Saturday, April 20, 2013

Spring Cleaning

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Hey y'all!

Spring is finally..slowly....coming around Louisville. And, hey-Derby time is almost here!!

This weekend I have zero on the calendar, so I am going to dig into some spring cleaning projects.

Here's my to-do list (and a few Pintrest pins for inspiration):

1. Replace two of my electrical outlets with ones that serve as USB chargers (how cool is that? Am I the only one who feels like they are always charging something??)

2. Deep clean what I call 'the boys room'. That's my spare bathroom where the litter boxes and all the cat stuff lives. It's a hot mess

3. Fix two leaky windows

4. Plant container garden! (on the plan-tomatoes, herbs, and garlic!)

5. Find or make a piece of art to hang in my bedroom (maybe something like this?)

6. Pin down a plan/schedule for redoing my main bathroom. Turns out pinning down a contractor is harder than one would think.

Some of these will be more fun than others ; )...Here's to a fun and motivated weekend!

What's on your spring cleaning list this year? Anyone have fun projects in the works?? Do tell!


Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Lawnscaping Challenge #55

Hey y'all!

Just a quick post to share a card I made for the current Lawnscaping Challenge- Embossing!

 I used a pale gray cardstock as my base, but, ahem, I accidently embossed it inside out! So I loaded into my favorite Sizzix embossing folder inside out, then when I looked at it I realized the dots were On the inside....oops. However, I decided to roll with it and I think it's actually kind of a cool affect, right? 

(p.s. Sorry the pictures are kind of dark, but I just finished this card about 20 minutes ago and it is WAY past sunset). Anyhoo- I stamped these roses layered over each other and them embossed them in black. I do this alot with images like this, I like the way it pops and looks more like an embellishment I bought instead of stamped. I colored them in with a few of my favorite pink Copic markers. See the little butterfly friend? Well, he is from the same Lawn Fawn set and I stamp and embossed him on vellum! When I colored him in, it looked very cool. The picture does not do it justice....but, oh well. Time was ticking for me to enter the challenge! Here's a close up:

Lastly, the sentiment is from this Hero Arts set and I just stamped it on a bit of Amy Tangerine paper I had left over from another project.

Thanks for stopping by, be back soon! 

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