6.29.2009

My First Digital Card

An online friend has started her own digital stamp company Sunshine's Stamps this adorable airplane is her first image. Since I haven't been made a card using paper in forever I thought I would try my hand at designing a digital card that could be printed out. This is what I came up with.



The first pic is the card front and the second one is the inside. Hope you like them.

I used Photoshop Elements 5 to color in the digital stamp. The papers and embellishments are from Mindy Terasawa's Groovyboy digital kit.

Now to figure out how to print it out to use and make it look good. LOL.

6.20.2009

Well crap....26 year without an accident.....

The only accident I every had while I was driving was 26 years ago. Some girl ruined my record today!! My son and I were going to Target and a 21 yo girl pulled out in front of me. There was no way for me to stop without hitting her. Luckily the officer who was great looked at the vehicles and said he had no doubt whatsoever that she was at fault and he was putting it in his report that she failed to yield right of way. She did a lovely rolling slow down before pulling out of a parking lot right in front of me. She was driving an Accord I think so I'm glad I was driving hubby's car because it sits low to the ground. Had I been driving my truck the grill would have been right in her driver side window and things could have been so much worse than they were.

The officer had a sense of humor once the girl had left the scene and he was talking to just me. I will definitely have to put in a good word for the officer when I get a chance.

6.15.2009

I Am A Blue Belt...

I passed my belt test tonight and I am now a blue belt. My scores were definitely much better than I expected them to be. I am one of those people that does not test well. It doesn't matter how well prepared or how much I've study I just freeze up when it is time to do a test.

Ugh now I have to start learning & remembering how to do palgwe (forms). I've watched the advanced belts do them and our instructor has even been having us doing them as lower belts but we have never had to test on them. Which looks something like this:

6.11.2009

So much to do and no desire to do any...

There are so many things I need to be doing around here and I have had no desire or energy to do any of them. Lots of cleaning, organizing, painting & decorating that's needing to be done. I have almost finished the entryway closet that I started a month ago and I will share the before and after photos as soon as it's completed.

I did start walking on the new treadmill and so far I like this machine. It was not the most expensive and doesn't have all the bells & whistles but it does what we need it to do and that is all that matters. So far I have walked 3 times this week for a 1/2 mile each day.

Only 2 books left in the Dark Hunters series by Sherrilyn Kenyon left to read. At least until the new one comes out. I was not sure that I was going to like these when I first started reading them, but I have enjoyed each one and have a hard time putting them down. If you enjoy paranormal and romance then these books are for you.


Oh and the first day of school is not getting here fast enough. There really should be school year around. Two months out of school is just way too long for the kids & the parents.

6.07.2009

The torture starts tomorrow...

Hubby got the new treadmill put together the other night and I finally found some sports bras yesterday. Guess that means that I have to start using the new torture device. Everyone wish me luck! I'm not so much worried about the pounds as much as I am the inches. If I can just start seeing the inches drop them I won't care what number is on the scale.

We got a Nordictrac treadmill from Sears. Hubby used it today and said it was alright. I'll have to let you all know what I think after I use it for a little while. It was last years model so it was on closeout but all the models should be pretty much the same quality.

I am shooting for being able to run 1.5 miles. That is what a blue belt is suppose to do for the fitness part.

6.05.2009

I'm so boring everyone has gone away...

I have been horrible about keeping up with this blog lately. We have been out of town & I was crazy busy getting some things done before we left for vacation that I haven't even thought about blogging. I got the site counter info today and not one person visited the old blog last week. Oh well maybe now that vacation is done I will have some things to blog about soon.

Is anyone interested in my organizing feats that will be coming up? Lots of that needing to be done around here. I am also trying to locate the stylish woman that use to live in our home years ago. So far she is alluding me. There are some interesting fashion blogs that I am enjoying and I'm hoping that reading them will flush out that stylish woman.

I'm thinking of selling all my stamping stuff that I have laying around and maybe taking up a few new hobbies/crafts and revisiting some old ones. I haven't had any desire whatsoever to do any stamping but have been drawn to jewelry making & sewing.

We are also getting ready to start working hard on getting more fit and hopefully this will finally be the time that I can find the motivation to lose the 35 extra pounds I've been carrying.