Sunday, September 26, 2010

it's official...

...i've been published! of my cards is in the issue that just came out a few minutes ago. It is in the buttons section ;) i'm so giddy!

Play Date Cafe #48


I found this challenge blog...the Play Date Cafe while blog hopping the other day, and was inspired! This is the photo from which to take your inspiration:

I chose to use the colors crushed olive, chipped sapphire and pumice stone from the tim holtz distress inks for my card ;) Pair those colors with some studio 490 stamps by Wendi Vecchi and voila... a card is born! Anyways...that's all I got for now....super tired and trying desparatly to stay away for the premiere of Dexter later tonight! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pixie Cottage #37, fun and games and sketch!

Wednesday once again! There is a new challenge up at the Pixie Cottage this week! As always, we have a sketch, and the theme this week is Fun and Games! Use the sketch, or the theme, or both!!! Here is the sketch:

And here is my card, using the Digital Stamp 'catasticat kite' by artish!

My card is also for a few other challenges!
1. Stacey's Stamping stage, act 48
2. cupcake craft #109: Transport ( travel by kite!!!)
3. papertake weekly: animal magic

That's it for now! Be sure to stop by the Pixie Cottage to play along and see what the rest of the DT came up with this week!
thanks for visiting my blog today!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sometimes, it actually works out!

So here I am standing on pit road on Friday....anxiously awaiting just a GLIMPSE of Brian Scott....

I was tweetin' back and forth with him, he knew I was there, and he gave me a time and place! I was a nervous wreck sitting there waiting for him to come out....seemed like every driver under the sun came out while I was waiting except for Brian...

there was Trevor Bayne....( i almost fainted when i saw him for some reason...weird!)

and justin allgaier...

Jack Roush...

Kenny Wallace...

and then....what to my wondering eyes did appear? But Brian Scott pulling up in a golf cart ;)

It was like I had known him all my life....just having a nice conversation...

I gave him is box of Lucky Charms...which was actually a box full of well....lucky charms! (horseshoes, lucky ducks, lucky bracelets...etc.)

why yes tracey, i'll be happy to sign this fabulous shirt you made...

and while i'm at it...let me sign the other one too ;)

the meeting wouldn't be complete without a fabulous picture I can plaster all over every social network I am a part of, and print out and plaster my house with right? (scrapbook page will be next ;) )

But there's more! I had passes to driver introductions later that night....

Brian's better side??? (who agrees?!)

and then he came out on stage...(*sigh!*) I got to give him one more 'good luck!' before he got into his car....which apparently was not very lucky :( car broke early in the race (grrrr!)

Moving onto Saturday....I had passes to the Victory Lane Chase celebration through Sprint. I had a USS Enterprise hat I decided to give to Denny...and of course, he didn't show up to the celebration :( But, y'all know persistent! As they were shuffling us out of the Sprint event, I saw Denny's mom.. I asked her to give Denny the hat for me...she told me to sit on teh wall and I could go over to Victory Lane with her (even though we really weren't allowed!) noone seemed to notice me sprint across the infield to victory lane..see?

mad handoff of the camera to hubby (who always manages to angle the picture so i look the absolute FATTEST)

I gave Denny the hat. He said thankyou, and I don't remember what else, I was so nervous they were gonna boot us lol! I asked him for a pic, which hubby also took....not the best picture, but I can live with it, he did his best under the circumstances!

So there you have it....sometimes, it really does all work out right? And Tracey lived happily ever after the end.
(until I woke up this morning and found out my cat has run away...go figure? can't have my cake and eat it too right? hopefully he comes home soon!)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pixie Cottage #35--sketch and furry friends ;)

School has finally officially started, and my kids are both in school, I'm trying to get more organized and have my blog posts done ahead of time! Of I'm typing this I am about to fall asleep and it is only 6:30!! First day of school and me and the girls are exhausted! Anyways....the post isn't gonna write itself (but wouldn't it be cool if it would??) so I will press on...

This week at the Pixie Cottage we have a super awesome sketch, and a theme (furry friends!). You can do either/or or both! I chose to do both this time. Here is the sketch:

and here is my card:
I used the Pixie Cottage Stamp 'to you from us' by di carubia. I made my card with a few other challenges in mind too! Let's hope I'm awake enough to remember all of goes!
1. 365 cards day 190, color is the color scheme:

2. Shirley's 2 girls: animals
3. paper romance challenges: furry friends
4. a spoonful of sugar: animal crackers
5. stamp something: something cute!
6. my time to craft: 106, jewelled

ok, i think i did it, and i didn't fall asleep on my keyboard. now head over to the Pixie cottage and see the rest of the DT's fabulous creations!!!
thanks for visiting my blog today

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Friday I'm in Love... of my most favorite Cure songs EVER! And a fitting title for my post. This is the story of the quest that began a year ago and will HOPEFULLY end this Friday, September 10.
Last year, early in the year, I picked Brian Scott as my fav truck driver. First time I saw him was when he won Dover...not sure why, I just decided I liked him. (who am i kidding, he's HOT!) I was so excited to go to Talladega in the fall and see him race live at the Truck race. And then I found out there was a truck drivers autograph session...sweet! I was so pumped up (and nervous!) to meet Brian. I even made him a card (as I have been known to do on occasion *wink*). We got to the autograph session, went through the line.....and no Brian :( we went through 3 times (some of the guys thought it was hoping he would show up late, as a few other drivers did...but still no Brian.

