Saturday, October 31, 2009

1 year anniversary

It has been 1 year ago this month that I was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, and I was sitting here with my coffee reflecting on this past year.

I have always used walking as my exercise, but this past year I have increased my miles, speed and actually enjoying the time to unwind.  I have managed to keep my blood sugar levels within the limits that it should be, changed my eating habits even more, that means my husband too!  I have gone thru the "why me" stage, anger and now, not really acceptance, but my goal is to not to have to take medication. 

I hope that those of you out there that have this disease, keep up the good fight, eat healthy, exercise and keep a positive attitude.

Since I have all this time to think this morning,husband and son have left for a week to go hunting, I have a list that is overwhelming.  I found my self prioritizing it several times.  The list is so overwhelming that I don't know where to start.  I said to my self, two less people this week, less laundry, less cooking, etc., nows the chance to get started. But where do I start?  Maybe in my craft room first!!!

Is any one else out there feeling overwhelmed?  Let me know.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Seasons Cottage Decorations

Some photos of my fall decorations.

My little island.

My little display case, lights up at night.

My candy display.

This is a cut out of a trick-or-treater. It is really cute.
Here are two cards that I did for this weeks CC at Splitcoast.CC242  Basic Black, Mambo Melon, Kraft
I used paper from Carolyn Gavin from K and Co., its called green house.  Really great colors and the paper feels good.  Can paper feel good?  The acorn is from Stampin' Up oldie, Autumn Fest. The squirrel is from Paper Treys, My Puny Valentine. 

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Computer Down

It's great to be back!  The computer was not working properly and I just got it back up and running.  I have been so busy at my real job that I don't have much to share.  Maybe tomorrow I  will have something ready.
Until tomorrow.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

SU Color Challenge

Visit Stampin Up website and enjoy they many different challenges that they offer.  This is the Color Combo Challenge.  It helps you to expand your thought on what color to use together but also pushes you to try colors that you might not other wise use.
This is a stamp set from Treehouse stamps.
Papers from SU, buttons are from Papertrey Inc.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Halloween Cards

This card was stamped using Paper Trey Damask Designs and Bird and Bee Paperie.
The background was done in Eggplant Envy, Summer Sun and Basic Black by SU.
I took a baby wipe and added just a touch of Jim Holtz Distress Ink to give an aged loo

This cute ghost is from My Cute Stamps.  The "spooky" is from an unknown source, I will have to research.  I added a strip of ribbon, and the orange with black polka dots was hand stamped using Paper Treys Polka Dot Basics, and some scaps of paper.  Sorry for the blurred picture.

These are grab bags for sale on my etsy.  They are some extra papers ,embellishments that I had left from my Halloween Cards that I made.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Hello Blogging world. 

I am starting an adventure, hopefully a positive one for both of us.
I will start by saying writing is a difficult thing for me. So expression by words will be interesting.
Below is a Halloween Party hat that I will placing on my Etsy. Thanks for looking.