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Friday, August 27, 2010

J is for Just

Well, well, look what we have here!! Not one but two challenges combined. I must have had some mojo this morning when I woke up {wink}.

It's been days since I have been able to create or even think about creating anything. Yesterday for the first time in 4 weeks, I did nothing but lay by the pool side and enjoyed the sun. I got my mojo back this morning and at 5:30 am I was creating this card.

I decided to try out this week's Mojo Monday Sketch and Color Throwdown challenge.

For my card I used a Valentine's Paper Pack I had from K & Company. I stamped the butterfly (SU Punch Potpourri) three times with Pretty in Pink and used So Saffron for the "rock n' roll" method. Then, I punched them out with my SU butterfly punch and layer them with pop-ups. After arranging my card for the sketch, I decided something was missing so I added the letter J and added some pink glitter.

Now that my mojo is back, I'm sure I'll find another challenge to do over the weekend. Thanks for stopping by and have a blessed day!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Featured Friend

Hey there friends,

Isn't always nice to be rewarded for all your hard work and efforts? Well, today I've been featured at Clear Dollar Stamps!! Woohoo!

During all my construction and stress between the projects at home and church, I received an email that Lori (Owner) would like to feature me as their August Featured Friend. I couldn't be happier. The thought of having to dig my things out of boxes was a bit scary but, that just gave me the excuse that my room had to be finished sooner than later {wink}. Thanks Lori for the push!!

So, here are some cards I have made for Clear Dollar Stamps. Some you might have already seen and others are new.


















































































































As you can see, I am an eclectic designer. I love all styles of cards. From Fun and Cute to Shabby and Traditional.

I discovered CDS by in 2009 while I was browsing through the web. The name Clear Dollar intrigued me, that I had to visit the store site. Anything that said Dollar meant that the prices are low right? Their prices are really great, that it's easy to add a bunch of things to your shopping cart. My favorite stamps from CDS are the Flowers of the Month. They are very pretty and work for just any occasion.

Well, I hope you enjoy viewing my designs for CDS. Make sure to visit CDS and take a look at my bio. Now, I'm off to paint some more. Have a great day!


Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spackling

Well, here we are, day 19 of our construction.

I'm glad to say that my craft room is all done. This past weekend, my DH and I put the shelves in the closet and I spent the entire evening on Sunday organizing my craft supplies. There are a few things I need to get but, that's all cosmetics.

This morning I woke up at 5am and sneaked into my room to make a card. It felt good to take a break from all the construction and create for a bit.

Today, my FIL finished Cait's closet and put the door frame up. Here I am up on the ladder spackling while my FIL measures the frame for the door. I thought since I had my phone on me, to take this lovely pic of me. No make-up and my hair pulled back. That's my FIL in the back :-)

Tomorrow we get the floor put in. Yippee!! I have one last wall to paint in Jason's room and then his room will be all done. We still have sanding to do in Cait's room so I can't paint her room just yet.

Well, I'm off to soak in the hot bath for a while. My body is aching and I have to rest my arm. Good thing I can't do anything tomorrow while the floors are getting done. Maybe I'll just lay out back by the pool and rest. I think that's a great idea since I have to go to work on Friday to finish the paint job over there. Yikes!!

Well, thanks for stopping bye. I'll post my card later this week so you can see my latest projects.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Progress

Hey there,

Well it's 9:30pm on Saturday and I could finally say there is much progress going on in my house. Since my FIL is still working on the kids room, I decided to put all my energy in my craft room. It's exciting to see one room in the house with some order.

I just finished putting the shades and valances up. Aren't they pretty? They go so well with the colors on the wall. So, let me give you a tour of the almost finished craft room.

This is the view from the door. I ordered the Medium Trés Chic Décor Elements in chocolate brown to go above the bookshelf. The ink rack will go on the wall above my desk. I still haven't organized the bookshelf but this will have the most recent SU stamps.

To the right of the window is my sewing machine. Then, to the right of that is the closet which will be finished tomorrow. My DH bought me a shelving system that will work just perfectly for my things (Inside those boxes are all my stamps and embellishments). My friend had the cleverest idea to store card stock so I ceased her idea.







Next, is my desk which is opposite of the closet. This is work in progress! I have to figure out what I use the most and how I want them organized.






My ink rack will go on the wall and underneath that will be my Copics. I want to put floating shelves on the chocolate wall, but that will have to wait until I have some extra money. Meanwhile, I think this will do just fine.

Well, that's it for now. I will share some more pictures once there is more progress. Thanks for looking!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

My New Blog

Hey there friends,

What do you think about my new blog? I am so excited about the new look. There is so much to be excited for these days. A new blog, a new craft room and my kiddies get their own bedroom.

As you can see, I have officially moved to my new room. I went from red to blue. It didn't take me long to want to change the color . After a few days of construction in the kids room, I decided to move the process a little quicker. Today I moved some furniture and boxes out of the way so I can start painting.

The new color is Marina Isle with an accent wall of brown. I can't wait to see the room all painted, decorated and put together just like my new blog.

Thanks to Kathy from The Blog Shoppe who worked on my blog and Jenn from Shabby Miss Jenn for her Shabby Blog kits.

Make sure to come back soon so see my finished craft room. Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, August 6, 2010


Well, it's official.

While my craft room is under construction, so will this blog.

Please visit me on Sunday, August 15th for my re-launch!

Thanks for visiting,

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 2

It's day 2 of construction.

Yesterday my FIL and I put the frame up. Today we put the door frame and door up. We ran into a couple of hick-ups but nonetheless, we did it! So they say, "Two minds are better than one".

This is my first time putting a wall up. As a little girl, I watch my father build so many different things. I remembered when he build a lower and bottom deck at his mother's house, a loft bed for my baby sister and a platform bed and wall to wall closet for my parents bedroom. I always enjoyed watching him and couldn't wait to give a project like this a try. I see a missions trip in my near future {wink}.

Working with my FIL has been a lot of fun. I learned to measure, chisels and put a frame up. I look forward to the drywall.

The first picture is a view looking into the second room. The second view is looking out from the inside room.
Each rooms measure approximately 10'x13'. That is the size of our smallest bedroom in the house. After the drywall goes up, the next thing is to add a closet in the inner room, paint, install carpets and my MIL's favorite part, decorate!

Well, I'm off to finish dinner and rest. My brain can't take too much in one day. I'm also working on a major construction in Children's Ministry that will start next week. All your prayers that I can handle both projects, Sunday Children's Ministry and my own house chores without feeling overwhelmed.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Craftroom Renovation

Hey there,

Wow, today I looked at my blog and realized it's been 19 days since I last updated my blog. Long story short, the week of July 19th my church had their VBS. We had 230 kids and 180 volunteers. It was a blast to see everyone together to share God's love to the children of the church and the community. Then the following week, my kids went to my old church for their summer camp. This week, well have you taken a look?

My father-in-law graciously offered to redo this room. This is what we called the "bonus room". It was our multi-purpose room. Playroom, movie room, craftroom and guest room. Take a look at the wood on the floor. We are going to divide this room and make it into two bedrooms. The kids will be moving into their own room once it's done. The size of each room will be bigger than the size of their actual bedroom now. The best part...I get to take their old room for my craft room. After it's all said and done, everyone will have their own bedroom and I get to have my own space!!! For those who have been following me know that it's has been a constant struggle.

So, in the meantime there is no crafting for me. Everything has been packed and put away. This is just 1/2 of my things. I'm still packing and moving things but I wanted you to see my first of many photos to come.

Make sure to come back everyday, as I will take pictures and post for everyone to see!!