Wednesday, May 18, 2016


Hello fellow crafters!  Thank you so much for following along on the hop. I enjoyed seeing everyone's awesome projects and reading your comments to Kevin.

The winner of the 25.00 Amazon gift card, selected through is:

Drum roll please:

Sarah Biswabic! (Number 7)

Congratulations, Sarah!  Please contact me at to claim your gift card!

Thank you so much for following along with us!

Happy Crafting!

Friday, May 13, 2016

Hats Off! Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Hats Off!  Blog Hop sponsored by Connie at Connie Can Crop.!!!

You should have arrived here from Pam.  Our theme is all about graduation!!!  

My post is a little different than the standard graduation from schools, colleges, and sport events.  

My brother made the decision to take better care of himself so he joined Weight Watchers.  We all struggle with weight issues from time to time and my initial thought was "been there, tried that, NO DEAL".  


It is SO HARD to change the way we eat.  Old habits die hard.  We crave sugar, or soda, or potato chips. (my weaknesses)  We diet; we give up.  We try again and we quit.


He stayed the course, went the distance, and persevered.  Week after week after week.  After awhile, he noticed something.  All of those old cravings just fell away one at a time.  He lost weight.  Slowly.  Yet he stayed faithful to the plan.  Well, almost all of the time.  A few minor slip-ups from time to time. BUT.......... He stayed the course!!!!


Kevin made goal weight with a total weight loss of 107.2 pounds.  He went on the maintenance portion of the program and after six weeks, he has GRADUATED to be a LIFETIME member!!!

He plans to become a leader soon so he will be able to help others in their journey of weight loss.

To celebrate his achievement, my graduation project is shown below:

Congratulations, Kevin!  I am so proud you and so grateful for you!!  You are such an inspiration to me!  Way to go, Bro!

For my blog candy, I am giving away a $25.00 Amazon gift card.  All you have to do is leave a comment below congratulating Kevin.  That's it!  I will select the winner through on Monday, May 16th so be sure to post your email address in the comment or check back on Monday to see who the winner is.

You next stop on the hop is:  Holli

Here is the lineup in case you get lost along the way.  Have fun!!!

Friday, April 8, 2016

Welcome To My New Blog!

BootsandBlingTime was a wonderful blog but I decided to make a change. After taking a year off due to health problems, I am ready to get back to what I love most: paper crafting!

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