Monday, July 09, 2007

hi chiquita bananas! how are you all today? I hope wonderful. I am well rested and happy for once on a monday,lol. bran (dh) watched the boys quite a bit so I could rest and get some things done. and then he cooked me the most amazing dinner last night. yum yum. tequila, lime, spicy chicken; grilled jerk pineapple and mango; pasta with alfredo sauce and red peppers and sundried tomatoes; yellow and green squash with onions and cinnamon and bread. yum yum. I am going to restart my diet today (yes AGAIN smart alecs) and he made my fave things for me. what a dream boat he can be.

the boys have been pretty good ;)

my mom is coming up today.

how much better can it get,lol.

thougth I would share some things I have found lately.

I realllly want this...forearm forklift. We do a lot of lifting in my family and it just seems like I have to have it!

and this site...as seen on tv guys...they always beat the prices of the informercials, lol

Just finished reading Khaled Hosseini's second novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns (the author of hte kite runner). Wow. I loved it! I didn't want to put it down. I was drawn to the characters instantly. Felt their emotions as if they were my own. I was able to follow all that went on in their contry and learned a lot too. Just a wonderfully written book. I can't wait to see what he writes next.

I have a deep fear going on right now. I don't spend A LOT of time here on the puter...but am starting to get carple tunnel. my wrist kills, fingers are swollen, pad of palm under thumb hurts and is numb. feeling it now in forearm. I have tried to fix my workspace...got a gel pad...do the exercises. Any help and advice is welcomed...I hate to think I might have to step away from my beloved scrapping. shivering in horror.

anyhoos. here are a couple new pages (still trying to finish that shutterfly book :) )






phewwww. still a lot to go,lol.

does anyone have a konica minolta dimage z10 camera??? I still don't know how to use it well and it will be awhile before I can get a new camera...sighhhh,lol.

I am also looking for some good hybrid ideas and templates. have the urge to get my hands dirty again in crafting. any links etc appreciated.

and why oh why haven't more of you sent in your words for the bingo game? hmmmmm. I ask with hands on hip. hurumph!

and I thought I would share the page I made for the pirate...workign on a 12x12 for you too. but here is the rectangle for now. all made by me. used a paper from alec on sxc.hu.com and his idea for the map. I am going to make a mini kit to use as a prize for some future contest ;) any ideas or desires for the kit???



click here to download...leave me a hello and a howdy....I really do read them.
Please no selling, claiming, sharing. No rolling up and using as a ball for badmitton (sp). No using to fill the holes in swingset so wasps can't get in. No filling potholes in the grass with it. bad girls bad girls.

hugs and happy scrapping.

43 comments:

Lisa said...

WOW, some dinner!!! Can he come over here tonight???? Oh gosh, I certainly hope you don't have carple tunnel. I need to look up those exercises you are talking about to maybe prevent it!! Your LO's are really cute! Love the QP, thanks for sharing. Some WA might be nice for the kit and maybe a pirat ship! Thanks again!!

Melinda said...

Oh, that dinner sounds delish!! what a great pirate LO too!

I deal with carpal tunnel a bit too. I really need a better chair for this desk so that I sit at the proper height.

Anonymous said...

I love this! Thank you. My son was Jack Sparrow for Halloween and this will be perfect for those pictures.

Connie said...

Thanks so much for the cute quickpage! I've got RA but also had some trouble with carpal tunnel. OsteoBiFlex (glucosamine & Chrondoitin) along with some ibuprofen and using a trackball instead of a mouse helped me a bunch. I think the trackball was the most help - much less wrist motion. Hope you find something that helps!

Mara said...

you are saving my live, we had a birthday party with finding a treasure and I wanted to send the fotos to the children.
Now it will even be better, and it is one of the allowed things :-) I am a goodgood girl
Thank you very much

Anonymous said...

how fun!! thanks so much.
-sheryl

Nicole said...

Very cool pirate QP! I LOVED that LO about your son's treasures. My son is ALWAYS sticking things in his pockets. Next time I'll have to take a pic and scrap a page like that. Thanks for the idea:)

Myxi said...

Arrrr matey, luvly qp, thank ye!
As for stuff to go in a kit..how bout some gold dubloons....lots of 'em, millions even....arr, and ya might wanna add a jolly roger, some skull & crossbones papers, a sword and scabbard, a ship, a plank, a treasure chest, aye and ya might wanna throw Johnny Depp in there too. ;)

Gina said...

THANK YOU for the QP! My nephew just had a PIRATE birhtday party and this is PERFECT for the pics!

THANKS AGAIN

Renee said...

Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you! My boys love everything pirate. This is a fantastic page.

Scrapcat4914 said...

TYFS this awesome QP!!!!

Aly said...

This quick page is PERFECT! We're heading down to Florida for a beach vacation in 12 days (but who's counting?!) and while we're there, we're going to take the boys on a pirate cruise. This page is going to be great for scrapping those pictures! Now to find some pieces of eight! Thanks!!

Shell said...

Great LOs. Love your pirate's map. & Yes ma'am I sent in my words lol. Thanks!

Shell said...

