Jul 21 2008

Faux Brick technique

No real surprises, except maybe the Eyelets.  I knew most of the designer paper would go since it had In-Colors in it…same as with the Scrappin Kits!  If you want anything, email me ASAP and I’ll try to get it for you.

I’ve been very BUSY working on my organized swaps for Convention.  I’m doing pretty well, though…I blocked out all week to have time to work on them.  A few other demos are coming over on Wednesday to work on theirs, too!  It will be fun to have company while I’m busy plugging away!

This card is one that my Techniques Class learned last time.  It is called Faux Brick and from the April/May 2008 Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I love how you can change the brick colors and make it look completely different.  This card I used Ruby Red and Chocolate Chip inks on Confetti Cream cardstock.  I punched the 5 petal Flower from Blue Bayou, Cameo Coral and Summer Sun, and the leaves from Handsome Hunter.  I used the BoHo punch for the center with mini brads in them.  Celebrate is from the Labelicious set.  Funny, I kind of overlooked that stamp in that set at first, but now I use it a lot!

In the midst of trying to get all my swaps ready, we had a minor crisis in the basement.  My Studio is down there in the finished part, but I noticed that the seams in the concrete on the unfinished side looked damp.  We put the de-humidifier down there and ran it for a few days, but it really didn’t help much, except to make the air feel dryer.  We contributed it to the HOT outside and the very cool temperature inside.  But, as I was walking from the family room side to my Studio, I noticed a small puddle of water on the carpet.  I bent down…oh my!!!  An area about 1 foot round was completely soaked!  I called my husband and he came home from work.  Turns out, the Sump Pump had froze up!  Once he got it running again, the water just GUSHED out of the pipes!  I’m thankful that we discovered it while we were in town and got it fixed before we had damage.  I was able to dry up the water in the carpet with the Carpet Shampoo machine.  Whew!  Now I just have a fan running on it to dry it completely.



3 People have left comments on this post

Jul 21, 2008 - 04:07:52

Love it! Very pretty!

Jul 22, 2008 - 08:07:10
Mary Brown said:

Oh Connie…how awful about your basement! Glad to hear that you found it early instead of later!

Card, as always is GREAT!

Jul 23, 2008 - 01:07:43
hetty said:

Great card, Connie! Just want to let you know I tagged you!! See me at http://craftchaos.blogspot.com