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 in....love 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 find...like 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