Oh knew I was forgetting something lol you gotta have an eye patch & gold doubloons, jewels, goblets, skeletons, canon balls,swords, a parakeet or trusty dog, davy jones' locker,scrolls,tri cornered hats,an x to mark the spot,a cool compass & that brass or gold compass thingie used for navigation, & a telescope. Ok I think I've OCD'd enough lol

Audra said...

Hello!
girls camp is this week and the
theme is pirates!
I would love a pirate kit made
by you!
please email me if you do it!
thanks, Audra
tahoesky@gmail.com

Tracy said...

Thanks for the pirate QP! I have been putting off scrapping my son's pirate party, so this is the jump start I need!

Robin said...

That sounds like a yummy dinner. (Especially since I am eating my crummy diet dinner right now lol!) Glad you are feeling good and rested!

ReednOwensmommy said...

Bummer about the Carpel Tunnel. I hope you don't have it either. My grandma had the surgery to correct it when I was a kid, and it didn't seem like much fun.

Something I'd love to see in a pirate kit is some stickers or something to put over the pictures with pirate-y garb (you know, eye patches and peg legs and hats and stuff). I keep seeing girly princess ones, but I'd love something like that to use on pics of my boys. ;]

Thanks for the quickpages. Always adorable! =]

kat from ohio said...

Thanks so much! My grandson is going to love this.

Heike said...

Thank you for this cute qp!

Mish said...

WWWWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA Tracy! I totally love the QP but my girls really don't do the pirate thing. I don't think I can resist though! Thanks!

Ruth said...

This is such a cool QP! Thanks so much for sharing - your a gem!

Pascaline said...

Thank you for your freebie...My boy love it!!!
If you want I've got some little freebie on my blog for you!!!

Maria said...

Thank you for your beautiful freebie! Your blog post has been added to the freebies list at digifree.blogspot.com

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Great pages!

Ok dinner sounded totally yummy any chance I could get the chicken recipe? I would love to have some new grilling recipes!

I am have (knock on wood) been able to avoid the Carple Tunnel issue. Not for lack of symptoms though. I think my best tip is to go to your chiropractor. Really, my wrist was killing me. He adjusted it, sort of popped it, I went in for a couple of weeks. Now I just go in randomly and have not for quite a while. Plus he had me get a wrist brace. I still wear it at night. I got one of those big elastic ones for the day because I could not handle the other one while working on the computer. I am at the computer all day at work too. HTH :)

Peggy said...

very cool pirate page! TFS Tracy!

BelindasScrapz said...

Thanks so much for the pirate freebie and that layout is so cute!

BelindasScrapz said...

Oh and dinner my gosh you made me so hungry it sounded so good!

Lizzerd said...

about the carpal tunnel -- get a Wacom!! saved my wrist almost instantly!

PSharp said...

Thank you for the awesome QP.

Joy said...

This is a GREAT QP - thanks so much!

J said...

OH MY GOSH!!! How sweet. I do a pirate unit every few years. this will be sooo much fun to post a picture in. thanks kindly!

tragedyanne said...

WOW this is too wicked...thanks so much!!!

Caroline said...

Hello and Howdy ;-) Thanks for the great quickpage, my nephew Tom will just LOVE to have it with his Picture inside :-) Have a nice day!

Su said...

Thanks so much ......Arrrrr..

Liza in NC said...

Woohoo! Thanks for the great QP!

CellyOneill said...

Thanks so much for this cool QP!

Serena said...

Not downloading anything, just wanted to stop in and say that I miss you. Love your layouts, you're doing such a great job! I really love how you put the "Running with the big dogs" text, that's awesome. Plus that page is just my favorite.

I hope that all is well, sending lots of hugs your way sweetie!

M u s s said...

Thank you for the QP!
I have unscrapped pictures from a pirates B-day party!!
Thank you for sharing!

{{{hugs}}}

Carin said...

Hi Tracy,
well, I'm weighing in a bit late, but I imagine you still read comments if they are made a week late. I think you probably should wear a wrist brace. I had something like (or the beginnings of, can't remember b/c it was a long time ago) CP from doing bookeeping and counting money all night--wore a brace and recovered no problem, so I would at least try it if it's still bothering you.

No one else mentioned any craft ideas, but I had a couple of suggestions--first, have you ever made an explosion box? They seem kind of new and I think they would make a great little gift so that's going to be one of the next things I try--just google that and "instructions" or "template"--maybe you already make those. :) A site I think is neat is www.craftweekly.com. They have a little webcast every week that's a different craft that you could make hybrid (they don't, but you can make anything hybrid). You just register and you can download a .pdf of the instructions and everything. Something they did a month or so ago that I thought was totally cool was made a Jacob's ladder with cardstock and ribbon that you could slide pictures into--that'd be a pretty cool little brag book, and I think you could up the dimensions! There have also been some cool little books and techniques.

So there's my very long rambling. Hope you had a great week. Thanks for the advice on the shutterfly book awhile back--signing the page with pen worked beautifully. Yours is coming along great!
Carin

Laura said...

Thank you for sharing Traci. I hope your wrist get better.

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Anonymous said...

I love the pirate theme. I can't wait to see the kit. I use 12x12 templates and I can't wait to see the lo for that. Thanks