Friday, August 22, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
I took the afternoon off from kids, diapers, whining, and dog today :) I treated myself to an afternoon at A Fine Mess, where I painted this whimsical crazy fun painting for Kayleigh's room. I wanted the exercise of walking there (lost 1.5 pounds this week at WW, not a huge but good all chocolate considered LOL). I had all my paint stuff to drag there so I put it the kids wagon and hauled it there...I felt like a hobo :) LOL Ahhhh well I am cool enough to pull it off :) Really LOL
So here is said Masterpiece :)
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Earlier this week I posted a link to a woman’s story about how when God is doing His work in you, you often look and feel like a crazy person. Well, I tell you she’s right. I found myself walking home from the movie theater this evening in the dark balling my eyes out and making some very strange phone calls.
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In my post earlier this week I stated that I felt distant from God, and lost in my own world…well I reached out folks and let Him in…and he’s been working up a storm in my life in this one short week. He has answered my desperate prayer to help my 2 year old sleep through the night, which He did in a most unusual way. Kayleigh painted a really cool jewelry box at A Fine Mess and each night when she wakes up (and this is when she would usually go into hysterical screaming fits until I crawled into bed with her) for some strange reason she asks for her box and plays with it quietly for a few minutes and goes ba
Tonight He helped me ki
I have lost 14 pounds in 5 weeks on WW and doing so all be it in a healthy manner is drumming up some old thought patterns. I was bulimic (although past tense is questionable given the thoughts I had this week) for a very large part of my youth. After many years of battling this disease I let it go…I stopped torturing myself with dieting and food ultimatums and ate what I wanted when I wanted. There was no more bad food and good food, there was only yummy food. I learned to love myself and my body. I spent 5 plus years getting fatter and fatter but feeling happy and relieved of a burden that I carried for so long. Then I got tired of the big old pouch of a belly (more like a duffel bag) and an ass that you could serve martinis on. So I started WW. The plan works for me because it is not a diet and lets you eat the foods that I love in moderation. But I have spent many many years honing a way of thinking that is hard to let go, and as soon as I started “counting points”, recording what I ate, weighing myself daily, these old thoughts crept ba
So I watch this movie Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants about 4 very good friends, I laugh and cry….and then find myself here…walking home in the dark, all snot nosed and emotional from the battle of the chocolate earlier…and thinking about friendship…and the next thing you know….I am dialing my cell phone and crying and sobbing and asking for forgiveness, interrupting someone while they eat dinner at a restaurant.
So yes, when the Lord is working in you, you feel and act awfully strange…you sit on your porch in the dark crying and snotting on the phone. But you know what? It feels GREAT, it feels sooo GOOD. I feel 100 pounds lighter spiritually.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
I have no points left for the day....ate them all by 6:00 pm.....want to eat CHOCOLATE SO BADLY!!!!! So I am scrapping to keep my mind of food...WW weigh in tomorrow morning.
So here's the LO I did tonight, a pic taken on the imac, and I used some old Granny Kitchen stickers from SEI, found it in my stash and thought now here's an oldy but goody. I must admit my Bad Girls is showing here...I would never have mixed these elements together in the past LOL :)
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I woke up to very happy news today...I won the JULY APRON CHALLENGE at BAD GIRLS! Here a pic of my LO and the APRON that I can't wait to tie on :)
This kit rocks girls....its so challenging and artsy and has really made me grow as a SCRAP-ARTIST :)
Monday, August 11, 2008
And then this morning while surfing scrap blogs of all things I found this story....and I feel connected again.
Honestly this story is so worth the read!!
Saturday, August 9, 2008
I was really taken by the album that Keisha did (see previous post) and tried my hand at something similar......must admit I really struggled and through out a few pages :( I had a hard time just leaving the pages raw....i wanted to add lots of stuff LOL :)
Oh well :)
ok lets get those creative juices flowing I have scoured the internet for inspiration....and I challenge you to take one of these ideas and make it your own, post a link to your project here in the comments section.
GaelledeLarmor (love the painted cardboard)
Ingvild Bolme (bada)
Carol Wingert (love the tags with photos)
Danielle Flanders (Home)
Rita Weiss (Jenni Bowlin chipboard home decoration)
Rita Weiss (love the white flocked butterflies, and white chipboard)
Keisha Campbell (raw chipboard album)
Friday, August 8, 2008
this is my take on this weeks Pencil Lines Sketch (#96). I used gesso to apply brown paper bag to the CS and the gessoed over that, I drew flowers with white fab paint....oh and I applied green paint with a credit card...a little doodling and some coloring with pastal chalk.....fun :) The pics are comic book effect taken with photo booth feature on our imac :)