Friday, July 31, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Anything Goes

Hey! What's up? Today starts a brand new linky party at PDE Linky Party and the theme is Anything Goes. That's right! Anything you create works: cooking, decorations, scrapbooking, card making, crochet, paper mache.... anything!

I've got most of my crafty goodness packed up, but was able to pull out a print and cut bicycle to make a card for today.

  • Print and Cut bicycle from Silhouette store
  • Fiskars grass border punch - layered, inked and adhered with pop dots for dimension
  • Fence with pink shadow from Silhouette store
  • Sunshine & shadow from Cricut Doodlecharms (love this sun) - with some added sequin flowers
  • Cardz TV Stamps for sentiment on inside

 Thanks for stopping by! 
:) Janis

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday


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It's that time of the week again where we take a break from crafting posts and focus on our journey with Weight Watchers.  How did it go for you last week?  I'd love to hear some of your success stories in the comments below.

We have been driving back and forth from the Lake House to the house in North trying to take a load now and then to make our move back a little less stressful. We've gotten a lot of the little things moved, and some of the furniture, but the big stuff like dressers, beds, TVs, etc will happen with the UHaul on Friday. I'm saying all of that because the going up and down the stairs, carrying boxes, and such is helping me burn some extra calories. Which is nice. So I had a good weigh-in last Friday.

-1.8 for the week for a total of -35.4! YAY!

But this week, I'm already having to work my but off. Friday was my weigh-in day and for some reason when I got on the scale Saturday morning, I had gained a whole pound! WHAT?! How is that even possible in one day? Then Saturday I had a nasty migraine, took a migraine pill, and of course, was trying to fight the pain by eating everything in the kitchen. Sunday morning, migraine gone (after going to bed at 6pm and sleeping for 12 hours) and the scale said another 0.8 gain. Oh my gosh. So I am fighting trying to just get back to what my weigh in was on Friday, not even considering hoping to lose something this week for my next weigh-in. Wish me luck. Say a prayer for me. I have no idea what's going on with my body.

It's all good though. Whatever my weigh-in day says day after tomorrow, I will deal with it. Sometimes we have weeks like this. It's not going to stop me from trying and staying on task. I have come so far!  I don't want you to give up either! Keep on keeping on. We can do this.

Thank you so much for visiting with me today, and leaving me encouraging comments. To all of you who have used my link to join me in Weight Watchers, THANK YOU! I love getting that email that someone has joined me in my journey. It doesn't say who you are, so I have no idea. Weight Watchers protects your privacy.

I'll see you guys next Wednesday. Right here. If you ever want to go to my very first post and read my journey from the beginning, just click on the Weight Watchers tab at the top of my blog and scroll down and page over until you come to the first post. They always list the most current post first, so you'll have to navigate your way backwards to start from the beginning.

Smiles & Hugs. Enjoy the rest of your week,
:) Janis
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Die Cuttin Divas Guest Designer!

Hi, everyone! I'm excited today because I'm the Guest Designer over at Die Cuttin Divas!

The theme for this challenge is "Great Outdoors." What a great theme. Be sure to hop over and see what the Design Team created and link up your own great outdoors project!

Makes me want to grill some hamburgers. Think I'll plan that for supper tomorrow. Yum! 

Thanks for stopping by to visit with me today! Don't forget to head over to Die Cuttin Divas and link up. See you next time!

:) Janis
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Monday, July 27, 2015

Just Add Water

DT Janis here from Pause Dream Enjoy. I love adding Crystal Light powders to my bottle waters. It really does help me drink more water. I saw this cut file and thought it would be fun to create.

  • Sil ID# 26473 - Sentiment label
  • Sil ID# 82175 - Strawberry Pitcher
  • Sil ID# 66172 - Water Bottle Hanger gift set
  • Cardz TV Stamps - A Day At The Beach Set 
  • Papers from K&Company

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, July 24, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Sweet Treats

Happy Friday! Are you ready for a new linky party theme over at PDE Linky Party?! This week it's SWEET TREATS!


  • Sil ID# 63928 - ice cream cone shaped card
  • I cut out the shape again in a smaller size to use for a writing space on the inside of the card
  • Hearts added from a cutout of another cut file where it used a heart window. I couldn't throw these tiny hears away. They were too cute.
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Sugar Rush
Thanks for stopping by! See you next time.
:) Janis

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Thank You Gift Bag

Hello all my crafty, bloggy friends! Today I have a cute, cute Gift Bag to show you. I used Celebrate It white Paper Sacks from Michael's. They are 3 1/2 in x 2 in x 6 3/4 in. Perfect size to give a little somethin' somethin' to give a friend letting them know you are thinking of them or to say thanks for their thoughtfulness.

