Thursday, July 24, 2008

                   
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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?

Recipe
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.

22 comments:

Brooke S said...

Love the Owl card it has so many beautiful things to look at. the Victorian is so sweet I Love old homes...We have beautiful ones in S.L.C...

Laurie said...

I love all your cards but that owl is way to cute.. I too can not wait for the new su cattie to come out..thanks for sharing
Laurie

Tina said...

Angie / you're absolutely right / that house is perfectly charming... . the only thing i've seen even remotedly similiar in this area is the east side of McKinney. Do you ever vist their downtown area?

Jeani said...

That old house is GORGEOUS . . . I love old houses . . such detail! And your cards . . .absolutely ADORABLE! BTW . . .I've tagged you . . . so check out my blog when you get a chance to find out the details!

donnapiranha said...

Cute card....AGAIN! :-)
I like the ribbon and that citrus green is my favorite new color these days.
That house is adorable. I'm a sucker for old homes with lots of character. I wouldn't have the patience to restore one though...the way it SHOULD be done, that is! I'd be in too big of a hurry. Thanks for sharing that.

Lorie said...

Now I do like your card but that house? I LOVE it! I so love visiting places from our country's past!

Kazan Clark said...

Angie this card is lovely - I think the check, ribbon, scallops and owl are prefect together. Your work is gorgeous and so is that HOUSE!

~amy~ said...

Sweet Owl Card Angie! I love that ribbon and I have a feeling that the Bella dp is going to take the place of Ginger Blossom for me :) Spectacular home!!! Wish it was mine....

Kim Gasper said...

I LOVE that little owl! He's what pushed me over the edge to order the kit too, but mine hasn't arrived yet. I emailed Angela but haven't heard back. Hopefully, I will soon. Can't wait to meet the little owl.

kath said...

gorgeous card for the sketch - love that cute little owl and fab ribbon and oh that gorgeous gorgeous house....wowee
Kath
xxxxxx

Eveline said...

Lovely card and super house.
Eveline.

Lori said...

OMG!!! I will help you to get that house back to Dallas, as long as I can move in!!!

Your card is cute, I saw that set as well, but haven't caved yet!

Lor

Jenn D said...

I have to dive more deeply into my Bella Rose papers. I haven't had nearly enough time to stamp lately. I just love how you used the Gingham print and that owl is adorable.

It's so nice that you got to take the trip through the house with your grandpa. My grandma, my only living grandparent now, is going to be 89 tomorrow.

Marilyn said...

I don't blame you for buying the owl stamp from Unity - their stamps are awesome! I love how you've used it with the new papers and colors - awesome girl!! And that house - wow!! Just gorgeous!!

Katie said...

LOVE your card!! So cute and happy! What a beautiful house!

Katie

Catherine said...

what a great sketch and your card is too cute. and that house is just to die for =)

Alexandra said...

that owl card is stinkin' adorable Angie!!! Love it!! And, oooohhhh, I SO WANT THIS HOUSE!!! I love those types of porches - we are putting one on our new house this fall....can't wait! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Lisa642 said...

Your card is adorable, and that old house is just gorgeous.

chloe said...

I LOVE ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS CARD FOR 2S4YOU!!!PERFECTION!

evafromca said...

Totally adorable card, as I just love owls!! Too cute.

kathleenh said...

Cute card! I love that ribbon!

That is one gorgeous home.

moralia said...

YUMMY!! I love this scrumptious card!! Ribbon is to die for!! :)