Saturday, September 22, 2007

Chickenpox in our house

We got home from church Wednesday evening and I noticed these bumps on the back of Emmas legs. I thought it was mosquito bites as they seem to know how sweet she is. However they kept popping up in front of my eyes so I inquired further. Turns out she had these bumps all over her. The next day one had blistered. I was 99% sure it was chickenpox. Her pediatrician confirmed it. So we have been home with Benadryl and Oatmeal lotion. She had the vaccine as a baby so it isn't as virulant a case but a case nonetheless. I had to miss one day of work but I have gotten some cleaning done. Please pray for her to heal and not to miss any more school. She missed her cheerleading homecoming today and soccer and has lots of school work to catch up on.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Pound by Pound

Well I am on my second week of the weight loss competition. I lost 3.5 pounds last week. I have been doing the treadmill or walking an hour each day and doing the circuit training at least 3 times a week. Someone lost 11 lbs last week in the competition. That is incredible. I did get tied for 4th place with weight loss and got 5th place for amount of steps for last week. I have so far to go. I just hope I can keep it up. And the eating is the hardest part.

Well I am off to take a nice hot bath. Here is a layout I completed at the crop Saturday from a sketch I made.

This is using the new Scenic Route patterned papers, diecuts, and chipboard. I also used Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts chipboard letters, and Creative Imaginations rub on letters.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Working and Scrappin'

Well I went to a crop yesterday that my LSS had. It was awesome. I worked on a mini album for the picture a day challenge I had on And I did one 12 by 12 layout from a sketch challenge I posted on my LSS yahoo group. However it is too late for me to get pictures. I tried but they turned out blurry. I work tomorrow and Tuesday so will try to get to you later on this week. It feels so good to get pages done. My friend Angie went with me yesterday. She got some pages done as well.

Here is a picture from the crop I went to last weekend. It was a Cricut Swarm. I have not myself gotten bitten by the bug yet. :)

I am on the front right in the bright yellow shirt.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Went to a crop Saturday

I only got to be there for 4 hours but I completed 5 pages. I am pleased. I also started a weight loss competition today! I am very nervous about this. Or should I say nervous about not doing good at this. I really want to lose weight but it isn't easy. Please pray for me as I enter this journey. Here are some of my pages I completed.

This is Foof-a-la patterned paper and rub-ons, bazzill chipboard letters, and Kraft cardstock all from and my CM journaling pen.

I took this picture last year. I used Tinkering Ink patterned paper and diecut, Stampin Up pen, Making Memories metal signage, and Bazzill cardstock.
This is a picture of a bird on the roof of our old house. I enlarged it to 8 by 10 then exacted it's silhouette out. I used Scenic Route patterned paper and chipboard letters, Queen and Company plastic embellishment and chipboard letters, and #7 punch to make the chipboard circles into musical notes, stapler, and black ribbon unknown.

This is Emmas cheerleading picture from last year. I use Doodlebug cardstock, sticker letters, and patterned paper; Pressed Petals chipboard letter; and Creative Imaginations patterned paper. Everything but the chipboard letter came from a kit from a couple of months ago. I chalked the flowers on the one sheet of patterned paper and took Doodlebug bling and put in the centers of the flowers. Then I hand journaled with my CM pen the "you make me".

Thanks for looking!