Sunday, April 02, 2006

Into April


Welcome to April!

Do you ever have embellishments, papers, ribbons, etc. that you are going to 'save' for something special? I do....so while working on my Day 6 I thought "I'm special, I should use this on me!" So I did!! I broke out some of my coveted Basic Grey Urban Couture paper and some really cool leafy brown ribbon I picked up. Boy it felt good cutting into that! Now I only used a little...but this is all about baby steps, right??

Day 7 was so fun to do! I painted!!

I am so excited about having this piece of my artwork to enjoy after this is all done. And I am pretty doggone excited that it's been a week and I am totally caught up! That doesn't happen very often.

On homefront news, Kade decided to find out what happened when you take a piece of broken glass to an antique hutch....yes...he carved into my hutch! I have no idea what possessed him but he now has learned about sanding out scratches, fine sanding and varnishing. After working for about 4 hours on it yesterday I said to him, "Bet right about now you're wishing you hadn't done that." The look on his face answered for him. It took all the restraint I had not to snap pictures of him performing his penance...but I didn't.....

Have a great week!

19 comments:

danielle collins said...

i know exactly what you mean...saving all the pretty stuff for a "special" layout. good for you!!! beautiful work!

Lauren said...

I love that you are re-creating Rhonna's quotes...they look great! I had to laugh about breaking out the coveted Basic Grey...that is definately my MOST coveted paper!!! I hate using it..it's just too darn pretty! :)

Dar said...

Beautiful pages, great work recreating Rhonnas quotes!

twistedsoda said...

oh oh oh, you are doing some wonderful things here!!! I most definitely be back....gorgeous!!! Truly!

September said...

I'm learning not to save, too! LOL Great job!

Emma said...

beatiful entries, love the ribbon, very interesting seeing your versions of Rhonna's quotes.

ArtsyMama said...

Love your pages! I know what you mean about "saving" stuff...for what? Who knows! I did the same with the new BG papers. I ended up using mine for the 1st round of the challenge and some on today's pages. So glad I did. Then I can enjoy it. LOVE your painting too. Great work. You are so very inspiring.

Catherine said...

These pages are wonderful! And sorry that Kade scratched the hutch!

Melissa Ives said...

Beautiful! How inspiring!

rmeyfe said...

Love your artwork!! So proud of you for cutting into the prized paper!!!

angi b said...

i really love the kraft stock backgrounds too...

and,girl, i used to hoard my favorite papers and embellishments in a drawer for that "special" layout...nonsense! i am breaking out all the good stuff!

kraftyscraps said...

Those pages are gorgeous! I definitely can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Andrea said...

i love your flowers, great painting!

Sharma said...

I love your journal - beautiful work - the painting is great and your day 5 uses my favourite colour combination ever - blue and brown - lovely work

Kim Bolyard said...

Love how you recreated Rhonna's art work for your page...they look great. thanks for your comment on my blog

Kim

Lu said...

your entries are so pretty. love what you have done.

Penny said...

Laughing at your Basic Grey comment because I'm a digi scrapper, but I want to get the blitzen line just so I have it...weird, huh. Good for you for using the paper, love that line, too. Your work is fantastic. Keep it up!

Ann(i)e said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your day 6.....beautifully done!

Anita said...

That is gorgeous, girl!!