Thursday, September 20, 2012

"P" for Potty

Tomorrow is the big day... I get my new IPhone! I'm so excited that I took the day off work so that I can play all day. The trade-off will be that I have to go first thing in the morning to have my bloodwork done for the year. That's never fun, but at least I have something to look forward to :-)

In the meantime I have been perusing Pinterest and finding lots of things I want to try. Things from food to DIY projects for the house. Today's project seemed perfect for my new bathroom.

Not the cat. I mean the Monogram on the back of the toilet. Ms Olivia was playing todays model. And not to be outdone, we also have Ms Starlet demanding her turn in the spotlight.

For the monogram I used the Cartridge Tie the Knot. I used black vinyl and cut this out at 6".  I've used this monogram font for several projects. It's my absolute favorite for gifts, especially for glass etching. My dear hubby wasn't very fond of this project though. He said he didn't want his last name associated with a toilet! I told him it was a "P" for potty! LOL

Monday, September 17, 2012

New Bathroom

Finally I can share some pictures of the bathroom re-do. I still need to hang a picture and get a few accessories, but for the most part it is finally done. Here are a couple of pictures of how the room looked before I started painting.

What was I thinking with those colors? Red and yellow? I must have been hungry at the time. Now when I see these pictures it reminds me of McDonalds! I really did like it when I first painted though :-)

Here are a couple of pictures after I decided to paint everything a neutral color.

I liked the soft cream color better than the red, but it seemed a little dull to me. It needs a little something to spice it up.

Well, after finding out we had a leak in the outside wall behind the toilet, that messed up the linoleum, we decided that we would rather have a tile floor. So after having the builder out several times to find and fix the leak we negotiated the new floor. They were only willing to replace the linoleum or give us a payout. We took the cash so that we could upgrade to tile. That of course meant we had to have someone else install the tile or do it ourselves. After a couple of bids that seemed outrageously priced, in my opinion, we decided to do it ourselves.

I really like the way it came out, but boy was it tough on the old muscles! Not to mention that one thing leads to another...

With new tile I just had to have new paint. And since we had to take the baseboards off to remove the linoleum and install the tile why not get new baseboards?

In the process of removing the old linoleum my dear husband decided to remove the pedestal sink while I was at Home Depot. Well, long story short, the pedestal ended up crashing to the floor and breaking. So now we also have a new cabinet sink. I think we're done for awhile. At least until my body stops hurting.
What do you think? This is the downstairs hall bathroom. I would love to re-do the master bathroom next, but I think that is going to wait a long time. It's a bigger room and will take even more time to complete. For now I'll be happy with what we've done so far.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

You Make Me Happy

Well, I'm slowly getting some scrapbook pages done. Its hard to juggle everything I have going on right now with the bathroom floor being tiled, working, preparing for a house-warming party and still trying to get some layouts done, but I'm getting there. The good news is that the floor is coming along. I just finished grouting the tile. I have to wait 10-20 minutes for the grout to firm up before I can go over it with a wet sponge. That means I have just enough time to share todays layout :-)

I started out with papers from Piggy Tales. The flowers were from my stash. I used buttons from the dollar spot at Michael's Craft Store and tied them with twine that I got in a twine share. The word Smile is from the Going Places cartridge and was cut at 2 1/2". The words You make me Happy were cut at 1 1/4" from the Feeling Groovy cartridge.

The large scallop rectangle on the left side was cut at 11" from Art Philosophy. The circles cut with the tulip flower paper were cut at 7" and 3", also from Art Philosophy. I love that cartridge. It is so useful.

These pictures definitely make me smile. Khloë was having so much fun acting silly. The more I laughed the funnier she thought it was and it went around and around. Babies are so limber it amazes me. In the bottom picture you can see her foot up in the air. Every time she lifted her sippy cut to drink her foot went up. It was the funniest thing. In the top right picture it's hard to see but her foot is up by her chin. Yes, that's her foot!

Hopefully in the next few days I will be able to share some pictures of my new and improved bathroom. There's still more to do though. After the floor is finished I want to paint, put new baseboards on, install a new sink/cabinet and then re-install the good ol' toilet. See you back here soon.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Pretty Little Banker

Okay, so we all know we should start saving for our future when we're young, right? Well, this pretty little banker has it all figured out. She was so happy to stand in line with her money and bank book. When it was her turn she went to the teller and made her deposit.

I love the picture of her with her bank brochure. She wanted to know all about her investment.

For this layout I used some Piggy Tales papers that I got last year in a clearance sale. For the circles and scallop circles I used the Art Philosophy cartridge. The green scallop circles are cut at 6.5" and 7.5". The patterned circles inside them were cut at 6 & 7". The blue circle mat with the picture was cut at 4".  The dollar sign was cut at 3 1/2" from the Something to Remember cartridge.

The title "Little Banker" was cut at 1 1/2" from the Something to Remember cartridge. The scallop blue border was cut using a Stampin' Up border punch.

My favorite new scrappy item is this date stamp. It's one of the new Smash products by K&Company. I will be using this a lot on my layouts. Sorry this is not a very good picture. It really does look better in real life.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hawaii layout

Hello everyone. I am so excited that today I was able to participate in the Cricut Fanatics blog. This was the first time I have ever posted on a blog that was not my own personal blog. The Cricut Fanatics blog is put together by Cricut lovers and will showcase a different project every day. The designers will change each day which will give you lots of variety. The project I created is below. Please go to the Cricut Fanatics blog to get more information on my layout and other projects. 

For the title of my layout and for the airplane in the clouds I used the Cricut Circle Exclusive cartridge Something to Remember. They were both cut at 4" except for the word Hawaii. That was cut at 1 1/2".

The green scallops on the top and bottom of the pages were made using the Art Philosophy cartridge, cut at 1/2". I used my Gypsy to weld 4 of them together to get the 12" long size that I needed.

The hibiscus flower was cut at 1 3/4" from the Life's a Beach cartridge. The photo mat on the left side will hold a 5x7 photo and the mat on the right side will hold a 4x6 photo.

I hope you've enjoyed my project today. Other Hawaii pages and projects will be posted to my blog as I prepare for my first big vacation. I have a feeling I'll be needing a lot of layouts! Thanks for looking. Cindy

Blessed are the children of scrapbookers, for they shall inherit the scrapbooks.