Sunday, May 17, 2009

Kwerner Color Inspiration #52

Well, Chase and I are counting down the days until we leave for Chicago. I can't say we have our itinerary totally set, but I'm kind of loving the flexibility. Since we only have 5 days to go, we knew we needed to get our latest project done.

Chase and my dad got working on adding a new light box so we could install our new lights. On a side note, I'm SO glad I married a handy man, and that my father can do just about anything. They are such a blessing.

Here it is just a few weeks ago, after I got done painting it: And here are my dad and Chase adding the last step, new lighting:And here it is....I know I'm biased, but I love it! And now it goes perfectly with our living room that it opens up to. I hated speding money on new lighting, but because it is the first thing you see from the front door (you can see from the front to the back of our house it's very open) it was worth it.
And now for some crafts. I participated in Kwerner's Color Challenge. I didn't have any sand (I actually had to look it up because I thought "Sand?" But I did think these were fun beach colors. So instead of Sand I have Kraft, but I think it works:
Here's what I used:

Stamps: Friend's Til The End, Polka Dot Basic, Damask Designs
Ink: VersaMagic Black, Craft White
Paper: Kraft, Baja, Mustard, White
Ribbon: Organza
Button: PaperTreyInk Aqua


Brit Swiderski said...

Cute take on the challenge! I love that stamp- it works so well on the card. Thanks for sharing!

Ann said...

Very cute! I love that flower and the ribbon!

Have fun in Chicago! It's an AWESOME city! (I only live a few hours away and have been there many times.)

Kelley Eubanks said...

Very pretty Courtney! I didn't have any sand either. I couldn't decide between kraft or soft stone from PTI so i went with soft stone. On my computer the sand looks like a light gray but you would think it would be more like kraft color! Great card and your dining room looks great. Have me over so I can see it! :-) ha

Yaneri ScrapyCrafter said...

Really really pretty!

Stacey Schafer said...

wow gorgeous! just a your creation posting directly on Kristina's blog or it may get deleted:)

Lynnette said...

Hey girl, You guys are so on top of things and are making so much progress. Your card is so great! I didn't know there was another color challenge, I'm looking forward to participating.

As far as Chicago, there is so much to do. There are some really cool architectural book tours you can take (via boat). Go to Navy Pier and you can book there. Of course, there's tons of shopping, museums, and centennial park. Have fun!! If you need more ideas, I can talk to my friend and think on it. You will have a blast!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

your card is awesome! And your home is delicious I wish it were mine!

travelingmama said...

Cute card! Best wishes with the house too!

Farmhouse Chic said...

Your rooms are beautiful. Are those Pottery Barn light fixtures? So beautiful!


Two Happy Stampers said...

That flower is just beautiful!!

Christina said...

Courtney, your card is beautiful! You did great with the color challenge! Also love your new light fixtures!! whoohoo!

Winter said...

So pretty! Love the big flower! Great job!

Terri E. said...

Super fun room and card. Love the button accent. Fabulous job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

~kelly marie~ said...

Wow! Your house is gorgeous! I love your card making style and decorating style!

I also love your Kristina card! Beautiful!