Monday, June 6, 2011

Color Time!

Well, here's the first coat up and on the walls.
Whatcha think?
  (Postive comments only, please! LOL)

Graduation Card

In between coats of paint, I made this graduation card for our friend Courtney's graduation party.  We have been friends of the family's since my daughter joined Courtney's mom's girl scout troop 11 years ago and we attend church together.  Poor Courtney broke her collar bone on the last soccer game of her high-school career two days before the party!

More Progress!

I have painted the ceiling a real pale greenish/blue - almost a Robin's Egg Blue.  Loving it!
I have also painted all of the trim to white.  This is really brightening up the room!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Craft/Guest Room

I will be using my son's old bedroom for a crafting/guest room.  We live in a modular home and to do this the right way, I am removing all of the 'strips' that were used to hide the wallboard seams, screwing the boards to the studs (they were just nailed on), taping and mudding the joints, scraping all of the texturing (popcorn) off the ceiling, and patching holes in the walls.  I know it is a lot of work, but it will be worth it!  Here are the before pictures:
The closet will shelves in it for boxes of things I'm working on as well as my tools.  I have a nice large window to let in lots of light.

My corner work desk will go here.  There's a swatch of color on the wall.  I can't change out the carpet, so picking a color was a challenge in itself!  My husband suggested this one and I love it!
This wall will have a bookcase on it. 
I will have a couch/daybed/futon on this wall.  Not sure yet what will go in here, but it will have to double as a sleeping area for guests.

Goodbye Card

My co-worker and friend, Mary was leaving to move to Iowa to be near her family.  This is the card I created to say farewell from her co-workers.  We are going to miss her - she is such a special lady.  I am blessed to be able to call her my friend!

Country Life Cartridge
Heart Blocks Cuttlebug Embossing Folder

Note Cards

I made these note cards as a birthday gift for my friend Mary.

Gypsy Wanderings Decor Tag
Cuttlebug D'Vine Swirls

Birthday Card

Thursday was a tough day at work.  My friend and co-worker Mary was celebrating her birthday, but we were also having a going-away party for her.  This was a quick birthday card I put together for her.
Gypsy Wanderings Decor Tag
Traffic Jam Cuttlebug Embossing Folder