Sunday, December 19, 2010

Emily's Challenge, and one of my own!

Ok so Emily posted a challenge on her blog, Bombshell Ems', and this is my card. I am doing the 12 days of Christmas for my husband and today is day #6. In Emily's challenge she said to either make your own animal print (um, wow that's harder than it sounds!) or use a neon or bright color. So I went with the latter... I used a neon green top note that my cousin Lena sent me (yup Pal, I still have a stack of 'em)!

The brightness of the green doesn't really come out in the pic, dang blackberry cameras! hahah but it's pretty stinking bright. Anyways, all this challenge business from Emily got me thinking... maybe I could post a challenge in response. And maybe, just maybe, between Lena, Emily and I would could do a challenge each week!!! I hope that you are game girls!!! Anyone else who wants to join in can feel free to do so also! Anyways... my challenge is this:
Use a big and a small of the same shape. You can see what I did here... the top note is the big, and the "curly labels" pinch is the small. It's a mini top note! hahaha Anyways... you can use any shape, just make sure your card has at least one big one and one small one! Have fun!!!
Ok, I think my little guy is awake now, so I better go and get some breakfast cookin', can't wait to see your cards Lena and Emily! Have a great holiday week! Oh and one more thing before I go...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAL, YOU ARE MY VERY BESTEST FRIEND IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD! I HOPE YOUR BIRTHDAY IS GREAT!!!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Thinspiration Thursday

Well, I did weigh on Fat Tuesday<>>> I weighed this morning and I'm back to 142. It's amazing what a 4 mile walk and 10 minutes on a rowing machine can do for you.... ummm...about 2 lbs! hahahaha I feel a little better. but my BMI still reads that I'm 25.27...meaning I'm just on that cusp of being "normal" and "overweight" according to my wii. So... until I can get to "normal" I'm totally unhappy. No only did the little dude grunt at me today he says "thanks overweight" when the scale registers my weight.... JERK! If that TV wasn't so damned expensive I'd put my fist through it to ring your little neck!!!!! I wonder if I can ever make that little elf happy???? Guess all I can do is keep trying. I got invited to play volleyball at the rec center on Saturday, Maybe I'll partake....hummm.......

Good luck with your Thursday weigh ins girls!!!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

...and the Who's will all cry "boo whoooo!"

I swear the Grinch has been sabotaging my wii!!! So the batteries got low and I had to put new ones in, then I had to re-sync it to the console...then when I stepped on the stupid thing it said that I have gained weight!!!! You're a mean one, Mr. Grinch, you're a nasty wasty skunk!


So I am posting on Wednesday instead of Tuesday because I thought maybe if I weighed today I could not have to believe in what the scale said yesterday....eeerrrttt!!!! WRONG!!! It's worse today! Long story short, I've gained 3 lbs!!! 3!!!!! Yeah, that sucks!!! So I'm back to 143.... and I'm angry! On Monday I walked 3 miles and ran 1 and rode the bike for 30 minutes... yesterday i walked a mile and a half! today is another 2 hour day at the gym and I'm so discouraged that I wanna just sit at the vending machines and snack for 2 hours! Why not right?

Santy Claus why? Why are you stealing my weight loss thunder? Why?


My husband claims I could be retaining water for some reason... Lacey says I'm just gaining muscle! Sorry guys, but ppppuuuttttttttthhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!! I wanna LOSE some lbs not make excuses.... maybe I need to re-examine my diet again... I made a vegetarian chili and that is what I've been eating for the past few days.... I thought just beans and veggies with some chili powder and garlic would be good for a person, maybe I was wrong! hahahah I don't know... I'm just discouraged... I'm going to drink my coffee, eat a granola bar and ponder what I'm going to try and accomplish at the gym today. Ho-hum......

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Fat Tuesday is here again.


I was dreading the scale today... after a week of not working out and then Thanksgiving on top of that.... I was sure I had gained my 10 pounds back, and then some. I ate almost an entire pumpkin roll all by myself!!! (pumpkin bread filled with a sugary cream cheese filling and rolled in walnuts and topped with powdered sugar, oh man it's good) Plus we had taco night two nights ago and hello...SOMEONE ate 3 tacos!!!! Oh this is not going to be good.... I cautiously turn on the wii and step on.... i muted the volume so that I didn't have to hear the little oompa loompa in my wii grunt at me.... I didn't have any hot coffee in hand, and no other projectiles close by, so I didn't want to hear his remarks this morning. I wait... just like on the Biggest Loser with the scale beeping and numbers flying, to see what the scale registers as my heft today....humm....let it be good....hummm...I can deal with a couple of pounds....hummm....ppppllleeeeaaaasssseeee.......

You have lost 0.2 lbs!!!

