Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New Car

We got a new car last week.   We got a 4 year lease on this awesome Lexus and is actually $100 less per month than the lease we had before on a Buick.   We had been looking around to trade as our other lease would be running out soon.   We got a flyer in the mail to get a $75 Visa card if we came in for a test drive of a Lexus.   Can't go wrong with just looking.    But we both fell in love with this car that was in the showroom.   The coloring on these pictures aren't exact, the interior is a great two-tone light tan and brown and the exterior is this awesome brown.   For some reason over the years we have always commented when we saw a brown car and liked it but never had one ourselves.
Plus one thing we also said we wanted to look at this time was a hybrid and guess what.    This car in the showroom was also a hybrid.   So after a test drive of another Lexus, same model, different color and getting our Visa GC we spent the next 2 days in phone calls and e-mails coming to an agreement on a price and finally got what we wanted and went in and picked up this one off the showroom floor.
We both really love it.    I'm so anxious to see how the gas mileage does with a hybrid.   So far after a week it the gauge hasn't moved off full.   :)    I love that we will save on fuel costs.

I used the 'May Sketch +3 Challenge' at "SCRAP OUR STASH"

Here are the 3 choices I made

List #1 - My Mind's Eye - and I went deep into my MME stash and pulled out the Kraft Fun Day Collection for the background paper and the Tres Jolie for the other patterned papers I used.   Both are oldie but goodies from MME.

List #2 - I went with the color choice of Naples Yellow  and I have the yellow on one banner the circle with title and then card stock that  the body of my layout is on.    Again sorry for the color of this pictures, but 3 days of rain here not going to do much better.

List #3 - October Afternoon.    My alpha title and the date numbers are from the  October Afternoon Daily Flash alphas - the color is Early American-Shop Front.     These Daily Flash alphas from
October Afternoon have become my go to alphas for so many layouts.   I have them in 10 colors and at least 2 pkgs per color.   I don't want to run out.

Here is the sketch and the +3 choices.   Check out the details here at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"


  1. Super cute layout Barbara and congrats on the new ride! Fantastic creation from that sketch too :)

  2. What a fabulous layout! Great job on the sketch + challenge! Thanks for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

  3. Congrats on the new wheels! Pretty sweet ride! Nice job on the sketch & items from the 3 lists.

  4. Nice work on the sketch and stash challenges. Congrats on the new car! Thanks for linking up at Scrap Our Stash!!

  5. Lovely page and great take on the challenge! Congrats on the new car! Thank you for joining us at SOS! X

  6. Lovely page and great take on the challenge! Congrats on the new car! Thank you for joining us at SOS! X

  7. Great take on the sketch and I love your +3 choices, what fun pictures! Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash!

    sharla~May guest dt :)

  8. Great take on the sketch at SOS!! Thanks for joining us!! :)

  9. Wonderful take on the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Our Stash.