Sunday, March 13, 2016

Carte Postale

Hello my friends!  Happy Sunday to you. :-) 

Just wanted to pop in and let you know I'm still alive. ;-)

Last weekend, we got new carpeting in a couple of our rooms, and on the stairs, too.  The living room carpet is a frisee/frieze (I found two different spellings for it on the 'net), also known as a twist fiber.  I believe it's the more conservative relative of the shag carpet.  Anyway, we had the frisee made into an area rug, by having the carpet store bind the edges.  Before we laid it down in the living room, we had to first remove the old area rug, and then clean the hardwood floor.  WOW. The floor was FILTHY, and we consider ourselves decent housecleaners! (guess not)

We mopped the hardwood with, first, Murphy's Oil Soap -- five times.  The rinse water wasn't so bad at that point.  Then we used a Bona product for hardwood floors, plus their special applicator mop. It put a really nice shine on the wood!  I do recommend it, if your wood floors need a boost. 

You didn't come here to listen to me talk about floors, did you?  Of course not! 

The card I'm sharing today uses Carte Postale by Stampin' Up!, along with a text-y background stamp from Hero Arts called Old French Script.  I stamped it near the bottom and the top of the card, over top of the green patterned paper.  Not sure if you can see it, but there are some tiny pearls and a little sequin at the bottom, too.

By all means, if you have any questions about the supplies I used on any of the cards I've made, just leave a comment (and a way to get back to you), or email me (see the Contact Me tab near the top of the blog).

Time to run.  Still have a lot left on my to-do list today, and with the loss of one hour from setting our clocks ahead, I'm feeling behind!  Thanks for coming by today!


Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous as usual mf!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the greens!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Karen McAlpine said...

Hi Colleen. New rug sounds really nice! We moved in October and I now have wood floors in the kitchen. I was looking at the Bona mop and solution for my floors. I want to mop them often because it is the kitchen, but it is wood which is not crazy about water. I am using Murphy's oil soap now. Thanks for the info on the Bona. Love the card too.

Lisa Elton said...

Hello I've missed you!! Your card is perfectly charming Colleen!! How fun to get new carpet and I'll bet your hardwood floor looks great!

Leslie Miller said...

My hardwood floors need a boost. It's starting to look like an old farmhouse here. Never heard of the Bona, but I'll look into it. It's so good to see this beautiful card today! Love the paper with the script over-stamped and then all the bits of pearls, gems, and sequins added. Gorgeous!

Samra said...

Gorgeously elegant card Colleen! Always a treat to stop by your blog :)
Have a wonderful week ahead!
Paper Talk with Samra

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