Friday, January 29, 2010

Hello everyone

How is everyone doing. I hope you are all having a great day. I just posted my latest scrapbooking haul. Yes the mailman or rather mail lady paid me a visit today and I also went to Hobby Lobby, Michael's and Joann's. I hope you enjoy this video and please feel free to ask a question or leave a comment. Thank you so much for wathcing and stoping by.

Scrapbooking Haul 1-29-10.MP4

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Whats on my mind

Hello everyone,
How are you today. It is very cold in Indiana today. I just got done taking my son to school and my hubby-to-be is off to work. Ahhh some piece and quiet. My two bostons are laying in bed with me trying to keep warm. It is all of 10 degrees outside before you factor in a windchill. Yuck. Old man winter at his best.
Anyhow I started today much like every other day. I check my e-mail and than I visit the scrapbeach. What great community full of women who love scrapbooking and mini albums as much as I do. It always makes me happy to watch a mini album video from the beach because the women there are so talented.
I digress yet again. A week or so ago I got an idea to go through my paper and try to sort it differently. I got an idea from Kathryn the creator of life on the scrapbeach. She makes page kits. She puts enough goodies in a cropper hopper page kit folder to make a mini album or at the very least several pages. She includes pattern paper, cardstock, alpha stickers,brads,ribbon and other embellies to make a mini album. I thought this was a great idea. That way when I want to make an album I can just pull out a kit and get going. So I started with something easy like the paper pack I just bought. I got a cropper hopper page in progress container and put several sheets of pattern paper and matching cardstock. I love the fact that I put pattern paper and matching cardstock together. No more guessing when it comes time to get out my paper collection and try to match my existing cardstock to it.
So I then went to my loose paper collection. I never realized how much random paper I buy. So I decied to start with my favorite company Basic Grey. I have probably 10 different collections of BG in paper. So I started sorting thru it and now I am in the process of putting together several page kits and making sure I have enough pattern paper to make a mini. I have ordered some paper from the collections to complete a page kit. I even put info of what is missing on an index card with the name of the company and collection. I am well on my way to organization. If you have a great story of how you are getting organized or even an organizational tip please let me know. I would love to hear it.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Simon says stamp haul

Hello everyone,
I promise this is the last post for the day. I know I have worn you guys out by now. I told you the mail lady was really good to me today. I went to simon says stamp and bought just a few things. I hope you enjoy the video. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question. As always thank you so much for stopping by

Haul video 1-22-10.MP4

These are just a few goodies I bought from Simon says stamp

The mini album kit I won

Hello everyone,
Again I hope his has been a great day for all of you. This is my second video. As I posted earlier my best friend the mail lady has brought me the mini album kit I won from a virtual crop I joined earlier this month. Kathryn at the hosted a virtual crop and several generous ladies donated items for the crop that you could win. To enter the contest you must complete a scrapbook page and post it at the beach. The page you submitted is given a number and Kathryn will use a website that randomly draws numbers to pick the winners. It is truly a game of chance and luck. One of my entries won so I just got this beautiful and fin kit today. Kathryn made this kit. It is the snorkel line and it is full of fun colors and textures. I hope you enjoy the video. Please go visit us on the beach at Thank you so much for watching the video and stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment or ask a question.

Jan crop kit I won at LOTSB.MP4

I won this kit at thank you so much for watching and I hope you enjoy the video. Please feel free to leave a comment or question

My kit swap

Hello everyone. I hope you are all having a great day. Today has been so busy for me. But it is a good busy. First of all I got a mini album kit from Alyson. We both belong to a mini album kit swap club at If you have never seen this blog you must check it out. What a great community. Kathryn hosts the scrapbeach and she is so nice and talented. The women on the beach are great. The are so nice and if you have any questions someone there is sure to have the answer and they are more than happy to help in anyway they can. It is really fun. These are the goodies that Alyson sent me so I hope you enjoy the video and thank you so much for watching. Please feel free to leave a question or comment.
Thanks for stopping by

My Jan mini swap kit.MP4

I joined a mini album kit swap at
My partner was Alyson. She lives in te U.K. I did a video on the kit she sent me. I hope you enjoy the video and thank you for watching. Please feel free to leave a comment

