Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Flock, The Day and The Game

Good Morning,

Let's start with the game. No weight change this morning. That's two weeks for me on this little plateau. And, this is the last weigh in before Japan (I leave on Tuesday). I will be 12 pounds lighter than when I started my quest!! So, even though I didn't lose any this week, I am still proud of myself.

Regulars to the blog know that if they post a comment today, they will be entered into a drawing for a prize. I never really say what they will win, because I usually haven't decided that yet. Usually it's a new line of paper, and older line of paper and something fun to go with it. Today I am thinking of Fleuriste and Oh Joy with the Buck Naked ornaments so that the winner can make these cute birds if they wish.

The instructions are in the post below, if you didn't see that yesterday. And, I will do the wire holder tutorial, but probably not today.

Why, you ask?

I have kids home from school because of parent teacher conferences...... mine are in 30 minutes. Abby has a doctor's appointment at 10:30. I have a hair appointment at 1:30, but it's a two hour drive (that's a long story, I might have to share it sometime). Anyway, I don't expect to be able to breath all morning!

100 comments:

marlis said...

i love the birds. They are so clever and i could see a whole flock on a table for a picnic or whatever. You are one clever lady.

Lindsay Spencer said...

I love the birds. I think I WILL make a flock of them like you said yesterday. I love, love, love them!

Scrappin Char said...

I love the birds that is so clever! Thanks for sharing!

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Angie said...

Well, I lost 1.5 pounds this week. Congrats on losing 12 pounds!!! THAT is AWESOME!!! Have a safe flight to Japan!

PS: The birds are very cute...especially in the Christmas theme!

MandieGirl said...

Unfortunately, I forgot to weigh in, and like you, I will only do it in the morning! :) Congrats on your overall loss!

Tona said...

Those birds are just too cute! I'll be trying one of those.

patty w said...

Those birds are just darling and I love that snowman! I'd love to try some of these!

Have fun today and safe travels!

Becca said...

Nothing lost but nothing gained! I guess I am happy with that!

Margie said...

I am looking forward to the wire tutorial ;) The birds are sooo cute!
Congrats on the 12lbs! I didn't lose any this week either - but I'm at a total of 8lbs :)
TFS!

Ann Cicilie said...

Hi!

I'm doing good, have been working out 3 out of 4 mornings this week!

I LOVE the kick I get from that morning kickstart, it really gives me erergy through the day.

mustangkayla said...

Those birds are too cute! These would be so cute sitting out around the house and would make great gifts too!

Snouters said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the blog, love the birds, love everything to do with anything creative!

xoK

Leesa said...

Congratulations on your overall 12 lb. loss. That is definitley something to be proud of!

Those birds are totally adorable! I should get making some because they look pretty easy to make.

Harley Dee said...

I really love those little birds. And the snowman is just adorable!! :)

connie said...

congrats on the 12lbs! I show the post yesterday and love the birds!

Brian's Blog said...

Cute birds and congrats on the weight loss. It's tough to loss weight, keep it up.

Michelle Bertuzzi said...

I think this lovely bird would go really well to use as a tabletop decoration (every plate) for Thanksgiving dinner - don't you think so?

Okay, so why is your hair appt 2 hr drive if I may ask? :P

Here's a (true) hilarious hair joke for ya Julie:

3 yrs ago, I was looking to get a haircut. I saw a salon with a huge sign that says "WOW DEAL - $15 HAIRCUT". I thought, oh what a deal! So, I walked down the street hoping to find better deal then I saw another hair salon with huge sign that says "WE FIX $15 HAIRCUT!". Great marketing eh?! Hope you had a laugh.

Enjoy your day!
Michelle

4guysandagirl said...

Congrats on weight loss! 12 lbs. is a major accomplishment!!

Love those birds! Very cool idea!

Jessica Turner said...

I lost 4 lbs this week, thanks to the flu...

Margie H said...

Congrats on losing 12 lbs!!
Gives you more room to eat yummy Japanese food ;0)
Hope you got my list of Japanese words!
Have a great time and take TONS of pictures!!!
Wish I can go but won't be visiting for another year...best to Emi-san :0)
MargieH in Chicago

Ria said...

Those birdies are the cutest I have ever seen ;)
hugs Ria

Diana said...

these birds are SO stinkin' cute!! Congrats on the weight loss!!

Janie said...

Julie,
Those birds are so cute. I didn't weigh in this week, but I am real sure I lost nothing.

Kristin said...

Darn it --- I just ate two candy bars. The down-side of Halloween! No weight loss this week ---- but definitely going to come up with a plan to start November out right!

Becky said...

