Saturday, June 27, 2009

Happy mail on a crappy day!!!

I meant to post this on Monday but as usual I didn't get around to it. I had seen the cutest card on Splitcoast Stampers. I sent the girl who made it a PM to say how much I loved it and told her when she was done with her Chef stamp by Rubber Romance that I would gladly take it off her hands! LOL Well, she responded and offered to send me some stamped images which was so nice. On Monday, I was having a really bad day. I had a bounced check (not mine) make some other things bounce on my account and got slammed with $96 in fees. I had also had a migraine for 5 days which landed me in the ER later that night (I'm ok) but first I had to take a 3 hour round trip drive to pick up my son from his dad. It was just a crappy day to say the least. Well, wouldn't you know that I received Pat's package in the mail that day and that cheered me up if only for a bit. Not only did she send me some stamped images, she sent me a whole kit that included some patterned paper, ribbon and the most adorable charms!!! How sweet was that??? THANK YOU, Pat!!! You really made my day :)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 24

Ok, I'm supposed to be LOSING weight not GAINING it. I gained another 2.5 pounds this week and am pretty thoroughly disgusted. I only have myself to blame though because I haven't been counting points and have been eating horribly. I'd say I'm back on track this week but I'd be lying to ya! I do need to straighten myself out but am having a hard time doing so. I think I'm borderline depressed. All I feel like doing is eating and shopping. Two tell tale signs! SNAP OUT OF IT!!! LOL

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 23

I gained 2.5 pounds this week. I give up!!!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Rain, rain, and wait... more rain!!!

It seems like that's been the majority of the weather here lately and I guess it's supposed to hang around all week. The baby was pointing and making all sorts of sounds at *something* and then I realized it was his sweatshirt. He finally got a hold of it and thought that meant he got to go outside. We had to show him that it was raining and we couldn't go out. I felt so bad :( Poor guy!!!

Sing along with me...

Rain, rain, go away!
Come back again another day! (or not! LOL)
Little Andrew wants to play!!!

Hope everyone who's sharing in this weather are keeping dry and for those of you with sunshine, please send some our way :)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Weight Watchers - Week 22

Good Morning and Happy Hump Day!!! I am in a good mood because for the first time in a month, I liked what my scale said today! I had gained the last three consecutive weeks (.5, 1, 1.5) but this week I lost a whopping 5.5 pounds! YAHHHOOOOO!!! I am now down to 164.5, having lost 28 pounds total. I'm still a little bit behind where I was hoping to be but I'm getting there! I am only 4 pounds heavier than when I met my hubby and that was my main goal. If the other 10 pounds would like to drop off from there, it's more than welcome to :)

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Unity baby card

Good Morning! I'm just sitting here drinking a cup of coffee, updating my blog while the baby naps. This is one of the cards I made over the weekend. I used two different, no, actually three different stamp sets from Unity. Let me just tell you, they're addicting!!! LOL The elephant is from Wild & Crazy Bunch, the tree is from Little Sprout and the peanut is from Little Me. I stamped all the pieces on patterned paper (October Afternoon) which I've never actually done before. I was really amused by how it came out. I kept giggling every time I stamped something. I cut up around the elephants' trunk to be able to tuck the peanut underneath and bent it up a little bit. I obviously used brads for the eyes and I did add some stickles to the tree. The grass stamp is from a new CTMH set, True Happiness. I sure hope Dawn doesn't mind me linking to her website as I do not have one of my own. In fact, CTMH is having an online special through the month of June. Each day they are offering something different and have lowered the shipping costs in case you take advantage of the deals on more than one day. Please feel free to shop from her website during this month and I will let her know that I've put this offer out there. Otherwise, you can always contact me directly to place an order which I would totally appreciate!!! The sentiment inside originally said "welcome little sprout" but I changed it to say "welcome little peanut". I just think it came out adorable!!! Hope you do too!

Our Craft Lounge Swingin' By

It's been a little bit since I've posted any cards. That's because it's been a while since I've made any!!! LOL My mom came over this past weekend and while she was cleaning up some old e-mails from her laptop, I brought up some of my supplies and made a few cards. I was browsing some blogs several weeks ago and came across this card. I immediately went to check out the stamp set and bought it since it was just TOO cute. The card linked in this post was actually made my the girl who designed the stamp set. Her name is Debbie and she has some great artwork over on her blog. You should check her out! I made two cards with this set but for both I used a striped piece of patterned paper by October Afternoon (who I LOVE by the way!). I made one card vertical and one card horizontal just to see how different I could make them (dif layout, dif swing, dif sentiment, one tree is cut out, one isn't, etc.). On the vertical one, you can't tell in the picture but I popped up the owl on the swing and the bird up in the tree. I also added some stickles to some of the leaves and stapled a little piece of ribbon up in the corner. In the vertical version, I cut the clouds freehand out of some white velvet paper and stamped the sentiment directly on there! I was so happy that worked or I would've been cursing!!! That one's pretty basic but it's cute none the less... at least I think so :) Thanks for "swingin' by"!!! hehe

Weight Watchers - Week 21

Hmmm, I thought when you were dieting your weight was supposed to go DOWN not UP?!?! Again, I'm blaming it on this so-called "friend" who seems to be vistiting more often than usual AND overstaying her welcome too! LOL I have had the hungry horrors something awful and I won't even begin to tell you how much I ate yesterday. All I know is that I gained 1.5 pounds this week and I knew it was coming. I'm pretty frustrated. It seems like I can be good for about 3 days then I totally blow it. I am 10 pounds away from my goal and it seems as if I'll never get there. The only good thing is that the pants I wore when I had lost all my weight before do fit... but not for long if I keep gaining!!! My hubby thinks that my body is "happy" at this weight. Maybe he's right but I don't like looking down at the scale and seeing 170! It's just weird because I wear a size 12 and I could probably get into some 10's too. I just might need to jump up and down a bit! HAHA Oh well, I'm not giving up!!! Now what's for breakfast? :)