  • Sil ID# 60455 - Mice with watermelon print and cut image
  • Fiskars grass border punch. Grass adhered in layers with foam tape for dimension
  • Papers from scraps
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Bigger Everyday Sayings

To adhere the ribbon at the top, I punched two holes and put the ribbon in from front to back.

Then I crossed them in the back and stuck them back through the holes to the front.

If you space the holes really close together and do this, it looks almost like a bow. Spacing them further apart, like I did for this project, will keep the bag closed better.

Thank you for spending some time with me today.  In case you haven't noticed, I'm a new AVON lady! It's so much fun. If you are local to me (Columbia, SC and surrounding areas), you can give me a shout to bring you a brochure out. If you are not local, you can shop my AVON eStore 24/7. Make sure you ask me what the current promotion is and the CODE to use at checkout. Sometimes it's FREE shipping or a free product with purchase or a discount off your entire order. AVON sets these up and I try to share them to my Facebook AVON page often. If you'd rather get an email directly from AVON with these promotional codes, just leave me a comment with your email address requesting to be added to the Avon list.  If you'd like to join my AVON team, use this link! It's only $15 to get started, and you'll be up and running in 5 minutes!

:) Janis
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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

That is so our two girl doggies!  LOL

How was your Weight Watchers week last week? Did you weigh yourself at least once during the week?  Are you happy with the scale?  I know you are doing a great job. Keep up the good work!

Last Friday I had a good weigh-in. Down -1.6 pounds for a total of -33.6 so far. I can't believe I'm seeing these numbers, and I'm so thankful! I texted my hubby that morning and told him my weight and how much I'd lost. He always gives me enthusiastic responses. (He's very supportive and encouraging.) I'm now in the 160's! Barely, but I'm there!!

I bought a little white and red dress a few weeks ago. I was going to take a BEFORE and CURRENT picture with it, but I put it on yesterday, and it's too big now. At first, my shoulders dropped and I was sad it didn't fit good like it did when I bought it.  But then I thought, wait a minute. This is actually GOOD news!  LOL

Short post today. I think I talked your ears off last Wednesday.
Enjoy the rest of your day, and remember, YOU GOT THIS!
:) Janis
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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Lip Balm Holders

Thank you so much for stopping by today to see what I'm up to! As you know, we are in the process of moving .... again .... some of my crafty things are in North, and some are still here at the Lake. I'm so out of sorts. But I'm trying to get some crafting done because 1) I have withdrawals when I don't. 2) I've got things I need to make for different reasons!  I'll be glad to be finished with moving.

Today I made some lip balm holders as a little thank you to stick in new customer AVON orders. I think they turned out so cute! Some of the print and cut bees I cut out without a white shadow and some with. I like them both ways.

  • Sil ID# 24620 - Lip Balm card
  • Miss Kate Cuttables - Happy Bee - print and cut
  • Sil ID# 20452 - Scallop and Circles
  • Sil ID# 82430 - Hillside / Horizon
  • Cardz TV Stamps - Bigger Everyday Sayings
I love this little lip balm cut.   I used some pop dots between some of the layers for dimension and fun. Can't wait to stick these in AVON customer order bags. I hope the customers enjoy these little lip balm holders as much as I enjoyed making them and giving them.

Enjoy the rest of your day! Hugs & Smiles!
:) Janis

Monday, July 20, 2015

The Great Outdoors

Hi, everyone! I thought I'd create a scrapbook page with a GREAT OUTDOORS theme. I used some fun photos of our daughter, Kati, and my hubby, Tom, using Kati's new Paddle-board.

I find that Project Life pocket scrapbooking can be really fast (like this page) or you can load your pages with embellishments & die cuts. Both are perfectly acceptable. There is no right or wrong way to scrapbook. The goal is to get the photos in. This page is actually part of a week I did in May, so although there are no dates on this page itself, it is in the midst of other pages from that week so that when you are looking through the scrapbook, you know when this was.

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis
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Friday, July 17, 2015

PDE Linky Party - Lots of Red

It's time for a new linky party theme!

I decided to make some mini tags to stick in my customer's AVON orders this week. Simple for mass producing, but still pretty I think. The tag measures 2 3/4" x 4 1/4".

  • Stampin' Up flower and leaf stamps & ink
  • Cardz TV Stamps for THANKS stamp
  • Tiny Tag from Walmart
  • Papers from Craftin' Desert Divas - Patriotic 6x6 pad
Thanks for stopping by to see me! Don't forget to link up at PDE Linky Party.

:) Janis
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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Another Chat

Seems like another crazy, busy day for me. We have a house showing this afternoon. That means I'll be packing up Bonnie and our grandson, Wyatt, plus the 2 doggies and heading to the house in North for most of the day. I'm not sure if I'll get to craft, but I'm hoping so! Seems like lately I don't have any downtime to sit and be creative. It's okay though. I know it's only temporary. I'll get back into a routine once we move in a couple of weeks.

