Monday, January 18, 2010

An Update

I know I’ve been MIA, but there has been so much going on here lately that I haven’t even had a chance to get ink on my fingers, much less my stamps.

A friend’s mom gave me some wonderful KraftMaid cabinets from her house. She is turning a bedroom/office into a guest room and wanted to get rid of the cabinets. I’m thrilled to be the lucky recipient of these cabinets, but that means a craft room make over, again. A work in progress at this time, but it has forced me to go through my stuff and clean and purge.

I have also finally committed to colors for the kitchen, so that means painting and finishing up. It has taken me months to commit to a kitchen color and I am almost done with that particular project.

Additionally, a former co-worker of mine is volunteering with a group of women who have had a difficult life with addictions and other issues. At Christmas time I donated a stash of cards to these ladies. Recently, I was contacted and asked to help these ladies create invites etc for a party/open house they are having. I am thrilled that they think my work is worthy of this cause and have been busy planning, cutting, scoring, folding and organizing.

This is the card they have agreed on and will be making about 50 of next week. In addition, they will be making 75 bag toppers, and 75 silverware wraps, which I will share later on. Lots of prep work means little time to create, but these ladies are so sweet and so grateful that I simply could not say no. So, while I have been MIA, I certainly have not been idle.

This was the other sample card

I did spend almost all of Sunday home alone and in my space creating as much as I could, so I will have some posts prescheduled for this week.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you have a wonderful day filled with all that your heart desires!

Stamps: Unknown

CS and DP: Hollos white, SU Choc. Chip, SU Pink Pirouette, SU Mellon Mambo

Inks, markers and coloring tools: Pallett Noir Black, SU Choc Chip

Extra goodies: MS Heart Punch, ribbon, Nesties
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Stampin'GHmom said...

These are beautiful! I really like the top one with the browns and the pinks

Christyne (aka Apple Blossom) said...

You certainly have been busy! These cards are both wonderful!

Becky said...

These 2 are just beautiful. I love the sentiment.

Carrie said...

Wonderful cards, I especially like the brown and pink one.

Cheryl said...

Michelle, Your cards are lovely - as always. Thank you for sharing.

my5bratz said...

both gogeous but the one they picked is my fave :)

Susan (peebsmama) said...

Lucky you to get free cabinets and an excuse to re-do your craft room.

I like that you chose the "beleive" sentiment for these invitations. So fitting for the occasion.

Kellie said...

I really like both cards but the pink and brown is one of my favorite combos. Thanks for sharing.

Kristin said...

i LOVE both of these (but must say they did pick my fave of the two :-))

Kat said...

These are great cards. TFS!

Tracy said...

Love your color combos and the simplicity of these cards. Great job!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Sounds like lots of good stuff going on! Be sure to post pics of your new space!

Love both of your cards. What a worthy cause!

Payne Holler Cards said...

they made a smart choice in asking you! look at these cards, just perfect! love the font on that "believe" and your details! way to go!
looking forward to seeing pics of new space (:

shellpole said...

Busy busy busy.....Lucky girl to get the storage space given to you and good luck with making all those cards!