Monday, March 2, 2009

HI! i'm tracey! and i am on step 1....

.....of the 12 step program...LOL! i admit i need a scrappy program!

I am: Tracey....a 33 year old mother, proud navy wife, and scrap-a-holic!
Why do you scrap? i scrap for many reasons! probably the most important reason is it makes me feel good about myself. I am the most relaxed when i am creating things, and take great pride in my work. And it always feels good when someone compliments my work! That is a great motivation to create!!
Inspiration: i find my inspiration all over the place! most of the time, i consult my close to my heart idea books...i LOVE them. I also love my Cards magazine for ideas, and well...teh internet seems to have an endless supply of sketches out there....so....i am usually set for inspiration!
Scrapbook Style: busy busy busy!!! everyone always can tell a LO i have made by how much stuff is just everywhere!!! i LOVE to embellish!!! and my favorite embellishment....BIRDS! anythingn with birds, and i'm all over it!
Playlist: that is tough....half the time i am jamming to my ipod, and the other half, well....scrapping to speed channel! yes...i'm a nascar junkie as well...so, it is nice to do 2 of my favorite things at one time! scrap and watch racing!!!
Can't live without: oh geez...do i ahve to pick one thing??? then probably my cutterpede! i couldn't scrap without it!!!
Fav Color Combo: that is tough! i scrap it all! all colors and combos! Red is one of my fav colors though....so anything that goes with red...
Scrapbook Trademark: you won't find them on ALL my stuff...but yeah...back to the birds....gotta love birds!! of all shapes and sizes...owls, roosters, seagulls....if it's got feathers....i want it on my page!
Confession: i'm a scrapbook supply junkie!! i need a 12 step program seriously....i simply cannot help myself when i walk into a store...i buy everything!!! I have no self control!!! Somebody Stop me!!

My take on the shoes...LOL!!! my fave shoes EVER are flip flops!!! i am not by any means a 'glamour girl' and i would have no business on sex in the city....for me, a pair of flip flops are the way to go all yr round!!!



now for the important part...my challenge to you!!!
i found this on a blog, and LOVED it!!! check out Kristina Werner's blog to get super easy intstructions to this awesome file folder mini album!
i made one recently as a gift for my mom for her bday. I used prima 'first blush ' paper pack from michaels and some stamps from stampin' up as embellisments..(thanks wendy for the stampin up!)
check it out:










to submit your entries for this challenge, please leave a comment with a link to your submission project no later than sunday march 8th at midnight ET.

and for the most important part of all...my PRIZE!! the winner of my challenge will recieve what i like to refer to as 'basket full o' bella!' ( basket not included, sorry!) this prize pack includes prezzibella, goodluckabella, and i-wish-i-looked-so-good-on-a-bike-abella! prizes sponsored by my fabulous friends at D&A Scrapbooks..thanks Sharon!!! (need a bella??? let us know and we will get it for you, if it is carried at D&A!) if not..check out stamping'bella...they have them ALL!!!

good luck everyone and happy shoe-tastic scrapping!
tracey

10 comments:

jkfitzgerald said...

I was wondering what size file folder did you use. Letter or legal? I want to try this and not sure which to use.

Tracey said...

i'm pretty sure it is standard letter size...LOL! i just got a folder out of my filing cabinet!!! the dimensions of the folder are in the tutorial so u can measure to be sure! hope this is helpful, and i would LOVE to see what u come up with!

cloudofdreams said...

Tracey, Your file folder album turned out so pretty.

Drama queens mum said...

I love bellas. I want to get a few.

Lissa said...

You inspired me to get busy Tracey! I had to play a bit to get mine to come out right, the first time my folder didn't have the same shape (the lip was in a different place) and it came out a wee bit wonky, so apparently if it matches perfectly you are a bit better off!

Anyway, here is mine:
http://simplyscrapping.ning.com/forum/topics/altered-file-folder-album

Wendy said...

Yah!!! I loved this Tracey!! It was alot of fun to make. Here is a link to mine...

http://papertherapy-wendy.blogspot.com/2009/03/another-challenge-bites-dust.html

Have a great night!!!

Sara said...

I love this idea and your album is gorgeous, tracey! How do I post mine? I have it on my page here, is that good enough?

Sara said...

I hope this works....http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.ning.com/photo/file-folder-mini-album-1....and....http://iftheshoefitsscrapit.ning.com/photo/file-folder-mini-album?context=user

tamara davis said...

Here is my file folder, this is a cute idea! I have two pictures one of the inside and one of the outside.

http://s585.photobucket.com/albums/ss291/tammi2kazi/crafts/?action=view&current=013.jpg

http://s585.photobucket.com/albums/ss291/tammi2kazi/crafts/?action=view&current=015.jpg

Jacey's Mom said...

Tracey,
Thank you so much for this challenge. I had so much fun with this.
Here's mine.