Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hi friends! How are you today? Hope you have had a great weekend....I on the other hand have had an interesting weekend. We woke up Friday morning to discover a puddle of water in front of the toilet in the basement bathroom. The water actually squished up when we stepped down. We didn't have time to examine much at that point and couldn't figure out where it was coming from so we called this fella that was recommended to us by our brother and sister in law. So he came out on Saturday to examine everything and we had to pull the carpet up in the bathroom...the pad was soaking wet. After routing around found out that we have had a leak in the wall for what looks like a few months. We have been tearing sheetrock out and finally found the leak. Long story short we think we have fixed the leak. Now we have big fans on the carpet in the living room downstairs as the water seeped over there and got that wet about 5 feet away from the wall of the bathroom. So the next step after drying everything out will be redoing the walls and we have decided to put tile down on the floor instead of carpet. Good stuff huh?

So I thought I would take a break from all the fun at our house to make a little blog entry. Here is a page that I finished up this week for Angelina's book. I love the way this page turned out. This was the first time that Mike held his little granddaughter. I love his facial expression in the photo at the bottom. He just looks so proud! Then looking at these photos reminded me that we almost lost him in 2008 and I just know that him being here for her is part of the Lord's awesome plan for him.

I used My Mind's Eye's Wild Asparagus line for this layout. The plaid is called Birthday Girl the pink colored paper is what is on the reverse side of the plaid paper and the aqua colored paper was the coordinating cardstock.

Here is a close up of the flowers. They are Prima and you know what is so funny about them? I have had them for about a year and have had the opportunity to use them on anything. They are just a little more pastel then what I typically use but see all I needed was a baby! LOL! Any who...the centers on the flowers are adhesive gems that I picked up at Michael's for $1 on one of those end caps. You can see the white zig zag and dotted rub on in the background there, that was a set of rubons from Die Cuts With A View. Sort of a foe stitching set. I was impressed with how they rubbed off. No problems at all. You know sometimes when you buy rub ons they aren't very nice and don't come off very good but these were great.

Here is a close up of the word blessed. These were done with Maya Road chipboard letters and this was the Noah Alphabet. I got them from Frantic Stamper online. If you haven't been to here site check her out she has tons of stuff! I sprayed the letter with Patina Glimmer Mist and couldn't get over how well the color matched the paper! That very rarely happens to me!

Well thanks for peekin' in. Say a little prayer for us that everything dries out nice and we can get things back to normal soon! Have a great week!


JoEtta Zabel said...

Wow what a story. Doesn't sound you had too much fun this weekend. Love the layout and love the picture you added of Angelina on the side with the family.

Whimsey said...

What a great page; I love Mike's expression too - pure love!

Love the faux stitching - those rub-ons worked very well!!

Sorry about the leak - YUCK!!! Hope things dry soon and you can move on to redecorating...doesn't that sound better than re-doing? :D