Happy dance!!!! woot woot! Ok, so I'm still at 140, but whatever.... I'm stoked that after eating all of that crap this week, I'm not at 150!!! So I sat down here with a celebratory doughnut, and a banana.... I though, I'll eat the banana first, then the doughnut... I took a few bites of banana, and it didn't taste all that good, I guess sitting next to a maple bar, a banana sort of loses it's luster... soo I ate half... and picked up my maple bar.... I took a bite... AND....gross!!!! The doughnut is just gross.... I mean, it tastes like a regular doughnut....but it's too sweet and heavy and greasy and...and...and...I thought of all the time at the gym I'd have to take to work that off... so after one bite... I'm done with that. Yeay me! I guess... hahahahah

So today Evan has gymnastics and I'll be able to go to the gym for 45 minutes while he plays.... I'm thinking elliptical today. After an hour on the seated bike yesterday and three miles on the indoor track, I'm all walked out.... I think the music choice will be..... hummm.... Dean Martin holiday radio on Pandora.... if I can have some fun Christmas tunes, I think I could crank out 45 minutes..... oh wait! Today is Tuesday!!!! I'm going to listen to Glee radio!!! Sweet!!! They have a lot of upbeat songs that will help me through this day... I feel motivated but not overly... hahahah.... Hopefully my new friend Lacey will be there and we can get on the elipticals together! Oh course she's WAY more athletic than I am...but that helps motivate too...I guess...hahahah!! It always helps to have someone next to you going through the same battle you are! hahhaah Lacey, our battle with the elliptical....it's on! hahaha See you there!

As for everyone else... have a great, doughnut free, day! Happy Fat Tuesday!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

a day late but a pound lighter!

Ok, so I'm a day late posting here....but I did weigh on time and I am a pound lighter...again! Ha ha ha so back to 140. Someday I'll make my goal, I'm thinking this is probably not the week. Although I don't plan on overindulging tomorrow, I do have a few weaknesses that will be given into I'm sure.

This week at the gym was...well...lackluster...I spent an hour of my 2 hour cardio session chatting with Lacey (wow we. Are a lot alike! Hahah thanks for becoming a friend!!) Instead of burning calories...I did give her some eliptical pointers though...hey Lacey, I forgot one!!! Put the level on like 15, the steeper the incline the easyer it is to go backwards without feeling like ur gunna fly off the back! Hahaha And I didn't even go to the gym yesterday and I most likely won't be there today. Soooo, all these excuses...I guess I need to pull out the wii fit and get my butt in gear we'll see how that goes.

Happy turkey day to you all and may you burn more calories than you consume shopping those crazy insane black friday deals! I'll be at home by the fire thinking of how totally MAD all of that is! Hahahah enjoy!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Oh Man.....

Ok, so this week has been quite a doozie... here's the 411. I tried cutting and coloring my hair (by a professional of course) sot hat I could look cute and trendy and perhaps further motivate myself to lose more weight.... the cut is amazing... I totally love it!!! and it's way versatile... so that is a major plus! Also, it is something that I can style myself... so that is good too! hahahaha The color... I LOVED for about 2 days... then it happened!!!!!! OMG!!! I had an awful allergic reaction and have been on medication to try and get rid of the horrible things that the hair dye did to my skin! hahahah ok, so there's pluses and minuses to this situation.... I have a rash all around my hair line, on my forehead, and down the back of my neck... it itches like HELL... and that is the minus.... the plus side... my Dr. prescribed me this medication that totally wires me... so my house is spotless, my laundry is done, and my kitchen is Filled with confections! hahahah Down side... the medication has a weight gain side effect... probably because you have to take it 5 times a day and with food each time... hahaha the plus side..... I figured out the scale on my wii and the Dr.'s scare are pretty much right on.... all that being said... I have not made it to the gym because I look horrible (my hubbs says it's not that bad... and the you can hardly tell< id="SPELLING_ERROR_15" class="blsp-spelling-error">I have not wanted to go out in public at all... and thus... I have gained 2 lbs. this week... so I'm back to 142, well just under 142.... so yeah, I'm going with 2 lbs! hahahah oh well.. everyone has set backs... I have to keep pushing through... it's off to the gym now to walk the track and try not to itch my head off... wish me luck!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

It's Tuesday Again...

So I was feeling bad about myself this morning, I know that I had a bad week. My diet slipped back into what I used to eat, my weight I know has increased by at least 5 lbs. and I just didn't even want to weigh. I did though... even before I got coffee... and it wasn't all that bad. So I only gained a pound back... that's not so bad.... I can go to the gym today and work that off, I hope! hahahah I didn't even set foot in the gym last week, so I went yesterday and then I'm going to be there today, and I pretty much have to go tomorrow... so back to my 2 hour cardio sessions and then I can finish working off some of this weight. I just read Lena's blog (http://www.scrapbutterfly.blogspot.com/) for inspiration.... she is doing well and I'm proud of her... so I need to keep up!


For breakfast today I didn't make a great choice though.... I wonder if the fact that I ate a banana canceled out the fact that I ate a brownie????? NO??? Well crap. Oh well, I have more work to do, and I've stayed out of the Halloween candy for the most part, so I'm ok with that. I'll have to eat well for the rest of the day, but that's ok... I'm getting back on that proverbial bicycle that I just fell off. I may have skinned my knee, but I'm not going to let it get the best of me. By Christmas I wanna be at least 5 pounds lighter!!!! Let's see if I can get there...

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday already?

Ok, so I have a good excuse for not posting on Tuesday.... it was my birthday! hahaha but I did weigh and I didn't gain or lose anything. I'm ok with that. I got to go shopping and i bought pants that are 2 sizes smaller!!!! And I don't even have to suck my gut in to zip them! I'm so excited! I did go the the gym on Tuesday, although all I did was walk 2 miles... and that's it for the gym this week, guess I'm slackin. Maybe I'll dust off the wii and so a little step aerobics.... we shall see.... I'm more interested in Christmas shopping, that burns lots of calories right????

