Monday, May 18, 2015

Weight loss and Beachbody!!

For the last 16 months I've been on a very important journey which focused 
100% on ME!

I've stepped back from crafting to focus on my health.
During this time, I have lost 80 lbs.  I'm not going to lie....
It's been hard and trying at times but

I personally know of people that (behind my back of course) have said I WOULD NEVER do it
but I'm here to prove them wrong!!! (best feeling EVER!!!)

Here is a current picture of me from Saturday:

I've set myself a goal for 2015 to lose another 25'ish lbs.....maybe 30 lbs
and TONE UP!!

I've started the BeachBody 21 Day fix program today with my sister in loves
cousin and let me just say....SHE'S AMAZING!! 
WOW she inspires me every single day.
She actually approached me because she wants me to join her team
and become a Beachboy coach but first, I want to try it out
so I can inspires others with my story.

Here is a picture of DAY 1....

It's just the beginning my friends.....stay tuned for more updates!!!

The best part about this journey is that I FEEL HEALTHY!!
The compliments I get on a daily basis keeps me so motivated.


Hugs and blessings, T

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!

Wanted to take this time to wish all
my friends a
May your day be filled with lots of love!

Today on the blog, is a quick card I made my mom for her special day.
I used all My Creative Time products.

Product List with direct links from (left to right):

Hope you all have a fabulous day!!
Hugs and blessings always,

Friday, May 8, 2015

Teacher Appreciation - My Creative Time Alumni project ❤

Happy Friday!!

So super excited to be back on the My Creative Time blog today as an
Alumni Guest Designer!!  How cool is that?

Since it's teacher appreciation week, I decided to create a project 
for this special occasion....

My card base is made using the new Bunch of Stitched Star Dies.  I added the sentiment
from the new You're My Hero Stamp Set which was ideal for a teacher.  The word "teacher" comes
from the Love To Learn Dies + Stamps as well as the apple die.  Then for the
Chalkboard "ledge", I used the window sill die from the Stitched Window Dies & Accessories
and I love the way the apple and the word "teacher" just sits on it.
Using white ink and a dauber,
I distressed the black paper to give it the "chalkboard" appearance.

The pencil holder is a recycled candle jar that I cleaned out.  I wrapped Stampin Up
ribbon and using a medium clothes pin, I added the
tag which I made using the XL Label Die and Stitched XL Label Die.  The sentiment
is Enjoy the Little Things Stamp Set also from the new release.
I glued a piece of twine to the clothes pin, as well as the card, to bring a little more
 yellow to the project.
Thank you Miss Emma for having me back
as an Alumni Guest Designer for My Creative Time!!
I sure had a great time!!

Now I leave you with a few close up pictures of the projects. 

Hugs to all,

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Beautiful day!!! (My Creative Time projects ❤)

Our mother/daughter Origami Owl event this weekend was a total success!!
Our home was full of family and friends.....
the smiles and laughters were priceless!!

My dear friend, Norma, just launched her Origami Owl business.
The crafter in me (of course) had to make her some special little gifts
to decorate her table.

I knew I wanted mason jars and chalkboard items.  I also wanted the colors
teal, pink and yellow to match the "Origami Owl" theme
so these are the items I came up with:
The frame and easel are from Michaels which I painted with acrylic and
chalkboard paint

The mason jars already came in pink and blue (they also had lavender and green).
  I used the straw to add the chalkboard inspiration piece. 
 I also added the opposite color twine
on the edge of the jar .....

I used the following items from MY CREATIVE TIME ❤

Here are some pictures from our party:

Table setup:

This item is yours free with a $79 or more purchase
(good through May 31, 2015 or while supplies last)
The bracelet is GORGEOUS!!!

My friend Norma was so excited about her first party.  She did AMAZING!!
I'm so proud of her.  
(P.S. she LOVED all the personalized table decorations.)

Norma, myself, Kasi, Mom and Daniella 
(loved having my mom and my daughters with me)

Norma gave me a special gift....her speech made me cry...
what a special friend!!!

Mom and I

Kasi and her friends (which came with their moms)

Mimosa time!!

 Kasi and her friends..

My sister in love, my sister and my nephews girlfriend

Norma and I (Our boys have played baseball together for the past three years)

Showing off my event invitation!!!!

My mom with Norma :)

Norma with her son Danny (the boys were away, while the
girls stayed and played - this picture was taken after our party)

Here is Norma's beautiful daughter Cristy, which came to our special Mother/Daughter event,
and to support her mom on her very first Origami Owl Party.
In the background were Kasi's friends with their moms.....

and after, we all had dinner are the girls

 and the girls with the boys....

I also wanted to take this time to say THANK YOU for all my
friends that placed their online orders.  
I WISH you could have ALL been here with us.

If you would still like to place orders, you can use the following link:
Upon checkout there is a place where you can add our 
Jewelry Bar party code.
The code to our event is: 74210
I will have the party open for another week or so.

Hope you all have a fabulous weekend!

STAY TUNED........
I will have some more super cute and fun
My Creative Time projects coming soon!

Hugs and blessings,