Thursday, August 12, 2010


Hello Everyone-
HAPPY THURSDAY! Today, I am sharing a project using the wonderful Nature Silhouettes by Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I love this set - perfect for masculine cards and for those of you who do not have time or enjoy coloring it makes for a fast and GREAT card!

I participated in a few challenges:
Stampin' Royalty: Create your own Background Paper (I used the Worn Wallpaper technique from Technique Junkie Newsletter
Penny's Paper Crafty: Anything Goes!
Crafty Creations - Winged Things  (Eagle)
Little Red Wagon - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Treemendous!
Aud Sentiments Challenge - RELAX!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge -  Snips and Snails and Puppy Dog Tails
Frosted Designs - Celebrations

Here are the details 

Paper: Garden Green, BASIC GREY Boxer, Chocolate
Accessories: Clips by SU, Twill, 1 1/2" circle punch, sponge daubers, Brown Brads from MM, 1 3/4" circle punch, Paper Snips, Cinnamon Stickles, Dimensionals
Techniques: Worn Wallpaper

For those of you who were following my weight loss... I am BACK ON PROGRAM and will return to Wednesdays as my Weigh In day! I am on DAY TWO now and told my family last night to expect some CRABBINESS the next few days while I go through a detoxing period.

If you are looking for weight loss tips or encouragement in your weight loss, please check back here! Between October 2009 and February 2010, I lost 50 pounds! Over the past few months, I kept the majority off and have gained 7 pounds due to TOO MUCH ICE CREAM and making some bad choices. However, I am NOT defined by my weight and the ice cream I ate that is currently on my hips will not discourage me. I do have another 50 pounds I would like WILL lose.

Important note to those of you who are trying to lose weight... Just because you made a choice to eat something in the past, does not mean you need to  "just give up."" Keep pursuing your goal of losing weight. Do not think to yourself "Oh I blew it already, I might as well just go all out and eat whatever I want. I will start over tomorrow." As I was losing weight earlier this year, if I ate something "not on program", I immediately got back on program. I did not beat myself up emotionally, I just moved on, enjoyed the food, but returned my focus on my goal.

It is EVERY DAY choices that will help you achieve your goal not that one momentary lapse of judgement and eating some sort of junk. 

If you would like to JOIN ME on my weight loss journey, you do not need to do the same plan as I am... I would like to encourage you! Let me know! I will offer a small, EASY weekly challenge  for you in your weight loss efforts...

Here is this week's Weight Loss Challenge: Make a list of reasons YOU WANT to lose weight and READ this list TWICE a day. Do NOT just glance at your least (twice a day), READ IT OUT LOUD!

These are SOME of the reasons I want to lose weight... (in no particular order)
1. I want to look good
2. Better Health
3. Higher Confidence
4. I do not want food to control me
5. More energy
6. Keep up with my children
7. Be attractive/ sexy for my husband
8. Be able to participate in sports with out feeling winded

You can continue to add to your list as you think of more reasons. If you would like to e-mail me, my address is - I would LOVE to know about your weight loss journey!

All right, I need to go take a shower and get on with my day! I hope you have a WONDERFUL day...filled with MANY blessings! 

Thank you for stopping by and commenting.

Chrissy D


Courtney said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Penny's. Good Luck!


Cheryl said...

Lovely, masculine card!

I really enjoyed reading your post. I recently turned 40 and am finding it harder and harder to keep the weight off. (In fact it is creeping up on me.) You have some very good points. Thank you for sharing with us.

wendyp said...

this is gorgeous! Perfect masculine card!!!

CraftyGirl said...

Lovely card! It is perfect for a man! (I have such a hard time making masculine cards!) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!!
Barb :)

Kathy W said...

great card, I like how the images "pop"

Gemma said...

Beautiful card, great one for the men! Nice colours as well. Wish ypu lots of luck with your weight loss, reading your post I'm convinced you can do it! So all the best! Thank you for joining us atSSC this week! Gemma

craftyb said...

fabulous the scene you created and love the green/brown! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

Marianne-db said...

This is really beautiful, perfect for a man. Many lovely details :-)
Thanks for joining SSC this week.

Joanne said...

Beautiful card! I love the masculine feel to it! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Audrey said...

What a beautiful card. I love the scene you created. Thaanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to join in our new monthly drawing for blog candy.

Graphicat said...

Fabulous masculine card! I love the outdoorsy-ness of it!
Good luck on your weight loss, it's such a life long battle for so many of us!
Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular this week!

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful card, thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Vanja said...

This is just beautiful!
Thank you for joining us at CCT this week! :)

Hugs, Vanja