The Mitchell 5

Monday, April 6, 2009

April Desktop Wallpaper FREEBIE!!

Here is my latest desktop freebie for you...Happy April!!! Happy Spring!!! and Happy Easter!!


Thursday, April 2, 2009

Easter Joy Frames

One of my favorite designers, Kay Miller, posted a new kit to her shop. It's called Easter Joy. It's really so beautiful. I made some frames for each of my kids, my hubby and I, and a lovely scripture header for our family site.

Here are each of them for you!!!!


Happy Easter!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Remember This...

I bought this really pretty kit today from Simply Sweet Designs over at ScrapMatters. It's called "Carpe Diem" and it was released last year but I am really glad I picked it up. I am very addicted to all things PINK and this kit had hardly any pink...I am proud of myself!! Also, I feel kinda strange using pink when my hubby is in the layout with that weird?! Anyway, here is my first ever digital scrapbooking layout.

The first picture from 1999 is before Harry and I were married (he HATES this pic!!!LOL). Then the next is in 2007 when we had our latest family portraits taken...I think it's time for updated pics for the Mitchell5.

And I also made a freebie QP for everyone :)

Click HERE to download

Here is the original kit:

Click HERE to go to Simply Sweet Designs. There is an amazing sale going on so you won't want to miss it. I am happy I stopped in!!

Until next scrap,

Saturday, February 21, 2009

First Try at a Desktop Wallpaper...Free to You!!

My love for scrapbooking has turned to the digital world or more appropriately...I am addicted to digi-scrap!! I admire so many designers for their work and the amazing things they can do (my list of favorite digi-scrap blogs are on the right). So this is my first desktop wallpaper for March. I hope to be able to make one for each month to share. Here is mine with my darling babies to celebrate St. Patrick's Day or "Green Day" as our middle girl, Lexie, calls it.

Here is the free desktop calendar

click HERE for the 1280x800 {widescreen} version
Click HERE for the 1026x768 version

If you have any problem just let me know in your comments
Big HUGS to all!!!


Credit: Most of the wallpaper is done in "Bit 'O Blarney" from NitWit Collections by Mary Fran, 2009 is from Shabby Miss Jenn Designs and MARCH is by Traci Reed from Sweet Shoppe Designs

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary and Lost/Found Wallet

This past weekend, Harry and I celebrated our 9th Anniversary. We reflected on where we began and how far we have come and that we can't wait for 9 more. We can't imagine our lives any other way. Our marriage, so far, has resulted in 3 beautiful, adorable children, taken us to another country, 4 States and a greater trust in God's provision. This weekend we didn't focus on gifts bought for each other but the gift of each other. Next year will mark a decade of the love we share and has only been achevied through hard work and sacrifice.

On another note about the weekend, we visited the Lakeside Mall and IKEA. The mall is an American-sized mall we are accustomed to in the States. We were a little overwhelmed by all the British people because we live in a small community of Americans. We had a ton of fun shopping. However, we had one sour moment at the end of the evening with Harry losing his wallet. He was frantic and we tried to retrace our steps to no avail. So Sunday morning/afternoon was spent on the phone to the bank and credit card companies. They all responded quickly to our request to cancel cards and reissue new ones. Thank goodness we live in an advanced technological world with safe guards for lost credit cards.

Monday was President's Day so most everything in the States and here on base was closed. We thought the wallet issue was over and taken care of. Well first thing today, Tuesday morning, Harry got a call from the bank when he got to work. This was a bank we didn't need to call because that credit card of his had been in my wallet. This made us nervous but to our surprise, someone had found the wallet and contacted our bank on base because it was the only number in his wallet. Praise God for answered prayers.

This was a true lesson on not worrying and trusting God to take care of us. Life is good and God is even better.

~Tracie for the Mitchell5

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Note Card for the Esther Study

I made this card for the ladies in my study from our Week 4 lesson. It's been a great study so far and I am so excited to see what the next 6 weeks will bring to our group.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

For Such A Time As This...

On Tuesday, the 13th, I will be leading my first Beth Moore Bible Study. I am beyond excited about leading this study. God has placed a unique opportunity in my hands and I feel so humbled that HE would entrust me with HIS word. My class will be around 20 ladies and I have had request to do the study again for some that are on the waiting list. A handful of ladies in the class are my spiritual mentors...I feel truly honored that they would sign up for a class lead by me.

The study is called Esther: It's Tough Being A Woman. I have already viewed the intro session and the first week's session as well as completed the first week's homework. I know God is going to reveal himself in amazing ways over the next 10 wks of study. In between studies, I always go through this lull-period where I crave the word. Beth Moore has an amazing teaching style that really grips you and doesn't let go. If you have never done one of her studies I highly urge you to seek out one in your local church.

Please lift me up in your prayers as I embark on one of the most thrilling adventures of my life. I can think of no other thing I want to be doing in the next 3 months. Pray also for the ladies attending this study...that they come thirst and hungry for His holy word.

Here is a brief synopsis of the study:
Going up against heavyweights bent on her destruction Esther trusted God and landed a blow that saved her people. The Old Testament story of Esther is a profile in courage and contains many modern parallels for woman today. Her destiny can be yours as you know more deeply the God who is in your corner.

As it pleases the King,

Here is the trailer and promo for the study: