Saturday, March 5, 2011

I Couldn't Stand it Any Longer!


Today I spent the day cleaning out closets/rooms so we can get new carpet installed on Monday. (I know, if you've read my blog, yes, I did work on it last weekend too). So really we're getting carpet in four bedrooms, but I planned on getting two at a time done. And, then some sort of spark made me think that I should just go ahead and get three rooms ready! Ugh!! - more work than I had realized it would be!! The first two rooms are extra bedrooms, but the third room is our workout/my stamp room. So I'm kinda motivated to get the stamp room done! I'm even thinking of doing some re-arranging, and maybe making one of the extra rooms be my "stamp only" room! Why not, huh? Who needs two extra bedrooms?

The fourth bedroom will be my 15 year old son's room, which probably hasn't had a good "cleaning out" for about 10 years (and yes, we have lived here for ten years!!) - That room needs paint too; so it will take a lot more work! The stamp room needs priority!

So, anyway... after a Huge load to the Salvation Army (a full truck bed full, and the whole back seat), I couldn't stand it any longer... I was ready for a creative break!!

I had bookmarked the Pals Paper Arts Challenge this week - my absolute favorite colors - Baja Breeze, Soft Suede, and Crumb Cake!! And I also bookmarked the Connie and Mary Sketch Challenge - I love the layout! So I riffled through a few boxed up things and came up with this card!


I used one of the Paper Daisy flowers - and did some Blender Pen with Baja Ink, along with some Shimmer Spray. The center of the flower is the Punch Bunch stamp (love that!). I also added some Top Coat Pearlized Accent Ink on a few spots.


I also stamped and cut out butterflies from the Clearly for You set (also used that for the background part here). The butterflies also got a little Top Coat Pearlized Accent Ink! And gotta love some Baja Breeze Seam Binding!


Hope you're having a great weekend,


Julie

8 comments:

Debbie Henderson said...

Wow Julie, you have patience...cutting out all those little tiny butterflies! Great job on the challenge and love the color combination! Good luck with all of your room, sounds like you've been working hard! Thanks for playing at CCMC!

Deb said...

Your card is awesome! I love how you did the flower! What a great ide to punch out the circles! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melanie C said...

Very pretty - I love the little butterflies. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Julie! I love the texture! And the butterflies have the perfect touch of bling!

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful use of the paper flower with the elegant lines folder! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Mary Brown said...

Beautiful use of the paper flower with the elegant lines folder! Thanks for playing along this week on the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

So many awesome elements to this card! Love the subtle stamped background and big flower! Thanks for playing with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa said...

Very soft & pretty! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge!