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Friday, September 28, 2012

SEM blog hop

welcome to the Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog hop! I am so excited to have been selected to join this amazing group of women on this design team! I am honored and humbled by the very great talent and God-fearing women this team consists of! Thanks ladies!
Make sure to hop to each members blog where there could be a chance to win random prizes and to be inspired and motivated by the awesomely amazing talent found there! here is the list to follow:

                            Kelly   > you are here!
  Tracey G 

this is the LO I have created for this "new chapter" of my life.
     6 years ago I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. I had just run a half-marathon and was extremely active and independent. Today I use a wheelchair and can't drive! But you know what? I wouldn't change a thing! Yes, I don't like what has happened to me but I have met so many amazing people and learned so much about myself that to not embrace where God has brought me in this journey we call life would be so wrong!
     This "new chapter" page is not meant to be negative in any way...and this is one of the first times I have done a page about me and my "new normal." Being able to "scrap" about myself and where I am on this journey has been very good for me! My style of scrapbooking is clean and simple...the pages here on my blog will show just that. I have tried new techniques and different mediums to keep up with the changing times but I always go back to the simplicity of grid patterns and an assortment of photos to tell a story.
     I have an awesome husband and 14 year old son...greatly supportive friends and church family. I am so blessed! I praise God and give Him the glory for the work He has done and is still doing in my life. Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop! Next up is  Nicole... 
Blessings my friends!

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

rainy day page!

fun, productive day! I had the CD of our 2006 photos and could not believe I did not scrap these pics of Liam's first day of third grade! crazy I know! The sketch for September #1 over at Sketches In Thyme fit these pics pretty well I thought. So here is the page I worked on for it today:
I used my Silhouette for the bottom border (blue) and the stars are washi tape which I love! The number 3 paper clip I picked up last weekend is super awesome and I love using the star trinkets from Maya Road! The title "think!" is a Dr. Seuss quote and the rest is from my stash!
Hope everyone is having a blessed day!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

a gorgeous day!

I love the sketch challenge going on over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! The sketch is by Shimelle:

this was a fun page to create! the twist on this challenge was to use a mixed alpha title. I used the font "for the one hundredth time." I did all the circles myself and did not stray from the sketch...too much!
The weather is gorgeous and there's football on!! yay!!!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

big news!

a new chapter
here is the link to go to on Friday Sept. 28th for a fun and new blog hop! I am so excited about the hop for 2 good reasons: 1. I love hops where there is much talent and inspiration to be had and 2. I am a new member of the design team for Scrapping Everyday Miracles! Just a little shout out to myself thank you very much!! So join us this coming Friday for a great blog hop!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

my first twinchies!!

I worked all day on the twinchies I signed up to swap over at Club CK! I had a blast creating the ghost twinchie myself and using my Silhouette to make the pumpkin twinchie!

all in all, it was a very productive day!
I'm surprised I got this much done after the past week or so. I have been in so much pain that I was worried I wouldn't know what it felt like to feel good...normal...anyway I'm feeling much better after my monthly infusion of M.S. medicine and having seen the pain management doctor who decided it would be good for me to get a huge needle stuck in my back so in the last two days I would feel better. And he was right! So far so good! My right leg is still stuck and won't straighten out at all so I have to be in the wheelchair until my doctor gets the okay from insurance to stick a few big needles into that leg! It's funny but I see a pattern developing here!
Because of this whole mess I missed the weekend crop with my friends from Club CK. I am so disappointed that I had to miss it! It would have been so good for me! So there you have I'm working on some LOs for Scrapping Everyday Miracles and I'm really excited about them! Off to bed! Blessings!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

run 2012

I did this next LO for C.S.I. case #36:
there is so much talent out there...I hesitated to submit my LO but I had fun and that's all that really matters, right? I pretty much was just following the guidelines for this case file and created what you see here. That's all for today...need to keep packing stuff up for the weekend! Blessings!


I don't know about you guys but I can't seem to turn my brain off  to stop the running thoughts and such! It drives me crazy! So today I am taking a "vow of silence" to quiet my thoughts and myself for that matter. I am getting ready for the crop this weekend with fellow peeps from Club CK so that is a quiet task and I'm actually enjoying it! I have a favorite CD in and it's nice to just listen and be still. When I hear or see the phrase "be still", I think of the verse Psalm 46:10 -
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
    I will be exalted among the nations,
    I will be exalted in the earth.”
This is how I want to be. So today I am trying to be still and quiet my thoughts and hopefully my mind in the process! I am going to try and scrap as I get ready for the crop this weekend. I saw this LO in the inspiration gallery over at Club CK:
and I absolutely love it! I feel a scraplift coming on!!! This is by gluemeetspaper at Club CK. I am so inspired by it!!! Must go and scrap! Blessings my friends!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Happy Monday?!

here are 4 LOs I did at the 12 hour crop...need a few finishing touches but I'm working on it!

so I still have more I'm working on but I may save those until the crop this weekend at Memories on Marshall with my ClubCK friends! I am really excited to be able to go! but I'm still nervous because of being in the wheelchair. My legs are just awful! I have pain meds but my right leg still won't work and my left leg is working but not much better than the right! Please say a prayer or two for me this week that all may go well with the weekend and all. Blessings my scrappy and non-scrappy friends!:)

Saturday, September 8, 2012

12 hours of...

scrapping and scrapping and more scrapping!! Just got home from another 12 hour crop at the local scrapbook store and once again it was a ton of fun! Got 6 LOs done with more to get ready for the crop next weekend at Memories on Marshall with my Club CK friends! I am really excited to see the girls again! Each of us are making a project for each other and my theme is Thanksgiving. This is gonna be fun!!! Well, I'm tired and need to get some sleep! Blessings!

Monday, September 3, 2012

happy Labor Day Monday!

here's a LO I did for C.S.I. #35:
I love the colors and was finally able to use my chipboard puzzle pieces! I have had these for ages and just never found the right use or inspiration for them! This is called "pieces of me" and the page has just that: bling, flowers, a banner, buttons...things I love to scrapbook with!
The journaling reads: God does more than hear our words, He hears our hearts! and God can heal a broken heart, but you have to give Him all the pieces.
No big plans for this holiday. Both of my guys are home and we have nothing planned so I'm just gonna scrap my little heart out! Hope everybody has a blessed day!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

what a pair!

here are my son and husband all dressed up and ready to go to a Marine Corps League dinner! They are so handsome!