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Fired Up! Fireplace Redo

As I settle more into the new(er) home, slowly changes are happening. For the last 3 and a half weeks we have been working daily (many hours a day) at purging and organizing. I actually enjoy this kind of task but it is challenging with my mobility issues. Hubs helps with what he can, but he works over 40 hours a week. 
One task that has been on my To Do list for 2 years, actually probably decades, was to give the basement fireplace a facelift. It is in my studio and is a prominent architectural feature in the room. 
Here is a bit of history on the fireplace. My parents had a Webber round black grill they got as a wedding present. My dad would remove the legs on it and put it in the fireplace in the winter and we would grill on Saturday nights. 
When I moved home briefly in 1992 before I purchased my first house, my dad spent most of the fall and winter in Florida. I took over the basement space as an art studio, as I was working full time and in college taking design classes too. I …

Fired Up! Fireplace Redo

As I settle more into the new(er) home, slowly changes are happening. For the last 3 and a half weeks we have been working daily (many hours a day) at purging and organizing. I actually enjoy this kind of task but it is challenging with my mobility issues. Hubs helps with what he can, but he works over 40 hours a week. 
One task that has been on my To Do list for 2 years, actually probably decades, was to give the basement fireplace a facelift. It is in my studio and is a prominent architectural feature in the room. 
Here is a bit of history on the fireplace. My parents had a Webber round black grill they got as a wedding present. My dad would remove the legs on it and put it in the fireplace in the winter and we would grill on Saturday nights. 
When I moved home briefly in 1992 before I purchased my first house, my dad spent most of the fall and winter in Florida. I took over the basement space as an art studio, as I was working full time and in college taking design classes too. I …

Stitched with Cheer Kit from Stampin' Up!

STITCHED WITH CHEER PROJECT KIT 142012 Item Holiday Catalog *** Makes 18 cards & envelopes
My Tips for You from Sandy McManus www.needsaribbon.com
This is a fun and easy to put together kit. It looks like you spent hours and hours assembling. The stitching really is quite quick. You will have lots and lots of leftover pieces to create your own things.
Stamper Level: Beginner to Expert
Time needed: as a group, plan on 3-4 hours, less for experienced crafters. Short on time? Do a step a day, such as stitch all of one card per day. Stamp one day. Envelopes one day.
Stamp Set: Stitched with Cheer 142182 item Holiday Catalog Supply Items: add scotch tape
Greetings - two choices for each card style
Pieces to Stamp ·STAMP FIRST. Set aside to dry. ·Leave pieces on sheets to stamp, then punch out. ·Sparkles, in both sizes, on Peace & Happiness cards ·Leaves in 2 sizes for Christmas Joy (12 total) ·Greetings on all cards (18 total)
Envelopes ·Complete all liners at once using Tear …

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