Saturday, February 28, 2009

Re-do'ing the 1/2 Bathroom...

I don't like my 1/2 bathroom. So, I decided this weekend to re-do it. Paint, new accessories, towels...etc. It's the main bathroom in the house - meaning that almost everyone who comes in my home sees it and uses it. I have recently been in some really nice 1/2 bathrooms. Warm colors, classy paintings, finger-tip towels for drying...etc.

When we moved in, the people that built our home were border freaks. In every room. Ugly stuff. We did every room over, and painted...etc. We thought that we could "work" with this, and painted the white walls periwinkle blue. I liked it for a while, but then I saw all those "classy" 1/2 baths lately. This is soo.....uh....frilly. Ew. Ick.

Here is a close-up of those baskets filled with flowers.

That lattice? Yeah, the wallpaper is literally cut that way. I've started tearing it, and the glue isn't coming off. It's already a nightmare.

Oh, and I have this hanging in there too...

Can you say "DOESN'T MATCH???"

6 years of this awful room. 6 years of kids doing this to the toilet paper roll holder:
As you can see, we've tried to repair the mess. To no avail.

Home Depot - I love you! I found the perfect color with the most basic accents. I won't tell - it'll be a "big" reveal.

Wish me luck. Husband (herein called Mr. I) will be helping me. Although I told him I wanted to do it all myself, he's a control freak, Mr. I, he is...

Oh, and last night, I crafted 9 cards at my "scrap" night with a friend. GO ME!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Not much to report, just pluggin' away on my cards...I'll post new pics tomorrow. In the meantime, enjoy these cheesy pictures of this past weekend - taken with my new camera! My 1 1/2 year old Hungarian Viszla...Wrigley.. and my daughter. She adores him and he adores her!

My husband and daughter - I realized when I went on the Scrapbooking weekend (see previous post) that I hadn't taken a whole lot of pics of my husband and daughter. So, this is the start of taking more pics!
I promise that next time I post I will have better "stuff" - I am going to Archiver's Mania with my BFF this week, so I hope to get alot accomplished, and of course, I'll bring my new camera! :)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Still crankin' along with those cards!

Just a min to post, but here - for your viewing pleasure.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Lotsa Cards...

Well, I've been busy! After a week or so of no crafy-ness, I went through withdrawl. This past week, husband bought me some wonderful stamps and I've had so much playing with them! Also...drum roll....

I FINALLY got a new camera!!! Whoooot! It's a Sony, and it's brand spankin' new. Not a little feller either. I'm thrilled to bits. If I wasn't cranking in the basement, I'd be playing with it...
Did you say crankin? Huh..?!?! Well, Lemme explain a'm having a little party next month, here at my casa (a gold party...long story, but people will be here...).

My Sister in Law suggested that I put out some of my cards to sell that night. She offered to "man" the table/area and basically sell my cards for me! I've often thought of this in the past, but self doubt is quite a winner.

People have commented that I should sell them quite often (I guess I got better!) so I've decieded to take that "plunge". I'm not a huge fan of plunges.
Even in water. So, I am busting tail right now trying to produce enough product for the party in a month. So far, I have 8 cards. HA! Thank goodness I'm spending the night at a fellow scrappers in a few weeks - we're gonna craft all night (Mwah, Les!)

Anyway, so that's what I've been doing. Also, I found a couple of cute sites this week. I'll list them at the bottom of this post.

Here are some of the cards I'm whipping out...

This is for a swap that I am in over at SCS, but I made extra for me!

I scrap-lifted this one from SCS, too.

Playing with my new OCL stamps! (sorry picture quality is so poor, Husband hasn't quite figured out the new camera yet)

I really had fun with this one! The bunny is too cute. Husband didn't like it much...oh well, you win some, you loose some!

I'll post more once more are created, and better pics are available!

Have a crafty week!
OH! Here, surf.... candy (for those that don't know, it's yummies/gifts that are given away!!)

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's been a week...

It's been a week since I posted! Ack. Why did I slack? Lemme tell ya.

I had a birthday party for my daughter (6 years old!!)

I got sick with a sinus infection

Lovely husband went out of town to NJ for work
My old ass camera finally stopped working. Now it's really important to get a new one

My scanner on my printer won't scan

So, no time to craft. However, I did sign up for a swap over at SCS - it's for birthday cards. I have to make 13. I have 8 done...I still have some time, but there's the general idea (a few of my favs) this was taken with my awful camera...ugh...

Also, just for fun, some pics from the party..

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Valentines Day is almost here!

Sorry I have been absent are running me ragged. And, that leaves little time for crafting!
Today's plan was to finish up those darn Valentines for my kids (my girl is done, but convincing my son to write his name on his has proved a challenge), make a V-Day card for my hubby, and figure out how to make a "Pin the guitar on Joey" for my daughter's birthday party this weekend. Yeah, Camp Rock. JOY.

Anyway, take a look at the card I created for my hubby. My camera sucks, so deal. I'm saving up my money for a Canon Rebel T. Look at this baby.

I totally digress. This is the card for Hubby. Hope he doesn't look! :)

And the back? Like the tattoo?

Oh, and I have to give credit where credit is due, I got the template over at Frances' blog. SO cute.

And I know my boobs are different sizes. Aren't all of ours??? Have a Happy V-Day!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Ahhh. Scrapbooking..

I can't show pictures this time because I just finished my GWA book.
Lemme explain.
3 of my BFF's have known eachother for YEARS, we're talking atleast 15-20 years.
Every year, we go away on a long weekend to somewhere - in the past, it's been Saugatuck, Galena, the Dells, and Shawno, WI.
I take pics. MANY pics.
So, a few years ago, I decided to make an 8x8 book of these pics. This weekend is called Girls Weekend Away. It happens every June or July.
Cuz our birthdays are all in June, silly!
So, I have created a gift.

Each year, the girls hand over their 8x8 books, and I scrap the previous years' GWA.
Oh yeah.
Lots O' Pics that you wouldn't want ANYONE to see are here, in this book.
It's our thang.

Why am I posting about this, you wonder?

Yep - I'm done 4 months early. Typically, I crunch the month of May, and sweat it out and get them done. I've completed both in a record time, I think, one month. As of tonight, they are


Lookie - I will give you a hint...Now of course this is last year's page...I can't show you this years!!!

And this is the mess that this year's album's created...

So I'm just sayin' - I am done. I have created, and damn it, I feel Good about it!!!