Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Does Weight Hinder Who You Are?

"You never realize how much weight hinders who you are, until you loose it & then gain it back!  It is so hard to get the right mindset and shed the pounds, but it is so rewarding when you do!"
A New Me: Does Weight Hinder Who You Are?

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Diaper-Cake for a little Boy

When I made my first Diaper-Cake Stroller a few weeks ago, it turned out to be awesome!  At the Baby Shower a friend asked me to make her one for a shower she had to attend this week (on Monday), but it was for a little boy.  I was excited to have the chance to do another one and this time in blue!

So... Diaper-Cake Stroller for a little boy, was my challenge this past weekend, but it did present a challenge!

I don't get to town much; so, I had told my friend that she would need about 100  diapers, 3 bibs, 3 receiving blankets, a large blanket, paci's, and some ribbon that all fit in the same color scheme... and that is exactly what she brought me.

However, the large blanket was like a fleece and it did not have a large focal point (design) like the blanket I used in the first one and the receiving blankets didn't really work well together with it when the stroller was assembled...  hmmm... what to do?!

I bet I took the stroller apart 10 times and changed where each one went and how the base was wrapped, but in the end it turned out alright and my friend was pleased at the outcome!  She said the girl loved it; and it was the talk of the shower (so to speak)!  :)

The wheels were the best part, to me; they turned out to be beautiful!   Don't ya think?!

I did a couple video clips during the making of the wheels; and if anyone would like to view them, let me know and I will post'em!  

On my last stop at the store to grab some extra ribbon to make some last minute additions to the Diaper-Cake Stroller, I found some awesome ribbon that could make some really cool wheels!  I think I might go back and get some and try a hot-wheel or trike the next time! (lol)

Hope you all enjoyed this and hope to see you share your ideas on crafty & creative gift ideas!!

** Also Check out My Diaper Cake for a Little Girl!!  

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Join the March Give-A-Way Now, before it's too late!

Do you want a FREE copy of My Memories Suite v4?

... Join the March Give-A-Way and get your's!!

  This month I have decided to try something new; and Give-A-Way a FREE copy of my new, favorite Digital Scrapbooking Software..  the MyMemories Suite v4 (a  $39.97 value!).

 March 30, 2013  is the deadline to enter this special Give-A-Way..

 MyMemories Suite v4 is an awesome piece of digital software and it is so easy to use!  Create personal albums, scrapbooks, or add movies to your scrapbooks... the possibilities seem endless; and I have only had it a few weeks!

To Enter:

  1. Go to www.MyMemories.com  
  2. Browse the different digital scrapbook kits 
  3. Decide which Digital Paper Pack or Layout you like or an idea you could use it for in one of your Scrapbooks.
  5. Post your choice before Midnight (EST) on March 30st 2013!
  6. I will do a random drawing on the 31st to see who the winner is & email them the information they need for their FREE full version!

Simple as That!!

**Let's Get Started!  

Hurry...  I can't wait to see which one's you all like and give one of you a FREE copy of the MyMemories Suite v4 digital scrapbooking software!

**At least 5 entries are needed for this contest to end and declare a winner.

*If you want to check out the digital scrap-booking software or download a free trial of the MyMemories Suite v4  (if you just can't wait for the contest to end).. go to www.mymemories.com.

*For discounts on your download before the contest ends or after it has ended... Use the code STMMMS32432 for $20 in bonuses.. $10 off the full version software and $10 in the store.

**Reply to this post now...  
Share your choice of Digital Paper or Layout (with the link) 
and You will be ENTERED

Monday, March 18, 2013

Just Tanked My Test

    I just started a College Algebra class this week and had my first test scheduled today.. and I tanked it! Ugh!

    This was a take once only test; and when I logged in I clicked the test instead of the practice one, and once I started it I could not exit out.  Unfortunately, since I had not completed my study guide and pretest review first.. I was not prepared.

     I hate that this happened because it will hurt my grade in this class, but it's week one; therefore, I have to buckle down and work hard to get all the points I can for the rest of this class.

     I hate algebra, but I will get through it.. I only have this one and one more Math class to take, so it's all good! (lol)

    I hate that I just tanked my Math test.. but mistakes happen (like my little mix-up) and I haven't really put in the time in that I should have this week either, it have been chaotic..  With my husband in the ER, had a baby stroller to make, work, school, kids, and home (just to name a few) I have put off school when I shouldn't have!

    Next week is going to be different... I can do this if I set my mind to it!  I will not tank my test next week!!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Excited to announce Life's 1st Give-Away!

I am excited to announce that our very 1st Give-Away on Life will be held this month!

