Friday, October 9, 2009

Vintage Label Tag

Hello all and HAPPY FRIDAY!!!!!! Whooohooo, I am soo excited that it is finally the end of the week. This week has been a little crazy so I am looking forward to some relaxing and hopefully some crafting time.

Today what I have to show you is a tag I made for my wristband thingy that I use to workout everyday with. Everyone that uses them, has the same one and they are put on a wall after we are done with our workout and when you come back it is so hard to go thru and find your name (names are printed on the purple oval), so I decided to make a little tag for mine so it is a little bit easier for me to find it in the morning.

I used Papertrey's new set Vintage Labels and stamped it in Staz-On Teal on polyshrink plastic. I also stamped the accents in Pink Staz-On and my name is Black Staz-On. I punched a whole, WAY bigger than I wanted it to be after it shrunk and then cut it out with Nesties that coordinate with the Vintage Label set. I used my heat gun to heat it until it was fully done shrinking. Easy Peasy :)

FYI: I made such a bad mistake when heating the plastic. In my picture, I have the tag on my Scor-Pal Mat, now when I did the heating process, I was soooo NOT thinking and I left it on the mat as I was heating and now my mat is bubbled in the middle of it. So note to self....NEVER heat anything on my Scor-Pal mat :) Not so good at all.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Curves Report

This is not a crafty post, but I have been working very hard this past month and was very happy after I saw the printout, so I thought I would share.

One thing that I have been working very hard on, is, working out. I have really wanted to get back into shape and really just have more energy. I have noticed lately that I am just not in the mood or have enough energy to get things done like I want. I have always been an active person, then I realized that all that was lacking and needed to do something about it.

My goal when I first signed up at Curves, was to lose a little weight, but mainly it is to firm and tone and to get my energy level back up.

To my HUGE surprise my month of working very hard at my workouts and eating better, I lost 9lbs, total of 9.50 inches from a combined total of all my measurements that get taken and 2.63% body fat!!!!!

I have been going everyday I can, they are closed on Sundays, so that is my relaxing day, but I really have been making this a HUGE part of my day and it has really paid off :) They also have a "Smart Card" that you can purchase and trust me, I am telling you that is the ONLY reason why I did so well this month. That card thingy REALLY makes you work, you have to keep your machine in the "green" and if it goes to "yellow" you know you need to work harder. It has really kept me on my toes and not slacking off. Best thing, I tell ya :) Oh, yeah almost forgot and you earn "Curves Cash" and you save up to buy certain things from ther store. Very cool. I have earned like 2 shirts already and working on my next.

Ok, so enough of my rambling about my day today. I will be back later today or tomorrow with a project!!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Blog Candy Alert!!!


I was blog hopping and ran across lila tueller designs blog.

She designs fabric patterns. Sooooooo awesome. I love sewing/quilting, it is very relaxing. My mom, daughter and I have some material for quilts to work on together. We all will have matching quilts. Very cool.

If you haven't realized yet, my favorite color is PINK :) This material she is giving away for her blog candy right now, looks soo pretty and I have been having ideas running tho my head on what to use it for. Hopefully I will win, lol, and I will make sure I show you what I came up with!!!

Make sure you stop by her blog and leave a comment to be entered!!

Thanks for your support

Happy Monday!!!!

I hope everyone was able to get alot of cards made for National Card Making Day!!! I had every intention of getting into the craft room, but I was in alot of pain for the dentist Friday, so I ended up relaxing and sleeping all weekend. Which I guess was very needed. I was able to not do a thing all weekend. My parents had my daughter for the weekend and my husband just took care of me and we just did not do much of anything. I have many projects going thru my mind that I really want to do, so this week will be alot of craft time for me :)

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I had this card made. I really like how it turned out. It makes me think of a closet :) The patterned paper with the scallop white border, not sure who made it, except I know I got it from Joann's a little while ago. The hanger, bra and sentiment stamps, I purchased from All that Scraps.

I hope you have a good rest of your day and I will be back tomorrow :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Take Care-Feel Better Soon

Geez, has it really been that long since I have posted? Life has really taken center stage at my house, and with some of it good and other stuff that was not so good, the month just sped by. Trust me, you really don't want to know all the details, but a very fast run down would be like baby (my dog) got sunburned, and I don't mean a tiny bit, MOST of her back, this was the worst part. I have been babying her like there is no tomorrow (I will have to post her in her new outfits I bought to cover her back until the fur grows back, too cute), have had major tooth aches and waiting for the new insurance to kick in, not fun, my daughter went back to school, and having to make sure everyday that her work is done or she wont do it (trust me past experiences have told me to keep on her, don't want another year like last year), and then I have decided to start working out again (which my trainer has been kicking my butt, lol). So that is my last month in a nutshell :)

With everything that has been going on, my crafting time has been zero. Boy have I missed it so much.

So while I have been working out, I have met some wonderful women, I go to Curves for Women, and one lady that I talk to alot she has beat Breast Cancer and now as of tomorrow is starting her reconstruction surgery which is going to take up to a year to fully complete. I wanted to make her a card last night so that when I saw her this morning, I could give it to her, just so she knows that her friends that workout with her everyday are thinking of her.

For this card, I used 2 different challenges. The first one is over at Whimsy Stamps Challenges and you are supposed to use eyelets and the second is a sketch challenge over at Taylored Expressions.

The weird thing, I was in a purple mood last night, and not knowing her favorite color, I decided purple would do. Curves primary color is purple and since I met her there I thought it was fitting. Funny thing is that today I found out her favorite color is lavender, so I was right on the money with the color scheme :)

I used Papertrey Ink cardstock and stamps. I really like having the ribbon coming thru the eyelets and tying in a bow. I colored the image with my Copics and added glassy effects to the pitcher.

I also made her a little something also, but I will will save that for another day. I need to get ready to go to bed, LONG day tomorrow. Up at 6 out the door by 630 and then my workout and the straight to the dentist and hopefully getting the most painful tooth taken care of. I am sure I will be in bed for most of the day tomorrow relaxing, so I will post again :)

Have a great rest of the night and an even better Friday!!!!!!