Monday, December 27, 2010

Mojo Monday 171

Here is my card for Mojo Monday 171. I really liked the round card. This is actually my first ever!! I used my Cricut to cut out the scalloped circle. Supplies are listed below. Thanks for looking!

Supplies Used:

Stamps – Stampin’ Up Simply Said

Cardstock – Stampin’ Up Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Retired DSP

Ink – SU Rose Red, Certainly Celery, Pretty In Pink

Ribbon – SU Certainly Celery Grosgrain

Embellishment – Pearls, Felt Flowers (retired SU), white gel pen

Progress (and a white Christmas)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! We had a white Christmas here. FUN! There was just enough snow to make things pretty without making a huge mess.

Over the past few weeks, house construction has been progressing nicely...even through rainy weather! We now have framing going up. The basement is framed, the main level is framed, and today, the steel beam for the back deck is being set. Once that is done, the framing crew will be able to move on up to the roof, which is scheduled to take about 3 weeks. Here are some pictures of the progress.

This picture is looking at the front door. The grade will actually be built up and the lower concrete wall (the basement) will not be visible. It is so hard for me to imagine that where I stood to take this picture will be underground!
This shot is standing in the same spot as the previous photo, but turning to the left to capture the other end of the house. This photo is taken from the barn. I wanted to get all of the back of the house.

On a funny note, our free range chickens love to peck around the new house. They have even been seen in the basement and on the main floor. The framing crew has had to keep their van door closed, because the gals were hopping up in the back and pecking at the lunches. Oops. What a sight!

Monday, December 06, 2010

Mojo Monday

Christmas time always gets my creative juices going. I love to steal away a moment and escape to my craft room. I then emerge with inky fingers wearing specs of glitter, clips of ribbon, and dabs of glue...and it feels fantastic! Here is my contest entry for Mojo Monday 168. Thanks for looking!

I used the following materials: SU Real Red Cardstock, Graphic 45 Christmas Past The Holly and The Ivy, Hobby Lobby glittered Christmas cardstock, Crafty Secrets Christmas Creative Scraps, SU Stamp Set Bells and Boughs, SU grosgrain ribbon, green gem stickers...and Flowersoft Polar White on the hat and muffler. Oh, and I sprayed the card base with a shimmer spray in Frost. You can't really see the shimmer spray in the picture, but it's so sparkly in real life.