Monday, February 17, 2014

Hello Today

Last week I was able to find Hello Today at Michaels. I searched Tukwila and Federal Way with no luck only to find success in Bellevue. Here's my haul...

Yesterday I spent most of the day in the craft room playing with my new stash. I made a very similar card to Heidi's butterfly card just didn't have a doily on-hand for Christopher's daughter, Megan, who was in the hospital with pneumonia.

The ephemera packs are loaded with goodness. I couldn't stop whipping up birthday cards.

I took Heidi's Stencil Magic class which is why I have so many papers with polka dots.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Laundry Room Makeover

Since we moved to the house last year, I hadn't really focused on our laundry room with so many other things going on like replacing the baseboards with an electric furnace/ducting and landscaping the backyard. Once we got that out of the way I began to think how I could pretty up the laundry room.
It looked like this....bad ugly paneling!

Christopher took down the paneling and put up a thin sheet rock. After he mudded and sanded it, I painted the walls Benjamin Moore Gray Owl and the doors/trim a bright white. Note: I had suggested to my coworker how awesome Gray Owl was via Emily Henderson's blog and she bought it only to dislike the color. She was so generous she gave me the whole gallon. I was jumping for joy!
Here's the room coming along...

The previous owner had these three shelves which I wanted to replace with cabinets, but decided to hold off and see how I could pretty them up.

In order to hide the spigot to the washer, Christopher built me a box to elevate the washer and dryer. I then told him I wanted a cabinet to house the hampers and he went to work. We also added pegboard to the opposite wall which helps to organize my cleaning products. My inspiration came from Elsie's laundry room photographed on A Beautiful Mess' website.
Here is the room almost complete. I have yet to find a long runner to cover the gross carpet. And I need to clean the black mat which got goopy after Christopher mudded the walls.

Feels good to have a room come to almost completion. Moving onto the bathrooms!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Victory Parade...

Today was a day never to be forgotten. Everything was out of the norm. People were staring at me funny with my 3 step ladder. Oh yes, I was going to be 7 feet tall today and it paid off. I worked for 3.5 hours then ventured out into the freezing cold air. I picked my spot across the Seattle Public Library aka The Black Box, opened my ladder and proceeded to grow 2 feet. The feeling of having an unobstructed view was priceless in my book.

I froze my butt off and felt like I was going to lose fingers, but I waited and waited til they came.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Valentine Cards

After seeing Heidi's new product online I was super excited to see what I could come up with since my Michaels has not yet picked it up. It was pure eye candy seeing her new papers and ephemera.
I used her older products to replicate her card. Love the pink paper with hearts. Also threw in some of her trimming that you heat set to crinkle, older resist paper, "always" word sticker and label sticker.

I had an awesome day making pretty stuff!

Go HAWKS! Super Bowl Champs!