Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Here is a photo of my son, Davis Booker Yoo. He is the light of my life. He is 3 1/2 and still wants a Mickey Mouse birthday party in April. I could just eat him up!

Lo Siento.......

Sorry - no digital scrapbooking pages yet. Thank the Lord, SU extended the printing deal date to the 9th for demonstrators. The program kept telling me I needed two more pages........but it was midnight last night by the time I took a breather and I HAD to go to bed as I have a daytime job and Davis usually wakes up around 6am. 6 hours of sleep is NOT enough for me. Anyhoo, I have been so busy preparing for this Sunday's World Card Making event we are hosting at the Granby Community Center. Fun Fun. Looking forward to it. Not only did I have to kit (cool term I picked up from Jennifer's Blog) for 50 cards, but I now have to create door prizes. AND I have stamp club tomorrow night. Lots to do. But I love it. I like to wait until Davis is asleep before stamping. Don't want to take time away from him b/c ya know........he's only a little one for so long. So in the upcoming days, I promise to post some projects that I have been working on.
If you are interested in participating in future stamping events, check out my events calendar on my Stampin Up website at

Ciao for now!
P.S. We are supposed to get 8 inches of snow tomorrow. What????

Monday, September 28, 2009

My Digital Studio is Awesome!

Am I still allowed to say 'awesome'? Got My Digital Studio from Stampin' Up last week and finally, yesterday, got the chance to play with it. Spent two hours and did an entire 22 page 8x8 album of our family trip to Mexico! 2 hours! And it is all Stampin' Up paper, stamps, punches, embellishments which you can switch out. It was so easy, Davis helped me out! Just need to add some journaling to each page and WHAM BAM THANK YOU MAM' I can get it printed (Stampin' UP partnered up with a printing company to ensure the final product has the same color pallets as SU) and have the book in my hands to show everyone in a few days. This is my first attempt at digital scrapbooking, so I am anxious to see the final product. Not that I will ever stop scrapbooking by hand...........but this will be nice addition to my crafting gig.

Check information on SU's My Digital Studio on my Stampin' Up website or click the link to the Holiday Mini Catalog to the right. It is on the last page of the catalog.

I will post some of the pages when I get home tonight! Chat later!


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Scrapbook Class #2

Tonight is scrapbooking class!!! Yipee!!! Everyone pays $15 for (4) 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. I provide all the supplies. What a deal if you ask me. We eat. We talk. We crop. We have fun. For the Summer 2 page spread I used the Stampin' UP Simply Scrappin Kit - Petal Party. Although I used if for summer - you could use it for fall as well with those colors. For the You & Me page, I used a retired Stampin' Up Simply Scrappin Kit that was on sale for demonstrators - Sorry ya'll but I could not resist the colors and paper. Too perty. And for the Friends page, I did not use a kit but instead put it together using current Stampin' Up cardstock, DSP paper, Build-a-Brad, and the Swirls cut from the Big Shot. Let me know what you think! If you would like me to make you these pages, just let me know and I can get them to you! Later!


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hmmmm......what happened to Fall?

It snowed yesterday. It was September 21 and it snowed all day. Today is September 22 and it is snowing today as well. What happened to fall? Should I skip making fall cards and gifts? I don't think so. I just purchased the Season of Friendship tree from Stampin' Up. Can't wait to do a card with it.......or even a scrapbook page. I was single momming it over the weekend and did find time to purchase an additional bookshelf for my stamps and paper. I put it together myself and it looks great. Now I have more room to fill with stampin stuff! My husband and I share "office" space. I have one side of the room with a huge armoire, desk that comes out of it, an extra desk and now the bookshelf. My husband actually drew and imaginary line across the room and told me NO STAMPING STUFF ON HIS SIDE. Thought that was hilarious so every now and then I hide a stamp set on his side just to poke at him. Any hoo.......I am working on my scrapbook pages for this week's scrapbooking class. Going to be cute! Will post soon. Have a happy snow day!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Grow Chart and FREE photo book to match!

