Saturday, June 11, 2011

Pearls & Lace Challenge

Happy Saturday - whew, can you believe we're 1/2 way through June already?  Things have been crazy busy at our house - working, trying to enjoy the nice weather and summer, and of course projects galore to get ready for dad's BBQ in July!  Time's a tickin'!
This is ONE of the HUGE projects we've been working on now that SOME of the rain stopped.
About TWO football fields worth of split rail fence.  Everything was scraped, old boards swapped out and fixed AND painted.
Some of the fences BEFORE . . .
 And one section of fences AFTER - WOW, do they look good (my bad attempt at a panaramic photo).
After three days of painting, my hands STILL aren't working right! =)
Next projects - building the bench on the deck that dad wanted to build- power washing and upgrading the pillars on the front of the house.
From there, we'll need a few good days to Paint the pillars and Stain the deck and railings - yep, MORE paint brush holding!  LOL
HOWEVER, between fixin' fences, paintin' and plannin' for the party, I try to make a LITTLE time for my paper 'THERAPY' - wasn't too successful this week if you couldn't tell from my lack of posting, but what can you do?
And for today's paper therapy, we get to participate in a Pearls & Lace Challenge over at The Bug Blog.
Pearls and Lace, huh?  Well, it was only appropriate to use the Swanky Scarlette in her cape dress from Bugaboo Stamps for this challenge.
I just LOVE this image!
Papers - Miscellaneous Stripes from my stash, Coredinations & Black Swirl paper
Coloring - Copics
Extra STUFF - Prima Flower, Teal Hem Lace (love this stuff), Lots and Lots of flat backed Pearls and Dimensionals.

Remember, if you join us for the "Pearls & Lace" challenge over at The Catch The Bug Blog, you've got a super chance of winning seven, four or two Bugaboo digis of your choosing. 
So, what are you waiting for??
For all the challenge details, you can check out The Bug Blog.
Don't forget too, we've got another fun challenge over at our PCP and CDAC groups (this means MORE chances to WIN Bugaboo cuties of your choice).
Hugs & Happy Days!
This swanky Scarlette has been entered into the following challenges -


  1. Min, That sure was a lot of panting. At least it gave you a chance to get away for a little while. Great job on your card. Great coloring. Love the lace and the flower. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative and we love see your creations. If you can we would like you to upload your card to the gallery and tag it Brunette so we can add it to our slideshow.
    Thank You,

  2. She looks GREAT (I just got this image so I'm lovin' the inspiration).

    Make sure to take breaks and drink plenty of water! It's hot out there and it looks like a LOT of work! Great job!

  3. What a cute image! Love the coloring of her and the shading of her hair:-) very nice job. Thank you so much for joining us at CMC

  4. This card turned out adorable! I really like the LO. Your coloring is perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at CMC

  5. WOW...sounds like a lot of work to me but it looks so nice! I don't know where you get your energy, just reading about it makes me tired but you are young and can handle! Oh your card...the flower is perfect!

  6. Great card, Min. Gotta love all those pearls!!

  7. I just love the Bugaboo Stamps. Cute image and great job coloring. Hopefully your hands are healing. Thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  8. Such a cute card. I love your hair colouring, it's really pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at the CMC Copic Challenge.


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Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min