Friday, August 27, 2010

The drive way is DONE! The drive way is DONE!

Hi everyone!  I am super happy to report that the driveway, walkway and garage floor is DONE!  Man, it feels good to have it complete.  AS IN DONE, nothing lingering on like with the kitchen (update, my contractor is coming next Wednesday to complete the last little things, whew).

Wanna see pics of the BIGGEST RUBBER STAMP EVER?  Check this out.  We opted for a concrete stain and stamp along the border of the driveway and continue it on to the walkway.  SUPER COOLIO! 
The big blue thing on the left is the stamp, sorry for the shadows, it was super sunny this day!
Here are some before pictures to let you know what we lived with for 7 years.

And alas... here it is now!
 I can't wait to put back my porch bench, decorative planters and spruce it up with new landscaping!! 
I also have a card to share today.  This one uses a couple of Verve's new release sets, Great Friend and Happy Hello.  I love how versatile the flower blossoms are in Great Friend.  You can use the outline image for paper piecing OR for a delicate flower outline like I did here.  And of course, Julee never misses a beat with the layering options with her flowers. 
My layout is from Taylor's sketch (TESC125) from last week.

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend.



  1. WOOOO HOOO!!! Looks great! Love the stamped part! ;)

    Great card!

  2. OMG Girl!!! It looks fantastic, I am jealous!!!!

  3. I remember when we poured our driveway, we had only had gravel before....I was just beside myself. So, I'm happy for too!

    Cool colors and layering on that gorgeous card too Michelle!

  4. Can you hear the cheering all the way up the coast in BC??!!! YEAH!!!!!!! Doing a happy dance for you :)

    Stamping on concrete looks great!! Hmmm...may be a new technique for you LOL! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!!! Happy sigh :D

  5. Very nice new driveway! Woot woot! Great card too! ;)

  6. Yes! So glad your renovations are nearing the end and you will be able to enjoy them! Oh...I love your card, too!

  7. New kitchen-check
    New driveway-check
    What's next on the list?? :)

    Your card is gorgeous! I love the soft clean lines and the fresh colors.

  8. Michelle ~

    LOVE everything you've done from the kitchen to the front driveway! Looks FABULOUS!


  9. Michelle, This looks so nice, I really like the sides and the walkway...very cool..have a great evening!

    enjoy *~*

  10. Whohoo.. .The driveway and walk look awesome!
    Fresh and sweet card.

  11. This is awesome hun! Love the new driveway! The walkway and border are soo cool! Card is gorgeous as well :)

  12. Congrats on the driveway, and ooh la la your card is gorgeous! Love it girl!

  13. WOOHOOOOOOO!!!! Looks fantastic girlie and you must be thrilled that the demo is finally over!! :) Your card is so fresh and happy - love the texture BG and the fun flowers!! :)

  14. WOWEE! The drive and walkways are FAB, Michelle! I'm so happy for you! I know how exciting things like that are!! :)