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tuesday already?


Well, I woke up, came downstairs, had a cup of coffee, and then it hit me..... gosh, it's Tuesday! I immediately stopped drinking my coffee and got out the scale... after all, I can't have all of that heavy liquid in my belly then it's time to weigh. So i turned on the stupid thing cursing myself for not doing more this week. It's been a rough week, but that's always an excuse. Evan has been sick all week, I had company over, and well, I've been feeling crummy. All of those adding up in my brain, I'm sure I haven't done so hot this week. Oh well, here's the moment of truth.... YEAY!!!!! i finally passed that 10 lb mark!!!! I'm 139! woot woot!!!! I'm happy, not happy enough to pull up my socks and go to the gym, but happy! hahahaha So I hop on over to Lena's blog: http://www.scrapbutterfly.com/ and got a little progress tracker for my sidebar. She is the most resourceful Internet person ever! Lena can find ANYTHING on the Internet! She's amazing! Anyways, she found a site where you can get these cute little progress trackers for your blog, so I selected one that I thought looked like me (wink wink) and got the html code, and there it is! Yeay! Thanks Pal! OK, well we have to go to Costco for groceries and then I think it's home again after that. I have a tun of work to do with cakes this week and then a craft bazaar on Saturday. See ya all soon! Thanks for checking in!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Seriously Fat Tuesday....

So, I get up to weigh this morning, thinking I'm good, I've got this... I get on the wii scale, and that little ass groans. This is not going to be a good morning... the wii measures my balance and I'm all good there, then it tells me my weight.... I wanted to cry.... 143.... so I gained... I thought that can't be rite... so i went in and used the restroom, and came back.... thought light and airy thoughts, and it said i weighed 142.5, so I'm goin' with that. I gained a pound an a half. I'm sad, I'm frustrated, and I want to go eat something horrible for me..... well actually I don't. My mom made these cinnamon coffee cake muffins and sent some home with me, I ate a half of one and though, what the heck am I doing???? I want to create a calorie deficit, not eat worse stuff... so half way through this decedent yummy concoction, i put it down, I'm going to go have toast and fruit. That will serve me better. I need to work hard this week to get rid of this 2.5 lbs... everyone always has some hump that they just can't get over....mine is 140 I guess.


Gosh, what an awful way to start my day, I'm depressed... find me an elliptical girls and put on lady gaga or something, I'm going to burn some major calories today!!!!


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Cake, cake and more cake!

OK, so I have quite a few cakes commin' up... here's the first. This Toy Story cake was made for a little boy who was turning 6 today. Obviously, he loves Toy Story 3, so that's where I went with this cake. Here's all the pics:

The entire box is made from cake and then covered in fondant. The packing material is air popped popcorn! ha ha I used an airbrush to distress the box so that it looked beaten up and old, I hope that translates in the pictures.

OK, well it's off to watch the SF Giants win, I'll be back for Fat Tuesday and keep checking back for more cakes soon!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

It's not Tuesday anymore......



I know, I know, I know, It's not Tuesday anymore.... but I did weigh, and I was so depressed that I never made it a priority to post. So, here's my results... I gained weight... yeah... so I'm back to 143... not what I wanted to do... but I didn't work out a whole bunch either. I know that I need to create a calorie deficit to lose weight, but I just haven't gotten there yet.

I spoke with my friend Christina, who is a raw foods chef... no really... raw foods chef./... and she's amazing!!!

She gave me some great pointers to get some fat out of my diet and not feel like I'm depriving myself. She told me of the evils of meat and dairy, although I don't think I could every fully give up either, but I will be cutting WAY back!!! I already have... I've cut a lot of dairy out, and I only have meat once or twice a week, and it's way less of a portion than I used to have, and you know what.... I FEEL BETTER. She also convinced my to buy almond milk...seriously, I was like rolling my eyes, to put in my coffee instead of that creamer that is full of chemicals and sugar and palm oil. Can I tell you how awesome the dark chocolate almond milk crap is???? I put it in my cup of morning coffee and it tastes like I'm having a mocha! I can't wait to try it in some other things.... amazing. Anyways, she taught me how to make raw brownies (I swear, you'll NEVER know the difference, swear) and eat massive amounts of guacamole, made fresh, no powdered mixes here, and i"m loving life... I feel sooo much better, I can work out stronger, and I can breathe easier.... she's my new hero! Thanks a bunch Christina. You can visit her blog here. Raw Chef Christina.

Can you believe that this pecan pie is raw!?!?!?! Seriously, Christina made one for me (and my mom) for Thanksgiving last year and it was stinking great! A raw pie, really, it's AMAZING!!!



