TLC 170 – Almost

May 26th, 2008

Happy Memorial Day!  Thank you to everyone serving our country and to their families for the daily sacrficies you make.  It’s important to remember that our freedoms have come with a price and have been hard won over our history.  Praying for safety and courage and strength for our deployed military today.

I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend – we sure did!  Friday early evening we headed over to see the new Indiana Jones movie – that was a blast!  Saturday we decided to go out for a late lunch and we ended up over at the Old Towne Orange Traffic Circle where our favorite antique stores are.  One store in particular George the Second has some gorgeous antique beds we’ve had our eyes on for a couple of years.  They have a wood carver who carves panels to match the beds exactly in order to extend them into King size (since antiques weren’t made in King size).  We finally took the plunge and bought a bed – we’re so excited!  We need to get the bedroom painted first and then we’ll pick it up – hopefully in a month or so.  Curt took a picture on his phone – the lighting was bad, but you can get an idea of what it looks like.  Click the thumbnail to see it larger. antique-bed-in-store-may-08.jpg

The weather was cool all weekend and even rainy for part of it.  I’m sure glad we didn’t plan a BBQ because I would have been stressing about that.  But as it was, we were really able to enjoy the nice cool weather.  Today we mostly just hung out and relaxed and I finally got around to doing some stamping.

I was intrigued by the Technique Lovers Challenge on SCS this morning.  It’s called Pick Three and Beth asked us to combine three previous challenges by choosing one of the first 10 sketches, one of the first 10 color combos and one of the first 10 techniques.  Fun huh?  Too bad I ended up not following directions!  D’oh!  I tried – I really did!  I chose CC05 Black and White (even though I don’t usually like black and white cards – figured I would challenge myself) and I chose SC10.  I had a list of the 10 techniques and planned to choose one as I went along, but as I was working on the card it just never happened – I just couldn’t seem to incorporate one of the listed techniques – especially after I decided to use cracked glass on my main image.

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Pixie loaned me this beautiful stamp set from Inque Boutique.  Since the color scheme was so simple I decided the cracked glass technique would give the focal image some depth and interest.  The background on the bottom portion of the card is also made from an image in this set and the background on the top portion is French Script by SU.  So here’s my *almost* challenge card for today.  *grin*

Tonight we watched the first half of Andromeda Strain on A&E.  It was much better than I expected and I’m really looking forward to the conclusion tomorrow night.  I read the book years ago, but fortunately I don’t remember much about it so the movie seems new to me.  It’s back to work tomorrow.  I do have another card to share if I get a chance to post.  Thanks for stopping by.

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5 Responses to “TLC 170 – Almost”

  1. Kerney Says:

    Hi Jami~ we met at the SCS gathering in 2007, I’m sure you don’t remember me! Anyway, love your blog! That bed is absolutly gorgeous!!! And what a clever idea to have the old ones extended! My mom is an antique-aholic…old spanish stuff to go with their old spanish house….we’ll have to check out that place next time we are in OC! Love the card, too!

  2. Debra Says:

    Oh Jami! This is sooo pretty! the bed AND the card.

  3. Carol Scheevel Says:

    Gorgeous bed! That’s so exciting… tee hee… get it?? And I think your card matches your bed too!

  4. savorthejourney Says:

    Whoa, Jami! This reminds me of some Waverly toille fabric I looked at recently! I have such a hard time with B&W, but this looks beautifully balanced!

    ~Tex

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