Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Iam Back Home

Hello all. Thank you for visiting me today. I have had a wonderful time with my family in Florida. I did not miss my stamps and craft table at all :-) Infact iam having a hard time getting my mojo back. We arrived back home in Michigan on Sunday early morning... as you can imagine i am now catching up with house work, luggage, card and yard.

I would love to share a few photos that were taken during the CHA. I never liked to share pictures of me... but i have to share something with you that just made my day today :-) more about that at the bottom of this posting.

On this picture you see my friends Jacque, me in the middle and the lovely Cristina C. Since one day the CHA came up in our conversations it was planned that we would meet. Iam so thrilled that both of my friends were able to fly to Orlando and we could meet. (See the funny look in my face ??? thats how i look after just one glass of wine lol - thank you Crissy hahaha) this picture was taken of us AFTER we left the CHA)
At around noon i was able to meet the gorgeous Marlene from "A Lil' bit of me" for about half an hour because Marlene had to leave back home. It was totally amazing to meet you in person sweetie :-) xxx
After a short night i could not resist to get my family up and drive out to Novi here in Michigan where a big Rubberstamp Expo took place. For me ... i was able to spent more money on goodies there than at CHA. Loved that place!!! When i arrived, i immediately looked for Motivet where i wanted to meet Stephanie and her fabulous husband Greg! I chatted for a long time with Stephanie she is such a sweet and lovely girl! The stand was busy with people buying the the cute stamps.
Well.. and now you might want to know what i have bought... not that much actually. The CHA was disappointing for me. I shopped a lot at the Crafty Secrets stand for some vintage papers and cotton craps and Crissy spoiled me with some stamps. In Novi i got some of the very new Flower Soft colors, Memento Cocoa inkpad and some gems, unfortunately i was not able to get the new Copic colors or the new Spellbinders. So i had to order them yesterday online. Everybody i met at the CHA and Novi seamed to have all the new toys already :-(

Now for my exciting news :-) as of today i have lost 100 pounds within15 months! yippee.... doing the happy dance. I have started a diet last year in the last April week - see picture to the left. It was taken at the weight loss program when i signed in and yesterday when i was so worried to get back on the scale after the vacation i was exactly down 100 pounds!!! I know i have still so much to loose, but after 2 month not losing ANYTHING at all iam super excited and feel like "I CAN DO IT".
I am going to pick the winners for the blog candy later today and will have a separate posting up with the names.
Thanks you all

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stamphappy said...

Congratulations on reaching your 100 pound weight loss! What an accomplishment! I'm so happy for you!!!! hugs,
Sarah N.

Debby said...

Wow Claudia Congratulations ,so happy for you.I am trying to lose weight too and it is so hard.
huge hugs,

Elaine said...

Yay Claudia is back! :) Thank you for sharing your photos, sweetie!

Huge congrats on your weight loss, such an achievement! I'm trying to lose weight at the moment...sloooow going!

Danielle said...

So you're home Claudia - you've been missed although we did have your beautiful creations! Many congratulations on your fantastic 100lbs weight loss - you look amazing! Thanks for sharing your photos.
Hugs, Danielle

Vicki said...

Great photo's Claudia, I am a bit jealous it's sounds like you had a fab time...spending lots...lol look forward to seeing some fabby cards with your new stash!

Vicki x

Mo said...

Herzliche Gratulation liebe Claudia, was für ein Erfolg !!!
Liebe Grüsse, Mo

Nicki said...

Welcom home hun, sounds like you had a wonderful time? soooo would love to have gone to the CHA, even just to stroke all them lovely bits they had! soooo envious! lol
welcome back anyway,
take care

Chris said...

Congratulations on your weight loss - what a success and I know you can keep it up and reach your goal. You look great!!

Cheryl Richter said...

Hallo Claudia!

Schön, dass du wieder da bist :) Ich hoffe, dass du dich ein wenig erhohlt hast!
Toll dich mal wirklich zu sehen, und einfach umwerfend wie du abgenommen hast!

LG Cheryl

Penni said...

Wow Claudia congrats on all that weight loss!!I would never have believed that the photo was of you.

I've been doing Weight Watchers since last September and I've lost 40 pounds - only 4 left to go, these seem to be the most difficult for me, but I will do it!!!!

Keep up the good work.


Tab said...

Oh wow, big big congrats on losing 100 pound that is the best news, so pleased for you! You look so happy.