Then, I was at the gym yesterday and spoke to a girl who's daughter is in my son's gymnastics class, she said she works at a weight loss clinic and is around this stuff all day. I told her about my plight and she was astounded that I weigh 143..."My guess would be 130, 132, no more than that." I nearly hugged the girl right then and there!!! She said don't worry about the numbers, like I haven't hared that before, but worry about doing SOMETHING active for 30 minutes twice a day.... that got my wheels a turning.... I'm loving this fall weather... so I think that no matter what... I'm going to make time to take a walk... nothing forever long, but for at least 30 minutes... then maybe I can make sure Evan goes outside and he can ride his bike or we can play soccer or something else for another 30 minutes at some point.... I wonder if shopping counts as being active.... hummm??? ha ha ha

OK, so that's where i"m at this week... learned some stuff, met some new people, gained 2 lbs, but I think I'm going to be OK. Stay tuned for next week when I report back on my new diet and way of life. Ta ta for now!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Fat Tuesday, yeay!

Ok, so here's the deal... I was dreading weighing this morning; I've been sick all week. eating like crap and sitting on the couch doing a whole lotta nada. So, I sloughed downstairs, poured myself a cup of coffee, and had a Mexican stare down with my wii... I never knew that inanimate objects were so good at staring contests, but it did win despite my valiant efforts, and i turned it on, no going back now... I stepped on the scale and the little man inside the wii said "oh." That little jerk almost got hot coffee in the face... if I could have found him.... ha ha ha

So after all of that you can guess my astonishment when the little progress line stopped moving UNDER my old one... yeah, that little progress tracker stopped, my heart lept and i actually smiled.... "no way," I actually said out loud, "please, just let it be at least a pound, I'd be stoked with losing a pound this week, I don't deserve it, but I'll take it!" I clicked the little button that says weight and......

- 2.2 lbs!!!

Hummm baby..... I'm down 9 pounds from when I started! 9! I'm so excited... I think I actually feel better... I think I actually may go to the gym today.... then I'm going to costco! I need food! hahahah ok so I plan on a cart full of veggies and fruit, but wooohooo!!! I'm doing cartwheels on the inside. And as for that little grunting man in my wii.... pppphhhhtttttt..... that's my tongue, spraying spit all over you. Stop grunting when I get on the scale, or i'll be forced to beat you!

Happy ending (or beginning, I haven't decided yet) to my week. I'll see ya'll again soon!

Monday, October 4, 2010

I've got a golden ticket...

Come on, sing it with me... ohhh I've got a golden tickeeeettttt..... hahah ok, so I was never a member of Glee club (although a HUGE fan of the show). But, here is one of the 30 birthday invitations that I made this weekend:

The candy bars are huge and wrapped in a custom printed paper wrapper. The golden tickets are worded just like the ones from the movie (Gene Wilder version of course) and printed on metallic gold cardstock that I found at Michael's. I totally LOVE the outcome of these... as a kid, I would have totally hugged the person who invited me to their party by way of candy bar! ha ha ha

Ok, I'm still not feeling well, totally didn't go to the gym today, and I'm being a luff sitting on my couch watching HLN... Will I ever be well??? I'm going to make some hot tea and hope that helps my throat feel any better, wish me luck!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Wednesday? Really?

Ok, so Fat Tuesday has come and gone, and I totally didn't even realize it! ha ha ha Go figure. So my post is a day late, oh well, so's life. Yesterday I came down with a head cold that made me feel like I got hit in the head with a freight train!!! I'm currently laying in bed with one econo sized box of tissue nearly empty and a red nose that would make Rudolph jealous. Being sick sucks... well, it blows....it's nose...through a costco sized case of tissue, only to realize it needs more...

So I ended up weighing this morning. It paid off though.... I weigh 143.5!!!! Yup, that's a total of 6.5 lbs that I have lost so far. Now, mind you, I'm sure 3.5 lbs of that was probably snot over the past few days, but oh well, I'll take it.... Weight loss, is weight loss. Let's re-cap how I got there... shall we?

Last weekend I was doing wedding coordinating... so Friday was rehearsal, not to mention I had to make 2 wedding cakes (well one was a cupcake tower) and help decorate the church, as well as help the pastor run through the ceremony a few times. Then Saturday was the big day.... I walked over 11 miles that day.... seriously... between setting up cakes, taking the wedding dress to the bride at 8 am, photography sessions, decorating the hotel ballroom for the reception, and making sure everything went off without a hitch... I booked a tun of walking that day, with no time to eat... I had 3 small... let me tell you SMALL, meals that day and drank only water. So I think I burned way more than I consumed for once in my life.

Sunday I was soooo stinking sore that I could not even move, so we won't even go there.... and I sooo cheated and had a mini drumstick ice cream for dessert, but after all the work I did, I swear I deserved it! Promise. ha ha ha

Monday I took my son to pre-school, which is conveniently located at the gym.... hummm..... aw walked 3 miles, then logged 30 minutes on the seated bicycle.... now... I wasn't pushing it, I was still so sore from Saturday, that I decided that was enough, so I waited at the gym for 40 minutes for his class to get out. A waste of time? maybe, but perhaps just BEING at the gym burns calories? Maybe? Please? awwww damn..... I guess not... hahahah Hey, a girl can dream right????

So all day yesterday I was sick as a dog, and my sweet hubby took our son on his field trip for school today. They went to the fire station, which should have been fun because my 4 year old happens to call all fire fighters "hose draggers." Hummm... wonder where he picked that up at? hahahah I really hate being sick, that would have been funny to see.... "Class, everyone say hi to the firefighters." "Hi hose draggers!!" "Oh, kids say the darnedest things! ha ha ha"

Now, I'm going to bed (well I'm already in bed, but maybe a nap would be good).... Maybe I can get back to it tomorrow... If I feel better, if not.... I'll see you all again on Tuesday... seriously... Tuesday! hahahaha

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

The sweet smell of the ballpark!

