Thursday, July 29, 2010

Oooohhhhh the DUST!

My card today is for the Michelle Perkett Studio's challenge to make a Joy Fold card.  I'd never made one before and I thought it was really fun!  I used her  cute Birthday Mermaid digital image, she's colored with Copic markers trying to match the Basic Grey Kioshi paper.  I used a new Papertrey Ink Jumbo ric rac die and added a little paper piercing, the envelope liner is also a Papertrey Ink die.  She has little rhinestones as flower centers too!

Would you like to see the progress going on in our living room?
I think this is where we left off the other day.
It's funny but in this process what bothers me the most is that fine baby powder like dust on everything.
Pulling out the old insulation wasn't pleasant either but that dust, ohhhh...
We've had a little excitement with this project too.  My husband Rick was tearing out the old dry wall and had a couple of lizards fly across the room.  They were living in the wall.  He was able to catch one and take it outside.  The other one was in the bathroom later that evening.  He said I owe him one as he took the second lizard outside.  The cats have enjoyed being on lizard patrol too!  We've had to take a few smaller geckos away from them and let them go outside.  
I've always had geckos in the house during the summer, maybe now that we've replaced the insulation, dry wall and all the holes in the stucco outside will be patched they'll live where they're supposed to. 
One can only hope! 
Challenges for my Mermaid:
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin'
Digital Tuesday - Dazzle Me 
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Punch or cut me - my ric rac

24 comments:

Axa said...

love the card!

Pam S. said...

to bad we don't live closer Jan! My DH is a drywall contractor! It's always hard when you have to live in it while the changing is going on. He has special sanders that collect the dust...they don't sand much because they get the mud so smooth when they put it on. Oh such FUN! Nice you had some special visitors! lol
Pam Going Postal

Maria Matter said...

Dazzling card Jan, thank you for playing along with us @ Digital Tue!
Blessings!

Shelley said...

beautiful card! love your papers! i haven't made my card yet and have never made a joy fold card. I am excited to try it!

craftyb said...

such a pretty card.....love your adorable image and the pretty pp....i've never tried a joy fold so thanks for sharing the link! thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations! bx

Pattie G said...

Jan, this creation is so beautiful! I love everything about it and the envelope too. Thanks for joining us this week at MPSC.

Hugs
Pattie

KymKreates said...

Your project is just awe-inspiring! Thank you for getting Punched and or Cut up with us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

KymKreates
DT Coordinator

Michelle said...

Jan, this is such a pretty card, I love it!! I love how you colored my little cutie pattootie mermaid especially her hair and I love the rhinestones and the brown polka dot DP!! Gorgeous entry! Thank you so much for joining us at MPS this week, Jan!!:)

helloholley said...

Your card is so cute, Jan and I bet you will be glad when all the work is finished.....I'm sure it will be worth it all!! ;)

jennruggeri75 said...

Hi, Jan!! I love this... too cute! Your cards always inspire me and make me smile!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations this week!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- you get so much stamping done!!! Pretty DSP. We do not have Lizards here- what a lot of work for you!

ileana said...

Hi Jan, this is soooo cute! love the papers and how you colored the image. The colors you chose are beautiful!

Judy said...

Hi Jan....looks like my dust...lol

Thank you so much for entering this adorable card in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.

Hugs
Judy

Rhonda Miller said...

This is fabulous. I love how you've colored the mermaid and that paper is great.

www.alittlethisandalotofthat.blogspot.com said...

Absolute a great card and thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best....

Harriet

Pascale said...

EEk Lizards... Love this a Very cute card Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle Shops best challenge. Hugs Pascale

Kristine Reynolds said...

I feel for you! I hate when construction is going on in the house. It's so disruptive! Love your "dazzle"! Great job on the Digital Tuesday challenge. Thanks for joining us!

Katja of Katzz said...

Ohhhh i love this image. It's so pretty. You did make a very cute card with it!!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week!

Greetings,
Katja

Karen Howard said...

Hi Jan,

Your house is coming along nicely! Love your card, wish I could color like that!

Hugs, Karen

Anonymous said...

Leapin' Lizards!!! The windows are going to be great! As usual, the cards are wonderful. Keep up the good work!
Cindy

Jóna said...

So pretty card !
Thank you for entering in our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best.
All the best, Jóna

Amber said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks so much for joining us at The Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs
Amber

grandmalee said...

I can't believe I missed this post before Jan! This is sooooo adorable! I love how you colored Cutie Patootie and the colors are fabulous! You definately rocked this challenge & the layout is fabulous!

jo said...

Your card is so cute! Thanks for joining us this week at DDSB! Good luck! :)

-JoAnn:)
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