Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Afternoon Tea Card, and notes....

Good morning!
It has been about one week since my last post, so I thought I'd better keep the blog alive with another card and some moving/selling/buying info!
The card is a standard A2 size with Afternoon Tea dsp from Stampin' Up!.I cut the flowers from the sheet of Soft Sky dsp, and attached them to the card front with liquid glue, glue dots and foam dots, for different levels of dimension.
Below that is layers of Kraft and Chocolate Chip cardstock, and Groovy Guava dsp, which have been sewn with white thread. That is the last little strip of Guava ribbon from my stash! Too pretty! And so sad!

The butterfly is stamped with Guava onto textured Whisper White cardstock and cut out.
This is a pretty any occasion card, which I think will be perfect as a females Birthday card! Don't you?
I love the Guava/Kraft/Choc Chip color combo. So elegant and soft together. I am glad I have more of that paper! :)

Okay, so we have our house on the market. There is a big 'For Sale' sign by our mailbox. We have seen the listing on the web. We cleaned and raked the yard this weekend, and the house is super clean inside. I sorted out the toy box when no one was looking. My husband left this morning to work out of town for the week. (great)
Today I have several things to do. Call around to different flooring companies to find out how much they charge for installing linoleum, and their locations, so that tomorrow I can drive around and pick some out for the best price.
Look online to find an acre lot in a great Spokane Valley location with a great price.
Pick out a floor plan for the house I want to build on that acre.
Then paint the bathroom. (right)
We had found a big house on an acre that we liked, but the owner is being firm on the price which we think is too high. So we are moving on, and looking around more. Just down the street from that house are several one acre lots for sale, and we can build a house and a shop for less than what this guy wants for his fixer. And it will be customized and brand new. So we may build instead of buying used. Sounds great to me!! I will keep you posted on our search and process!
Our realitor seems so positive and reasurring that our place will sell fairly quickly, because it is a rare find out here, and because we have set a reasonable price. I have decided that I will not get my hopes up because he may treat all his clients that way! We all know that the realestate market is very slow, and barely gaining momentum. In my heart I am hoping everything goes smoothly, but in my brain I know that something always comes up. That is the way of life. There are always little bumps and swerves in the road that test our resolve and character. I am ready. Half crazed with antisipation and excitement, the other half laying low and being cool!! :)
Thanks for putting up with me!

Go stamp something!


1 comment:

  1. Hi :)
    I just came across your blog today.
    Your family is beautiful. Looks like you're surrounded by boys! haha... I hope everything goes well with selling your house. :)
    Your work is really pretty! :)
    I love the detail and the stitching on this card! So pretty!

    ~ Ayana


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