Thursday, July 24, 2008
Kazan's Sketch #5
Happy Thursday! I managed to motivate my lazy self into tackling Kazan's Sketch #5 over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I really love their sketches, and I don't think it's *just* because they have such awesome prize giveaways either! lol!
The good news: I didn't use Happiness Always again! The other* news (*not necessarily bad!): I finally caved and bought some Unity Stamps, the kit of the month called It's the Little Things. Dang, it's really cute! I've been loving a lot of their stamps and had been resisting, but this little owl put me over the edge. I hope I have some money left by August 11 when the new SU catalog kicks off! lol!
I did use the new SU Bella Rosa papers (I confess, I ordered two more packs of it!), I heart them so dearly! The ribbon is WAY old, from my favorite store ever, Rue No. 1, in Highland Park Village here in Dallas that closed a couple of years ago. Sad, sad day. Other notes: I did use the Border Scallop Punch to make the scallopy Kiwi Kiss square, and the tree image on the Pink Pirouette patterned paper does have glitter, but it didn't show up very well.
Okay, here's a little not-stamping related stuff if you want to turn the channel now...lol!
When I was in Missouri last week, I went and visited my grandparents in their tiny town. It's really the saddest little town you've ever seen. But one highlight is this Victorian home that a Kansas City couple bought and restored for their weekend home. I want to pick this home up and move it to Dallas so stinkin' badly! My grandpa did their electrical/rewiring for the house and helped with other projects over the last few years (did I mention he's 88?!), and he keeps an eye on it for them. He always takes me over and shows me their latest improvements. They've done a fabulous job with it.
Here's the outside. Don't you love that wrap-around porch? They found the coolest old fence and put it up since I was there last year.
This is my favorite room, probably because it's painted blue, but I LOVE this light fixture! They did the best job tracking down old fixtures and period furnishings.
This is the staircase looking down from the 2nd floor. It is so narrow, I practically fill up the width walking up it. Can you imagine maneuvering these stairs in clothes from 150 years ago?
Here's one more close up of the outside with the entrance gate of the fence. Sigh, just love it!
Okay, that's it for today! Thanks for stopping by! Have you stamped something today?
Stamps: A Little Bit of Happiness from Unity Stamps.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Bella Rosa DSP.
Ink: Staz-On Brown, Kiwi Kiss.
Accessories: Border Scallop Punch, Aquapainter, Pure Color Pencils, 2-Way Glue Pen, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Dimensionals, Ribbon unknown.