Monday, April 16, 2012

A few more pics of the Construction in the new "Le Salon Rose"

Hi everybody!  I am still working on the craft room.  But I have decided to name it "Le Salon Rose"!  Sounds fancy, doesn't it?  Well the funny thing is it just means The Pink Room! Since my husband took me to Paris and London in 2010, I have fallen in love with Paris.  So my little piece of relaxation at home will remind me of the most beautiful city in the world! 

Here are some pics of the crating of the craft desk!

A different view.

Now with the top.

A close up of the crown molding.

The best part, I made it myself! The only help I needed from my hubby was putting the two center support beams in, and lifting the top (the top was very heavy!)  The measurements are 96 inches long, by 38 inches wide and 37 inches high!  It's a beast, and it is never leaving this room because it can't!    Let me know what you think!  I love, love, love it!  Can't wait to be able to just sit there and craft all day long!  I will keep you posted.  I should have a card and notebook combo posted sometime this week.  It's made and I have to give as a gift at work tomorrow.  It's my first Imagine project.. 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pink in the Rink Highlights!

I know this post has nothing to do with crafting but I just had to share!  Back in January our local hockey team the Adirondack Phantoms had a game dedicated to breast cancer awareness.  It's called Pink in the Rink.  Lots of AHL and NHL teams do this annually, but this was my first.  As I love the color pink and we are season ticket holders I was very excited indeed.  About a month after the  game they auctioned off the game worn jerseys' and yes they are PINK!  I was luck enough to win #38's jersey (who just happens to be my favorite player)  I got him to sign the Jersey and it will now live in my new pink craft room (when I am not wearing it to games.  Here are some pics!
Don't they look AWESOME!

Here is my favorite player! Real men do wear pink, and I now own this very jersey game worn,autographed and unwashed!!

It was amusing to watch the game, when one team is in pink and the other was in there normal tough looking uniforms. They even had pink socks!

Of course our beloved Mascot Dax the Beaver went all out too!

I just love Dax so much and the Pink hair was awesome on his giant orange body, so I had to have a picture with him!

Hope everyone is having a great weekend.  Don't eat too much candy tomorrow!  lol...

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

I will be back soon! I promise! Really....

Hello crafty friends!  I have been MIA for so long I apologize.  My life got a little (really a lot) crazy back in October.  Here's the past 6 months in a nutshell; Mom's Alzheimer's was getting pretty bad.  On 10/7/11 my husband and I celebrated our 11th anniversary, on 10/8/11 at 2 in the morning my Mom fell. She didn't hurt herself but we realized she needed round the clock care, we could not afford to have only one income so we had to get her placed in a home.  The home she landed in decided to mess around with her drugs (without my permission as I am her health care proxy) After 3 weeks there and 4 trips to the ER for either a fall or her having a behavioral episode ( all caused by the home taking her off her drugs cold turkey and putting her on anti psychotics!  Mom is not psychotic!) She spent the next 4 months in the hospital!  I had to fight tooth and nail to get her back on the correct meds!  I got her old PCP to finally take her case back.  The other nursing homes in the area would not take her in because the first nursing home had labeled her as a "problem" patient with violent outbursts!!  I have taken care of my Mom for the last 20 years 12 of them with Alzheimer's she is NOT violent!  Finally a home about a half hour away from us took her on.  Over the past month she is settling very well, unfortunately she has been suffering some non responsive periods, had a bad drug interaction, and now her kidneys are failing.  It is a never ending battle to make sure the Dr's stay on her care.  But I will say the nursing and CNA staff at this facility are great.  They actually care and love the patients and it shows. I haven't felt much like crafting so I have been redoing my Mom's old craft room to be my new craft room!! It is turning out awesome.  Here are some pics!

Ok no peaking at the back ground that will be revealed in an upcoming room tour video! Pretend you do NOT see the awesome TINK PINK walls!

We bought two of these stools a few years ago and they just kinda sat in the basement at the roulette table, but didn't get much use.

So I decided to redo them
Now they look like this!!

Here is a close up of the lace trim I added to make it ultra girlie girl!

I didn't take a before of this next chair, but it is a Stickly dining room chair that is Oak wood and had a cornflower blue textured material.  But not anymore!

And I redid an old foot stool to match!

Later this week I will post pics of the awesome craft desk I built (yes I built all by myself, power tools and all)

I have been checking in on a lot of blogs lately and the cards and projects have been awesome, can't wait to start crafting again! (The room is gonna take a few more months to complete, but I will be posting odds and ends during that time.  Miss you all!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Miss you all!

Hello everyone in blogland.  I just wanted to drop a quick note to apologize for my lack of contact with you all.  My life has just gotten so out of control, I had no choice to drop a few of my activities.  My Mom's Alzheimer's and some of her other medical issues have taken the forefront in my life.  I will be back eventually but I need to focus on her and my own medical issues right now.  I try to grab a few seconds to check out all of your work when I can and as usual you all are just crafting queens!!!  Your projects make me happy and I know you will all still be here when I come back!  Hope everyone is happy and healthy..  Miss you all.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hawaii Paper Party Hello Kitty Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Cely!

Aloha Hoppers!  Welcome to the Hawaii Paper Party Hello Kitty Blog Hop. I hope everyone enjoys the hop! We are celebrating Cely's Birthday with either Hello Kitty or Birthday themed projects!  What a great way to start the week! You should have arrived here from Shar's Blog. If you have stumbled upon our awesome blog hop please to Cely's blog, you don't want to miss out on all the fun and it began at Hawaii Paper Party Now on to my projects for Cely.  First we have the Birthday Card that I have made for her. (Of course it will be getting to her a little late because I still have it in NY)

I used the Hello Kitty Greetings Cricut Cartridge's card function.

For a special surprise for our birthday girl I have made part of her birthday present. (Which she will also receive late because I still have it. I am always afraid to send my projects out before the post appears for fear I will delete the image!)  OK Cely here is part of your gift coming your way!
 This is a stationary box made from 2 pieces of 12 x 12 double sided card stock.
When you open it up, you have a little book for addresses, a pocket for your postage stamps and three compartments for various size cards or tags.
These are the smallest of the cards measuring 3 x 2 1/4
These are the medium cards measuring 3 x 3 1/4
This is the first of the A2 (largest) cards, I love the inside of this one so I added a photo of it.
This is the second of the A2 cards.
This is the third of the A2 cards.
Of course they all have there very own coordinating envelope. With Craft Power tape, they are ready to seal and mail.
And finally if wouldn't be a completed stationary on the go set with out a pen with a coordinating charm!
As a side note I used Zip Dry Glue to hold down the pieces of elastic to hold the pen. The elastic only came in white and I wanted blue so I used my Copic B000 and colored it to match.

Papers used-Martha Stewart Paper Pack, various Bazzill cardstock, Stamps from My Pink Stamper, Fiskars and Hero Arts.  I will have an uploaded video on making the stationary box some time in August so remember to stop by.

OK it's time to head on over to Amber's at My 3 E Scrapbooking and see what fabulous Hello Kitty or Birthday themed project she has made.  Enjoy the hop and have a great week!

Don't forget to wish Cely a very Happy Birthday!