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Tuesday, 21 February 2012

My Own Dieting Smash Book

To christen the new selection of stamps that I got from the papercrafting show on Sunday I used some of them on a 'Dieting' (or rather, healthy living for life) Journal that I've made out of a blank notebook, similar in style to a 'Smash' book.  For those that don't know what they are (where have you been?) they are like mini scrapbooks that you stick in all kinds of pictures/stickers/stamps/embellishments/ & wot-nots of interest. 

The double page spread

I made four pages whilst watching Craft Day with Tim Holtz on QVC this morning and as they are on the 'dieting' theme I'm going to put them all onto my blog's 'other page' (one preview pic shown above).   To view them you can click the tab called 'Live Your Best Life' found under my blog header.   They are underneath the rather large selection of dieting fiction & non-fiction books that I have listed.

To make the pages, I found and stuck down images from magazines and then added some random carefully placed stamps.  A  distress effect in a co-ordinating colour was added to the edge of each of the pages. 

I'm hoping that this book that I'm creating will continue to motivate me as I try to lose these last few stubborn pounds - and also to help me keep this healthy habit going!

Thanks so much for visiting today,

Sunday, 19 February 2012

Happy Birthday to Me!

This was written by my youngest and put by my pressie pile this morning, thanks little 'un!

I hope you'll excuse my mini blog absence recently, but I've been trying to conquer my complete obsession  get a bit more time away from the internet as I've been finding it taking over valuable home/family/life.  I've still been popping in to see some of you but not quite as often as before.   I tend to be an all or nothing person and when I do something I focus on it at the expense of other things.  I reckon its because I've got too many male hormones and therefore can't multi-task so well, lol.

For my birthday today, I went to a Papercrafting show in Coventry called 'SincerelYours' and  I got quite a lot of clear stamps!

(This is my total haul, the stamps are pinned to a cork noticeboard) 

It was my birthday after all! ☺

Close ups of goodies

I also got given a book I had on my wishlist from my hubby today too!:
Can't wait to start crafting again and using all my goodies! 

Thanks for stopping by today, 
See you shortly,

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