Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Weight Loss Update!

It has been a while since I have posted an update on my weight loss or anything else for that matter! I am hoping to get back into crafting very soon and start posting again. My update for my weight loss is that I have now lost 104 pounds, which still amazes me at times. I still have a ways to go but I am committed to getting it all off and am not going to stop til I am at goal. I do have a YouTube weight loss channel if anyone is interested in checking it out, it is . Hope to post again soon!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Weight Loss Update

On Monday when I weighed in at my TOPS group, I had lost another 7.2 pounds. That now puts me at 90 pounds lost, I am going to celebrate when I hit the 100 pound mark which I should be able to get to by the end of this month!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Update on my weight loss

On Monday when I weighed in at my TOPS group, I had lost another 1.2 pounds.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Update on my weight loss

Since my last post I have lost another 9.6 pounds, making my total weight loss 75.4 pounds. I will be posting an update every week on Monday after my weigh in at my TOPS group. Sometime soon I will be posting what it is that I am doing to lose the weight.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

It's been a long long time!

It has been a very long time since I have posted anything on my blog as I have been having some health and family issues and crafting has been on the back burner for quite some time. I am hoping to get back into it someday soon. I have started a weight loss journey that started back in November, 2 days before Thanksgiving. Since then I have lost a total of 65.8 pounds. At the bottom of this page I have added a ticker to chart my progress. It tells how much I need to lose, how much I have to go and how much I have lost so far. It is not any easy battle, but it can be done. I am going to be posting more about my journey as I go along and when I start doing crafting again I will post that stuff too. Hopefully there is still someone out there that will be reading my blog.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Christmas in March

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It has been a very long time since I posted , but my life has been full of turmoil for a while . I have been sick several times as well has going through extensive dental work , and that's not quite over yet . Also we have been going through some extremely difficult times with our teenage Autistic son , which has been physically and mentally draining . We are finally getting some much needed behavior & skills training and respite care for him , so we are optimistic that things will improve over time . I am going to try to be posting more often , but can not promise as to how often that will be . But I will do my best !

On to the cards , made this past Christmas , these are the 2 versions I made of this card and I made about 8 of each , they were lots of fun to make . Here is a list of supplies used :

Martha Stewart Christmas Stamps
Martha Stewart Punch
Nestabilities Oval and Scallop Oval
Nestabilities Ribbon Tags Trio
Ribbon , glitter, DCWV Christmas CS and textured CS , Sky Blue Blingz by Shimmerz , gingerbread stamped with Brilliance Coffee Bean , Copic Glitter pens also used to decorate the gingerbread . Gumdrops are stamped , hand cut , then glitter added to each and applied with pop dots as is the main image .
Thanks for stopping by , and don't forget to sign my guest book ! :)

Friday, January 30, 2009

Cards 4 Kids

I made about 28 of these for the Cards 4 Kids that Pat Adam had announced on her blog for Children's Hospital , for the kids to hand out to friends and family on valentines day , they are post card style . A friend of mine also added a handful for me to send as well . Hers are the pink ones . If you want to send her some cards , click on the link for details . Also Carolina is giving away some great blog candy if you send some cards , check it out by clicking on her name , and be sure to click here for her other blog candy, her contests end the 31st . Pat's deadline is Feb. 7th .

Monday, January 26, 2009

Better Late Then Never !

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I was finally able to get the photos of my Christmas cards downloaded to my computer and edited , so I could post them . This card was made by embossing the stamped image in silver detailon dark blue CS , red panel is embossed with Ornaments Cuttlebug embossing folder , corners where punched with fiskars ticket corner punch and Martha Stewart branch punch was used for the pieces in the corners and the deer is also a Martha Stewart punch . Hope you like it !
Will have more Christmas cards tomorrow and maybe some Valentine ones too .
Thanks for stopping by , sorry it has been so long !

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Blog Candy News !

Be sure to check out The Candy Dish at the top of my side bar for the latest blog candy posts that I have come accross , it can change from day to day !

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Merry Christmas 2 Days Late & Snow !

We ended up getting lots of snow here in Oregon , which is very rare where we live . This is the first time in the 20 years I have lived here that we have had this much snow all at once . These first 3 pics are of a fallen tree a few hundred feet up the road from where we live . As you can see the tree narrowly missed their van and it laid most of the way across the street . It took hours for them to get it all cleaned up and they and the people in the apartments across the street from the house did not get their power back til the next morning .

The rest of these pics are taken outside of our apartment complex , I took lots of pics , but these are some of my favorites . Along with all of this snow and being unable to leave the house , my DSL modem went out last Sunday and I had to wait til yesterday for the new one to arrive . But hey I got some cards made because I could not get online . I still need to take pics of them and edit them , then I should have some cards to post in a day or so .

Hope you all had a great Christmas and Thanks for dropping by !

Monday, December 15, 2008

Just something fun !

Your rainbow is intensely shaded blue, pink, and white.


What is says about you: You are a tranquil person. You appreciate quiet moments. People depend on you to make them feel secure. You are a good listener and your friends are glad to have you around in difficult times.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

Will have some cards to post soon !

