Sunday, May 31, 2015

Baby Shower Rings Card

My husband's cousin is having a baby and her shower is today.  She isn't finding out the baby's sex, so I had to make a gender neutral card.

One of the things on the registry was the fisher price rings.  Right away, I knew that was what I would use as my inspiration for the card:

Stampin Up Punches (Word Window & 3/4" circle)
CM Corner Punch
Stampin Up Cardstock
PTI Baby Die


Saturday, May 30, 2015

Father's Day Cards

I created a couple cards for the men in my life.

SU Stamp Set (Letters)
Paper by Graphic 45
SU Buttons

All supplies by Stampin Up

 All supplies by Stampin Up

All supplies by Stampin Up


Friday, May 29, 2015

Scrapbooking Goals

Since our move, I have been scrapbooking at least once a month.  I host a crop at a church near my house on the first Saturday of each month.  If you live in the Philly area and would like to attend, please e-mail me for more info.

I have also been working on my scrap room.  My hubby made me an awesome huge counter height desk/island.  I hope to post photos and a scrap room tour soon.

Over the next couple weeks, I also plan to share a bunch of my layouts and some cards I've made recently.

I know it's way past new year's, but I want to make some scrapbooking resolutions:
1. Photograph my layouts & blog more often!
2. Use my cricut more.
3. Use up some of my stash!
4. Finish layouts that are missing headlines, embellishments, or photos.


I'm baaaaccckkkk!

I've been a bad blogger!  It's been nearly 2 YEARS since my last post, which doesn't even seem possible to me!

We moved in June of 2013 back to Philadelphia, which is where my husband and I grew up.  We purchased my grandparent's house and have been renovating ever since!

My husband and I have been doing most of the renovating ourselves, with the help of my two brothers in law.  I'm glad my hubby and his brothers are so handy!  We have put up a fence, painted our dining room, installed new heater & hot water heater (my hubby does HVAC for a living), re-did the kitchen/pantry/mud room, re-did first floor bathroom.  We also had the entire outside of the house & garage painted, but we hired someone for that!

We still have a long way to go, as all 7 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms have wallpaper that needs to be taken down!  The living room, foyer, and hallways need to be painted as well.  We'll get there eventually...

Here's some photos of our kitchen reno.  We started with light wood cabinets, black & white wallpaper, teal wood paneling, teal windows & doors, black woodwork, yellow/teal countertops, drop ceiling, and AWFUL cobblestone floor.  We got all new appliances, drywalled the walls & ceiling, painted, added crown moulding, added a custom radiator cover/hutch, and tiled the floors.

BEFORE (note the radiator below the table):

My husband and his brothers built me a custom radiator cover & hutch which now stands between the two doors seen in the above photo!  

We painted the cabinets white and it really brightened up the room: