Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Good Friends are So Good To Have

There are some people that come into your life and just make it so much more special to be alive.
They brighten each day and help burdens feel light.
Having a friend that epitomizes this song is a true blessing. 
Hope you're having a blessed day.
Watch it :).

Memory Box: Butterfly Die
Spellbinders: Labels Die
Penny Black: Stamp
Martha Stewart: Doily Punch

Monday, April 14, 2014

Snow Day in Spring: Impression Obsession Bouquet

So, today is the first day of my children's spring break.
Wouldn't you know that it would SNOW overnight while we 
slumbered comfortably in our beds.

Hopefully these cards will brighten the day though.
I created them for The Hen House.
I used a Wink of Stella glitter pen in dark pink to really give the flowers some shimmer.

 And here's another take on the same stamp.
This time I made an array with the papers and cropped the stamp.
Hope your week is sunny and bright and filled with spring flowers.
Head on over to The Hen House Blog for some more details.

Monday, April 07, 2014

More home remodel "PROGRESS" tearing out wall tile.

Seriously, it's like one step forward, two steps back over here.
 It all started on Saturday when I decided that the cobalt blue tile had to go. 
It was bringing my kitchen down man ;).
I have loved that tile for since we installed it years ago, but it is too dark for the new kitchen.
So, what happens when you try pulling tile off of your drywall...THIS!
It literally ripped pieces of the wall off and we had to cut out the entire section of wall to the studs.
So now I have to buy some 3/8" drywall and put it up before my vision can be realized. Sheesh.
The only good thing is that I won't really have to tape and texture because my vision involes
Interestingly enough that's what this wall started out having. You can see that I never changed it out behind the stove. It's REALLY lovely (gag) country pink and blue...everybody's favorite.

Hope your weekend is shaping up to be amazing.
General Conference for my church was so uplifting. Getting to listen to that while working on my house AND having my husband home for the weekend was pretty awesome.
Stay crafty my friends and pray for me...
living in this chaos is getting old.

Friday, April 04, 2014

Welcome to the Kiwi Lane April Blog Hop. I'm so happy to be joining this wonderful group of girls in using such fun tools. This weekend I'll be featuring the 
Celebrate template set.
On this layout I used the pennant and the ticket stub templates that come with the kit. My son has a best friend that he is growing up with and I just love these "through the years" layouts. See how tiny they were and now they're getting so big. The templates are so easy to work with, just trace and cut. Little effort for lots of wow!

The second project I created using the balloon and wavy templates. I had this great sparkly paper and I knew it would be wonderful paired with the cute balloons. I added a little twine and washi and ended up with a perfect celebration card!

 The blog hop will run through 11:59 PM MST on Sunday April 6TH. a random winner from ONE of the participating blogs (including the Kiwi Lane blog), will be given a $25 gift certificate to the Kiwi Lane Shop, for leaving a comment and will be announced on the Kiwi Lane blog on Thursday, April 10TH. 
Have fun visiting all the stops along the way.
Jennifer Nicholes is up next.

  • Gail Owens http://glowormdesigns.blogspot.com
  • Catherine Povec http://www.tybearsmom.blogspot.com
  • Jennifer McDermott http://wonkywares.blogspot.com
  • Kristy Lee http://lifescrapped.blogspot.com
  • Heather Conklin http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
  • Misty Buck http://www.mistylynnwhat.blogspot.com/
  • Jennifer Nicholes http://craftingmoments.wordpress.com/
  • Barb Rapp http://www.mommaducksblog.blogspot.com/
  • Christina Steel http://tinasscrapcrap.blogspot.com/
  • Thursday, April 03, 2014

    Gracias Good Morning

    Still making and handing out thnak you cards. I used my left overs from my Hen House DT post to make up this sweet card. I really like the way it came together.

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    What Does the Fox Say?

    Seriously, loving this little set from the Sweet Stamp Shop. Washi tape is from Stampin'Up. I need to finish up my house so I can play more. ;) Hope you're having a wonderful week.

    Sunday, March 16, 2014

    Home Remodel PROGRESS??? If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Analogy

    I feel like the story of this remodel is like the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie".
    If you give Misty new flooring then she's going to want new cupboards to go with it ;).

    As you can tell, I've been MIA from paper crafting for a while. That's because I just HAD TO go and start on a LITTLE remodel project for our home. We REALLY needed new flooring as our carpet was 20+ years old. Also, the tile we had put in about six or seven years ago was cracking and coming up in places (guess you get what you pay for). So, that led to me pulling up A LOT of tile...and led to us pulling out the carpet. 
    We purchased some really nice laminate flooring at Costco and we were going to do the whole house with it, minus the bedrooms.
    But then we kept thinking we might not want laminate in the laundry area/mud room because it gets wet and used a lot in the winter. That led to me buying this vinyl floating floor stuff that looks like slate.

    But then that led to my house looking like this!

    And this. Heaven help me. I knew once we put the laminate in that I would think there was altogether TOO MUCH WOOD in my kitchen...so I'm in the middle of painting all of my cupboards Heirloom White by Rustoleum. Love that color. You can see it here on my Stereo Cabinet makeover.

    But then that led to fixing a bunch of the drywall in the laundry area so that I can paint it :)

    So, the floor is finished back here, not that you can tell. We'll be texturing and painting this week.
    something along the lines of this color.
    Have a super week...I have to go weave around some paint cans to get to my bed now. ;)

    Friday, March 14, 2014

    My Creative Daughter Harry Potter Wand #9, Name: Unknown

    The other day my daughter came in and asked me where "that white box was that was by the fire". I told her where it was and later this is what she came out with.
    WAND #9
    This Wand:
    has a golden handle with turquoise on the rest of the wand and a powerful marble at the end.
    In the wrong hands it could be dangerous.

    We made these wands a while back using chopsticks and hot glue. It was such a fun afternoon activity. 
    I love that she has such an imagination.
    I wonder where it will take her.
    Have a super duper weekend.

    Sunday, March 09, 2014

    St.Patrick's Day Book Page Shamrock Banner

    Looking for something fun to craft for St. Patty's
    This banner is pretty simple. I cut out the shamrocks from book pages and then used scrap papers at angles to fill in the negative space. 
    To see more follow the link

    Saturday, March 08, 2014

    I'm over at The Hen House Paperie.
    Coloring with Prismacolor pencils and Wink of Stella.
    Check it out!