Wednesday, January 10, 2007

hello all....long long long time no post. hoping to get back into the swing of things. the last time I talked here I was going through a very rough time. I lost my grandmother...who had helped raise me and with who I was very close. The next week we lost my uncle. Then we lost my husband's grandmother.So...I took some time off. I spent lots of time with my boys...going to the park and movies. Doing lots of crafts. I worked extra hours in my oldest's kindergarten class. We shopped. We cuddled. We got ready for xmas (which I realllllly was not in the mood for).

Christmas was "ok". The boys had a fabulous time. They love the lights and decorations. The magic is so there for them. We had started to get sick right before and are still battling it...but I thankfully have gotten the worst of it (two yes TWO bouts of pink eye for me...one each for them...and sinus/ear infections for me too...geesh). But they had a good time. Lots of spoiling occured.I really do NOT want to take down my decorations, which is too funny seeing as I didn't want to put them up in the first place.

The sun has been shining here...though darn cold in the early morning. We have been outside as much as possible...played at the park yesterday for hours with some friends. too fun.

I am going to Minnesota with the famdamily next month...going to see Greg, Missy and the boys. So excitedddd!

So...what else. I am no longer on the Rakscraps CT...I needed time to heal and didn't think it was fair to them for me to not participate. I am also not an admin over at Scrappindigikreations anymore and I stepped down from Digital Freebies...jsut finishing this month's sketch challenge. Same reason. They are all being very loving and supportive. I also decided to not worry about designing kits right now...instead I want to scrap my little heart out. I am actually thinking of trying out for some creative teams...so if you know of some calls I should see, let me know. And if you are a designer or on a team, put in a good word for me pretty please. I promise I will do a great job promoting you/them, lol. (shameless aren't I?? heheh).

Here are some layouts I have been popping out.....











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I also have a fun little freebie to share...I made some stitches and holes to use on some layouts...thought I would share those with you all...leave some love if you snag them. you can see them used in my snow day layout above. If you have problems downloading..come back later...too many ppl might be trying to get them.

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Ok...I am off to exercise!!! woohooot. Gonna make it part my daily life. Then work with Hayden and to play!!!

hope you all have a fab day!!!

be kind to each other.

21 comments:

Monica said...

Thank you for sharing with us-- so sorry to hear about the loss of your family members and all the illnesses you've been battling. Here's wishing you speedy recovery and a blessed 2007!

Meredith said...

Hi Tracy! So glad you are back! I have been so worried about you! I love the beautiful layouts you have created. Thanks for the stitches. I was admiring them on your layout yesterday! Good luck with everything and take your time healing. Your family has been through a lot the last few months. You are still in my thoughts and prayers!

Melissa said...

Thanks for the lovely freebie!

BansGran said...

thanks so much for the awesome freebie Tracy.. it is so kind of you to share!!!

I also hope that life gets easier...

Raji said...

Oh, Tracy, glad to see that you're blogging again. Gorgeous layouts, you'll start getting into teams in no time.

Genevieve said...

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family members!

Your layouts are gorgeous, though. You have such a beautiful style!

twoboyz00 said...

Thanks so much for the stitches. The layouts look really nice!

Kim said...

Awww, Tracy! Big hugs to you!! I've so missed seeing you around. Sounds like simplifying was a good thing for you and very much needed. The layouts are all just wonderful!

The stitches are really fun. Thanks so much for sharing them. :)

Connie said...

I hope you and your family are all healthy again quicky! You've created some gorgeous layouts.

The stitches are wonderful - TFS!

hosanhelwa said...

I've missed you Tracy!!! Glad that you're feeling better, and that things are starting to pick up! Your LO are absolutely stunning!!! And those stitches are great, thanks so much for sharing them!

Dana said...

Lovley LOs - thank you for sharing the stitches.

Monique said...

The stitches and holes are great! Thank you.

Josie said...

The stitches are wonderful. And, I love the little holes too! Thanks so much for sharing them!

Tania said...

Lady, those layouts are rockin'! So glad to see you scrapping again!!

Anonymous said...

Great layouts and thanks for sharing

Lizzerd said...

love the stitches! tfs

paintingsiggi said...

Love the stitches! Thank you for sharing this great freebie!!

kimsmith said...

Tracy, thanks for the updates :). You know my thoughts and hugs are with you and my CA family........

Your lo's are awesome - totally from the heart! Love to see that you are scrapping again!

Thanks for the freebies, too!

Kendra said...

Thank you so much for the stitches!

grambie said...

Love the papers & their beautiful texture & softness. The colors are so versatile & will complement any kit. I tried to find the ScrapDish kit before, but couldn't find it from their email. Nice to visit you for the 1st time. Had a time trying to leave this message. I rejoin google, so hope this works.

Sylvia said...

Thanks so much for this great freebie!