Thursday, August 16, 2007

What I've been up to

So, I've made it through two weeks back at work. Funny how it feels like I haven't been gone at all. I'm feeling well and am back to exercising on a regular basis. yeah! I am still working up to five days but last week was two days and this week I've managed three days. We'll see if I manage to work out tomorrow too. Today I decided to live on the edge and started back on the weight machines. Didn't over do it though. I don't think I will be sore tomorrow but I did want to say hello to my muscles. As of today I'm down 29 pounds.

Last Saturday Rebecca, Kimberly and I spent the day at my local scrapbooking store, EMI. It's been there for a while but I never managed to visit until the Saturday before when Kimberly was there celebrating her birthday. Just had to stop by since she was practically across the street. We had a card challenge Saturday and were given strips of paper and a card with a template and told to expand on it. Below is the card I made by adding some paint, a painted chipboard heart with glitter and of course some flowers. It was a fun challenge since the paper was already picked out and it was more about embellishing.

Lately, I've also been looking for inspiration to branch out into more creative altering. I absolutely love some of the publications by Stampington & Co. They have just come out with a new one called Artful Blogging and is mentioned on several blogs with links to featured blogs. Something Sublime is a good one to check out. I am going to have to do something with the look of my blog but it's going to take me a while to cogitate on it. Checkout some of the other very creative Stampington publications.

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LilCzarina said...

Stephie couldn't believe that you were able to get anything done at EMI. I remember one day when Alex was with the grandparents, she said she was going to try to go to Archiver's. When she came home, we found that she felt too tired to go all the way over there, so she went to EMI. She got very little, if anything done, because people kept bugging her, old and young alike. One kid even stood on her Cricut bag!

Luckily, the Evil Sister was not there!

Kimberly said...

OUCH, on the above post. HMMMMMMMMM....Anyway, going to check out the book on Artful blogging. Thanks Laurel!