Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Leisa Hubley of Big Red Scraps is celebrating!

Leisa is celebrating having 200 followers on her fabulous blog... and she's giving away some blog candy!

Go check it out and be sure to leave her some love & take the time to check out all of her great work, too!  You won't be disappointed...  ;)

Friday, February 18, 2011

Super simple card: Paper Lantern on Kraft

Sometimes the simplest cards are the best, aren't they?  I love this card.  :)
(This is the other card I made on Tuesday when Cole and I stayed home from school/painting.)

Happy Creating!  :)

Supplies used are all CTMH:
Paper:  Kraft, White Daisy CS
Stamps:  Paper Lantern, Card Chatter - Birthday
Inks:  Cranberry, Desert Sand, Black
Other items:  Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Paper Lantern... dust off the rust!

Wha???  I know what you're thinkin'...  that I'm actually posting something crafty!  lol
Believe me, I feel the same way.  It's amazing how rusty I felt yesterday when I made this card.  No school busses were running yesterday with a winter storm warning over the area, so I stayed home with Cole.  I was able to do a little cleaning and laundry, look online for 3-4 hours for good pricing on faucets and sinks, ect, plus even get a couple of cards made.  Oh, and I even got supper cooked!  What an awesome day!  I'll share my other card I made either tomorrow or the next day.  Gotta spread it out a little, since I don't know when I'll get the chance to play again.  ;)

I love this new Paper Lantern stamp set!  It's full of really cute images.  "Celebrate" is from a must have new set of sentiments called Card Chatter - Birthday

My card is a little busy for me.  I think if I were to re-make it, I'd change out the star patterned B&T for the simple Sky blue B&T from the Fanfare Level 2 paper pack.  That would tame it down a bit. 

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Fanfare B&T; White Daisy, Black, Pacifica CS
Stamps:  Paper Lantern, Card Chatter - Birthday
Inks:  Pacifica, Cranberry, Sky, Black
Embellishments:  Cranberry button, Black waxy flax
Punches:  Lg. Star (SU), Upper Crest border (Fiskars)
Other items:  Micro-tip scissors, 3D foam tape

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Winner of the $25 giveaway for CSN Stores...

We have a winner!  I still haven't figured out how to add the picture with the results onto my blog, so I copied and pasted...  {can anyone direct me to some simple instructions, please??? lol}

True Random Number Generator
Min:  1
Max:  27

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Congrats to mamichelle who said...

"Wow, I've never heard of them. I will have to check it out! Thanks for the chance. I'm already a follower. I really enjoy your projects!!"

So mamichelle, please email me and I'll get your winnings to you...  :)

Monday, February 14, 2011

Some more photos of the house...

Happy Valentine's day!


I took some more photos of the house yesterday morning to share with you...

Look how yum, yum, yummy the fireplace is starting to look!  The opening on the end is for stacking/storing firewood.

The media room has it's first coat of paint.  It's a nice, warm & cozy chocolatey milk colour.
I told Lee that it's either going to make me crave chocolate more so, or I'll be sick of it and won't crave it as often... we'll have to wait & see.  ;)

This is the mudroom.  I painted it a colour called Arctic Lichen.  I found the paint chip at Rona.  It's a much more vibrant, spring-green colour than it's showing in the photo.

This is the laundry side of the laundry/utility room.  It's painted a light-tan colour called Solo by Beauti-Tone at Home Hardware.  {It's looking a little peachy in the photo, but it's really not... just the lighting.}  I think it will look good with my Tango Red washer/dryer set...

{at least I think it's this model... we purchased the set last August and they're still sitting in their boxes, as well as all our other appliances}

This is the spare bedroom {aka my painting supplies room} on the main floor.  It's painted a colour called Toasted Marshmallow by Martha Stewart, a colour I'm using through the majority of the house.

I can't wait for this room to get painted, though it may be one of the last ones to get done... it's my crafty space...all 627 sq. ft. of it!  Lee measured the room up for flooring yesterday, so now I actually know how big it is.  Doin' the happy dance!  I'm going to keep the slanted ceilings white, and paint the Artesian Well colour on all the flat walls.  I'm still trying to find the perfect white or off-white chandelier to hang from the center beam {right at the most upper point of the dormer} directly over where my work tables will be set up.

