Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Did a bomb hit California?

By the looks of our new home we're guessing the answer it 'YES!' So let's take a tour, shall we?

The entry way, welcoming you to our brand new home!!! Isn't it stunning??? I think the grout residue when you first walk in gives it a rustic feel.
Dinner anyone? As I've learned from my elders, if you cover your furniture with plastic it will last much longer. So I thought covering everything would ensure a lifetime of home appliance bliss!Ahh yes, the bathroom....we felt it would save time if we just placed the toilet IN the shower, thus cutting your morning shower time by at least 5 minutes.

Dorothy followed the yellow brick road, so we thought it only appropriate to follow the ceramic brown tile...has a ring to it don't ya think?

And finally my glowing craft room. It's actually celery with white accents but when I removed the blinds to paint the trim the sun burst in and the room began to glow!

So there is an update, I have been working all day and then coming home to this and working til midnight with the hubby to seek and destroy our home! LMAO

Ok bedtime, I'm officially delirious from lack of good sleep. XOXO

Friday, June 20, 2008


It's finally ours!!!! We got the keys in our hands yesterday and we broke in the new house with a sledgehammer!!!! :) So I will be sanding, painting and cleaning this entire weekend and I can't even sit still thinking about it. I want to get to the paint store right now, but sadly work won't let me go home early just because I want to shop for paint. Do they not understand that I will be completely sidetracked and unfocused until I get my paint?!?!! LMAO

Thank you all SO much for your words of encouragement, this was a serious emotional roller coaster and I'm thrilled that it's finally over. I loved getting your comments and emails telling me to hang in there, look at the big picture and I'm not the only one out there that has gone through this crazy crap! Thanks sistahs, love & hugs to you all.....I'll post pics as the changes are made. Sadly, it's going to take a ton of time because we both work full time so we'll only have the few hours in the evening to work on our projects. First thing to get done....STAMP ROOM!!!!!

Happy Friday everyone!! xoxo

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

A you freakin' kidding me?!?!?!

So I get a call this morning at 8am that our lender will not fund our loan until the gutters are cleaned, the loose tile in the bathroom is replaced, the toilet seal is replaced and the garage is swept. SERIOUSLY?!?!?! Is this seriously happening?!?!? On a house that we're BUYING?!?!!? We will do those things when we're in it, but BEFORE?!?!?! Someone please talk me down off the cliff otherwise I'm going to drive straight off it!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

I promise I'm alive......barely

I just realized I haven't posted anything in 10 days *gasp*. I can't even believe it's been that long since I've inked up rubber or even had something to blab about. Ok, so I've had plenty to blab about just no time to get it out of my fingertips. The house is almost ours....we've been researching, prepping, ordering and selecting everything for the past 10 days to be sure that we're set to paint, install, update, etc the moment we get the keys (which was supposed to be the 9th...which then turned into the 13th....which is now the 17th...maybe). So who knows when we'll have keys in our hands! It's very frustrating but we know it'll be here before we know it and we'll be even more exhausted than we already are. On the upside, tiles arrived today so we picked those up. Did you know how heavy a case of tile is?!! It took 3 trips to Home Depot just to get it back to the house without popping tires! WOWSA! So I'm exhausted, still packing every night along with scheduling demolition dates, moving vans, contractors and tree removal companies....fun stuff. Not to mention working full time still, packing and cleaning our rental and also starting a photography class Thursday this week. What exactly was I thinking?? I promise I'll post more soon, just working day to day at the moment and stamping is on the back burner (ACK, did I just say that?!?!) ;)

Friday, June 6, 2008

Fabulous Friday!

I'm am in such need of some 'retail therapy' right now! This penny pinching is torture!!! ;) So why not live vicariously through a bella, eh? This was the Pretties March bella, Savyshopabella....do you see the resemblance? We're like twins, I tell ya! *lol*

I just adore this fun flower paper with bright pinks & greens, it's from DCWV summer stack. Almost everywhere you turn there is something about score lines or embossing the edges of images. I've been doing that for years using a brass template and embossing tool. Just run it across the edges of your paper and make a fun embossed border! I stamped my bella in Adirondack pitch black ink, this is by far the BEST ink when working with Copics. The skinny oval shape is from the Sassy Circles set, which is perfect for grounding your bellas. I've been stalking every website and local scrap store in search of the Swiss Dots embossing folder and I finally got my hands on it...love it! Now I know why Joanne uses it so much, it's just perfect for any card!

I know the Pretties subscribers will miss their monthly boxes since they end this month but now you can sign up for the Stamp of the Month club and get exclusive Paper Pretties stamps before anyone else! Plus now they even have gift certificates...you can get ribbon, stamps, brads, paper, and if you're stumped for what to get me for a house warming, just add a gift certificate to your basket! ;) Have a fabulous Friday folks, I have a long weekend of packing ahead of me. xoxo

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Prettie Wednesday

Does anyone remember having the EggBaby project in school? Well, this weeks challenge from Jana was to make a baby card using Paper Pretties stamps. I sat at my table (half packed away in boxes) and could not for the life of me think of anything "baby". And then it hit me....Egg Babies!!! So I broke out my favorite baby boy DCWV paper (Charlie and I just can't get enough of it) and went to work. I love using apricot, turquoise and celery together, it's a great color combo! I opted to paper piece the egg using the coordinating polka dot paper in the stack. I love the glittery bits, they just make it pop. I didn't want to go too crazy so I added a small PTI sentiment at the bottom.

The boxes are slowly stacking up around us and I think it's enough to drive a person to insanity (I was 75% there already with all this house buying stuff). I've packed about 1/2 of my stamp room and it's torture. I only packed what I knew I hadn't touched in at least a year *cringe* that way I was sure not to need it for any upcoming classes or projects. Well next week I have to have it ALL packed and I think I might cry. I hardly get any free time to stamp as it is right now but once I tape up the last box I won't even be able to day dream about stamping. *sigh*

Ok, enough of my pity party, I just need to focus on flooring, painting, cleaning and then unpacking my NEW stamp room!! YIPPEEE!!!! Ok, I feel better. ;)

Stamps - Paper Pretties - One of Those Days
Cardstock - DCWV
Ink - SU Not Quite Navy
Accessories - Copics, Nesties

Monday, June 2, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

2 years ago today, I was falling asleep in the pedicure chair because I got absolutely no sleep the night before my wedding. I just kept thinking I would sleep through my alarm and miss everything, well that and my bridesmaid snored all night! *lol* I wasn't nervous a bit, I was actually excited that the wait was over. All the planning was done and I had to let go of it all and trust everyone to do their part. No butterflies, no tears, no problem.....until we got to the wedding site. I peered outside and saw Scott down in the garden in his tux, I lost it!! Oh and I did great on my vows until the very last line, then my voice cracked and my eyes filled up and it was over. Thank God for waterproof mascara, right ladies?? ;)
We're off to celebrate Indiana Jones style! (Jen would be proud) The movie selection was his gift and the popcorn with extra butter is my gift! He's still just as handsome as the day I married him, sadly I'm not quite as thin nor as tan. Hmm, perhaps I'll pass on the extra butter tonight......nah!!!!! ;)