Congrats on the 12lbs. Plateaus are tough, but you will get past it!

Cute little birds!

Tracy Durcan said...

Oh my gosh, those birds are adorable!!

Tracy Durcan

scandi said...

OOooo! I love the pocket idea! I'm going to use that for gift card gifts this christmas and make those wire "stands" I LOVE that! I think I might add a little feather to it too- on the wing and tail. Too cute! Thanks for the ideas :)

lingannon said...

Those birds are so darn cute! Hope your days goes well - it sounds filled!

Rachel said...

Those birds are stinkin CUTE!!!

Congrats on the weight loss and have a safe trip to Japan.

AngelBear said...

those birds are too cute!!! Very smart! Thanks for sharing!

Indigo WIngs said...

Wow- 12 pounds! That's certaintly something to be proud of-- congratulations!
Tina Erdos

Kimmie said...

Well im bout ready to give up with the weight thing, im so sick of losing and gaining it with 1 loss day of exercise.....Good luck everyone

Stacey said...

Those birds are super cute and I can't wait to give them a shot esp. since I have been making ornaments all week...LOL I too am on a plateau been there for a couple weeks now (but at least I'm not gaining)

Aremid said...

Oh man I just got some of the Fleuriste and I'm loving it for a gift album I'm doing. Those little birds may just make an appearance at my wedding as placecard holders!

Karen said...

i'd love to win some CC goodies....love everything!

NanaBeth said...

Wow-sounds like a great give away and a really busy day!

Erin Glee said...

Congrats on your 12 lb. loss~you must feel great.

I love the bird and how you can use it for holding things~so FUN!

Good luck on getting everthing done today... and please, BREATHE!

FruMaansen said...

Cute birds!

Give gaind 3 pounds of "water" the last week, can't wait for our baby to come out - and the water to leave my body! :-)

Thx for sharing! :-)

mel said...

love love the birds would look even better for dinner card placement too awesome

melita said...

you should be proud of yourself! 12 pounds is a lot! love the cards! they are all adorable!

Jen said...

Any week in which the scale doesn't go up is a good week, right??

Love the birds, maybe will try them in a mini version as you suggested!

TxScrapAddict said...

Love those projects!! Have a fun day! (sounds hectic!)

Shannon Hager said...

I think those birds are adorable. I know my kids would love to make some of those! Great idea!

Stampin_Melissa said...

What great looking projects! But let me tell you, that paper is gorgeous!

Stephanie Wright said...

What cute birds!! Congrats on the 12 lbs. lost and I hope you have a good trip to Japan.

Inge said...

Love those birds!

Pat said...

My gosh I love thosee birds!!

Jenn said...

Congrats on your weight loss, and have fun in Japan! I am envious of both!

Terrie B x said...

These birds are sooo `tweet`I love them:)~X~

Lynna said...

Well, I'm new to the blog and want to say congrats on the weight loss. I have lost over 110 pounds since June 2007, of course I had gastric bypass, but it still is hard to lose weight.
I'm looking forward to your future lines of paper. I recently found your papers and absolutely love them. I love the color combos! I want the Halloween and the Christmas sets. I think I'll start hanging out here more.
Thanks

Eveline said...

I love these projects too. I'm still not sure about Japanese food, I love cooked food but they say they also have that in Japan and not only sushi. But have fun.
Eveline.

Jewel said...

Congrats on the 12 lb. loss - that is awesome!

I finally decided I needed to kick up my exercise this week as the scale wasn't budging for me and it worked - I lost 1.5 lbs. so far this week. Not a ton but enough to keep me motivated.

Jenn said...

The birdies are precious! What a darling idea.

Rebecca said...

Good luck with your day! And I love the birds!

Katie said...

Congratulations on your 12 pound loss!!! That's awesome! I love the birds...they are adorable. I'm on a plateau this week too.... but I'll keep going on.... :) Have a great time in Japan!!!

Gina said...

Love these little birdies!

Tanoshinde (have fun) in Japan!

Greta said...

Love the birds, especially the turquoise and red, love it!

Cass said...

Those birds are too cute!
I lose another pound last week. Still a looooonng way from my goal weight, but at least I'm heading in the right direction! :)

Brooke S. Rochon said...

I would so love to get the stuff to make that fabulous bird card. I'm thinking already of some amazing variation of this for my Christmas cards/New Baby Announcement. Kind of like a "Little Birdie" idea. I get it, but I may not be making myself clear. Great job maintaining your wait, that is half the battle in my book.

Brooke S. Rochon said...

Duh, that would be half the battle is maintaining your WEIGHT, not WAIT!

Barbara said...