I am posting this card for 365 challenge, it has been a long while since I have posted for them, but when I checked in this morning... they had a challenge I just couldn't resist. It is to use a sweet smell to inspire your card. well to me... the sweet smell of the ballpark is always alluring. So here it is... take me out to the ball game, postseason starts October 6Th and I'm sooo excited!!! Go Giants!!!

P.S. I need to thank Emily for the awesome idea for this card! Thanks so much Em for your creativeness! She made the original card that I CASED for the idea... you can check it at her blog, by clicking here. Sorry I didn't post this part earlier. I'm an awful person today. It'll never happen again Emily, I humbly appologize.

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Fat Tuesday, week 2!

Ugh! That's what I have to say. This week has been super challenging. First I was told I had shingles and given medication that I had to take, with food, 5 times a day.... now I know that it is a good thing to eat 5 times a day, but that is a seriously hard thing to do when the medication makes you wanna ralph!!!! So I went back for a second opinion yesterday. To my relief, I was told that I have a pulled muscle in my shoulder/back and it is pinching nerves against my therasic (I don't know how to properly spell that one!) vertebrae. Not a good thing, very painful, but WAYYYYY better than the alternatives. So I was given some Motrin and sent home to rest. ALSO not a good thing since cake orders have been pouring in! That is exciting, but daunting considering this weekend is the wedding that I have been coordinating also. I guess I'll be getting my work outs rolling and kneading fondant! Yeay me! hahahah
This pic is of me helping my son blow out his candles on his cupcake tower last week. Check out those arms... eewww... I seriously need to get to the gym! I have "flags" and I'm not even 30 yet!!!!! Gross!

So, lets get down to the nitty gritty. I started off the week well, eating healthier stuff, making better choices, working out.... but it all crumbled when we went to McDonald's, and that, my friends, is a weakness for me.... hot salty fries, sweet tea that is oozing with sugar.... yummm... I think I'm drooling on my keyboard here....mmmmm.... oh wait, snap to it... where was I? oh yeah... drive thru, so I tried to stay tame and got a 6 piece nugget.... ate a few of my sons fries, and surrendered a nugget to my hubbs...I didn't even finish my sweet tea.... now that's self control. Despite that... the Dr.'s scale said that I weighed 147!!!! Yeay!!! that's 3 lbs from last week!! Maybe McDonald's isn't so bad after all.... well... I'm just trying to brainwash myself... let me live in my fantasy world OK??? geeeze!


So, my goal this week is to not eat too many of the cupcakes that I'm making this weekend, and to try and shed a pound, or 3, more.... With my pulled muscle it is going to be hard to work out... however, after the wedding and maybe a few times before, I plan on taking a walk or something, even if it is just around the block, anything and everything helps.


Wish me luck this weekend, I'm going to need it!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fat Tuesdays!

But it's not Tuesday........!!!!!!!!!

OK, so my bestest Pal in the whole entire world is posting a THINspiration Thursday blog each week to help her get healthy and lose some lbs.! I'm so excited for her, and I'm so inspired by her, that I want to copy her. I did make sure it was OK with her first, I didn't want to steal her thunder or anything. Anyways... check out her postings at
http://www.scrapbutterfly.blogspot.com/. So I am going to start mine as Fat Tuesdays! I hope that someday soon it can be skinny Tuesdays, but I digress...



Here's the dreaded pic of me....

Seriously... check out that double chin and muffin top!!!!!!! this pic was taken a few months ago, but it just rings more true today. I am starting my journey at 150 lbs. Some may think, oh that's not so bad.... but I'm only 5'3" tall, and that's on a good day (like when I'm wearing heels!! hahahaha) !!

OK, so a little background, I make cakes, cookies, sweets, sugar.... ALL DAY LONG!!!! I own a bakery, and it's sooooooo hard to lose weight when you are surrounded by good stuff like that all day long. I do try to live a life in moderation... one taste to make sure it passes QC (quality control) then that's it. But lately, I have been trying to leave that job for my husband. That requires an insane mount of trust on my part, that everything is at it's totally best, so I still QC sometimes!

When I met my husband I weighed 100 lbs.... yes, admittedly, that is an unhealthy weight. But when I got pregnant with our only child, I weighed 120, so I'd like to get back to pre-pregnancy weight. That's my goal!

No fad dieting here, just more exercise, less junk, and a healthier lifestyle. I love to cook, so I find myself making huge meals and proportions that could make restaurants want to split plates! That's just not good. So I need to work on proportion sizes and I think I could get rid of that 30 lbs. I'm going to post each week to make myself accountable, and to help motivate and inspire my Pal Lena! I love her with all my heart and I hope that reading my blog each week can help her in her struggle to become a healthier person! Best of Luck Lena... I'm right here with you!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Wedding invitations!!!

Ok, so I haven't been keeping up with 365 cards, but I have a great excuse; 200 wedding invitations!!! Here's a sample! Hope you all love them! See ya soon...
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Thursday, July 22, 2010

Digis and cake, its a beautiful thing!

