Thursday, February 21, 2008

A birthday card and some final renovation photos...


Hello! Hope everyone had a good Thursday! I finally got Cody back home! Since we have been on vacation this week, Cody has been off visiting and "hanging out" with friends and cousins all week! I picked him up from a friend's house today, and we went to Pa and Nana Brooks' for the afternoon. By the time we got home, Peter was right behind us! But one good thing is this: It is still daylight until almost 6 pm these days! We had a great view of the lunar eclipse last night...It was a very clear, and therefore, very cold!


I have been asked to make my first birthday cake for someone-semi professionally, I would say! I can hold my own, and the cakes are awesome tasting, but I am almost completely self taught...So that is what tomorrow holds for me. I will be making a birthday cake! You can watch for the results tomorrow! Speaking of birthdays, I made a card today, geared towards the male persuasion..I am always trying to keep up with my stash of more "manly man" birthday cards. This one uses a stamp set that I had gotten off the retiring list from SU! a couple years ago. I *think* this is the first time I had stamped with it! I used SCS Sketch Challenge #19 ( I think!). The set is Wild Fowl, the cardstock is SU! True Thyme, Handsome Hunter and Very Vanilla. Ink is
SU! Handsome Hunter and True Thyme. Twine is from an unknown source. I also used the SU! Sanded background stamp on the front, but it is hard to see in the photo. I also added a cool watermark to my photo, using Kurtis's (scs)tutorial and my very overwhelming PSE 6 software! Now if I could just remember to add the watermark to my photos!
Now, after much procrastinating, I am finally showing you the finished product of our new family room...***If you do not like dead animal heads and they freak you out, do NOT click on the photos and make them larger!!*** That is the official disclaimer!!
The first two photos are of the back wall, the "wall of fame" so to speak. One is from the landing, one is from floor level looking up. Peter's pride and joy! You can also see the barn beams, the chandelier, and the textured ceiling Peter did!




This is a close up of the border I stamped on two of the walls, using the SU! DD set Pines. It was a bit of a trial/error process, but it looks great now that it is done!
One photo is of the new stairway Peter put in, using antique barn beams as treads. It was a lot of work and figuring, but it was worth it! They are awesome!


The rest of the photos are just different angles of the room, either from the floor, or from the landing coming out of the kitchen . I apologize for the disarray of the photos...I was too lazy to fix them. You can click on them to make them larger, I think! Talk later! keri












12 comments:

Teresa said...

Love you card and your stamping on the walls!!!

Danyelle Kessler said...

I love the pine cone border! LOL, is one of the mounted animals holding a gun?

Jan Scholl said...

the deer have taken up arms! Run for your lives!!!

Jean said...

Wow the only thing that would freak me out is the deer with the gun, you know what they say about pay backs! LOL very nice wall stamping.

KraftyKerilou said...

Very funny, everyone! My husband will think that is hilarious! Seriously, yes, those are the deer's front hooves...my husband had an old set from his great grandfather, but they were getting ooky, so when he got this big grand daddy, he had the hooves done. Gun is NOT LOADED!! Kerilou

Lesly said...

My husband would love this room. When we got married, he had a camoulflage bedspread - not any more! :)

Lesly said...

My husband would love this room. When we got married, he had a camoulflage bedspread - not any more! :)

tina said...

It must be great to have the living room finished and decorated. I like the ledge along the wall and the barn wood too- the border you stamped looks great! So is this where everyone is hanging out now?? :)

~Michelle~ said...

nice stamped border! My hubby should talk to yours about hunting turkeys!! ;) I think he goes out there to nap!!!

Jennifer (jennifer-g on SCS) said...

Your stamped border is awesome!! How cool! I bet you're thrilled to have this project done!

Godelieve said...

I LOVE the stamping on the wall! Beautiful!

Becky Sorensen said...

My girls' Pop and Nana have a room just like this- we call it the Head Room!!! Great job on the walls.