Stampin' Up's Decor Elements Grow Chart is on sale until the end of this month. It is so cute. I mean, what child does not get a thrill out of seeing how tall he/she is every day??? And you can photo graph his/her progress in your very own photo book. The Growth Chart is $24.95 and if you purchase this, I will send you a FREE complimentary photo book to go along with it! What a deal! What a steal! Photo book will be 5" x 5" and already created with designer paper, card stock and embellishments. All you have to do is add your photos. Too cute!!! Order now before it is too late. Sale ends September 30.

Bath Hardware and Fall

Boy am I high on stamping. that is ALL I think about and I have no time to do it. Maybe that is why I think about it all the time. All of these ideas going around in my head. Love checking out other blogs and getting ideas. So fun. Today, I am at work. Working on a bath hardware order. Fun fun. As I look outside, I see that fall is here......the aspens are turning yellow and orange. So beautiful. Early this year. Maybe that means snow will be early too. Already thinking about Halloween. Love booking up the calendar. Anyway. Hope to do some stamping tonight. Got some Thank you cards to do for Miss Sally.
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Monday, September 14, 2009

Holy Crapola!

I has been a few bad. I have been so busy getting ready for the Parade of Homes (I work for a custom home builder as a day job). Although I did have Stamp Club last week, I did not get to stamp for fun at all last week. Plan to change that tonight as I am going to work on my project for Scrapbooking Class next week. I have so many ideas and techniques I want to try running through my head.....round n round.........round n round. I was pretty excited to hit my Stampin Start goal the first 3 months! I still don't see how anyone can sell 12k in 3 months! Holy crapola! Must not work 40 hours a week and have a 3 year old? Dream world: still have the 3 year old but get to stamp all day long.

Anyway. I must say something about this Kanye West outburst on the MTV video awards last night. I did not see but of course it was all over the news. If you did not see, beautifully dressed Taylor Swift won Best Female Video of the year....and during her speech, Kanye West went up on stage and took the mic from her and then proceeded to say that Beyonce had the best video ever.........who was also nominated...........Taylor Swift, poor thing was speechless. I think I could have found a few things to say to him but she is young. And sweet probably. Kanye was booed off the stage and now is all over the news. Beyonce handled it very well and later won Best Video of the Year.....and then asked Taylor Swift to come up and finish her speech. What a jerko. That is my say for the day.
Happy Day - Tracey

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

What Day is Today?

I am at work. Real work. No fun work. Rather be at home stamping. Crazy weekend in Estes Park and Colorado Springs. Hope everyone had a great last summer weekend. Summer is over? What day is today? I am at work getting ready for the Parade of Homes. Busy, busy. Hope to post some items soon.............if time permits this week. I do have the monthly Stamp Club on Thursday, so looking forward to that! Don't get me wrong. I love being with my husband (what is the abbreviation everyone uses for husbands? HB? Honey Bunny? DH? Darling Husband? I can't remember. Love being with my adorable son, Davis. I will have to post a photo of them. But I always need my stamp and girl time. Hope things slow down with life in the fall. Do you think it will?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Stamp Club #2

Once a month, I get together with 8 other gals and we create cards, 3D projects or a scrappage. This month we are focusing two of the projects on Halloween and one project on the Build A Bear. I thought it would be good to get a head start on the Halloween card and gift so everyone will have time to create the projects for Halloween. Here are the 3 projects:
1) The Mummy Card
2) The Sweet Center Treat
3) The boy Build A Bear
Directions and how to will be posted soon....................

Heading off to Estes! Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

Mommy & Me Class Project

I had a really great turn out for my Mommy & Me Class this week. Mommies brought their "me"s and they created 3 projects specially for Grandma and Grandpa as Grandparent's Day is the 13th. Of course the children ran around with their heads cut off and the mommies got to sit down and do the projects. I am posting one of the projects as it is my favorite.
In our Holiday Mini Catalog this year (came out September 1 and good thru January 4), Stampin' Up teamed up with Build A Bear and created these adorable stamps, paper and die cuts. Now, I am not one to go for the cute and fuzzy look but these stamps are sooooooooo cute that I could not resist. Just look at it! I used the following items on this card:
Beary Best Friends stamp set, Beary Nice Wishes stamp set, DSP Pawsitively Prints, Old Olive and Pretty in Pink Ribbon, White cardstock, Kraft cardstock and Chocolate Chip stamp pad. YOU can't tell from the photo but the balloon is cut out and stuck on with a dimential. I colored the bear/dress with Stampin' Up Pastel Chalks.
If you are interested in recieving a Stampin' Up Mini Catalog, let me know and I will mail you one. Otherwise you can check it online at my Blog or Stampin' Up website. Please call me if you have any questions!

