Sunday, December 12, 2010

Nothing Like A Thanksgiving Day Flood

Do you see that little clearish tube? That is the culprit. Yep, just that little pipe caused this much damage:
Two feet of drywall, base molding and of course new paint will be replaced. What happened is the pipe to our humidifier on our furnace cracked for several days it went unnoticed thus leaking under the drywall in into my stamp room. Gasp! I freaked when I discovered it, of course the night before I was teaching a class.
The carpet will be ripped out and replaced with tile (as seen in the earlier picture), slightly to my dismay because of the cold factor, but I don't want to deal with any more leaks. While we are at it we are going to tile the whole basement. Excited that this will be a better option than carpet for us since we have a pool off of the basement and because I can easily mop up the spills and glitter from stamping.
Can you see on the cabinet how much water it sucked up? That will also need to be replaced. As will the other six that were damaged plus 4 white cabinets/bookcases. Oh, My.

Check out the disaster below. This is what happens when you realize that your stamp room is flooding! We quickly threw everything we could into our spare bedroom/office. Yikes, who is going to clean up this disaster?
What I need from all of you is inspiration! In the comment section please add a link with pictures of your stamp/craft room. Come on everyone I'm ready to be inspired! Thanks.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Oh NO X 2!

I started a project just the other day using Silver Shimmer Paint. It's not quite done yet, but........
Someone found the shimmer paint I had stashed up high on the counter and decided to "paint". Luckily, I caught Adventure Baby right away. What you can't see is the paint on her belly, legs, and in her hair.
In the tub she went! Oh, so is life when you have a 2 year old!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Luminary: Medallion Style

I had a request for one of my workshops in November to make a Christmas Luminary. The hostess had attended a workshop where I did a Halloween Luminary was so excited to have one of her own. So here it is!
I do want to take a quick moment and welcome Bethany (the hostess who received this Christmas Luminary) to the Dream Big. Stamp Often. Team! I am exited to have her as the newest member of my Stampin' team! Welcome Bethany!
Here are the details.
Using Ridinghood Red I ran 2 pieces cut to 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 thru the Big Shot using the Top Note Die. I folded these pieces in half before I ran them thru (I ran them thru one piece at a time) I then took 4 pieces of vellum cardstock using Versamark I inked up the Medallion background stamp and stamped. Next, I took my Stampin' Pastels and a sponge dauber to color the stamped image. I did this on the backside of the vellum. Finally, I attached the vellum to the cardstock and attached the two pieces together.

For a bit more snaz, I added some 1 1/2 inch striped ribbon, rhinestone, and shimmer spray.
Here is the final shot all lit up. Love it! I also love the idea that you can change the colors to match your decor.

Thanksgiving Pie: From a REAL pumpkin

Those of you that KNOW me, I mean really KNOW me in real life, not blog life, KNOW that I do not cook. True story, I don't. Somehow my family has something to eat each day's not usually by my doing. It's not that I can't cook, I just simply don't. I have a bunch of cookbooks and I cut out recipes all the time, they just don't happen.

Well, fast forward to Thanksgiving. I decided to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin this year. Ok, that sort of implies that I have made other pies, um, not true. I did what any good gal would do, I googled "How to make a pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin". Side note: What did we do before google? I came across this blog (of course) followed the recipe and viola! Pumpkin Pie! I even took a picture of it (at this point my hubby had thought I lost it. He just looked at me and said "Blog" with rolling eyes).

Proof: I can make a pumpkin pie with a REAL pumpkin!