Tuesday, August 07, 2012

This one is close to my heart...

Yep - that's me... on the scale every morning.  I wouldn't dare have the weight of that big 'ol heavy towel on there though - LOL!  Even my hair elastic comes out... and jewelry... and I'm even iffy on the nailpolish!  Up one, down one... drink more water... walk a little more... don't eat after 7... geez, it doesn't feel natural this whole deprivation thing.  I've always been more "Club Chocolate" if you know what I mean.  

So this little Stamping Bella stamp called "Hoping" by Mo Manning won my heart right away. Sentiment reads, "not today... maybe tomorrow". 

I've propped up the layers and did a lot of sewing to add some texture.  Flowers were an afterthought because I love the creamy colour and embossing (but mainly because I can't leave well enough alone).

I finished inside and added a little portion of the stamp again lightly inked in SU Mellow Moss:


Stamping Bella "Hoping" by Mo Manning (includes sentiment)

Bella's Bestest paper, MME "Rough & Tough" & "When I Grow Up", Carta Bella "Happy Thoughts", Whisper White, Early Espresso

Spellbinders... oval
MFT... notebook edge & file tab

Y23, 26, 28
E000, 00, 01, 02
YG11, 25, 63
W1, 3, 5
E30, 31, 33, 35, 37, 57

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, SU Mellow Moss & Distress Ink Antique Linen

Hero Arts flowers, brads, edge distresser, flower patterned twill, sewing machine

Actually it's not quite 6:30pm yet... and I think I'm looking at a small snack window before the 7pm cutoff.  The good news is that since April, I'm down 33 lbs... but still have a "weighs" to go.  

Happy Stamping everyone!
'Till next time,


Pauline said...

Congrats Carla on the weight loss - you go girl! Love your card today, and that is so me up one, down one, drink more, walk more - I hear ya!
As always, love all your extra details.

Gabriela said...

Congratulations on such a big loss. You have incredible determination and self-discipline. I'm in awe. And your card is fantastic. I particularly like the little half image you stamped on the inside. Great colour choices.

Dana White said...

Congrats on the weight loss - my problem is I am not self motivated these days!!! Awesome card and the inside is perfect

Susan said...

Oh my Carla - 33lbs gone!!! Yay for YOU! Love that image and what you did with the card. Never mind not leaving well enough alone :) Your cards are wonderful with all their layers and texture. I love that about them.


Crafty Cath said...

Congratulations - that is a super amount of weight to loose and the image is perfect for continued inspiration. I'd never make the 7pm cutoff though. By the time I make it home from work and complete my 12 mile bike ride I'm pushing 7 and still need to catch my breath before starting dinner. Kudos to you for sticking to it! And I LOVE all your layers...it gives such dramatic interest. Your eyes roam all over taking it all in!

princess said...

As usual, your card is well balanced with colour and papers and coloured perfectly.
YOu have done so well to lose that weight.....congrats!I need to get more motivated.....