Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Love and Furniture Building

Before I get to the saga of the furniture building, I do have a card to share today.  The sentiment is from Ethereal Forest Designs Love Sentiments.  I love the elegance of the script.  I used Soft Suede as my base combined with DP from The Luxury Stack from DCWV.  It has a soft shimmer to to it that I don't think I captured.   I used Papertrey's Chai ink to sponge the edges and add a vintage look to the paper roses.  The lace is May Arts (in my Etsy Shop or at the top of the page.)  The sentiment panel is popped up on dimensionals.
Ok, on to the saga of the new cabinets for my studio from IKEA.   For those who may not know, IKEA has all knock down furniture which means good price but you build it yourself.  The first one is up and looks great.  Considering the instructions are just pictures and no words, we did pretty well.
I spent today building 12 drawers and I have the blisters to prove it.  As I was constructing, I noticed the finish work wasn't quite as nice as the first piece.  Should have been a giveaway....when DH got home from work and started pulling out the main parts, none of them had a final finish on them!  One board is warped, one rough and one side has a split.  NOT GOOD...especially since the nearest IKEA is 2 hours away.   UGH!  Will call them tomorrow.  Their return policy is good but so far away. 
Don't forget about the Giveaway here.  I'll draw the winner on Friday!  Two super sets from The Cutting Cafe.
Paper - SU Soft Suede, PTI vanilla, DCWV Luxury Stack
Ink - Papertrey Chai
Accessories - Spellbinders Oval dies, May Arts crocheted ribbon, ivory satin ribbon, paper roses
Techniques - sewing, distressing, sponging
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Mandy said...

Hope you get your Ikea problem sorted...Love the sentiment and the papers are scrummy...
Mandy xx

Mary Beth said...

Happy Birthday May 13th, Lovely Friend!

Diane said...

Another gorgeous and elegant card!!! That's too bad about the cabinet after all the work you have put into it already...looks like someone must of had a bad day on the job at manufacturing for Ikea!!

Regina E said...

hey birthday girl...this is truly beautiful...hugs

Sue from Oregon said...

What? How did I miss your birthday, or sort of miss it...Well Happy Birthday Girlie! Hope your day is the greatest! and oh...lovely card today!

Michelle said...

Hi Charlene
What a gorgeous card, love that paper! Oh how frustrating with the IKEA furniture, I hope they sort it out promptly for you.

JenMarie said...

Oh wow, so very gorgeous!!

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