How has your weekend been? Good I hope! It has been a nice, quiet weekend here. I haven't really done much, but I did manage to make a few things. I've also come to the realization that I'm in need of diet and exercise. I had a physical recently, and they threw the word "obese" at me. That's such a harsh word, but realistically, it's true. I've always been overweight, but never has anyone told me I was obese before. Hearing that cuts deep. I don't usually post too much about that kind of thing on my blog, but I think I'm going to hold my self accountable, and make my struggle with weight loss and my new journey to take control of it, public. I won't be posting in excess, but I will be including monthly photos, starting tomorrow. I HATE to be in front of the camera, so I'm hoping this will keep me on track this time. I'm assuming I'll be including little tidbits here and there, but I promise not to bore anyone with a lot of negativitiy or whining, even though I'm doing it over here. lol Maybe some of you out there are struggling with the same thing, and it will help you as well. The bottom line is getting healthy, and that's my goal. I want to be around to watch my daughter grow into the beautiful woman I can already see coming out in her.
Anyway, enough rambling. Onto why you're here today. Looking through my files, I hadn't realized that it had been such a long time since I'd made a Christmas card. It's time to get back into the swing of that, and start making them every week. This week we were asked to use chipboard on our projects. For all of the details on this weeks challenge, click HERE.
Here is my card for this challenge.
I've had the chipboard flourish in my stash for over a year. I embossed it in my Cuttlebug and inked it with Pumice Stone distress ink. I have to say, I totally dig these colors together, and my card did turn out quite nice. I'm glad to have another one for my stash. Now I'll just have to continue making them every week. I've combined the following challenges in my card too.
Deconstructed Sketch #71 - Sketch
AI Stamps Challenge #82 - Banners & Bunting
Do You Stack Up #91 - Scallops
Fabulous Friday - Embossing
HIMCR #65 - Anything Goes (show your style - mine is clean lines, for sure)
Totally Gorjuss #151 - Punches & Dies
There are some fantastic projects posted over on the CCC blog. I do hope you get the chance to check them out, and hopefully, join us this week.
Have a wonderful day!