Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Scrapbook Pocket Page for 2015 Week 9

Hi all my bloggy, crafty, scrapbooking friends!  A new challenge started today at Bimini Moose! The Optional Twist is to use lots of GREEN. I don't know if I used LOTS of it, but I did try to add some GREEN into my page.


Products Used:

  • Filler Cards - Amy Tangerine - Plus One Edition
  • Scrap paper (polka dot paper with doggies)
  • Date Stamp
  • Tag punch (Walmart)
  • Stampin' Up stamp set - Fabulous Phrases (happiness on title card)
  • Amy Tangerine stamp sets - Aspire & Accompany
  • Tim Holtz Walnut Stain
  • Craftin Desert Divas "Bring on the Cake" stamp set (number stamps on tags)
  • Velum Letter & Number stickers
  • Momento Tuxedo Black Ink
Be sure to link up your page. Remember, each week the Twist is always Optional.

Thank you so much for stopping by to visit with me today. I love reading your comments.
:) Janis


Monday, March 2, 2015

Countdown Calendar

Welcome to a brand new week! What are your plans these days? We spent our weekend relaxing and packing. Of course, the papers are still not back from the lawyer for us to sign on the new house, but we are packing anyway expecting no surprises in the paperwork. We aren't moving for a couple of months. This will give the new house time to get some work done before we move in. So I'm just packing things I know we aren't going to use between now and then - like Christmas dishes, etc. It's fun, and I hate waiting to the last minute to do things. I'm more of a "do it early" kind of girl.

If you follow my blog, you know we love frig magnets and especially frig countdown magnets. Yesterday I cut out lots of goldfish for a countdown calendar on the frig.


Weekdays Sil ID# 55187
Goldfish Sil ID# 43076
Months Sil ID# 72901

I wrote little "M's" on all the Monday fish to help me keep it straight if Bonnie starts rearranging the fishes. I put a little B on the April 11th fish - Bonnie's birthday. Bonnie loves pulling off the daily magnet getting closer to something we are looking forward to.

Enjoy your day! I'll be back tomorrow with a scrapbook page to show you and on Wednesday with my Weight Watchers post. See you then!

:) Janis

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Another Scrapbooking Layout from Week 8

Hi, everyone! I added very little to these pocket filler cards because they were already so cute on their own! This is another one of my layouts from Week 8.


Top Row:
Middle Row:
Bottom Row:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Scrapbooking Layout from Week 8

Hi, everyone! Hope you are collecting photos and making a few notes on your calendar of what your days are like this week, so that next week you will have some memory prompts when it's time to print and scrapbook.

Here's my Title Page for Week 8:


First Column on Left (not row this time):

  • Some Snapchats from Jimmy last week. He sends me some fun ones!
  • Week 8 Title Card. 
  • Week - Sil ID# 55513
  • Number 8 was cut out with Cameo using Vagabond font
  • Happy Camper - Cardz TV Stamps "Summer Fun"
  • We Are Family filler card
Middle Column:
  • Happiness is Homemade filler card
  • Doodlebug Sunshine with shadow (Cricut)
  • Cookie Monster - Cardz TV Stamps "Sugar Rush"
  • Girl Scout Cookies - alpha stickers 
  • Tiny pink and red hearts - Mrs. Grossman's stickers
Right Column:
Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! How was your weekend? Did you stay on track with your Weight Watchers? We had another fun weekend and did some eating out too. I like to save my Weekly Points for weekends because that does seem to be when we eat out and grill and do those things that may cost more points if I indulge myself a little.

Friday night we had take out Chinese. mmmm

Saturday morning we had Bojangles. I love their Cajun Filet Biscuits (14 points!)

Saturday lunch Tom grilled some of those yummy Bubba Bacon Cheddar burgers again (per my request). I did the same thing I did last weekend and ate 1/2 for lunch and 1/2 for supper.

But I stayed within my daily and weekly points easy, and still enjoyed eating out and grilling out. It's two of my favorite things to do with the family!

Monday was Weigh-in Day! How do you think I did?

This week's weigh-in:
-2.0 for the week
-11.4 since start
Today I reached 5% of my weight loss total goal.

