Friday, October 19, 2007

Merry Christmas to ME!

Oh man, I'm freaking here! What an awesome surprise that awaited me when I got home from work tonite! My parents were waiting on the front porch...they brought over my Christmas present! Remember our junking trip to Buffalo? Well I was drooling over a cupboard and was thinking about going back and getting it. Mom & Dad went and bought it for me for Christmas, because they knew how in love with it I was! THANK YOU MOM AND DAD! You are SO good to me! MERRY EARLY CHRISTMAS! So tonite in honor of Mom & Pop Zappy Claus coming to town, I'm posting these Father Christmas cards that I did last night. Ok, I really meant to post them anyway, but now they are doubly appropriate! So for starters, I used a red distressed Daisy D's paper from their "Beacon Hill" line. You can use any red distressy paper, it should work on Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket, whatever you have! I sprayed "Holly Berry" Glimmer mist (from the E.P. girls of course) on top of the red distress paper. Then I did my technique from last night, with the script stamp from the Crafty Secrets "Journaling" set. I do have the french script background block from SU, but for some reason the small journaling stamp is easier for me to use, and less of a mess to clean up. It has sort of become a staple for me, and the bonus is that it is portable, so I don't have to lug a big background block with me when I travel with my stamps. So after my paper was dry, I cut 2 pieces of paper measuring 5 1/4 x 4, then laid them on top of each other. I used the largest scalloped Spellbinders Nestability die to cut through both papers and then interchanged them. The santa was watercolored with an aquapen and SU ink.



So can I show you my new cupboard? I don't mean to be braggy about it, I'm just so excited and thrilled that my parents did this for me! It is made from old weathered white distressed barn wood! OMG I LOVE IT! Here it is in my living room when I arrived home from work tonite.

Check out the cool rusty hinges! Maybe it's just me but this makes my heart leap...it's so beautiful and country!
It did not take me long to put it in my dining room and fill it with my teacups and teapots!

20 comments:

Prinny said...

OMG Zappy --- it looks awesome in with your things!! How exciting. What a great Mom & Dad. :)

Pam/Iris said...

WOW! I'd be excited too LZ! It's perfect there in your dining room, just perfect!! How sweet of mom & pop!

Flossie's Follies said...

The cards are fantastic, love Father Christmas, what a great cupboard and what a wonderful surprise. Merry Christmas

Elaine said...

Oh man, Lisa!! You SCORED!! I love that cupboard! How lucky you are to have wonderful parents that you love so much and that obviously love you back - they must love you to pieces!! :)

Charmingdesigns said...

Ok, I'm envious!! LOL. I LOVE your cabnet!! Fits perfectly! I love what you did with the red paper...Thanks!now I have to go find this new color I dont have! LOL. Laurie

HB said...

Well, now I know where you got your GIANT heart!!!
The cupboard is awesome! and the cards are pretty spectacular too!!!

tyreiko said...

Wow! that looks lovely with all your dishes in it! yay parents!

Anouk Martin said...

What a SUPER surprise! Parents are the best. Your tea cups and plats look perfect in there. Spend the weekend drooling over it.

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

How sweet of your parents, do you loan them out? I can see why you loved the cupboard, it's fantastic and it looks perfect filled with your teacups and pots! Oh yeah...I love the cards too...thanks for the tutorial, I think I'll have to surf on over to see the ep girls!

Tisha Copeland said...

Can your parents adopt me? I want a cabinet too! It's gorgeous, what a great christmas gift. Loved your cards also, always so vintage. Very refreshing!

Melissa said...

Awesome! And I seen you have just as much talent in decorating your home as you do creating your projects!

Gwen Mangelson said...

I am SO jealous!!! I have been searching for a cabinet like this for a couple years!!! It's gorgeous!

You lucky ducky!

lorrietori said...

I am so jealous! This looks great in your dining room with your teapots and cups! I need one! And I love the cards, so beautiful!

Linda said...

WOW what a great find! Just beautiful.

Bethany Paull said...

That is so wonderful that your parents know you so well. You're like me...have to get it all set up immediately. And it looks so great with your pretty things all arranged.

chelemom said...

This looks fabulous in your house!!! What wonderful parents you have!

Ila said...

Wow!! Now that was a great find...I love that cupboard!!..and your parents are Awesome!

What Gorgeous Father Xmas cards...and now....I'm going to have to look into getting some glimmer mist :)

Heather said...

LZ - that cabinet is ABSOLUTE PERFECTION for you!!!!!!!! I love it - and THANK YOU for posting the decoarted pic - JUST AWESOME! Your parents ROCK just like you! And the cards - AMAZING! I love how you stamped on and ghimmered up the paper! WOW!

Alli Miles said...

Very nice! Looks like it was meant to be in your house *smiles* Love those cards too.

QC said...

I can't wait to see the Crackhouse next time I'm in town, LZed.....seriously. You have the COOLEST stuff!!!!!!

Mom & Pops Zappy totally rock!