Happy New Year everyone,
I apologize for being MIA for so long but have been taking some time to get reorganized both myself and the family. Seems like two weeks off for the kids at Christmas just does a real number on the girls. It is so hard to get them back to routine of bed and homework etc. Plus as some of you know I have returned to weight watchers now as well. That takes a little getting use to, since the plans have all changed. But we are now into our second week of school and weight watchers and the routines are falling back into place.
So to start the New Year I have decided yet again to attempt to make card for every one's birthdays and anniversaries and those other little occasions that fall through the cracks. My exercise plan is to walk the dog for at least one to two 20 to 30 min walks a day. Good for both of us since the vet is calling him a chubby dog now, lol. (Winston did enjoy Christmas too!) I do have a gym membership too but not going to push myself to hard getting back into it cause first off this time of year it is crazy busy and don't want to hurt myself with the dog walking too. My sister and I are going to try zumba this week so that will help ease back into the gym. Who knows it might become a weekly thing. Another thing I want to do this year is more of my crafting. So getting caught up on my scrapbooks so they are up to date. And in doing so hopefully use up my supplies I have and not buying so much till I have used up what I have. And lastly enjoy my family more! Spend more quality time together, and really enjoy the time together. So one thing I am trying to do, schedules allowing is to take my girls skating every Sunday till the rinks close. We will probably do the canal too at some point too, since gotta have at least one beavertail over the winter!
But back to the whole sending out cards each month for birthdays, anniversaries and just because cards. I am happy to report that the first week of January I got my Christmas Thank You cards out. Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture so I will have to ask my Mom to take one for me and I will post later in the week. I do however have a picture of a card I did for my cousin's son's birthday. Not sure does he make him my second cousin? Anyway I used my mini monsters cricut cartridge, recollections paper, dollar store flock and glitter, plus of course my ATG gun. The way I got the flock to stick was using my xyron machine to put adhesive over the monster before I flocked. Now this picture doesn't do it proper justice cause the eyes are coated in glossy accents to make them look like goooglie eyes.
Now I don't normally post the inside of my cards. Usually cause I either haven't put anything inside or else it is too personal a message to post online. Today though I am posting the inside because I want to comment on the stamps I used for the sentiment. I have been watching MadebyMomo for awhile and she talks about papertryink stamps and how nice they are. Well I was curious about a die she used ( and I will talk about that at a later date) and saw these cute stamps and thought if Momo likes them, lol. So I ordered them and at first glance I was totally impressed with the time it took to ship plus when they did get here, ( took only a week and that was over New Years), but when I opened the box the stamps come with their own blank cd case to keep them in. I was so impressed with just that that once I stamped with them and saw how clear and beautifully they stamp I am so totally hooked! I will be buying from them again. I hope you have enjoyed and sorry for the extra long post, had a lot to catch up on, hehehe!