Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Mid Week Stress Relief

Woweeee! Today my workout buddies and I got measured and did the official weigh in. They weren't too excited....I SURE WAS!!!!! I have lost a total of 34 pounds so far!!! They have only started, I've been doing this since January 8th.

yeah for me! yeah for me!! yeah for me!!!

Don't unplug your ears from my squealing just yet!! I am really hoping to loose 4 by this friday, if not the next. This will bring me to a very important part of my journey. If I loose anything over 4 lbs. by Friday, I will be under 200!!!! This is a really huge deal for me. I wasn't going to share my "personal" information, but after watching Biggest Loser last night, it hit me. If someone, just one person gets inspired by my weight loss then this is worth it.

I know a lot of moms can relate to me out there. I was sooo hot in High School (full of myself huh?) Somewhere you loose yourself and get lost inside a shell that really doesn't belong to you anymore. I miss me.

I think it really hit me when my twin sister told me about running into some longtime friends. I don't think she realized it at the time, but what she said really got to me. She told them "She has moved to Texas and is a completly different person". Yes, I did settledown. I lost my blonde hair, and it is shorter ("Soccer mom do"- is what she called it). But I have also gained 100 lbs in 3 years.

Well, with each class that I finish I know I am getting closer and going to have to spend a summer in Cali and see all of my friends and family. The last time I saw my friends, I was still hot---ish. And the fact that my boys started a game of running into my butt and bouncing off of it for fun. Annnnnd singing "Momma got a big 'ol butt". I know it is all in fun but now I am so happy for my sister saying that, and to the boys for bringing my butt to my own attention....although....I couldn't miss it even if I wanted to.

I am now lifting my bottle of water to me and everyone out there that got hit in the butt (!) and woke up and smelled the scale. Here is to all of us working hard, falling down, and getting right back up there. Here is to us women who struggle with food, diet and excercise but still manage to do it when all there is for dinner is chicken nuggets and mac & cheese.

Most of all here is to my wonderful husband who pays my gym bill, paid for MY Melissa (Personal Trainer), goes grocery shopping and gets me my skinny cow ice cream, who makes chicken nuggets and mac & cheese for the boys...but also makes me a salad and my own dinner. Here is to the same man that acts soooo surprised when I told him what I weigh and said "NO Way you weigh that much" , but meant well Snort!! And here is to MY man who hugged me and said he would love me no matter how much I weigh and that butts are IN!!!!!

YIPPPEEE!! to Mr. David Hajnal and the other two Hajnal's that love Big Butts!!!!!

I know this is a long post, I just had to share my excitement. I just had to give a "shout out" to my wonderful hubby and spread some excitement and encouragement to my friends, sistahs, and anyone else out there who might be listening.

Big Hugs,


Sunday, April 26, 2009

Oh How I LOVE my Big Shot!!!

Does the month of May scream card making season to everyone else? I have a ton of Birthdays, Mothers Day, Graduation, Weddings, Teacher Appreciations...OMG!!!! OH! and NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING MONTH WOOO HOOO!! Don't fret......I have a solution!!!


I used SU! cardstock (Huge Sale coming up on paper!!), Textured Impressions Manhattan Flower and some simple stamps on both cards


Paper: Basic Grey SU! and Vellum.

Stamp: "Cherish" from Baroque Motifs, this is a very versitile set for so many occasions.

Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink

Mothers Day:

Paper: SU! Pink Pirouette

Stamp: Verve

Ink: Regal Rose

After just trimming a small portion from the vellum, add a couple of small zot dots in the corners and a couple of random places and VOILA! These can made so fast, in any color and in large quantities. Just change the sentiment to match the occasion. I have had this embossing folder for at least a month......what a waste of time. I could have solved a lot of problems a whole lot sooner.

I am in the final week of my English Lit. class this week. Get ready for MAY!!!! I have a ton of stuff planned. Start saving your pennies and making a wish list.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mmmm Coffee

I am finally starting to ink up some of the sets that I bought during my "spending spree" a month or so ago. I can't believe this is my 3rd post for the day. I though earlier about posting and setting them to go out during the week...that thought quickly passed...I had forgot what I thought....hahahaha! This is "Lets Get Together" from There She Goes. My cousin showed me a couple of sets from this company almost a year ago maybe. I finally remembered to order them and now remembering to use them.

Stamps: There She Goes "Lets Get Together".
Accessories: Basic hobby twine, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots
Original Inspiration found here.
Have an awesome week!

Butterflies are sooo pretty

I can't help from noticing all of the gorgeous cards with butterflies on them lately. I saw this card on SCS and just had to copy all of it. That's the paper I bought at the LSS this weekend.

Card size is 6x6

Stamps: SU! Baroque Motifs and Birthday Whimsy (Retired).

Paper: Unknown cardstock. Patterned paper is Basic Grey Urban Prairie.

Accessories: Filigree brad from SU! Misc. ribbon, jewels, butterfly from MS punch.

Off to go see what else I can whip up!


At least 1 thing done!

