Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Belli Challenge #49

This week Belli Challenge was to use a stamp that had not been inked before. I just received this stamp set Rustic Rooster on Tuesday. Had to ink it up right away!!!!!
Colors: Close to Cocoa, Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, Red Riding Hood. Ink colors: Pumpkin Pie, Red Riding Hood, Close to Cocoa.
Ribbon came from my favorite store Pat Catan. The color in the ribbon go really well with the cardstock colors.
I needed another embellishment besides the ribbon so chose to pop the flower over a brass spiral clip.
Last night I watched the Biggest Loser. For those who know know I normally do not watch these types of shows, but since I've been battling to lose weight myself I felt compelled to watch the show. It was such an inspiration to me. Sometimes even with my family and friends I do feel alone, and sometimes it's hard for me to keep going. I haven't gone to my meetings during the month of Christmas. Since our meetings were Thursday and the holidays came on Thursday we didn't have one. Now I know that was an excuse. I could have gone to any other WW meeting during the week, but decided not to. Now did I indulge during the holidays. Yes I did. Did I gain some of the weight back....YES I DID. One and 1/2 pounds to be exact. The only saving grace is that I did continue to workout. Not as much as I had been doing but enough to get me though and not cause to much damage to my weight loss efforts. I'm happy to say I've been back on plan since last Thursday. I'm going to my meeting this week...get on the scale, and try very hard not to get to mad at myself. Moving forward!!!!!! I'll post the results later on the blog Thursday after I get home from work.
Stamping Trails
Karen ????????????????


Chrissy D said...

Ohhhh, beautiful card. Love that rooster and how you used the flourish on the bottom portion. Lovely! I love Biggest Loser and should start watching it again for the added inspiration! I need it!!!

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous card, Karen....I love the rooster image and how you layered it on a top note!!! Sooo beautifully done!!! Congrats, also, on youe weight loss program...sounds like you have a wonderful plan!!!

Danita said...

Karen, great job with this new set!!! I was debating about getting this set, I chose the other one called A Little Somethin'. Great job with this challenge!!!

Holly said...

Cool funky ribbon - goes great with the rooster. Love the top note background.

Debby said...

Beautiful Karen. Love the ribbon and the Rooster.
Angel hugs

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your card is really cute! I love the rooster.

Anonymous said...

Cute rooster idea. Don't beat yourself up, Karen. You did amazingly well to only gain back 1 and 1/2 half pounds during the holidays. Now that you are back on track, you'll start to lose again.


Stace said...

Like your card. Not sure I could match that funky ribbon :) Glad to hear you are going back to WW. Keep us posted (you have been inspiring me-member since mid Oct-14.4 lbs gone)

Anonymous said...

Hey Karen, where does the Rustic Chicken stamp come from. I collect chicken/rooster rubber stamps--different I know--must be the farmer's daughter in me. thanks-dar
djstamper2003 at yahoo dot com

Krafting Karen said...

Rustic Rooster is in the new SU catalog. It's a level two hostess set.