Sunday, January 30, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
When I designed the tic-tac-toe card, I wanted to create a really simple look. I rarely use just a white background, but that is what makes this a great card, the simplicity of the background. The card on the left is using the CTMH stamp of the month using the new Wings paper pack. We used sponge daubers to add different colors of ink in different areas on the stamp before stamping it which creates a really neat look. The thank U card was created using Staz-on ink on the back side of a button which is so cool because you create a whole new look with your buttons!
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Here are a bunch of before and after pictures of the work that we did over the summer in our back yard.
The summer before we had the deck redone, the old one just crumbled as our contractor, Shane Norris, took it down. He rebuilt a beautiful one, based on directions from my husband. At first I thought he was crazy building such a big deck, but it turned out beautiful (and my niece's wedding on it was beautiful!).
|back left top after|
|back deck before|
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
|Storage room before|
Part of my creating for over the past year has been the creating in my home. It is hard to believe that we have been living here now for 2 years. So one of my projects was our storage room. As you can see it was just cement walls and floor and some wood shelves which weren't very stable. In fact, when we first moved in one of my daughters friends very excitedly told her mother that we "had a dungeon where we kept bad children." I was mortified! So I decided it was time to change it.
|Storage room after|
I had found some really cute flower garland at Pier 1 so we used that to decorate the room too. We made pink lemonade and put sliced limes in it so it would be in the same color scheme. Then we had mini brownies, creme puffs and tarts for treats.