Is this thing still on??


So, I inadvertently took a 14 month break from blogging.  As we always say, life happens...and sure has! Where have I been you ask?  Well, I decided to work my Plexus business.  I said I wouldn't when I started the products, but by the time April rolled around and I had been on them for 6 months....I was a true believer.  I had lost 25 pounds, allergies, restless legs, aches and pains, poor sleep and concentration, 3 sizes in pants, eczema, and so much more...I couldn't believe at first that this little pink drink we call Slim and a few supplements could do this...and I was a believer.  I AM a believer.  This little pink drink has changed my life. 


This is a comparison of me in the same dress from March 2015 (3 months after I started and had lost 20 pounds) and April of today, I am down 37 pounds...4 sizes...and feel better than I have since my 20's.  It's changed Eric's life, too...he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes two weeks before we started Plexus...since then he's lost over 50 pounds, is now off two of the three diabetes meds, high blood pressure meds, and cholesterol meds. To say that our health has changed is quite the understatement.  

Our family life has changed, too...because I am now only teaching Lamaze 1 night a week and working my Plexus business in the nooks and crannies of my life.  I have gone from just buying the products to sharing my love for them, earning a free trip to Washington DC and a very nice monthly income in the process.  I haven't had to have a single "party", stock any products, host any meetings or do anything that any of the other network marketing plans have required I do...and now I can pay for both of my kids to attend out of state college...or make the monthly payment at the Private high school my youngest will be attending, or pay all of our car payments (we have 4 of them) or save a few months and take my family on a week's long cruise to Mexico...the freedom is astounding! 



and I am so grateful for the opportunity to help my friends and family improve their health as well.  It is an honor and a blessing to help them feel better, live better....Plexus has changed EVERYTHING for me....

and so here I am blogging again.  You will see some updates on each of the kids...and on our pets...and on our health...and I thank you for sticking with me and following me!  Feel free to message me if you have any questions at all about Plexus or anything...I am happy to share all the details! xoxo



MSAM Sketchathon Day 16

Hi there, Lisa here today to share another of my quaint little hand-drawn sketches!  LOL  This one is for three photos!

And here is what I created with it using the Crate Paper Open Book, Simple Stories "I Am", Maggie Holmes and American Crafts lines...

Can't wait to see what you create with it!

Read more:

Pretty Little Studio and Tombow USA Blog Hop!


Hi and welcome to the Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio Blog Hop! Get ready for two days of beautiful vintage inspiration! You probably came here from Jennie Garcia's Blog but if you happened to stumble across my blog go to the Tombow USA Blog (on Friday) or Pretty Little Studio (On Saturday) to start!

Tombow and Pretty Little Studio are a match made in heaven.  Each of the Tombow products compliments the Pretty Little Studio products and allows them to shine in your projects!  For my first project, I created this layout using mostly the Baby Claire Collection.  




Pretty Little Studio Products used:

3" Gold Foil Alphabet

Baby Harper Vellum

Baby Kade Vellum

Baby Chase Paper

Baby Annie Bingo Cards

Baby Mia Journaling Cards

Baby Words Stickers

Catmint Tabs




The Tombow Xtreme Adhesive is amazing for vellum and layered looks.  It is extremely strong and a little goes a long way!  My favorite Tombow adhesive to use on the narrow die cut pieces is the Aqua Liquid Glue, the pen tip side.  It is perfectly clear and it's so easy to apply it just where you want it. And of course, Foam Tabs are a must use for dimension. Last but not least, the Mono Multi Glue is perfect for adhering the 3 dimensional embellishments like flowers and sequins.


For my second project, I created this card using the You and Me Collection from Pretty Little Studio on a Clear Scraps Heart Card and the Tombow Adhesives. 



I love love love how the Tombow Xtreme adhesive is perfectly clear.  It provides a super strong bond without showing...I LOVE that!!



