Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Little bit of Everything

Back to share a little bit of everything that has been going in with me since my last post. Personally I want to share that my oldest daughter Carmen is doing better but still with the stomach pain. The GI doctor thinks that at some point she may still have to her gallbladder removed but they are doing everything they can to hold that at bay. My youngest is fighting off an infection that has her lymph nodes swollen but they added another antibiotic to the mix and in the past 48 hours she is doing better. So I thank God for that.

When I first started blogging I never included a lot of personal information other that what I was making or had just acquired but as you grow and evolve I see that all of what I am I want to share with you. So you will hear me talk about my religious or lets just say I will share my faith with you. No sermons just my thankfulness for all that my Savior is doing in my life.

My pastor and his wife celebrated their 20th wedding anniversary and I made this card for them.

Supplies Used
Card stock cut to 6in x 8 1/2in
Versa Mark Ink Pad
Ribbon approximately 14in long for strip and bow
ATG adhesive
Martha Stewarts Glitter Dust
Vellum for inside of card

I finally completed the tam I was working on for a lady at my church. I do have to say that it is larger than what I normally make but the person is growing locs and wanted it to be big so they definitely have it. Hope they like it.

Lastly today I want to share the basket I put together for our office for our Health Fair next Saturday. It is a Family 4 Movie Pass with goodies hope the family really loves this.

On the hair front I took my Kinky twist out and after browsing Youtube and reading up on protective sytles I decided to put in a weave so this is what I had been rocking for the past 3 weeks.

Well on Thursday night I took the weave out and put in a cherry rinse as my permanent color was looking really bad. Before I posted this entry I did two strand twist and will do a twist out for church tomorrow. I will take pictures and post to my blog later next week.

There are always ideas in the works and I have a few just want to get the sewing part of my craft room together and get my sewing on. I hope that you will have a great weekend and a wonderful week. Just know that no matter what you're going through you have a refuge in prayer and meditation. If you live positive and speak positive it will come back to you.

Monday, March 21, 2011

A Few New Things

Hello all just wanted to stop by and share a few things with you. I just happen to notice Friday that Michaels was having a 40% off sale on all Scrapbooking storage items and some Scrapbooking supplies. I went there searching for the Jetmax storage system table top and stumbled on this instead

This was originally $99.99 I got it for $40 and I also got the rest of these goodies some for 50% I was so giddy I did a little dance at the checkout counter with an only live once I love to be happy so here it is yall my little bag of goodies.

This is my new ATG Advanced Tape Glider from 3M this is so awesome and ergonomically wonderful to work with.

My cute little find small cards with envelopes for $1 and this pack of cardstock for accents and the like.

Here we have Stamps......

Stamps........and more stamps all for $.49 what a bargain they are all so cute.

Lastly as I am in dire need of more storage space got this 2 drawer cube

Overall I would say that it was a shopping excursion well spent. Next it will be time to actually complete some of the many projects I have going on in my Scrapbooking arena. I do good making the cards like the one I did for my church to say thank you for their prayers and support while my oldest daughter was in the hospital a few weeks ago. What do you think??? Still trying to find my style but it's coming.

Hopefully I will be able to give you an update to the knitting that I'm still working on and also to some sewing projects that have been in the works for over a year; yeah I know that's a long time but life has a way of getting in the way. If only I had the time I did when I was in school and not working what a true joy my life would be.

Before I leave I have to do a brief update on my weight loss journey for the past week I have not been as good as I should but today I managed to stay on track and even got in some exercise for 20 mins. This week I only lost 1.2lbs but that's progress right still not under the 200lbs mark but I'm getting there. I challenged myself to no less than 20 mins for the next 2 weeks adding 5 mins every 2 wks until I am up to an hour and then we will take it from there. Little steps are sometimes sure steps.

With that I want to get in some more knitting and a little cuddle time with my honey so I will share again later. Please leave a comment and let me know what you think and I will do the same. Until then fellow bloggers have a great week and remember the only stumbling block is the one you won't climb over.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

I Have been Up to Something........but still have UFO's

I just wanted to share what Ive been up to in the last week. I'm still working on the hat 3 of the 4 that were planned to complete. This is a pattern I adapted from a scarf that I made a few years back that my oldest daughter Carmen really liked. Since she has been wearing her tam I have gotten request for others.

For me I miss the time at the hospital sitting with my daughter with unlimited time to knit. She has been doing okay still not with a great appetite and we thought she may have to go in and see the doctor before her follow up.

I don't really talk about this much but I like cardmaking and scrapbooking and a year or two ago I got the Cricut Expression. Well a month ago Hobby Lobby was having a sell on the Cricut cartridges and I got these from my Wishlist

I spent time with the Paper Lace cartridge and experimented with some of the designs as you see above. I was at church for the majority of this weekend so I really didn't have time to devote to this like I wanted but this weekend will afford me some more time to explore these goodies. I also learned that with each Cricut Cartridge they are giving out Reward Certificates that can be redeemed for products from Provo Craft. So this is a major incentive to increase my stash well that's not what I should call these but hey it's what everything else is in my crafting world is called. In my next post I will share a few of the pages I started from the leftover paper that was left when it was done cutting.

Well I'm going to get off here for now and try to get in at least an hour of knitting in on this hat so I can ge ready for work in the morning. Hope you have a great week know that you are wonderful and beautifully made.