Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Challenge 49 ~ House of Gilli

We're back with a new challenge at House of Gilli!  Anything Goes with Pink and Bling and I've inked up Strolling Gilli to share with you.
I've paper-pieced Gilli's outfit and shaded it with Copics, and the remainder of her I colored with Copics.  The punch I used is MS, and I added lace along the bottom edge.
The bling on my card is Swarovski flatback crystals.  I love the little crystals and was happy to be using them and not hording them......
She has a little bling on her handbag as well.  We'd love to see what you create with pink and bling; so come join us House of Gilli!  Thanks for stopping by!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:
Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge ~ Dies and Punches

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Laundry Room Makeover

Inspired by the lovely pics on pinterest; I've started to organize my home.  I came upon one blog in particular that I absolutely love:  This blog is filled with beautiful pictures and practical ideas for every room in the house.  The first room I tackled was my laundry room; I have no idea how it got to the state it was in before I cleaned it.  Kind of snuck up on me; that and I think I tried not to look up when I entered the room.    Before:
I made sure I shut the door when we had visitors, lest something should topple over on them.   Before:
So I cleared everything out of the room, and wiped down all the dust, and this is what I was left with:  During:
Our washer and dryer aren't matching, but they tend to last for different lengths of time, and I really wanted the cobalt colored washing machine so that's the way it is...mismatched or eclectic....   :)  I actually forced myself to wait until after I had completed up to this stage before I went in search of organizing bins, so I'd have a better idea of what I would need.  This was hard for me to to because I love shopping for organizers. Here's what I came up with:  After
So what do you think?  It's been much more appealing for me to get laundry done.  Thanks for stopping by! Ann  :)