Saturday, March 13, 2010

Riley and Company - Anything But a Card Challenge

With everything going on lately, I have neglected my boyfriend Riley. I just so happened to stop by Riley and Company yesterday and see they are having a new challenge to make anything but a card with a Riley stamp. I got so excited and dug my stamps out. I love coffee almost as much as I love Riley so I made myself a new coffee mug (extra large!). These are 2 of my favorite stamps. The text reads: "With enough caffeine, I could rule the world". I think that might be true. Hold the cupcake though, I am trying to lose weight. Go to Riley's blog and see some of the cleaver creations they came up with.

Another view. I tried to stamp it in some sort of pattern but it just wasn't working. I like it much better with the random thing going on. I think I will be making other Riley inserts for my coffee mug.

p.s. In case you want to know. I drink my coffee black (I know, eeeew!)


Man Man Man...Manly Man Man

The never ending challenge of making cards for men! No ribbon, no flowers. Nothing fun. I used the Storybook Cartridge for this and slapped it on some paper I had in my stash. I like. You like?

Today's Blessings:

Lunch with my daughter

Great day at work

More glorious weather

Spending the evening in my craft room
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

You Are One in a Buzzillion

I have been making lots of Thank You cards lately. So many have reached out to me and my family during my brother's illness and my father's death. I am one blessed girl! My sister asked me to make a card for her  to give to someone special to her. The front reads "you are one in a buzzillion". It is a Stampin Up hand me down from my buddy Susan.Thanks girlfriend.  Like I said, I am blessed!
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Today's blessings:

  • A wonderful night's sleep

  • A ride to work even though I was without a car. Thanks Marty!

  • Glorious weather

  • Productive day at work

  • Jody's safe arrival back at school after almost 6 months in the hospital

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

My Quest To Be Healthy

Today I took a big step. I joined Weight Watchers! Well, writing about it is an even bigger step but I can't keep it a know that accountibility thing.  As surprised as you may be, I'm not getting any younger and the weight is piling on. I won't lie and say "I have no idea why I am fat!" I know exactly why I am over weight. From eating yummy gooey foods that go down easy and sitting on my big butt. I need to take some life changing steps and get moving while I can still move. My health is good but it won't stay that way for long if I don't make some changes.

After doing some research, Weight Watchers seems to be the best every day eating plan and one that would teach me the most about making some lifetime changes. I am doing the online  program so I won't be attending meetings. As far as the exercise is concerned, I love to walk so I will be working it into my day and go from there.  Wish me luck (although I don't believe in luck). Heck, this is prayer worthy, so say a prayer that I am sucessful in my journey to better health.   Here I Go!!!!!!!!!!

Today's Blessings:
  • Beautiful weather
  • hearing "I love you" from my family
  • Co -workers that I love
  • A good visit with Jody