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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!



Kathy said...

Very pretty card! Love the image you have used and the colors are so pretty!! Thanks so much for playing along in the challenge :)Kathy

Gayle said...

Hi Karen
Gorgeous card! I do adore this stamp!
Thanks for getting sticky in The Sugar Bowl!
Sugar Mama x

Tess said...

Hi Karen, Very nice card. I really like this stamp set. Glad to see you are posting again.

Lilian said...

Karen, this is a lovely card and I love the image you used. She is a cutie and you've colored her beautifully. :) Your color combo is one I have got to try ... among other color combos.
The Lord is good... thankfully very loving and patient with us (with all our screw-ups and everything) :)
Good luck with you weight loss - I know I need to lose a few pounds too. Don't work out too much... Have a safe day! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl challenge too!