Wednesday, January 11

A New Journey ....

Well Hello Everyone! Welcome 2017! I took a bit of a blog break after the Holidays and enjoyed some family time and some down time as well. For the first time in a LONG time I'm not on a design team. It's kind of an empty feeling if that makes sense, but also a liberating feeling. My time is mine now to do whatever I want. If a design team opportunity opens up, I'm all over it but in the meantime, it's time to focus on me ... my health especially! 
Since my Birthday in October of 2016 I embarked on a new nutrition journey. I thought, sure I'll try this one - we'll see what happens. Now, 3 months later, I'm 20 lbs, lighter, have more energy, sleep better and feel sooooo good!!! My digestive issues are resolved, my arthritis is better and I feel happier! Several of my co-workers are on this journey with me which is great and we have each other's support. This is a journey I'm beyond glad I took and will continue to take to stay healthy. It's amazing how much nutrition plays a role in our health.
Eating healthy is the best medicine for you body. You have more energy, sleep better, are more focused and perform better.
My diet is now a plant based program that detoxes my body and replenishes it with healthy nutrition. It's easy, delicious AND it works. Yes, I have an occasional adult beverage, dessert and over indulge once in awhile. Then I jump right back into the program and I'm back on track in no time.
The other benefit to my weight loss is clothes! Clothes look so much better on me now. I have more options, I have more confidence in what I look like and nothing feels better that that!! I'm trying a new clothing subscription. I have done a ton of research and thought I would give this one a try. It's called Stitch Fix. I received my first Fix this week and was pleasantly surprised!! You can try on and keep what you like in the comfort of your own home, and send back what doesn't work in a prepaid mailer - easy peasy. The clothing is unique and trendy and so comfortable. Give it a try!! Here's a referral code if you'd like to save some $$ on your first order. 
I will still be crafting - in fact I'm working on my third commissioned canvas for a friend. I'm creating cards and playing in my planner. I'm sure I'll continue with project life, just not as often. 
So thanks for listening and if you are interested in more information on either my nutrition program or on Stitch Fix, please let me know - I'll be happy to answer any questions!!
Happy 2017!!

Tuesday, December 27

Holiday Treats

Hello!! I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday. I had a lovely day with my family and ate a bit too much. Luckily I have a GREAT nutrition program so I can get right back on track!! 
I'm on the Nole Mignon Blog today with my final layout. Noel's kits are amazing and I will definitely miss working with them each week!! Here's my page.
I have close ups and info on the latest challenge over on the blog. Stop by and say hello!!!
I'm looking forward to new adventures in my crafting on 2017! 
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a fabulous New Year!! 

Friday, December 23

Holiday ATC's

Hello and Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I truly cannot believe there's only two days until Christmas. I am working today (a drawback of working in the medical field) then off for three days. Family time on Christmas Day then a chill day and then back to work. 
I wanted to do something nice for my coworkers so I decided, at the way last minute, to create some Holiday Atc's. I haven't created any in awhile and I was up for a last minute challenge. I found a cute Vintage image, added some ribbon, doilies, corrugated cardboard, sheet music, Petaloo Flowers, shimmer twine, sequins, gesso and Ranger's Occasions Small Talk Stickers and went into mass production!! Here's a look.
I included a small easel so the ATC could be easily displayed.
Here's one more close up.
I love giving special unique handmade gifts, even if it's at the LAST MINUTE! 
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you all have a wonderful and safe Holiday Season. I'll be back next Tuesday with my final layout for the Noel Mignon Design Team! 

Tuesday, December 20

A Holiday Layout with the"Oh What Fun" Classic Kit

Hey Everyone. Hope your Holiday preparations are going as well as they can!! It's such a hectic time of year so for me crafting is a great distraction. I've been keeping busy by creating Holiday cards and a few canvases for a friend to give as gifts. I also have a new layout up on the Noel Mignon Blog today using the "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit. I LOVE this photo by my talented photographer friend Heather Chick of her sweet daughter. it's a prefect fit for my layout. Here's my page. 
I have close ups and details about our challenge this week over on the Noel Mignon Blog. I'd love for you to stop by and say hello!!
Thanks for stopping by today and I wish you the Happiest Holiday Season!! 

Thursday, December 15

Holiday Cards

I've been on a Holiday Card kick lately. I like to have them on hand to give, for display and to sell if someone wants a unique handmade card for someone special. Here's a super quick card I made using Lawn Fawn's "Peace Joy Love" Paper pack. Here's my card.
I used a piece of a straw for the tree truck, added a few sequins and a star punched from glitter paper. The sentiment sticker is Tim Holtz Occasions Small Talk Stickers.
These could be easily mass produced if you needed some quick Holiday Cards for the special teachers in your life. 
I'm currently working on some commissioned canvases so I will share them shortly. 
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day! 

Tuesday, December 13

Holiday Cards with Noel Mignon's "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit

Hi Everyone. I'm up on the Noel Mignon Blog today with some Holiday Cards using the "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit. Our challenge this week is "Wrap It Up". Here's one of the four cards I created.
For more details, close ups and the rest of my cards, please stop by the Noel Mignon Blog and say Hello!! 
Thanks for stopping by and stay tuned for more craftiness coming up! 

Wednesday, December 7

"Oh What Fun" Noel Mignon Classic Kit

Hello! I'm hopping on today to share a Holiday layout I created using this month's Noel Mignon "Oh What Fun" Classic Kit. There is still one kit left so grab one while you can. 

Here's my layout.
I have lots of close ups on the Noel Mignon Blog, so please stop by a take a peek!! 
Enjoy your week and I'll see ya soon!