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Well, I am happy to report that we finished removing the wallpaper from our kitchen walls. It was a tough job and my hands and finger nails suffered a bit but it's all over now.
On Saturday I went to the tile shop that our contractor recommended. They have kitchen displays set up with different types of backsplashes. There was so much that I liked and quite a variety.
One of the sales associates gave me some good advice. He said I should pick my countertop and have it installed and then come with a sample and pick my back splash.
I thought I needed to take a tile sample in order to pick the countertop. I had the process backwards. I match the counter to my cabinets. So armed with my small cabinet door, off I went to the granite store. There just happens to be running a special on countertops. I narrowed it down to 2 that I really liked.
There is one other place that I am going to either today or tomorrow and then my decision will be made for the counter. Then I pick my backsplash and floor and our installer will be ready to go. Whew - lots of decisions to be made.
Now onto my card for today. This one I made for a dual purpose. I submitted some of my work to Cottage Cutz because there was a design team call. I made it to the 2nd round and submitted this card as one of my projects.
They liked my work and chose me as one of their designers for the next 6 months starting in March. See the announcement here.
To create this card, I used the challenge colors #571 from Splitcoaststampers. Barbara was our hostess and she chose wisteria wonder, pool party and pear pizzazz for her color trio.
I started my card by stenciling the background in the challenge colors. I used a stencil from Dylusions. I found a piece of Stampin'-Up designer paper in my stash that had all 3 challenge colors. It was the perfect size for one of my panels.
On the image panel I used a Cottage Cutz baby elephant die and cut in pool party cardstock. Used another Cottage Cutz round balloon die and cut in wisteria wonder cardstock and die cut the letter "B" for baby. Finished off my card with some pear pizzazz ribbon and bow.
Well, that's it for me for today. So until next time........God bless.
Stamps: gorgeous grunge (Stampin'-Up)
Paper: wisteria wonder, whisper white, dsp (Stampin'-Up)
Paper Size: A2 Ink: wisteria wonder, pool party, pear pizzazz
Accessories: dotted flower stencil (Dylusions), sweet baby elephant & round balloon dies (Cottage Cutz), pear pizzazz & white ribbon, MFT little letters die
I am also entering:
1. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends has an anything goes challenge.
2. The Ribbon Girls has a use any image challenge along with ribbon.
3. Alphabet Challenge has a "Z" for zoo animals
4. Crafting With Friends has an anything goes challenge.
5. Really Reasonable Ribbon wants us to celebrate with ribbon or trim