Sunday, December 9, 2018

Life is a Journey

I saw this picture with the caption "There is no right path, just YOUR path" and right now in my life this says so much to me on so many different levels, and I want to share one of those ways with all of you.

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For YEARS I have struggled with my weight. I often joke that I am still trying to take of the weight from having my second child, 18 years ago, but I know it is because I love sweets and hate to exercise. As I have gotten older, my metabolism is gone. I felt more tired.

All of that changed on October 24, 2018, when my sister-in-law introduced me to some products that have changed her life. In just 6 weeks, I have lost 8 pounds and 1.5 inches around my hips. I am wearing clothes I have not worn in YEARS!!! I no longer have to hold my breath as I zip up my jeans when they are fresh out of the dryer. While 8 pounds might not seem like a lot to all of you, remember that I am only 4'-10" tall. If I gain a pound I can tell. Weight gain shows up a lot faster on a short girl.

I have done all of this while still eating the food I love . . . pizza, chocolate, burgers, ice cream . . . I am just satisfied after eating a lot less of it than I used to.

So what changed? I started to use the products from https://livepure.com/mosch

I love my morning coffee, so I was really excited to try the Pure Cafe. I have used other drinks that you can buy over the counter to try and suppress your appetite, and they all taste great but I was still hungry, but I was willing to give this a try. I make one of these in the morning instead of my normally mocha coffee drink. I do add a little splash of zero calorie, sugar free flavoring syrup to it just to make it taste a little more like my mochas I used to drink. I usually have a bowl of cereal for breakfast with this, but sometimes I have a bowl of fruit. I have found that I have been fuller longer with this, so instead of being starving by lunch there are some days I forget to eat my lunch until much later in the day. And I noticed I am eating less at lunch. When I get home I am not starving for dinner as soon as I walk in the door. Let's be honest, when we are hungry and walk in the door after a long day at work we make bad eating choices.

The other product I have used is the Metabolic One. I take this about 30 minutes before dinner, since that is my largest meal of the day.

The ONLY other things I have changed in the past 6 weeks is that I have reduced the amount of potatoes I eat . . . coleslaw instead of fries if we go out to eat . . . and I have reduced the amount of bread I eat. I know that if I ate better or added exercise to my daily routine I could drop even more weight, but I also know that long term I am not going to become the kind of girl that works out every day. I also know that I could probably drop more weight if I was eating salads every day, but really who wants to do that! This has helped me to just eat less of the food I love and I can really feel that I am full sooner so then I am satisfied sooner. If you want to know more about how did this and how you can do it yourself, check out the info at https://livepure.com/mosch or send me a message.
Since the time I originally posted this I have been asked some questions, so I am adding that info here.
If you are worried about Gluten and Stevia then read the info at LivePureQuestions

Monday, November 12, 2018

Disney Pixar Online Craft Shop

Welcome to the first Disney Pixar 
Online Craft Shop!



If you have visited my blog before, you probably know that I am a fan of Disney.  In the past I have organized Disney Pixar Blog Hops, where I gather my favorite crafting bloggers together and we all post Disney or Pixar inspired projects on our blogs on the same day . . . then you get to "hop" from blog to blog to see all of our creations.

Well this time, we are taking that same sort of idea, but we have gathered crafters who make and sell Disney and Pixar inspired items.  Below you will find a preview image of the items each crafter makes and links to their site or Facebook page so that you can go and purchase any of the items you like.  Think of it like a online version of the mall directory . . . but all of the stores in this "mall" sell Disney related items!

This could be a great way to get your Christmas shopping done for the Disney fan in your life, and support some small businesses at the same time!

Okay . . . let's get started!  I would suggest logging into Facebook so when you click on the links you will be taken right to the page and can like and follow all of our vendors.

First off is me, Shawn Mosch.  


Some of the items I have are decals, Mickey Mouse snowflake window clings, headbands and hats.  I can also do custom decals on request.  Just let me know what you are looking for!


Check out my website and Facebook page for other colors and designs.


