Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Playing Catch-up.

Okay. Super long post tonite. Lots to update! I'm not really sure what day it is because I'm still seeing red paint spots from the kitchen and have been smelling paint fumes for so long I'm dazed and confused. I finished the last of the touch-up paint on the kitchen last night, took down the tape, painted the window trim and cleaned my kitchen windows to remove the filthy dust layers! I am TAKING THE NIGHT OFF & locking myself in my stamp room to try to learn to stamp again! I SWEAR, I'm not quite sure how to do it anymore, it's been so long! I headed straight to the Crafty Secrets forum at Splitcoast tonite to see what fun challenge I could jump in on for inspiration. The challenge theme this week is FLOUR or FLOWER, so I headed to my stamp room and pulled Crafty's "Sweet Stuff stamp set for my favorite birdie/mixing bowl image! Oops, I think I stamped it crooked. Baby steps back into the stamping, it's been a while. The layout was inspired by some basic grey ruffled ribbon that was gifted to me. I took vintage crepe paper and ruffled it to the back of some polka dot patterned paper for the middle of my layout.

I also snapped some pics this weekend at the cabin from Mother's day; I thought I'd show you the goodies I was able to score for my Mom in my 4 day mad dash for gifts!

I made a stop at a fun store in St Paul called "Gypsy Moon" and scored this cool vintage Mother's Day cardboard wall hanging. Loved the basket of pink roses! I also scored 2 cool iron towel hangers with birds on them. Vintage inspired hand towels from Martha Stewart @ Macy's.

THANK GOD for & free 2-day shipping. They saved my butt. My Mom loves Country Living Magazine and cooking...both books were cheap (18.95 ea) and have fun recipes and craft ideas! FARM CHICKS ROCK!

These Cath Kidston notes & envelopes were a last minute impulse buy at Amazon and turned out to be the cutest ever! $10.95 for 24 note cards and envies! Wouldn't they be cute with Pink Persimmon Scottie Dog images attached to the front? (I'm ordering another box for myself if this no-stamping thing continues!)

Outside cabin pics. The grass is greening up and the birds are here in full force! Dreary but warm! It was a beautiful weekend!

Cabin real-estate. These properties are unoccupied.
I'm off to try stamping again! See ya!



diane mcvey said...

Awesome gifts! I love those bird towel hooks! You are such a sweetheart to be so kind to your Mom. She is lucky to have you! :D

Sheri said...

You are killing me with the Crafty Secrets enabling! Love that card ..and I think I need to follow you around while you shop! Adorable gifts too.

Anonymous said...

Those gifts are beautiful, I love the Mother's Day wall hanging.