Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vintage Silhouette - Home Sweet Home

Wow it's already Thursday!  Where did this week go?

One huge accomplishment I finally my taxes so another Tax season has come and gone, well almost gone but the 17th is just around the corner so I did cut it a bit close this year.  
I admit I procrasinated a bit on my taxes this year, but it was a strange year of employment (and some 'un'employment) for me, and in the end I had 4 W2's to enter!  Yes, I said FOUR!  But I'm happy to report, that just a couple of weeks ago, I was hired as permanent employee once again.  I've been contracting since last summer, and athough at least I was working, I like being apart of team as a regular employee again, including the benefits, paid time off and all the other perks!  The added bonus for me also is my new company is only 2.2 miles from my home!  And as gas prices are on the rise, that is also a terrific perk.
Speaking of Home, let me get to the fun project I want to share today.  It's my 3d Vintage House and not only could I decorate the outside,(I love the lampost!) but also the inside, as this one opens allowing you to weld your interior design skills too. 

I used the Sweet Chips Chipboard house from Crafty Secrets
This is is all cut and ready for you to cover and make your own.

Here's another view form the side- I love all the extra details and pieces that were provided. I used all of my own paper, and lace to insert for a peek of curtain coming out of the windows and doors.  I was able to pick out prints of interest for the windows from vintage prints I had.

....and yet another side window and a peek through the front door.  Check out the fence!  I punched it out with Martha Stewart's border fence punch. 

OK, remember I said I got to do the interior as well?  Nothing works better than using my Silhouette to diecut all the interiors.  It was so fun, as these were teeny tiny and yet the details were still cut with great precision.

So the as the roof comes off it opens to reveal the entire inside!

 here are some inside shots

In this one take a look at the mirror- I put a tiny picture of my Mom as a little girl to look like she is reflected in the mirror. 

I love the dress form and fancy bird cage holding some flowers while the bird flies free!

Well that's it for me today- be sure to stop by as I will be participating with the rest of the DT at the Rubber Cafe'and Really Reasonable Ribbon in a blog hop!  It starts on Friday the 13th and runs for the week, so mark your calendars and meet me here, at The Rubber Cafe' blog where it all begins!



Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Hello Karen,

Thanks so much for the lovely comment you left on my blog this evening. It's so nice to "meet" some of the people who drop by my blog. And I think you also placed an order with my boutique recently - thank you for that. I am always thrilled when I connect the dots and find the blogs of people who shop with me!

Your comment about the TH decorative strip is spot on. The decorative strips only cut paper and other very thing mediums. For felt, burlap, canvas, crinoline, etc. I like the larger szzix dies, but the decorative strips have their uses too. The new tattered flowers is awesome because you can cut so many tiny flowers quickly and really layer them up good. It's become my new favorite and you'll be seeing a lot of action from it on my blog!

Thanks so much for being a reader of my blog and I see you have Frilly & Fancy linked on your sidebar - thanks so much for that too!

See you around...


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

PS - I never said anything about your little house - how adorable is that? Love the scalloped roof and the fence. And the interior is totally cute too. What a very clever project!