I am back…after a few days of being very sick.  Oh so glad to be back among the living!  What a cruddy few days that has been but still managed to hit the choir concerts, work and think about my gratitude journal.   

The emails continue to come in on those sharing their journals and I want so share the Gratitude Journals that Debbie Craine shared with me. 

"Hey Tracy: Had our High school friends dinner last night and I gave away some of the journals I had made here is a link to a photo collage I made featuring the journals and The friends that received them. http://craftywizard.blogspot.com/2011/03/finished-grateful-journals.html Debbie"

How awesome that people are sharing this with me!  Thank you Debbie……..


Please EMAIL me if you wish to share your Gratitude Journal with me!  In April I will be having another Ustream Class where hopefully I will be sharing my completed journal! 

Here is my entry from last week…For me it is about some of the names/titles I am proud to have in my life. 



  • Helmar:  Premium Craft Glue & Crackle Medium (Step 1 & 2)
  • Acrylic Paints – DecoArt & Golden
  • Indian Ink – Windor Newton
  • Distress Inks – Marvy & Tim Holtz
  • Stamps – Unity
  • Charcoal Pencil

I had a lot of fun with this page and LOVE the effect of the Helmar Crackle (such a fun medium!) on the heart:

I may not always be the best mom, daughter, sister, friend or artist but I do the best I can every day.  I sometimes wish there was a "How-To" manual on each of these jobs and not a learn by your victories and mistakes method.  And there are days when I hear the word "Mom" twelve too many times and I want to tell the kids to just call me Tracy but there will be a day when this house is not filled with the sound of them yelling from the other room about their missing soccer sock. 

What I do know is I value those Title and hope I live up to being the best of those that I can be….What Titles Are you Proud of in your Life?


"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else." ~ Judy Garland