Thursday, July 1, 2010

Home of the Brave...

Today, I have a card made with one of Paulette's Create with TLC images.



It is a very simple, one layer card. I printed the image directly onto Kraft stock, did a little coloring with my colored pencils (sorry folks, no Copics), tied a piece of ribbon around it, and matted it onto red cardstock.



For an added touch, I have some of these little rusted stars that I adhered to the ribbon. Voila!!!


Gosh, don't you just get all warm and fuzzy when you make an easy peasy card that looks like it took all day??? lol...Paulette, you rock!




I am going to enter this here:

ABC Toys and Crafts: Red, White and Blue

Pixie Dust Challenge: Red, White and Blue

On a personal and quite serious note, I am starting on a journey, and am hoping that you will follow along with me, and encourage me along the way. Tonight, I am signing up for Weight Watchers. It's long overdue, and my DD reminded me the other night that she wants to keep me around for a while. So...after each weigh in, I will report to you. My goal is to lose 70 pounds. I would love to lose 90, but at this point in my life, it's probably not feasible. I would love it if you would help keep me motivated. If I report a loss, celebrate with me. If I gain, please encourage me to hang in there and stick with it. Most of all, pray for me to have the strength and willpower to do this. If anyone knows of a widgit I can put on my blog to keep track, please email me!!!

Okay enough blubber stuff.....


Thanks for stopping by today, and hope you like this and run over to Create with TLC and nab yourself one - it was a freebie! While you're there, check out her store - do a little shopping!!!


Hugs!!!
Patti J.

28 comments:

Iris said...

That's great your doing it! I'm gonna be here the whole time! Love the simple but awesome card!

Pryn said...

AWESOME card Patti! That rustic star is the perfect accent! Love it!

CONGRATS on setting your goal! You can do this my friend!! One day and one step at a time! I will say prayers for you!!! GO PATTI GO!!!!!

Olga said...

your card is so goregous!!! Weight watchers works!!! My first go round I lost 68 lbs. then gained and lost that 20 again. this time I have gained 18, so yes I need to get back on it too! Maybe you have inspired me......

Danni said...

Love your card!!
Yay for you for setting goals to get healthy!! You can do it!

Crystal said...

Patti this is GREAT!!!!!! I LOVE this design just perfect!!!! Thanks so much for sharing the freebie!! Have a great day hun!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

gorgeous card. when i saw that image my jaw dropped. that paulette is something else!

green with gold glitter - my toes this month. a pretty green - not very green. maybe a hint of blue in there, but heavy gold glitter - very sparkly.

good for you on the WW. i'm pulling for ya. maybe you can help me get back on track!

hugs :)

Amanda Mertz said...

Patti- Best of luck on your endeavor! I'll be cheering you on! And your card is great too!

Patti said...

I'm with Olga... WW's so works! It's so easy too! I am following it right now! Not attending meetings but counting points... lost 9lbs in 2 months. We can encourage each other :0)! Your card is fantastic as usual!

theneon said...

Hi Patti J -- I am sitting here eating carrots and reading your lastest entry. Good luck with WW -- and your commitment to lose. I lost 40 pounds last year -- just remember it takes time and don't be discouraged! Your card is great and I am glad I got to see it.

Rufus said...

First, isn't Paulette incredible! She is SO generous. Great job on this one!
Second, GOOD FOR YOU! I know that if you put your mind to it you can do it. We'll all be with you to celebrate your successes and encourage you when you have the occasional set back, (after all you are only human!) YOU GO GIRL!
R/

CraftinGranny said...

Fantastic card Patti!
So glad you are taking the WW plunge to help you get healthy. It works and there is no doubt in my mind you will reach your goal. Hang in there and know I am with you and I'll be checking in on you.
Happy 4th!
"Hugs" Granny (Carol)

STAMPING SAM said...

I love the simplicity and message of your card...

You could join me in Aquatic Exercise Class at the Civic Center. We meet T-Th at 6:30 (PM!)for an hour. Next round starts last week of July (I believe) Call me if you want to go.

Patti P. said...

Patti, I just found this site the other day and have downloaded this image and some others. I love her things and she is so generous with her work. I love how yours turned out. I also saw your image you colored with copics and you did an awesome job.
Good luck on the weight loss. We are all pulling for you. I have lost 25 so far and would like to lose another 19.
Talk to ya soon.

Cat said...

Love your red, white, and blue card! That's what the challenge is at Pixie Dust this week. You can enter here
Congrats on your resolve to lose weight. I know you can do it, Patti! You rock!

Terri J said...

What a cool card! I love that star embellishment! Good luck to you as you begin your journey, I have heard so many success stories with the Weight Watchers program! You'll do great!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Fabulous image and card!! Ok I have to confess. I created all my projects for my 2 july guest dt gigs last month, since I knew I would be moving. I'm hoping to find sometime to play very soon!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous card Patti!!!

hey, lady I'm with ya on the WW, one day at a time!!!
hugs & blessings!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

A-MAZING!! What a fabulous 4th of July card and a wonderful way to show your patriotism to our country! Thanks so much for playing with us at ABC Toys & Crafts!

Sandy Hulsart said...

What a lovely Patriotic card, that is a great image and love the star embellishment. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at ABC Toys and Crafts.

Lynne in NI said...

Fab card Patti, and yes it does look like it took AGES to make!
Best of luck with the Weight Watchers, my friend is on it at the minute and doing really well. And if you've any spare willpower, send some my way - I need to cut that choccy bar with a cup of tea in the evenings!

Milnie said...

wow, totally different bur absolutly gorgeous!

hugs

Anonymous said...

Very nice patriotic card.

I'm sending the very best of luck on your weight watcher journey. It isn't going to be easy, so remember your friends are rooting for you.

redwasher1 said...

Patti, I love your card it is just gorgeous! I'm so excited for you!! I love W.W.. it really does work and you will lose weight I want to go back again, it is so far for me to go, I wish I had one closer. But I may did anyway I really need it.LOL

Sue said...

Patti, love your patriotic card. Sometimes, less is more. Love that the message is front and center and you can't miss it.

Good luck on your weight loss journey. It's a road we all walk down daily........

Hugs
Sue Drees

Vicki said...

Patti! That card is simply stunning...don't look simple to me at all...looks like you put a lot into it! And as far as your journey....good for you and you know all your blogging friends will be there for you through the good and bad. WW is a great choice.
HUGS!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Patriotic card Patti!! Love the image and design with the sentiment in the circle!

Good luck with WW. I should join you! I will certainly encourage you along the way.

Carolyn King said...

FABULOUS card. I absolutely LOVE it!
Good luck with WW...i have done it before and it does work. You CAN do it! Good for you for just getting started.

Nilla said...

Fabulous card and good luck with your goal!! Hugs Nilla