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.




Friday, June 23, 2017

Vlogging/Blogging/and everything crafty

Hi Everyone. 
Well this is the last Link button I am creating.  Under the Vlogging/Blogging/everything crafty label I am planning to chit chat, and put all the other craft related entries that don't fall under one of the other categories.
This morning I went yard sailing for the first time in a while.  Just hit three but found a couple of items that were really good buys. Back in one of my earlier videos, I showed a three tiered tray that I made from Dollar Tree items and decorated for Summer.  It is my intention to decorated this piece for each season but I was not thrilled with the actual tray. Guess what??? I found a nice three tiered tray at the first sale for $5.00.  Looks much better that the other one.  It actually came with plastic separators in each shelf so it could be used in a craft room.  On a turn table also.  I took out the plastic and added my summer decorations.  Love it!!!
The other great find was some 12x12 cardstock.  I got two stacks that were $2.25 each.  Nice quality paper and we all know how much card stock can run you especially the 12x12.  Now onto creating some cards this afternoon.  I will probably make a video of the card making if I can get my darn camera to work right. 


















Wreaths

Hi All
Thought I would share a few of the wreaths I have made lately.  The first picture is a patriotic wreath I made for my sister.  When I posted that picture, I had 5 orders for additional wreaths, of course all being requested before Memorial Day and July 4th.
I then received a request for a New England Patriots Wreath and I have completed three of these. No problem right?  EXCEPT  the New England Colors are the same as the patriotic wreaths.  I really can't wait for fall colors. LOL.  All of the mesh came from  Hobby Lobby, the forms from Hobby Lobby and Dollar Tree.  The Patriots license plate came from Amazon and the Patriots ribbon from a company called Zipperstop.  Boy it is hard to find the ribbon etc.  The other two signs I made myself using a decal and my Cricut to cut the vinyl word Patriots. Well on to some new colors...........Yeh!












Progress Report from Weight Watchers June 22

Hi everyone,
Finally got around to making a new Weight Watchers video.  You can watch it below.  Still maintaining a decent loss rate of 1/2 to 2 lbs. a week. Sometimes I get very frustrated because I just want to eat like everyone else i.e. Pizza or Chinese or whatever.  If I do that I not only don't loose but I gain.  This has happened only twice since I started but I sure do hate loosing the same weight over again.  The rain has let up some so I have been able to get back in the pool.  I don't even mind if it is raining while I swim but THUNDER not so much.  Of course I live in the lightening capital of the world.😠😠😠


I am having fun getting back to blogging and hope to meet and great some new friends.  Enjoy the video and I will see you soon.







Donna

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Some home decor and Patriotic Swag

Hi All,
Well you will get tired of hearing from me by the end of the day. As I am trying to create the page links at the top of the blog, I have to create a post to go with it as I haven't blogged about these things before.  I have a few pictures of some home décor items and a patriotic lantern swag for the 4th  of July.
I have to give a great big shout out to Arlynn over at Arlynn's Country Craft Corner. Such a sweet, sweet lady who loves to decorate and create.  I do so love watching her videos even though if I were a little more precocious, I could be her mother, LOL. My problem is she is decorating a beautiful large home and I am decorating a 1600 ft. manufactured home.  I have to be careful not to make too many of her great ideas or we will have to move out and just leave the crafts.😀😀



 
 

Dinning table centerpiece Lantern and Patriotic swag



Hope you enjoy.  Check out Arlynn's channel
Till next time..............Play nice


My Journey to better health with Weight Watchers










I have not blogged about my weight loss journey but you can visit my YouTube channel to see some of the video posts I have done since beginning my journey 9 months ago.  I am including the first and last video from this series.  See if you can find any difference. LOL.  I am also behind in these video, and can tell you that I made 40 lbs at my last weigh in last Thursday.  Still a ways to go but I sure will take this loss. If you think that is just a few pounds, try carrying around 4 ten pound bags of potatoes. Ugh!
Here are the videos.










Enjoy













Re-vamping my blog

Hi All
I am a retired RN living in Southwest Florida. My husband and I have been blessed with 53 years of marriage this June and have two grown children and 3 grandchildren.
I have always loved creating and crafting.  Knitting, Crocheting, paper crafts, home décor, just about everything except fine arts. (no talent at all). Although I have done craft shows in the past, I haven't been involved with them for a few years as I serve on the Board of Directors as Vice President in our community as well as editing the monthly newsletter for 1100 homes.
We have lived in Florida for 31 years and are originally from Massachusetts.
I am getting back to blogging on a regular basis and hope you find some interesting posts.
I am currently revamping my blog including creating page buttons.  I will be vlog/blogging as well as posting my crafts and YouTube videos.
See you a little later after I continue my re-design
Play Nice.


Donna





BABY GIRL KEEPSAKE BOX AND MINI ALBUM

Well hello everyone. Long time no see.  I had a little problem with my creative muse.  It was evidently hiding under the bed.  Well I dragged it out and here we go again.  I wanted to make a baby gift for a couple we know who are expecting a baby girl in April.  I found this tutorial on Annie's Crafts taught by Kathy Files (paper phenomenon) and I am very please with the results.  Tell me what you think.
The paper I used was from Me and My Big Idea as well as a couple of "baby" sheets I found elsewhere.















I also tried to upload some pictures but either I forgot how................or something is going wrong.  The internet seems very slow this afternoon.  I think you can see it all with the video.
Enjoy