Monday, August 20, 2018

Back to School

Cricut cartridge, Simply Charmed
SU brick wall embossing folder and oval dies
Cardz TV Stamps, School Days

Sunday, August 19, 2018

PDE Ch# 33 Photo Inspiration

Cricut cartridge CTMH You Are Here
Stampin' Up cardstock
Echo Park Summer Fun 6x6 paper pad
Cardz TV Stamps, Good Times

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 33 Anything Goes

Ana Griffin shaker card kit
Be sure to link up your creation at Craftaholics R Us .

Friday, August 17, 2018

Long Time, No See

Happy Friday! We have a brand new challenge for you today 
at the Alphabet Challenge Blog. Come join us!
Theme: Kraft Card

Cricut cartridge, Paisley, for Giraffe die cut
My Creative Time, stitched grass die
My Favorite Things, Giraffing Me Crazy stamp set (sentiment)
Thanks for visiting with me. 

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Dies or Punches

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.

Dies or Punches
My Design Team Project

Scallop Lace border punch
Stitched wave metal die
Stampin' Up burst punch
Scallop circle, and circle punch
American Crafts, Saturday 6x6 paper pad
Cardz TV Stamps, Summer Fun

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, August 15, 2018

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week #4

This week's weight in: -1.7
Total lost so far: -9.2

I am so sorry I don't have a video for you today. I've got some health issues going on which made the weekend and Monday just horrible for me. I also have appointments every day this week, so life is busy and crazy at the moment. It's okay though. Sometimes we are just busier than we'd like to be.

Found out today we are moving in 2 weeks back home to South Carolina. We are currently in Alaska. Very happy and excited about this, and now am flooded with lots to pack and get done. Which means, I may not have a video for the next several weeks. And I probably won't have weekly updates while are are driving. It's about a 5,000 mile drive. I'll have my phone, but can't do blog posting from that. Also won't have cell service for several days during the traveling either. Lots of places in Alaska don't have cell service, and a couple of days in Canada travel without cell service.

Anyway, last week was rough as far as weight watchers. I like to weigh myself everyday to keep a close eye on how I'm doing. I've been exercising twice a day during the week, and trying to stay within my points - which I'm happy to say I was successful at all but one day last week.

My official weigh in day is Mondays even though I don't post my WW journal until Wednesdays. And let me tell you, already this week the scale is going up and down every day like it did last week. With all of the appointments already this week that have taken up most of my day, I have not done a bit of exercise. I hate that. But I'm not feeling like myself and the appointments are wearing me out. I've also made a discovery this week. When my body is fighting pain, I don't handle stress as well as I normally do. That's probably common. Anyway, no worries about me. Things will be resolved, and I'll be back to my old chipper self soon. Surgery will be put off until we get moved back home.

If you are doing WW with me, I'm so happy for you! If not, why not click this link and get some information about it. If you want to give it a try, sign up. Using my link will give you a free month and me a free month. Which is awesome.

Okay, gotta run. Appointment in a few minutes and lots of packing to get done.

Big hugs, everyone! Thanks for visiting with me today.

Creations in Pink Ch# 1

Hi, everyone! So glad you came to visit with me.
Creations in Pink has a new challenge today.
Ch# 1
Always Mostly Pink Creations
Hope you'll join us!

Close To My Heart, Happy Times pattern papers (retired)
SU stamped image, hand colored
Close To My Heart, tiny jewels
Scallop Oval and Oval die for image framing
Image popped up on foam tape

Sparkles Monthly Challenge

A new challenge starts today at Sparkles Monthly Challenges.
Theme: Stamp your background, No Designer Series Paper

My Design Team Project

For this card, I followed the card design in the 
Stampin' Up! 2018 Occasions catalog on page 48 with a few changes of my own.

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Stamp Set: Waterfront
Cardstock: Pool Party, Whisper White
Inks: Dapper Denim, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight,
Old Olive, Lemon Lime Twist, Crumb Cake
Punch: Banner Triple
Ribbon: Pool Party Baker's Twine, 
Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks so much for visiting with me today.

Monday, August 13, 2018

My Hero

Cricut Cards Section - customized a little
Cricut cartridge - Campin' Critters
Always Fun challenge theme: Going in Circles
Thanks for visiting with me today!

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Design Team Call at one of my challenge blogs

Design Team Call!!
We are looking to add a few ladies to our team.
Please email Janis...

Include in your email:
Name and your blog link
Tell me what you prefer creating (cards, tags, scrapbook layouts, planner pages, etc.)
Tell me where you saw the DT Call (blog post, Facebook group, from a friend, etc.)

Design Team Responsibilities:
1 - Projects to the Design Team Facebook group by deadline for each month
2 - You can work ahead as far in advance as you'd like
3 - Comment on your assigned numbers for every challenge. This is a must. 

Project information:
1 - You can use any company products in your creations
2 - Create any type of project as long as it is Christmas themed
3 - When we have a sponsor, using their product is NOT required. 