Sunday, January 17, 2010

blog candy giveaway

Hi everyone,
I cannot believe it but yet another scrapper is generously having a blog candy giveaway. is having a giveaway. You must go to her site and check it out. It is very sweet of her to do this. SO please go to her site and check it out. I hope you all have a great evening. Thank you so much for stopping by.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

life on th scrapbeach jan mini kit swap.MP4

I made this kit for my swap partner Alyson. This kit swap is at life one the scrapbeach. I had so much fun making up this kit

Scrapboking Haul 1-16-10.MP4

I got these goodies from Beary Scrap, Ebay, and michaels

new videos

Helo everyone,
Today has been a busy one for me and it is only noon. I got up early and did a video on a mini kit swap I am doing. I also did a haul video.
I made a few promises to myself for the new year. More of goals than resolutions. My first goal was to be more outgoing. I am a very shy person so I wanted to meet new people and try new things. I started on this goal early by creating this blog and joining Life on the {scrap}beach. My second goal was to find a swap club and join. I did this by joining a paper swa and mini kit swap on the scrapbeach. I also plan on joining a mini album swap.
I also come up with a word for the year. It is a word that will help me in some way become a better person. The word for this year is minimize. That word will refer to my waistline, scrapbooking goodies, my wardrobe and makeup. I have an abundance of stuff. I am going to work on getting rid of some of the clutter. In doing this I plan on donating some of these items to Goodwill or maybe throwing some extra goodies in my swaps. I plan on trying to get creative with my efforts to minimize. I do not want to just throw it in the trash if someone can benefit from my goals than all the better.
So please enjoy these two new videos I am posting and leave a comment or feel free to ask any questions.
Thank you for stopping by Tracy

Friday, January 15, 2010

scrapbeach paper swap.MP4

these are papers from my paper swap club I joined at life on the

The scrap beach paper swap

Hello everyone,
I hope you all had a great day today. I know I did. I got a special delivery from the postman today. YEAH!!! I joined the paper swap club at life on the scrapbeach and Cindy R was my swap buddy. The rules were to swap 48 sheets of patterend paper and use sheets from 2 different collections. Cindy was so very kind to let me choose my 2 collections. I chose the Maripoysa and DCWV Be Mine paper collections. Not to mention she sent me some extra goodies. That was not something she had to do but she was very kind and sent me a little goodie package. I ove all my goodies. I wanted to show you what I got. So pease enjoy the video and leave a comment.
Thank you for stopping by and watching the video

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

this is the blinkie

you must add this blinkie to your site and let them know where you posted the blinkie in order to enter the shimmerz contest


Hello everyone,
I am back to just let you know what I am up to. Well first of all I want to let yu know that theresa collins has designed some shimmerz colors to coordinate with her line. They are called shimmerz pearlz. They are so super cute. There is alot of cuteness going on with the shimmerz pearls. Not to mention they are having a huge giveaway...check them out here
So check them out...very very cute

Monday, January 11, 2010

Mini Album for my cousin Terri.MP4

I made this mini for my cousin Terri. She is so super sweet. I thought I would do something nice for her and make her a mini. I hope you enjoy the video

Scrapbooking Haul 1-11-10.MP4

Here is my haul video. This should have been posted on friday but Mother Nature and the mailman did not cooperate. So here it is now. Better late than never.


Hello everyone,
I hope you are all having a great day. I am. I finally got to leave the house yesterday. Wow what a releif. I have been homebound since Thursday. It snowed so bad I could not leave the house. However, yesterday my hubby-to-be let me go to Archiver's. Yeah!! I have been super busy today. I made 2 videos for you to watch. One is mini I made for my cousin Terri. She lives in Texas. She is so super sweet. The other video is my weekly haul video I promised you guys. I know I am supposed to make them on Friday however, my goodies did not arrive until today. Since I couldn't leave the house to go get some goodies and the mailman did not deliver any goodies I could not do a haul video. No goodies no video. Sorry that is the way it works. So here you go 2 videos in one day. I hope you enjoy. I am sure this Friday I will have some more goodies for you. Thanks for stopping by and have great day

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Scrapbooking goodies 1-02-2010.MP4

My goodies from Ebay, Joann's, Micahel's and Two Peas in a Bucket. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoy the video. Please rate and leave me a comment