To win, visit and comment on the participating blog posts. You have until April 14 at 11:59 EST to comment. A winner will be picked randomly and announced on April 15 2015.

The Tombow USA prize includes: Tombow Xtreme Adhesive, NEW Tombow Adhesive Dots, NEW Tombow Foam Tape and the Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Glue!

The Pretty Little Studio Prize includes: PRIZE CONTENTS: 3 Clear 4x6 Transparencies (Jade) (Arrow, Words, Heart Polka) 6 Die-Cuts You & Me, Tabs You & Me, Mini Shipping Tags You & Me, Best Friends PL 3x4 Cards You & Me, Convo Hearts You & Me, Arrow Flair Gold Mine, Gold Note Flags (Die-Cut), You & Me Clouds.


Remember to “Like” Tombow USA and Pretty Little Studio on Facebook.

Here is the line up in case you get lost.

Friday, April 10:

Tombow USA Blog

Aimee Maddern

Beth Watson

Agnieska Piskorz

Daniella Hayes

Carole House

Jennie Garcia

Jeanne Jachna

Pretty Little Studio Blog


Saturday, April 11:

Pretty Little Studio Blog

Jennie Garcia

Lisa Spiegel

Jennifer Priest

Monique Liedtke

Latrice Murphy

Tessa Buys

Tombow USA Blog

My Scraps and More Sketchathon

Hi there!  I'm back for a second day in a row..I know, I know, and with ANOTHER sketch!  You're welcome!  This one I created for the My Scraps and More Sketchathon.  If you haven't played along with us before, every day in  April we will be sharing an original, never before seen, sketch and inspiration.  Because I'm a pen and paper girl my sketches aren't that digi savvy, but you get the idea.


And my design....


Come play along in the Forum!

Pretty Little Studio April Sketch

Happy April!!  This month at Pretty Little Studio, we were challenged to create a layout using this sketch inspired by Jessy Christopher.

This is how mine turned out...I had so much fun creating a background with modeling paste and mists...and I used a mash up of products...You can read all about my process over on the Pretty Little Studio Blog.  



And a close up....


Thanks for stopping by today! Hope to see you playing along with our sketch challenge!

Jillian's Powder Puff Adventure

Jillian was so excited to be selected to play on the Senior Powderpuff Football Team!  She really had to be dedicated and go to practices three times a week in addition to her regular school, dance and homework situation (oh, and scholarship apps that were due!) was a LOT.  In the end, we couldn't go to the game because it was on the Friday night before Cammy's Bat Mitzvah and we were in temple and entertaining out of town guests, but thankfully, there were some great photos taken...Jillian and her friend Tess...



During the game....



Go Jillie GO!!!!  Anyone who thinks this game is easy=just look at those girls faces!!!


and after she was temporarily benched for a little "fight", ROFL!!!


Such awesomeness...breaks our hearts that we had to miss it...especially Eric!!  Well, we are super proud of her anyway!!!


Sharing for February...

I have a few scrappy shares for February....

for Pretty Little Studio...oh how I love the Marigold perfect for my girlies...



and for My Scraps and More...From the Simple Stories I Am collection...I honestly wasn't sure about this line at first but the more I work with it the more I love it!!!



Thanks for stopping by today!

Bat Mitzvah Blessings...

Camryn had her Bat Mitzvah on March 14th and it was beautiful....I don't have many pictures to share yet...just a beautiful Camryn...




During the service...


and from the party...


It was a fantastic evening and Camryn did an AMAZING job during her service...I can't wait to share more pictures!

Sharing for January...

Sharing some of my January Design Team work for Pretty Little Studio and My Scraps and More....

First up, Pretty Little Studio...this  is from the new You and Me line...


and a Holiday Cheer page..


And a few for My Scraps and More...

mostly Crate Paper...because it's my favorite!

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and another Crate...I love how I used the same paper but it looks so different!!




and one last one...the book folds out with her memorabilia and little photos.

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