Monday, September 25, 2006

*I stamped... but I can't share!*

Sigh... I was actually creative today but I can't share it with y'all yet. I am involved in a calendar swap with CST (Canadian Stamp Talk ... a yahoogroup I own/moderate) and I was graciously awarded the month of December... which should be easy. But I had a tough time coming up with an idea that didn't scream Christmas (for those who don't celebrate Christmas... thought it was only fair). I ended up with a design I am really quite pleased with... a take off on a card I've made recently. It's *very* simple and totally borrowed from someone else! LOL! I think it lent itself well to the 8.5 x11" landscape size.

I was also busy painting today. We have been busy in the last few months doing some painting, chaning out flooring and buying new furniture for our living room and dining room. We also painted the front entry way but had left the closet... and I couldn't live with it so I did a coat of paint on it this morning before work, came home after lunch and did coat #2.


Here are some before and after pics...



































































We are totally thrilled with how these rooms have turned out. This is the first time we've bought all new furniture... other than the odd piece of new stuff, it's always been hand-me-downs. We've been in the house for 10 years now... and finally some of the rooms are feeling the way I want them to.

If only we could do the kitchen now too...

3 comments:

Cindy Keery { cmayk } said...

I'm sure your CST swappers wouldn't mind if you shared your calendar page. :-) I am dieing to see what you came up with!!

Erika Martin said...

Oh WOW! It's amazing what a new coat of paint will do! The transformation is amazing!

-Stampin' Mama

Jen said...

Totally stunning!!!! LOVE the paint color!! Warms the space up and just makes it so beautiful!!!