Friday, May 02, 2008

Scrappy Updates and blog candy coming soon

I know, I know, I'm a blogging slackard! But in my defense, we're very busy putting the final details into our new house. We had a paint color fiasco that took 2 weeks to recover from. We painted the wall in our great room the same color as in my sis-in-law's beauty shop. It's gorgeous in her shop, but way too dark in our house. So we struggled to find just the right color, and I think I finally got it right. We had at least 2 dozen paint chips and half a dozen or so sample quarts we tried out on the wall. We finally settled on Nomadic Desert by Sherwin Williams. We used the gold color called Chestertown Buff by Benjamin Moore in Connor's bedroom. We're doing a wilderness/camping theme in his room and I think the color is perfect there. I bought the wilderness bedding at Target, so next time you're in a Target, stop in the bedding department to see it and tell me what you think.

I'm doing our bedroom in two colors: Kilium Beige on the walls and Rain on the coffered ceiling band as well as both colors in our master bath. I chose these colors to match the Martha Stewart bedding I got at Macy's. I think browns and blues together are so restful for a master bed and bath. I picked Lime Granita for the hall bathroom b/c it's a little bitty bathroom with no window, so I knew it needed a bright color in there. I adore this color. The inspiration also came from towels I got at Target. I can't wait for y'all to see it! I owe everyone some pictures which are coming soon!! I promise!

On a scrappy note, my girlfriend Melissa and her hubby, Phil just adopted a baby boy from somewhere in or near Russia. A group of friends are putting together a Nursery Rhyme book to give to her for Mother's day. I chose "Humpty Dumpty". I know he doesn't have arms, but all the arms I tried sticking on him looked stupid, so here you have an armless egg. LOL! I used the Cricut for the title, leaves, grass and the crown. I used the Nestabilities oval for the body and pants, as well as the scalloped frame. I freehanded the tree and cut it out. I hope she likes it.

A sweet friend, Erin Lincoln at Creating Keepsakes had her baby boy, Henry (Hank for a nickname). Here is the card I made her. There was a book drive on the CKMB for baby Hank. I sent this card along with some of Connor's favorite titles.

I've been on a Bella kick, thanks to Amy Rysavy.

I made this one for sweet Katie's birthday. I wish you could see the sparklies that I put on the wings and wand. It's cuter in real life.

Now to the good part. I need to get rid of some stuff, so I'm posting some blog candy this weekend (*hopefully*), so stay tuned!!


Christine said...

can't wait to see how your beautiful new home is coming along!

humpty dumpty looks so adorable and all your cards are so pretty!... you're now making me wish for more bellas! haha!!!

inara said...

cute projects!!!!!!!!

Kristi's News said...

I think your armless Humpty Dumpty is adorable!

I can't wait to come see your new house. I just wish I remembered how to get to your property. Last time Jeff and I were out there was when Connor was still in an infant carseat. LOL!!

I also love your cards. You will have to teach me how to make some.

Katie said...

Oh, you made up for your blogging absence with some uber cute projects. Love them all - really like humpty, but I have to say I'm partial to the fairy birthday card. I just got that stamp too. Its just too cute! Have a great weekend Tree!

Cheryl Wray said...

Your creations are just GREAT!!!!! Love them all!

And the paint colors sound wonderful. I love blues and browns together.

Have a great weekend!

joybear said...

Can't wait to see the colors!! Love the cards and humpty is just toooooooo cute!!

missy j said...

you're such a tease...let's see some pics of the house and the colors!

CarlaJ said...

love the bellas!!!! Lisa has been tempting me with them too. lol

CarlaJ said...

love the bellas! Lisa has been tempting me with them.

jothescrapaddict said...

loving your cards,... found your blog link in the -- am one of the moms in the Scrappinmoms team -- i read a couple of our entries and its so good to read about you and especially good seeing your work -- you do such fab work !

Jo (from Sydney, )z)

Margie H said...

I like Humpy w/o arms! LOL!!
Hey, great cards..I need to update that blog of mine...thanks for posting to remind me! LOL!!!


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