Oh wow and you got to meet up with Stephanie and Marlene, how fab is that! Looking forward to seeing all your new makes with your new stash. Lets hope the mojo comes back soon!
Good to have you back!
Hugs Tab xxx

Vicky said...

HI Claudia. Glad to hear you had a great vacation and fab time at CHA meeting all your blogging freinds. A huge congratulations on losing 100lbs as well. I have recently lost 42lbs myself to get to my goal weight so I can appreciate how hard you have had to work!
Hugs, vicky ~x~

Nilla said...

Good you had a great time and we have you back, LOL! Wow, that's fantastic of you losing all that weight, congrats! Hugs Nilla

Ruth said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing the lovely photos! Congratulations on your weight loss!!! You are looking great,Ruth x

Dena said...

I'm so happy you had a good time at the Stamp Expo. Sounds like a lot of fun. How fun to meet Marlene and the other gals. Hugs, Dena

dolcreations said...

Welcome home..we have missed you! Thank-you for still posting even when you were gone! You look amazing..congratulations on the 100 pound weight loss! Wow!
Can't wait to see all that you bought!

Chris (Wellnifty) said...

Congratulations Claudia, wow 100 lbs, brilliant

Chris xx

Carolyn said...

Wow, sounds like you had a lot of fun. 100 lbs. way to go!! How lucky you were to be able to see all the new product and amazing scrapbookers.
Hugs xx

Andrea said...

Hallo Claudia, kann mir sehr gut vorstellen wie viel Spaß du hattest. Am schönsten war es sicher so viele nette Mädls zu treffen.
Wow, du hast so viel abgenommen, meinen Glückwunsch!!! Ein paar Pfunde müsste ich auch loswerden aber im Moment schaffe ich es nicht.
LG Andrea

MarieL said...

Congratulations on the weight loss Claudia. Terrific job. I am glad you three had so much fun.

Christina C. said...

Claudia. . . . . you are GORGEOUS!!
Hugs, Crissy

Liza said...

It sounds like you had a brilliant break Claudia and congratulations on your weight loss, you have done so well and you must feel fantastic!

Liza x

Jeanette said...

Hi Sweetie, So glad that you are back! I am glad that you had a great vacation.
Congratulations on your 100lbs weight loss. That is an incredible achievement. You must be so proud of yourself!
Talk soon!
Hugs Jeanette

Sharon Caudle said...

Hi Claudia! WOW!!! A HUGE congrats to you sweetie!!! What an inspiration you are! How proud you must be of yourself. That is NOT an easy thing to do.

Thanks for sharing the pics! I can't believe I finally got to see a pic of the wonderful Miss Jacque! :)

Hope you're having a fabulous day! hugs!

kaylou said...

Hi Claudia
nice to have you back, so glad you enjoyed your holiday, and congratulations on losing 1oo pounds wow, i know feel really lazy....lol.
hugs Kaylou xoxo

Sandie said...

OH WOW!! Well done you! You have every right to be so proud of yourself. Losing weight is very hard. You look completely different now to your picture from when you started your weight loss journey. Keep it up!!

I'm glad you got to meet some great people at CHA. I hope to get to one .. one day!! LOL

craftyb said...

Oh WOW Claudia...wow wow wow....amazing achievement...congratulations for everything so far and good luck for the rest of the journey! The early photo looks like a different person...look how happy you are now!! WOW bx

Kristine said...

I am SO proud of you! It needs so much effort to loose so much weight, and I know how hard it is.
And as I told you before - you look AMAZING!!So beautiful!
I love youso much, girl;)
Big hugs from me;)

stephanne said...

How fun it must have been to meet these terrific people. Sort of a good thing there wasn't too much greatness to be bought, good for the pocketbook. Glad you had a safe trip home and got to head over to your local craft expo. Many congratulations to you about the news the scale had in store for you. Wow, great work!! That's no easy task.
Take Care, Stephanne

Beth S said...

Hi Claudie. Wow you go girl. That is a super accomplishment. You should be so proud of yourself. Keep up the great work.

Leann said...

Looks like you had a wonderful Claudia & huge congrats on your weight loss too sweetie :)
Hugs x

Annita said...

Hi sweetie

ohh WOW 100 pounds that's AWESOME !!! Congrats I am so happy for you.

I got some pics for you :-)

hugs Annita

All Pink girl said...

Wow Cludia thats totaly brilliant
huge congrats babe xxxxx
i am so pleased for you xxxx
so glad you had a fab holiday
hugs Dawnxxxx

Tracey said...

Congratulations on your weight loss Claudia! How fabulous!!