Deanne Lynn
Charming Dezigns
Beautiful charms of your favorite Disney character that can be attached to a bag.


Check out Charming Dezigns at https://www.facebook.com/groups/455105038263152/ to see all available designs.

Donna Mann

Donna creates totes and bags from fabrics with your favorite Disney characters.


Check out Mann Made by Donna at https://www.etsy.com/shop/MannMadeByDonna and



Melissa Jo Cady

Melissa and her husband create 3D printed ears.  They have a wide variety of styles to choose from, and you can even upgrade to add your name.



Shannon Glass

Shannon creates hand painted shoes with your favorite Disney characters



Check out her Facebook page for all of her designs https://www.facebook.com/slgpaints/


Barb Oertelt
Elegant Glasses by Barb

Barb creates hand painted glasses, and some of her creations include Disney designs.  Here are a few examples.


Check out her Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/EGbB92/


Lori Apgar
https://www.loriapgarcreates.com/
https://www.facebook.com/loriapgarcreates/

Are you looking for just the right shirt, hat or bag for your next trip?  Check out what Lori has created


Make sure to check out her store and Facebook page at
https://www.loriapgarcreates.com/
https://www.facebook.com/loriapgarcreates/

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Star Wars Digital Mystery Box - October 2018

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Have you heard about the October Digital Mystery box from Cricut?  It contains some amazing Star Wars images that are perfect to create a unique and custom item for the Star Wars fan in your life. 



Right now you can get it for just $34.99

Star Wars Digital Mystery Box. Valid 10/17-10/23. 

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Mickey and Pluto Christmas Towel

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It's beginning to look like Christmas at my house.  I live in Minnesota, and it is snowing outside right now.  Ironically I wanted to work on a Christmas related project today so the snow kind of put me in the right mood for Christmas.

I love it when I get to combine crafting and Disney . . . and using my Cricut allows me to do that so easily!


I made this Christmas kitchen towel featuring Mickey in a sleigh, and Pluto dressed up like a reindeer!  It was really easy to make!


First I made the image by combining a Mickey, a sleigh, Pluto and the antlers of a reindeer in Cricut Design Space.  There was a log of playing around with the images until I got it just how I wanted it . . . welding and slicing pieces and parts until I got this image.


If you don't want to go through all of the work of finding the individual pieces and slicing and welding them together, you can purchase the SVG at the Crafting Pixie store HERE.

After I cut the image from the Cricut ion on vinyl, I just ironed it onto a plain white kitchen towel.



If you like this project, be sure to check out The Crafting Pixie and The Crafting Pixie Facebook page 

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Disney PopSockets

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Did you know there are PopSockets.com with Disney designs on them!  And right now the PopSockets.com site is doing free shipping (offer good until 9/30/2018)

My favorite one is the Stitch one

There is also a Jack Skellington one



There is a pizza Mickey one

one that looks like the face of a classic Mickey Mouse watch


To purchase any of these, or one of the other designs, click HERE and go to the Pop Culture section.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Donald Duck Tsum Tsum Card

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My daughter loves Donald Duck, so when I saw the new Disney Tsum Tsum images that are available in the  Disney Digital Mystery Box I knew I had to buy it.  Who are we kidding  . . . I will buy almost anything if it is Disney related!


 I created this Donald Duck shaped card and put it in with all of the stuff my daughter is packing up for college so she will find it when she is unpacking.

First, I welded two of the back pieces together to make this image into a card.


Then I just cut the rest of the colored pieces and layered them on to the card


Here is what the back looks like



If you are looking to add some Disney images to your collection from Cricut, then you have to check out the Disney Digital Mystery Box!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Disney Mystery Box from Cricut!

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If you are looking to add some Disney images to your collection from Cricut, then you have to check out the Disney Digital Mystery Box!


For just $29.99 you will have several different Disney images that you can start creating projects with, including Disney Tsum Tsum images, Disney Halloween images




, Lion Guard images, Zootopia images




 and Tangled images and even some Disney Classic character images.



