Sunday, April 19, 2009

Under construction.

I am seriously stamping challenged this weekend! I did manage to stamp out some simple thank-you cards, but I'm mojo-less in a big way right now! It may have something to do with the state of chaos that my kitchen is in! I pulled out my trusty Die Cuts with a View Citrus stack this weekend and hoped the fun paper could carry my cards this time, as I was was not in a putzy mood; I wanted simple an quick!
I pulled out a new Inkadinkado set I got at Michaels called 'Birds Galore', and then stamped the simple bird and vine image for my focal point. I stamped the blue birds separately so that I could cut them out and pop them off the cards for more dimension. The floral paper is glittery in real life!

Just so you know what's sucking the mojo out of me, I thought I'd post a photo of my dilapidated kitchen that I've been living with for 10 years. My house was built in 1909 and parts of it are in desperate need of remodeling. My kitchen project is going to be done on the CHEAP. I hired a guy to skimcoat my kitchen walls & ceiling so I can paint it and update it.

Plaster chunks are missing & the kitchen was painted a horrendous light mauvy pink color. Soon it will be replaced with my favorite color, red!

The demolition of the ceiling is now finished, and I spent today painting primer on the walls and ceilings. I'll definitely show you the 'after' photos when all is complete!

Hope your weekend was uhm, cleaner than mine!



Anonymous said...

Been there ..done that....and ate the dust!But it's gonna be worth it..just think your kitchen will be so nice when you get done.And!Can't wait to see the pics.....
Don't you just LUV that bird set? Your cards are so cute.
Marie H.

chelemom said...

My kitchen is red!!! Great minds think alike! It used to be a pale pink, and about 3 years ago, we remodeled and painted the walls a deep cranberry color. All of my woodwork is white, so the contrast is great! We are just now redoing our living room. Just got it back together in time for Easter! We have plaster walls too, and they are a MESS when you have to patch and sand and such. Keep us posted! Can't wait to see it finished!

Lana said...

Would ya clean that mess up and get stampin'! LOL! Happy Monday LZ!

Pam said...

Ugh, poor LZ! It will be looking good though, I can't wait to see it!

Your cards are NOT mojoless, are you kidding me? Sheesh! Ü

Linda B said...

That's a BIG undertaking! I feel your pain -- but it will be worth it. Can't wait to see the RED:)

Linda Beeson said...

Well, I would say that I absolutely love your cards! Stamping that bird in that blue color is just perfec with those papers.

MaGoooo said...

Oh Sweet Zappa I can't imagine what is happening to your kitchen! Yep it will be GREAT when it's done!! Smart to hire it out!

Now to the card - - - I LOVE it!! The birdie is just ready to spring off the card and bring happiness to whom ever that card is going to!