Saturday, June 22, 2013

Painted vases-who knew!

As I was browsing Pinterest one day I discovered someone who had painted a variety of vases to mimick retail ones that sell for quite a bit of money, so I thought I'd give it a try as well.  I thought my newly painted accent walls in the kitchen deserved a new color scheme for some of  the vases and knickknacks.

Here is a "before" picture of all the different shades of blue and mixed patterns:
Nice, but not what I wanted anymore.

Here is an "after" picture of the same vases after being spray painted with white paint.  I used what ever type of spray paint I had on hand as long as it was white and since I was on a roll I found a few more to add to the collection too.

Here's a picture of some of them on the shelf over the pantry doors .

 Here's the rest of them over the kitchen window

Someone also mentioned if you painted the inside as well the colors wouldn't bleed through.  I didn't take the time to do that as most of my colors were easily covered.  The trick however, is to make sure you do very light coats (several times) to avoid streaking and I spray painted mine outside on the patio.

Hope you like them as much as I do, thanks for looking.


Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SIL Birthday!

Well since I seem to have forgotten to send my SIL a card for Father's Day, I figured I better get on the bandwagon and get his birthday card done in time!

He is an adventuresome soul and has the good fortune to have a job that allows him to travel to one of his favorite locations, Africa, several times a year.  So I though a card with something about travel would be quite appropriate, and this is what I came up with.

I'm quite pleased with the outcome of this very CAS card.  I stamped the map on vellum using black ink and made a tiny slit in order to slide the "Birthday" banner underneath the vellum so as not to interfere with the map image, did I say I was quite pleased with the outcome and hope you like it too.

Here's the card now:

Here's a peek at the inside as well:


I'd love to hear from you and hope you take the time to leave a comment, many thanks,


Supplies used:
PTI World Map and sentiment stamp
Stampin' Up Vellum paper and PTI Fresh Linen Cardstock
Die, PTI Photo Finish and Stamp

Monday, June 3, 2013


My granddaughter's birthday is in December so somehow she warrants a half-year birthday in the month of June  (apparently this is becoming more popular).   Her parents along with her are into "bike" riding and sometimes ride for miles, just tires me out thinking about it, but they seem to enjoy it.  So, I thought it was fitting to make a half-year card for her with the image of a bike.

And what little girl wouldn't have something tucked in the bike basket although I don't think their dog, Sadie, would tolerate sitting there, but I thought the idea was cute.

There seemed to be quite a bit of white space in the upper left hand corner so I thought it was the perfect place for the sentiment on an angle, since I seem to put everything on an angle (says my daughter)!

What do you think, about the card, not the angle.  I'd love to hear from you.


Supplies Used:
Card stock paper Stampin' Up's Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Stamps Papertrey Ink's Pedal Pusher and Peaceful Garden
Sentiment computer generated