Thanks for sharing the pictures. It looks like you had an amazing time!! xx

Elins Altmuligblogg said...

I must say.. 100 pounds is great !!!
Congrats :O)
And it seems you had a wonderful holiday.
Elin ;o)

resmith said...

Good to see you back. Thanks for sharing your photos. Congrats on the 100 lb weight loss!!!

Scrappymax said...

Wow Claudia congratulations, what a clever girl you are. I am so pleased you had a good holiday and I look forward to your mojo returning so that you can enthral us again with your fab creations.

Kim said...

Looks like you had a FANTASTIC time hun!!!! You look beautiful and CONGRATS on the amazing weight loss!
Hugs~ Kim

Nancy said...

Congrats Claudia on your weight loss I am so very proud of you that is no easy task to loss 100lbs! So glad you are back and glad you had a good vacation but please find your mojo because your mojo helps my mojo! LOL Welcome home.

Suzan L said...

Congratulations Claudia on
your weight loss!! You look fantastic!! You have to share some of your weight loss secrets with us!! I would love to lose a few pounds too!! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us!! It's so nice to see a picture of you, Jacque, and Cristina. How lucky of you to get the chance to meet them in person!!
Hugs, Suzan

Lazylol said...

Claudia - wow that is an amazing achievement. you must feel fantastic, well done :)

Colleen said...

Wow Claudia!! Congrats on the weight loss!! That is totally awesome!!!

CraftyC said...

Welcome back Claudia and congratulations on loosing so many 1lbs, thats motvation for you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Claudia!! COngratulations on your weight loss!! Do you know how amazing that is?? You should be so very proud of yourself. You look fantastic and I would have never know that you had weight troubles in the past. You take great pictures and you just look happy and relaxed after a glass of wine. ;)

Tanya said...

Hope you had a wonderful vacation. Congratulations on such an accomplishment. Way to go!

daisy said...

hé claudia

so glad you'r back and had a wunderfull time! pitty everything you've whanted was alreaddy gone! that happens to me a lot! but i't alway turns out right!

way to go on to loose al that waight! you go girl!


Ila said...

I'm glad your back Claudia..and that you had such a Wonderful time!!...Thank you so much for sharing all these Fabulous photos and Congratulations!! on your weight loss...You look Amazing!!!...ps..the same thing happens to me after I drink a little wine...lol...Big Hugs!! Ila

Kim Piggott said...

So good to have your home Claudia!
kim x

Mina said...

wow what a fantastic weightloss well done Claudia...looks like you had fun in Florida, would have loved to have gone
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

Claudia, I am glad you made it home safe. I am so jealous! I wish I could of been there and met the famous Claudia!(of course you may of had to give me a copic lession. LOL!) You look like you are having too much fun with our stamping friends. Congrats Claudia on reaching your goal. So proud for YOU! You are a beautiful lady. Thanks for sharing the pic's.
I hope you get your mojo back soon,
Pam L.

Rosette said...

Woho the gang is back!! and it's soo nice to put faces behund names :)) Missed you loads.. bu happy you all had a good time :)

Big hugs and congrats on your achievement!!:)

Annacarin said...

cource you can do it!
I cross my fingers...
And I have something to you on my blog..
Hugs Annacarin

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

You look like you had so much fun with the ladies. I bet it must have been marvelous to meet people you email all the time in real life :)

100lbs, wonderful job keeping it off, Claudia!! Determination is the key, just like how you made your website Sooooooo famous, and you name. I know you can do it.. You look great in your pictures dear! xox ~Jeni

Barb Hardeman said...

Claudia!! 100 pounds is no small feat! Congratulations and huge hugs (no pun intended lol) I'm sure you will have your mojo back in no time at all. Your cards are just so amazing, creative and awesome. You are a super gifted lady in more ways than one. Loved seeing the pictures of you with other amazing and talented women. Hugs my dear...Barb

Carole RB said...

Hi Claudia
Congrats on your 100 pounds weight loss. You are very courageous to start a diet with that goal! Wow, you amaze me!

Heidi said...


First let me say congrats on your BIG accomplishment. That is an amazing thing to do and U should be proud and excited. You are a healthier you for you and for the boys! But you are also a wonderful person (and I know this b/c I get to spend time with Claudia).
Secondly- you look fabulous in all our photos and you look like you had a wonderful time. I hope you are somewhat rested! I did not end up going to NOVI but wish I had and would have liked to meet up with you.
Ok- so now we need to set a date- ok? Archivers? Novi?

scrappinpeg said...

