Lately, I’ve been on a scrap supply binge. I’ve been buying left and right. Do I need these things? Not really. Will I use it? Yeah, probably… if it’s visible, of course. I guess this is the joy of being a scrapper, right?
Yesterday, I bought the latest journaling spots and alphas from Jillibean Soup. I’m in love with their stuff!
What’s a girl to do with new supplies?! Use them, of course!
Scrap Schemes released their latest scheme today. Use the image below as inspiration for a project, and make sure to share it with us. My layout used brads, heart cut outs, and ribbon to create that linear focal point from the balloons in the photograph.
Guess what?! I also managed to finish up a couple of cards. Wahoo!
Random pictures from today:
Speaking of growth, I dug up the old pictures of the house when we FIRST moved in. I can’t even believe how much progress we’ve made since then. Many people have requested to see pictures of the renovations, so I’ve decided to share some before and after pictures.
The Family Room: We use this room the most. It used to be very dark in the room due to the colors of the wood paneling. We removed all the wood panels and acoustic popcorn on the ceiling, painted the walls, and removed the carpet.
The Fireplace Area: We are not entirely done with this project yet. We have someone making our mantle for us, and we also need to remove the old tile and put something new there. Hopefully, we’ll have it all done by Christmastime so we’ll have a chimney for Santa Clause! 🙂
The Patio/Outdoor Dining Area: I used to hate the patio, but now I love this space! Originally, it was all concrete, and it just felt so BLEH! However, we turned it into an additional part of the house. There’s now a cute outdoor dining area to eat and chit chat, grass for the dogs, and a garden for our fresh vegetables and herbs. At night, we light lanterns and candles for night lighting. I’ll have to take a picture of us hanging out after sunset!
Do you like it?! Do you? Do you?! All I can say, is that we did the majority of the work ourselves — ripping the wood paneling off the walls, painting the entire house, moving all of our boxes and furniture on our own without movers or family help, putting up curtains in each room, buying furniture, being our own delivery worker for the furniture we bought, removing the concrete in the patio, buying and lugging manure, sod, and top soil to plant the grass… The list could go on for days. All I know is that we put massive love and HEART into this place. We’ve come a long way not only aesthetically, but mentally and emotionally as well. I’m glad we’ve created so many memories in this place, and it hasn’t even been a year.
We’re not even entirely done with everything, so when more renovations occur, I’ll keep everyone posted!
That’s all I have for today.
Hugs and more hugs,