Thursday, September 3, 2015

Grateful for You


Hi, everyone!
Do you know what today is?
Today is the first game of the 2015 College Football Season.
Yay! Go Gamecocks!
But, I'm sure that's not why you stopped by here today.

I made a little card for a friend and thought I'd share it with you too.


This is a little 3x3 card. So cute and simple.
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock #105117
  • Pumpkin pie Classic Ink pad #126945
  • Basic Black cardstock #121045
  • *New! Archival Basic Black Classic Ink pad #140931
  • Crumb Cake Classic Ink pad #126975
  • Very Vanilla cardstock #101650
  • *New! Acorny Thank You stamp set & *New! Acorn punch BUNDLE #140841
  • Dimensionals #104430

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I think I'll make some more of these for September's Thank You notes.

Have you guys had a chance to shop the new Holiday Mini Catalog?
It is full of great ideas and new products!

You still have time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin & receive your first 2 months Half off! 


If you are looking to enjoy your own discount on craft supplies
or
if you are looking to make a little extra income (especially during this time of year),
I'd love for you to JOIN MY TEAM!

Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday



Welcome to my blog.
You just happened to visit on a Wednesday,
and that's the day I journal how my Weight Watchers is going.

If you are new here, I started Weight Watchers the last week of January this year.
I was 203.4 and not happy about it at all.
Since that time I've lost,
as my husband likes to measure it,
two and a half bowling balls.
Or in Scale terms 35.6 pounds as of last Friday.

These past few weeks, my weight has gone up and down or remained the same.
I can say that my last weigh-in showed a loss of -0.4 pounds.
Any loss is an exciting one for me, and I'll take it with a smile.



I'm back on track writing everything down.
I had gotten kind of lazy with that.
I made some Goober Haystacks on Sunday.
Or as they will be called between now and Halloween, Spider Leg Clumps.
This is half a jar of peanut butter, a bag of butterscotch morsels, and Chinese Noodles mixed together. You can also throw in chocolate chip morsels or M&M's... whatever your weakness is.
I was flabbergasted when I figured out the points for this.
If I did it right (and no promises there), it made 24 servings and they are 7 PointsPlus a piece! Yikes!


Tom, Bonnie & I went grocery shopping Sunday, and we stocked up on some healthy snacks. I cut the watermelon yesterday when we got home. I grew up near family farm land. We grew lots of things including watermelon. From what I remember gathering around the picnic table with all the cousins, aunts, uncles and Nannie & Papa, when the knife goes into the watermelon, and you begin to cut, if the skin splits open on it's own, you know it's going to be a PERFECTLY DELICIOUS watermelon. That's what happened in my kitchen Sunday when I got the knife to the watermelon. It make a crack sound and split. I went "AH!" Tom looked at me, and I said, "Did you hear that? This is going to be a good one!"

Tom is also trying to lose some weight. Not with Weight Watchers, just trying to eat better. He said he'd take some watermelon to work with him on Monday. So I packed his lunch bag including an orange, some watermelon, and I sneaked one of those 7 point Spider Leg Clumps in there. That didn't work. He opened his lunch bag before leaving to see what I had put in there. He saw that and said, "Uh, no. You can keep that 7 points here and enjoy it yourself." LOL


Not a gym person, so I loved that meme!

Okay, you guys, let's have a good week.
Make smart choices.
It's okay to use those extra weekly points WW gives us for cravings and things, but let's keep track and stay within our guidelines.
Drink that water.
Move around a little. Even if it's just standing up for a few minutes every hour.
I'll see you again next Wednesday.
You are awesome, and don't let anyone else tell you otherwise.
Join me at Weight Watchers.
Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stampin' Up Mini Holiday Catalog now LIFE & a Project Life Scrapbook Page


Welcome to September.
It's almost Sweater Weather!

Today is the day!
The Stampin' Up Mini Holiday Catalog is now LIVE!

SHOP HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG HERE



SHOP HOLIDAY MINI CATALOG HERE


Here is the last scrapbook page I have to show you wrapping up the end of August.


Right now I'm using the Stampin' Up Happy Times Bundle for my Project Life Scrapbooking. This bundle comes with a photopolymer stamp set, card kit, and accessory pack. Everything coordinates!

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There are several different themes and styles in the Stampin' Up Catalog for Project Life on pages 146 - 147. Check them out. You can view them online too. Here's the link for that. 

You can see every card, front and back, in the Happy Times collection right here!
This video will also show you a Project Life scrapbook page using these cards.
Enjoy!



Thanks for visiting with me today! 

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Monday, August 31, 2015

Are You Excited?! Tomorrow is the Day!


Are you sitting on pins and needles excited?!
Tomorrow is the day you can begin ordering from the
Stampin' Up Holiday Mini Catalog!!



As a Stampin' Up demonstrator, we are able to order products early.
Want to join my team and receive all the fun perks?

Click HERE for more info.I'd love to have you as part of my team!


I have been having a blast playing with some of the products already.
You are going to love them!

These past few days have been all about Project Life Scrapbooking for me,
so I wanted to share with you a couple of videos about the
Stampin' Up NEW Project Life BUNDLES
available to order TOMORROW!!!

The ENTIRE Holiday mini Catalog is available to order from TOMORROW!!

