Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Graphic 45 Celebrate Spring Sweet Sentiments gift bag

Hi everyone.  Hope you are having a blessed spring, it's been beautiful here which has caused me to spend much more time outside and less time inside being able to craft but I did come up with this beautiful little spring bag that I am using to send a special gift out to a friend.

I used the Sweet Sentiments line from Graphic 45 available at The Rubber Buggy.  I fussy cut the diecut cards and adhered them with foam adhesive for dimension.  I used a bit of trims to accent and a doily to create a beautiful opening/closure for the top.  The butterflies were also fussy cut from the paper, as well as the title.  I also used Prima flowers from the store at the bottom they are from the Divine line.  I hope you like it!

I did decide to add a LaLa Land stamped image to the bag after I posted on the Rubber Buggy Blog but it's okay, I did fussy cut her in the paper line as well and she's just darling, or at least I think so.

Many blessings ~Kelly

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Yummy fruit smoothie today.....

I started a workout program basically walking every day for at least 30 minutes.  I havent' gotten on the scales yet but I know that if I continue to push through every ache and pain I will come out on the other side of this hard and painful journey. 

I walked one night with my sister and I wanted to give up so terribly, and then the pain set in, ache, tiresome-ness, lack of drive, and just plain flat out disgust in all the work it takes to push through all the issues I've dealt with that I have allowed my body to take over a life of it's own, well I'm taking it back.  Something snapped and I was so angry, I told my sister & daughter to please stop talking to me I could barely breathe as I walked uphill, and then I knew, I did this; but I can take the power back.  Next thing I knew I was crying, I don't know why.  Something broke, something let loose, whatever hold was on me for so long, all the pain, all the frustration, all the lack, the hurt, the lack of self worth, the criticism ....everything was gone and I was literally sobbing.  Whatever it was I left behind me on that walk that day.

This is not only a journey of weight loss but a journey of finding myself again, the true me.  The deep down, gut wrenching truth of who I am and once was and finding that balance again with who I am now, and who I was. 

Today I walked for 65 minutes with a friend, we went out for brunch and then I came home and did 30 more minutes of a mix of pilates and trampoline exercises.  I rewarded myself with a healthy fruit smoothie.  I eat healthy, that is not the problem most of the time it's learning to get back up on my feet when I feel knocked down and pressing onward forcing the pain of strongholds to no longer take their hold on me so here's to the next step, here's to my new painstaking journey, here's to a new happiness, and the color purple!

Easy peasy recipe:
1/4 cup blueberries
1/4 cup raspberries
1/2 banana
5 ice cubes
1 1/2 cups milk

I used my magic bullet to blend and enjoy!
Many blessings to you today!  ~Kelly

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter treats everyone peep in a basket

You will need:

This is the cutest little treat and easy to throw together for a great Easter treat.  They were a hit at our Easter gathering and let me tell you most of the time when I take things I have made they usually end up coming home with me.   I am not a baker or a chef, I do have fun with it once in a while but if you are like me and love the art of food more than the preparation of it, here is an easy to do treat!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

By the Sea Graphic 45 card

Hi friends it's Kelly here with a card made from the beautiful By the Sea line from Graphic 45.  I made this to compliment summer pics and pages from last year and I just enjoyed fussy cutting these little elements from the paper to put them together.   I used a little pop adhesive to make them 3-d and off the page then added some flower and layered the fussy cut seashells in the corner above the ribbon.  I also used a few Bo Bunny jewels in the corner of the Postage diecut also from the collection, just a little sparkle.  You can still get these papers and paper pad and elements from the Rubber Buggy store.  They truly are amazing and you will love them for your summer pics.  Blessings, ~Kelly

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

So Sorry Dt card for The Rubber Buggy

This was a sympathy card my daughter wanted for one of her best friends whose grandma just passed away.  We used the Bo Bunny collection because of the bright colors to cheer her up.

Materials used:

The Rubber Buggy
Bo Bunny Key Lime papers

Stampin up butterflies die
Quickutz labels die

Thanks so much for looking.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Doilies swap Information

Hi girls it's Kelly here. The info for the doily swap is going to be as follows and I am uploading a video on my channel as well so you have a guide. I am really excited about this and it's open to whatever interpretation you may have if you just want to swap doilies or alter them. 

Here is the list of entrants:

1.  KreationsbyKimber
2.  Lifeslittlesprinkles
3.  Sltoklahoma 

4.  Sandygirl992 
5.  Stacey Mclellan
6.  Me (Kelly)

1. There are 6 entries; and now 2 groups each person will receive a total of 15 doilies.
2. We will make or swap 5 for each person so you will send 15 and you will receive 15 (or more if people want to send or die cut more) and you will not send your own, you will want to keep those.
3. You will need to send your doilies that I receive them by April 30th and you will need to include postage for me to return them to you. When you are finished email me and I will give you my address.
4. If you have any more questions please feel free to email and I will get back to you at my convenience.
Thanks so much cant' wait to swap!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Items for sale

$10.00 LOT #1
Lot #2 part one
Lot #2 part two

Lot #2 part 3 $15 for all of it

LOT #3 Handmade scrapbook page $12.95 A time for change
LOT #4 Bo Bunny papers & stickers leftover kit $7.50
LOT #5 Layout 12 x 12 with girl $10.00          

LOT #6 Easter layout $14.95

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Graphic 45 By the sea summer layout 12 x 12

Hi everyone it's Kelly and I want to share this layout with you of my daughter at the seashore. I did whiteout the photos of her in her bathing suit but I wanted to share that I used the Graphic 45 By the Sea paper pad from the Rubber Buggy store and I loved it.  The hearts and the arrows at the bottom were from the paper line as well as the journaling spot on the upper right hand corner.  It's pretty simple but yet I really like how it displays the colors of the paper and the photos. 


Thank you for visiting  ~Kelly