Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Thankful for you - featuring Fancy Pants and DoubleClick Skittles :)

Hi everyone! :)

Our latest challenge is live over at DoubleClick Skittles and this time it's all about Thanksgiving or Thank You!  :)

**Remember -- you don't have to use DoubleClick Skittles to enter our challenges**

I used Fancy Pants "Burlap and Bouquets" collection, along with DoubleClick Skittles"Frog Legs" from the Witches Brew collection  :)










Also ... I wanted to share something with all of you .... Since July I have gotten serious about my weight --- we joined the YMCA where I work out 3 times a week (bad knee ... so I only do the treadmill) -- I drink more water now (10 bottles a day) -- and I got a Fitbit and also use "My Fitness Pal" to track my calories .... so the other day (Monday), I stepped on the scale and had reached my FIRST weight loss goal of 19 POUNDS DOWN!!!! (I still have more to go ... this was just goal #1) :)


I was sooooooo happy!! :)


So I wanted to share a before and so far after photo!! :)

On the left is me in late May .... and on the right is me this past Monday :)

(sorry for the bad quality ... they are from my phone)




Thanks so much for stopping by! I appreciate it! :)

29 comments:

  1. Great job on the weight loss and hard work!!!! Way to go!! LOVE your fun page and all the arrows!!!

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  2. Wow, you look so good! Well done on the weight loss!
    Your lay-out is truly wonderful. I especially love your beautiful use of colours.

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  3. Oh wow!! you are doing AWESOME! Bet you feel better too! Gorgeous page... LOVE all the sewing!! and that arrow paper is fabulous... what a lovely pic of your two babies~!

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  4. Firstly, love that LO....so nice to have those photos of your man with Brooke to scrap atm, I bet:):) And secondly......GOOOOO JULIE!!! That is fabulous....good on you! It is hard work and a long term committment with a whole change of Life Philosophy behind it....it is NOT easy. Super impressed with your effort. And you look amazing:):)

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  5. beautiful design and details and the sewing love it!!! great job on the weight loss , you look great !!!

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  6. Wow your photos of you look amazing, well done, you are looking fabulous.. I hope you are feeling great too.. and lovely layout, love the zig zag stitching, and the arrows theme.. special photo too.. keep up the good work!!

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  7. Congratulations on your weight, you look and will feel great! Now I need to do the same thing.
    Love the sewing you do on your LO. I never used that zigzag stitch on my machine, I'm terrified of it.lol

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  8. This layout is fun...
    Congrats that you have lost so much weight.
    Gabi

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  9. As always, love the layout!! And good for you on reaching your first goal. Such an inspiration...I've been talking about getting back into exercising for so long, but haven't jumped in yet! I always love to see other people doing it and reaching their goals.

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  10. Wonderful layout...love your photos and a big congrats to you!!! You look amazing.

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  11. Loving all of the arrow action! Congrats on reaching your goal. You can do it! :)

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  12. Great layout, I love all of the elements you used. WONDERFUL weight loss, keep up the good work.

    Sue
    http://suek86401.blogspot.com/

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  13. So fun!! And YAY to the weight lose! I started a NO SUGAR week about 10 months away, just quit taking sugar for a week every month, I am keeping it up and keeping my weight on 90lb since, for me is not too much of losing weight but more of getting rid of bad food, especially the white stuff, doing it 7 days every month is not too much to ask for, but on the long run, just think about cutting the sweets 1/4 of a year, that is quite something. Keep it up with staying healthy!

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  14. WOW!! GO YOU!! BIG Congrats! That is awesome!! Love the layout too - cute pic and sweet design!

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  15. Love the layout and Gooooooooooooo YOU!!!

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  16. Wow way to go! That is wonderful 19 lbs. is a wonderful accomplishment.
    I love that page with all of the sticking and that pretty paper.

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  17. Congratulations on your weight loss...that is an awesome achievement....love your layout Julie.

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  18. What an adorable layout, Julie! I love the arrow and polka dots papers, and love the extra arrows pointing towards your picture. Awesome stitching, and love your title work with the tiny alpha stickers. The thankful card at the bottom is the best finishing touch!
    And huge congrats on making your first weight loss goal! That is awesome!!!!!!!

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  19. Fabulous layout Julie!!! The papers ad color pallet are so fun~The picture of Brookie and Brian is awesome!
    Congrats to you on your first weight loss goal~Wow, 19 lbs! That's amazing and you look amazing girl!
    Hugs,
    Sherrie K

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  20. Huge congrats on the weight loss! That is fantastic! You look beautiful in both pictures, but I'm sure you're feeling more energetic and healthy now. Keep it up!

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  21. Ah, what a fun scene! You inspire me so much with your fabulous layouts! I need to get it in gear!

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  22. I love your page with the cool arrows leading the eyes toward the awesome photo but above all MEGA CONGRATS to you! You look FAB Julie! Way to go!! I'm so happy for you ;)
    HUgs~

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  23. good for you !!! Love the colors and the page!!

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  24. Great work! Keep it up! :) I love all the arrows on your page. Wonderful photos, too!

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  25. YAY for you!! You look amazing (but you always do). Loosing weight is an up and down battle for me. I LOVE your page!! Fabulous use of products and the stitching is amazing!!

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  26. Congrats on the weight loss Julie! You always look amazing and you're on your way to a healthier you!

    The layout is fab. Great pic of Brian and Brookie, and I love the color palette.

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  27. Looking good, love! Good for you! And I adore the blues and greens on your page! Those postage stamps are too fun, too!

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  28. Congratulations, Julie! (love the layout, too!)

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