Saturday, April 12, 2008

Can I Have My Life Back Yet?

I've been invited to a baby shower today so for a gift I made thank you cards and decorated a bag to put them in.


I was looking at Debbie Olson's blog not too long ago and loved the card she made using a Papertrey set and this sketch. I haven't had the opportunity to make anything for awhile so C.A.S.E.ing helped get me started on this project. Supply List: Paper - White, Pink Light, Nut Brown, Confetti Tan, Stamps - Papertrey Polka Dots, Lizzie Anne Designs Petite Phrases, Thanks unknown, Ink - Palette Noir, SU Pretty In Pink, Accessories - Pink Grossgrain ribbon, Brown Gingham ribbon, SU double corner punch, SU slit punch, Copic markers.


For the gift bag I used the same sketch and Stampin' Up!s Swell News set along with the Sincere Salutations set.
You might be wondering where I've been lately... I've had broken water pipes under the kitchen floor so I've been dealing with plumbers, insurance companies, etc. The pipes needed to be rerouted so this wouldn't happen again in a few years. This is a picture of the wall in my kitchen that the plumbers had to "open up" to find the main piping and tie into it. It's behind my stove and some of the kitchen cabinets.

As you might know the kitchen is my stamp room/work shop. With everything all over the place and torn apart I haven't gotten to do much stamping so I haven't been blogging either.
I have damage to the bottom cupboards from water, damage to the vinyl flooring from cutting a hole in the cement to find the leak, etc. It's going to be a process getting my work space all back together and I'm looking forward to when it's finished. I'm excited too, I have plans to remove the bar in the kitchen so I have more space for a bigger table to put ladies around to teach classes and have some fun.
As for blogging, I'll be in and out as I can make things and have them to post. I do have a project I need to work on for Grace Assembly of God church, they need more welcome booklets from my previous post. Cool!

My last picture today is of Gabriel and Rick putting in my new microwave oven, I've always wanted one of these that go above the stove. Since I'm having the bar removed and that's where the old, I might say 25 year old microwave sat it was a great excuse to get one. And I'm blessed to have friends who can install it for me!
Happy Saturday~

20 comments:

Deb said...

Love this idea, what a perfect gift, gorgeous cards and bag. Poor you to have so much disruption, I hope it is all sorted soon!

Louie Marsh said...

Nice to have you back blogging again Jan - and good to see you are keep Gabe and Rick busy!! That'll keep 'em out of trouble!! ;-)

God bless!

~KRISTY~ said...

LOVE YOUR NEW CREATIONS THEY ARE TOTALLY ADORABLE!BUMMA ABOUT THE KITCHEN PIPES!GLAD ITS ALL OVER NOW THOUGH.

Jane said...

What a pain! We had damage once from a monsoon storm. It was a pain to get the insurance company out - then we had to have part of our walls cut out and new boards and drywall put up - also a new roof put on. Glad we had insurance but even then it didn't cover all the costs we incurred. Hope you're better off with that!

I love the baby stuff. I'm sure the recipient will too!

Jane
SBS4

catt871 said...

Ohh Jan, you've had a string of "luck" lately!! I hope things settle down soon so you can enjoy your new microwave!!! LOL Take care of yourself & we all look forward to seeing more of your work!!!
Chris

Deb said...

These are adorable, sorry to hear about the leak, sure is a bummer!!

Diane said...

Nice to see you back Jan,too bad about your water problems though!
Your card and bag are gorgeous!!!
Have a great week!!!

Marcia said...

Jan, love the cards, you've done well under the circumctances. Pop in every now and then to keep in touch, you'll be back in no time.

sparkplug17 said...

Your card set is fabulous and I'm sure she'll love them! Very cute stamps too.

Hope your home gets fixed soon so you can have your room back!

Sparkle

Linda said...

WOW!! broken pipes AND invasion of your creative space. That is a really big interuption of your life. I bet your new space will be really great. Your cards are adorable. I am sure the person who received them loved them.

Tickle Me Pink said...

Yikes!! Sorry to hear about the plumbing problems, what a nightmare for you. I hope everything turns out alright. Your cards are super cute though ^_~ I love the stork/baby image, it's just adorable and the colors you picked are sweet and sophisticated. I hope all goes well!

scrappernic said...

Wow--sounds like you've had a crazy life lately. I love your cards--what a fun gift :)

Amy Sheffer said...

Super cute projects!

Donelda said...

sorry to hear of your troubles but it hasn't cramped your creative style at all!! Awesome projects!!

Yanitza Ramos said...

Hi Jan,

Great cards! And thanks for the gift ideas!

Kelly S said...

Great gift! Very cute! Sorry to hear about all the damage. We re-did our kitchen last year and found termites when we were checking out the walls. So that was a complete mess. Enjoy your new microwave!

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Kristine said...

I love that pregnancy set! :D Great job on both items...the colors are very sweet!

Stampedbyanangel@aol.com said...

Good luck with the kitchen and crafts. Your cards are really nice and I like the bag.

~Jules~ said...

I hope the kitchen is all fixed up now!!!!!!!!!