For those of you who are not local to me - check out these great eStore specials at my online Avon store!

I met my upline in AVON yesterday. She was very nice and generous giving me some Avon brochures to get started and some delivery bags and other goodies. And you'll never believe this. She lives right down the street from me in North! I mean like go down 2 stop signs and she's on the corner. How funny is that!? I put my name and contact info on the backs of all the brochures, then went to Columbia to drop some of them off with my mama, sister, friends, etc. I don't have any samples yet, but plan on ordering some this weekend when I turn in my first order.

Okay - I am off to round up all the kids. The 2-legged ones and the 4-legged ones and head out. Enjoy your day!
:) Janis
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Weight Watchers Wednesday

Happy Wednesday, everyone! Thank you so much for visiting with me today. I love that you stop by to see how my Weight Watchers journey is going. Your comments here and on Facebook always encourage me and make me smile. Thanks for being a part of my journey.

I have been busy packing and moving boxes around. Lots of trips up and down the stairs. The whole time I'm thinking, "This is helping with my weight loss."  I'm always saying silent prayers, "Father, please multiply my effort." Because I need His blessings and help. Every day I struggle with food. I've never been a drug addict or an alcoholic, but I swear I can see a tiny glimpse of the addiction they must go through, except for me, it's with food. I don't know why I have this mental battle. I suppose if you are reading this and have never had an eating problem, you must think I'm insane. That's okay. For those of you who know what I'm talking about, I know you get it. You understand. Maybe you have the same mental battles yourself every single day like I do. The good news is, we can do this. We are doing this. Just hang on. I've been on Weight Watchers in the past and have given up. This time I've been on WW consecutively for 6 months now. I'm so proud of myself just for sticking to it, not even counting the weight I've lost, but just hanging on day after day and not giving up. You can do it too. If I can do it, you can do it.

How did your week go? Have any non-scale victories you'd like to share in the comments? What about your Healthy Checks? Drinking that water & checking off the other daily reminders for a balanced eating day?

I'm happy to report I had a good weight loss week.  Friday's weigh-in said -2.0 pounds! WOW! Happy with that!

No matter where you are in your Weight Watchers journey, don't give up. Good for you for "making it real" and signing up. Having that accountability of weekly weigh-ins. Maybe even journaling on your blog weekly to help keep you on track. The main thing is, believe you have already "won" so to speak. Because you CAN do this. It's just a matter of time before you reach your goal, but you WILL reach it if you don't give up. Good days, bad days, it happens to all of us.  But success comes to those who keep going through good and bad days. So keep going. I believe in you.

Thanks for the chat today. I enjoy our time together. See you next Wednesday!
:) Janis
-32.0 lbs since January 2015
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Chat Time

I'm working on some crafty projects today, just slow in getting anything done. One of those days, I guess, and that's okay. Just wanted to pop in and say I am crafting, and will post something either later on today, or maybe just wait until tomorrow if it gets too late this afternoon.

Don't forget - scroll down to the Blog Hop WINNERS post and see if you are listed!

Tomorrow is my weekly Weight Watchers post. Can't wait to chat with you a little bit about how it went with me last week.

Thursday I have no idea yet what crafty creations I'll be posting, but hope you come back to see it.

Friday starts a brand new PDE Linky Party theme! There is still time to link up to our current theme SUMMER FUN. Show us what you're making!

I need to print out some photos for my SCRAPBOOK. We haven't been taking a lot of photos lately because nothing is going on much - except for packing.

In Avon News: Don't miss this sweet deal!

Sigh.... I'm sleepy. Is it nap time yet?

Enjoy the rest of your day, everyone. See you soon!
:) Janis
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Monday, July 13, 2015

AVON! I'm so excited!!

I am so excited!!  I was going to order some Avon over the weekend, but decided to just sign up and order it from myself instead. LOL  I do love new adventures.

I have used AVON since I was 6th grade. No kidding. We really don't need to discuss how long ago that was, but let's just say me and AVON go way back.

Come check out my online store where you can shop 24/7 with me and have AVON delivered right to your door. Isn't that cool?

Every now and then I'll post some NEW items or items on SALE. You can always find my online store with the SHOP AVON page tab at the top of my blog. To find out the latest and greatest I've been posting to my blog about AVON, click on the AVON NEWS tab at the top of my blog.

I'm really excited and hope I can get my business started off with a bang. You can help with that! Bookmark my online store and share the link with your friends. I'll also be posting to my new AVON Facebook page, so hop over there and get social with us, ask questions, etc.

Thank you all so much for visiting me and always encouraging me.

:) Janis
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