Sunday, August 29, 2010

Thank You!

Today is my birthday. I have hit a milestone, and I am grateful. On the other hand, I don't think I like the idea of 60. I hated 30, but I'd like to go back and do that again! I guess I'd rather be 60 than not here!

I did some fun things today. I went to church. I ate pizza and didn't throw up. I watch a movie with my husband. I got barrels of birthday wishes on Facebook. I got phone calls from friends and relatives. I got e-cards from people at Posh. I stamped a card.

The card you see above is my "thank you" to everyone for making this day a wonderful birthday! I just felt like I needed to make a card for all the blessings I had today, but if I did a card for everyone of them, I'd be stamping them til my birthday next year! So, thank you all for such a wonderful birthday. I am blessed.

I'll tell you a little about the card. It is done on craft color cardstock. I stamped the flower background, using a Posh Asian stamp from the new set. I stamped it on bamboo colored CS from CTMH. I then did the butterfly with another of the Asian set stamps and put pearls on it and some glitter gel pen. I also put pearls in the flower centers. The "thank you" is a Posh stamp from an ATC set. I used rusty hinge distress ink on the bamboo layer and tea dye distress ink on the butterfly and borders. Borders were punched using a MS punch and the scalloped circle is from a Marvy punch. Hope you like it.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Rooster in the Weeds

For this weeks' card, I used the rooster and the vegetation from the Asian set. I really love the images on the two new sets. I stamped the rooster and weeds with the brown blending blox. I used Tea Dye Distress ink around the card. The borders are punched with a Martha Stewart punch. I used copper brads on the borders.

I have had my sweet little Abby with me for most of the week. She is my 6 year old grand daughter. We had so much fun. It's getting hard to keep up with her energy! We baked cookies, cooked quesadillas and watched dozens of movies. She stayed up late every night and I dragged every day!

She said she thought I was looking better and better. I asked her how I looked better to her, and she said, "Well, Nana. I think you are getting shorter." Not exactly what I wanted to hear! She was precious.

Hope you enjoy the card. If you like it, leave a comment! (or even if you don't like it!)

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Rick Rack Medallion Card

Philip is gone for the weekend to a Walk to Emmaus retreat. He asked me to make him some cards, and this is one of the ones I made him. He seemed to really like them. I used a medallion stamp from the new Posh Asian set and layered it on circles I punched out with Marvy punches. I then took some decorative zigzag scissors and cut out the "rick rack" and then intertwined them to make the borders. I like the simplicity of the card. Works well for a "manly" type card, I think.

I have been doing better with my weight loss this week. I have lost 143 pounds so far. My sweet daughter, Katy, told me that I was not getting enough protein. She said that would make my weight come off slower. So I started doing my protein shakes like I should have been doing all along, and I believe she must be right. I still get sick some, but not as much as I did before. I have a doctor's appointment on Sept. 9. That will be 3 months post op. I lost 100 pounds 6 months before the surgery and 43 pounds so far since the surgery. Not too bad. I am certainly not skinny yet! I am working on it, though!!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Asian Card

This is an unusual card if I do say so myself! I took a long border stamp from the new Posh Asian set, stamped it with Versamark ink, embossed it with Ultra Thick Embossing Powder and then cut it up. I think this set is very versatile and I love cutting up stamped images. The little branch is also from that same set. I ran the little pieces through my Xyron machine, so it was very easy to adhere to the card.

Don't forget, if you want to order some of these stamps from I Brake For Stamps, you can use my design team code and get 10% off your purchase. Pretty good deal I think. The code to use is SAVE10LAELA. Use this code, and I'll get a discount, too!

I have been doing very well this week. Feeling much better. Hope to see about getting my oldest granddaughter for a visit next week. She's a doll! I'll show you a picture of all my grandkids soon!