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Rest in Peace Cynthia!

Published by Tracy on August 14, 2008

I’m so sad tonight.

One of the great things about this hobby of mine, is the friends that you meet through it.

I met Cynthia for the first time 4-5 years ago. I only see her one time a year - at my November Scrapbooking Retreat. But the friendships that you feel with people you only see one time a year, and keep up with the rest of year via their blogs, are as strong as any.

Cynthia was only 39, and she leaves behind a husband and 6 children. Please keep her family in your thoughts.


Published by Tracy on June 22, 2008

Well, I got back last night from my Retreat! I’d really been looking forward to it for awhile - I was hoping to find some of my Mojo that I’ve seemingly lost for card making and scrapbooking.

Imagine my surprise to hear that people DO think I have an obligation to post more on my Blog! :P Several of my friends feel that I’m severely lacking in that obligation lately (and yes, I’m speaking specifically to you and you). With that said, I will make an REAL effort to post at least 2-3 times a week. I hoping that this weekend has given me some inspiration to stay motivated for awhile.

I actually got a lot done this week - by my standards anyway. I got a Thank You card set done (pictures to follow) and I started and completed my scrapbook for the Grand Cayman trip I took last May (13 months ago, not 1 month ago). It’s 18 pages, and I was thrilled to be done with it.

I really, really love these Retreats. It’s so great to get together with these people each year. I’ve really become friends with them, and it’s like no time has passed at all when we get together. We have such great fun! Thanks Deb and Jane for doing these - I know they are a lot of work, but they are so much fun!

And I’d like to introduce a new member to the blogging community - our friend Donna FINALLY started a blog! You can find her over at Close to my Blog! She’s a CTMH Consultant too (my upline), and a great friend!

Here’s part of the Thank you Card set I made this weekend! I’ll post the rest of the cards as the week goes on - there are 6 cards total!

The envelope was made using a 6×6 page protector. I don’t know who created this template, but a CTMH Consultant came up with this several years ago and I came across it on my computer and thought I would finally use it! It’s held closed with a velcro dot. I used Bazzill cardstock, Basic Grey Sugared papers, misc CTMH embellishments, misc CTMH stamps, and Barn Red and Olive Green ink.

And just for fun, does anyone wonder how much one person needs to take on a 3 day scrapbooking Retreat? Well, this is how much I brought home! You see, I came home with MORE stuff than I left with because of three, no, make that FOUR, trips to craft/scrapbook stores this weekend. And this doesn’t include my personal stuff, snacks, and my dogs and all their stuff for Boarding. And of course, I didn’t use half of it - but it’s a good thing I brought it, cause Donna used what I didn’t! ;)