Sunday, April 11, 2010

He is Risen

Hi Everyone! Have you enjoyed this beautiful weather that we were blessed with this weekend? I sure have! Do you like the 80's tunes?  I switched the music up a bit for a while!  I love the 80's /90's music, it's what I grew up on in highschool! 
 Both of my girls were gone this weekend so I had some time to myself. I love having some free time every now and then but you know what? I love being a mom! I miss them so much when they are gone! My DH (dear husband) had to help out at the Shriner Circus on Saturday evening so I had the whole day and most of the evening alone. I decided to retile the basement bathroom floor. Are you laughing? You see I have this wild hair issue, and you never know when it's going to strike! Last year we had some plumbing issues in the wall in the basement bathroom and had to remove a whole wall to fix some leaky pipes. We had carpet in there but ended up having to tear it out and after finishing the sheetrock and redoing the ceiling decided to wait a while before doing anything else to it, after all it's the basement bathroom, normally it's just us that see it anyway. But none the less I was thinking I needed to tackle this job. So I went to Lowes and picked out the tile (the linoleum sticky back kind) and began laying that tile. This is a tough job, mainly because it is a killer on your knees, but I think all the up and down really gave my lower body a work out *bonus*. I asked my dad to come over and measure and cut tiles on the tricky ones and am happy to say we are almost done with the project! Yey me! Once I get it completely done I will have to share pictures with you.  I am going to do some fun texture painting on the walls with colored glaze!

On to some creative cards...this is the last of my Easter creations. These next two cards were made with one of my new stamp sets called Easter Elegance from Verve Visual. This was the first time that I had ordered from them. I really like their stamps! Their website has so many talented people too! One the first card I used the masking technique for the row of colored eggs at the top.

The cross stamp and sentiment used on this next card is from the same set. The cross is so pretty and I really liked it because I could see myself using it for other projects not just Easter...gotta love those cards that really give you a lotta bang for your buck huh?

This card has to be one of my favorites! All made from scraps from a project I did last year! It's so simple but so fun. You know sometimes I forget that the simple little cards can be the prettiest!

Well hope this little post finds you happy and well! Thanks for peekin' in my friend! Have a good week!

Card Supplies:
Stamps: Verve Visual - Easter Elegance
Ink: SU - chocolate chip, bordering blue, certainly celery, barely banana, rose red, orchid opulence
Tools: martha stewert's heart border punch
Other: ribbons, patterned paper 


Whimsey said...

Yo chick; you are brave; I wouldn't even know WHERE to begin for tile, or ripping out carpet or ANY of that stuff? Even worse? DH doesn't know where to start either - LOL!

Love your Easter cards; glad you had a break for the weekend; always fun! I always feel a bit lost when I'm alone; LOVE IT, but odd being alone.

Our little man is doing great; give him another week and you'll never know anything happened! Thanks for checking in on him and praying for him!!

JoEtta Zabel said...

Beautiful the little chickies