A bigggg congratulations on the goal you've already met for yourself. WOW that is a lot of an accomplishment..... You really need to be grinning big! Very proud of you.....
Wow how fun to meet the ladies at CHA and get some new goodies there too. I would LOVE to live close by an expo like that and see Motivet be there too. Those are some of the cutest stamps. I still need to buy some yet.
Thanks for sharing the photos... It is overwhelming when you come home from a long extended trip. So take it slow and easy. Big hugs!

Maria said...

Congrats on reaching the 100 mark. What a wonderful achievement. Sounds like you had a great time at CHA meeting up with friends. Hugs, Maria

Norma said...

Dear Claudia, congrats on hitting the 100lb mark. That is not an easy thing to do, WOW, and I'm sure you'll be able to keep it up. Welcome back home. You were missed, even though we had our daily postings. Sounds like you had a blast meeting people that you've only chatted with online before. That is so cool!


doris said...

Hi Claudia,ich kann mir gut vorstellen wieviel Spaß du/ihr hattest.
Bestimmt war es wunderschön so viele nette Mädels zu treffen.
Wow... du hast so viel abgenommen, "Herzlichen Glückwunsch"!!

Ganz liebe Grüße

Cheryl said...

Hi Claudia
I am so glad you had a fabulous vacation,your photos are fabulous!!! And CONGRATULATIONS on your amazing weightloss,what an achievement,it is not easy to do.WELL DONE!!
Big Hugs xx

Karen said...

Great photos! You look so good for losing the weight and you must be much healthier too. Fantastic achievement and a real inspiration: Well done!

Wilma said...

Congrats on your weight loss, wow…what an amazing achievement!
I'm trying to lose weight too and lost almost 60 lbs already, but it’s really, really hard. :(

Jacilynn said...

Claudia! THat is so exciting that you lost 100lbs. Congrats you look great! Thanks for sharing your pics of CHA.

stella said...

You are beautiful! Congrats on losing so much weight, it is almost unbelievable. You have every right to be so proud of yourself. I love your blog.

Littleminx said...

well done on your massive loss


Jenn said...

Congratulations Claudia! That is such a huge accomplishment. Glad you're back!

Fiese_Friesin said...

HUHU Claudi,
wow Du siehst fantastisch aus, wahnsinn so eine Gewichtsabnahme. Ich freue mich sehr für Dich.
Deine Sachen auf Deiner Seite sind wie immer super super toll.

Ganz liebe Grüsse
von der Nordseeküste

Sheila said...

WOW! 100lbs?! That's a-m-a-z-i-n-g Claudia! Many congrats and you look fabulous. Well done!

Sheila :)

cabio's craft corner said...

Congratulations Claudia for lost of the 100lb. wow I have hard time losing even just 2 lbs. Good for you. BTW, nice to see you all talented ladies gathering and enjoying the fun time!

Tammi said...

Claudia that's awesome!!! Congrats on the weight loss, hugs sweetie! It's so neat seeing all the pics, thanks for sharing! xx

Michelle said...

Isn't weight loss so full of ups and downs. I understand how you feel. I recently lost about 35 pounds and need to lose about 30 more, but I am in a rut and have lost the reigns on my battle

broni (waterchild12) said...

I can't believe you were at CHA and I didn't get to meet you! It was crazy, wasn't it?!! Congratulations on your weight loss! That's truly an amazing accomplishment. You should be very proud of yourself!!

Kerry D-C said...

Great to see pics of you! And Jacque too! She is such a hoot! WOOOHOOOO! on your 100 lbs!! That ROCKS!! I am super impressed and Jealous!!

Jodi said...

Congratulations on your big weight loss!! These also are very nice pics you took, and I'm so happy you got to meet such nice people.
Sorry, I've not been around much, but things are very hectic here and I'm trying to get back in the swing of things.
Jodi =)

Chris (catt871) said...

Congrats Claudia!!! 100 lbs is a BIG accomplishment...way to go girl!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Greetings my friend...what a hot chick you are! You look amazing...many congratulations on losing so much weight.
Wonderful pictures of you and your friends...hope one day I can meet you too :-)
Looking forward to catching up with you about Florida soon.
Love and Hugs
Carole x

Anonymous said...

Greetings my friend...what a hot chick you are! You look amazing...many congratulations on losing so much weight.
Wonderful pictures of you and your friends...hope one day I can meet you too :-)
Looking forward to catching up with you about Florida soon.
Love and Hugs
Carole x