Friday, January 30, 2009

more goodies with KnK's February Kit

OK I admit it !! I Love this Kit!!! Websters Pages Graphic 45!!! YUMMY!! you can check out the KnK Feb Kit here.
SO far I have made 3 layouts, 3 card and an altered item! And I still have leftovers!!!!!!!!!
Check out that cutie in the top picture! That is my kindergarten picture! and then my college graduation picture! and if you sign up for the kit...guess what?.. Gerrianne has two of the new Graphic 45 lines instock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so you can get them now!!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Found a cool new site


Card Patterns is a new sketch blog providing sketches for cards! I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve! Here is a card I created using their sketch! :D
On the home front we are well. Alex is recovering from a nasty cold and Meagan and Sarah are having practices for the upcoming school musical. This mom is so proud of them and extra proud that they both seem to be getting along while participating in the same things :D.
Sarah of course is counting down the days til the groundhog makes his appearance as it is her birthday! Jim is counting down the days til the Steelers win the Super Bowl :D
And me??? I am counting down the days til my next KNK DT Kit arrives!!!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

February DT REVEAL #1

I am still here! in the last week or so I have created lots with this lovely KnK February kit and created cards and instructions for 2 (yes 2!) future card kits!!! Seriously this Kit rocks. Featuring Graphic 45 and Websters Pages!!! and if that isn't enough Gerrianne has 2 of the 3 NEW CHA releases of Graphic 45 ALREADY IN STOCK (and in my shopping cart :D ) in the KnK Mall. Check them out. S here I am sharing the first 2 creations with my February Kit! I am truly loving this kit. I can't wait to share more.. By the way the journaling on the layout is posted on the message board. I haven't decided if I should share with the bloggy world yet. But the layout goes with my KNK challenge for the month to write a story you want to remember or need to remember and then make it the focus of your page. Pictures are optional.
This week is the beginning of a busy birthday time for us. between yesterday and March 2 we have my sister's bday, my mom's bday, my niece's bday, my baby girl Sarah's bday, my grandpa's bday and then mine. and there are a few extended family birthday and anniversaries in there too. so lots of birthday cards are needed and lots of cake will be eaten.


Friday, January 16, 2009

Check it Out

KnK's Latest kit is up!!!!! Featuring Graphic 45 and Webster's Pages. So much fun!!! I can't wait to show you what I have done so far. (so far 3 layouts and 3 cards and I am still creating!!!!!)
And because I promised you a card here is a card I created using scraps from the Christmas Jammies Layout. Have a happy Weekend and STAY WARM as it is -25 here!


Wednesday, January 14, 2009

How about a sketch



feeling a little guilty for not updating super regularly. I have been creating just nothing I can share right now. soon! Here is what I created using the sketch. Tomorrow I will show you a card I created with the scraps :D

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Indian Brave


I created this layout for a contest at A Cherry on Top. There challenge was to pick a holiday layout from their gallery and scraplift it only it had to be used for a holiday besides Christmas. What a fun challenge. I used 3 different cricut cartridges on this layout!!!! fun! the framed picture he was coming right at me trying to get me to stop taking his picture :D I have been busy otherwise. working on some new projects that I can't share just yet. Soon. I hope!!!!! by the way if you haven't checked out Stacy Cohen work for this month as KnK's guest designer you need to see the KnK blog!!!

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

A sketch for today

I have been doing a little more sketching lately :D SO I hope you don't mind if I share.. Not much going on at home except having some internet connection issues that I hope are fixed ASAP :D If you use my sketch link me up so I can see it :D Pretty Please???

Friday, January 02, 2009

6 months later..... A Healthier Me

6 months ago I was in the ER for VERY high blood pressure, drinking 10-12 doses of caffiene a day and weighing ***. Today I am 6 months caffiene free!!!!! blood pressure usually runs LOW! and 32 +/- pounds lighter depending on the day! And I feel great... There were no magic tricks to how lost the weight! I completely changed the way I eat.. A site called The Daily Plate really helped me. (Its free :D) It allowed me to enter in my current wieght and how much I wanted to lose a week ( I started at 1.5 pounds a week) and then I very faithfully entered in the food I ate. This site really helped me makes good food choices. I found I could have several peices of fruit and it still didnt equal the caolories/fat or sodium of a candy bar. Sodium was very hard. I already never salted anything but there is soooo much hidden sodium in our diets. The site is great as you can search tons restaurant food and find the calorie/sodium/fat/carb etc count of all of them. you can also customize your own meals so that when I click breakfast it adds a yogurt and a banana.... The things I found most helpful is eat and eat often!!!!! Fruit as a snack after breakfast, and afternoon snack. Just keep eating! If you are struggling and wanting to do something this year try this site or any other like it! It was so nice this year to not have to make that dreaded resolution to lose weight!!!! and you know what I am kinda looking forward to getting a new bathing suit......it will still be a one piece as I am not that brave! :D