Monday, March 24, 2014

To My Best Peep & our weekend project pics

Hey! I didn't post anything over the weekend. That felt really weird. But I'm back today with a new card I made and some progress photos of our home improvement project we started over the weekend.  First I'll show you my card....

Sketch from Sketch Saturday: (I turned it over)

  • My Craft Time "To My Favorite Peep"
  • Corner rounder punch
  • Martha Stewart Butterfly punch
  • Stampin' Up Dimensionals for wings and rhinestone on butterfly
  • Chick, egg, and butterfly all inked around the edges

I love how it came together! Check out all Miss Kate Cuttables files. She has daily freebies, collections, bundles, and so many cut files are just 50 cents! WOW!

Sketch Saturday - sketch
613 Avenue - anything goes with optional twist birds or feathers
Love to Create - BINGO: pink, die cut, ribbon
Crafting by Design - use a ribbon
Little Red Wagon - use as many colors as you can
Moving Along with the Times - photo inspiration - used eggs as inspiration from photo


We had a BIG weekend that started early on Friday with Tom being off. I love it when he's off!

We've been wanting to build a deck in the backyard ever since we tore down the old kitchen and re-arranged our floor plan.  The pictures I'm about to show you are still a work in progress, but hopefully if the weather is good this weekend, we can get the roof on and lights up.


Getting the foundation and posts set up

Time to go get some wood!

Tom and his brother, Bill, working hard.
Mary Ann and Ginger are in the photo too. Can you find them?

Looking good!

Mary Ann wondering what in the world Tom is doing.

Our two grandsons: Wyatt & Kevin

Wyatt learning how to use a hammer.

WOW! Tom had to stop because of rain before finishing getting the roof up, but hopefully next weekend the weather will cooperate.

Thanks for stopping by today!
:) Janis


  1. awesome card and love the deck!! your hubby works fast :-)

  2. Super cute the'll have to post the finished pics!!!

  3. Such a cute chickie card and your deck looks amazing! Just in time for summer! Carri~Abusybee

  4. What an adorable card!!! Love that little chickie!
    The deck is looking good! Can't wait to come visit and sit out there with ya'll!!! :)

  5. Totally cute card! And congrats on the new deck!!!

  6. Cute card Janis, I love that little chick and love that you turned the sketch on it's side! Wow, your deck is looking great and the guys got a lot done. I hope the weather is good to finish up this weekend. Your grandson's are adorable! Hugs

  7. Great card Janis - and deck too! Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch Saturday this week! ~Deb

  8. Your card is delightful! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
    Joanne xo

  9. This is VERY cute!! Love it! Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  10. Janis this is perfect for our Birds of a Feather optional twist this week! So cute! Love Miss Kate's! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  11. Love the little chickadee! Super sweet card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  12. Adorable Easter card!
    Thank you for playing with our Bingo Board at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner