WOW! Are your days flying by as quickly as mine??
It's time for another fun challenge at The Sisterhood of Crafters and this time around we are:
For both of my cards today I have turned to the Seasonal Booklet from Crafty Secrets. As you know, the 4th of July is literately 'right around the corner' so luckily I now have two cards ready to get in the mail tomorrow!
I hope you'll come join in the challenge at The Sisterhood ... and if you need more inspiration be sure to pop on over to the challenge blog and check out what my 'sistah's have created for you!
Other qualifying challenges are:
Bearly-Mine Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Designs - Red, White & Blue
Scrap-Creations - 4th of July
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Red, White & Blue
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Weekly Challenge - Red, White & Blue OR Stars/Stripes
Sweet Stamps - Patriotic or Summer
Use It Tuesday - Be Patriotic (hoarded item: image booklet from Crafty Secrets)
House of Gilli - Red, White & Blue
Paper Pretties - Independence Day
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Something else I'd like to share with you today is this A-M-A-Z-I-N-G ATC I received from Rita (RMG Creations) all the way from SCOTLAND! How cool is that ... I just LOVE meeting people from all over the world ... thank you internet!!
This is the sleeve it came in . . .
And this is my ATC . . .
Isn't it GORGEOUS!!! I love the design, flowers and of course the tartan ribbon!
How generous of Rita to share one of her works of art with me!
THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!
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And one more fun thing to share ...
Mark & I have been trying to get some long needed projects done around the house before venturing off to any far away island for a 'retirement retreat' and I got the bright idea to PAINT the plastic chair & table that sit under our 100+ year old apple tree. These items were white ... but stained so badly from sitting under the tree for 8+ years that even power washing didn't help ... hence the PAINTING idea. What do you think?
I am SO THRILLED with the outcome ... they look like new again! (Did you notice I did the birdhouse to match?) The paint I used is the new Rust-oleum which comes in a variety of awesome colors ... pinks, purples, blues, reds, yellows ... and I chose 'Fire Orange' and 'Lime'. This new Rust-oleum can now be used on PLASTIC as well as wood & metal!
My only regret is that I didn't think to take a BEFORE photo ... or maybe it's good I didn't ... they looked REALLY BAD!!! So if you have any old, weathered plastic lawn furniture sitting around ... this is a very quick & easy way to bring them back to life!
okay ... enough for one day!
Thanks for hanging in there with me today ... I just had so much to share!!
Have a fabulous day and remember to come back tomorrow ... it's time for another fun SHELLY'S IMAGES challenge. Hope to see you then!