That is over $100 worth of images for less than $30!  Click HERE to buy yours now!

Scrapbook Cover Page

I like to do a cover page for each of my scrapbooks.  For a while I used the school photos of my kids, or a few family photos from a trip in a collage that was a summary of the year.  For 2010 I could not think of a good introduction to the year since there was so much that happened that year . . . so I just when with something that represented the seasons.


And yes, that says 2010 on the page.  I am a little behind on my scrapbooks!  Once my daughter started to play hockey I didn't have enough time for scrapbooking, and I found myself making hockey related projects or working on the team memory books for the end of the year.


Saturday, August 11, 2018

Anyone Can Cook Kitchen Towel

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If you have visited my blog before, you know I love Disney.  If this is your first time here, you can click can check out some of my past Disney or Mickey Mouse projects.

Recently, I made a Remy decal for the wall in my kitchen.  If you want to see that blog post click HERE.

He turned out so cute, that I started to think about making a towel that I could hang on the front of the oven also.  I had some gray iron on vinyl at home, and a plain linen kitchen towel, so I decided to give it a try.


I already had the Remy image from the wall decal project I made. so all I had to do was combine that with a nice font for the Anyone Can Cook.  


This was my first time using the iron on, and I started with the hottest setting on my iron, but I think that was too hot or I left the iron on it too long, so I ended up throwing the first towel away.  

My suggestion is to cut a small image, like a heart or a star and use a practice piece of fabric to test ironing an image and get the heat setting and amount of time right before doing this on the final product you are making.

If you want to make one of these, you should pick up some Cricut Iron On vinyl.  Just click on the image below to starting picking out your favorite colors.




I have a Facebook Page called  The Crafting Pixie and you can check out all kinds of things I create there.

You can check out my store by clicking HERE.

Remy Wall Decal

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If you have visited my blog before, you know I love Disney.  If this is your first time here, you can click can check out some of my past Disney or Mickey Mouse projects.

Recently, I made a Remy decal for the wall in my kitchen.


He turned out so cute, and he was pretty easy to make.  I used the Cricut Design Space™ Software and my Cricut Cutting Machine.  Upload an image, cut with the vinyl settings and apply to the wall.


I am hoping to continue to add more decals to the inventory of items I make.  Facebook Page called  The Crafting Pixie and you can check out all kinds of things I create there.

You can check out my store by clicking HERE.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

My Mickey Mouse Car Decal

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I am not sure why, but in recent years I have gotten really worried about trying something new with my crafts. I have seen other people making decals or shirts with images they cut with their Cricut. I would look at them and think how great they look, but for some reason I would not try making one of my own. I was worried I would not be able to get the fonts I downloaded to work, or that images I created would not cut out right.

 So recently I had someone ask me on Facebook if I could make them a car decal.  I said I was willing to give it a try.  Well, theirs turned out so good that I made one for my car.  I love the way it turned out!


This was so easy to do!!!!  For mine, I used the image of Mickey's head from the Disney Mickey Font cartridge.  There is an option to cut just the outline/silhouette, which makes a nice frame.  Then I used the text function in Cricut Design Space™ to add the word Dream.  Once I had that positioned where I wanted it, I used a circle to slice out part of the Mickey Mouse icon so that the frame of Mickey starts and stops when it gets to the word Dream.


If you are in any Cricut crafting groups or Facebook pages, I am sure you have encountered conversations about which transfer tape is the best.  I am thrifty, and I did not want to invest a lot of money into transfer tape for doing one decal on my car, and one for the person that requested one from me on Facebook.  I had heard that some people use Glad Press and Seal for transfer tape so I figured I would give it a try.  It worked great!!!!


So, because this worked so well, I decided to add them to the inventory of items I have at my store.  You can check out my store by clicking HERE.

I also have a Facebook Page where I feature items I have created, called The Crafting Pixie.  You can like the page and follow me there, and let me know if there are items you are looking for.  Just click HERE to go to the Facebook page.


