Monday, June 27, 2011

Capturing a Kitchen Reno

So I took lots of pictures to document the kitchen renovation process and what a process it was .... they say nothing worth doing right is easy ... well that was an understatement with this experience!

We are still waiting on a reply from Direct Buy on how they and Kitchen Craft are going to make things right with the financial impact of the extended delay we experienced. A delay that was due solely to their lack of quality control in sending us the wrong sized cabinet initially and than their almost 4 week delay in fixing that problem to get us the correct cabinet so that we could resume our renovation!

It arrived eventually and Element Home Improvements were awesome in quickly completing the renovation and getting us a functional kitchen once again - and we are very please with how it all pulled together!

So with the kitchen fully functional and all organized once again I am hoping that my creative mojo has finally returned and that I can get back on track with my Stampin' as I am very excited with the new Catty that goes live on Friday - some seriously amazing new products coming out!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Got My Mojo Back

Well after what has felt like forever the kitchen renos are finally all done and everything is unpacked and back in their new cabinet homes - I took lots of pictures before and after to make a digital scrapbook to share soon - however in the meantime I wanted to play with my new toys!

This is a card featuring the new Decoratively Doilies stamp set from the 2011-12 Catty that will be unveiled on Friday!

Also loving the new 2011-12 In Colors .... this design made use of Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder ... only one missing was the Island Indigo.

The Thanks So Much stamp from the Swirls & Curls Verses stamp set below can still be yours for free - just host a qualifying workshop before August 31st and you could choose this Hostess set from the Summer mini - isn't it just so whimsical?

The new Doily Triple Layer punch in the Summer Mini is a wonderful compliment to the Delicately Doilies stamp set in the new catty!

I cannot wait to play some more with this set .... the possibilities are endless!