Wednesday, October 28, 2009

*I Did It Myself*

Another day and another workout at the gym.  I took a break from the gym after hurting my knee a few weeks ago...  and then it was easy to just not go when my knee was starting to feel better.  Bruce and I went on Saturday and I've been two more times this week.  Instead of doing my learn to run program on the treadmill, I have been doing 30-45 minutes on the recumbent bike.  I don't like the bike.  It's boring.

And it sucks that most days they blast music through the speakers in the gym so loud that I can't enjoy the music on my iPod...  I want my music, not whatever the young gym attendant thinks is good music.

At any rate, I am trying hard to make the gym a habit again.  I am hopeful that the desire to go to the gym will return some day...  Right now I'm going because I know I should, not because I want to.

An unfortunate side effect of a good workout in the cold weather is that I get really really hot in the gym, go outside and cool off quickly, then I get in the car and turn on the heat...  then I get home and eat my breakfast before hitting the shower.  All of this hot and cold means I feel chilled for most of the day.


Anyway... you didn't come to hear me whine about the gym LOL

I had fun with this card.... the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges this week was to use three different geometric shapes on one card.  It's been a bit since I came up with a design on my own so it took a bit of time for me to think of what I wanted to do.  But all of a sudden the idea came to me.  But then, I didn't know what colours I wanted to use... so I opened up the master list of Colour Challenges at Splitcoast and looked through until I found something that caught my eye.

Items Used:
*Cardstock:  Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant
*Images:  Lizzie Anne Designs Floral Frenzy; PaperTrey Mega Mixed Messages
*Ink:  Stampin' Up! Elegant Eggplant
*Tools:  Stampin' Up! 3/4" circle punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" square punches, slot punch; Big Shot; Swiss Dots Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
*Embellishments:  sheer polka dot ribbon from Michaels
*Challenges:  C4C8; SCS CC235

It felt good to create a card using my own vision instead of following a sketch... but it was tough!  LOL!

Enjoy your Wednesday!
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Lynn said...

Love what you have created with this mix of geometric shapes! Such a cute, cute card, Nancy!!

Hope you're taking it easy on that knee!!

Crafty Creations said...

Nice card Nancy!!! I've gotta go participate in this week's challenge - thanks for the reminder!! Sorry about all the gym woes you are having!! I'm not a gym person either.....but I LOVE my hot yoga classes!!!

Stampin'GHmom said...

Simple and elegant. I like it a lot!

Tracy.H said...

Very nice! Hope that knee is feeling better. What about some pool time...very good for the knee! :0)

Jackie said...

LOL! I enjoyed your story Nancy...tfs!!! Your card came out great too---love those geometric shapes! Fab job!!!

Merlie said...

Love the card Nancy! Maybe once they move the gym it will be better.

Payne Holler Cards said...

it turned out great! isnt it funny how dependent we become on sketches...kinda scary! hope knee is better soon :)

Quilt Nut said...

love this card. great colors and layout!

good for you for getting back to the gym; it's always harder when we don't want too

Andrea M said...

Fantastic card! Love the colors and the layout! Nice job on the geometric challenge :) Just gorgeous.