Today we are playing the “getting to know you game” with Tracy Wyldman. Tracy lives in South West of Sydney in NSW Australia with her husband Roberts of almost 17 years and her three gorgeous children (Lauren, age 16 and twins Alastair and Felicity, age 7) and let’s not forget to mention her two dogs, three cats, two ducks and 25 chickens. Tracy is a true craft-a-holic. You name a craft and I guarantee she has tried it. Apart from scrapbooking, she enjoys photography (she has a Canon EOS 400D) patchwork, X-Stitch and knitting. On a nice sunny afternoon, you would typically see her cruising along on her Yamaha XVS 650. What a true champ.
Tracy started scrapbooking 4 ½ years ago. She saw and ad in a magazine for a free beginners classes, so she couldn’t help but give it a try. After one class, she was hooked and now scrapbooking is part of her daily life in one way or another. It should be no surprise that her favorite subjects to scrapbook are her three adorable children.
Tracy’s all time favorite project was a scrap journal that she designed for Tarisota Collections, were she is a design team member. This month-by-month journal is a place for her to record scrapbooking achievements, jot down different ideas and sketches, make the never ending to-do lists, record events, etc. This is one thing that helps her stay on top of everything in her life.
Tracy admits that it’s pretty easy for her to make a horrid mess when she scrapbooks, so if she had to offer one bit of advice, it would be to clean up after each project. This little piece of advice helps keep yourself organized without having it become too overwhelming. In regards to projects, she admits that she hates to part with the things that she has made, but last year she did finally give something away. Tracy made an album for her twins teacher (it was her first year of teaching). She took individual photos of each of the kids and had each of them do a drawing, photos from book week, sports carnivals and excursions were also included plus a few photos of the teacher herself. Tracy handmade the album and filled it with treasures she had collected for her, then decorated a box to hold everything in. The teacher was so touched to receive such a wonderful gift, the album that she cried and said it will become a treasured possession. Here are some other projects from Tracy.