Saturday, June 18, 2011

Young Love - For my album that is all about me!

Paper - Something I had in my scrap room
Words - Cut with my Cricut "Cursive" Cartridge
Bling - From the local Dollar Store

We have all been there, you meet this handsome wonderful young man and wonder........

Well I was 25 years old and had never dated anyone younger than me....and I just knew that this cute army guy I had met the night before (and was presently on a date with) had to be younger than me....but how much....I finally got up the nerve to as him and he said "18"! Well I almost pee'd my pants and wanted to abandon him right there in the ride line at an amusement park....but he saw the panic in my face and started to laugh and said "No 21 really".....well it was certainly better than 18 and we have been together for almost 20 years now, so what can I say!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

A Christmas Gift (2010)

Album - Retired Acrylix Album by Close to My Heart
Paper - Magnifique Level 2 "7127B" paper pack by Close to My Heart
Ribbon - Retired Close to My Heart Ribbon
Buttons - Close to My Heart
Bling - the local dollar store

This is in my opinion (lol) a work of art I created as a Christmas gift for my brother and is fiance.  Especially considering I had just gotten out of the hospital and was well drugged (again, LOL).  It took me months to plan and collect all the pictures from their 11 years together.  I only wanted pictures of them alone, no one else in them. I collected them from friends and family!  In the end they loved it so much it was worth all the time and  work collecting the pictures.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

A New Me! With my Sister! Down 75 Pounds!

Paper - Something I had in my scap room
Numbers - Cut with my Cricut "Street Signs"

This picture of my Sister and I was taken a birthday party in April, 2011.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

A New Me! Down 66 pounds!

Paper - Silhouette by Close to My Heart

Numbers - Cut with my Cricut "Street Signs"

These pictures are taken by my kids. The shirt was give to me by my cousin and I was so impressed it fit. You can see I am still wearing old pants and they are hanging off of me. 

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

New Me!! and my kiddies!

Paper - Silhouette by Close to My Heart

These picture are of my children and myself. They have been so supportive of my weight loss journey.  They are great kids!

Monday, June 13, 2011

A New Me! Down 57 pounds!

Paper - Silhouette by Close to My Heart
Numbers - Cut with my cricut "Street Signs"

One of the books I have been working on over the last couple of years is "All about me"!!! and I have entiltled it "Who am I"? It covers my whole live, not nesicarly in yearly order, but more in emotional order.
The part I am working on right now is about getting healthy! I had two major surgeries in December 2010 and I needed to get my health in order.....I have a great husband and two great kids to stick around for.  Since I went in the hospital Mid December 2010 I have lost today 87 pounds and would love to loose another 25-30 pounds. I feel great, my health has improved 150%, my energy is high, and I am even taking a cardio bootcamp class with 3 of my good friends! Life is good.  I am doing a pictorial journal of my journey for my book all about me.....they may or may not be in the order of the weight loss, but I will do them all from day one until......who knows....

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Litter #5 - 8 days old, Litter #6 - 7 days Old

Bugsy and her 8 day old babies

Carmal and her 7 day old babies

Scuba anyone!

Paper - Silhouette by Close to My Heart
Saying - Creative Memories
Divers - Cut with my Cricut "Life's A Beach"

In about 1990 I took the courses (with my brother) to get my scuba diving certification.  It is classroom work, lost of reading homework, written exam, pool training, open water training, and open water dive exams.  These are some of my badges.

High School Graduation

Paper - a retired paper pack from Close to My Heart "Silhouette"
Flower - Purchased from

Continuing with the pages for my Personal Scrapbook, here is a simple page with my High School Graduation Picture, taken around 1997 maybe 1996, I just don't remember exactly......
Silhouette is my all time favorite paper pack! When it retired I bought many packages so I would not run out!