Monday, February 22, 2010

Lucky Bear seems to be distressed....

Hello everyone, and Happy Monday!



It is Nilla's week as challenge hostess at There's Magic in the Air. The challenge uses Nina's adorable image "Lucky Bear". Nilla asks that we use any technique for distressing, roughing up your paper with your scissors, distressing with inks, sanding, scraping, pounding (would work well if you are mad at someone) - any technique that you consider a method of distressing.



I chose to rough up my edges just a bit, and mostly distress with ink. I printed out Lucky Bear four times so that I could pop him up a bit, and gain some extra four leaf clover balloons! I need all the luck I can get - lol...




All coloring is done with Koh-I-Noor pencils, and the distressing is done with Color Box Chalk Ink, Chestnut Roan. The sentiment is hand written.



I hope that you like Lucky - he is definitely one of my favorites! Nina has just posted about 25 new images - be sure to run over to her store, Paper Cupcakes, and check out the new goodies! You won't be disappointed!

We have been SO busy this weekend! We decided last weekend that we really needed some new family room furniture. We were nearly sitting on the floor, our sofa was so dilapidated! So, we drove into the city, found some that we liked, but just couldn't make ourselves pay for it. We came home, sat on the old stuff again, and decided to look locally. Voila! The same Lazy Boy sofa and chairs were in the showroom about 5 minutes from home. So...we ordered a new sofa with dual recliners, a fabric recliner chair to match, and a leather recliner chair to match. These are to be delivered Tues. morning. Well, Thursday afternoon, DH calls, and says - go buy carpeting. No sense putting new furniture down on old rugs. Well, I never dreamed that the carpet could be measured for and put down by Monday, but guess what, it can!!! So then, he says, well, before we put new carpeting down, don't you think we (you) should paint the woodwork? Then, walking across the old flooring revealed some squeaks, so we ended up pulling up all the old carpeting ourselves so we could screw the dickens out of the floor boards and kill the squeaks! Anyway, point is, this girl has had NO - NADA - ZERO - ZILCH time in her girl cave!


Oh, and did I mention that while we were at Lowe's buying drywall screws, we picked out new tile and paint for the kitchen? And that when I start that job, all 47 drawers and doors, and bases will all have to be sanded and repainted? Sigh.... oh, well...it will be SO worth it when it's finished! We've made very few changes in the past 20 some odd years, and it's time! At our ages, this will probably be our last big remodel that we do ourselves, so it's actually a lot of fun!




Gotta get back to it!



Have a great week, and forgive me for not doing much blog hopping this week!



Big hugs - Patti J.

16 comments:

craftieodamae said...

sounds like you enjoyed redoing your house LOL. Lots of work, gorgeous card!!! Don't forget to take a break! Enjoy your new carpet & furniture.

Nilla said...

Love the extra leaves, fabulous card! Hugs Nilla

Crystal said...

Good Morning Patti, OH MY this is soooo super cute girl!!1 I LOVE those four leaf clovers and this whole card design!!! Fabulous use of the sentiment!!!! Have a wonderful day, Hugs!

Patti said...

When your done with your house will you come to my house? Sounds like a lot of work! Your card is adorable! Love every single element!

Selma said...

When did you find time to make this adorable card. I love how you added the extra balloons. Sounds like you are going to have a new house when you are all finished. Sounds like it will be beautiful. Don't work to hard.

Caryl P said...

Adorable bear--I love the shamrock balloons. Where did you find time to make it?

Enjoy the remodel, it's like lifesize crafting. Well the painting is at least! It will be well worth it. I'm not motivated enough to tackle anything on my week off, maybe in April!

Barb said...

Such an adorable card, Patti! That bear is too cute :)
And our house is in constant remodel-mode... I wish a project could actually get finished around here :)

Barb said...

Such an adorable card, Patti! That bear is too cute :)
And our house is in constant remodel-mode... I wish a project could actually get finished around here :)

Barb said...

Such an adorable card, Patti! That bear is too cute :)
And our house is in constant remodel-mode... I wish a project could actually get finished around here :)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

fabulous card. love how u did those shamrocks.

i hear ya. i remodeled 1/2 the house when i retired. (the half we live in) and hubby sat & supervised. i told him if he wants the other 1/2 done, he'll have to pay someone because I'm NOT doing it. but we're happy with the turn out.

take pictures!!! before & after.

Lynn Mercurio said...

This is just adorable Patti...I love St. Patty's day and the various ways people find to celebrate this very green holiday! Awesome job with this creations.

Sue W said...

Patti I love this card ~ great job!
Now talking renovations - what a pain hey we've been re doing our bedroom bathroom etc. had to move out to another room and haven't had a good nights sleep since haha!
Don't over do it and yes you're right it's great when it's all done and you get to sit back and enjoy it!!

Kim said...

OMG so love the trailing shamrock balloons!!! What an absolutely BRILLIANT idea! (not that I expect less!) I love the whole thing! Thanks for the inspiration and good luck on the remodel (just don't talk to my mom about her's that's been over 14 years in process!) :)

aloha, Kim

Pat said...

Lovely card, he's such a cute image.

Pat xx

Curt in Carmel said...

I love what you did with her image. I love all of the added shamrocks! That is super cleaver and gives it a great look! I'm so excited for you regarding all of your redecorating. By the time you are done with all the remodeling it's going to be like a new house! You need to share pics! Best, Curt

Lisa Hjulberg said...

My hat's off to you on all that work of sanding and painting, etc. I'm afraid Paul and I are NOT weekend warriors by any means. But our house definitely NEEDS it. Hopefully it won't be much longer before I can dive into that (wink).

Getting new furniture is so fun, though! and new carpet! Enjoy!!!

I love your adorable little Sara Kay card. She's so sweet in purple!

Hugs,
Lisa