Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I'd kill for a popsicle...

I've decided to make a few other changes this year.  As much as possible I'm going to cut out sugar, soda and desserts.  I am a fanatic for banana Popsicle at 60 calories each.  We have a local store that carries the North Star brand and I clean them out every time I go.  I also refuse to buy sweets for my hubs.  I used to buy ice cream and his frozen Snickers ice cream bars, but now he has to buy them himself.  I'm trying to keep him around for a long, long time.  I'll keep you up to date on how I'm doing with that, you may hear me whining from time to time.

Another nice change this year is the Michael's brand paper, Recollections.  Their colored cardstock is a nice weight for card bases and they've just started carrying 8.5 x 11 pads of patterned paper and I love it.  My daughter works at Michaels and although I hate their personnel policies, I support the store because they pay her.  Hubs always gets me a gift card for Christmas and I was pleasantly surprised today to find it covered (on sale, mind you), 5 packs of colored cardstock, three 240 sheet pads of patterned paper, several dollar stamps, a bunch of faux pearls and adhesive rhinestones (at 20 cents each) and a real splurge for me - three packs of K & Company 3D butterfly and dragonfly stickers, a Martha Stewart Confetti Heart Punch, several packages of rub-ons AND some envelope seals with my initial on them.  One bag was triple bagged because it was so heavy.


  1. OOh this is so beautiful and vibrant love the purple xxxxx

  2. I am so jealous of your shopping trip to Michael's. Do you have room for everything you bought? Love the rich colors in your card today. It brings back memories of my woodland yard (full of violets in the spring) in Indiana.
    jack from naples

  3. Holy Moly this is fabulous!! Purple & green is my favorite color combo, and this card just ROCKS with an explosion of fabulous color and design! WOW!

  4. Beautiful! I love the colors and also the way it opens on the front.

    I want to encourage you about the changes you've made in your eating habits. The longer you stay away from sugar, the easier it becomes. I lost 25 lb. by cutting sugar out of my diet and brought my triglycerides down to normal. It's worth the change!