Saturday, January 29, 2011

Bonds of Friendship

My friend Terry in California unexpectedly lost her son a year ago. It was a year on Jan 29th. He was only in his 20's I believe. So young!! I found this poem on the internet and thought it would be perfect to send her a card and let her know I'm thinking about her during this difficult time. She loves moose (as do I) so I found this in my digital images (not sure who makes it).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Thank you Sarah!

Sarah in Australia sent me this Aussie calendar for 2011. Isn't it cute? Of course, I had to make her a thank you card. This stamp set is from Stampendous and I got it at Archivers over the summer (this is the first time I've used it too!).

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Check out Hambo's new challenge blog

here. A way to get free digi stamps!! Who doesn't love Hambo?????

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Finally, made it to 10 lb weight loss

and we have school today for the first time in over a week. I've been hanging in there with the scale and finally, it paid off. I can tell my shirts are feeling looser and my jeans are falling off so i can tell somethings happening, I just like to see it on the scale too :).

The snow has almost finally melted. I'm not sure we've ever had snow last all week like that in the 5 years we've been here!! And its only January!!

I haven't made any cards in awhile but I see a few Shackie birthdays are coming up so I need to do that. Maybe today?

Friday, January 14, 2011

Happy 50th Dee!

My friend Dee turns 50 on January 13th. I used ONLY digital images for this card. Aren't they cute? (This is called a swing card and you can see the tutorial here).

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Time to think Valentine's

I never used to send out Valentine cards but since I have some cute Valentine images, I thought why not make some cute cards? In fact, I am going to cut way back on my spending this year. I want to use what I have and don't get any new stamps for awhile. I dusted off my mini sewing machine and sewed on these cards. I haven't sewed in awhile and it was fun :).

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I cleaned out my stamps today

and I will be selling a bunch. I don't know if I will do it at the Stamp Shack or at the stamp store at the used stamp sale in May. It felt good to clean!!

We are waiting for another snowfall. 2 snowfalls in 1 winter? That's almost unheard of. LOL But I am ready. I got my milk and bread and I have the sleds all ready to go :).

Emily went back to school yesterday. She wanted to get out of town before the snow hit. They may get snow too on Monday which is her first day of classes so I wonder if she will have school that day!?!?

Sunday, January 2, 2011

No stamping on this card ... I used my copic markers to color the flowers and the water in the vase. I used Sun & Moon Glaze on the vase so it would look like real water (I had the Sun & Moon Glaze left over from my necklaces I made). And I watched a video at Stamp Video to show how to make a rubberband background. It was super easy! I added a little of my glitter pen to the flowers but not sure it shows up here.

Weight Watchers online

Have you seen where Weight Watchers has a brand new point system? Its called Points Plus and they count your fat, carbs, protein and fiber. The more carbs you have, the higher the points. I am allowed 29 points per day. On the old WW point system, I was allowed 21 or 23, I can't remember. All I know is 29 points a day is PLENTY!! Some days I find I'm barely eating ALL my points!! I started this diet Dec 12th and I'm down 9 lbs as of today. I've been playing Wii tennis and walking outside for about 40 minutes everyday. Today I decided to walk 60 minutes and I think I did about 3 miles. Its not super fast but we have hills back where we live so its all I can do to get up these hills! HA I'm thrilled with my progress so far and I just need to keep it going. I want to be down 30 lbs by April 1st!!!! Then I will re-evaluate when I get down that much to see if i need to lose anymore :). Wish me luck!!

Saturday, January 1, 2011