Hi everyone! So sorry to tell you that I don't have a card to share with you today, and I may be absent most of the week. As you know the tilers are coming today to start laying the tile in our house. I spent most of the weekend getting the last of the furniture and stuff moved to other rooms. This means that my craft room is not the sanctuary it usually is and I had zero craft time over the weekend!
I do want to remind you that a new challenge is up on Squigglefly's blog - so go play along if you are lucky enough to have some free time to play in your craft room!
Friday, May 17, 2013
Hi everyone! I am so glad that Friday is finally here. It's so strange how some weeks fly by and some just drag. This one was definitely a dragger!
Here's a card I made last weekend during my crafting time using an image by Fawn Palmer called A Monkey Lover. It comes with this sentiment as well as one more that's just as cute. This is the card I was making with the burlap background that I told you gave me the great idea for my Llama fur on my Llama Mama card. As you can see, I decided to embrace the unraveled edges and used some embroidery floss to stitch around the whole piece!
I love the texture the burlap gives it, and I love the pop of color with the embroidery floss! The image is colored with Copic markers and I chalked some blue in the background. I am entering this card in Outlawz Copic Marker challenge which has the theme of "cute and cuddly". I think this little monkey is cute, and while real monkeys might not be too cuddly this guy looks like he would be!
This weekend will be busy getting last minute things done before the big tiling day begins on Monday! I hope you enjoy your weekend! See you on Monday!
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Hi everyone! Well, the tilers are delayed on another job so we will be waiting until next week for them to start. In the meantime, we are walking around on cement and builder's paper with a lot of our essential items packed away! At least we got the news before we disconnected and moved our washer and dryer!
Also, one little piece of information that I just couldn't stand for - we had three different tilers come to give us estimates on the labor. All three of them said they would leave the area under and behind the refrigerator un-tiled! When my husband mentioned that, I said "No way! They will tile that!" He said "what difference does it make? It won't be seen." I stuck to my guns though and said I wanted it tiled. Don't you think it's weird that all three of them would do that? I guess it's common, but I think it would look really strange to move into a place and see the one spot where the refrigerator was going to be left bare like that. What do you think?
Also, we have Baxter scheduled for doggie day care at our vet's office for the days during the construction. We went to see the place and it's not a crate or anything they keep him in - it's a large pen that he will have to himself but be next to other dogs. I think being near other dogs will keep him feeling comfortable, and it's got to be better than drugging him.
Today's card is one I made with an image from one of Squigglefly's newest artists, Pamela Lehto. She has such lovely images, and I found this Cup With Flowers really sweet! I let the designer paper guide me in choosing my colors. I never would have paired turquoise with orange, but I do like it!
Thanks for stopping by, and have a great day!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Hi everyone! I originally started today's card for the clean and simple challenge at the Outlawz, but by the time I finished the card it was anything but clean and simple! The theme of the challenge was to have butterflies somewhere on your card. I picked this cute Butterfly Bear image by Diane Carubia because of the little butterflies, but once it was colored I couldn't stop adding papers to it! Luckily though, Monday's Greeting Card challenge at the Outlawz is Anything Goes, so I still get to submit this card to one of their challenges!
I think the expression on this bear's face is the cutest! I added a few brads at the last minute because they matched the paper so well! My sentiment is computer generated and then cut out with a label die and tied on with yellow floss. Can you tell I had a sunny day to take photographs outdoors? It's certainly warming up here, and I'm really trying not to be sad about it!
I hope you have a great day, and thanks as always for stopping by my blog!
Monday, May 13, 2013
Hi everyone! I hope you all had a nice weekend and that your Mother's Day was as nice as mine was. The weather here was just gorgeous and I spent a great deal of time outdoors with the dogs and in my garden. Both of my lovely daughters called me and I have plans to go out for a Margarita with one in the very near future!
I spent some time yesterday making a few birthday cards. May is a heavy birthday month for me! This one uses an image from Squigglefly called Dogwood Delight. I printed it out larger than I would normally use it on a card because I only wanted to use the top part of it.
I used Copic markers to color it, and the sentiment is computer generated. I used a photo corner punch to fish tail the ends of the sentiment banner.
We got more progress made on our house. The tilers will be here (hopefully) Thursday of this week. I patched up the areas on the walls where we had a railing cut down, and Brock patched the ceiling where the columns were. I've gotten all of the stuff out of the furniture that needs to be moved and packed into boxes. We have moved a couple of pieces into the garage and just have heavier items we're still using for now left.
Brock has gone through the house and removed all of the carpet tack strips so it just needs to be rolled up and taken out when they're ready to begin tiling. Baxter has gotten pretty used to the banging we've been doing, so hopefully that is preparing him for what's to come. If not, we do have some doggie tranquilizers ready for him!
Enjoy your Monday, and don't forget about the new challenge that begins today on Squigglefly's blog!
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Hi everyone! Is your week going by as quickly as mine? I swear I can't believe that it's already Friday tomorrow. Not that I'm complaining!
Did you ever read the children's book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie? Well, that is what I kept thinking about when I made today's card. I had such fun making this! I used one of Diane Carubia's newest images called Curly's Cupcake. Isn't it such a sweet image?
I used Copic markers for the coloring and enjoyed matching the stripes on his shirt to the stripes on the paper. I added a little bit of stickles to the frosting on the cupcake. The rest was just fun mixing up papers and adding embellishments. The bigger button is actually a button die cut out of card stock. The two smaller buttons are real buttons, but they are rather thick and make it harder to mail.
Enjoy your day, and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hi everyone! The other day my husband had an eye doctor appointment, and he came home telling me that the lady who helps us choose and fit our glasses has a birthday this month. He said he thought I should make her a card with some glasses on it. So, after coming up with some really terrible puns I settled on this
I used the glasses from Squigglefly's Tropical Fun Pack , colored them with Copic markers and then added some crystal lacquer to the lenses. I cut them out and popped them up on the card. The sentiment is computer generated, then die cut with a label die and attached with some green ribbon.
The inside of the card reads "it's time to wish you a happy birthday!"
The tiles for our floors are supposed to arrive today, so we should be getting the work started tomorrow. We had some wooden columns and a low railing that separated our front entry way from our living room. They came and cut those out earlier in the week, and I can't begin to tell you what a difference that little thing made! We've still got some patching to do in the ceiling and on the walls where the rails were removed, but man does it ever make the room look bigger. I'm starting to get a little excited to see how the tile looks on the floor now that most of the hard work is out of the way! Pictures will be coming soon.
Enjoy your Wednesday!