Still so much more to do...  keep tuned!


I'll be announcing the winner of the $25 Giveaway for CSN Stores tomorrow.  There's still a little more time to enter. 
{Open today until noon MST}
Good luck!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Photo update of the new house...

{Be sure to enter your name into my $25 give away for CSN Stores!}


Here's some pictures of the progress on our house...

This is what the living room looks like, with scaffolding everywhere.  Josh and Matt have been busy putting up all the cedar tongue and groove ceiling, and they completed that part of the job yesterday.  I believe they will be lightly sanding the beams and finishing them with a coat of varnish today.

 This is our main crew of Matt, Josh & Aiden who built this beautiful home.  {Don is missing from the picture.}

And this is the part I'm excited about... our rock guy started work on our fireplace a couple of days ago.  I'll try to post another updated picture of the progress because by the time I left there yesterday, he'd begun putting the stonework up.  And I likey!  ;)

Okay, and what has been keeping me so busy...
the painting.

Main floor bathroom
paint color:  Delicate Mist (Behr)

Master bedroom
paint colour:  Toasted Marshmallow (Martha Stewart)
{the big pile of wood sitting in there is our hardwood for the living room, kitchen, hallway & stairs}

Cole's room
paint colour:  Grandiflora (Beauti-Tone)
{he wanted his walls to be black or purple, but was willing to compromise with grey... I picked a bunch of colour swatches and this one was his choice}

Master bath
paint colour:  Delicate Mist
{colour may change due to the tiles I like}

Media room
paint colour:  Warm Nutmeg (CIL - I think)
{just trying to get the right colour... we're going to go with the lightest brown, which is the largest area painted on the left}

Scrapbooking room
paint colour:  Artesian Well (Martha Stewart)
{I can't wait to get in there to paint... but it will be awhile because all the trim for the windows and doors are getting primed and painted in there right now...}

Well that's it for photos for today -- I see I forgot to take pictures of a couple of other rooms that are done.  Gotta get back at it! 


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Surprise Giveaway from CSN Stores... for YOU!

This is now closed.  Thanks to all of you who entered.

Gosh, you all know I love to give stuff away!  Well, this time I have something a little different to give away, but oh-so-fun!  CSN Stores is giving me the opportunity to give away a $25 gift certificate to one of you!  How cool is that?  CSN Stores has over 200 online stores where you can find a huge variety of items; everything from kids’ swing sets to stylish furniture to beautiful bedding and home decor, plus so much more.

How to enter in the giveaway (open to Canadian and US residents only):
  • Simply leave me a comment on this post
  • Follow my blog and leave another comment (or leave another comment letting me know you are already a follower)
Easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy!

*I'll leave this giveaway open until noon on Valentine's day (Monday, February 14th), and will announce the winner on Tuesday, February 15th. 

Good luck & happy Valentine's Day to you all!  :)

Friday, February 4, 2011

Creative Basics Wings Birthday card... {new card Style #4}

I've added another new card into my selection of cards that are available for purchase (style #4).

For this card I used the new Creative Basics Wings B&Ts and our new Kraft cardstock, along with the cupcake stamp called Fanfare (from the Fanfare WOTG kit).  Simply cute!

When you purchase a handmade card (which is mailed to you, along with an envelope), you also get the sketch/cutting instructions for the card emailed to you, as well as one of my box templates as a bonus.

You can see all the details on how to purchase a card HERE.

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  CB Wings B&Ts; Colonial White, Chocolate, Kraft CS
Stamps:  Fanfare, Party Pennants
Inks:  Chocolate, Juniper
Embellishments:  Chocolate grosgrain, Colonial White Edge Anchor & brad, Adhesive Pearl
Other items:  3D foam tape, Upper Crest border punch (Fiskars)

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

*** New CTMH Idea Book***

It's February 1st today!  What does that mean?  It means that the new 2011 Spring/Summer Close To My Heart Idea Book is now available!

If you don't have your copy yet, please contact me (or your Consultant), or you can view it online right now, HERE.

It's full of great new product and amazing artwork!


Here's some artwork showcasing the line-up of the new paper packs (which also show just a sampling of new product & stamps sets):










And with this being a new month, there is a new Stamp of the Month that you can get at a discount or even FREE!

February SOTM - D1453 Friendship


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