Wednesday, July 31, 2013

It Has Been A Long Time....

since I have posted on my blog. I have still been creating cards but not nearly as many items as I was a year ago. I was overweight (I knew it but didn't take it seriously) and during my yearly physical my doctor told me that my health was in jeopardy,  I was on high blood pressure and cholesterol meds already and now my cholesterol numbers were through the roof. She wanted me to take some pretty nasty new meds for my triglycerides. I asked for 6 months to try to get my weight down and get my cholesterol numbers better. I agreed to do it her way if I couldn't do it my way. This then consumed my way of life. I needed a total life style change, I started eating totally different (we eat out once a week now instead of fast food 4 days out of 7) and walked 4 miles everyday. The hard work paid off though, six months later when I went to have my numbers checked they were all in the normal range and I was then 53 pounds lighter. It has now been a year and I am 67 pounds lighter and in the best shape of my life. I got a clean bill of health during my yearly visit and am now off all my meds. I think I even amazed my doctor. It was not easy but it was so worth it and now I am trying to fit all the things I loved doing before (paper crafting and posting to my blog) with my new lifestyle of  cooking healthy and exercising. Thank you to all my followers that have stuck around, I really appreciate it!

For my post I created a card for this week's Going Grey with Scrap-Creations Challenge. This week is special because we have a wonderful sponsor I Brake For Stamps. They were wonderful enough to let us play with the fabulous creations of  Rick St. Dennis. The theme this challenge is Anything Goes, I chose this cute image because of our own cute bunny Bandit. I am giving this card to one of the kiddos at school that also has a bunny and I made it so she could use it as a small plaque afterward. The blue panel is the card part and after she can glue it down and hang it from some pretty pink polka dot ribbon that I will include with it. I don't know if you can tell from the pic but the middle bunny is on a wobble so it wiggles when you move the card.

Be sure to come play along with us, you could win a great prize and we would love to see what you create!

Here are some other fantastic challenges that I am entering my card in
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge # 44-Animals
CMC Copic Challenge #73-Anything Goes
Crafting By Design Challenge-Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity  Challenge #143-Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #139-Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge-Animals
Creatalicious Challenge #53-I love my pet!
Die Cuttin Divas Challenge #126-Anything Goes
Divas By Design Challenge-Favorite Colour Combination, blue and pink
Eureka Stamps Challenge #44-Anything Goes
Great Impressions July Challenge-Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge #182-Anything with ink or paint
Lady Anne's Stamp Challenge #10-Anything Goes
Lady Bug Crafts July Challenge-Use your favorite embellishment, pearls and flowers
Marianne's Design Divas Challenge-Layer It Up
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge-Best Dressed, My DP is years old and just found and opened to create this card
One Stitch At A time Challenge #174-Anything Goes
Oozak Challenge #18-Anything Goes with Texture
Paper Crafting Journey Challenge-Punches and/ or Die Cuts
Paper Playtime Challenge #15-Patterned Paper
Patty's Creations Design Challenge #72-Recipe, I used 3 flowers, 4 pearls/ 3 gems and a sentiment
Pile It On Challenge #30-Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge #12-Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge-Anything Goes
Sister Act Challenge #17-Anything Goes
Songbird Challenge-My Favorite Things, Copics, rabbits, pearls, flowers
Southern Girls Challenge #74-Animal Antics
The Cutie pie Challenge #49-Pretty in Pink
The Paper Shelter Challenge-Anything Goes
Through The Classroom Door Challenge-Anything Goes
Use It Tuesday Challenge #60-What was I thinking!?! This DP came from a 12x12 paper pack that I bought years ago and I just opened it to make this creation(found it in a misc box that hasn't been opened so long ago I forgot about it, YIKES!)

These are all fabulous challenges so be sure to stop by and play along with them. Thank for all your wonderful comments, they are very much appreciated.

Happy Crafting,