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Ironton, Ohio, United States
Well let's see, I'm Mom to Victoria and Mitchell, wife to Dick; I'm special to all three, who are special to me,and that makes me the Luckiest Person on Earth. Victoria is married to Andew Knipp. I love being a mother-in-law. Hope he loves his mother-in-law. I love the comfort of being home. I'm blessed with a huge craft room, and an endless desire to create. One of my favorite things in this life is meeting people. I have the gift of gab, and can talk to most anyone. God has truly blessed me.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Sugar Bowl Challenge - Talking to the Birds image by Leanne Ellis

Hi All:

I know that it has been a while since I posted anything. I did get to do The Sugar Bowl Challenge this week. My card is Talking to the Birds, a stamp by Leanne Ellis. I love her images, and really enjoy coloring them. This challenge was to use one piece only of designer paper. I guess this Lasting Impressions paper is okay to be considered designer. The card is oversized because I got a little carried away on the ovals. Then, I used my scalloped edge punch on the LI paper and the textured paper from DCWV.

I spent this morning working on a bible lesson for Community Bible Study. We are studying Genesis and it has been so interesting. Over the years of church I have studied from Genesis, but never really started at the beginning and gone clear through, chapter by chapter and verse by verse. You talk about deep. I have enjoyed it so much! There are so many life lessons in the book. God is so good! After you start studying His Word, you see how simple life is meant to be. Of course, you throw us in it and we manage to screw it up somehow. I’m just thankful He is so loving and so forgiving. Can I get an Amen!

Well, I’m off to walk the Treadmill. I want to lose 30 lb by May 30th. I have lost a little bit but haven’t been real strict on myself. So, today I weighed myself, and I’m now working toward that 30 lb weight loss. I have gained 30+ lb since 2004, and it has just gone on long enough. If I lose the 30 lb I will be down to a pretty good weight for me, although most physicians even consider me overweight there. I feel good there and that is all that matters. I have been walking the Treadmill for quite sometime, and now have myself up to a good work-out. Yesterday, I went up on the incline and I could feel that in the back of my legs this morning. I think that is a good thing. I guess I have to feel the pain to know I am losing.

Okay, I want to thank you for stopping by, and I hope you do so often. Have the best day! Happy Stamping!


Saturday, February 7, 2009

A Giant Cupcake


For several days I have tried to get this cupcake posted on my blog. The first day ran out of hours. You know what I mean, right? The next day I found out that my camera ran out of battery. Again, you know what I mean, right? Anyway, after a run to the dreaded Wal-Mart, I have a battery, and got the picture taken, and now here is the picture. The picture turned out okay. And, the cupcake turned out okay, too. If I make another there are things I will do different. Of course, as a crafter/cardmaker, the wheels never stop turning to the next idea.

I started by tracing the cupcake bottom onto close to cocoa cardstock from SU. The icing top was traced onto pink pirouette CS from SU. I cut two of each bottom & top. Ran the top through the Cuttlebug with the swirl embossing folder. I sponged the edge and the embossed areas on the icing top with cranberry crisp SU ink. Then, I dabbed glue spots on the swirl ends and sprinkled dazzling diamonds from SU on it. The ribbon is pink pirouette attached to two punch outs, with a sticker on the front that says "be mine." The cherry is traced and cut out on cranberry crisp CS. Both cupcakes were put together and laid aside. I then used the bottom of a box tutorial that I got off of SCS. Not even sure which tutorial I used. I then attached the cupcake sides to the box. I thought it would be cute for a little girl to put Valentines in. My niece would love it. The 3 x 3 cards with envelopes fit in this. I wanted to get this on here to show it off. Almost forgot to mention that I used the Classic Stripes stamp on the bottom cup of the cupcake.

This talk of cupcakes makes me want to have one. Too bad I need to lay off this fattening stuff and eat more protein and fruits & veggies. That is one of the hardest things for me to do. I love sweets. I’m getting off this subject.
I just want to thank you for stopping by, and I hope you do so often. Enjoy this wonderful weekend. Here in the Southern portion of Ohio, we are going to have a heat wave over the next few days. We need to get thawed out from all the ice and snow over the past two weeks. So, until next time, Happy Stamping!