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My name is Elizabeth and I am an avid crafter. I have been making and selling my handcrafted jewelry for the past 8 years. In 2010 I rediscovered my interest in scrapbooking. I work full time in the banking field, mother to 2 beautiful girls and a wife to an awesome husband that provides support to my crafting needs. I am looking forward to sharing with you my creations and I hope you find inspiration from them.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas Tree 2013

Hi everyone,
My favorite time of the year I would have to say is Christmas. We entertain a lot at our home but something about the Holiday season that we are all more cheerful. The house looks more welcoming too with our holiday decorations. With that being said, I have seen many posts on Facebook of my friends sharing pictures of their Christmas tree so I decided to share too. However, I know many of my friends do not have Facebook so I thought it would be fair to share with you here too.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Christmas Tussie Mussie & More

Hello! Here are full pictures of the tussie mussie along with the ornaments I had made for my swap partner over at Nothing But Crafts Facebook Group. My partner was Karen known on YouTube as ZucchiniKitty. I do hope she likes what I have created for her. You can see a full video where I explain how I created the tussie mussie, ornaments and how I altered the letter "K" by clicking on the link below:








I hope you enjoyed the pics and thank you for visiting!
~Elizabeth

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Zibbet Store Is Now Open!

Hi again!

Just wanted to share something quickly.... hubby and I opened the store up again after a long break. I have a few brand new items to offer while supplies last. You can visit the store here: http://www.zibbet.com/BeadyBomBom  

Happy shopping!
Elizabeth

Weight Loss Journey Update Month 2

Hi everyone!

   I am a couple of days late posting my update here, however, July 30th marks month 2 of my weight loss journey.
   In July I decided to give myself mini goals instead of trying to work on getting rid of a certain amount
of weight by a certain time. I just do not want to fail and fall back to my old habits. So what I decided to do is give myself 10% goals... get rid of 10% of my weight. I calculated that I have to get rid of 26 lbs. based on 10% of what I weighed on my last weight loss journey entry from June 30, 2013.
   I did struggle with exercise this month. However, I know I burned calories with the major organizing/de cluttering I have been doing and I manage to continue to walk around the park during my lunch. I also make it a must not to eat past 7p.m. and continue to drink lots of water.
   I am so happy to share with you all that this month alone I was able to get rid of 8.5 lbs! I am down a total of 15 lbs so far!!!! Yay! I have no idea how this was possible considering I did not exercise much but it happened. However, I do have to thank God for placing an amazing man who is my husband in my path. He has been a true supporter and cheers me on this journey. =)  Now I only have 17.5 lbs. more to go to reach my first 10% goal. My weight loss journey continues.....      

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Weight Loss Journey Update

Today marks a month on my journey to losing weight and getting healthy. I jumped on this with the mentality that it would be easy cause I have done this before with little effort yet seeing results.  However, I have forgotten that I have gotten a little older and my body is beginning to change. What use to work for me before does not work the same now... The first couple of weeks have been a great struggle. I went 2 straight years crafting  participating in challenges, hops, swaps all while working full time and running an on-line store and unable to get some exercise squeezed in my busy schedule. Where did that lead me today?  I packed on an additional 20 lbs on top of my already over weight body. Not good... this has caused healthy issues that I should be concerned of. I am borderline diabetic, borderline high cholesterol, swollen ankles and feet, horrible back pains and breathing problems. Of course I had to knock some sense into myself and stop being lazy. So what did I do? Well I had to make changes...small changes but I know results will be seen. I cut down on sugar intake...replaced sugar with Splenda. I have to have my cup of coffee in the morning but I cut down to only one 12oz cup opposed to 3 12oz cups. I do not drink Coke anymore. Water is my choice of drink now. For breakfast I will have a 8oz cup of cheerios and 8oz cup of 2% milk, mid morning snack is greek yogurt, lunch is Healthy's Choice Country Vegetable soup and any Healthy's Choice, Smart Ones or Lean Cuisine meal that is no more than 300 cal and minimum 4g of fiber, mid afternoon snack a fruit and dinner would be vegetables and protein. I make sure to get exercise everyday and Sunday will be my rest day. There is a lovely park across the street from where I work. It is about a 15 min. walk around. Every day after I have my lunch I walk across the street and around the park and come back to the office. In rain or shine I am out there getting my steps in. After work I alternate days one day I walk with the family for a mile about and hour walk and the next day I am on my elliptical for 20 min. and so on... I get about 5 hours of exercise a week. Not bad, huh? So how am I feeling? I feel great! I am feeling pumped to continue this journey. I get impatient when I am sitting trying to chill cause my body just wants to keep on moving. Heck, I am getting impatient now writing this. LOL! So far I have gotten rid of 6 lbs. My goal is to get rid of a total of 40 lbs. I say "get rid of" cause I don't want to say "lose" cause then that means it can be found and I do not want to find excess weight. I want if gone like good riddance gone. So my journey continues to month 2....keep you posted. 

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Dress Form Stick Pin Cushion

Hello my beautiful friends,

Today I would like to share with you a project I had mentioned to you all in my last post where I had said I used my sewing machine. The project in question is a beautiful dress form stick pin cushion I had sewn using the Fabric Quarters  that you can get at JoAnn's and a pattern I found through YouTube (I will post the links below). I had made it for my swap partner Ana Llanes on YouTube. We were to make a stick pin cushion and 15 stick pins. Here is a picture of the finished cushion....


I just love it! Yellow is Ana's favorite color so I had to be sure to use that color for this project. If you click on the photo to enlarge you will see that the fabric has a beautiful pattern. I took advantage of  the pattern to add small pearls and acrylic rhinestone in the center of the design. I also used trims from my stash. She has an adorable flower on her that I made and I gave her a pearl necklace with a cameo pendant. I had added rhinestone chain around the cameo. She stands tall on a glass candle stick holder I had purchased from the Dollar Tree and on her neck there is an acrylic door pull I had picked up in the $2 bin at Michael's. She was pretty easy to make so I can't wait to make more in other colors.

Here are the links....

Dress Form Pattern:
http://www.thediydish.com/promo/theDIYdish_Season4_Episode1_dressformpincushion.pdf
Dress Form Tutorial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-V9qmKE9wN4

Want to see the stick pins? Click on the video link below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2ds75xhGP4

Thanks for visiting!
~Elizabeth

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day!

Hello my beautiful people,

I want to take this moment to wish those that are mommy's or soon to be mommy's a very Happy Mother's Day! I hope you are enjoying this special day either crafting, spending time with the family or just relaxing. =) Hubby took me out for breakfast this morning so my day started out nice. Gotta love my hubby cause he is just so good to me....one of my kind and I just love him so much.

So I got home and started working on a card. I felt inspired and motivated to craft. I decided to use the beautiful paper from Graphic 45 "The Secret Garden". I have seen the movie when I was younger and love it.  This is what I made...



The base I used the envelopes from Recollections Corrugated Cards that I had purchased from Michael's. Used an image from the collection and I embellished it with one of my handmade flowers, acrylic butterfly and some flat back pearls. I just love how it turned out! Inside of the envelope I made a pull out to write my little note. I used the other half of the paper and matted it with cream color card stock. It came out very simple. Here is a pic ....


Isn't it so pretty! I made it for a wonderful lady I am doing a swap with over on YouTube. I hope she likes it. Well if you want to know more on the materials I used to make this beautiful card just click on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFs7qx4p2I


Thank you for visiting!
~Elizabeth