Tuesday, September 1, 2015

BETTER LATE THAN NEVER……JUST SAYIN……..

SO……who knew it would take me THIS LONG to get back into the swing of things??? It's been over a month since my last blog entry…..and we have been in our new house since JULY 25TH…..and it's now AUGUST 31ST…..and I am FINALLY posting!!  SUO challenge this week is "Thinking of You/Friendship" - so I gave this new leaf set a try…..This is the first card I made in my new stamp room, which is a make shift one because we are actually going to build one  in the basement….but have all kinds of other projects that trump that one, like getting my mother moved in for one!! We hit the ground running - redoing the kitchen, family room and dining room which all needed it pretty badly.  We opted to use one of those kits where you do about 7 steps to every cabinet and then to the boxes, drawers, doors, etc.  Can I just warn you that you need to reeeeeallllllly hate your existing cabinets before attempting this???? And can I tell you don't complain that your kitchen is too small cuz after you get going, mark my words you will wish it was SMALLER!!! My heavens, it is taking for evah…….and I fear we will still be at it by Christmas!!!!  We hung the first completed row tonite and they make me wanna cry they look so pretty……(in a happy tears sort of way) but Oh my STARS is this labor intensive!!!!!  I know in the end it will be worth it, but what a JOB!!!  We get new granite countertops installed on October 1st and new back splash of subway tile shortly after…..and we are also pulling up carpeting in 3 rooms and laying down bamboo flooring……gahhhhh……I am too OLD for this!!!!!  We are actually having fun doing it…..or at least we keep telling ourselves that we are….bahahaha.  My husband keeps saying this is the last move for us, ever  - he keeps saying the next move for him will be out on a stretcher when he dies in this house……hahahaha.  We thought that with the last house….so never say never honey.  hahahaha…..if you don't laugh you will CRY.  Anyway-  I will post some before and after kitchen pics when we are all done…….and like i said, if you are considering painting and refinishing kitchen cabinets……well……consider it verrrrrrrry carefully before starting.  Cuz once you start there is no turning back.  Here's to a beautiful kitchen, and here's to the first card I finally stamped in my new house.  God is good, all the time.  All the time, God is good, even when you are on door number 28.  Oh yah.   Until next time………Karen

8 comments:

Susan Miller said...

Karen your card is very nice ,glad you are getting settled in your new home ! Can't wait to see pictures of all the before and after the remodeling I'm sure it will look just as awesome as all your cards do ! Have fun ��

Chriserendipity said...

Karen, thanks for an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card! You are pushing me closer and closer to wanting to get this set for myself!
It sure does sound like you have been and will be in for a lot of hard work -- but what an ACCOMPLISHMENT! Kudos to you for doing this...many wouldn't!
God Bless - Chris in Calgary

Carol t said...

Oh Karen I hope this means that you like your new house when it's done. Hope you & your husband aren't to sore!! I look forward to see the before & after pictures. I like the card with the leaf. I'm not much of using leaves when I make a card, I like the colors that you use. Good luck creating in your make shift room.

Unknown said...

Hi Karen,
My Name is Karen and I also used to work at a dental office. I just retired last October, and I just became a new Stampin Up demonstator in June. I want you to know I love your posts, and I love your cards!!

We just had our Kitchen re-done, but, we had a cabinet company do the work. All new white cabinets to brighten up our older home, and had hardwood floors put in. It sure has made a difference!

You sound like such a sweetheart, and you do such a wonderful job with your creations. I just
love them. Good luck with everthing, and God Bless you and your family! Karen

Jeanne said...

Good to see you blogging! Good luck on your kitchen project!

RaeDeen Bittner said...

Pretty card, Karen. The colors you have chosen are beautiful! Been thinking about you and missing you and praying for you. "This too shall pass!" :) Hang in there and take one day and one cabinet at a time, Friend! God IS Good! Hugs to you.

Sabrina said...

Happy new home, Karen! Happy kitchen when it happens.
And what fabulous colours and colouring, I could have sworn you had added dimension to that beautiful leaf.

Carol said...

Congratulations on the new home. I love the colors in this card and the big beautiful leaf.