Saturday, May 31, 2008
I have had a lot of problems sleeping for quite some time now, so I constantly feel tired and run down. After talking to a few people who have tried this program they said after just a few days they started feeling the changes. They slept better, woke up with energy and feeling refreshed and to top it all off lost weight and inches. I am looking forward to all of it, but mostly waking up feeling refreshed. I always have to hit that snooze button a few times then drag myself out of bed and into the shower. I think I will start a reward program for myself too. When I do well I’ll pamper myself a bit with a pedicure/manicure, or massage – of course all non-food related.
Have you made any diet or lifestyle changes that you stuck with? Do you have any suggestions for others? Do you reward yourself when you do well? If so with what?
Health and happiness,
Friday, May 30, 2008
If you have seen let me know what you think. I don't want to give any of it away. I couldn't stop laughing at Charlotte's little funny (you know what I mean). Can't wait to hear what everyone else thought of it!
Have a great weekend,
HAPPY FUN-FILLED FRIDAY!
Today's challenge is from Jen. Since both of us have a small Happy
To make this card I first stamped the image on plain white cardstock, and colored it using prismacolor pencils blended with OMS. I cut out the image and matted it on pink cardstock leaving a gap at the bottom. I then added the brown paper ribbon to the pink paper. Next I matted that on brown and then on a darker pink. I then stamped the sentiment on the lighter pink cardstock and matted it on the brown then the darker pink. Next I centered both the matted image and sentiment on the card base. I then colored in the hearts with my pink glaze pen. I am so happy with how cute it looks!
Feel free to play along with our challenges. Do you have any recent Happy Hopper projects you have done? If so post a link to them so I can see. Also we are always looking for new challenges so if there is something you would like to see let me know.
Today is also happy Spa-aaaahhhh day! I am very excited for my facial and movie date with the girls. I'll fill you in when I get home:) I promise not to ruin the movie in case any of you plan on seeing it.
Stay tuned I have a big blog candy challenge coming up very soon! Wait until you see what I have to give away. Of course I am going to make you work for it :)
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Any other Sex and the City fans out there? Are you having any special celebrations or viewings of the movie? Any "girls days" planned for you? Have you ever been to the spa? If so what's your favorite thing to have done at the spa? I can't wait to hear from you!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
So what are your favorite sites? I am always looking for new sites to check out especially if they have some good tutorials, or are just plain fun to look at. Please post your favorite sites and/or blogs so I can go check them out.
You can see many of my favorite blogs listed to the right. Most are just crafty type blogs, but there are a few others.
I can't wait to read about your favorites. Thanks for stopping by!
Monday, May 26, 2008
Are you curious what's up for grabs? Well then keep checking in as I approach the 1000 marker :)
With the thoughts of blog candy in the air - anything you've been wanting to buy but haven't? Tell me about those "must haves"? I am dying for Nestabilities, but keep putting it off.
Sunday, May 25, 2008
The colors were green and chocolate brown. So the linens were chocolate brown with green flowers. The drink napkins were chocolate brown with "eat, drink, and be married" in green writing. The tables had tall vases with beautiful Calla lilies. The main course was fillet Mignon and chicken in a delicious sauce with mashed potatoes and broccoli. Then, as I said CUPCAKES for dessert. They were beautifully displayed in the center of the candy buffet.
Along the sweets table golden letters spelled out "love sweet love". The cupcakes were wonderful - chocolate with white frosting covered in chocolate and a little "T" on each one. The top of the couples cake was a T covered in green rhinestones to add some "bling".
It was such a fabulous night. Unfortunately my camera battery died before the reception got going so I didn't get many pictures. I did get the cupcakes though:)
So what was your wedding like? Did you do anything special or unique? Have you been to any unique or extraordinary weddings? How about any awful wedding stories? I would love to hear from you.