So I used a new Ward digi and a top note to embellish this cute little cake!!! Life is good sometimes... This got my wheels turning, I think I'm going to cross these two worlds more! Stamps and cake... I see lots of fun things coming out of this!!! Hope you are inspired!!! I want to see your baking creations that include stamps somehow! Get baking!!!
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Sunday, July 11, 2010

A musical cake!

I made this little music note cake for charity. Its called "Angel cakes charity" and we make and deliver cakes to hospice patients, vets that reside in the VA hospital, foster children, kids at the ronald mcdonald house, and the like. You can visit their site at www.angelcakescharity.org. Anyways, this is for a lady in a rest home who loves music! - hope she loves her cake!!!
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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tiki cake

Ok, ok, ok, I know I haven't been around for a while, but I swear I'm gunna make a comeback! Someday soon! Ha ha ha! Here's my latest cake... Cards will follow soon... Very soon.
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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Baby Shower cake!

I know that I haven't been around for a while, lots going on in my world... But here's a cake that I did today! Baby shower season is upon us... I'll be back soon! Thanks for checking in!

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Monday, May 17, 2010

Money, money, money, money..... money!

'Come on, sing it, you know you wanna..... I'll wait.... sing.... OK, now that we got THAT outta our systems (it will be stuck in you head all day now... ha ha ha!) I think we can move on. The challenge today was to make a card that has something to do with money! SWEET!!!! I found this quote online and thought that it would be PERFECT for the challenge..... My Pal sent me a bunch of fun stuff, and in that was this digi of these cute little girls shopping.... so I decided to use that.... thanks Pal! I finished it off with some silver and gold brads (wish those were real!) and called it a day. I played with putting ribbons and bows and flowers and such on this card.... I know.... gasp...Jammie made a card without a ribbon on it!!!!! But nothing seemed to fit just right... I think simple was the way to go with this, monochromatic, and let the words speak for themselves..... My sister LOVES to shop... so I think this card may go to her.... hahahahaha

OK, now onto the IMPORTANT STUFF!!!!!!! I GOT TOP TRIO!!!!!!!! Oh yeaa! Oh, yeah! Yeay me! Happy Dance! Woot, Woot! hahahahha I'm doing cartwheels (on the inside). What fun....? I made top trio for my 1920's Mickey Mouse (Steamboat Willie) card!!!!! See, thinking outside of the norm (usually just called being a bit strange) is what I do best! hahahahaha

Well, not that that is outta MY system... it's house cleaning day, and I better get to it! See y'all later!

P.S. I got top trio.... wooooohoooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!! hahahaha (Ok, I'm done now.... honest!!!!!)

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Sunday, May 16, 2010

A happy birthday sketch!

Sorry the pic is a bit blurry, but I haven't had my coffee yet either, so my eyes are just a bit blurry too! hahahaha I LOVE this sketch! I could make 100 cards using it!!!! I also LOVE this little dragon! He's so stinking cute!!!!! You can't see here, but his legs are on pop dots so that they hang out!!! hahahahaha he's got a candle in one hand and a balloon in the other, and let me tell you how hard her was to cut out with no coffee in my system... wowie!!!!! What a fun card... I think this one may go to my Goddaughter, she'd LOVE him too! ha ha ha Ok... need to go hit the brew button on my morning! Read the paper, then it's off to Michael's for some cake supplies.... have a HUGE Star Wars (yuck) cake to do this week.... I'll post pics of it... here and on my business site... check that out too at www.sweet-sentiment.com. See y'all tomorrow!

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Saturday, May 15, 2010

Criss cross applesauce, yeay Dad!!!

I finally get to use this Digi that I've been dying to use!!!yeay!!!!! So this is a Ward Digi, which I have the honor of being on their DT, although I've been slacking!!!!!! Booo!!!! Anyways, you can see all of the Ward Digis by clicking on the logo in my sidebar here.

The Criss Cross is the top note paper in the background. Fun, bright, summer colors. The little sentiment tab on the side says "I'll always be Daddys' 'lil girl." What a great card for Father's day. Hop on over to get this MUST HAVE DIGI NOW!!!! Now... really, I'll wait..... la..... la....la.....la....la.....la.....laa..... OK, got it? Good! ha ha ha Don't you feel better now?!?!?

Well it is night night time, and I'm totally beat! So I bid the all farewell, and I'll see ya all next week! Good Night......... ZZZzzzzzz.......

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It needs something

Allrighty.... I'm catching up on this weeks' 365 card challenges...yeay me!!! So I'm going to make all the ones that I missed....

My week has been hectic and crazy and next week is going to be 4 times worse!!!!!!! I saw this challenge the day it posted.... thought about it.... came up blank...and never went back to it, until now.... So, the challenge was "it needs something" as in this stamp would be cute if it had..... (fill in the blank). I finally came up with using Tess here...she needs something in her hand....and what's funner than a gift??? ha ha ha So I made this tiny little gable box! it's filled with chocolate covered espresso beans! Yum!!!! I wonder who I can send it to......

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Tri-color

First things first, I see I have a new follower!!!!!Yeay!!!! Welcome Janice, and thanks for becoming a follower of Sweet Sentiment! Yeay!!!! Happy Dance! ha ha ha OK, on to the cards......