Sunday, December 7, 2008


As a mother of a 14 year old son with autism I know how important it is to support autism research . My blogging friend Nancy Panko is a runner and is doing a run for OAR(Organization for Autism Research) and really needs your help in sponsoring her with donations . You can read more about it on her blog here and here where you can also make a donation . My family thanks you for supporting Nancy and this great Organization !
I will be back in a couple of days with something pretty to look at .
Thanks for dropping by and have a great day !

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Glue Glider - Buy One Get One Free !!!

Never heard of a Glue Glider ? It is an awesome lightweight alternative to the heavy bulky adhesive guns . Jerri's recommendation on her blog A Touch of Grace is a must read . She will tell you from experience how awesome this tool really is . I just purchased one myself because of her recommendation , just got it yesterday and can't wait to try it . It is very affordable ! Now the BOGO part , Joan over at Joans Gardens is having a sale that ends Monday night where you buy one Glue Glider and you will get one free and they are on sale too , this is once in a lifetime deal and will never happen again , so run over to her blog for the details , she is awesome to work with and responds quickly !

Blog candy news !

Check out the most recent blog candy giveaways I have found by checking under the heading The Candy Dish in my sidebar !

Thursday, November 27, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving !

I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving ! On this Thanksgiving day I am greatful for all of you who visit my blog and leave me such wonderful comments . Thank You from the bottom of my heart !
I may not have anything to post for a fews days , but I hope you will come back and check on me .

Have a great weekend and thanks for dropping by !

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

I received an award !

I received this wonderful award from Deb Wood over at Sharing My Obsession , Thanks Deb , that was so sweet of you to think of me !

This blog invests and believes the PROXIMITY- nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming.These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends.They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement .Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Isn't that just the sweetest! Be sure to check out her amazing blog! Very beautiful, informative and creative.

Now I have to deliver this award to 8 bloggers who may then pass it on. I am passing this on to the following bloggers for all the amazing creations they share :

Monday, November 17, 2008

Upsy Daisy for a Contest

I made this card for the Challenge that Vicki at Stamped Smiles had on her blog for a blog candy contest she was having , using a sketch from the DRS Design blog . Unfortunately I did not win the contest .
I used Stampin Up's Upsy Daisy stamped with their markers and used DD glitter on the flowers , the DP is by DCWV the green is a textured CS , I also used my oval nestabilities on this card , some faux dew drops that came from Michael's and some pretty purple ribbon . I also used a Martha Stewart punch on the side of the DP but you can hardly see it .
Thanks for stopping by and have a great Monday !

ETA: Just posted a new feature over on my side bar , it is called The Candy Dish , it is where you will find links to blog candy on blogs of other papercrafters .

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sparkly Pocket Silhouettes , A New Blog Look and Blog Candy Alert

I am not sure if I am entirely happy with how this card turned out , mostly because I am a bit of a perfectionist and want my cards to look a good as some of the top stampers cards do , I keep thinking it looks as if something is missing , oh well . I guess I will improve more with time . This card uses Pocket Silhouettes from SU! , DSP is also from SU! . Other Items used are : 2 different Martha Stewart border punches , Oval nestabilities , SU! photo corner punch , faux dew drops , DD glitter , ribbon , pink CS is also from SU! .
I decide to change the look of my blog again , I think I like it , hope you do too !
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !
PS. Still have the scallop punches for sale , several posts below , just lowered the price .
ETA: Check out this great blog candy at Joyful Stamper
, she is celebrating 10,000 hits !
Here is another , check out the blog candy at Creating With Chrissy
, ends sunday at noon CST .
And check out the candy at Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps
More candy at Scrap-Creations
And more great candy at Heather's Heavinly Stampations
Hurry on over and check these out !

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A Late Challenge !

Donna Baker issued a challenge on the Gina K forum on SCS at the last release to make a card with 2 layers including the card base and one ribbon and 3 embellishments all the same , this is what I came up with . I did not finish it in time to post it for the contest , I went 5 min over the time it was to be posted by so I did not post it .
I cut the card base out with my scallop rectangle nesties and the plain rectangle nesties for the white piece , I them took a black marker and went around the embossed frame to make it look like it had a layer of black behind it . I then added 3 rhinestone brads and ribbon . The main image is up on pop dots . Stamps by Inkadinkado .
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by !
PS. I still have the scallop punches for sale , scroll down to see the post !

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Kody's Birthday Card

My youngest son Kody turned 14 on the 18th of October , he is a big fan of Hot Wheels cars and has a huge collection of them , so when I found these demensional stickers a few months ago at Dollar Tree I new I had to get them to make him a card for his birthday . Kody's dad Demitri helped me with the layout of the stickers and helped me chose the DSP to use . I used DSP from SU's Halloween Paper and Tempting Turquoise for cards base , Only Orange and Temp.Turq. were used for layering . The top piece looks layered but was too big to layer so I bordered it with Copic marker to make it look layered . I used my nestabilities to cut and emboss the white CS and use faux dewdrops (hand colored the red and green) to resemble stoplights . Kody really loved the card , he said it was awesome !

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day !

P.S. Reminder that I have Scallop punches for sale second post below this one !