Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Long Time No Blog!

Yikes! Ever since last Thursday, my life has been going whirlwind speed! So I am so sorry that I haven't posted anything since then.

Friday, the painters at the house did a sample swatch with the color we had picked. One word . . . YUCK!!! It DID NOT look like anything we had expected! Part of the surprise came from the glaze on top of it. The paint itself was fine, but once you added the glaze (to bring out the texture in the walls) it went to the poopy-green side. Yeah. BAD!

Sooooo, Kevin and I spent all of Friday and part of Saturday getting new paint samples, painting and glazing patches and holding up cabinet and flooring samples that are already made/ordered and waiting to be installed once the paint is on. You could say I was in a little bit of a panic. BUT, I'm happy to report that we found a new color that is not poopy-green and we LOVE it. Whew! So glad that fiasco is overwith!!!

On top of that, my hubby decided to move around the computer screens this weekend, so that limited my computer time as well! And now, tomorrow morning we are having a big Realtor's Open House to try and get our current home SOLD and so I'm running around cleaning and pulling weeds.

I do have a few things to share, though! YAY! Among the paint store stops this past weekend, we took the kids to the Dollar Store as a little reward. Guess what I found?! Check out these 6" felt flowers (there were also hearts and snowflake-type flowers) and the foam mounting squares (2 sheets in each package). WOOHOOOOO! I love little finds like that!

I already wrote about this on the WIP blog, but another dollar store find that I LOVE are the desk calendars that come out each year in the school section. Every fall I stock up on them, because I love to flip the calendar pages over and use the plain backside as a worksurface while I scrap.

I can test stamps, sketch layouts ideas, write notes to myself, etc. right there in front of me. Infact, I keep a running list of all my DT assignments along the side. I am so visual and it really helps me keep track of the things I want to remember. When the paper gets too grungey . . . I just take it off and have a fresh sheet waiting for me underneath. LOVE IT!

Alright, now here are a few of my latest layouts for ya! This one was made using the Work In Progress July Main Kit. My husband has given Owen the nickname of "Brother Bear" and I wanted to make a layout documenting that.
And this one is for the lastest sketch over at So Sketchy! This layout is of my cute niece Samantha. The red looks a little more bright here than it does in real life. I promise it isn't so blaring. :D

Supplies Used:

Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny, Chatterbox, Sassafras Lass; Cardstock: Bazzill, Fabric Flowers: Scarlet Lime; Crystal Brads, Making Memories; Crystal Accent: Prima, Label Stickers: Scenic Route; Letter Stickers: American Crafts, GCD Studios; Letter Stamps: Stampin' Up, Hampton Art; Other/Unknown: ribbon, tag, lace paper

Thanks for coming by! I promise I won't take so long next time to update! ;)




  1. Glad to hear that you've got everything straightened our with the paint. When we were painting our home and trying to decide what color would work indoors, we had so many different swatches of color on our walls! LOL! I hope you have great success in selling your current home...it's simply stunning, and I'd love to move into a home like that! :D

    Fabulous layouts, Jana! I just love how you used the flowers from the Scarlet Lime kit for the sketch page...too cute!

    Thanks for sharing what you do with the calendar, too! What a great idea! So glad to be inspired by you! :-D

  2. Hi Jana! Glad to hear that the paint problem has been taking care of. I can't only imagine how disapointed you must have been.

    Your los are gorgeous as always, I do especially love the first one of Owen. It looks awesome!

    Take care!

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  4. Jana I wish I had enough room for that big calendar! Love your layouts and yay for the right paint color!!

  5. Don't ya love how paint looks one way on the paintchip and totally different on the wall?? What a pain, but at least you figured it all out! Love your new LO's...totally cute!!

  6. I just love the tip about the jumbo calendars! I am SO doing that! Fabulous idea.

    Layouts= freaking awesome. :)


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