MIA...for good reason!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Good Morning Sweet Peeps!

I hope your weekend was perfectly relaxing! We spent ours visiting a few antique stores in the area. I found some awesome pieces we've been after for our bathroom makeover! One was a small silver dish to put my soap in and a decorative door knob back plate to dress up a very ornate door knob we found in the shed of our house. I'm going to piece them together and use it for a hand towel hook/holder! It's a little unusual, I know but when you live in a 1890's farmhouse, a little unusual goes a long way. :) I also managed to find an old apple tree ladder. Can you guess what I'm going to use it for? Did you guess for my bath towels? Then you guessed right! The Man and I gave it a good sanding and stained it so that it matched some of the other wood pieces we have in the bathroom. I spent Sunday sewing a shower curtain which I didn't quite finish since I decided to add some ruffles to the top of them, but ran out of fabric! Bugger.

I promise I'll share photos with you next Monday! We're waiting on a light fixture we ordered online to come in and once that's up, the room will look more complete. The only things that still need doing in there, but we're saving our pennies for, are new faucets for the sink and bathtub. The sink has chrome ones which don't match and the tub fixtures have been broken since we bought the house. I'd also love to add crown molding to the room, but since it's not needed to 'finish' the room, it can wait. I am a patient woman. :)

Anyway, long story short, all these little projects around our house is why I haven't been making any cards lately. Some of you may have noticed that I (temporarily) stepped down from the There She Goes team. Even though it pained me to do so, I had to in order to free up more time to work on our house. So over the next handful of months, I will be MIA on my blog a bit. In between projects, I will no doubt be coloring up images and making cards for them to adorn. :) I hope you all understand my short absence and can hold on until the fall when I hope to be back sharing lots of cards with you again! In the meantime, I will pop in updating you on our progress and maybe even an Etsy Friday Find with you all!

Until then, here's a little photo of the place we're starting to call home.


Etsy Friday Finds

Friday, March 4, 2011

Good Morning!

Well, I didn't get back to my craft room this week. It's been pretty cold here in the New Hampshire and I've been trying to keept he wood stove going each night. But while I've been sitting by the fire, I've been wandering all over Etsy enjoying all the green that has been popping up! Spring has to be on it's way! There's something for everyone today!

Petek Design
Really loving the graphics on this poster! Soo striking!

Miss Mossy
Not sure why you'd need a tea light on top of this terrarium, but I sure love it's shape and colors! Would look great on my bathroom window sill!

A Piece By Denise
Genius!! Pure genius!! Only one request though - can I get this to fit a giant cookie please?! :)

Hogan Fe
Oh how the clean colors and lines of this fabric container speaks to me! Looooving that flower!

Maple Creek Soap
I know one little munchkin who'd love to play with this dino in the shower! ;) Two of them would be a partayyyy!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! I'm hoping to get outside this weekend and hit a couple of antique stores. I need to find a vintage apple tree ladder! :D

No Wonder You're Late!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!

Truth be told, I'm not late at all. I can't help think of this line whenever I read this particular sentiment from There She Goes's newest set - Good Times!

Hello peeps! Did you miss me? I was busy cleaning the house all weekend that left me no time to stamp. But that's not a bad thing considering all that I got done. Spring cleaning started early in the MacLean household! I made The Man clean out his clothing closet. He was using it as a giant dirty laundry hamper, so I made him clean it up. (Seriously, why can't they ever find the actual hamper?!) Then I reorganized the linen closet and hung the louvered doors we bought on Craigslist for the closets. That dominoed into cleaning the attached shed/unfinished area of the house, so I could at least walk in there again! It was a very productive weekend and I'm glad we tackled it now and not in the summer time, when it's the last thing I want to do!

Anyway. enough about me, back to why you popped in! :)

I whipped up this card this week using the Good Times set from TSG because after seeing all the eye candy from release week, I had to revisit this set and use the two bunnies on a card because the girls did SUCH a great job with them!

I wanted to make this one a much more lighter and brighter card than my last one, so I pulled out some papers from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection and borrowed the layout from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #106. I added some adhesive pearls for the circle elements and colored up the clock from the set for the smaller, scalloped element. I still don't own the small scallope circle nesties from Spellbinders, so what I use instead is my ever faithful Fiskars decorative scissors to do the job. Sometimes my first and last scallop don't always line up, so I usually start the cut in a place where I know it will be hidden - like under the sentiment banner. I may not have the latest stuff, but I sure know how to use what I have got to the fullest! :)

Ok, well that's it from me today. I'm hoping to play again in my craft room tonight and whip up another card for you. I desperately want to play with all the unused stamps I have piling up!

Have a good one!!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Good Times'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PTI Kraft Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey Kioshi Collection
Access: Kaiser Crafts Adhesive Pearls, Machine Stitching, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Sponges, Dimensionals

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