Saturday, April 26, 2014

Holiday Inspirations Mother's Day

Hello and welcome to another great round of inspired goodness.
I am happy to be joining in.
I recently made this card for my local Scrapbook Store
The goodies Ms. Charlene gives me each month are always fun to figure out how to use. I thought they would make a perfect Mother's Day card. Hope you do too.
Such a soft and feminine card.  I sewed around each of the layers on the card.
Base: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Authentique
Die: Memory Box Precious Butterflies Die
Ribbon: May Arts
Silver Shimmer Paper: Petallics
I hope this inspires you to go out there and make a sweet card for your mama!
Have a great weekend.

Be sure to check out all the blogs for tons of crafty Mother's Day Inspiration.
 You should have come here from Annette's Blog. Now go check out to Ardyth's.

Misty Buck  You are HERE!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Laundry Room (Area) Makeover Update

I will be sharing more pictures when things come together even more but I'm happy to say that at least ONE are of my home is complete (almost ;)).
Just a few tiny things need to get taken care of.
One of the things that I'm glad I did was buy new light bulbs. I purchased the GE Reveal bulbs and I think
that they really do make a difference in how things look.
I love our new vinyl flooring by the back door. We were going to put wood back there but realized that we get a ton of wet/muddy foot traffic back that way so we went with the floating vinyl tiles.

My washer and dryer are not a matching biggie...they get the job done but you could see the hoses behind my washer so I used some leftover fabric from when I made over the stereo cabinet and made a little curtain. I honestly made it in less than fifteen minutes. It's not perfect but it gets the job done.
Oh, and the food storage containers will be going back into the kitchen when I'm finished painting in there so it will be nice and open in the laundry area (not really a room :).

I was thinking of making a cute sign to hang in there over the cabinets.
So, what do you think?
Hope you're having a great week.

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
  • Catherine Povec
  • Jennifer McDermott
  • Kristy Lee
  • Heather Conklin
  • Misty Buck
  • Jennifer Nicholes
  • Barb Rapp
  • Christina Steel
  • 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.