Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!  Looks like closing on our new house has been delayed until Thursday, so we will be in the hotel for a little while longer.  The girls (two little Min Pins) are getting restless with no yard to run in.  I am sure they will be happy to be able to run and play again soon. 

Here is a card I made last Christmas.

I stamped the poinsettia twice with Versamark on blue cardstock and embossed them both with silver glitter embossing powder. Next I colored them with the Pearlescent Watercolors, cut them apart and layered them with dimensionals. I used the large square and scallop Nestibilities for the mat and more of the silver glitter embossing powder on the edges of the blue mats. The Pearlescent Watercolors really added a lot of shimmer to the poinsettia… the photo just doesn’t capture it that well. Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, December 11, 2009

A Santa Christmas Card

Because the movers will be here on Wednesday to pack everything, I have not bothered to decorate for Christmas this year.  Once we get to Texas, we will be in corporate housing until after Christmas, so I won't be decorating at all this year.  Needless to say, I am feeling the need to do something Christmassy and thought I would make a card.  I purchased one of the DCWV stacks of scrapbook paper a few years ago and still haven't used it all... so all papers on this card are from that stack.


I'm linking up to the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge, be sure to check out all the other lovely cards. 

Thanks for stopping by.  :-)

Friday, December 4, 2009

My Kitchen Island Makeover

I actually did this makeover back during the summer and am just now posting photos... yes, I am THAT on top of things.  :-)  Back in May, The Thrifty Decor Chick posted her kitchen island makeover.  I loved that she painted her island black so her island became my inspiration. 

When I told the hubby that I planned to paint our kitchen island black, he went out and bought me an electric sander.... such a brave man. :-) I waited until he was out of town for a week to tackle the project.  I wanted to have plenty of time, just in case I totally messed it up.... you know, so I could call in the pros if I needed to.

Here are a few before photos.  Nothing really wrong with my island, I just wanted more of a piece of furniture type of look. 

Notice how there is no trim along the bottom and you can see the screws? That bugged me from the day we moved in.   The first thing I did was carefully remove the corner trim pieces so that I could reuse them.  Then I removed the door and drawers and sanded everything down (with my new electric sander) then primed with a tinted primer and painted with black Valspar paint.  I bought some trim pieces at Lowes and used a miter box to cut them to size.  It was a pretty easy project.  Here are the after photos. 

Pretty and black and no more ugly screws showing. 

I even added a small decorative wood piece to the corners.  I love how it turned out.... and now I am moving and I will miss it very much.  :-)

Thanks for visiting. 


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