Paper Players #89 - Anne Marie's theme challenge
London Calling for Cas-ual Fridays

Easter Cat for Alacardmonkey

Hi Everyone.  Happy Tuesday

I hope you are all having a great week so far!

I did manage to make two more cards this weekend.  There is a really fun challenge across at alacardmonkey this week.  A sketch challenge combined with a theme.  I had such fun playing with this!

Monkey 102 Easter-001
Isn't that image, cute?  Great sketch layout, too.

I decided to do something different for the image and went looking for some digital images that I could use, because I didn't quite have a stamp set that was working for me.

I found a fabulous image across at digistamp boutique.  It was absolutely perfect for me - and for this challenge.  All I had to do is have some fun coloring in the image and pair it with some Amuse Studio DSP, SU Pool Party textured and plain card stock, a couple of pearls and I was ready to go.

You can't tell me this isn't cute :-)

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Pity that my stamp-a-ma-jig moved when I was stamping the sentiment!!!!   I have to tell you that I am completely in love with Pool Party as a color.  It seems just right for spring.

I know the fabulous team across at alacardmonkey would love it if you visited the challenge and played along.

On a personal note:

We got more boxes packed this weekend.  We now have 27 boxes packed.  Not much, I know... but it is more than we had on Friday :-)  As we will not be visiting the house this weekend, we have much more time to continue to pack and clean things out.  It's getting closer and closer and I can feel the stress mounting.  However, we know it will absolutely be worth it!   Our furniture, however, will not be joining us when we move in.  There is approximately a 6-8 week backlog on many of the items we are purchasing because they are not the "stock" fabrics.  Now.. that's a great pity, because, of course, I want it all to look nice the minute we move in.  :-)

I did promise to share a picture of the bathroom that we had at the hotel last weekend.  You might remember that I asked for a room with a bath because I was dusty and tired from wondering around the building site.  Well, the nice young lady at reception certainly gave us a room with a bath!  Check this out!


Oh... this bathroom was amazing.  The bath was a little short in length, but fabulous at the back.  The higher back snuggled you and nestled you... and I am completely in LOVE with this bath.  Now, I choose a stand alone bath for the new house, but it certainly wasn't pricey like this one!  This bath is a Villeroy and Boch bath - this one retails for around 6000 and I promise that as much as I love this bath, we didn't win the lottery this weekend, so I couldn't afford one :-)

Mind you, I wasn't the only one that was a happy camper.  Check out this rainshower head


The whole thing was about 18 inches by 12.  Lou wouldn't get out of the shower.  I swear he had 3 showers between arriving and leaving!  The whole room was amazing.   We were really lucky that we arrived on a quiet night and got this upgrade.  I don't think we will get as lucky again!

I did want to share a picture of the view from our new deck.  On Friday we went to the 'Jay and purchased a couple of folding chairs and a table and had a little picnic on our deck.  Now.. it was very cold as the sun went down and I decided - for some inexplicable reason - that I wanted an ice drink.  Mmmm... not smart.  However, the view was worth it

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We had great bird viewings and I will share those with you tomorrow night, along with a couple more photos.

As always, thank you for spending a little time in my area of the stamping blogosphere.  Your visits and your comments really do mean a great deal to me.

Warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.