Saturday, May 14, 2011

You're too kind...

OK! I know you probably haven't noticed that I have been gone...(I have had a lot of scheduled posts!) but I have! I haven't sat down to make a card in about 2 weeks...ish. I have been having terrible back pain and my basement is still a mess! I won't even go into my feelings on sheet rock dust at the moment! (: I, on the other hand, feel totally disconnected from the crafting world. I haven't been on the PTI forum everyday like usual. I haven't checked my google reader everyday like usual. And of course, no stamping for me! So HI! Glad to be back! Thinking maybe I just needed a break! SO here is a new card creation today...very similar to a submission I sent in awhile back but never shared!

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I used a little Linen IP for the background! I forgot how much I LOVE that IP! And my little rose buds! LOVE! All that white space just sings to me!

That is it for today! As far as my craft room....we are still in progress!


This room used to be a guest room!  It was 70's terrible!  Paneling etc!  I need to do before and after shots it was so bad!  LOL!


This is standing at the doorway looking in!  I have one little window and I really get a lot of natural light in the morning!  The electrician was just here and put those lights in for me!  Talk about WOW!  The craft room I have now, looks like a dark cave!  We are putting wainscoting on that half wall with a big white shelf!  I can't WAIT till it's done!!


And here is the flooring and trim!  I am hoping we get most of this done this weekend!  Just praying my back holds up and I can stay pain free for awhile!

Here is one quick shot of my dd's room....


I took these pic's from my iPhone and for some reason this pink is screaming loud for the photo!  Not the case IRL!  It is a very pretty pink!  It matches a quilt I bought her a few years ago!  We are putting white furniture in for her too!  She is so excited she can hardly handle it!  You can also see a little peak into the hallway!  We are remodeling our basement in phases!  This is phase one and includes these rooms and part of the hallway!  We painted it gray with the white trim!  It's amazing!!  I never thought I would paint walls gray!  But I am loving it! So clean and bright!

OK, so that is what I have been up to!  I can't wait to resume some blog hopping!  I know I have missed a lot and can't wait to catch up!

Hope you all have a fantastic weekend!!

36 comments:

  1. Oh sweetie, so sorry you've been feeling that way. I can definitely relate! Your card is gorgeous, and I can't wait to see your new craft space!!

    *hugs*

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  2. Laurie, how terrible to be in back pain! I never had back pain til I did something, which I don't remember, and went to the ER twice before they sent me for an MRI. Herniated disc!! I can relate all too well!! Go to physical therapy, they work wonders!! I know pain can keep you from all the things you love, it did me as well. I'm praying you recover quickly and get back to what you love to do. Sweet card!

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  3. P.S. Love your new space and the color of your walls...my dh installed lights in my converted patio scrap room. You'd think with all the windows it would be light and bright, but dark, dark paneling and flagstone floors makes it seem dark without the lights on! Love your daughter's pink room and I know what you mean about phone photos-mine always pictures colors as neon!!

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  4. Laurie, be so careful with your back. My hubby has had a lot of back troubles too and the pain is terrible. Your room and your daughters both look great. I love that you are posting pics of your progress. Love the clean design of today's card too!

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  5. Oh no, I hope you start feeling better very soon! I know what it's like to be incapacitated by back pain, and it is not fun. Hugs to you, friend!

    Your card is perfectly perfect! So CAS with a lovely pop of color from the flowers. And your new craft room looks like it will be fabulous! I can't wait to see the finished project!

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  6. Your renovation shots look amazing! I bet you can't wait to get settled into your new crafting space, what fun! Your daughter is one lucky girl to have a pink room. So girly! Love it!

    Cute card!

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  7. I have missed your creations Laurie! I am so sorry that your back is paining you too, that is no fun at all!! Your room is going to be fantastic and I love your daughters room, goodness so cute! This card is just perfect Laurie! Love the CAS design and the pops of color from those flowers!

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  8. Hugs to you, girlie! Hope you're feeling a bit better by the time you're reading this!
    Love your fabulous CAS cards - adore the stamped sentiment over the leaves!
    Hugs,
    Aimes
    x

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  9. Gorgeous card Laurie!! Feel better soon - back pain is the WORST!
    LOVE the peeks at the rooms!!! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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  10. I know about back pain. 2 times in my life I've had a back issue and one kept me down for a week before it let up. Awful! I hope your back feels better super fast!

