9.06.2011

HSS Clean & Simple Challenge #83 and Family Room Reveal


This weeks card is super easy and simple, just like the challenge over at Hand Stamped Sentiments. 
Before I get into the details of the card, I wanted to post pictures of the completed Family Room. Here is a reminder of the before. I had painted the trim at this point but nothing inside.


And here's the color I had in there before. It was pretty, but too blue. I know its hard to see here, trust me! (Notice the diaper and wipes on the ledge, how appropriate. That's my life nowadays:)


And here is the finished wall unit.  The baskets are just from Target. About $10 cheaper than the identical ones at Cost Plus. I simply went to JoAnns and bought felt which I cut to size and glue gunned to the bottoms for less wear and tear on the newly painted shelves.


And a better view of the new paint color. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Refined Aqua by Sherwin Williams. My friend Arlene has her entire downstairs done in this. GORGEOUS!


A view of the fireplace. My dream is to cover that window wall with faux veneer stone...one day. I left it beige to motivate me to save for it:)


Big room view


The new room color and completed wall unit are awesome! Now for some crown molding and casing in of the entry way and this room will be 97% complete.
Now for my card...


I got the inspiration for this layout from Cristina of My Paper Secret. I started with a Whisper White base and stamped the dots image from Best Friends Forever in Calypso Coral, Lucky Limeade and Pool Party. I then added the leaves from the Little Leaves Sizzlit which I punched out with my Big Shot. The sentiment was added using two different stamp sets and an Early Espresso Marker. Basic Rhinestones were added for a little bling, Linen Thread was used to frame below the sentiment and finally I rounded the bottom corners to finish it off. Super quick. Sometimes you just need a card like this. We forget that "less [truly] is more." Stop by and see what clean and simple projects the rest of the design team has created.



Paper: Whisper White Card Stock {100730}, Pear Pizazz {119795}
Stamps: Best Friends Forever {122805 wood; 122807 clear}, Workshop Words {convention attendees only}, Afterthoughts {retired hostess}
Ink: Calypso Coral {122939}, Lucky Limeade {122935}, Pool Party {122938}, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker {119680}
Tools: Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine {113439}, Little Leaves Sizzlit Die {114511}, 3/16" Corner Rounder {119871}
Embellishments: Linen Thread {104199}, Basic Rhinestones {119246}

10 comments:

Heather said...

I LOVE your family room!!! So pretty :)

Shannon said...

Thank you Heather! So glad it's done:)

Krista said...

Nice color in your family room...I agree....love, love, love it!! Great card this week, too. Definitely gonna have to make this card in multiples to keep on hand. Any greeting will go with this design. :)

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Love the room and the card! The color combos on both are great! I like the one layer-ness of the card, I have such a hard time with that but you did it great!

stampinbygenny said...

Shannon, Your family room is beautiful. I don't know how you do it all. Your card this week is simply stunning. Love the little leaves with the bling and your polka dot background is very pretty. Less is more.

Just a Thought.... said...

Great job on the family room!!! Just BEAUTIFUL!!!! I am not sure how you did not end of with little Aqua colored munchkins running around the house!! :C) Love the card!! Simple yet very elegant!! I am going to have to remember sometimes simple is just perfect!!! :C) Amy

inkedx2 said...

This card would be fabulous for a workshop! I am going to use the idea for one of mine. :)

Love the family room too!

Anne Marie said...

Shannon, the family room turned out beautifully! I just love the soft color you used. You card is CAS-tastic! Love how you achieved so much WOW with one simple layer. The little bits o' bling are the perfect touch. :)

DAWN Braun said...

what an awesome clean and simple card Shannon and your family room looks oh so cozy!! Enjoy!

The Mama Monkey said...

One of my favorites of your creations! Love the simplicity with the splash of colors!

Love your new room, too! Always feels good to complete a home project!