In a rush just now. Just enough time for a quick share of my Easter cards I made last week. Hope you enjoy!
So it’s been forever since I’ve added a post! Please forgive me!
Anywho, I have been experimenting like a mad scientist! I was watching YouTube, as I often do, to get inspiration. I am pretty new to embossing. Just got an embossing heat tool and some powder for Christmas. So, long story short, I have been spending lots and lots of money. I won’t say how much, to protect the innocent. Let’s just say lots!, On puffy stickers. You know, the ones that are three-dimensional and glossy.
Anyway, so I’m watching YouTube, and I see a demonstrator using UTEE that’s Ultra thick embossing enamel. Well I’ve seen it used before, but not like this!
Turns out, if you put enough coats on anything, let’s just say a plain old sticker, it will eventually puff up and look like one of these expensive
3-D stickers! Well I did not know this!! This must be a very well-kept secret in the scrapbooking world. But needless to say, my thrifty friends, this can open up a whole new world of possibilities!
So off I went to Michael’s! And once there, I looked in the dollar bin and what should I see, but these darling packets of stickers that were only a dollar per book. Well my heart sang out with joy and the clouds opened up and the angels started singing!!! LOL
Well I bought every style that they had. I spent about $10. And got a lifetime worth of puffy stickers. You see my friends, now that I knew this secret, I can turn anything into a sticker! A puffy sticker! A sticker that I would have probably spent five dollars per package for! Can I get a whoop whoop!! Can I get an amen sister??
So with a little help from my new friend UTEE,I am now spending countless hours turning all of the chipboard that I never used, stickers that I never used, and anything else that I never used, and turning it puffy and sparkly! Woohoo! This is big fun if you have not already tried it!! I’m getting giddy thinking about all of the money I can spend on other things, now that I will not be spending it on puffy stickers!
So I’m including a few before and after pictures, so you can see what I mean! And also a few pictures of some recent cards that I’ve made!
I hope I’ve inspired you, and given you some ideas to create with!
Please drop me a note, and let me know that you stopped by! And please come back again! Thanks for visiting!😄❤
One day a few months ago, I decided that I was going to make all the plans Christmas cards and all of my Christmas gifts.
Thinking back, I’m pretty sure I had too much coffee on the day that I decided this. Very ambitious of me, don’t you think?
Anyhow, I have been very busy getting this accomplished, With the ultimate goal being that I have everything, and I mean everything completed two weeks prior to Christmas. This way I can relax and enjoy my family and seasons festivities with no stress . Let us not mention all of the stress before the holiday that this project has invoked.LOL, just kidding. It is a labor of love, and I’m having fun nonetheless.
So without further ado, here are the projects. Or at least the ones that I have done so far.
Today we were blessed with unbelievably beautiful weather! So I started my day off by going to the pool to swim some laps and dry off in the beautiful sun of South Florida!
I did not want to let this day pass without making mention of what this day is really about. I hope we all take some time out while we tend to barbecuing activities and crafting to take time to send out a prayer to those who have defended our country in the past, and those who are currently serving. Thank you to our military families out there!
Today I am charged with working on cards for some upcoming baby related defense. For some reason, all of these babies are expected to be boys! So, without further ado, here are some of my creations. Hope you enjoy them!
Just checking in! Just to let you know that I am on the right track with my weight loss journey and exercise routine.
What seems to be working for me, is that I’m not calling this a diet. diets never worked for me. I’m not really good with somebody telling me I can’t have something. When somebody tells me this is off-limits, that’s exactly what I crave! So diets are a no-no.
So for the record, I’m just watching what I eat.
Now for the good news. I have logged 16 miles on my treadmill since Saturday. That translates into five hours of scrapbooking over the Memorial Day long weekend I have earned.
And the very best part of this whole idea, is that I have made new friends and have motivated kindred spirits in craftiness to get on board with me!
See? All we needed was the right motivation! Who wouldn’t get on the treadmill for new criicut cartridge?
Even for those of you lucky people who don’t need to lose weight, walking is good for you! And it is a wonderful time to get your creative juices flowing and think about your next project! So let’s get moving girls!!!
Here is my second motivating factor. I hope to go to Key West or Marco Island in September. Two of myfavorite places to vacation on the beach. So I am getting ready to be able to wear a nice bathing suit this year!
Okay ladies! I’m going to be very candid here. I stepped on the scale today, and I was not very happy. I hope you all can relate. Scrapbooking has consumed my life. To the point where I eat breathe and sleep Scrapbooking and Papercrafts.
I was doing very well on my diet,and had actually lost a considerable amount of weight. And then I started my scrapbooking business. And I started promoting. And I started using Pinterest and LinkedIn. And I neglected my workouts, I neglected my housekeeping, I neglected everything!
So now I’m having a day of reckoning. I realize that if I put all of this positive energy into my workouts and the rest of my life, I might just lose this weight again.
So I’m going to be introduced myself to my Pexercise and my Peadmill.
And since Scrapbooking seems to be my highest motivation, I’m going to use that as positive momentum to reach my weight goals. Every time I lose 10 pounds, I will buy myself a cricut cartridge. Or something else really cool on my WishList.
So can I get an amen sister’s? Anyone with me? I’m going to track my progress on this blog, along with my usual entries, to hold myself accountable. So Tata for now! I’m going to work out! (pumping fists on the air: cue the theme from Rocky)