Wednesday, December 4, 2013

mrs. blue bird on my shoulder...

Hey there!
This week is speeding by, can you feel it too?  I had to come home from my parents and get the tree decorated, then get the outside lights up, while it was pretty mild out. Cue the missing green extension cord then a strand of lights that didn't wanna work. I played, checked the bulbs, switched out fuses and then hit Target today for a couple more strands. Guess what. I am still short a strand and then it started raining.

Well, I guess it's time to sit safely in front of the laptop and write a post. Other than loss of power, this should all work out alright tonight. haha

The SALE over at Purple Onion Designs is still going on. You have until Dec. 10th to nab 25% off of all the stamps. Here is a card that I made, using the wreath from last years Stacey Yacula set, called 'The Sweetest Season' and the little bird is from this years holiday set, called 'Winter Wishes'.

I am in love with this card! I stamped out the wreath, colored it up with my colored pencils. I colored up the bird and cut  it out. I stamped the sentiment, made it a banner and it should look like the bird is holding it in her beak. Least I hope so! I trimmed my wreath into a square shape but was careful near the bow, so it actually hangs outside the square. 
When I colored the berries, I smudged them around a little with my gamsol dipped stump. and added lots of glitter. 

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are keeping crafty for the holidays. I told you I would share with you, more painting that I did up at my mom & dads. I took my Annie Sloan chalk paint and a small table. I managed to paint a second table that was down in my parents basement. I had to resist bringing them back. 
This table was the one in the basement and I painted it in the color 'Florence', same color I painted the inside of the dresser drawers I was working on, few posts back. This table got clear wax and dark changed the color a little and i LOVED the new shade.
This table I bought for $10.00 and painted in the 'Florence' color and only used clear wax on it. It's gorgeous bright color. 
Both tables got sanding,which doesn't show up really good in these pics. I need more colors!!
Then, I took my niece to the two thrift stores in town and I found something I have been on the lookout for, for sometime now. I could not be happier!!

First of all, the Samsonite cosmetics case. My grandma had one almost identical in color, but without the linen texture. {gonna house art supplies!!!}  Then, my newest collection obsession is for vintage Pyrex refrigerator storage. This is my 4th piece and I got both of these baby's for 1/2 off on Black Friday. ahhhhhh, I love a good find.   :)

See you soon! Thanks for coming in to visit!


Meahni Pieterse said...

So you ended up getting more lights, lol. There's always something one has to get to make it all perfect.
Your card is SO classy. I love the white look you are using these days, it is so so nice. Can't wait to try it.
I'm still waiting to hear if you are coming here with a suitecase full of that fancy paint you've been using. I have lots of pieces that need painting.

Pauline said...

Paula, I am really in love with all your 'white' cards this year. Very elegant looking. Love this image, can't wait to get all my stamps.
Your tables are beautiful, love the colours - you have been a busy girl.

sueincanada said...

What a busy girl you are. Loving all your cards, the Purple Onion stamps are so cute.

LindaH said...

doin' my nails, glass of wine, readin' your is good!

Christine Dol said...

Paula, I have so missed seeing your cards. I finally came by and saw all the cards you have done for Christmas...gorgeous!!!!