Saturday, July 9, 2011

Home is Where the Heart Is


Good morning!! It’s been a whirlwind couple of days here.  As many of you know, we’ve been busy packing up the house and getting it ready to sell.  Well, we have a pending offer, subject to an inspection.  I’ll give more details once it’s all final.  So with the thought of leaving the house I bought on my own so many years ago, where I raised my son, where I dressed for my wedding and that saw me through so many other wonderful and sad times, I made this card.  I’ve been up since 6:00 this morning, not knowing what to do with myself, so I went up to the VERY CLEAN studio (because of the house showing) and started playing with the colours from the current CR84FN challenge.  Oh, I love pink and red together…how yummy!!  I knew I wanted a pink card base, but was unsure about which red patterned paper to use, so I flipped through all my pads and settled on this fun floral from October Afternoon Modern Homemaker.  I’ve also got a few more pics of the new house…first up is the stairway (to heaven! lol) to the second floor.  That’s our bedroom on the right, although it was tough to take pictures upstairs as it all just looks like wood boards.

main  floor stairsjul3

This is the view from the French doors in our bedroom.  It’s boarded up right now for safety :)


And this is what it looks like as of yesterday.  The 3 windows on the left are in the guest room’s ensuite, the guest room is on the left of those.  So you can see the whole shape of the house now.  They are finishing the installation of doors and windows as I type!


Phew, well, I’d better get on with the day, I’m sure I’ll need a nap at some point!! LOL  Hope your weekend is lovely :)  Thanks for stopping by and sharing in our good news :)


CR84FN33 Graphic 

what’s in it?

stamps: pti mat stack 1 collection, love lives here

ink: versafine onyx, pti sweet blush, versamark

paper: pti sweet blush, cream, DCWV and October Afternoon dps

accessories: pti mat stack 1 and love lives here dies, spellbinders tag dies, su ribbon, gems, bakers twine, stitching


.adri. said...

Wow! That home is just going to spectacular! <3(: What a beautiful, relaxing view!!!!


Marisa said...

Love the way you used that bright, floral DP. Lovely focal sentiment.

What has happened re: selling since your e-mail to me last night?! Can see why you are pacing! Keep me posted ((hugs)))

Vickie Z said...

Lovely card! The pink/red combo is wonderful. What a wonderful view...glad things are going well on the new house!!

Kristina said...

I love the way the red floral paper pops off of the pink! Who knew?! Pink and red would seem like a clashing color... The house is looking wonderful! I swooned over the view from your mast bedroom. It really doesn't get much better than that!

Melisa Hunter said...

Such great news! What a perfect card for today. Love how you combined these colours. Such a pretty use of the labels and of course your signature bling and beautiful bow! Have a great day! Everything is working out perfectly!

Winter said...

So pretty and your house is looking great! We should be starting our house by the end of the month. Our A/C business is in FULL force right now! It's HOT in Texas, so hopefully it will start slowing down, since my husband is building and contracting the house! :)

Aimes said...

Oh what views, Diva! One things for sure, your new home is bound to hold many new happy memories for you :)
I would never have put that DP with this card but it totally works and looks fabulous! I need to take more notes from ya and use up my stash some more!

Kathy Martin said...

Lovely card!

Lisa Elton said...

Very sweet card! And don't you just LOVE October Afternoon!!! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Such a sweet card Maureen! Love the polka dot butterfly and your combination of labels! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Thanks for sharing the progress of your home! How fun and exciting!

Luanne said...

So excited for you! Hope all goes well and your house is sold! Your new home looks wonderful, what a view!! What a perfect card to express your heart today. Blessings to you!

Lynn said...

Your card is gorgeous Maureen. And your sentiment is absolutely perfect and so very true. The new house looks great...can't wait to see how you're going to decorate the guest suite..hint, hint :)!

Andrea M said...

OK, this is going right on to Pinterest, PRONTO! WOW! Maureen, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! Those daisies are WONDERFUL! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!
The house is looking AMAZING!!! It's so cool to see everything come together from a foundation :)

Sue Lelli said...

Maureen, LOVE the view from your GORGEOUS new home! LOVE your card, too! The daisies are wonderful! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Cindy said...

Love your great with all the flowers! also CONGRATS on all the wonderful new things in your life and a fab new home!
all my best to you!
Cindy Porter

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, Maureen! It seems quite appropriate as you prepare to leave your current home... Your new house looks as though it is progressing well.. I'm sure you can't wait to create new memories there and make it your new home! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, you're card is gorgeous! Such a cozy, comfy delight! Those daisies are the perfect backdrop for your stunning sentiment panel. The stitching is amazing and the butterfly is darling!
Lovin' the pictures of the new house, what a breath taking view you'll have! So excited for you, hope things keep progressing nicely!

TannyP said...

Absolute perfection in pink, red & white. What a gorgeous example of stitching and ribbonry. Those dies are lovely together =)

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