Thursday, July 19, 2007

hi my little lambchops. Have you been singing the "oh where oh where has our tracy gone...oh where oh where can she beeeeee?" Let me tell you...been wondering that myself. lol. It has been major crazyiness with a cap C in this house! Seriously.

First and foremost...still trying to figure out what to do with my mom and dad. Man. She doesn't want to stay in their house since A) she wants to be up here with us b) with retiring 1 1/2 yr early her funds are a lot smaller than they would have been c) if she lived with us, she would have someone to take care of the house while she and dad traveled more (and they would have more money to do so).

So...we looked at houses. and houses. and houses. we found two we really liked. we figured we needed at least 5 bedrooms and someway that my dad could have a little room or extra space to go to watch tv and play on his puter away from us. My aunt was going to have to buy the house and pay the mortgage until we sold our two houses. (she makes very good money and is not married nor has children so she was looking for an investment) well....yesterday she told us she can only pay xyz a month. We cannot come up with the rest until the houses sell. So it all just blew up in smoke. And our house is too small for all of to live according to dad. So my mom and I have the blues and are totally stressed. And I feel like we wasted so much time!!! I wish she would have told us in the beginning what she could and could not do. She know that my family currently lives paycheck to paycheck...and with bran's job...we never no when one will come having your own business ya know....and my mom and dad are now both retired. sigh. so there ya have it.

I am still on the search for cool hybrid projects to make. I am GOING to do some I mean it!!!

Here are a couple I just had to share with you!!

My buddie Melinda and friends have some great ones up at dani's team blog...girltalk

those girls never fail to inspire me.

I found this blog and love her and her projects Julie Ann Shahin scroll through her posts to get some great ideas

My digital muse always has some fun hybrid challenges to try out....check them out here

also...look through the scrapgypsies team gallery and member gallery for great ideas

one cannot forget DST's hybrid gallery

here are a couple great places I found free templates for projects: happy scrapping here girls!

love those stampers...never fail to dissappoint me.

so much more. just google what you want to gift card holder templates. accordian album templates etc. so many uber taleneted ppl out there.

in other news....I have got some layouts done....that is a good thing. the bad thing is the reason I have is I am having my insomnia again. It happens anytime I am stressed. I go to sleep just fine....but wake up anywhere from 1 to 3a and can NOT go back to sleep no matter what I do. So I have been scrappin a bit. here is what I have come up with.

used miss mint's (peppermint creative)party pants kit for this one. isn't she ever so generous to share her talents with us for free every month. wow.

for this one I used Jan Hosford's Craft drawer kit from Scrapdish (background paper from her Jan's garden spot kit from scrapbook elements)

used all jessical bolton goodies from scrapbookgraphicsfor this one of chase and his kindy teacher

and of course...I have a goodie for you. The two pager that I did with miss mint's wonderful kit....I made a template for ya (well...two,lol) a bit more simple than my normal...but you can dress it up as you see fit.

as usual....use it to create your own personal pages or pages for someone else. Do not sell the template, do not include on your site. do not direct link to the template...send them here. Do not claim as your own. Don't let your children make it into little balls and stick up their noses. or ears. or someone else's noses or ears. Do not tear into little strips to use as packing material. And for goodness sakes don't let your dh fold them up and put under his hat or arms to catch perspiration as he mows the lawn or does other yard duties click here to download
those of you aching for another set of 8.5x11 templates...they should be released this weekend.
hugs and happy scrapping


Neverland Scraps said...

First of all, I wanted to thank you for coming to my blog and leaving me such wonderful comments as well as letting me know about your wonderful freebie!

Secondly, I have to tell you that I have loved coming to your blog for as long as I can remember (well since I've been DS'ing!) I've used several of your templates and always enjoy reading your blog and your take on life. Its so refreshing to see people speak openly about their faith and things they believe---that brought me back to your blog over and over again. I love it!

Lastly, Im sorry that looking for houses is going according as planned. I will pray that God directs and opens the right doors for you and your family to take in these decisions you guys have to make. When in doubt, always remember that God does answer prayer, just not in our desired time. It takes faith and patience to see His answers. I hope the doors open soon for you. Keep us posted


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much, love the 2 page template.

Nicole said...

Glad to see you back:) I was so sorry to hear about the house hunting. We've kinda been looking for a couple years and every time we find one we like, something happens & we don't get it. Very frustrating. I feel for ya babe. Hope things look up soon. BTW, great LO's and templates!

CathyRose said...

Oh Tracy, sorry the house hunting was fruitless. It can be so frustrating! I hope something comes up soon. The layout and template are wonderful, thanks so much for sharing!

Mary said...

Thanks so much and your layout is fabulous, Great choice in using Miss Mintskit! TFS

Maria said...

Thank you so much for the gorgeous freebie! This blog post has been added to the freebies list at

Brooke - in Oregon said...

Oh my gosh! That is totally the pits! Man to get your hopes up and think it is going to work only to have it pulled out from under you.

Look at the bright side, something even better for all of you will turn up, right?

We own our own business so I totally understand the money thing. Everyone else gets paid before the bosses!

I am glad you checked in, funny how I sort of started worring about you :)

Thanks for the great template, I always love your templates.

Man, I can not imagine what I would be like if I woke up at 1am and could not go back to sleep. I don't sleep so well as it is but I need all I can get! Have you ever tried Tylenol pm? I take 1/2 pill before I go to bed and it soooo helps me. My dr said it is not habit forming so I am good to go.

Oh ya if you think about it I would still love that tequila, lime, spicy chicken recipe. Ya I am working on the 'D' word again to and really want some good recipes that are not high calorie!!

IkeaGoddess said...

Sure missed you, was starting to get worried. But with all that going on in your life, it's amazing you found time to do what you do. Sorry it didn't work out with a house so far. But never give up hope, you never know what else pops up.
I'm looking forward to seeing your hybrid projects. And the layouts you did are fabulous. Thanks for the templates. Have a great weekend, my fingers are crossed that you get some sleep.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for the great templates! Hope something works out soon for you with a house - sounds like you have been through a lot lately.


LVMommy22 said...

i hear ya about the stress and insomnia - ack! i hope something works out with the houses and money. perhaps something better is already on its way. thanks for the templates!
:) M

Anonymous said...

Way cool templates and layouts. Thank you. The housing situation will work out, just hang in there. Janet

PSharp said...

Thank you for the great templates.

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Hey...I'm honored that I got a mention! :) If you want lots of hybrid def need my 16-Month Weekly Planner with Hybrid Inspiration at plus there will be free downloadable templates!