Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Here's the newest addition to our Home!

My Pretty Mom refinished this for our wedding gift. She and Steve delivered it last weekend. JJ and I couldn't decide where we were going to put it so they couldn't install the shelves (hence the year delay)...
Like Miss Irene, this beauty was nearly black when my Mom rescued her and saved her just for us. JJ and I truly are blessed with wonderful family that love us very much as well as provide for us an example of how wonderful marriage can be. I agree Mom, may God watch over us and help us to remember to keep Him at the center of our marriage and our marriage at the center of our lives.

Just look at that detail!!
We finally made a decision.... this pretty girl resides in my Cavern and holds some of my favorite things... PAPER!!
Psssttt-- looks like I need more doesn't it!?! There are two whole drawers at the bottom that are empty... EMPTY I say. Oh my stars!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Vintage Birthdays

I must say, I like this card!
Paper: Life's Journey by K & Company
Stamp: Vintage Labels (2010 Sale-a-bration from Stampin Up)
Ink: Chocolate Chip Stampin Write marker (I went with the marker so I didn't have to mess with goopy Craft ink. Works wonderful!
AND..... the Stamp-a-ma-jig to get "Happy Birthday" perfectly centered inside the vintage label stamp.
Challenges: CardMaker Card Swaps: Use blue, green and brown
Unscripted Sketches #64: Sketch
Tonight, I did much better job cropping my card pictures than normal. While I was taking a picture of this card, I thought maybe I should show you where I place my cards for the photo shoot lest you think it's a dirty, grimy window sill.
Nope, just a pile of wash boards and a mirror right next to an old lamp. The light is decent here, even at night, so I don't generally have to use the flash! (Don't look too close in the mirror or you will see the hose to my vacuum and the toe of my house shoe... oops.
Due to my love of auctions and Kwikswap, I can link up with Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality's Thrifty Treasures. I got the wash boards at an estate sale and the mirror and lamp from an old guy on Kwik-swap! Thanks for a great party Rhoda!

I just thought I should say...

Look out!! I am feeling kinda creative. I have lots of ideas running around in my head! Should I paper craft or paint mid-century furniture or try to repurpose some antique sewing cabinet drawers???

I can't decide!! I am starting to wish I was a stay-at-home-Wife; bet that won't happen until I retire.

OK, off to create! Please stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sketch Challenge...Vintage Christmas

I am the Sketch hostess this week at CardMaker. They have two challenges each week. Check it out, it's a great site!! I guess I loaded these backwards...oops. Well anyway, above is my card. The background paper (dark red) is a little shiny and was incredibly hard to photograph... it came out looking like cheap plastic in the picture. I inked the edges of the background paper using a used dryer sheet and SU Craft ink; It worked well but was messy!!
I really like this stamp set. It's cute, has a bit of nostalgia to it and gives me a great reason to use my Stamp-a-ma-jig!

Obviously not a graphic design guru here! Actually, I was going to just draw the sketch in Word but after two clicks decided that it wasn't really that big of a deal!

Thanks for stopping by!