Sunday, February 15, 2009


I'm hours away from being 40!!!!!!!!!!!!

When did that happen?

sighhhhhhhhhhhhh. It is ok. I am okkkk! lol. No...really...I am. It doesn't bother me too much. I just realize I need to start taking better care of myself. But the age thing doesn't bother me.

so. we are finally feeling all healthy...shhhhh.

We are getting ready for bed....the boys and I have been playing like crazy today!

But I wanted to tell you about my new goodies. My sale. And a new freebie!

Since I am turning 40...spend $3 or more in my store and save day only.

and I have new goodies...

The boys and I made salt dough and I thought....hey....this would make some cool elements! (always the scrapper, no?)

So...I created. I baked. and I turned into fun elements!! The plain set is available in Commercial Use Version and Personal Use.

The decorated set 1 is just personal.

And I have a garden-y set almost all done. keep your eyes peeled.

here is a layout I did using them with Jacque's to park play set, also used Valorie's zippity do dah kit and her A good life Alpha and marcie's playing outside the lines (all at funky playground designs)


and I have my version of a new year's resolution. A new year for me. I HAVE got to get myself healthy. Mentally as well as physically. For me. For my boys. I will do it!

I used lots of FPD goodies....

from Laura Bratcher

background: experimental art pack
goodies from: fiddlededee kit
ribbon heart: stuck on you
alpha: colorfully dressed
strung elements: strung out

Valerie Brown

flair: a good life kit
border: doodle border set 1

and I made the layout into a template gift for you.

click here to download. and tell me. as you approach those MILESTONE they bother you?

so. tomorrow I will be hanging with my monkey mom and aunt are coming up later in the day to bring me my traditional home made cake I have every year. Then the next day my youngest little sweetie turns 5!!! wahhhhhhhhhhh.

so. hope you are all well. will write more and share pics later!



Miss j aka mixedclawzz said...

happy birthday! Hope you have a great day!

I will reach a milestone next year. Right now I am ok with it, but I will let you know next Feb. how I feel really. I am more upset by the fact that my baby will be 7.

Anonymous said...

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[michele] said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

I turned 40 last year. It royally sucked. I wanted the day to either be super wonderful or super awful but instead it was meh blah just another day. And don't get me started on the topics of bifocals and nightsweats.

Anyway, I hope you and your little sweetie have a great b-day!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday! Hope it's a great one!

clc said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy! 40 is young to me ;) Thanks for the template!

EAL Designs2 said...

Happy Birthday Tracy, wishing you much joy, laughter, love and many blessings.
40 isn't so bad, trust me, I'll be 42 in June, lol.
Have a great day, and thanks for the freebie

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, Tracy! Birthdays. . . my 40th bothered me more than any other (I'm 52 now)
I started stressing out about "1/2 my life is over and am I where I want to be?" and so on . . . I did the whole pity party thing. The next year my father-in-law died, my father died, and my teen daughter had a baby. I realized how un-important an age is compared to the other things in life. So... 40 is no biggy.
Thanks for the awesome template!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on reaching 40. You must celebrate these exciting times because of the other option isn't so great!!! I just had a 6 mo celebration for my birthday and I was 5 dozen. Only by having fun with it and your life, can you really enjoy everything.

IkeaGoddess said...

Happy Birthday, sistah! May all your wishes come true.
I love your layout, thanks for making it into a freebie for us.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Quick Page(s) post on Feb. 16, 2009. Thanks again.

Nicole said...

Happy Birthday Tracy & thanks for the great freebie template!!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Tracy. I never got past being 29 so every year I celebrate my 29th. Sad isn't it. LOL

stacy said...

Happy Birthday!!! I'm not quite forty yet...just had my 38th bday last weekend. But honestly, bdays aren't much of anything to me. One day, I'm one day older every day that I wake up! And we've got alot more living to do, so buckle up and enjoy the ride!

Kim said...

Happy birthday, darlin'! Being 40 doesn't bother me, but it does sound "old" to me in the sense that I feel like I should be a responsible grown-up all the time now. LOL

I'm so glad you guys are feeling better. I hope it sticks for a good long while!

I can totally relate to your resolution. I take such awful care of myself! Time for that to change!

Hope you've had a wonderful day. Thanks for the terrific template!

Michelle from MD, USA said...

Happy birthday to you and TFS your great template with us.

Malou said...

Happy Birthday! I too am turning 40 on the 28th and I'm looking forward to it! I think 40 is fabulous!

Thanks for the template!

Sophie said...

Happy Birthday! I'm two years away from 40... so I'm still young LOL
Thanks for the template!

Anonymous said...

happy birthday and thank you for the template.

i'm 43 and will be 44 in april. i'm not bothered by it.

age is just a number. you are as old as you think you are. :-)

happy birthday again!


DoodleLT - Trivette's Designs said...

Happy Birthday Tracey!!! Love the template, thank you

Amanda said...

thanks for another great template tracy!

Tink said...

Great template. Thank you. And the salt dough elements are adorable.

As to milestones, I just roll along with them, turning 40... ho hum... 50... I'm suppose to be wiser now, LOL. But when my babies turned 30, that was a whole new story.

Jess said...

Happy Birthday! I hope it was a blast!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this Freebie. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in Creative Busy Hands Scrapbook Freebies Search List, under the Do Not Show post on Apr. 16, 2009. Thanks again.