Friday, October 30, 2009

Super bummed!!!

My card didn't win the Unity challenge this past week. I was sooo hoping it would and actually thought I had a real chance. POO!!! :( Only one week left to try and honestly, I'm not feelin' it. Wahhhhh!!! Just wanted to whine for a minute! :)

Weight Watchers (Take Two) - Week 7

I forgot (again!) to report my weight on Wednesday. I gained 1 pound. My week started off very well but come Saturday, I just wasn't into it. I also didn't feel well and didn't want to cook so we got Chinese one night and pizza the next... not so good on the diet!!! LOL I have been on track so far this week so hopefully I'll have a decent loss next week. I basically have that week and one more week after that to lose a few pounds. I am going to a scrapbooking retreat mid-November and the menu looks sooo good. I don't plan to count points at all that weekend. I'm going to eat, drink and be merry!!! HAHA

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

UBBRO6 Hey, Stud Muffin!!!

I made this card for week 6 of Unity's Bachelor Challenge. I participated for weeks 1-3 but skipped weeks 4 and 5 as I just had no clue. I am REALLY hoping this card will win this week as I am super happy with how it came out and there's only one week left after this if it doesn't!!! We had to use PINK and BROWN and it had to be SWEET and MANLY. "Stud"ly is the same as manly, right? hehe I really wasn't sure if I was gonna have time to get this done yesterday but when the baby went down for his nap, I went down to my room and something immediately came to mind when I saw this big cupcake! YUMMM!!! I used a piece of paper out of the Chocolate Box pad I have, embossed it with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder and sanded off the brown to see the pink underneath. I stamped the cupcake (or in this case, MUFFIN) twice and paper pieced the chocolate top with pop dots for some dimension. Since this was supposed to be for Bro, the Bachelor, I thought the sentiment Hey, Stud Muffin was cute! I used Liquid Pearls to make the "studs" on the chipboard letters and also studded the cupcake... *clearing throat* excuse me, MUFFIN... with brads. I also used Liquid Pearls to go over my letter stickers for the word muffin to make them pink. A piece of brown ribbon finished off my card perfectly!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Witching You... a Happy Halloween!!!

I made this card a few weeks ago and totally slacked off about getting it up on here. Well, sorta!!! I have a good excuse ;) I have somehow managed to lose my memory card to my camera. UGH! I have another camera so I finally broke down and used that instead. I figured I should post this since Halloween is coming up this Saturday and I have already started making Christmas cards which will be posted here soon! I used Bazzill swiss dot paper which I love in this deep purple color. I stamped the witches feet across the bottom and adhered the ribbon just above. I made up this purple paper flower combo which I totally LOVE and used a gemstone brad for the center. I was stuck on what to do for a title but my dear friend, Melanie, always has the answer!!! Luckily, I was at her house and she said "Witching you..." and that was just perfect! I had to wait until I got home to do the lettering since I didn't have any with me but I thought the silver sparkly ones went very well. The inside says "a Happy Halloween". Wishing you all a Happy Halloween in which you eat many mini chocolate bars! YUMMM!!! hehe

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Weight Watchers (Take Two) - Week 6

YAHOOO!!! I lost 4.5 pounds this week. I was really hoping for a great number since I had gained 3 pounds last week. I only used flex points one day and I was really good about drinking my water. I am down to 170.5, having lost 10.5 pounds in 6 weeks and I'm exactly 10 pounds heavier than when I met my husband 5 years ago! I will be so happy if I can just get this last 10 pounds off. I know they say the last 10 are the hardest though so I'm not sure how long it will take. Really, I should lose another 20 to weigh 150 but I was really comfortable at my weight before. I was a size 8/10 and that's fine by me! It's so funny how the scale can say one thing but your clothes say something else. I mean, I see the number 170 and I'm like "I'm so fat!" but when I get dressed and am wearing a 12 jean, I really don't feel that way. I guess I'm just big boned ;) HAHA

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Weight Watchers (Take Two) - Week 5

Yup! As suspected, I gained this week... 3 pounds! YIKES!!! However, I cheated and weighed this morning (only 1 day after my official "weigh in" day and was back down 2.5 pounds from yesterday) SOOO with any luck, I'll lose a great number next week. Gotta love this up and down stuff! I take full responsibilty though because it really has been about a week and a half since I've really counted my points and I definitely ate a lot of stuff I shouldn't have. Well, not really what I ate but HOW MUCH!!! That's the main thing with WW... portion control. I was really good yesterday though and plan to have a great week!!!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Unity UBBRO3 Challenge

I'm late on posting this card from last weeks' Unity challenge. We were to use plaid and polka dots. I used the flower stamp from Confession : I {luv} Unity which I borrowed from a friend ;) It was quite the task to cut around all those flowers and get them glued down since it was actually 3 sets of stamped flowers. I embellished them with Kaiser Craft rhinestones and pearls, MM window charms and also a couple of buttons. I had gotten this new punch and used it as grass along the bottom and adhered the sentiment from the September KOTM. The polka dot ribbon and a paper flower finished the card off. Sadly, I did not win last week and didn't have time (or an idea) for this past weeks' challenge which was to make a recipe card. Hopefully this week I will be able to participate! I haven't stamped in a while and I'm getting the urge ;) I hope everyone else has been getting time to play!!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Weight Watchers (Take Two) - Week 4

I forgot to check in yesterday with my loss! Well, I actually didn't have one! I didn't gain either so that's good. I binged for like 3 days and got my "thing" on Tuesday so that explained why. Honestly, I expected to gain so I'm pleased with staying the same weight. Next week I'll be celebrating my 3 year anniversary so me and my hubby will be going out this weekend. I'm not quite sure what our plans will be BUT I know it will involve dinner out at least one night. If we stay overnight somewhere, it will be more than that. I'm thinking a big breakfast :) Mmmm!!!! I usually give myself some freedom over holidays and special occasions so I'm not sure what will happen next week. I sure hope I won't gain but will be extremely satisfied with staying the same weight again. We shall see!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Unity UBBRO2 Challenge

This card was for the Unity Bachelor's second week challenge. We had to use one patterned paper, 2 buttons and make it shiny/sparkly/glittery and of course use Unity Stamps!!! I used a piece of paper from My Mind's Eye Laundry Line which was glittery. Then I chose So and So Loves for my image, wicked cute stamp! I stamped the trees on white shimmery paper and used Crystal Stickles to color in the skinny trees and used some on the other trees as well. The buttons were meant to look like knots in the wood. I tied metallic thread through the buttons and man was that a pain in the ass! The stuff frays at the end and it's nerly impossible to get it through. So annoying, I should've won for that alone! HAHA They chose the winners yesterday and sadly, mine was not chosen. There were some GREAT cards this week so it's hard to feel too badly about it :)