Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Catching Up on the 12 Days

Day 6
Use paint, mist and a stamp

Day 7

Day 8
Something Grinchy

Day 9
Use plastic or metal on there

Day 10
Distress a die-cut item

Day 11
Copy one of TH's tags from a past year

One more day left!!! I am so excited!!!

Until next time...

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, December 3, 2012

On The Third Day of Christmas Tag

I am playing along with Diana at Scrap 'N Chat this month creating tags for the Twelve Days of Christmas. I showed my the first day on my last posting. But here it is if you missed it:
Day 1
A Vintage Image

Day 2
Two Mists

Day 3
One of Three Trees
I am rocking around the Christmas tree as we speak. Let me get back to it. If you want to join us in all the fun, and possibly win a prize, head on over to Scrap 'N Chat. Have a GREAT Christmas season!!

Until next time...

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Feeling a little bit scrappy today

Hello Ya'll!!! October and November have been rough for me but I am finally feeling better and finding some mojo. I have come up with a slightly different scraplift challenge for you this month. I am in the midst of gift making right now at home as well as at work for the holidays. I found a great little tutorial on how to make a mini book out of a plain ol' office manila folder. 

by Taylor Von Bruggen at Taylored Expressions, http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/2007/08/manila-folder-album.html

AND I found a cuter than cute scrapbook page using the same style as the mini by Trish at Work in Progress, http://wipkits.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/interactive-scrapbook-page.html
This is a great way to do a multi-photo layout.


My challenge for you is to make a mini or make a layout featuring some mini pages and post it back at Scrap 'N Chat

I know some of you are thinking, "I don't have time for a mini, woman!!" I can honestly tell you, I made my sample in less than 90 minutes. I have to go back and embellish it some more, but since I don't know which photos I will use in it, I am leaving it blank for now.

To make the manila mini, here is a link to Splitcoast Stampers with the directions. 

I decided for my own book I wanted more pages. So I made the mini twice and then glued the back cover of the first one to the front cover of the second one. Then I attached the ribbon tie before I layered the decorative papers on the covers. If you do this just remember to leave a little extra ribbon so the mini book will expand as you fill it up with your goodies in the pockets. I learned this one the hard way on a mini I made at the beginning of the summer. LOL!!

Here's mine: 

Also at Scrap 'N Chat we are having a 12 Days of Tags challenge.  And Diana is giving away a prize to someone who does all 12 tags in 12 days.

So here's my Day 1:

Until next time...

Thursday, November 29, 2012

It's Been A Slow Week

I guess "The Build Master" has been giving the guys a little bit of a break with the turkey holiday last week and all. We were happy with the progress they have been making as of late but it has been a little slower this week. Here are the highlights.

The trim was getting a good painting this week.

and the inside too!!

I find it interesting that they spray the whole house at one time for the base coat. These are Nicole's windows with plastic taped to them so they don't get paint on the glass. They also covered and taped the cabinets, counter tops, plumbing and painted the floors.

The kitchen cabinets are in now.


pretending to sit at the kitchen island,
or continent in this case...

clothing folding table in the laundry room

bathroom cabinets and granite

a room full of painted doors

the entry way from the garage

guest bathroom sink and counter

We also got a few new aerial photos from our personal overhead photographer, LOL!!
If you compare the last aerial photos I posted, you will notice our
neighborhood has exploded with new homes recently. they are even
beginning to add more roads (notice the big "F" shape of clay roads.)

The house next to us is completed with a mailbox.
The one on the corner needs their sod and they are ready to move in.

And here we are!!

Until next time...

Monday, November 19, 2012

On Our Last Episode...

When last we visited La Casa de DeFoe, we were in the midst of siding going up. We decided to give those guys a chance to get the work done. Just as I predicted, the siding was completed by Monday evening. We were shocked when we headed over on Sunday evening and found them working hard.

Then on Monday October 12th, we found the sheet rock had gone up. And remarkably fast too!!!

On October 13th, the front of the house had been prepped for the stone to go up. AND we had a visitor to finally get in some of these photos!!!

in her room

don't fall out!!!

ours, our neighbor who is having closing next week
and the corner neighbor closing in early Dec

On the 14th, we rested from house spying and celebrated a special 20th birthday instead!!

When we headed out on the 17th to see the stone, it was already getting dark, so these photos were not the greatest color wise. But isn't that an impressive sight!!

close up of the stones

garage doors and openers are in

Hams on the front porch

kitchen and bathroom cabinets have been delivered!!

Are you sure she turned 20 this week?

Now you have caught up to today.
much better lighting! and I am loving the colors!!
molding delivered

doors for closets and rooms

street view from our driveway

street view going the other way

new build started across the street from ours.
Until next time...