Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Scrapbook Project Life Page from Week 20

Hi, everyone! Today starts a brand new Scrapbooking challenge over at Bimini Moose. It's always anything goes and the optional twist this time is "This Day in History."

I thought I'd share a couple of my scrapbook pages from Week 20 with you. There are a couple of things that happened this week that will go down in History..... at least in our family. LOL

First of all, our son who has been in the Army since he was 18, is now officially a civilian for the first time in his adult life - and after serving our country for 9 years with 2 war deployments.  That's pretty significant, and a Day In History for our family.

Second, we have only been in our new lake house for a few weeks, and for the first time in what seems like forever, we actually had all of our children in our home AT THE SAME TIME. LOL We all put on our bathing suits and went swimming!


Wait, let me correct that. Bonnie was the only one who didn't get in the lake this time, but she still joined us on the dock in her bathing suit.  We need to replace the ladder at the end of our dock (see nasty underwater picture of that slimy mess above). Bonnie is going to need something easier to use. She has a hard time just walking over bumps, sticks, curbs, etc. She doesn't need to deal with a nasty ladder like that. We are going to make getting in and out of the lake "Bonnie Friendly" so she can enjoy swimming with us (with a life jacket) with no worries and no stressful situations.

See Jimmy doing a handstand on Kati's paddle board. You go, boy!

Fun, fun, fun swimming with the kids.


See you tomorrow. Don't forget to link up your pages over at Bimini Moose!
:) Janis

Monday, May 25, 2015

Anna Griffin Lacy Square Card

Love Anna Griffin stuff!


  • Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now card
  • 3D sentiment, 3D Flowers, and chipboard butterfly all from an Anna Griffin card kit I got a few years ago.
  • All papers from scrap box
I'm still amazed every time I have the Cricut Explore cut something lacy or small fonts. It just blows me away at how good it comes out.

See you next time.
:) Janis

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Spread Your Wings

I found the perfect sentiment for this butterfly card in my Cardz TV Stamps stash.




  • Cricut Design Space Make-It-Now project
  • Stampin Up tiny pearls for flower centers
  • 3D Butterfly from K&Co
  • All papers from scrap box
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Birds & Bees" stamp set for sentiment
See you again next time.
:) Janis

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Ladybug Box of Chocolate!

When I saw this little Ladybug Box in the Silhouette store's New section, I knew I had to have it. It's so CUTE!

(You will see me switching back and forth in my crafting from the Cricut Explore Air machine to the Silhouette Cameo machine. They are both great crafting tools. Sometimes I'll just use my paper cutter and stamps too. Hope you'll enjoy all my crafting styles and keep visiting me.)

  • Cardstock from Anna Griffin's 12x12 floral collection
  • Sil ID# 79765 - Ladybug Box
  • Sil ID# 25178 - Tags
  • Black Twine
  • Real Red ink from SU
  • Cardz TV Stamps "More Foodie Punnies" (NEW set!)
  • Peanut Butter M&M's in the box....... yummy........


Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis

Friday, May 22, 2015

Beautiful You

Hi there! I'm switching gears to a stamped card today.


This beautiful stamp is from Unity's March 2015 Kit of the Month. I water-colored the image using my Aqua Brush and Ink Pads. Sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches, and color scheme from Colour Me.

Thanks for stopping by to see what I'm up to in my craft room today.
:) Janis

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Scrapbook Pages from Week 20

Hi, everyone! I have a couple of scrapbook pages to show you from Week 20. I used some Paper Studio (Hobby Lobby) filler cards that Kati gave me for Mother's Day. I love, love, love these cards. I like the colors and the overall look & feel of them. (I gotta get me some more!)

For this first page, I let the photos do most of the talking. I did print out a status that Tom posted to Facebook one day that week. (I had to highlight the part about me in red because I love to hear / read / see how much he loves me.)

I was very excited to get a large American Flag to proudly wave on our dock, and we've been wanting some lights for the dock too, so Tom hung those up. It's so pretty at night.


Yes, our doggies were frog hunting in that one picture. There are so many new creatures here at the lake house that they didn't get to play with where we lived before. It's rather hard to get them to come inside sometimes. They have too much to explore and get into. LOL


That's it! Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you next time!
:) Janis

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday


It's that time of the week where we talk WEIGHT WATCHERS.


How 'bout that Before and Current photo? Interesting, huh? I've been on Weight Watchers for 16 weeks now. As of last week I had lost 23 pounds.  As of this week, make that -24.6 pounds. What has made me successful? (I do believe I am a success story in the making.) It's no big secret.

From the beginning I've asked God to help me. I have allowed myself to enjoy my favorite foods, but have limited the portion size, not made snacking on chocolate the norm, and have counted everything staying within my daily and weekly points. The week's I don't use a lot of the extra weekly points are the weeks I lose the most weight. The weeks I gain exercise points, but don't cash them in on extra food, are the weeks I lose the most weight. The more active I am during the week, the more I smile on my weigh-in day.

I am NOT an exercise enthusiast. So by active I just mean more moving around like running errands, parking further away, doing housework, walking up and down the stairs more in the house.... just normal stuff - but more of it. I also stand to eat most of the time. That's not a big deal, but standing does take more effort than sitting, and it all adds up.

Want to join me in Weight Watchers? Just click this link (Weight Watchers), and find out more.


See you next week!
:) Janis

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