Sunday, September 13, 2015

in case you've never heard of me

Hi there! I have some new readers stopping by so for all my new friends, I thought I would take a moment and tell you a little bit about myself.

This is me at two years old. I've pretty much been entertaining people since about this point. This is the real me...I'm just a little bit taller and fluffier now.


I grew up and married this cutie-pie named Mike. He has been a professional bass player for 36 years.


Nine years after we were married, we had this darling girl we call Sweet Caroline. I have homeschooled her from Kindergarten to her current year which is 11th grade.


We live in the hills of Tennessee, more specifically, very near Nashville. Yee-haw y'all! This is my little spot where I sit and make stuff up.


I started scrapbooking in 2001. My style is clean and classic with an emphasis on storytelling.


After working and teaching in four scrapbook stores, I became certified as a scrapbook instructor by EK Success. I love to teach and talk about scrapbooking more than anything else in the world! My mission in life is to get people printing their photos, telling their stories and I want them to have fun doing it. If I can make someone laugh and feel happy, my job is done. :)


In early 2015, I left a job of almost eight years as a personal assistant to work full-time on my creative business. Many people wonder what that means so here's the answer:

I host three podcasts. They are The Scrap Gals Podcast with Tiffany and TracieMagic Memory Keepers: Documenting Your Disney Memories and...


My newest one, called Live Inspired. Live Inspired is a behind the scenes look into the lives of my favorite creative people. Each week, I ask my guest, "When your job is to inspire others - how do YOU Live Inspired?" This show airs every Thursday.


I also have a new YouTube series to go along with Live Inspired. As time allows, I post a video inspired by a guest on Live Inspired (this is on hiatus at the moment, due to some classes I'm working on). 



I often teach scrapbook and cards classes locally. I mainly do it because I like to help keep the crafty community alive and I enjoy setting aside time to just play.

I teach classes here on my blog. My first class was Easy Hand Lettering.


My latest class is called "Ready, Sketch, Go!" and it is jam-packed with over 12 hours of content. You can find out more about it here.


I recently released a class at Big Picture Classes. It's called Start with the Story and you can find out more about it here. If you're not a member of BPC, you can get a FREE trial membership so you can take my class!


I also recently contributed to a class at Get It Scrapped with Debbie Hodge. It's all about Pocket Pages and it is chock-full of scrappy info! You can find out more about a membership at GIS here.


I spend my days chit-chatting in the Facebook group I host with Tiffany Lowder (my Scrap Gals Co-Host who is also one of my besties). This is a great group of 2,500+ ladies who love to talk all things scrappy. If you're looking for a place to hang out, join us!


As you can see, I'm a busy bee!

If you want to see samples of my work, here is a gallery. I love to make cards, mini-albums, pocket pages, art journals, artful memory planners and layouts. Oh! I also am obsessed with Disney. Here's a Disney album I made and I'm starting a new one soon.


So that's it. That's me. I hope you'll stop by and visit again soon!

10 comments:

Anne Williams said...

I am a subscriber to both Scrap Gals podcast and your Disney podcast and love them both. Are you going to be doing any more of the Disney podcasts? It is probably a huge amount of work to put out podcasts, but they are really enjoyed and appreciated! Congratulations on your new creative career, too!

Jennifer Shaw said...

A fun post to read. Beautiful creations and wow you are busy in our crafty world. :)

Judi Partlo said...

This was so fun to read! I am super excited for you, Tracie - this must be like a dream come true to make your passion for all things scrappy and crafty your job!!! Your love for sharing this shines through!

Amy Ricker said...

Nice to learn some more about you. I like your scrap space. It looks like it is in the family room? I have had a ton of scrap spaces and one of my favorites where I got the most done was behind the couch like that. Now I have my own room which is awesome but I don't get as much done since I am not in the middle of everything.

Diann B said...

Great background blog, Tracie. Wow, you make me tired just reading about all your accomplishments. You should be proud of everything you've done, and I'm so happy for your success. You've worked hard to get where you are in your career, so enjoy the success you've achieved. And I'm looking forward to seeing what else you have up your sleeve to surprise us all with.

Susanne said...

Thanks for the re-introduction of yourself. In the last month or so, I discovered the Scrap Gals podcast, and have been catching up with episodes from the very beginning. You and Tiffany are delightful listening. I envy your productivity - good luck with making your full-time living from your craft.

Laura C said...

I found your blog a couple weeks ago but I forgot to bookmark it! Thanks for the "catch up" on all your wonderful talents!

Tiffany Lowder said...

So happy to see you blogging regularly again! I know this stuff about you and still loved today's post. :)

linda said...

I'm running over to check out the scrap gals podcast now - thanks for such a lovely about page explaining the 411 - nice to 'meet' you :)

Tiffany Wacaser said...

Very nice overview of your work and life. You were an adorable toddler!