SEASONAL SNAPSHOT BUNDLE
Item #140308
$38.25

Includes:
Project Life Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Stamp Set (15 photopolymer stamps)
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Card Collection (100 cards in 3 sizes)
Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (5 alpha sticker sheets, 20 specialty cards, 4 die-cut wood specialty cards, epoxy stickers, paper clips, washi tape.... & so much more!)



HELLO DECEMBER BUNDLE
Item # 140305
$34.75

Includes:
Project Life Hello December 2015 Stamp Set (12 photopolymer stamps)
Hello December 2015 Project Life Card Collection (71 cards in 2 sizes)
Hello December 2015 Project Life Accessory Pack (gold glitter cards, countdown sticker sheets, washi tape, gold thread, sequins.... & so much more!)


Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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Stampin' Up Project Life Scrapbook Page


Did you all have a great weekend?!
We did. Saturday we went dream car shopping just for fun. Then Tom took us to eat at my favorite restaurant, Carrabba's Italian Grill. The rest of the day I played with my Scrapbook while everyone else did their Saturday thing. On Sunday we went grocery shopping and just hung out on the front screened in porch most of the day enjoying the cooler weather and occasional rain. Tom's mom stopped by for a visit too, and we talked about the half marathon Tom is doing in Lexington in November, and the family vacation in March to Myrtle Beach when he's doing the full marathon. I think she may go with us, all the kids, and the grandkids. It's going to be so fun!

There are two more Project Life pages I completed over the weekend. If you've never tried Project Life style scrapbooking, you may want to give it a try. It's as simple as slipping photos into pockets. You can add filler cards in pockets too. There can be as much embellishment as you want or even just photos and no embellishments. It's up to you. There is no wrong way. I like it because it's fast. It's fun. And the filler cards you can buy come in so many different themes and styles. It's a great, relaxing way to spend an afternoon.

Many different companies offer Project Life or Pocket Style scrapbooking supplies. When I found out that Stampin' Up carries the official Becky Higgins Project Life products, I was very impressed, and excited about that. So far I've only purchased the Happy Times Project Life Bundle. This Bundle comes with the Happy Times photopolymer stamp set, the Happy Times Card Assortment (100 cards in 3 different sizes), and the Happy Times Accessory pack (alpha stickers, washi tape, wood accessories, stickers, etc.) There are several different themes and styles in the Stampin' Up Catalog for Project Life on pages 146 - 147. Check them out. You can view them online too. Here's the link for that.  Don't feel like you have to choose traditional scrapbooking or Project Life. There is no reason why you can't incorporate both into your albums. I do. And many others do too.



Here is the third page I completed over the weekend.
I'll have one more to show you tomorrow.
If you have any questions about Project Life, Stampin' Up, Joining My Team, or anything, do not hesitate to ask. I'll be happy to talk crafting with you!


Products Used:
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OR these items can be purchased individually
(all are included in the BUNDLE above):

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Additional stamps & inks used:
(I also used Fabulous Phrases stamp set which is now retired, but still available in the digital download format.)

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I enjoyed our visit today.
See you tomorrow! 

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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Don't Forget! Paper Pumpkin HALF OFF first 2 months ends Sept 10



Don't forget to subscribe now for Paper Pumpkin
and receive your first two months HALF OFF!
Use promo code:
HALFOFF

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Take a look at what August 2015's kit was:


It's so fun waiting for my Paper Pumpkin each month.
It's always a surprise, and always FUN.

What are you waiting for?
The Half Off special ends real soon on Sept 10.
Don't miss this GREAT deal!

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See you tomorrow! 

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Custom Stamping on Project Life Cards


Oh how I've missed Project Life Scrapbooking these past couple of months!
Now that I'm catching up, I wish I had more photos so I could keep going with more pages.

Today's post is about custom stamping on Project Life Cards.
Project Life is all about easy, simple, and getting it done.
But for us who were born into the traditional scrapbooking life,
sometimes, just sometimes, it's nice to do a little more.

This morning, while my husband sat in a wing-backed chair relaxing in my craft room,
I did a little custom stamping on one of my Stampin' Up Project Life cards from the Happy Times collection. I was am so tickled with how this card turned out!

I used some scrap paper and old (non-SU) washi tape, to mask off areas I didn't want any stamping. Then I pulled out my favorite stamp set EVER, and started doin' my thing.
I loved how it looked right away, and when I pulled away the masking,
I was thrilled with the affect.



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Saturday, August 29, 2015

Project Life Scrapbooking with Stampin' Up!


Yesterday, I showed you one of the Project Life pages I was working on.
I have 2 completed pages to share with you today.
There are still more photos I need to scrapbook, but right now it's time to enjoy my family!
Hope you all have a fabulous Saturday.



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Friday, August 28, 2015

Project Life with Stampin' Up!


I'm Project Life scrapbooking this morning!


Right now I'm just putting photos and PL cards in pockets.
Once I get everything arranged the way I like it, I'll start embellishing, die cutting, and stamping
with my new Stampin' Up Project Life "Happy Times" Bundle!

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What are you up to?

Thanks for visiting with me today! 
See you tomorrow! 

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PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

Fridays are good days because that's when a brand new theme begins at PDE Linky Party.


For today's project, I decided to create a little treat box.


  • Designer Paper - Stampin' Up (SU) Floral District
  • Colors - Tangerine Tango, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, White
  • Twine, button & ribbon from stash
  • SU stamp sets - Gorgeous Grunge & Perfect Pennants
Easy Peasy! Swing by PDE Linky Party and show us what you've been working on these days.

Project Life with Stampin' Up

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