Happy weekend!  My Saturday sure has been lazy so far . . . . a little TV, some laundry, blah blah blah . . . .

You might notice that I’ve changed my blog up a little today.  Splitcoaststampers upgraded our software recently and the other day they uploaded some new templates for us.  Since it was the first day of the Holiday Hoppin’ event, I decided to wait a few days before I did anything.  This change will be a work in progress as I continue to do little bits here and there . . .  some you might not notice at all.

Remember when I told you that my mother and uncle had picked up some wood boxes for me at Hobby Lobby?  There were two different sizes of the same box, this is a pic of the larger one.  I’m showing you this because when I sat down to work on the smaller box, I forgot to take a picture before painting it.  DUH!


Anyhoo, I painted the entire box (inside and out) black, sanded some areas where I thought one might handle the box, and then highlighted those areas with Vintage Photo distress ink.

There is a place on the top of the box that might be used for tile, a photo, I guess whatever you want . . . I added roses.  Not just any roses, but GrungePaper roses!


I stamped out three different sizes of the rose, cut them out and before putting on any ink, I stamped Wendy’s polka dot background from Studio 490 Seriously Art on in Ranger Snowcap pigment ink.  Once the pigment ink was dry, then I covered the roses in Dusty Concord, Broken China and Rusty Hinge.  The leaves were covered in Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive.  Being as I am . . . . you’ll find some extra trinket pins and whatnots thrown into the mix.  Underneath the roses there is also a flourish made with the Tim  Holtz Elegant Flourishes Alterations die.


So that’s it for this Saturday.  Tomorrow I’m going to take a bow making class with my mother and sister.  If I end up with some amusing pictures and/or stories (you never know with this bunch), I’ll be sure to share.

Oh and for those of you wondering about my smoking . . . . STILL NOT!!  I’ve moved to Stage 2 in the patches (which I must admit this week has been hard with the step down) and I’m finishing up week 5.  However, I did have my visit with the pulmonary doctor and they have absolutely, unconditionally released me.  Since I’ve quit smoking and all my tests came back “good”, then they don’t want to see me unless I have some problems, etc.  How cool is that?  No COPD and no other lung disease . . . some scarring yes, but nothing earth shattering to be that concerned about.

Thanks for stopping by and remember . . . . life is short, enjoy the adventures that come your way!


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