Thursday, February 20, 2014

Feels like Spring!

What a beauful spring-like day it was. We were able to paint
 outside and it was wonderful!

This little table was so cute.
 I couldn't resist adding some yellow springy flowers.
I painted it with a mix of Graphite and Old white.
 The top is a little lighter mix than the legs.

Here it is before.
 It was a solid pine folding table I found at Goodwill for $4.

 See how cute it is folded up. I plan to keep it in my car for when we go on photo shoots. Never know when you might need a spot to sit something.
 This was Judy's chalkboard/bulletin board before.
Helen's small cabinet before. Found this at Goodwill too!

And Judy's board after. Painted in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in  Primer Red with a touch of Gold.

And here's my table all folded up. Just love it!

Helen's cabinet came out so cute. We painted the outside in Chateau Grey with Old White on the doors and Paloma inside and on the doors. Finished with clear and a touch of dark wax. 

It will be the perfect spot for her teas!

So glad we can begin painting outside again. We are supposed to have some stormy weather this afternoon, tho. 
We also did some scrapping last night but my pictures did not come out very well. Watch for more painting projects soon!
Thanks for visiting!

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I could have scrapped all night........

Pam and Helen came to scrap last night. We were doing some great pages. I love using my new Silhouette Cameo. It is doing some wonderful cuts and really making our pages fun.
 Love the turn down corners with the double sided paper. Really cute idea.
Helen was already scrappin' our retreat. Tea became a relaxing treat. We have all gotten hooked on having some nice calming teas since we got home. Especially with these cold temps.

Great title I cut. Most beach premade items have sunshine, flip flops or something beachy. I figured a snowflake would be fun since it was winter and very cold!

Thanks for stopping by. Love comments.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

More Retreat pages!

My photos of these last pages were not very clear, 
but this will have to do.

On the last night of your retreat, Rhonda, Megan's mom came for dinner. Of course we had to show her one of our favorite techniques....heat embossing!
It is always fun to see what happens when the embossing powder melts!
 Dianne of Capadia Designs explains embossing and gives a few tips here on her website. 
 We all enjoyed visiting with Rhonda and we apologize for doing some serious enabling. She had to make a trip to Michael's the very next day!
Well, it was time to go home. The car a little fuller this time!
Thanks for visiting and sharing our retreat with us. 
I plan to share some of my projects from my new die- cutting machine soon!