Thursday, April 30, 2009

Unity Stamp Company - FIRST challenge

This is my first ever challenge that I've participated in and ironically, the challenge is for the company's first anniversary. You had to use the acronym F-I-R-S-T and these were the elements:

F - Flower (I used a paper one with a butterfly brad in the center)
I - Insect (a butterfly... what else?! HAHA)
R - Ribbon (across the bottom on the front)
S - Scallop (I used the SU border punch and lined the sentiment inside)
T - Turquoise or Teal (the color of the cardstock I used to stamp the sentiment on)

I am really happy with how it came out... and of course hope I win :) I believe the prize is their KOTM for a year. HELLOOO! hehe

As a side note, and I guess kind of a plug for the company, they are having a great sale. All items are 30% off plus with a $20 purchase, they're giving away a free mystery prize. Shipping is only $5. Go shopping!!! I just did... AGAIN!!! LOL

Plastic card with flowers and butterfly - pink and orange!

I was able to get down into my room for a few minutes a couple of days ago while the baby was napping. Of course it really was only a FEW minutes so I had to finish this up when my husband came home from work. All together though, it only took about 20 minutes so it came together quickly. The background paper is really cool, it's acually more like plastic and it had the swirls pre-printed on it. I just added a few paper flowers with square brads and the butterfly die cut with a little bling of course. The sentiment stamped inside is from the Unity Stamp Company. I've grown quite fond of their stamps and my collection has also grown in the past several months :) I finally placed an order for one of their kits of the months that was on sale the other day so I'm anxious to see what that's all about!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 16

YUPPP, another big fat ZERO week. Gotta love 'em! I was good all week but I think there's a culprit claiming to be my "friend" if you know what I mean that had something to do with it!!! LOL Sorry if it's TMI but we're all ladies here, right? Better luck next week... or else Doritos and junk food here I come! HAHA

Thursday, April 23, 2009

CTMH Butterfly Wings

This was the Stamp of the Month from March and I hadn't gotten a chance to play with it until yesterday (or the day before). The colors are black, white and hot pink... YUP, my fave color combo!!! I don't think the colors come out quite clear when I photgraph my cards. I need to work on taking better photos like I've seen on some other blogs. Any helpful hints for me??? The first card is embossed in white and I used our bitty brads to embellish part of the wings. The other kind of reminds me of a tattoo. I used a couple of rhinestones to dress it up a little. I don't get nearly enough to "play" as I would like but am trying to squeeze *some* time in when I can!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 15

Hello and Happy Hump Day!!! I am just reporting my weight loss for the week. I lost 4 pounds so I am down 24.5 total and weigh 168. Yay!!! I only have 8 pounds to lose for my first goal of weighing what I did when I met my husband... then another 10 to my ultimate goal weight for myself. I had pledged to lose 32 pounds on The Biggest Loser Pound for Pound Challenge and have to report my loss in 2 weeks so I'm kinda bummed that I won't make it. I almost pledged 22 but thought I'd have enough time. I just didn't expect several weeks of a ZERO loss. I should've went 27, right in the middle! Oh well, I'm still happy that I signed up and am helping feed the hungry :) Did anyone else sign up??? It was super easy and there's still time if you want to!!! Click on the widget on my blog and it will bring you right there. Let's help make a difference!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Sizzix Butterfly card

I got a few minutes to play the other morning and made this card. I really love black, white and HOT PINK together. If you've seen my scrap room, you'd know this :) This was my first time playing with this butterfly die that I bought from my SU! friend, Jen, and I just love it. Thank you, Jenny-fa-fa! The sentiment is from the CTMH set, Butterfly Wings, that was the SOTM in March which BTW is sooo pretty. I will be posting a card or two having used that set shortly. I used the Cuttlebug folder, Leafy Branch, for a little extra dimension in the background and of course some rhinestones for the butterfly bodies. Ooh la la!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Close to My Heart promo!!!

Good Morning :) I just wanted to let everyone know that Close to My Heart has a promotion going on from now thru May 31st. If you spend $60 in stamps, you get our Tickled Pink Constant Campaign FREE!!! WOOOO HOOOO!!!

The kit consists of the following:

Tickled Pink Scrapbooking Kit
Featured Colors: Blush, Crystal Blue, Twilight, Hollyhock, Sweet Leaf
1 – My Acrylix® I Am Stamp Set (D-size)
2 – 12" × 12" Floral B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
2 – 12" × 12" Stripe B&T Duos™ Paper (1 with glitter)
1 – 12" × 12" Blush Textured Cardstock
1 – 12" × 12" Crystal Blue Textured Cardstock
5 – 12" × 12" White Daisy Textured Cardstock (1 sheet with die-cut shapes)
1 – Mini-Medley Accents White Daisy Collection
1– Foam Texture Tool
1– Brochure

I absolutely love CTMH and especially love the months when we offer a little something extra to our customers!!! It's nice to get FREE goodies and this kit is so pretty, I'm sure you'll love it. If you would like to see the flyer which shows the paper, stamps and die cuts more closely, please e-mail me and I will send it to you. Also, please contact me directly to place your order. I currently do not have a website but if I am able to get some orders through my blog, I will eventually be able to afford one! hehe Keep in mind that our new catalog becomes effective May 1st and there are TONS of great new stamps in there including a cute tree set and an adorable owl set too. As if that weren't enough, qualifying orders will receive our stamp of the month set for a discounted price or FREE with a $100 order. April's SOTM is World's Best Dad and May's is Be Yourself. Yippee! Can you tell I'm excited?

Thanks so much in advance :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 14

Well, it's no surprise... I GAINED this week. I was so disappointed with my last 4 weeks that I totally binged all week. It didn't help that I bought a pound (and a half) of fudge and am the only one in my house who eats it. Ironically, I gained 1.5 pounds this week! I am back on track this morning and hoping for a great week to get me motivated again!!! I need to start excersing too so hopefully I can come up with some kind of routine. Of course, I should've took advantage of the baby's nap this morning but didn't. Ugh, I'm in a funk. Help!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 13

UGHHH!!! I only lost .5 this week and I'm really pissed about it if I may be honest! I was within my points, drank my water and was really good so WTH??? I am so frustrated. My first 8 weeks were great and these last 4 have totally sucked. I know I need to start exercising but it's just hard with the baby and not being able to walk from my house since we live on a main road. I guess I need to start jumping on that trampoline! Note to self - invest in a very tight bra first!!! LOL

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 12

Oh my aching head with my internet service!!!!! I officially hate Fairpoint and can't wait to switch (though Time Warner is not proving themselves to be any better in the customer service department). Being without service for 5 days is unacceptable and having a "call tag" or whatever they call it in for over a month with no way of telling me WHEN they actually might come is even worse. Oh and I just love being on hold for 28 plus minutes!!! Can you tell how happy I am? LOL I just signed up for an online course and I NEED my internet, not an option! Anyway, I am late posting my weight loss for last week but it's not my fault :) I lost 1.5 pounds last week making my current weight loss to date 21.5 pounds. The past 3 weeks have been slow going (0, 0, 1.5) so I'm really hoping for some good losses in the coming weeks. I'll be weighing in on Wednesday so we'll see what this week holds!