Okay, so things have been good since I have decided to slow things down a bit. Since I have decided not to stamp on the weekdays to focus on baseball and homework, I am now getting an A in English Lit. I also am watching a little bit more T.V. which puts me in the living room with the boys a bit more, thats the part I am most ashamed of. I didn't realize how much I rushed through in order to hurry up and get into my room. Once in my room, I realized that I spent most of my time just surfing and not being productive anyway. I feel much better about that.

As far as the shopping thing goes, I have only spent $2.47 at the LSS. I had to drop off a baseball thank you card and just could not pass up the paper I bought.

So, trying to stick to my "use what I have" challenge I made this card. Almost all SU! products.

Paper: SU! Walk in the Park, Basic Grey, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.

Stamps: Oval all "Best Wishes" (Occasions Mini Catalog p8) stamped and embossed with Silver EB. Leaves are from Great Friend (Occasions Mini Catalog p6) stamped with Tuxedo Black Momento Ink

Accessories: Wide Oval SU! Punch, Scallop Oval Punch (Occasions Mini Catalog p8), Butterflys are Martha Stewart B-Fly punch and Pearl accents. The pink and white flowers were punches by EK Success and brushed with Butter Cream Shimmerz.

This card was so easy to make, and duplicate!

SPECIAL!!!!!! Go to my website and check out the special free stamp offer when you purchase from the Occasions Mini Catalog. I have just about everything from this AWESOME catalog. If you want to check anything out or ask a question about it, just let me know.

Big Hugs,


Sunday, April 12, 2009


I am sooo shocked that I just whipped out 4 cards! Granted they were two designs that I was able to easily duplicate. I guess I can say I was "lucky" to have Friday off and got to get a root canal done. :-( I can usually be brave through anything, dentistry is not one of them. I took my valum like a good little girl and also begged for the strongest Nitrous that she had. With all of that and my hubby by my side, I stayed awake the whole time shaking like a leaf. Although I couldn't feel anything it still terrified me. So that was Friday.

Yesterday was our 2nd Baseball game and we didn't win. It was a long day. The boys had to be there at 3 for team pics and the game wasn't until 5. They were pretty tired. Thank goodness Nana and Papa brought Happy Meals.
Today is Easter. HAPPY EASTER TO EVERYONE!!!! Here in Texas we had some severe weather last night, so with the wet yard we hunted eggs in the house. Last night hubby and I filled little plastic eggs and hid them through the house and the boys woke up all excited this morning. Although I don't have any pics of them coloring eggs like every other year, this was still fun. It made for an awesome clean up!

With all of the excitement over and done before we celebrate my big boy turning 8...boooo hoooo..snif..snif...I was able to make a few cards. I want to make him a really good one. I haven't felt it yet. Here is what I have come up with so far. I CASED everything on this card. I just loved how simple and "boyish" it is. Here is the link to the original card.

I used the Rockabilly designer paper along with the Something Special stamp set that is available as a Level 2 Hostess gift. I also used the Large Star Punch. Just a reminder that when ordering online through my website your total purchase could qualify you in one of the Hostess Levels and allow you to get free stuff. Don't stress over it, the online ordering system will keep track of everything you qualify for and let you choose and the end of your order. I easily whipped out 2 of these cards with in about 15 minutes. SO STINKIN' EASY!!

Here is the other easy card that I whipped out today. I used the new Digistamps over at Dustin Pikes Blog on blogger. I stumbled accross a card made with one of his images on SCS and I am HOOKED!! I am stiiiiiiil waiting for my 2nd order from High Hopes Stamps (the longest shipping of any company I have EVER ordered from!, But excellent customer service) The reason I mention that is because of the adorable dragons that I ordered from High Hopes. Dustin Pike's dragons are just as cute, and so easily alterable it makes them even better!! I also ordered from his ETSY site and got my Easter files very unlike High Hopes. Go to his blog, every Wednesday he has a Freebie. Here is the birthday card I made with his dragon flying a kite. I just matted some bright patterned paper and added a sentiment in Microsoft Word and VOILA!!!

I am very excited with this card, it is so bright and cheery. I am now IN LOVE with Digistamps.

Hugs for now,


Saturday, April 4, 2009


Well, it's that time of the year again and we just got back from our very first game of the season. This year was a little different. All of the boys are either 7 or 8 and we had to come up with sponsors in order to play in the tournaments because of the fees. I offered to make the "Thank You" cards, I will come up with any excuse. The team is the Miami Hurricanes. Here is a pic of the card I made.

I also just have to share a pic of my most handsome big guy. Doesn't he look so spif-i-licious and yummy?!!! Even though it's not a pic of his face.

All of the boys played sooo good out there today and ended up winning the first game of the season. My throat hurts from screaming so loud. I am one of those parents. I cheer for everyone. I just can't understand parents who don't even yell and cheer for their own kids. I am sitting right next to them and if I can't hear them, the boys for sure can't! It gets me soooo HOT!!! I just want to get in their face and scream at them. Whew! I feel better. The boys are playing outside, it is so beautiful. I think I will scrap and watch them play.

Big Hugs!