Sunday, September 21, 2014


Hello  again, it is that time of the month...use your stash. I don't know about you I have so much stash  that I could probably open a store. Okay so this months theme was RIBBON.  Who doesn't love ribbon? My favorite ribbon from CTMH is the Satin Polkadot Ribbon in slate color (Z1802). It is so soft and yummy. Before I show you my project you should be coming from Casandra's blog wasn't her project awesome? We have 6 ladies in the hop this month. please leave some love at each of the blogs. If you get lost along the way go back to the beginning to Shirley's blog to see the entire list.

I am a big YouTube watcher. I think I watch YouTube more than regular TV. Wow can we say AMAZING TALENT on YouTube. I found this great video from a lady named Yolanda and her channel is called socrafty100. She uses Recollection envelopes from Micheals. They are in the pack with the corrugated cards. Here is her link if you would like to go check it out.Socrafty100 . You are going to love it. It is so easy and the treat bags come out so cute.

Here is my version of her treat bag. I used our new paper  called Brushed (X7190B). This such pretty paper. I only used 5 inches off a 12x12 sheet of paper. I also used the following to complete my gift or treat bag. Satin Polkadot Ribbon (Z1802), Silver Shimmer Trim (Z1799), Chantiliy Assortment Glitter Gems (Z1814), Just Blooms Paper Shape Flutter (Z1463) Base and Bling Floral Accents (Z1883) medium flower, wooden clothespin from the Mini Melody Accents Collection in Ruby (Z1861), Black and Grey Sparkle Assortment (Z1754), Stampset D1529 Cricut Artiste Collection Birthday, inked with our new ink Pixie Z2644 and cut on the Cricut, I also inked all the edges with black ink Z2105. I used a tooth pick to make my little flag on the side. I also cut strips of paper and used my paper crimper to crimp it and inserted it in the bag as paper rafia. Watch the video to see how easy it is to make  this treat bag. Love it! Now head over to Katy's Blog and see what creative project she came up with her stash of ribbon. TFL!

These are the envelopes used.
Score 1 inch fold and glue flaps.
Nice and wide. Decorate!

Friday, September 5, 2014


I can remember back in High School when I used to be fit and play every sport offered to us girls back then. Wow they were not kidding when they said the pounds would creep up on you. I think I have gained at least 50 pound in 36 years. Not bad but not good either.

I have tried diets and diets. I have bought CDs on exercise, I have joined the gym.  I just can not seem to get the weight off. I am happy with my body but who doesn't want to lose the first 10 pounds.then 20 and so on.  No matter how much weight I lost someone includeing myself is always going to think I am fat.

So I have decided that the month of September is going to be my month to jump start my exercise program(lol).  I only live 4 tenths of a mile from my job and since the weather is trying to get cooler I have been walking to work. Monday was Labor Day so we were off of work. Tuesday and Wednesday I walked my little trek.....not to bad but that humidity almost did me in. Thursday and Friday I rode my bike. I was kind of scared but I made it. Up hill both ways.

I just wanted to post of picture of me on my bike so when I come back to my blog I can see myself and stay inspired. I am also running in my first minimarathon this weekend(09-06-2014). Will post photos next week. I am not looking to become a fashion model I just want to lose 10 pounds..........
WIll post pictures after the race next week. TFL!