I received several new dies on Tuesday (and I still have another batch coming in a few weeks.) One of my new ones was this little train. I just thought it was so cute. I cut it out of textured blue and used a sanding block to highlight some of the features. The "Congratulations" was cut from the same cardstock. The train is mounted on foam squares. The background cardstock is from an old Die Cuts With a View matstack.
We've been keeping so busy! We just painted our kitchen. That took about five days to sand walls, wash walls, tape, paint (two coats!), untape, touch-up and put things back. I do love the color. As soon as we finished that yesterday, we started getting ready to have work done our floors. We have hardwood in the kitchen and entryway. We are going to have it refinished darker. We are also going to add a "hallway" to our dining room (which was the sunroom, but we put our dining room table in there) and also put hardwood in the dining room. In order to do that, we have to empty everything from the kitchen, the dining room, the entryway, the area outside our bedroom and another small area outside the office and a bathroom. Whew! We are also removing the trim boards ourselves (well, mostly Jim, but I'm helping!) and will clean and refinish them. Should look nice - I hope! They will start September 11 and I think they said it would take about a week. More disruption, but it will be worth it.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and I hope you'll come back and visit again soon!