Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kitchen Update and a card just for fun....

Kitchen Update: We have now ordered our countertop. It's a quartz called "reflections". For you Copic users, it's C01 with tiny flecks of a mirror-like substance and recycled glass that's BG10, BG13, BG23. It also contains some C02 chips. When the sun hits this surface, it will shimmer and sparkle. We get very little sun in our kitchen. In the winter the sun doesn't shine in the single window and in the summer when the sun's arc is right, the River Birch blocks it. So, we pretty much have to rely on artificial lighting. We also selected a new sink and faucet (one of the new faucets with the sprayer actually part of the faucet instead of separate). Who would have thought the faucet would be more expensive than the sink which is double - 1 large, deep tub and one less deep and much smaller tub. The large tub has a nice arc on the side of it which will go beautifully with the arc on our cabinet doors. We stopped at the cabinet maker's and selected our hardware for the drawers and doors. It's a very simple, clean-lined handle in brushed nickel, small for the drawers and larger for the doors. Next stop will be flooring and I'm leaning toward a sand colored bamboo or ceramic tile to go with the ocean colored backsplash. Paint color will be BG10. I even found a picture I really like at Cracker Barrel of all places that has my BG and sand tones in it.

OK, so on to the card. This stamp is from Lindy's Gang. I love the whimsical animals in this set which contains an armadillo, an iguana, a frog, and two tiny mice, as well as some phrases to go with them (my sentiment is from the set). This little guy is mounted on an Action Wobble and at the flick of a finger will spin back and forth. It will push flat to mail and pop back out because it's made of a medium weight plastic. Great fun for kid's cards. I used a snake-skin patterned paper and embossed my Spellbinder circle with a snake-like pattern. Very simple, but the Action Wobble steps it up a bit. You could use these on birthday cakes, animals, balloons, I can think of lots of things. Just a nice tool to keep in your kit until you need it.

Paper: DCWV Safari Chic, Bazzill; Stamp: Lindy's Stamp Gang's Desert Critters' Gang; Cuttlebug Animal Print Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Classic Circle Small; Action Wobble; Copics: G94, YG03, YG63, G99, YG91, YG95, YG93, R22; Spica Blossom for the hearts, Distress Ink for the sentiment.


  1. HA HA!! Your card is adorable, C2! Congrats on the kitchen updates!

  2. Your new kitchen is sounding like a dream kitchen. I'm a Prismacolor marker user, so had to Google the Copic colors. Nice colors.

    Your card is darling! I like how you picked up the pattern of the turtle shell in your paper and embossing. I had to Google to find out what an Action Wobble was too. lol Found a great video. They look like so much fun.

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  4. A sentiment from my childhood! Great card. Now to grab my copics and check out your colors.