Monday, February 20, 2017

My Chaotic Life in Pictures


   First off, I want to say "Why did I wait so long to buy this?!" I love it!  It's Tim Holtz Clip Carousel. I used my 55% off coupon at Michael's Saturday. I'm going to load it up with tags and ATC's. I may have to get a couple more!

  I haven't posted any crafty projects because we are doing some renos. The upstairs spare room (my crafty room), our bedroom and hallway are all getting laminate flooring and a fresh coat of paint.

  I'm finally going to have a proper craft room! In the meantime, all my "stuff" is downstairs in the living room, dining room and hallway. I haven't made anything since before Christmas! Ugh!

  However, this coming weekend I'm going to a day crop. It's a fundraiser to help end MS. It's a yearly event put on by a very dear couple. I am so looking forward to spending time with fabulous friends, and getting crafty!!!

  I'm leaning toward an industrial, vintage, shabby chic look for my craft room! Nothing cute! 

  We are thinking of making the shelves from pipes and pine boards! It could be another month of chaos, but it will be well worth it in the end!   

  
  Photos of my chaotic life right now. 

My crafty stuff relocated (and there is more stuffed in closets!). We do have a basement, but it's just an old cement basement and no room to store more stuff.









  Craft room after wall-to-wall was ripped up and before the painting began. The floor may look nice, but to bring it back to life, it would've cost quite a bit. So, we decided to go with laminate flooring. 

  You can't really tell by the photos, but there is wallpaper on the walls which was really fun taking off!! Lol! Glad to see the last of that chair rail too!








 Laminate floor installed. 

  We wanted to match the colour of the hardwood floors downstairs which are oak.

  At this point, our bedroom next door, still had wall to wall and had not been painted. When this room was finished, we moved our bedroom in here. 

  We are now prepping our bedroom so the floor guys can come back and lay the laminate floor. Then we can paint and move our bedroom back, so we can work on the shelving in the craft room while it's empty.



  After we removed the wallpaper we found that the walls had been painted a mint green by the previous owners.


 
 

  The paint. Silverplate by Sherman-Williams. A really nice grey. Using it on both rooms and the hallway, with white trim. God I hate painting rads! 




 When I first started about 8-10 years ago, this is what the spare room, my craft room, looked like. I had a board that I placed at the end of the bed and crafted on that.

  I could swivel around to use my computer. 





  Then we got rid of the bed. Sorry family and friends who come to visit! There is a really nice motel just down the street! Lol!

  I got rid of that bookcase and other pieces of furniture, which are not in this photo. I have purged quite a bit too in the process. Had to pack up my stuffed friends too. Boo! Will have to find a place for them, at least some of them!




   Hoping to have everything completed by spring!

  Will post photos of my new and 
improved craft room! 
Stay tuned! 


  Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!

Mike and I wish you peace, 
happiness and love in 2017! 



Saturday, December 31, 2016

It's time for tea...

"Life is a Cup of Tea"

    Love my tea! Also a coffee drinker. Made this for my cousin Bev's birthday. 

    Love this stamp set from Darcie's Heart & Home called, "Cup of Tea". Papers used are from BoBunny Soiree 6x6 collection. "Ornate Frame" from TH/Sizzix. Traditional Eyelet Punch at the bottom with some Nuvo Crystal Drops, in "Bubblegum Blush". Added some sequins, and Stickles too.

  The inside. Another sentiment stamp from the "Cup of Tea" set. Happy Birthday sentiment is from Stampers/Tim Holtz.
  

The back.

  Thanks for stopping by! Have a safe and Happy New Year! Hope you are getting together with friends and family. We are having our traditional lobster with potato salad for New Year's Eve.


i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Tuesday, December 27, 2016

You're How Old?

  Love this little guy! Too cute! He's from the latest Crazy stamp and die set series from Stampers and Tim Holtz.

  I made this card for Tyler, Courtney's husband. He celebrated his birthday on December 23rd.

  Used coloured pencils and Gamsol to colour him. The sentiment stamp is from the Stampers/TH set, "Crazy Talk". Added a couple of wooden stars and square metal embellies.

Added googly eyes to give him "life". Lol!

The inside.

The back.

 Have a fabulous day! 
Hope you're getting inky!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^



Monday, December 26, 2016

Baby It's Cold Outside

    Made this snowy card for Mike's cousin, Shannon. Love this stamp from Stamping Bella, "Valerie With Snowball". Fun to colour! Next time I'm going to paper piece her. 


  Her snowball is Marvy Liquid Applique, with some Stickles "Frosted Lace" on top, to make it "crunchy". White plastic snowflakes from Michael's. Stickles in various colours used on snowflakes, background and on her hat and pocket. 


  The sentiment sticker is from Crate Paper, "Snow and Cocoa" sticker sheet. Added some cheesecloth for snow. Black rhinestones for her buttons.


   The inside. Sentiment stamp is from Hero Arts, "Merry Christmas Messages".


The back.


Not quite full of turkey dinner! 
Seconds for supper tonight! 
Yum!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Boxing Day!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Sunday, December 25, 2016

Ho Ho Merry Christmas

   Love this collage stamp from REDLead Art + Craft Rubber Stamps. Well known Old Saint Nick image by artist Thomas Nast.

  Made this card for Mike's cousin Courtney and her husband Tyler.

The inside.


The back.



Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Let's Go Ice Skating

  Love the TH/Stampers Blueprint stamps! Now that everyone has seen their cards, I'm going to start posting them. 

  I made this one for Mike's aunt Janette. The paper is Authentique "Peaceful", and the vintage skating images on the paper were perfect to go with this stamp!

  Closeup of the skate. I added some silver Liquid Pearls to the blade, then some Stickles Frosted Lace to make it look icy. Snowflake dies are from Cheery Lynn.

The inside.

The back.

I have a couple more Christmas cards and a couple of  birthday cards I'll post in the next couple of days.

Thanks for stopping by!
i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


Merry Christmas!

   Merry Christmas! It's finally here! 

  This jolly retro Santa is one of my favourites! He's from the TH/Stampers set, "Retro Holiday".

 
  I used Marvy Liquid Applique to make the pom pom on his hat.


  Close up of small tag on front.

  Inside. Sentiment stamp is from CTMH, "Christmas Love Holidays" set.

The back.

Merry Christmas!
Have a fun filled day with family and friends!

i made it myself!
debbie
^..^


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