So this one was that we could only use 3 colors!!!! Seriously..... that's it, and not even different shades... so I used black, white and teal to be safe.... because black and white were the exception to the rule... and i used teal card stock, teal embossing powder and teal colored pencils, they are all the same shade, but sorta come off different do to the mediums..... so.... black and white be damned.... tri-colored it still is! hahahahah NEXT!!!

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4 buttons and 4 bows

So, turn you head sideways since I took this with my blackberry and I can't rotate the pics on here.... you're just gunna have to bear with me! It's also super hard to see the embossing on here, but it is embossed with a sizzix folder that says "Happy Birthday" all over it in different fonts. Ho hum... Wish this pic would have come out clearer, it really is a cool card, in person.

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Card recipe day

Card recipes are hard for me. I never can seem to get the "ingredients" to go together well. Thank God I don't have that problem in life, or no one would shop at my bakery! ha ha ha But people rave about my cakes and goodies, so my problem must apply only to cards...wshew!!!! OK, so the card is the right size, thanks to pre-fab cards in a package!!! hahaha love buying those 100 kagillion pre-cut, pre-creased cards! ha ha ha Awesome! the 2 patterned papers are the green strip and the stripped strip, coincidentally they are also the "stripes" requirement since they are both printed with stripe patterns. The ribbon is pretty obvious here since it's NEON!!!!! ha ha ha and the stamped image and sentiment are front and center.... so I think it's all there! Woot woot!!!!

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Monday, May 10, 2010


Blog Candy Alert
To celebrate the launch of Spesch Designer Stamps website they are offering a blog candy.
It is very simple to enter.
All you need to do is post this candy on your blog and leave a link in Mr Linky of that post on their site. They will draw a winner on the 15th of May.


What is in the candy:
- Spesch Stamps Bonnie Clear Stamp
- Spesch stamps up coming release clear stamps x 2 (not telling what they are).
- Mad for Markers Neenah Solar white small pack of 25
- 3x Copic markers - E000, E00, E21 (the colours I use for skin colouring).
- Memento ink pad (forgot to put in picture)
- 3 x Imaginisce clear stamps
- Delish 6x6 paper pack
- Pink Paislee 365degrees 6x6 paper pack
- 1 metre of lace
- 4x bunches of gardenia's
- 7x bunches of cherry blossoms
- Pearl pin pack.
- Bella pearls
- Bella ribbon slides
- Nellie Snellen leaf punch

Avatar for a friend.

My friend, Naomi, wanted and Avatar-esk cake for her birthday last week. Well, ask and you shall receive! ha ha ha! I marbled the fondant with the colors from the movie, and then used shimmery ribbons to match. I also used luster dust and some rubber stamps to make swirls and flowers all over the cake in iridescent edible glitter. I think it turned out great. I tried to mimic the lights on the females' face with the little dots all over the cake, but I'm not so sure that came across well. Then I added the pic of the male and voila, Avatar-esk cake! hahahaha Maybe, perhaps, possibly I should have actually watched the movie before committing to the cake. Just a thought...

Strawberry Lemon cupcakes! Yum!!!

These are Lemon cupcakes with fresh, sliced strawberries and lemon zest on them. Talk about yum-o!!! I just made them (like a week or so ago) because I was wishing for summer, and they seemed like a summer flavor to me! Plus, I was experimenting with my lemon cake recipe.



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Hunters' cake

This is a super duper chocolate cake that I made for my cousin for his birthday today! He is way into hunting and outdoors, so of course I made him a cake with that theme. It's hard to photograph, especially since I'm taking pics with my blackberry, but hey, I tried. anyways, the raccoon is ransacking the tent, and the campfire is birthday candles, the "rocks" are actually chocolates, and all the other animals are just sorta milling around! ha ha ha

Ok I muse finish my chores, and i have a few other posts I'm going to put up here today! See ya soon!

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1920's

Ok, so while most of you seem to be thinking Coco, flappers, and beads.... I'm thinking...... Steamboat willie!!!!!! Yeah!!!! 1920 is when Walt Disney came up with Steamboat Willie later known as Mickey Mouse..... call it a generation gap, but I just didn't think of flappers when I thought of 1920! hahahahah ok, ok, ok... I did a little.... but I didn't want to make a card that looks like everyone elses' card (even though yours is super awesome Gloria). So here's Willie:

I had to putt out the modern Mickey mouse plush to hold my card for the photo.... it was a must! ha ha ha Anyways, the comic strip in the background of the card is storyboard I found online from the Steamboat Willie cartoon, and behind the sentiment I watermarked the 1920's image of Steamboat Willie himself! It's kinda hard to see in the pic, but look really closely and you can make him out. I just thought that the sentiment was funny.... it is on red card stock and lifted up on pop dots (man I love those things!!!). Then I topped it off with a big red satin ribbon, because what's a card without the ribbon? ha ha ha

Ok, I have a birthday cake to make.... I better get with it.... I'll post a pic of that later. Have a great day ladies!!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Mother's super sketchy sunday!

The difference between a normal SSS and Mother's Day SSS is this;

Moms get (lots) more artistic liberty today!

Case in point... My sketch! Ha ha ha Check it out!


