for more layouts soon and thanks for stopping by
xo Tracy

The big reveal - Team A

Hello Hello!
Last Monday, Sept 3, was the big reveal at Lets Get Sketchy! with their new design team members, me being one of them!  Yayy!  So I apologize for being late with my post.  Better late than never, right?

It was an awesome reveal and full of many awesome layouts.  We've got such talented ladies over there!  So get over to Lets Get Sketchy! and check it out!  Become a fan and join in on the weekly sketches!  And check out my work while you are there!

This was the sketch used for the big reveal...

and here was my take on it as a designer!!  Ohh I love the sound of that!

This is going to be so much fun!  I'm just thrilled to pieces about being a designer for LGS!  Be sure to visit their site! 

Thanks for stopping by!
xo Tracy

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Its official! I am a LGS Design Team member!!

Yayyy to me!!  YAYYY to me again! 

I am officially a Lets Get Sketchy! Design Team member and I'm so excited about this!  These ladies are awesome!  Such a warm friendly group.  I feel so honored and I look forward to getting my designing on!

Please check it out and be sure to check out all the new designers, including their awesome blogs!  You'll just love the site and the inspiration it gives you.  Join us in participating with this weeks sketch!  You still have time :)

Stay tuned for some of my layouts very soon! :)

xo Tracy

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Lets Get Sketchy! #25

Here again with this week's Lets Get Sketchy! sketch.  Here is what I had to work with...

and here is what I came up with...

This one was so much fun!  I LOVE showing off our new granddaughter!  Thanks so much for looking.


Saturday, August 25, 2012

Lets Get Sketchy DT call

I was so excited to find out that Lets Get Sketchy is having a Design Team call!  I have been a fan and a follower of thiers since day one.  I feel so honored to have a chance to join this awesome group of Ladies!  The call runs through tomorrow, so I am just in time!  Wish me luck!

Here is the sketch to follow for the call...

and here is my take on it...

Thanks for the opportunity Lets Get Sketchy!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Lets Get Sketchy! #24

Oh goodness!  Hello scrappy friends.
Its been a few months for me and I'm hoping to ease my way into scrapping again.  I sure am missing it!  Summertime is hard for me to stay indoors, it just isnt long enough for us in the Midwest. 

A few of my scrappy girls got me out to Archivers yesterday and I got my scrap on! 

I followed Lets Get Sketchy! sketch #24.  Here it is...

And here is my take on it...

Thanks for looking and I hope to get back into it very soon!  Thanks Lets Get Sketchy! for the inspiration!


Friday, April 20, 2012

The Paper Girls Challenge = #6

Hello Hello!  And happy Friday!
Here is the photo inspiration I followed on The Paper Girls Challenge site for my layout.  The challenge was to use it in anyway you wanted.  I used the grid design.  Love it!

and here is my take...

I really had fun with this one! 

Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Paper Bakery - april #1

Cutting it close AGAIN! 
Here is the sketch to follow for this challenge at The Paper Bakery

and here is my take on it...

Thanks for looking!

Lets Get Sketchy - challenge 6

Yikes!  I'm cutting it close!  With only hours left to go!  Here is the sketch for Lets Get Sketchy challenge

and here is my take on it...

Thanks for looking! :)