I am hoping to continue to add more car decals to the inventory of items I make.  Please let me know if there is something specific you are looking for and I can create a design and send you a preview.  Contacting me through The Crafting Pixie page is the easiest way to reach me.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cricut Deals!

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Hello all of my crafty friends.  I had to share these great Cricut deals I just found out about with you!

Cricut Explore Sale! Starting a $149.99. Valid 6.20-6.26.

Buy 2 Get 1 Free on Accessories! Valid 6.20-6.26.

EasyPress Everything Bundle on sale! $219.99. Valid 6.20-6.26.

40% off vinyl and iron-on! (excludes bulk, bundles, and new). Valid 6.20-6.26.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cricut Sale!

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You heard that right . . . Cricut is having a sale!

If you have been thinking about getting the Cricut Maker then now is the time.
Cricut Maker on sale for the first time ever!! ($379.99). Valid 5/9-5/15. Click HERE to get yours!


Shop new arrivals from Cricut!

Also, you can get Free economy shipping (US & Canada) on orders of $99+ using code: MAYSHIP

Stock up on printable materials . . . . 30% off printable materials. Valid 5/9-5/15.

Husbands this could be a great time to get new crafting tools for your wife for Mother's Day!

Cricut is Easy as 123

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Cricut Knife Blade is here!

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If you purchased the Cricut Maker, and have been patiently waiting for the knife blade to be available then you will be happy to know that the wait is over!

Click HERE to get your knife blade before they sell out!



Cut more, make more. Get precise cuts through thick or dense materials such as balsa wood, leather, craft foam, and more. Add texture and dimension to your projects.

•1 premium 12 mm carbide blade and Drive Housing
•For use with Cricut Maker™ only
•Create puzzles, models, leather goods, toys, and more
•Not recommended for cutting images or details smaller than ¾”

Qualified Knife Blade cutting materials include:
          •Balsa wood, up to 3/32”
          •Basswood, up to 1/16"
          •Tooling leather, up to 7 oz
          •Garment leather, up to 5oz
          •Cricut® Chipboard, 2mm
          •Matboard, 2-ply or 4-ply
          •Craft foam, up to 3mm

  Check out what's new at Cricut

Friday, April 27, 2018

Cricut Supplies - Deals end 5/1/18

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Supplies Sale: 30% off mats, blades, and other tools. Ends 5/1. Click HERE!

Shop Mother's Day materials from Cricut!  Click HERE!
 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Expressions Vinyl - Siser Week

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This week is Siser Week at Expressions Vinyl!

20% off Siser products  using code: 20SISER18 
this includes all Siser! Even the new PSV! 

We are so excited for this week's Facebook live on Friday with Joe from Siser! Make sure to tune in! 
AND Heat Presses are on sale!

It is a great time to stock up on products for your summer crafting!


Thursday, April 5, 2018

Paw Shaped Graduation Card

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Graduation season is coming, and I wanted to make a few fun cards for my daughter's friends who are graduating this year.  Since their school mascot is a Jaguar, the paw gets used a lot on school items so I thought why not turn it into a card.


First, I found a paw shape in Cricut Design Space.  Then I made it the size I wanted the card to be, and duplicated the base piece.  Then I mirrored the base that I duplicated and moved it right next to the original until they were touching.  Then I welded them together at the point that they touch.  I also added a scoreline at that same location so that the Cricut would put a nice line for me to fold the card on.


Next I cut the blue shapes for the paw.  I also did a smaller version of the base for the inside of the card so that I could have the Cricut write a sentiment inside the card.



Next, glue the piece with the sentiment to the inside of the card.


Then add the blue pieces to the front.  I also cut the numbers 2018 out of a silver glitter sheet that has adhesive on the back.  This made it so easy to apply the numbers to the front of the card since the entire back side was already sticky.  ***HINT:  Place the 0 or the 1 first, so that you can space things out nicely from the center of the card.  If you stick the 2 down first and were too far to the left, the whole year will look off-centered. 


If you want to make this card for yourself, the project can be found at the link below