And the Winner IS.............

Had to draw the name a little early today as we are heading to Estes Park to meet Charity and family. No internet in the cabin we are staying in so I had Davis pull out the name of the Follower Contest and the winner of the 5 Thank You cards/envelopes is SALLY ROACH from Wichita, Kansas. A very dear friend of mine that I just recently caught up with. Congratulations, Sally! Be on the lookout for your gift!

Thanks to all for signing up to follow my blog and hope you continue to check it out every day!
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Thursday, September 3, 2009

Thank You Card for Contest Winner

OMG! I love this card. Simple, yet chic. Here is the Thank You card that will be in a set of 5 with envelopes for the FOLLOWER winner. If you have no clue what I am talking about, scroll down for contest details. It ends tomorrow night. Now - so you ask, Tracey, how did you make this lovely card. I used my all time favorite card stock, KRAFT. It is so versatile (thank God they have spell check on here), you can use it with any color! I also used Real Red and White card stock - all from Stampin' Up. The stamp set I used was one of the hostess sets in the new Catalog called Arte Oriental. Thought I would step out on a limb with that one and boy did I! I accidentally ordered the Spanish version. Hee hee. I used The new IN color Soft Suede and Real Red marker for the stamping and the ribbon is Soft Suede. The THANK YOU stamp, is a very old retired stamp from Stampin' Up that I love b/c it is in cursive. So, keep drooling over the card - got 10 followers as of today and one of you is the lucky lucky winner!

Oh, and by the way. If the hostess stamp caught your eye and you want one for yourself, just host a workshop by inviting a few of your friends and family. Ask me for details. I love to talk about workshops and what it can do for you!


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


My first contest! Yipee! Are you ready for the details? At the end of three days from now which will be September 4th, I will place the names of all of my blog followers in a hat and draw a name. The winner will receive a packet of 5 very cute Thank You cards w/ envelopes personally made by me! I will post a photo of the Thank You cards hopefully by tonight. I also have to pack tonight. And clean the house. And do laundry. And cook supper. And spend time with family. Need more time in the day.....or if I just did not have to work full time that would be ideal. Well, off to the Cosmic Dog to meet friends for lunch. And my departing words: sign up as a follower of my blog and win a prize! Tally Ho!


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Scrapbook Project #2

This was the second project I did for the scrapbooking class. Used the Stampin' Up DSP The Write Stuff.........had to add 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock paper as we did this as a progressive scrapbook page, which was my first. When I first heard of a progressive scrapbook page, I thought it was senseless to go to all that trouble. But that is the point. It makes scrapbooking easy and less intimidating. This one was a hit and I want to do more like it.

Scrapbook Project #1

This was the first project I did for my first Stampin' Up scrapbooking class - Love it! I used the HAPPY B-DAY Simply Scrappin Kit and it was so cotton pickin easy.....the girls loved it and so did I. I just researched online for layouts, started with that and then ended up going all over the place. I wanted to show the girls how easy it can be and it was!

1st Scrapbooking Class!

I taught my first scrapbooking class last night and it was great! I promise to post the projects in the next few days. This computer does not have the photos on it. I stayed home today with a sick 3 year old. Bad cold. Hopefully, that is all it is. I did manage to do quite a bit of stamping today. Getting ready for my Mommy & Me Class on Thursday night. Doing 3 projects for Grandparent's Day (Sept. 13). Can't forget about the grandparents. I am really excited b/c I have 5 mommies coming with their girls. Still trying to decide what to "cook" for supper that evening.........I have so much to do and so little time. All I want to do is stamp. And stamp. I think my friends are tired of me talking about stamping - I only talk about it to those who love it as much though. Well, off to play good guys, bad guys with my son. Have a wonderful evening.