Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas Crafty

Still doing that Christmas stuff that I can't post yet because they are gifts. I'm taking pictures along the way.

Here is a great shopping site:

I'm placing it on my favs list :-)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Bad Haircut

I got such a bad haircut 3 weeks ago, I'm seriously thinking about flying 3,000 miles round trip to have my cousin Laura fix it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Where has the time gone? I can't believe I haven't blogged in a long time. I guess I've been paying more attention to Facebook. I'm busy now creating Christmas presents and cards, so I don't have anything that I can post yet.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Tiggy's cousin spotted on hiking trail

Kirk saw Tiggy's cousin on the hiking trail at Rancho San Antonio this morning...a mountain lion. The mountain lion was about 75 feet ahead of them on the trail. Of course he didn't get a picture. Kirk and his hiking buddy were a little scared to even think about getting a picture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Quickutz Epic vs the Big Shot

Well, I used the Epic with the clear cutting mat it came with and a clear XL Big Shot cutting mat. They are very similar in height. I was cutting a Bigz XL Sizzix die. It was a little hard to get it started, but once I did it worked fine. I'm not too thrilled with the handle. A little flimsy for such a big die. I still like my Big Shot more.

I'll give an update once I use a Quickutz die in it.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

LiveSTRONG San Jose

Kirk completed his 50 mile bike ride around San Jose today. I'll be posting a picture of him finishing by tomorrow.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Altered Book entries

I've been a creating fool. An altered book page swap I'm in is almost done. Well, my entries at least. I only have 4 more to do. Here is the latest pages I've turned in.

Update...Moms visit

My mother came to visit for 2.5 weeks. We had a good time...a lot of shopping and day trips to Napa, Gilroy and the beach.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Altered Page 4 Shoes

I am very proud of how this one turned out. I saw this in the Marie Antoinette issue of Somerset and just had to make it. I used wallpaper to make the shoe cone. The background is an embossed napkin that I painted with Making Memories Glaze paint.

Altered Page 3 Through the Window

I had a lot of fun creating this page. I used the Stampington window stamp and cut it out to place woman image behind it. The flowers are created with Flower Soft. The background is blue acrylic paint. When dried, I sponge white acrylic paint to look like clouds.

Altered Page 2 Birds

Pretty basic. I used Hero Art wood stamp for the background. The bird cage is Basic Grey. I also used my Versamark Dazzle pad to put a sparkle on the acrylic painted items.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Haven't posted much in April

I was sick for 5 days, started to feel better for a day and then had a sinus infection that put me down for 5 days...the day I started to feel normal I sprained my ankle. It's 8 days later and I'm starting to feel normal. The ankle is still really bruised and still hurts a lot, but I can get around much better now. Drove for the first time yesterday. This was the same ankle I sprained in 2002/2003 and that took 2 years to heal so who knows.

That was my month of April 2009, fun huh?

Clubscrap Pro Scrapbookers/Cardmakers League

This is why I haven't posted much on my blog. I joined a weekly card making contest that lasted 8 weeks. Our team, the Penguins had to make more cards then the Gazelle's every week. If your team won you got a project and shopping discount. We won 4 times! This picture has over 470 cards in it.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

GAB2009 Page 1

GAB means Girls Altering Books. This is our third round. Here is my entry:

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Busy, Busy, Busy

CHA stuff keeps coming into ScrapLovers and Scrapbook Island. Tim Holtz stamps, Brights & Lights Alcohol Inks, Inkadinkado stamps, etc etc

I'm also participating in a Clubscrap 8 week long PSL (Pro Scrapbooker League) making cards every week for points towards the prize. I'll have pics to post eventually.

I also found some of Tim's monthly tag ideas I completed but didn't post yet.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Tracy is post

Ok, I lasted a month, the last couple of days I shopped at Michaels, Scraplovers & Scrapbook Island. I also received an order from Flourishes in the mail.

I'm bored of this blogging project, so I'm going to stop at the end of the month. However, I will post when I think I received something super cool that I'm really excited about :-)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

My Quickutz order came today: 4x4 storage sheets, cupcake, laterns & cake

What Tracy is Buying?

Monday, January 26, 2009: My Artchix order arrived via the mail. Some cool playing cards that give you ideas on what techniques to use in your art. An ATC kit and some crowns.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

Scrapbook Island: A "few" sheets of scrapbook paper

Friday, January 23, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

UPS delivered my Stampin Up new cattie order!!!!! New white organdy ribbon, sizzix dies, hearts punch, texture plates and STAMPS!!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

Ebay: Cricut Tinkerbell cartridge arrived it for $44 including shipping....not bad getting it this fast since I just realized I wanted it last Saturday at the Ranch House Crop.