DT Call will stay open until all positions are filled.
No previous DT experience required.

Really looking forward to hearing from you!

Just Sittin' Here Thinking of You

Hi, everyone! Hope y'all are having a great weekend. It's in the low 50's here, raining, and gusts of wind. Sounds like a good day to curl up with a good book.

Card details:
My Besties precolored image found in their store HERE
Leaves embossing folder
Wood Heart with Tea Dye distress ink around the edges
Lawn Fawn stitched scallop rectangle die

Thanks for visiting with me today!
See you tomorrow.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Teacher, You're the Best

Today starts a new challenge over at My Time To Craft.
Theme: More than 1 fold

Image from Cricut cartridge, Teddy Bear Parade
Cardz TV Stamps, Back to School for sentiment
Echo Park, Go, See, Explore 6x6 paper pad

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hope you'll join in the challenge at My Time To Craft.

Not Just Cards August Challenge

A new monthly challenge starts today at Not Just Cards (but cards are welcome),
and the theme is Always Anything Goes!

Close To My Heart, Florence Workshop Kit

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Hope you'll join us this month at Not Just Cards (but cards are welcome).

Friday, August 10, 2018

Be You (Layout 2)

 I love the Close To My Heart Workshop kits!
They all come with a free guide for scrapbook layouts, 
pocket scrapbooking, and card making.

This month Close To My Heart if featuring
the Documented paper collection.

Thanks for visiting with me today.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Weight Watchers Wednesday, Week #3


This week's weigh in: -2.0
Total weight loss so far: -7.5

Hi, everyone! Hope y'all are having a good week.
Did you weigh in today?
Please leave your comments for your scale and non-scale victories, or other encouraging thoughts for those of us following my Weight Watchers Wednesdays posts.


I encourage y'all to stay active. Watching what you eat helps you become more healthy, and so does a little activity.

Now, I am not an active person. My idea of activity is going bowling or swimming... okay maybe that's more like just floating around the pool. LOL  But I am 52 years old, and I want to stay active physically and mentally as I age.

We walk at The Dome 5 days a week 1.25 miles. That's my daughter, Bonnie, walking with gusto in the 1st picture, and then one day she decided to walk like a zombie. hahahaha Hey, whatever makes it fun for her works for me!

I like walking at the Dome because it's inside, it's out of the weather (snow, rain, etc) and there is no wildlife that's going to sneak up and attack us.  We live on a mountain, and often there are bears, moose, and sometimes even lynx in our yard. Yeah, I'd rather walk inside where the beasts won't surprise me. 

Daddy Moose taking a little rest in our backyard. He was there from the time we woke up that day until after my husband came home. It was cool and all, but was driving the dogs crazy.

This little black bear was at our front door when the dogs spotted him. If I had faster reflexes, you could have seen an up close and personal picture of him at the window, but sadly, I wasn't able to get my act together until he started walking down our driveway back to the road.

This Mama and baby had me saying "awww" a lot. LOL Beautiful animals. Not friendly toward humans at all, but fun to look at from the safety of inside our house. They hung around the back yard for a short time that morning.

We also have a few walk at home DVDs we enjoy to mix things up a bit.

That's all for today! I'd love to hear from you guys. Thanks for visiting with me and leaving comments. Oh, and for watching my YouTube Weight Watchers Wednesday videos.

To find out more about Weight Watchers or to sign up, click the link below. If you join using my link, we will both get a FREE month! Woo-Hoo! WW doesn't tell me that you used my link. They will send an email that says someone used your link to join, here's a credit for your free month. So no worries. I won't stalk you or even know you signed up. :) 


Big Hugs!!

PDE Ch# 32 Anything Goes

Craftaholics R Us Ch# 32 Yellow

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Be You (Layout 1)

 I love the Close To My Heart Workshop kits!
They all come with a free guide for scrapbook layouts, 
pocket scrapbooking, and card making.
This month Close To My Heart if featuring
the Documented paper collection.

Thanks for visiting with me today.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Vacation / Travel Theme

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: Vacation / Travel Theme

This layout is a variation of the one shown in the
Close To My Heart official video about the You Are Here Cricut cartridge.

Here are some close ups of each page in this double layout.

My Xyron made the waves and title cuts so much easier to paper piece!

Thanks for visiting with me today.
Shop Close To My Heart with me HERE.


Always Fun Chs

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

Close To My Heart Happy Days workshop kit
Close To My Heart Celebrate Crafting stamp set

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Let's Craft and Create, August Challenge

Hi, everyone! 

It's time for a new monthly challenge at Let's Craft and Create!

August Challenge, Lots of Layers

My Design Team Project

Cardz TV Stamps, Girl Talk

Echo Park, Let's Be Mermaids 6x6 paper pad

Stampin' Up! supplies:
Cardstock: Pool Party, Berry Burst
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento 
Embellishments: Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Adhesive: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

I hope to see you link up your project over at Let's Craft and Create!