Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kitchen makeover

Before picture...can u say UGLY!

This has taken me forever to get done and it's almost there!!! I just have to paint the trim above the countertop and behind the fridge.... boy, this has been a back breaking experience for me, but the end results are so worth it to me and you will see why in the before and after pictures below. It's a far cry from a designer kitchen....none the less , I LOVE IT! because it was such a challenge for me, as I have mentioned before I love making some yucky into something we can enjoy.
it's hard to believe that this are the same particle board cabinets. I filled in the etching with putty, sanded it down, the primed, wallpapered,primed ,and painted them, so much work, my the end result is so much more pleasing to the eye, don't ya think?

The above picture is of the kitchen when we bought this mobile home in 2007 when real estate was through the roof, we paid 150 grand ( can you believe that ?) for the 1978 MH on it's own lot. Right now it's probably worth a lot less and we could get a nice home for that price in today's market....oh well.

I would love to hear your comments!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Paper cutz first challenge!!

Here is my card for Paper cutz green and pink challenge. I'm knew at card making and it takes me forever to put it all together.,although I think I'm getting a little better at it.
Paper used is from me&my big ideas. After having my cuttlebug for a few months I finally took it out of the box and used it and I absolutely love it! I used the swiss dots embossing folder on the green card stock at the top of the card and lightly sanded it.
The 'For my Husband " sentiment was cut from a old store bough card, stamped sentiment,ribbon, and the rhinestones are all from the dollar bin at Michael's.
I embossed the pink swill with embossing powder, the swirl itself was cut using the Graphically speaking cricut cartridge.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Tile message display

I made this cute little message board last night from a 49 cent 6x6 tile, I used the graphically speaking cricut cartridge for the deco... . Have I mentioned how much I love that cartridge? Is has so many different things on it and these work well with my coffee themed kitchen.
I used my 2 way zig pen to adhere it to the tile, added cork on the back for a finished look and a ribbon to hold a dry erase pen, you can use a marker also on the ceramic, wipes clean with a damp paper towel. I picked up a little wooden easel at Michael's to display it on.

Any questions, feel free to ask......
One thing... make sure you buy a tile with a glossy sheen.

Now, make me get back to work on finishing my kitchen!!!

Have a blessed weekend...

Friday, July 24, 2009

Altered laminate sample

I saw this video from Angie at Chic' n scratch Live check out her tutorial on it. (see below)
Make sure to take time to watch Angie's videos, you'll be glad you did,she is a very creative lady!

Well, when I went to Home Depot yesterday to get knobs for my kitchen cupboards (yeah, I'm almost done..stay tuned for pics) I saw this Laminate samples so I grabbed a few, the measure 3x4-1/2
. Head over to your HD store and grab a few free samples! :)

Here is my mini post it note clipboard I made last night, super fast and so cute, don't ya think?

Here is Angie's video....

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Birthday card

I just finished my Mother in Law's birthday card. She will be turning 80 on the 24th.
They are giving her a surprise birthday party she is going to be so happy. My husband is flying out there and will be at the party when she arrives. I wish I could be there, well... I have never flown and just can't get past my fears of, Geri I will be there in spirit! ;)

Happy Birthday and I hope you have many,many more blessed years!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Thirft store finds

Isn't this chair hideous? I love taking something this ragged and turn it into something nice. I'm going to sand it down,paint it,and recover the seat. I got it for 3 bucks! Watch for after pics!

It may be awhile though, I promised myself I would finish painting my kitchen cabinets this week. watch for before and after picture of my kitchen...It has completely wore me out and I will be so relived when it's done...did I mention my aching back?
I always have some sort of project in the works, I'm going to go look at a desk I saw on craiglist this evening..... it needs to be refinished , however it is 63 inches long and would be perfect for my crafting. It's seems a steal for 30.00 bucks...we shall see!

I was so sure I had become a millionaire when I spotted this. A girl can dream right?
It's a framed copy of the Declaration of Independence. Someone had it professionally framed at a art gallery so I was for sure it must be a valuable copy, after researching it on the internet ...wellllll, I'm not so sure after all...ugh!
I guess no fillet Mignon dinner tonight. lol

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Off topic for a bit.

I was looking through my Pictures and found this one taken of Sissy last year. She will sit on the back of the couch Day and Night waiting for the cat across the street to come out then she will go berserk. She is so precious to us and is great company to me when my husband goes on his business trips.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Cardz for U

Mary over at Cardz for U had a black and white color challenge,so I thought I'd give it a try, ugh! I have a long way to go in my card making
I took several pictures , this one was the best my camera would do, not the best quality.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

They say "All good things must end"

Can you spot the deer?

We have been in Oregon the last two weeks and have seen some beautiful country this trip, we will definitely come back up this way again.
The weather has been awesome and although I dread the 100 degree temps back home... I'm ready!
We will head back in the morning and should be home by Saturday.
They also say

I like your style award!

Mary over at cardz for u presented me with this beautiful award that was designed by Janis's Daughter over at Pause Dream Enjoy. Isn't it awesome? It is an actual picture of Janis's Daughters eye.
I'm so happy to receive this award and will display it with honor! Thanks Mary!

Here are the rules...
By accepting this award, you recognize that the giver
"LIKES YOUR STYLE". You agree to display this award proudly on your site, and include a post linking back to the giver. And because there are so many blogs out there with great style, you will share this award with them... however many that may be.

Here are some of the fantastic blogs I visit and really

The Happy Homebody

Wonderfully Whimsy


Creations by Kara


Please visit them by clicking on their links.