Tuesday, May 8, 2012


Things have been a bit crazy here.  I have been in the middle of a remodel and it is taking forever.  (Don't all remodels !)   Anyway this is the way my front room fireplace used to look.

 Now it has an insert there so I don't smell like I have been smoking a pack of cigeretts , we got rid of the raised hearth and the rock (which I hated) and put 12" tile around the fireplace opening and my son made built-in shelving and deisgned the new mantle.  When I saw it finished, I had to try it out!  It looks really good.  But as you can see, it is not finished yet.  We hope to complete it this week as my daughter and her husband (and grandkids!) are coming Saturday for Mother's day and then starting on Monday, we will be tearing up the kitchen!  Wheeee!  So we need to finish one job before starting another!  (Faster, faster, must go faster!!)  So between this and track meets and trying to keep up the house, I am not getting much stamping or blogging in. :( Sorry!   But, I do have something from a while ago that we did for a stamp camp.

Here it is!   It does look a bit faded.  This is a CASE from someone else, but I can't remember who.  Sorry. It has a whisper white base that had the En Francais background stamp stamped on it in Crumb Cake.  Then the Sweet Floral was stamped with versa mark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Then I sponged Elegant Eggplant over it all on the top 3/4 of the page, then sponged garden green along the bottom and blended them together so there is a nice transition between the flowers and leaves.

Then I took a piece of Always Artichoke 2 5/8 by 2" and ran it through the big shot with the oval Designer Frame.  Used the ticket corner punch (Sad that it is retiring!)  on the corners. Stamped  a greeting and punched it out with the extra-large oval punch.  Placed it with dimentionals onto a piece of Elegant Eggplant  2 7/8 by 2 1/4".  I then lightly sponged some Champagne Mist shimmer paint over that and also the card front so it has a pretty sparkle to it.  Oh, and I lightly sponged the edges of the oval with Elegant Eggplant before gluing it in the frame.  I then adhered the greeting onto the card, added some thick gold cording and tied a bow.  On the inside I stamped the floral image with perfect plum after first stamping it onto some scrap paper so I would get a very light image.  Then I took a 5 by 8 piece of velum, folded it in half, stamped a verse inside and placed it under the gold cord.  Sorry I didn't get a picture of the inside.  It did look very nice.

  Well that is all for now.   I need to get some rest so I can start painting tomorrow, and ordering my doors for the lower cupboards...and the glass shelving and doors for the uppers ...and clean out some closets for the yard sale... and.....  the list goes on.

Don't forget to check out the Treasure Hunt and all the goodies you could win!  We have only several ladies who have completed the hunt.  You don't want them to get EVERYTHINIG!   You have until the 15th to find the 20 clues!   I haven't decided what I am going to give for a prize yet.  Something from Sale-A-Bration I think?  Humm, stamps?  Paper?  Ribbon?  Brads?  The cute bag?  Combination of several?  Tempting!  And I was thinking that maybe if someone got a friend to play along and that friend WON and mentioned her friend's name, who also entered the contest, maybe that friend might get something also.  Just a hint/tease?   Anyway check it out!  There are some great blogs out there just waiting to be explored!

Okay, I'm off to bed!  Take care and hae a good day!

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