Friday, February 29, 2008


So, I finally had enough and I joined Curves! I have been thinking about it for awhile and I finally decided it was time to do something just for me. I went last Saturday and got all registered. I have gone 4 days this week and have been VERY good with my diet, so hopefully I will start to see results soon.

I really love that Curves is just for women. I always hated going to the gym and having 20 something guys teach you how to use the machines. They were always so obnoxious, like because you are overweight, you don't belong. Well, you have to start somewhere! Having 8 or so other women to work out with is fantastic. Everyone is at different fitness levels and it is inspiring to see the women who have hit their goal weight. I hope that is me soon!

I will continue to post my progress for several reasons (even though you may not be interested! LOL!)

1. So I can track my progress.
2. So I can hopefully inspire someone else to take the same journey with me.
3. To keep myself honest and on track.

I hope you will all join me in my endeavor and cheer me on. I want to look good in a bathing suit this summer!

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hmm...maybe I should post cards more often...

so I don't have to post 4 at a time! LOL! Here are a bunch of cards I made in the past week or so...

I bought the Martha Stuart butterfly punch for a project, but all I have done so far is this card...I bought the paper at the same time and just loved the 'vintage wallpaper' feel of it. I thought it deserved something dramatic and beautiful. I had Wasabi paper on my desk and I thought it supported the elegant feel very well. The butterflies were all embellished with rhinestones and Stickles and some even got a dunk in glitter embossing powder!

The new Summer Picnic paper in the Occassions mini is super cute. I love this Lockhart cherry stamp and just had to put the two together. The image was colored with Copics and cut out and embossed with my Nestabilities.

Can you believe how well Regal Rose and Wild Wasabi matches the new Basic Grey Two Scoops paper?! They are destined to be together! This is the first time I've used my Lockhart Sunflower stamp. Poor thing probably thinks I don't like it! I will certainly have to use it more often...especially since I want to think about summer!

The sunflowers were colored with Copics and cut out with Nestabilities.

I like this card, but I bought the crappy silver embossing powder and it stuck all over the cardstock. :( Oh, well! The flower was again colored with Copics and cut out with my Nestabilities.

Sweet Cupcake

I bought the Hey There, Cupcake! set from eP. It is so stinkin' cute! SO many possibilities! I have so many ideas in my head, now I just need to get some time to get them on paper...

Here is one card I was able to make. I am so in love with the Basic Grey Two Scoops paper. The colors are so luscious and the patterns are all so versatile. LOVE that!

My friend, Lynn at work has already bought this card...she just love it. That made my day! :)

Hey, there Cupcake!
Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Papertrey White, Basic Grey Two scoops papers
Pitch Black Adirondack ink
Rectangle Nestabilities
Copic markers
SU! Grosgrain ribbon
Rhinestone brads