Todd Bodine (above!) was nice enough to offer to give the card to Brian for me. I don't know if he ever got it, but I did the best I could! Anyways...I enjoyed watching Brian race at least...he did well until he got wrecked :(

That ended the quest in began again in May at next opportunity to be at a race where Brian was racing. I got close...REAAAAAAAAL close....but not close enough.....remember the 'so close...yet sooooo farrrr away' picture? looks like i was close which i WAS...but it is loud down there....Brian couldn't hear me.
A few weeks ago, I went to Bristol. Trip happened so suddenly, and i didn't have pit passes, so there was little hope for me getting to meet Brian there. I really enjoyed watching him practice and watching the crew make adjustments to the car, and the it was amazing! But still no meeting.

love it....2 guys under the car!

Moving on to this weekend...
Not that birthdays matter at this age....but my birthday is sept. 14. Nationwide race is Sept 10. I'm going to race by myself as a gift to myself ;) Not that I dont' like going with other people, but noboday else wants to sit on pit road all day and just watch the cars and people. I thrive on the sound of the cars, even the smell is like a drug to me! I LOVE that at richmond, i can go down on pit road and watch practice and qualifying going on around is euphoric! So I will hit the track bright and early Friday morning all by my lonesome and just indulge myself. I plan on hitting pit road the second they let me on at 11am and parking myself for the day. Will the elusive Mr. Scott cross my path? God I hope so! I have decided on the black shirt:

simply because is more flattering to my not so flattering figure. A girl wants to look good right? Even a full figured one ;) (i'm working on fixing that too!) I even have a gift to give to Brian, I must say it is probably one of the more clever things I have come up with and can't wait to give it to is a sneak peek at the outside (there is alot more fun stuff on the inside! and no it isn't JUST a box of cereal)

Why have I compiled this post comprised of stuff that most people who know me already know??? Well....when I was at Bristol, I ran into Jeff Gluck at his tweetup (meeting for people on twitter) and first thing he asks me is if I got to meet Brian yet. Haha..i'm infamous for that (should i be proud? probably not lol). I told him of my plans at Richmond and he agreed it is a good plan. I suggested maybe I need a campaign or something....'help Tracey meet Brian' ;) So this is my attempt at a campaign. I will probably post the link to this post around in an attempt to spread the word. And then I will go to the track on Friday and wait and hope! If you happen to be at the track and see the girl in the homemade black Brian Scott shirt with what appears to be a box of cereal in her clear backpack...come say hi and wish me luck!

Monday, September 6, 2010

i need your help!!!!


Ok my blogging friends, I need your help! Richmond is coming up this weekend and I just cant WAIT! Recently, I have designed a few shirts by getting crafty on actual shirts....stamping/ironing/attatching bling! And now I have 2 that I really like and can't decide which one to wear on Friday! Keep in mind, I am 99.9%sure I am going to get to meet Brian Scott on Friday, so he will see whichever of the shirts I choose. Granted....the white shirt, I sent him a picture of the design before I made it, when I asked his permission to put his name on a shirt, had to make sure it was legal and all ;) He said he liked it, but now I'm starting to get a bit nervous about actually wearing it in front of him! I don't know....decisions decisions!!!! I really like the white one, but, is more slimming than white! The black shirt hides my tummy a hell of a lot better than the white one! Help me out where, which one do you think I should wear???


Just leave me a comment saying the black one or the white one...i appreciate y'all taking the time to help, this is stressful! thanks!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

a crafty day!

Well, my brother in law randomly asked if he could take the kiddos overnight this weekend....I said...SURE! So kids are gone! I went shopping earlier, and then got crafty! I managed to get 3 cards done, which is good for me in one day! Here is what I accomplished:

This card is for:
1. 365 cards, day 187, Friday FAvorite:card inspired by your favorite food or drink!

This card is for:
1. 365 cards, day 188, divide and conquer!

this card is for:
1. 365 cards, day 183 digging deep! i used: 2 patterned papers i've never used (from basic grey nook and pantry), 1 item 6 months old: the lace, embellishment i've had for mor than a year: the chipboard butterfly, stamp i've had for more than a year and never used...the sentiment!
2. Doodle Palace: sketch challenge
3. Stacey's Stamping Stage, Act 46
4. Simon Says: Pearls and Lace
5. Fab and Funky: #38, living in a material world
6. cute card thursday: challenge 128: material girl
7. Pile it on: #35 layers

alrighty then! Denny just lost his engine in the race, so now I am not the happy camper i was when I started this with that, i'll call it a night. Thanks for visiting my blog today!

Friday, September 3, 2010

ur so sweet!

I was trying to find a way to use this super cute Cosmo Cricket paper I had sitting around for a while, possibly to take to my LSS All About Scrapbooks for display purposes (im on the DT there!) And then I saw the GDT sketch for Sketchy Thursday's...and i went from there! Granted....I am sure there will be a gazillion fabulous other entries for the GDT spot...but heck, might as well give it a try right????? So here it is!

ur so sweet

Caitlyn sure does look sweet here doesn't she???'s all an act!! Anyways...thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog today!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fashionista Friday #46 at the Shoe!

I know, I haven't posted the Shoe challenges in a while....bad blogger! So I'm making sure to get this one in....there is a new color challenge over at If the Shoe fits....SCRAP IT! You MUST check this out! We haven't been having many participants in our color challenges, and I'd like to see this change. Here is this week's color pallete:

color swatch-001

and here is my interpretation of the colors:


You do not have to use copics, we just use the copic chart to select fun color combos! My layout is done entirely with Close to my Heart papers....from the Perfect Day line...isn't it pretty??? Now come play along at the Shoe with us so this color challenge isn't a bust! I'd hate to have to say goodbye to the color challenges...they are some of my fav's to do! Thanks for visiting my blog today!