Since I've been doing Weight Watchers I've been drinking more water than I did before I started WW. I haven't had soda daily like I used to. But since Diet Soda is 0 points, I broke down and bought some Diet cokes when grocery shopping over the weekend. Doesn't taste nearly as good as regular coke, but drinking water only does get a bit boring after a while.

That's it for this week's update. Not a lot going on. Enjoy the rest of your week. See you again next Wednesday for another Weight Watchers Wednesday post. If you are following the WW program, leave me a comment with how you're doing and what is one of your favorite things about it.

Smiles! :) Janis

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Time for a Baby Picture

This post has nothing to do with anything.

I just wanted to share a photo with you of our adorable babies.




















Mary Ann (sitting) and Ginger (lounging).

I love our girls.

That is all. Continue on with your day.

:) Janis

Animal themed Project Life Filler Card

Hi, everyone! I hope you all are having a really great week so far. Today, I want to show you a filler card I embellished for my scrapbook featuring our baby, Mary Ann. She's such a cutie.



I don't remember where the 6x4 filler card base came from. I gave up trying to keep my different cards separated by collection. I ended up just putting them all in a basket that sits on my desk which makes it much easier to thumb through looking for the one that jumps out at me. 

The little graph paper square with the hearts is from another collection.

"Baby Girl" stamp from Cardz TV Stamps "Girl Talk" set.

This is my project for PDE LINKY PARTY's "Any Animal" challenge.


Hope you'll link up your project too!

Want to see the rest of my scrapbook page with this card on it? Here ya go!


Top Row:

  • Teddy Bear Parade Rocker Girl (Cricut)
  • Baby Cakes - Cardz TV Stamps "Girl Talk"
  • Sweet filler card - Simple Stories Sn@p collection
Middle Row:
  • Never Grow Up - Dear Lizzy collection
  • Too Cute for Words - Cardz TV Stamps "Girl Talk"
  • Dogs leave paw prints on your heart -  Cardz TV Stamps "Barks and Bones"
  • Buzzworthy - Paper Smooches "Giddy Bugs"
Bottom Row:
:) Janis

Monday, February 23, 2015

Scrapbook page - Lake House Photos

Hi all my crafty, scrappy, bloggy friends! Last week around Wednesday, I realized I had only taken about 3 photos so far that week. I almost panicked thinking, "I'm not going to have anything to scrapbook for this week." But I was very wrong. I ended up scrapping 4 pages of Project Life layouts yesterday all for just last week. Instead of flooding you with them all at once, I'll be spreading out blog posts this week showing you a page now and then and giving details of the supplies I used.

If we are friends on Facebook, then you already know that Tom & I have been trying to buy a house for a while. We put an offer on a house behind the church I grew up in last December, but the owner's counter offer was not agreeable to us, so that was the end of that.  Then in January we put a verbal offer on some land. It seemed liked a great deal until we got the list of covenants that were a joke. Tom told the Realtor we would not be pursuing that purchase. Then Tom told me about a house on the lake, 2 coves over from one of his brothers, and sent me the link of the details, map location, etc. Hmmmm, it looked really good. So we made an appointment to meet the Realtor out there for a walk-through to see if it was as good in person as it looked on paper. It was even better than we expected. We put an offer on it the next day, and got a YES on the verbal offer a week later. We have been negotiating details for the past couple of weeks, and it finally looks like everything is a go to be sent off to the lawyer, get the contract written up, sign it, and call it our's.


This scrapbook page is just house stuff. A couple pictures of Tom packing, and pictures from the House Inspection last Saturday. Of course, nothing is final until it's all signed and legal, but I've been living like it's our's for a while now. I actually started packing before we got the Yes on our offer from the owner's. LOL

These pictures will be interesting to look back on year's from now to see what it looked like when we moved in, and compare to what it looks like then with paint changes and all the remodeling I'm sure Tom will do. He loves doing that stuff, and I love him doing it, so it works for us both.

Before & After stickers - Walmart
Letter stickers top left and bottom right - My Mind's Eye, Now & Then (Peachy Cheap)
Filler Cards - various collections
Forklift with Fragile crate - Print 'n Cut Sil ID# 72547
Mouse XO - Print 'n Cut Sil ID# 73772

Thanks for stopping by!
:) Janis

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