Monday, October 17, 2011

Busy holidays

First up I will share my latest Sketchy Thursday Lo with you and then those who wish to can leave before my ramblings...

Loved this sketch and it came together so quickly digi style. I smile every time I walk into Henry's room and see his pile of half read books on his bed side table. It is so very cool that he loves to read just like his big brother.

Just about all the elements are from Lauren Reid Designs, love her shop. And I am about to get this, will suit my style I think.

Oh and this is this weeks sketch -


And now for non scrappy stuff , it may be long and boring, you have been warned...

This was Matt's room at the start of the holidays - ok, so it after i had started to work on it so his big wooden bookcase that was behind his desk is gone and his desk is pulled away from the corner but the level of messiness and crowded feeling wasn't much different to normal. And the carpet was (originally) cream, so not good for us.


This is it now - still not quite finished but just rearranging of little things plus another bookcase to go along the bottom of his bed but the room feels like a brand new space - and it is huge!! And I ripped up the carpet - one of my favourite activities. If you are reading this Matt, please pretend to be surprised when you get back - hope you like it...


And then we had to move on to Henry's room, no before photos, but he has inherited Matt's large bookcase and he was desperate for a red wall. And here's a tip - red paint is so much harder to get right than purple, three coats plus touching up required, a bit of a pain but not bad in the end.
Meaghan's room is next, carpet comes up and she wants a lime green wall. Hers will be a bit easier as she purges her room every now and then which Matt is incapable of...

I was going to complain about a number of things that happened over the holidays (Meaghan severely chipping her brand new itouch, someone attempting to steal our credit card number. Matt being out of contact for a week and us not even knowing what country he was in - there was a sleepless couple of nights..) but everything is ok and life is good. I especially bless our bank (very rare but they deserve it!) because they picked up on the credit card fraud before any damage was done, clever people!!

ok I'm off outside as it is finally a lovely day here. xxx

10 comments:

Mitralee said...

Love that pile of books!!! It is a good thing to document! And congrats on the room projects! Those take forever but really are awesome!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeee the lo!! And the rooms look great!! Sorry about all the bad things that happened on your holidays! Thanks so much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays! :):):):):):):):):):):)

wendipooh13 said...

totally LOVIN your page!! it turned out super cool!! love the room makeover too!!! I hope that things get better!!!

punknscrap said...

Love the layout, you clever girl going digi, scares the crap out of me! The rooms look fabulous.... miss you already!

sandi said...

Awesome lo Karen! So fun and refreshing!
Room make-overs...they take a while but so worth it!

sue said...

Digi!! Its very cool!! And I love the photo. Glad you finally heard from your son! I'm missing the SGC catch-ups. LOL! :) Sue

lisa said...

Great page Karen.
Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays xx

corrie said...

Awesome page! Thanks for playing with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

Ros said...

Karen,
Well done on the rooms. They look great. It is so satisfying to clean out and have a fresh start isn't it. Look forward to seeing you soon.

Heather Jacob said...

love your work and style.. so much awesomeness .. hugz x