I would also love to see your Happy Hopper cards. If you have made any please post a link to them in the comments. Or if you have any challenge ideas for us let me know! It's always difficult to decide what to come up with:)
Did you get anything done this weekend? Since it's Sunday that means it's back to work for me tonight. UGH!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
I felt like I won a paper crafting give away! She made me many beautiful cards, and some gorgeous paper ornaments. I can't wait to see who this crafty lady is.
Yesterday we also attended a rehearsal dinner for a wedding my DH is standing up in this weekend. It was so much fun! They rented out a room at the Bath City Bistro in Mt. Clemens and there was Feather Bowling. I had never tried Feather Bowling - actually I didn't even know what it was! It was really fun! I hope we can do that again. I thought it would be more like bowling, but it was more laid back. They guys sure had fun. I forgot the camera so I can't share any pictures with you.
Well my DH is out for the evening so I am hoping to catch up on some of my crafty stuff. I do have a wedding card to finish up! Check back later or tomorrow and see what I came up with.
So tell me have you ever tried Feather Bowling? What are your plans this weekend? Did anyone try our FFF challenge this week? Please feel free to jump in and post a link to your version of our challenges or post a comment with some ideas for future challenges.
I gave this weeks challenge and it was to use alcohol inks. I must admit I was a bit rushed getting my card done this week with my mom in town. I did have fun creating a few background papers with my alcohol inks though.
For this card I created the background on glossy cardstock using alcohol inks. I cut the background to 4"x4" and wrapped brown fibers (Portafolia Gifted Memories) around the background paper and glued it to the A2 card base. Next I stamped the coffee to go cup (Amuse) on white cardstock and on grey cardstock (Bazzill). I then cut out the to go cup from the grey cardstock and only the lid from the white, and paper pieced the white lid on top of the grey cup. Then I cut a small piece of the background paper and matted that on the grey. I glued the to go cup using pop dots to the center of the matted piece. Then I glued that to the center of the original background paper. I added the sentiment (Penny Black) to the bottom of the card.
Supplies: cardstock - Bazzill, stamp - A Muse "To go cup, sentiment - Penny Black "dotted hello", alcohol inks - Ranger, fibers - Portafolia Gifted Memories, glossy cardstock - unknown.
What are your plans for this beautiful Friday? I have to make a wedding card for this weekend and go shopping! My DH and I may take a trip to the gym too.
Well Thanks for stopping by. I will have another post later today so stop in to check it out. Have a Fabulous FFF!
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Here is the dash cam footage from the accident. It's pretty shocking how news has spread all over the country and the internet. Make sure to tune into The Today show tomorrow morning.
He was hit in the back and hip and is doing well after a night in the hospital. Thank goodness no broken bones or internal injuries. Looks like his guardian angel was there:)
Thanks for looking!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
Supplies : cardstock - Bazzill, stamp - Inky Antics, prismacolor pencils, misc pattern dog paper.
For this card I stamped the Dog image (Inky Antics) on plain white
cardstock and colored with prismacolor pencils blended with OMS (odorless mineral spirits). Then I cut out the image and matted it on brown cardstock (Bazzill), then again on black cardstock (Bazzill). Next, I cut 4 dog themed papers according to the layout Jen gave me Sunday. I then taped the pattern paper to hold it together and glued the whole piece onto the cardbase. I made this a 6x6 card from black cardstock (Bazzill). Then I glued the matted image to the center of card. I was very anxious to use my dog stamps.
We just got back from Police Week in Washington, DC so I am beat. Jen and I took a trip to Reston, VA to meet our friend Nancy at Angela's Happy Stamper. Of course we bought more STAMPS! It was about an hour from where we were staying by metro and bus, but we love that store. Make sure to check in tomorrow and I will post a bit about our trip - and what I bought :p I can't wait to start using my new stuff.
So how was your weekend? Did you give our challenge a try? If so post a link to it here so I can take a peek. We area always up for people joining our challenges. If you have any suggestions for new challenges let me know.
