Hi everyone, hope you're having a great summer so far. The girls and I went into town early today to do some shopping. We picked up some sidewalk chalk...3D at that after I heard my friends Val and Pine talking about it. I also strolled down the magazine aisle which I MUST do every time I hit the stores. We then hit an antique mall that I've never been to. I found just what I was looking for...an old wire milk basket. I'll show you what I'm going to with that once I get some photos taken. The girls wore me out so DH has them and is fishing right now so I have some quiet time.
So here's today's post. A while back my good friend Pine (Heather Nichols) did some projects using craft paints. Most of Pine's wonderful creations include Kraft cardstock and white ink....and lots of paint. So I took on one her challenges to use paint on a project and I'm just now getting around to posting them here. Please visit Pine's blog HERE to see her wonderful creations and scroll down to the May 8th post to learn all about using paint on your stamps.
I made a fun little set of notecards using pink craft paints (cheap acrylic kind found at any craft store)and the Papertrey Ink set called Polka Dot Basics. You'll notice that I use that set a lot....gotta love the polka dots!! Notice that I also tried stamping on some of Nichole's glassine bags...works great, just allow time for the paint to dry.For my envelopes, I used Stampin' Up! long Kraft envies. I covered the flaps with Papertrey Ink patterned paper and stamped the giant polka dots on both sides of the envelope with the pink paint. For the notecard, I used Spellbinder's new long rectangle Nestabilities, aren't these a fun size? These are *no fold* cards, you just write on the front of them.
To repeat the polka dot design, I also stamp some smaller polka dots on my notecards, using the pink paint again. I made a horizontal band of patterned paper for the top and then added a final circle accent stamped with the cute little two step strawberry from the Papertrey Ink set called Green Thumb, one of my favorites.
Well, I'm off to enjoy the evening. We rented Bucket List, Funny Farm and Son In Law to watch this week. I'm going to get the popcorn and movies ready and put on my jammies.....it's funny that in the summer time all I wear is shorts and a tshirt.....then I get ready for bed and I just put on more shorts and a tshirt! I am SO stylish! I'm also going to fix me an Arnold Palmer. I believe my friends just mix lemonade and iced tea....I'm trying to cut out the Diet Coke so I'm switching to these for a change. I'll let you know how it turns out. Have a great evening everyone!