Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shrinking -April 29

I lost another whopping ONE pound this week!

Whoooo Hoooooo!

So, here is my picture for this week. I apologize about not posting one last week-that was the day that I got the referral to the cancer center and had a meltdown. I am much, much better now and I thank you all so much for the encouraging words and prayers. Y'all are just AWESOME!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

April 28th Projects

These are a few projects I made with a new paper/stickease set from CTMH called "Bella". I love the colors in this collection. I made a notecard box filled with very simple all occasion notecards and some "2-4-6-8" treat bags. I used the stickease on one of them and stamped images on the other. I also had to make another card with my "Life's a Beach" cartridge. This is for a boy's birthday. TFL!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Artwork for April 16th.

Here are two projects I worked on this week. The first is a treat box I made with my Wildcard cartridge and Life's a Beach cartridge. I think it is so cute! The next is a altered chipboard cube from Close to My Heart. I also used Close to My Heart's Unforgettable papers, rub ons, and die-cut stickers. I am going to give it to my mom for Mother's Day. This week I also got my CTMH website up, and you can visit it at . I did not set it up for customers to online shop there because I cannot give you a discount that way. If you would like a catalog or to place an order, email me at for a 10% off discount on every order!

Shrinking-April 16th

Ok, I only lost one pound this week. Given that this past week was Easter and I ate several chocolate eggs, one chocolate bunny and a fairly nice sized piece of Key Lime pie, I can't complain. I have started incoporating the P90X workout program into my routine every other day along with the treadmill, so even though I only lost one pound, this morning I could fit into a pair of capris that two weeks ago I couldn't. I still have a long way to go, and will have to cut back on the chocolate.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

April 9th Projects

I got my shipment in from CTMH (my first order I have placed in over a year) and I am having such a great time playing with all of my new stuff! These cards and the purse are done with the Unforgettable papers and coordinating stamp sets from CTMH. I used the Cricut to cut out the purse. I love it when I can combine my favorite crafting tools. I have a hard time coming up with great card ideas on my own, so I got my inspiration from the Originals book. Just LOVE that book! The cards and purse are part of a gift set that I am working on. TFL! Have a great weekend!

Week 2

I lost two pounds this week. Two pounds is two pounds, but after my first week, four pounds was a little bit of a let down! But, 6 pounds in two weeks is a good, right? To be honest, I was not as diligent in watching my diet last week, but now that I have had my little wake up call, I am sure to do better this week. It wasn't that I was BAD, just not as careful. I can do better. I can always do better. It just gets so frustrating when you feel like you are denying yourself something that you love (like chocolate) and in that moment, at the peak of irritation with the whole "dieting" thing, I always have to ask myself if it is really worth it. And of course it is, and will be worth it when I reach my goal and I feel better about myself. Here is my pic for this week. I sure don't feel like I look like I have dropped 6 pounds, but am happy about it none the less. Yes, I got a little crazy with the highlights-I am platinum blonde again, and am waaaay due for a haircut.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


There is no one here to take my Week 1 picture right now (not sure if you can tell the four pounds are gone or but I will post a pic when dh gets home to take one for me! Have a great day.

Projects for April 1

Here are some cards and an Easter project I made this week. I got the idea for the carrot off of the Cricut site. I am making several of these as treats for my kids, nieces and nephews. The spiral pop-up card is made with a fun stamp set from CTMH called "You Rock", and the diorama card is from a cute design I saw on a YouTube video. I used the "Reach for the Stars" stamp set for the diorama card, and I cut the circle and scallop frame with my Cricut. I had really forgotten how much fun it is to be creative!

Week 1

Progress! I lost 4 lbs this week! I was on the treadmill for 5 out of 7 days. By the end of the week I was actually looking forward to my time on the treadmill. My energy level is definitely up a little bit and that is encouraging. I started taking my laptop down to the exercise room with me. I set it up on a high shelf by the treadmill and started watching cardmaking and scrapbooking videos on YouTube while I walk. It really makes the time go faster (I am up to 40 minutes now) and I am finding some really inspiring ideas and new techniques to try.