Friday, November 20, 2009

Belated Birthday - Again!!!

Hello Everyone. Hope you are having a great week. I forgot to post this over the weekend 'cause we were busy painting - again! Couldn't sleep this morning and thought I'd be productive and share my creation with you.

I know I've showed you this image before but I just loved the happiness that Bella was having and wanted to share it with my "niece" Ali. Of course, as with most things these days, I am late in expressing birthday sentiments. All the travel back and forth to NY to paint and clean out closets is wearing me down. I can't believe how fast the holidays are creeping up. Ok, I digress, sorry. Back to the card, this is a freebie image from Mo Manning at Paper Craft Planet. Be sure to head over to Mo's group there to grab this for yourself. I of course colored Bella and Bronte with my Copics - the color is just so vibrant. I'm getting the hang of the blending a little better and especially love what I was able to do with Bronte. This card took a long time to color but the foundation of the card is pretty basic. I just used some DP paper I got on clearance from Hobby Lobby. It's called Urban Window by We R Memory Keepers and I paired it with the pretty teal from My Minds Eye. Next is the addition of the yummy ribbon from my Mary Maxim stash and a few brads at the top. The sentiment is fittingly by Stamping Bella.

This is finally in the mail and on it's way. Hope she likes it as much as I had fun coloring.

We just started demolition on the kitchen in our Michigan home. We are updating the cabinets (thanks to the LumberJack employee discount) as well as tearing out the small 1/2 bathroom so that we can bring our fridge out of the closet. We're super excited but the thought of living out of boxes for the next 4 weeks brings on another sigh. Oh well, the wait and hassle will be worth it as we will finally have a descent kitchen instead of a one wall "baby" kitchen. Here are some pictures to give you an idea.

This is a view of the fridge in the closet on the left and to the right is the bathroom. It's very dark in this little space and we can't open the door to the fridge all the way. We will be removing the bathroom and adding cabinets to frame the fridge while still letting in light from the small window.

Here's a view of the wall on the right that will be coming down. There is a small sliver of light coming from the bathroom. The color is cheery but nothing else is. Can't wait for it to be gone!

This is a view of the one row of cabinets and counter top we have. It's old and cluttered. We will be putting a new microwave over the stove and adding a dish washer so I can say goodbye to the dishrack that has a forever presence on our counter. Next will be to move toaster over to the left while keeping only my spices and knives next to the stove. Now do you see where I've been coming from each time I complain about this little space?

I'll keep you posted as we progress.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your Friday!


Card Details:

Paper: Neenah Columbia Crest Solar White, DP Urban Window by We R Memory Keepers and My Minds Eye
Ink: HP printer for the digital image and Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black for the sentiment
Stamps: Stamping Bella for the sentiment, Mo's Digital Pencil for Bella and Bronte
Accessories: turquoise ribbon by Offray, brads from my stash and dimensionals. No nesties this time...oh my goodness how did that happen?

1 comment:

ScrappyLin said...

I love it Auggie it looks great! I love the colors and the stamp