Tuesday, April 8, 2014

My first 1/2 Marathon!! I did it!!

April already?? Where to begin?? Had taken a bit of a break again from my Stampin' Up! business~ life gets crazy and hectic you know?? To pick up where I left off...my last Stamp Camp was a great success thanks to the help of my good friend Beth!! Beth is also in my downline and instead of stamping the projects I had created...she was a little busy body grabbing supplies from one end of the table and showing everyone what/how to make the projects. A HUGE help and I am SO grateful!!

I made this card as a thank-you (hope she doesn't see it!!) I am finally getting around to sending it out!!


Stamp Set: Horse Frontier (132019 W, 126347 C), From My Heart (132007 W, 126557 C), Hardwood Background stamp (133032 W)
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Ink: Basic Black, Whisper White, Versamark
Access: black gingham ribbon (retired), heat tool (129053), pewter embossing powder (124114), dimensionals (104430), Blender Pens (102845), pastels (retired)

Okay..other BIG news from my previous post~ I DID IT!!! I successfully ran my first 1/2 Marathon!! Whoop Whoop!! I had a goal to complete it by 2 hours and 27 minutes (because that's my birthday lol). But actually it was a realistic goal since during my training I was running between a 10-11 minute mile...I also had NO idea as to what to expect!! It was an amazing feeling..it was the weekend of March 14th in Virginia Beach. We had beautiful weather and the course was flat (great for beginners). My husband joined me and he actually decided that morning to run it to. He's CRAZY!! I had trained by myself...he injured his hip several weeks prior and thought he was done...I honestly don't think he wanted me to gloat in his face...so he ran it...limping/running the last few miles. He was in some serious pain the rest of the day (needless to say..I drove home!) But it's all good...I still beat him!! I even beat my goal!! I finished at 2:21!! I think that was part of the reason I wasn't dedicated to stamping as much...distance training takes a lot of time, dedication and it's hard to fit that into an already crazy family life!!

I can honestly say though...it has been the most amazing thing I have ever done for myself. I learned a lot...about myself. I grew...in so many ways. I have officially been bitten by the bug...I consider myself a true runner...I love it. I hope I will always be able to get out there (or on the treadmill) even if it's only for a mile or two...to enjoy the sounds of nothing else but my footsteps,beating heart and steady breathing. It is so rewarding and I now know why they refer to it as a 'runner's high'.

Okay...onward~ are you yawning yet?? Hee hee!

Here is another card I made using one of my latest favorite stamp sets. It's called Happy Watercolor (133191 C). It's on pg. 22 of the current Occasions Catalog.

Stamp Set: Happy Watercolor (133188 W, 133191 C), Dictionary Background stamp (130348)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Vellum, Raspberry Ripple
Ink: Versamark, Raspberry Ripple
Access: heat tool (129053), pewter embossing powder (124114), Antique Brads (117273), Tea Lace  Paper Doilies (129399), Silver Baker's Twine (132976)

Leave a comment if you have any questions, or if you want to place an order please visit my store!! Remember the current Occasions Catalog is valid until June 1, 2014.

Have a fabulous day!! More BIG news to announce for tomorrow!! See you then!!


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