Friday, July 20, 2018

Alphabet Challenge

Happy Friday! We have a brand new challenge for you today 
at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. Come join us!
Our new challenge is I - Ice Cream

Lori Whitlock All Occasion Box Cards Cricut Cartridge
Cricut & SU cardstock
The Stamps of Life, twine
White gel pen for doodling
Peachy Keen Stamps, March 2018 Monthly Kit for

Thanks for visiting with me. 
Would love to see you join us this week at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Food and/or Drink

Time for a new challenge at Cardz 4 Galz!
Projects for this challenge blog are all for the Galz. You can create anything paper crafting related: card, tag, scrapbook page, altered art, etc as long as the theme for the challenge is prominent in your project.

Food and/or Drink
My Design Team Project

Cricut cartridge, Fast Food for French Fries cut
Stampin' Up Ribbon
The Stamps of Life, Good Times 6x6 paper pad
The Stamps of Life, sayings4frenchfries stamp set for sentiment

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Be sure to swing by Cardz 4 Galz to see what my Design Team Sisters created,
and to link up your own project in our challenge.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Wow. How many years has it been since I posted Weight Watchers Wednesdays? Too many. 
When I was on WW before, I lost 30 pounds. Then I got lazy, quit tracking, told myself I was doing okay... etc. Yeah, almost all of the 30 pounds are back. Time to get back on track... again.

I use the app on my phone, and also can see my information logging in on my computer. It's the choice that works for me, although meetings are great too. I've been to meetings as well. When we move back to South Carolina, I'll probably find a local meeting to attend again.


Here we go... again... let's lose this weight, stay on track, and be happy with progress, not perfection.

Weight Watchers doesn't tell you what you can't eat. They simply have a tracking system that teaches you what choice may be better than another choice. I like that. Because time you tell me I can't have something, I feel deprived and rebel. Telling me the point value of different foods let's me make my own decision and understand the consequences if I make a lot of bad choices.

Exercise is also good. For those of you, like me, who are retired or otherwise work jobs that have you sitting at a desk all day, exercise may seem unlikely. But there are always things you can do to get a little more steps in your day. Like parking at the back of the parking lot. Like going up and down every aisle at the grocery store even if you're just there for one thing. :) 
See, it's not that bad. Be creative.

You'll notice a Weight Watchers link on the sidebar of my blog here and on all of my challenge blogs. Feel free to use this link, select if you want to try the app / online tracking only or tracking plus meetings. By using my link, we will BOTH receive a FREE month!

Whatever you do, be happy with who you are.
Be around people who are supportive.
Feel free to share your story in the comments on Wednesdays on my Weight Watchers posts. Feel free to share scale victories as well as non-scale victories. 
If you truly want to do this, you will.
Through the hard times.
Through the withdrawals. (I'm actually going to give up Coke. Just saying it is hard.)
Because guess what, I have my own victories and hard times to share with you as well.
We are just human. It's a journey.
Remember, progress - not perfection.
That's another reason why I love Weight Watchers. I can still indulge in that piece of chocolate if I chose to use that many points on it. It's all about choices. And sometimes it's easier to use the points and eat the chocolate instead of trying to feed that craving with everything else in the pantry and then still end up eating the chocolate plus all those other things you tried to fix that craving with.

You can do it.
I can do it.
I know, because I've done it before.
Time to focus and do it again.
See, I'm not perfect either.
But I am determined.
And I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Remind me of that when I'm having a bad day. :) 
All of my encouragement to you.
Until next Wednesday...
Big Hugs!!

Photo taken July 7th (a week after my 52nd birthday)


PDE Ch# 29 Photo Inspiration

I'm loving these fun fold flip flap cards!
Here is my take on the photo inspiration this week for Pause Dream Enjoy's new challenge.
I ended up purchasing the SVG file too and uploaded that into Cricut Design Space to cut out this card.
Piggy from Create a Critter cartridge (one of my favorites)


Craftaholics R Us Ch# 29 Anything Goes

Stampin' Up cardstock
MFT stitched rectangle die
Dew Drops
This 'n' That, Graceful 12x12 Collection
Paper Play Sketches #17

Cardz TV Stamps, This 'n' That

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Monday, July 16, 2018

At The Zoo

It's time for a new challenge over at Bitten By the Bug 2.
Remember to always include a 
Cricut cartridge cut or Cricut digital library cut 
on your project plus the current theme.
This week's theme: At the Zoo

Cricut Scrapbook Layout from the Cricut cartridge Family Album
Date Label created with a metal die from My Creative Time
Cardstock from Close To My Heart & Cricut
Pattern paper from Close To My Heart
Stampin' Up sequins


Summer Love

Hi, crafters! It's time for our weekly challenge over at Always Fun Challenges!
This week's theme: Paper Piecing

I absolutely love this layout! I found this in the Cricut Design Space Projects section when I typed in search for summer. The Flamingo and Summer Love cuts are popped up on foam tape.

Hope to see your project linked up at Always Fun Challenges.


Sunday, July 15, 2018

Always Happy Birthday Challenge Reminder

Hi, everyone!
There's still time to play in our challenge this month at Always Happy Birthday.

Cricut cartridge, Simply Charmed for party hat
Simon Says Stamp, Stitched Banner Dies
Action Wobble for some wiggly fun
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times
Come join us this month!

Sparkles Monthly Challenge

A new challenge starts today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.

Theme, Fairies

My Design Team Project

 Cricut cartridge, Disney Tinker Bell and Friends
Carta Bella, Welcome Home 6x6 paper pad

Stampin' Up cardstock, stitched dies, scallop dies
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times

Be sure to visit Sparkles Monthly Challenges and play along with us this month!

You're My Favorite

New monthly challenge at Sunny Day Crafting 
where the challenges are always ANIMAL projects - any theme.

Cricut cartridge, Paisley for frog die cut
Doodlebug Design, Down on the Farm 6x6 paper pad
Simon Says Stamp, Really Like You stamp set for sentiment
Thanks for visiting with me today.
See the Design Team creations and link up your projects HERE.

July Christmas Challenge

This is a 5" x 7" card created using some Anna Griffin goodies.