So, the kids and the Coach represent the 3 triangles on the sketch, there's the artistic liberties I was talking about, and then the little soccer digi is the circle, and the sentiment is the rectangle. Really, other than the triangles, i followed this sketch pretty exact! I don't know, maybe it was the cake and coffee that I had for breakfast, too much sugar, and we all know how "special" coffee can be! ha ha ha anyways, here's the inside of the card too:


Yup, Evan actually, really, totally played in his soccer game yesterday, it was a good Mother's Day gift! Until yesterday he would not go in to play during a game if you bribed him with ANYTHING! hahahah and we all know how good mom's are at bribing kids to do stuff!! wink wink! But yesterday he played a while quarter, now maybe next game he'll actually kick the ball or something! ha ha ha Here's hoping.


To all of you mommies out there, have a wonderful day! I hope it's bright and sunny, and I hope that you don't have to do the dishes at all today!!!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Trees and Twine and Triangles too!

Ok, this one is totally top trio worthy, right??? Hahaha I wasn't too sure about it while I was making it, but the more I put on it, the more I liked it! Ok off to Evan's soccer game!!!
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Friday, May 7, 2010

PIF

♥♥Pay It Forward for Creative People♥♥
I hereby promise to send something handmade to the first 5 people who leave a comment that they want to participate in the PIF challenge. In turn, they promise to post this and send something they made to the first 5 posters on their blog.
I promise that your items will be received before the end of June 2010.
If you want to join the fun then just let me know in your comment :)

Tripple A

Alpha stickers, Arc, and Anniversary, those are the 3 A's for today. Ok, so maybe this card isn't top trio worthy, but I still kinda like how it came out! Ho hum... Off to something else. Ta ta for now! P.S. sorry that the alpha stickers didn't turn out in the pic.... lighting is bad, and I'm using my blackberry, it says "love" obviously. ha ha ha
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Lovely leafy lace

This was a hard card for me since I'm not a lacey, lovely, leaf-y sort of girl... But if you want top trio, you have to step out of your comfort zone every once in a while! Ha ha ha! So there it is... I love the stamped lace at the bottom!!!! That's about as close to lace as this girl gets! Ha ha ha! See y'all later!
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White, white space, & wings

I think I worked my way through that list. The white and white space are quite evident, and there's a few pairs of wings here! Ha ha ha. So that's my latest attempt at top trio! Wish me luck!
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The 3 C's, and a new outlook

OK, so here's my new outlook....I'M NOT GOING TO STOP UNTIL I GET A CARD IN THE TOP TRIO AT 365 CARDS!!!!!! I know, ambitious huh? But I swear I've made some cool cards that people said should have been in the top trio for 365 cards, but I just can't seem to get one there... so... I'm making it my mission!

Here's my first attempt. The card challenge from 365 today is to include the 3 C's, circle, cream color, and cross stitch. I got it!! The circles are the brads at the top of the black paper, the cream color is obviously the card stock, and (Yes Rose I did go old school here) the cross stitch is the sentiment. I know that I always complain about not being able to do some of the things that Pam challenges us to do (i.e. whip stitching!!!!) but I can cross stitch! I made this one especially for this challenge... just sat down, found a scrap and some threads, and voila! A cross stitch sentiment (bows) yes, yes, I know, thank you, thank you! hahahaha (pats self on back) I just wanted to go clean and simple here so that the recipient could enjoy the cross stitch and not a bunch of embellishments to get in the way. I hope you like it! Have a great day.... now it's off to register my little guy for preschool! Yeay!

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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Save-the-Date for me!

Ok, so the rebel in me is back! ha ha ha This "Save-the-Date" "CARD" isn't a card at all, it's a box!! Sorry about the sideways picture, but hey, I'm having a super hard time getting it to link up. So tilt your head to the side and enjoy! hahahaha Inside is 2 tea bags, 2 sugar packs, and 2 honey packs!

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Front, Back, and In-between!!!


As the title suggests, the challenge was to decorate your card, front back, and inside.... so here's mine!!!
It's hard to see in the picture, but next to the little fairy on the back it says "Hand Stamped By Jammie." Ok, I have to figure out why one of my cards isn't posting.... be back later!

Sketch 56

SSS is here again! So here's my take on the sketch! A little wild, but I think I like it! Hahaha maybe it's the coffee! Wink, wink!
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Pins and Needles

Ok, so I can't stitch! My ribbon on bottom proves that, but it was the challenge! Hahahaha and the pins are plastic so no one gets hurt, mainly me! Hahahaha off to do another!
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Alpha sticker, stamp, and red, oh my!

Day 51 brings another trio or random items, alpha sticker (the cheers and congrats stickers are alphas), stamp (that's my lil bear there), and the color Red (the clips in his hands). This card also fits the sketch for Instyle Stamps! Woot woot! I think I got 'er done! Next!
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A card of many items

Ok, as the title suggests, here's my card of many random items! That ribbon is older than a year, by far!!! The brown corduroy brads were a gift from my Pal. And I totally forgot that I had this sheet of paper from about 6 years ago (or more) that had a bunch of die cuts on it, that's the Butterfly, I used another Butterfly from it on the inside of the card too!
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Just Chillin' with my Gnomies

Ok, it's Saturday, and that means a themed challenge at KKS, this week's theme??????? A SHAPED CARD!!! Gasp! Oh the horror! I SUCK ...