Sunday, August 28, 2011


Hello fellow bloggers.  Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  All of you in the United States affected by the huricane, hoping everyone made it through OK. I was home today, really nice for the whole family to be here.  No work, no play dates, no sleepovers.

Not much work was done on the house this week as we both returned to work.  Little bits in the evenings.  The last wall I went to paint, all the old paint peeled off.  Had to remud it today to smooth it back out. 

Last night I was able to finish this card.  I've had the flowers punched for a while just waiting for me.  I saw this card on docrafts awhile ago.  You cut little slits in the top and bottom of the card, and then weave thread in them up and down in any pattern.  I cut double the flowers, placing a glue dot on one, placing it under a thread then placing another on top aligning the two.  Then placing a jewel on each, as well as three on the top right corner.  The sentiment is a sticker. 

happy crafting ;o)


Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where has the time gone!!!

OMG!  It's been so long since my last post.  We have been busy distroying the house, but it will look great in the end.  I have had no time for crafting.  I had started this LO for Scrap it Girl.  A new challenge site, that is back to the basics.  No kits, no sketchs, no digi images, just plane and simple.  This is what I came up with,  too late for the challenge, but I had to share. 

Hopefully it won't be long to my next post.  Computer poblems.  Couldn't get it turned on tonight.  Hubby kicked it that did the trick.  So I've spent the evening copy my stuff to an external hard drive. 

Happy crafting ;o)


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

If you like MESS, this is for you

Wow, what an awesome product.  I picked up some Pearl Ex for a project I'd seen. Last night I played with it stamping on cards.  You use versa mark to stamp, then take a paint brush and dip it in the powder dropping it on the image, then brush it around to stick on the image.  It doesn't show up very well in the photo, but it really shines and has a shimmer to the color.  I thought I made a mess with glitter, but I had more of this on me, the table, the chair.  Now I have to find a good sealant for it, because it rubs off. So if anyone has a favorite product, please let me know.  In the video I've seen they suggest hair spray, but that yellows over time, and I found it still rubs off.

 Last week we started house wreckovations as my dear hubby calls them.  This is the laundry room, just a little closet on the main floor.  Under the washer & dryer it was just plywood.  The nice flooring there is the hallway, that is now gone, and will be replaced with hardwood. 
New floor in the laundry room.  It's called Allure, a floating floor.  The tiles are stuck together, but it is not stuck to the floor. 
Todays job is to hang the new doors that are off the hallway, finish putting down the sub floor, paint the walls, then we can attempt the hardwood floor.

Tonight we get rid of the kids.  My dad is taking them for a sleep over, so DH & I can celebrate our 16th anniversary. 

Have a great day everyone. 

dee ;o) 

Thursday, August 4, 2011

You Make MY Heart Bloom

Happy Thursday to everyone out there in blog land.  It has been so great on our holidays.  No plans to go away this year.  Just a day trip to Wonderland next week.  The kids with love it.  Right now I'm busy painting the laundy room.  Two years ago when we renoed the bathroom we bought hardwood flooring for the main level. We are just getting it down now.  Will post pics when I get them off the camera. 

Last night I was able to sit and make a card after kids were settled in.  Using some new patterned paper I picked up not long ago.  The image was one I had colored and sitting on my desk just waiting to be used.  And the sentiment goes with it so well.  The butterfly is actually two glued together so the wings stand up, but in the scanner they squish down. 

Phindy's Place-#66-Delightful Diecuts
Sketch Saturday-#166
Sentimental Sunday-#66-It's a Garden Party
Crafty Card Maker-#50-Flutterbies
365 Cards-Day 154-Card Recipe
                  4 1/4x5 1/2
                    3 buttons
                     1 stamped image
                      a sentiment

Have a great day

dee ;o)