Monday, February 16, 2009

Happy Day...

Hey all!

I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day weekend! My sweetie surprised me with a very nice day out. He started the morning by telling me to dress nice...meaning - don't put on your cleaning attire - LOL!! I've been trying to get my house put back together after months of the guys doing the cleaning.

So we ended up spending much of the day in Mishawaka where we visited 2 scrapbook stores; Borders and ate lunch at my very favorite restaurant - Don Pablo's....mmmmm love them fajitas!

It was a great day!

Yesterday was spent cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning. I finally can see my kitchen table again, have a place to sit and eat and everything smells wonderful thanks to Lysol, Murphy's Oil Soap and Febreze! I am only in mild discomfort due to my day long cleaning spree but it's worth it...I was about to go nuts not being able to clean things how I like.

Today I wanted to share a scrapbook lay-out I made about my sweetie which incorporates a bit of stamping and a whole lot of UTEE. You'll see what I mean....

Always & Forever

Always & Forever

This is a 12x12 lay-out that was created by cutting 2x2" squares from pattern papers and chipboard squares. Each of the pattern paper tiles was inked using clear embossing ink then covered with 3-4 coats of clear UTEE. The solid colored chipboard tiles were inked using a black embossing ink then covered with 3-4 coats of either black or red UTEE. I love using black ink under colored UTEE - You can see in this photo below how the black ink comes through the UTEE creating a whole new effect.

Always & Forever

Sorry about the blurry stamped image on the photo...I was using a stitching program and I so don't get along with technical stuff like that. Chalk it up to operator error... ;) If only they would make some of these programs idiot proof - LOL!!

Anyway, I hope you had a wonderful weekend and here's to a fine week!

Take care all!


  1. Inspirational as alway Roni and sounds like you had a great day all round. Thanks for sharing.
    Cheers Caryl

  2. WOW!! it's so nice to see a scrapbook page again! I love how you did that! It's gorgeous!
    Your Valentines Days sounded so nice, you deserve it! (((hugs)))

  3. I'm so glad you had a great V-day. Sounds wonderful! You deserve it!

    Love, love, LOVE the squares. Twighlight zone again... I've been doing lots of square design pages in my journal lately and I even have the same black and white paper (so elegant). What I have not done (yet) is to cover with the coats of UTEE, but now that I see how gorgeous yours turned out, you better believe I will! *grin*

    Thanks for sharing that with us!!


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