Friday, July 6, 2012

Long time no update...

Hi there blogger friends and family.  Sorry that it has been so long since my last update.  I was job hunting and renovating my home so I did not have much time to update my blog.
God totally blessed me with a new job in Idaho Falls; no more long commutes, Praise the Lord!!! It's a part time nursing job, leaving me plenty of time to craft:-), in an outpatient wound care clinic (I love wound care).
Just prior to starting my new job I decided to finally update my kitchen, this was about 15 years overdue. A two day project took a week but it looks Fantastic!!! A dear friend came over to help me remove tacky pink early 80's floral wallpaper that was hermetically sealed to the walls & paint. It took two days  just to remove all the wallpaper & prime the walls.  Her sweet husband came by to see if a cabinet that had been over a lower cabinet blocking off the kitchen could be moved and within a couple of hours the cabinet was off the ceiling and placed on a wall and the difference in my kitchen was amazing!!!  Here are a few of pictures of the new look in the kitchen.

It still needs a new light over the table as the one that is there now is still pretty 80's and of course I need to get a set of cabinets to be placed under the ones that got moved to the wall, I need a new dishwasher, new counter tops and sink, but all that will have to wait a while as I have company coming next week. I think it looks so nice the way it is now though.

I have managed to get a bit of crafting done recently.  As I mentioned above I have company coming soon to help me celebrate my 55th birthday. My darling husband is hosting a Birthday BBQ, so he asked me to do the invites. I thought I'd share a couple of pictures of that too. I cut the pocket from the Camping Critters Cricut cartridge and the tag was cut using the Bags, Tags, Boxes & More Cricut cartridge. I just cut out a single layer of white cardstock & adhered the patterned paper to it before I distressed both with Tim Holtz tea dye ink.  The pocket is from a denim colored cardstock and the red check on the top of the tag is on the reverse side of the patterned paper on the card base. Everything attached is also distressed using Tim's tea dye ink.  I use some twill and lace from my stash. It was pretty easy to put together. I am going to be linking this to Sarah Hamer's Tuesday Link up Party. I have a link button on the right side my blog so please take a minute and go see what other crafty folks are up to. 

The middle of June my precious granddaughter came up for a visit.  As she is now nine I thought it was time to get her started on scrapbooking so I gave her an album and a box of scrapbooking supplies. I have just completed a cute little card to send to her with a few new little goodies for her box that I picked up on sale for 50 cents at Walmart. Here is that card. I used the Everyday Paper Dolls Cricut cartridge and some paper and ribbon from my stash.

Well that's it for now. I hope you are inspired and have enjoyed your visit.  Thanks for taking time to stop by my corner of the web.

God Bless,


  1. I really like your updated kitchen, it looks so nice. And those cards are cute.

  2. Congrats on your new job!!!Yes God is Good!!Love your Kitchen!!Super cute cards!!Visiting you from Link up Tuesday with Sarah.