Wednesday, January 27, 2016

i am so making this!!!!


DIY MARDI GRAS BEAD MOSAIC TRAYI love this project - make it using mardi gras beads and a tray from the dollar store!Great project by Aunt Peaches, for iLoveToCreate.

Posted by Dollar Store Crafts on Monday, 25 January 2016


Monday, January 18, 2016

16 weeks

So, I started a pilot program through my health insurance provider for ppl @ risk of diabetes (I had gestational diabetes in 1986-1987 & am overweight now). It involves a wireless scale that transmits my weight directly via cell signal (so no lying there!) and a phone app to track all my activity, food, etc. How long will this last, you wonder? 16 weeks. So far I have lost 3.6 pounds..I think I can put up with this. It is arranged in a group of 2 dozen ppl one 1 health coach. We are all linked via a chat room/forum board for discussions, support, exchanges, etc. There is no cost for the wireless scale or phone app so the only thing I have to lose is... you guessed it...weight. This is why I signed up for it...that and the fact that I really do not want to end up with diabetes.

Today is a holiday for the BF...we are going to the gym & then goofing off he rest of today. I do have some art-related items to catch up and a few pen pals to write, but that is not really work for me :-) Even though some of the art-related items are for my job @ Michael's I just can't seem to think of that as a "job". And, really, that is how a job should be. If you have to force yourself to get up & go and you are miserable while you are there FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO!

Monday, January 04, 2016

my Word for the year

is Create... I have taken up the challenge of Journal52 for the year and my Word for this year is “Create”. I have gotten in a rut making just greeting cards and have found, through trying to create classes for Michael’s, that I need to get back to some other types of papercrafting and art. And I want to get back into journaling. I used to write every day but got out of the habit when I started having to get up @ 330am for work. I miss it. Am not going to commit to daily but think I can do so at least weekly. I am more active in ATCs as of late, swapping with others via snail mail. Still no real great art group here. I am still going to the “Scrap & Crop” group that meets locally but have been unable to for Nov & Dec bc of work & holidays. Want to get back into making my own journals as well. Used to be part of a “deco” group, where we made our own booklets & traded them around so that other people worked in them as they got passed around and then they came home full of art. So, long was of saying I am basically missing making art. Hence, “Create”.