Sunday, July 16, 2017

Weight Watchers Progress Report and some Chat

Hi All,
Yesterday was my weigh in at Weight Watchers.  I was VERY pleased to post a 2.2 lb. loss.  Was not really expecting that, but I will sure take it. 
As I mentioned before we have had company all this past week. Our son, his girlfriend and their two 1& 1 teenage girls have been here since last Monday. 
We have had a great time but I am tiring out.  They have been to the beach a couple of times and Friday all day in Orlando at Universal Studios.  I think they have had a good time.
I am looking forward to getting back to my crafting ( the craft room is also the guest room).  I have received 5 orders for New England Patriot's wreaths so I will be busy. I am looking forward to decorating for fall and I will be making some fall décor items coming up soon. Actually my favorite time to decorate is Christmas, but fall comes in second.
I still have a couple of patriotic items to change out but I am not doing too much new until I change out for fall.
Just going to put a turkey in the oven for dinner later. I love a turkey dinner.  Wait, that's fall flavor isn't it?
Hope you all have a great rest of the day.  I will be back with some more crafts next week.  The kids leave tomorrow evening.  See you all later and play nice.


Mini Album Part Two



Hi Everyone,
Just realized that I did not post the second part of the Mini Album on my blog. The video has been put up on YouTube.
It really came out super cute.  I am attaching two videos here. The first is part two of the Tutorial and the second is a short walk-through of the finished project.
Enjoy










Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Ring bound Mini Album that slips into a cover

Hi All
Today I started a new series making a mini album.  The paper I used is from recollections Hot Buys called Fashionista.
I have linked the video instructions below.  Made it in real time so you get to see all my mistakes.  Not mistakes just artistic manifestations LOL
The sizes include in today's part one are:
OUTSIDE COVER: Two medium chipboard pieces cut 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 and one cut at 6 1/4 x 1 1/2.
COVER PAPER OUTSIDE: cut one a 6 3/4 x 12 and score at about 1/4 inch around to create a straight line.
INSIDE COVER: one piece cardstock 6 1/4 x 11 1/2 and one at 8 1/4 x 3 1/2.
PAGES: 6 pages cut at 6 x 11.
See the instructions below:



See you tomorrow with part 2



















Sunday, July 2, 2017

Weight Watchers progress and a Grapevine and flower Wreath





Yesterday I posted a YouTube video about my Weight Watchers progress and I also shared a wreath that I made for our bedroom.  My weight loss this week was only .2lbs but considering it was our Anniversary week, I will take it.  Got to get back to tracking though. I have not been doing this well. As far as the wreath goes, I wanted to make something different for our bedroom that I can leave up till fall.  I think it came out great. What do you think?
The video has about a ten second pause (don't know why), but hang in there cause it resumes.
Today we are having company for dinner.  I am cooking chicken, ribs, coleslaw, corn bread, corn on the cobb, baked beans and a fresh apple pie.  Hope they eat it all cause I don't want any left over LOL
Here is a picture of the wreath on the bedroom wall.
You can watch the video below




Friday, June 30, 2017

A Stamped Card for My Sister

Hi All
Back today with a stamped card I made for my sister's birthday.  I have so many stamps that I have to get one out occasionally and make a card or two.  This stamp is by Great Impressions and old, old.
I have used it before for friends cards but it lends itself nicely for sisters also.  The paper is from Hello Summer 6x6 pad I found at Hobby Lobby. I used another cardztv sketch as a starting point although I had to change it up considerably as I made a landscape card to accommodate my stamp.
I am excited that my YouTube channel is approaching 1000 subscribers and I will probably do a give away when I reach that milestone.
Tomorrow I need to finish the wreath I have on order and get busy with some plans to change out my Americana décor.  I will take you all along for the ride.
Thanks, see you soon..............play nice.





Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A Masculine Birthday Card

Hi All.
Today I am sharing a birthday card for our Nephew.  I find masculine cards the hardest to come up with but fortunately Cricut Design Space has lots of images that can be used.  I used a card sketch from Cardztv although I modified it somewhat.
I am super happy with the way it came out, especially after I changed the inside and spelled balance correctly. UGH!!
Cardstock is recollections, paper pad from American Crafts and the images are from elegant edges, and the beer from St. Patrick's Day.
 

You will note in the video that I had not changed the inside to the correct spelling.  Sorry but it was uploaded before I realized the mistake











Sunday, June 25, 2017

Weight Watchers check in and some Chit Chat





Hi All
Well I weighed in Saturday and oops! Gained .8.  I don't mind loosing weight but I sure don't like having to loose the same weight twice!!
Must have been something I ate don't you think.  I am including a picture of the Weight Watchers charm bracelet I made from the charms I have received.  I think I had a couple more but I don't know where they went.  Makes a nice piece of jewelry but it sure does show that I have been around for a while.
This week Bob and I are celebrating our 53rd wedding anniversary so I am sure there will be some food challenges.  Will try to make good choices but I think fish will be in my diet a lot this week to counteract some of the other foods.
 I will check in again next week after weigh in or just to chat about the journey.
See you soon.