Monday, March 2, 2015

Kitchen Remodel

The past couple of weekends have been busy with remodeling projects.  Nancy aka Artsy Chick helped with some inspiration for a tile back splash I have been wanting for years now.  Thank you, Nancy!!

I thought I would share a few before and after photos here to preserve the memories and date of our hard work.  :)  This first one was the big hole beside my vent from the range hood fan.  Gee, I wonder why I always felt cold air over the stove.  Sigh,  and we thought new construction was the way to go nearly 14 years ago.


My patch and then plastic to keep the cold out until the replacement microwave came , as the first one was dropped by UPS somewhere on its journey.



Whirlpool over-the-range microwave to match our new stove and refrigerator 


 Old, ugly dark green countertops and plain country white walls (before)



New countertops from Lowes (Antique Mascarello)


Natural stone border with bronze medallions and Italian beige tile and matching stone trim.  Now the stone had to be sealed so the sandstone colored grout didn't stain it.


We also used an adhesive product like Nancy did for the back instead of mortar.  Bondera is no longer carried by Lowes, so they suggested Musselbond.  Worked great, and believe me, it is strong!!


After photos ...



Thanks for stopping by and I hope I inspired someone else to give it a try.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

MFT - Valentine's Day and my Hubby

Some of my favorite things are definitely crafting, Valentine's Day and my hubby! :)



This pretty kite die cut from MFT Stamps was shared with me by a dear friend, Carolyn Bounds, and I am soooooo ready for Spring that I just had to share it with my hubby too for Valentine's Day.  I created a quick card with the die cuts, clouds and some binder twine.  The inside has a matching piece of patterned paper and a sentiment that reads ... "You have me on Cloud 9 ... be my Valentine!"  I know a little sappy, but hey, it's Valentine's Day, right?!

Hope you had a fabulous day with someone you hold dear! {{Hugs}}

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Christine Girl for January Challenge - new Unity Stamps in the house!!

I was challenged again by my good friends, Carmen and Carolyn, to get crafty more often, and this Unity Challenge for this month has been on my mind and started on my craft table since last weekend.  It was a busy week, but I finally got the coloring completed with my Copics and all the layers put together this morning to complete the following card using my new Christine Girl stamp from Unity.  I also used Spellbinders' Large Ovals and Floral Ovals, Crafty Secrets pastel paper pack, Stampin Up Pretty in Pink, my Copics as mentioned above, spica gel glitter pen and liquid applique.  Some sheer navy blue ribbon and a snowflake pendant were also used for adornment.


Here is a closeup of the dimensions and liquid applique.


This challenge is ongoing until February 11th, so be sure to stop on by and check it out.

Warm, Inky Hugs to you all on this chilly weekend :)