December 24, 2008

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas...

On the Twelfth day of Christmas, my stamping friend gave to me....a scrapbook layout to share a memory! :)

Here it is Christmas Eve and our last day in the 12 days of Christmas. I hope you have had as much fun as I have! Check back soon for fun artwork from our brand new Spring Idea Book to kick off the new year! I want to wish all of you a wonderful and warm holiday with your loved ones. Merry Christmas!

December 23, 2008

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas...

If you are like me and busily wrapping presents today, then this idea is for you! More gift tags! I love making home made gift tags for presents, and they don't take much paper so it's a great way to use up small pieces of your favorite background and texture papers. Here are just a few ideas!

December 22, 2008

On the Tenth Day of Christmas....

Here is another gift idea to celebrate the 10th Day of Christmas. :) This cute mini-scrapbook is made from our Merry And Bright Card kit! YES! The very same card kit that I used in the Christmas cards the last couple of days.

December 20, 2008

On the Nineth Day of Christmas...

I just had to share the other two card designs from the Merry & Bright card kit that I shared yesterday. They were so adorable that I wanted to share all four cards! Each kit comes with 4 designs and three of each design for a total of 12 cards. Love them!

On the Eighth Day of Christmas...

On the eighth day of Christmas my stamping friend gave to me....

A card kit that's as easy as can be! :)

I love Close to My Heart's originals card kits. They go together really fast and look adorable. And they even include extra goodies like 3-D foam and ribbon! This Christmas kit is called Merry and Bright. Aren't the elves adorable? I threw 10 of these cute cards in less than 15 minutes. Enjoy!

December 19, 2008

On the Seventh Day of Christmas....

Another storm is rolling in here is Utah as I type...another perfect day to stay home and stamp! So, I made another talking Christmas ornament...this time one for my son. When I showed it to him, he took it into another room so no one could hear him record on it. When he brought it back I about cried as I played it to hear him sing "We Wish You a Merry Christmas." It was so sweet! I love these MyPages Talk recorders!

December 18, 2008

On the Sixth Day of Christmas....

Here is a little treat to celebrate the sixth day of Christmas! A talking Christmas Ornament. Really! I made this Christmas ornament with our fabulous MyPages Talk Voice Recorder. I simply decorated the cover and added one my daughter's school pictures. Attach some ribbon to hang it with (liquid glass is fabulous for attaching the ribbon to the slick surface on the back!). Then I recorded my daughter singing a Christmas song. The voice recorder can record up to 30 seconds. Just press the little white button on the right side to play. The locking feature on the side prevents her voice message from being erased accidentally. This will be a priceless ornament that preserves her sweet voice.

December 17, 2008

On the Fifth Day of Christmas....

On the Fifth Day of Christmas my stamping friend gave to me....

A card with a Christmas Tree! :) I just love this song! Hee! Hee!
Here is another Christmas card made with the Evergreen stamp set. It's nice and simple so you can make a whole stack! Notice how the trunk of the tree is made out of Cocoa ribbon. Enjoy!

December 16, 2008

On the Fourth Day of Christmas...

Today it is snowing here in Orem and everything is totally covered in blanket of pure white snow! It really makes it feel like the holiday time. I love it! All the snow also makes me want to stay inside and stamp! Hee! Hee! Here are a few gift tags that I created this morning as I hibernated indoors. They just flew together! The trick is to find one gift tag layout you love and change it up by adding different accents or different stamped images. It makes tag making faster, simpler, and easier!

December 15, 2008

On the Third Day of Christmas.....

On the Third Day of Christmas, my dear friend gave to me....

A winter survival can full of goodies!

This Winter Survival Can is made from a new quart size paint can that I bought at a local paint store. Then I filled it with hot cocoa, Kleenex, hand sanitizer etc. Decorate the outside with a fun winter theme. These make great teacher gifts!

December 14, 2008

On the Second Day of Christmas.....

"On the second day of Christmas, a dear friend gave to me.....

An Acrylic album under my holiday tree!"

:) This is holiday acrylic themed acrylic album would be a fabulous gift for any friend or family member! The clear acrylic pages are fun to dress up with rub ons and fun dual-sided paper that you can see on both sides! This album uses the Evensong paper packet, Holiday buttons, Love Letters rubon ons and Cranberry ribbon. To order, go to

December 13, 2008

Celebrate the Twelve Days of Christmas

I love this holiday time. It's so festive and fun! And it's fun to create holiday magic in cards and gifts. To help celebrate the holidays I am counting down to Christmas with the 12 Days of Christmas Celebration! Every day for the next 12 days there will be a new piece of holiday artwork on my blog! Cards, gifts, tags and help you get in the holiday spirit. Enjoy the holiday season!

November 22, 2008

I'm Thankful for....

I'm thankful for......
  • good friends to stamp and scrapbook with
  • cameras, without which I couldn't take photos of my precious memories to help me remember them
  • a dear husband who supports me in my stamping and scrapbooking and never gives me grief about a messy house when I've been stamping instead!
  • three dear children who inspire me to scrapbook
  • and of course fabulous stamps and papers to play with! :)

November 18, 2008

Christmas Countdown Calendar

I am so excited about my upcoming holiday gift workshop! We will be making these adorable Christmas countdown Calendars...great gifts for family and friends! You can countdown the days until Christmas with songs to sing and activities to do together each day in December.

The workshop is Tuesday, December 2nd at 10 am or an evening session at 7pm. Everyone is welcome! Just let me know and we'll have fun creating Christmas gifts together!

November 10, 2008

More All Decked Out

I love snowmen! Maybe because I love looking out the window at freshly fallen snow (notice I did not say “Driving” in the snow! LOL!). Here is another fun snowman card actually made by my sister Alli using the All Decked Out stamp set. See…another reason why it’s a must have stamp set!

November 4, 2008

All Decked Out

I love snowmen! And this little snowman guy just has to be the cutest around. And a friend gave me the idea of using our cool Chenille brads as his earmuffs....and it worked perfectly! This snowman set is called All Decked Out and is the November stamp of the month. It's a must have!

October 25, 2008

Card Organizer

Where do you store all of your card projects? I am always looking for different ways to store my cards…shoe boxes, drawers…anything! Then I found the idea of using Close to My Heart’s acrylics storage boxes. They are perfect! Here is a fun one I made using the Notebook paper. It was so easy! Here’s how:

1. 1. Attach 2” wide strips of pattern paper around the box with strong adhesive, starting from the back.
2. Stamp the word “CARDS” to the saying piece. Add brads and ribbon and attach in the front, covering the ends of the strips. Add a flower and a button to the front.
3. Tie ribbon to the handle as desired. You’re done!

October 24, 2008

Welcome to Tracy's Craft Room!

I'm so excited to be joining the blogging world! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE to stamp and scrapbook and can't wait to share what I lovingly call "my therapy time!" Put the kids to bed or send them off to school and I love to sneak off to my little corner for "therapy." Sigh! Feels good to create!