Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Mother's Day for my Sister...

I have been a really bad blogger lately and have lots of stuff to post and will hopefully get back to blogging regularly soon.

I made a card and earrings for my sister for Mother's Day.

I saw this stamp set and HAD to buy it so I could make a card for my sister. A couple years ago while we were cleaning out my Mom's garage she had picked up a seashell and held it to her ear. I was standing behind her and started making a wooshing ocean sound. She turned around and held out the shell and was saying how she hadn't heard one so load and clear before. She put it back to her ear and I went back to wooshing and in mid-woosh she turned around and caught me. I almost got clobbered. So now any time I find something that has a girl holding a shell to her ear I HAVE to buy it for her. She loved the card...hehe.
She loves Fairies and purple so I thought these were perfect for her. The ear wires, head pins and fairy is from Vintaj. The beads are china beads...purple and a champange color. They turned out really pretty and they almost wound up in my jewelry box....hehe.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

ScrapBox Givaway!

I have been looking at this for such a long time. With limited space to craft in this would be AWESOME! Check it out on
Good Luck Everyone!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My Biggest Loser Journey - week 15

~*~*~ Spread your wings and let the fairy in you fly ~*~*~

Three and a half months! I can hardly believe it has been that long. We did our official weigh and measure on Thursday night. I have lost 20lbs so far! Have to wait until next week to see if he has figured out my inch loss but it looks like almost another six inches total.

I seem to be losing most of my weight in my hip/tummy area which is good since that is where most of my excess weight is. I am almost down another pant size. My 20's are getting very loose but the 18's just don't quite fit yet. A friend gave me several boxes of clothes that she no longer can wear, way to go Rita!!! Thankfully we have the same taste in clothes. I have clothes from 24 down to 14 so I won't have to waste money on clothes as I work my way down to my goal but once I hit my goal, watch out clothing stores! I am so excited!

My trainer has me keeping a food journel on It is one thing I really don't like to do but it has been an eye opener on serving sizes. It has been over a month so I no longer measure things since I can eyeball things now and know what the serving size is. I am still having a hard time getting my water goal each day and it has caused me to be a bit dehidrated. I just don't drink all that much be it water, juice, milk, tea or soda. I have my metal bottle that I think is 280z so I am trying hard to get at least one down before I head to the gym. At the gym I usually drink a full bottle so on work out days I hopefully get two drank.

I feel so much better and can breath deeper. I don't get as winded doing just simple things. At Tuesday's work out he had us doing a plank and then reaching one hand out and then the other. We had to do 30 each arm. We did that rotation three times and I only had to stop once during the third rotation about 20 into it. It wasn't until Wednesday morning while rinsing the contioner out of my hair did I realize six weeks ago when he had us do that I couldn't even do three arms lifts before I had to stop. I started thinking of other things he has had us doing and I started to realize how much more I can do now vs during the first month. I'm so excited about what I can now do and all the cute clothes I am almost able to fit back into that has been boxed up.

On to week 16...

Friday, February 18, 2011


I got my computer back so hopefully this weekend I will get some things posted. I haven't done much crafting over the last month but hopefully soon I will get back into it. My poor craft area is a complete disaster! I'm hopeing this weekend I can get motivated to get it organized.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I will post soon, hopefully!

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but my laptop got "sick" and it's still being worked on. It got a couple virus, a worm and a trojan. I don't understand why people find it "fun" to create them!! I've been using my eight year old laptop so alot of pages won't load but at least I can check my email. Anywho, hopefully I will get it back this week.

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL DAY!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Gift Card Holders

My Stampin Up Stamp and Create Club meets tomorrow. At each months meeting we have a card swap. This is what I came up with...

It is amazing how just adding lines and dots change the flower.

I think the google eyes make the flowers even cuter!
Open view...

I think they turned out super cute and I hope the ladies love them.
Here is the link for the card base template.
  • Create a Critter - upshift of the Zebra. Flowers cut at 3-1/2
  • Card stock - Michael's card stock packs
  • Shimmer paper - Paper Zone
  • Pattern paper - Michael's.
  • Google eyes - Craft Warehouse

Thursday, January 6, 2011

My Biggest Loser Journey - week 6

If your dog is fat, you're not getting enough exercise. ~Author Unknown

The end of week six! I can't believe I have made it this far. My work out buddy couldn't make it this week so I had Mike's full attention...*running screaming out of the gym*!!!!! Not sure if I liked it or not!?

Not working out for six days was torture on Tuesday night. My body ached so bad when I got up Wednesday morning it was not fun but NO where NEAR as bad as week one!

Tonight was 130 squats, 75 mountain climbers, 90 leg lifts, 90 sit ups with my legs in the air (he held them...wooo hoo), 90 squat arm curls, and then he wanted me to run for three minutes. then my thighs were so week I couldn't even run 2 seconds. Wooo out of that! Driving home was a challenge, thank goodness I have an automatic because I'm not sure if I could have pushed the clutch down to shift...hehe.

Still no weigh in or measureing but I did notice this past weekend I kept pulling up my pants.


Wednesday, January 5, 2011

MPS Design Team 2011 - Challenge & Submittal

Robyn over at has two openings on her 2011 Design Team.

The challenge: make a card, scrapbook page or other cricut project with your favorite cartridge using her favorite colors...
Other optional colors of your choice.
Here is my submittal...

Hello Kitty Greetings - Kitty cut at 3"
Swiss Dots
Cardstock - brown, green, black - Craft Warehouse
Shimmer - white, pink, silver - Paper Zone
Striped - Paris Hilton paper pack - Tuesday Morning
MPS - Simply Sweet Occasions
Martha Stewart - Double loop weave - Michael's
Creative Memories - corner rounder
Google eyes - Craft Warehouse
Brown ribbon - Craft Warehouse
Bling for bow - Michael's
Zig two way glue pen - Craft Warehouse
3M tape runner - Michael's