Well stay tuned Sunday for next weeks challenge.
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Do you have any favorite blogs or tutorials you would like to share? I love hearing about new techniques. Also keep checking I feel some Blog candy in the near future!
Monday, May 12, 2008
Spread the word and show support for your local Police. Tell an Officer "thank you". To quote the walls of the memorial :
"In valor there is hope"
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy Mother's day again!
Well as you know I am not a Mother, but this year Mother's day falls on our Wedding Anniversary. It's been 6 wonderful years. Time has sure flown by. I can't believe we have been together almost 10 years now. My parents have been married for 35 years now! I guess we only have a quarter of a century until we reach that :)
Happy Mother's Day
Friday, May 9, 2008
Supplies: card stock by Bazzill, ribbon by Michael's, stamped sentiment from "everyday messages" by Stampendous, textile texture Cuttlebug embossing folder, Marvy Uchida scallop circle punches, atg gun, and pop-dots
Feel free to join in our challenges, I would love to see what everyone comes up with. Also we can always use challenge ideas if there is anything you would like to see.
Do you own a Cuttlebug? What have you created with it? Do you mostly emboss or use some of the dies or other brand dies like Nestabilities? I would love to get those. Do you have anything on your "want" list?
Make sure you stop by Sunday for next weeks FFF challenge announcement. I wonder what Jen has in store for me?
Thursday, May 8, 2008
Well I will try to keep up the postings while my Mom is in town. I am sure I will be able to break away for a few now and then to type something up. I still have to work on my Fun-Filled Friday challenge for tomorrow. YIKES! It's getting down to the wire! Wish me luck.
In the spirit of friends I thought I would leave you with a photo of the group from Shackapalooza.
Back row : Kathy, Me, Chelsea, Jen, Kim; Front row, Becky, Nancy, Ellie, Chris, Amy, Patti, Traci
And here are a couple pictures of our FULLY packed car:
Keep in mind the big suitcases were just our Stamping supplies!
Oh and here is Nancy crammed in the back seat. Good thing we didn't buy much on our shopping trip.
Well Mother's day is right around the corner. What did you get your mom? If your a mom do you know what you're getting from your kid(s)? I did manage to make my Mother's Day cards while I was at Shackapalooza!
Have a happy day!
Monday, May 5, 2008
Friday, May 2, 2008
To make this card I colored the image with Prismacolor pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. I then cut the image and mounted it on silver cardstock by DCWV. I wrapped ribbon by Berwick around the upper right and lower left corners, and added a bow on the upper right corner. Then I glued the whole thing to the card base which is black Bazzill cardstock. Then I added black, silver, and clear Stickles to her dress. I am addicted to Stickles right now.
Make sure you stay tuned for next weeks challenge. It's my turn again to give the challenge. Do you have any challenges you would like to see? I am always up for suggestions. I will post the challenge Sunday if anyone wants to play along.
Well I am on the way or at Shackapalooza as you read this so (hopefully) I am busy crafting away for more exciting stuff to post on my blog.
Let me know what you are up to this weekend? How about those challenges - what do you want to see us try?
Have a wonderful weekend!
Thursday, May 1, 2008
Have a safe and fun weekend
The worst part about the whole thing is not being able to do what I used to. I can’t jump rope for 10 minutes or hard core cardio for 30 minutes without stopping. So what do you do when you can’t do what you used to do? Boy that’s a confusing sentence! I am starting out slow, and trying to stretch after I work out to minimize soreness. My DH is very helpful too. He was a big swimmer in high school so he encourages me to get in the pool! I have some knee issues so it’s much easier on my knees than some other activities. The elliptical machines are a bit easier on the joints too. He also gets me to run a bit on the track – I mostly walk.
So tell me, do you work out? What kind of exercise do you do? Do you workout alone, with a partner or in a class? What do you do to stay motivated?
Health, happiness, and happy crafting,