Monday, June 29, 2015

Ponds Two Week Challenge

Hello everyone!

I recently received a package in the mail that contained products from Ponds to try. Ponds challenged me to a two week Anti-Wrinkle Challenge. 

I have been using products from another company for many, many years and was afraid to try anything else.  But the two week challenge inspired me to step outside of my comfort zone and boy am I glad it did!  I LOVE both of these products.  

I’m particularly enamored with the Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream.  If you are anything like me, you were of the generation that loved to sunbathe and are now regretting all that time out there causing sun damage to you skin.  It seemed like I was getting a new dark spot every day.  I’ve been wanting to find a product that would help me get rid of these spots so I was excited to try this product and see if it worked!  And I am happy to say that it does!  I’ve noticed a visible lightening of the dark spots and no new ones have popped up.  

And even though I’m mostly raving about the Clarant B3 Cream I also love the way the Rejuveness Anti Wrinkle Cream makes my face feel.  It makes it feel smooth and soft but it still feels tighter and looks less wrinkled. You can tell I'm definitely a fan! (smile)

For this two week challenge I washed my face in the morning and then layered on the two creams. And then in the evening I did the same steps. That's all, nothing else.  Then I just waited to see what would happen!  I did worry that I might have break outs but I didn’t.  

Here is what the Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream looks like.

And here is what the Clarant B3 Cream looks like.

My only complaint is that I’m not able to tolerate scents very well and I wish that I could have tried products that were scentless.  The scents were not strong enough to stop my from using the products thought.

I will be buying and continuing to use Rejuveness Anti-Wrinkle Cream and Clarant B3 Dark Spot Correcting Cream.  I have to keep things going in a positive direction right? (smile)  And I will definitely recommend both of these products to anyone who will listen. (yes, that means you!! lol)

Here is a before photo. 

And here is an after photo.

I was given these products to try for free but my opinions are my own.  Thanks for stopping by today and visiting.  


Family Beauty Secret (shhhhhhhh!)

Hello friends,

I recently had a chance to visit with my aunt who is 85.  She is a beautiful woman (still) and I asked her how she has stayed that way.  She told me her secret was water.  Yes...water.  She said that no matter what is going on in her day she always tries to drink as much water as possible.  It keeps her skin feeling hydrated.  Her hair is still soft and smooth.  It makes her body feel healthier.

It seems crazy that something so simple could be so important.  Guess what I have in my hand right now?   Yep...a glass of water! (smile)

Until next time...happy water drinking!  lol


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Sketches in Thyme June Challenge

Hello friends!!

There is a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme.  And I couldn't wait to make a layout with it!  

  Here is my take on Bev Code's fun sketch:

Surprise...another baby photo layout!! lol   I just can't help myself.  :-)  I had fun with this one, splattering paint and stitching those circles!

The awesome prize this month is a $25 gift certificate from DIY Crafty Scraps!!  So you are going to want to go check out this challenge!!! 

You have until June 30th to join in on this and the other sketch challenges at Sketches in Thyme.  

Thanks for stopping and looking today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Scrap Our Stash - EMBOSS

How about another post today?  I have made a layout for the Scrap our Stash challenge #26.  Create a layout and include an item form your stash for each letter of the word E-M-B-O-S-S.  

I used E-Enamel dots, M-Metal, B-Baby and Black, O-Overlay, S-Splatters, and S-Sequins.

Look at that sweet baby girl!!  How could I not scrap this photo!!?  (smile)  

For more information on this challenge go to the Scrap Our Stash blog.  Challenge is open until May 29th.

I'm off to scrap some more....until next time...happy scrapping!


Scrappy Friends - May


Happy Tuesday!  I'm sitting here in my scrap room this morning with my friend, Rochelle.  She is already making a layout and after I get this post up I am going to get busy making one too!  I just love our weekly scrap dates!

Here is a layout I made for the Scrappy Friends challenges.  There are three challenges and if you combine all three you get your name in the hat for the grand prize.

Here is my layout:

I used Brenda's sketch:

 Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe board:

I did Tac vertically - scallop punch, flower and doily.

and Kelly's Color Inspiration board:

As you can see I'm obsessing over all the baby photos!  You will be seeing more and more of Myla in the near future.  ;-)

Thanks for stopping and looking today!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Sketches in Thyme May Challenge

I'm excited to share with you my layout for the first May sketch challenge at Sketches in Thyme.  My goddaughter recently had her first baby and I've been in heaven making layouts using her photos! So expect to see a bunch of baby layouts in the future! ha  Here is the layout I made:

I couldn't believe how great the papers I found went with the colors in the photos!!  Yay!

Here is the cool sketch from Bev Code that I used:

If you play along over at Sketches in Thyme this month you will be in the running for a gift certificate from FRECKLED FAWN!!!  WOOT!!

The more you enter the more chances you have to win.  The challenges will remain open until May 31st.  Remember there is a new sketch challenge posted each week.  You have 4 sketches to inspire you each month!  So go get to scrapping.

Until next time...happy scrapping!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sketches in Thyme April Kick Off Week

I'm so happy to finally be making projects for Sketches in Thyme!!  Each week there will be a new sketch to get your creative juices going and you only have to create one project to qualify to win a prize.  But with that much inspiration you will want to do all 4!

We are on Day 6 of our Kick Off Week!  The fantastic challenge inspiration is Sketch #143 by our Senior Sketch Designer , Bev Code.  It is gorgeous, right?!   Looks like you will need to get out your needle and thread!  (or a nice pen for faux stitching! lol)


Here is my take on this fab sketch!

When this photo was taken at school, my daughter's kindergarten teacher also had her write about her first day and I have that paper hidden behind her photo.

The prize this month is......


All you have to do to be eligible to win is follow the Sketches in Thyme blog and play along!  We will have one random winner chosen by and Top 3 for each month!

There will be a separate link for each week.  April week 1 link is posted to the right on the top of the sidebar at Sketches in Thyme.  You will have until April 30th to enter a link fore this challenge!

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!!