What Tracy is Buying?

Weds 1/21/09 - After going to the denist for a filling I needed some retail therapy. Just went to a different Michaels and Beverelys and bought some odds and ends.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

My Hero Arts order came in today...went to ScrapLovers and did a little shopping.

Scrapbook Island: Little Red Bicycle valentines stuff

Michaels: foam brushes 20 for $1.00, wood frames to use with my cuttlebug embossing folders and Perfect Pearls I was missing.

What Tracy is Buying?

Monday 1/19/09: - Some Tuesday teaser dies and all of the new embossing folders.

Monday, January 19, 2009

What Tracy is buying?

Oops...that didn't take long to totally forget to post.

Friday 1/16/09: Hallmark Scrapbook - Sizzix dies

Saturday 1/17/09: ScrapLovers - paper, adhesive, Pine Needles distress ink

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What Tracy is Buying?

I bought a 2008-2009 Spring Summer Spanish Stampin Up catalog from my upline :-) They got different samples, don't laugh.

2008 Tim's Holtz 12 Days of Christmas Last Pic

2008 Tim's Holtz 12 Days of Christmas

2007 Tim's 12 Days of Christmas Tags The Rest

2007 Tim's 12 Days of Christmas Tags

Tim Tags 2008 Monthly Challenges

I don't know why I can't get the pictures to post in the correct direction...ok, yeah I do, but I'm too lazy to fix it.

Precious Metal Clay

Here are some clay/silver pieces I made at ScrapLovers

Altered Book I made in December

I took a class from Lisa Super at ScrapLovers and made this book. I has a pull out metal drawer too. We used Modge Podge and scrap paper, tissue paper and some prima trinkets. I had to buy the woman stamp…came in the mail yesterday.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Stampin Up 2008-2009 Spring Summer is in the house!

I went over to my uplines to pick up a cattie from her. She got her great rewards catalogs a day before I'm due to receive my preordered catalogs.

I've already been through the catalog at least 4 times and will probably take it to bed with me. I have my order ready that I'll place next week and 2 more orders that I'll place on Feb 1st for Sellabration.

No problem making my quarterly minimum this quarter. I even passed on few things that I'll consider buying when I see some samples.

What Tracy is buying?

UPS: brought me some Stampers Anonymous stamps. The Paramount Christmas unmounted stamp sets. I very large woman face that I used in an altered book class and a side profile of a Victorian looking lady.

Mail: An order from Hallmark Scrapbook, my favorite Sizzix die company. I got 4-5 new dies.

Friday, January 9, 2009

What Tracy is buying?

I think I forgot to post something already....Michaels: Ranger misters and Prima Paper pads.

Today: ScrapLovers - 25% off sale...stocked up on Ranger products and bought a few Copic markers in grey tones.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

What Tracy is buying?

Close to my Heart new cattie order arrived today via UPS. Yum yum yum. I really recommend earning the Key to My Heart papercrafting special this month. The paper and HUGE stamp set is well worth it!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

What is Tracy Buying?

Scrapbook Island: Making Memories Love Notes line...assorted paper pad and bling letters. White rubons, Tim's blending tool, Tim's spider web mask and white flocking

Michaels: THEY GOT NEW STUFF New Making Memories stuff that must be a special release for them and some Autumn Leaves stuff. I bought some alcohol ink replacements, valentines themed card blanks, cute $1 stamp and a whole bunch of mini ornaments to use on my Tim Holtz tags at 70% off. Oh yeah, Just Cards new issue and Artist Cafe by Stampington

Barnes & Noble
: Well this is a craft related I also bought the Stampington Journaling and In Love special issues.

I'm a pretty happy camper...I always am when I get new Stampington Mags

I should have went to the food store but I was pooped at all that shopping :-)

Monday, January 5, 2009

What Tracy is buying?

I received some charms from a NY Etsy shop. Cats and birds.

What I'm working on

I've started Tim Holtz's 12 Days of Christmas tags 2007. I've completed 10 tags so far. Have 2 more to do, then I can start the 2008 12 Tags! This is so much fun. I'm learning some pretty cool techniques. So far, weathered wood is my favorite.

I'll be posting pictures soon. Want to keep creating while the Muse feels like playing!

Friday, January 2, 2009

What Tracy is buying?

In the mail: I received my November Quickutz order and Aftermidnight Stamps order of some Krafty Lady art moulds, fantasy film, Jen caputo ATC binder and a free bag of unmounted rubber that was flippin awesome

ScrapLovers: 2 bottles of Paint Dabbers and Tim's sprockets