Well Texas, here I come!  I am excited to share that I will be attending and teaching at The Collins Group Fall Education & Trade Show in Houston, Texas!  I am excited, scared out of my big girl pants, and honored to be among an amazing list of teachers and manufactuers.  This is an invite only trade show for retailers and I am beyond honored that FabScraps asked me to attend, teach and represent them.  I am a huge fan of their products AND the company so here I come Texas. 


Now the push is on to design, kit and knock this class out of the park.  I can do it! Now on the inside I am thinking "what the heck have I gotten myself into?"  AND I am so glad I did not see the list of fellow teachers that I will be teaching with before I was hired to to do this!   Look at this….

  • Dyan Reaveley
  • Caroline Lau
  • Jen Starr
  • Lori Craig
  • Marah Johnson
  • so many more
  • and……….Tracy Weinzapfel! 


Nope, not going to do that and ask "Why Me?".  Instead I am going to hope the Creative Gods strike me and allow me to have a great time doing what I LOVE!  

 And…….to top it off this is a chance to see my girl (cousin and Goddaughter) Christine!  Is Texas really ready for both of us?  I am not too sure about that!




They say everything is bigger in Texas but it better be ready!  I have one goal to cross off the list….a photo with a big Texan with a 10 gallon hat and a hubcap belt-buckle.  This should be fun.  So Houston, watch out for us!  The girls are back together. 

So I will leaping and hope some amazing wings spout on the way down, sharing what I love so much and working with a company I equally love.  That is a recipe for Awesome!  As I remind myself of pushing others to leap I am thankful to those who give me nudges off the cliff to do what I love and share it with others.  Another one of those pinch-me moments doing what I love!

As for you little Chrissy-Lou you better be ready…….


Next week on Tracy Staycation 2013 I will be locking myself in my studio and working on an aweome Fabscraps project that will knock some socks off!  Thanks Fabscraps!


"The moment you doubt whether you can do something, you cease forever to be able to do it.  Don’t be afraid to feel uncomfortable.  Don’t be afraid to look uneasy and a little silly in front of others.  Dare to try.  Step outside of your comfort zone.  Believe you can and you’re halfway there."