Mojo Shift

As you can tell I haven't been stamping lately.  My mojo has shifted to my photography.  I have always had a little passion for photography, but just don't take the time to play.  I took a class on my new printer I received with my new camera last year and it sparked an interest in actions for my pictures.  I have been playing around with the actions from Topaz Labs.  They have free 30 trial, so I have been watching videos and learning how to use their actions to make my pictures better.  Here is a picture I took at my parents in December 2010 with a just a little bit of correction.  I love this one!

In addition, when I get in the photography mood, I digital scrap.  I have another layout started and I have a My Digital Studio class tonight at my house.

I hope you are taking the time for the passions in your life whatever they may be.

Many Thanks

First, let me announce the blog candy winner.............Gretel.

Gretel said...

Well I got my taxes to my accountant on time. I keep saying that I've got to get it to her earlier, but failed in that area this year. Trying to get started on organizing paperwork for next year...

Congrats, Gretel!  Please send me your snail mail address.

I wanted to show you two more beautiful cards I received from friends regarding get well wishes.  I love them!  Thanks again!
I have such talented friends, don't ya think?

Brenda Thacker

Jeanne Tomshack - Jeanne does so many types of crafts.  Her blog is full of them.


This is another project we are making this month at club.  I saw this cupcake on a card my friend, Kim made and knew I had to have the sizzlits 4-pack dies, Big Bold Cupcake.  I wish you could see the frosting sparkle.  You can see it just a little in the picture.

I wanted to use the sentiment celebrate, so I can use this card for a birthday or for someone who might be celebrating some other occasion.

Celebration!  Talking about CELEBRATION!  I am so excited, because yesterday (Wednesday) I finally made my Weight Watchers goal.  I have lost 16 pounds and hope to keep it off.  I wanted to join Weight Watchers, because I seem to gain 15 pounds and then lose it and then find it back again...over and over.....

If I stay at my goal (within two pounds) for the next six weeks, I won't have to pay for my meetings anymore. I want to keep going to the meetings to continue to be accountable for my weight.  I am hoping to keep these 15 pounds off FOREVAH!

To celebrate this milestone, I am giving away a little blog candy.  I have an extra Extreme Skateboard stamp that I used to make this card.

Here is a picture of the stamp:

How do you have a chance to win?  Just leave a comment on this post on whether or not you have made a goal this year and how are you doing on achieving that goal.  It doesn't have to be weight related.  It can be about creating, organizing, cleaning, exercising.....anything.  Good luck!

I will choose a winner on Sunday, April 10th and announce the winner on Monday, April 11th.

Get Well Wishes

I wanted to show you the get well cards I received during my foot surgery recovery.  Thanks so much for everyone who contacted me with your get well wishes.

Judy Krueger - She is thinking about starting a blog.  Don't ya think she should?

Terese Hammond

Barb Walker - The Buzz

Here is the St. Patrick's Day card Barb sent me.  She is so talented.

Tomorrow, I will show you the other club project we will be making this month.  Are you ready for a cupcake?

Just For You

I am healing so fast that I am so excited to go to the doctor tomorrow.  I am hoping he will release me to drive and to start exercising.  I won't be able to run for three months, but he said before surgery that I should be able to ride my bike.  My great friend, Tracy has loaned me a stand to put my bike inside, so I can ride any time.  My awesome hubby is going to set that up tomorrow, if the doctor gives me a thumbs up.

I was able to get back to creating in my craft room today.  It is a good thing, since I have club this Tuesday night and Friday night.  I wanted to create with the new stamp set that has not been released yet called Four Frames and the new designer series paper, Paisley Petals.  These two products will NOT be available until July 2011; however, in the month of April you can buy them just buy spending $20.00 in Stampin' Up! products.  YAY!

I love this stamp set, because it is made for the Designer Label punch.  Awesome!

I wanted to play along with Susanna this week at Paper Craft Planet's sketch challenge.  You should check it out, because you could win a prize.  Here is my card:

Materials used are stampin’ up! Unless noted
Stamps: four frames
Paper: paisley petals, tangerine tango, whisper white, river rock, old olive, 
Ink: marina mist, tangerine tango
Accessories: old olive satin ribbon, dimensionals, rhinestones, square lattice impressions folder, scallops squares duo bigz die
Punches: designer label