     Recently, I told you all that I had downloaded a new digital scrapbook software, MyMemories Suite v4, and shared my first page with you (it's the picture below, if you missed it)!

My 1st Page
     Since then, I have been playing around with, watching videos, and checking out all of the awesome creations that others have done with the program.. and the possibilities are endless!!

     So... I wanted to share the fun with you all; and what better way to do that than with a give-away!

     This month on Life, we will be doing the first Give-Away ever on Life .... and the prize will be a full version of the MyMemories Suite v4 Digital Software!

      .. How cool is that!!!


In the upcoming weeks, I will post all the give-away's details... but until then..

*If you want to check out the digital scrap-booking software or you can download your free trial of the MyMemories Suite v4 if you can't wait at www.mymemories.com.

*If you decide to download... Use the code STMMMS32432 and you will get $20 in bonuses.. $10 off the full version software and $10 in the store.

** Be sure to Follow us, join, and keep checking back because the details of out first give-away will be posted the upcoming weeks!!

Leave your comments and let me know how excited you are about this awesome give-away!!

Check out the Give-A-Way at http://livinginglife.blogspot.com/2013/03/join-march-give-way-now-before-its-too.html

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Creation Station: Lost in Thought

 Recently I have been trying to learn more about the Daz 3D Software and use it more often, but I need a project to really become engaged in... and I think I am off to a good start!?

Read more @ Creation Station: Lost in Thought

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Amazing what a few changes can do!

The first version of my diaper-cake turned out pretty good...

My 1st Diaper=Cake: Version #1

but a few addition things had to be done to it; so, here's what I did...

I added a bow with a red layer to the front.. which helped compliment the wheels; and I added a little window in the bad to avoid the plain look!

Cute little flowers were added to the wheels and one on the top of the bassinet/stroller as well.

You can see the changes in the pictures below, to get a better look at the changes and how the changes the look of the whole project.
My 1st Diaper-Cake: Version #2... The Completed Version! :)

Overall.. I think that my first Diaper-Cake project turned out pretty good; and I think the couple will like the gift!!  

Hope to tackle a new project soon though; because making this bassinet/stroller diaper-cake was FUN!!

My 1st Diaper-Cake.. Version #1

      Finally, I got everything put together for the diaper-cake; and it looks alright.  There are a few pieces to tighten-up and I'm still not sure about the red ribbon on the wheels, but it was the only color ribbon on the roll I got that comes close to matching the blankets.

     ... and I refuse to return to the store again!  So, I gotta find a way to make this work!!

This is what Version #1 of My 1st Diaper-Cake looks like....

My 1st Bassinet/Stroller Diaper-Cake: Before adding extra little changes! 

.... Updated Version will be uploaded shortly!! :)

Completed Version Here!!!

How I decided to make a diaper-cake as my Baby Shower gift!

I got a phone call from a friend the other day reminding me of a Baby Shower she is having for her grand-baby this weekend; so, I decided to try this idea I have been thinking about doing for a while... A Diaper Cake!

However, before now I wouldn't be able to use the diapers if it turned out horrible... ((lol))

So, I did a little research and watched a few video's on YouTube to look at what I was up for.  It doesn't look that hard, so I thought I would give-it-a-go.  The next time I stopped in town at the store I grabbed some diapers and a few little things I thought I needed; and I came home to get started.

After making a motorcycle (so I thought it was) with only a few diapers for the wheels, and no materials at all... I was proud of my accomplishment.

((lol))  I showed it off to the family (not saying what it was supposed to be) and my daughter says it is a "Snail".  Hmm... then my husband says, before I have a chance to correct her.. "No it's not..It's a rabbit!"  So, I decided to correct them both by saying, "It's a motorcycle!"  

Anyways.. I knew this was going to be a little more of a challenge than I thought; and I would need a few more things. 

Yesterday evening I got the rest of the stuff that I needed, but could not find any ribbon that I liked or the width I wanted.  I ended up with a variety of colors on one roll; however, all of the colors are a little darker than I preferred!  

This morning I got started on my Diaper Bassinet/stroller baby shower gift because the shower was this evening (so I thought); and it was fun!  A little bit of a challenge when you are rushed, but I done what I could and went off to work.. thinking about what I was going to do, the entire time!

So, I got started and ran into a few challenges; but it looks alright (I think)!!

I will let you all know all about my first experience at making a diaper bassinet/stroller in my next post, which will hopefully be tonight, but no later than tomorrow, I'm EXCITED to share it with you all!!

See ya Soon!! 

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See My Completed Version of My 1st Diaper-Cake HERE!!