As a newcomer to the blog, I am so very impressed with all the cute items you've created! This is one blog I opened every night after work to see what new surprises you have for the day! Thanks for all your inspirations and looking forward to many, many more!

Davinie said...

Oh Joy pick me! I want to alter something!

Shandell said...

Congrats on the weight loss!! The birds are very cute - will be making them in pastel blue for table decorations for a friend's baby shower.

Tamera said...

Really cute birdies! Perfect just before a trip to Japan. Have a wonderful trip and congrats on the weightloss.

Anthea said...

loving those birds Julie!

I dont know what the go is, no weight loss for me for a few weeks now....... hmmm

Jan said...

The wire holders are so cute. The cosmo papers look so nice on them!

ScrapAddict21 said...

Well, not sure when you started your diet, but I started in August and am down 20 pounds!!!! Woohoo

Whozz Me???... said...

Love the birdies.... kewl idea..... thanks for sharing...

DawneC said...

12 lbs is a huge accomplishment! Congrats to you! The birds are too cute!

Chris said...

Those birds are absolutely TOO cute! I cannot wait for the wire tutorial... And, Japan... I'm jealous!

Tina C said...

Love those birds - great idea. Cosmo rocks - first time commenting and checking out the blog...super cool site...love it all

Summer, Andy and Audrey said...

So cute!! I lost a whopping .2 lbs this week. Please note the decimal BEFORE the 2 :(

Shawninaz said...

These are adorable!

Gail S. said...

The birds are so fun! Love the paper you used. I have an Abbey also (spelt differently but they are still Abbey's!!) My Abbey is 25yrs. and on her own tho. Love to visit your blog and see what you have new to show us.

Ronnie said...

Oh, I love this paper. Why haven't I seen this before!! must go to the shops and ask for it!!

hydee said...

I just love this little birdie card holder it is so adorable.

Jenna Franklin said...

Love the cards! Especially the snowman!

Olde Country Creations said...

Love those birds! :)

Vesna said...

WOW.....those birds look fabbo.

Vesna

Gracie said...

Oh cute birds! Hoping I can make one of those cuties.Thanks for the idea.

Elaine said...

Well we are doing the weigh in at work EVERY Wednesday....this week was the first time that I've gone backwards :( Only by .4 but still, I think the scale is off! Someone lost 12 pounds! Then weighed again and it was only 2 pounds lost...lol.

At home I'm on the right track when I weigh so I'm trying not to stress about it. Seeing cute stuff like these clever birds gets my mind off the weight thing! :)

Have a great day (and Happy Halloweenie!!)

Tami Wood said...

those birds totally rock. still eating Halloween candy!

Katie said...

Oh, how cute is that?! That would be just adorable on a Thanksgiving table as a placecard! Gonna have to try it! Katie

Joan said...

Hang in there. If you want to lose more don't let that plateau discourage you.

And, the birds totally rock.

Catherine said...

Only a 1/2 lb for me this week. Better than the last two weeks, but not what I had hoped. 12 lbs down is great. Love the little bird and hope to make some this weekend!

linda loe said...

Ohh I love your birds the ar so coool with the wire legs. Have to try this one day.

Amy Coose said...

That bird is adorable!!! I'd love to win some Oh Joy!

Beckie Dreyer said...

Those birds are just too fab! Gonna need to give them a go. TFS :o)

Kim M said...

Well I am doing awesome this week a 5 pound loss!!

V said...

Wow! You are my new Super Mom Hero for the day! I'm doing good to wear matching socks out the door in the morning! :)

I adore that bird. I think I'm going to have a small flock of them invading my house in the near future!

~ RebekahBoo said...

The birds are so cute. What a fun idea!! Thanks for the inspiration.

Alexis said...

Awe, the bird is so cool. I LOVE the snowman inside of it!

Stephanie Baxter said...

Those birdies are so cute!!

Holly said...

You must have one FABULOUS hairdresser to drive that far!! Wow!

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Mandi Miller said...

Is it too late to join in on the weighins? I have noticed the last few weeks that you do the weigh-ins and it's encouraging to see the results of all the different people. Since January I have lost 65 pounds. I am working on a goal of a 115 loss. If it's ok, I'll post my weighin next week as I am a member of TOPS and we weigh on Mondays. I'll just hold the results till Wednesday! :)

Love the birds and all the inspiration on the blog!

Mr. Lindsay said...

Hi Mandi,

Welcome to the weigh-ins.... It's never too late!

Mr. Lindsay said...

I hate it when I think I'm logged in and it's someone else!!!

This is JULIE!!!!

random me said...

Oh my gosh! Those birds card holders are just so cute! I love them! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us.