    I'm loving the gray...what shade is it? My master bath is yellow and I am thinking of going with the yellow/gray theme in there. My girls had a pink room like that and it won't be so shocking pink once you get it decorated. When we built our house and they got the pink up on the walls, it was so bright I just KNEW they bought the wrong color. LOL They didn't and it ended up looking good.

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  11. Hope you feel better soon with your back!
    Your card is very sweet and pretty :)

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  12. Glad you have returned to us but so sorry to hear about your back! :( Take care of yourself and give it time to heal - pushing a bad back is a recipe for disaster. (Sorry to go all mom-like on you!)

    Love the big sentiment on your card and the little rosebuds are so sweet! They look like yummy cake toppings!

    Your rooms are looking good - how exciting to see that they are almost ready! Have fun setting everything up! :)

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  13. Lori...I hope your back gets better! My daughter has that same "screaming" pink on ALL the walls in her room. Everything glows pink in her room! Your stamp room is going to be gorgeous...wow! Take care of yourself!!

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  14. Thanks for sharing your renovation progress! I have the same/similar green color as your craft room!! You are going to LOVE creating there! I know I do:) This card is so beautiful!! Love it!

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  15. Hope you are feeling better, Laurie! LOVE the beautiful green walls in your craft room. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cards and inspiration with us!

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  16. Oh..I love the color in your craft room. Hang in there..it will be so worth it when it's all done.

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  17. Your card is gorgeous Laurie. Where can I get my hands on those fabulous flowers??? I hope your back pain eases, and thank you so much for your kind comments on my blog. The craft room will make you forget about the sheetrock as soon as you move in...

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  18. Gorgeous card, so clean and simple. Love the IP texture:)
    Jenny x

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  19. Simply gorgeous...
    as always :)
    So glad you're feeling a bit better...
    been thinking of and missing you!
    And your room looks fabulous!
    Jealous...:)
    Your daughter's room is such a girlie room...
    she's going to love it!

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  20. I really hope you continue to feel better Laurie. Sometimes a little time away from things can rejuvenate you. Love your gorgeous card. Your renovations are looking fantastic, can't wait to see it all finished - before and after shots would be fun too!

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  21. Love, love, love your card, Laurie. The textured white space is wonderful and the flowers are the perfect splash of color. Sorry about your back pain. Take it easy... and get better!

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  22. CAS at its best! Hope you feel better soon!

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  23. I love your card's layout and dimension.
    Your basement is beautiful also! Love that pink! :)

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  24. Welcome back... hope your pain is GONE for good! My parents have been visiting for 12 days, I've made 2 cards in that time. Excited to get back.... 710 things in google reader to glance at today. YIKES!!

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  25. oh i LOVE the roses on the card and love the CAS design. your basement looks like it is coming along so great. i'll be watching closely... i've got a guest room redo i'll be doing soon into a craft room, and i can't even decide on the paint color yet ! :)

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  26. Sending you tons of warm healtfelt hugs. And yes you had been missed. I hope you are feeling better and making steady improvement. Back pain stinks and mixed with sheet rock dust....WRONG! More hugs.

    You card offering is simply divine so quaint and gorgeous! The blossom trio is the best especially accented with that delightful leaf flourish.

    I for one love that Larry pink room. So cheery and inviting. Your craftroom will be a really fab happy place for sure. Hang in there.

    Albeit a bit overdue, I just love your photograph. So so pretty.

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  27. love your card AND your bedroom paint jobs:)

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  28. your card is stunningly crisp in a quiet beautiful way. and so jealous of your room! pink!

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  29. Gorgeous design, Laurie! And I am so jealous of your new craft room - it's going to be amazing!! Hope your back is feeling better!!

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  30. Ooooh! this is so pretty! I love that little row of roses. I hope your back is feeling better soon. Thanks for sharing the reno pics, looks like both rooms are going to be fab! :)

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  31. Your card is absolutely perfect! Love what you've done with both rooms! Hope your back gets better soon! ;D

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  32. Can't wait to see your rooms!! They look fabulous so far! I need to bring those tables this week and reink my pure poppy so maybe I can stop by sometime this week! :)

    LOVE your card! So simple and pretty! That line of flowers is gorgeous!

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  33. What a great CAS card...easily mass produced too! Love the little sneaks at your remodeling projects. I love the gray...I'm painting gray right now too!

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  34. I LOVE LB and this beautiful card!!

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  35. I can't believe how gorgeous your room is going to be! I can't wait to come visit and stamp in there. I can't wait to see you. Hehe! Seriously, we need to plan a July get to gether!

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