The great outdoors is presenting a perfect day today! I’m thinking a family walk is in order this evening. There’s nothing like a walk to clear the mind and open a person up for a good talk! I don’t know if it’s just us, but DH and I seem to have some of our best conversations when we’re out walking! Maybe it’s the lack of everyday distractions?
I jumped into another painting project today. Did you really think I’d learned not to paint when I’m at home with three little boys last time?! 🙂 It’s a smaller project this time. The front door. It has been a plum color since we moved here and DH and I have been itching to change it to a deep red. Here’s the beginning of the transformation (Yes, I forgot to take a “before” picture prior to starting!):
For now, it is primed. The first coat of red will be applied later today when DH comes home to help entertain the little ones. 🙂 I’m a bit less picky with primer application than with the final coats!
For a little reward, I granted myself some stamping time. Just a little. Nothing too involved or time consuming. I need to come up with some thank you cards for DS3’s upcoming birthday party, a puppy themed one. He adores little dogs right now! I received some puppy invites in the birthday pack of supplies I ordered this week, but I may make my own yet, especially after discovering this adorable little pup by Crissy Armstrong! Isn’t he just too cute?! I am submitting this for her July DT call (see my left sidebar for a cute little lion button that will take you to her challenge blog and details!). She’s got some wonderful stamps (both digital and rubber) that I’ve been having fun playing with! I even discovered I had some in my stash I’d forgotten about from this past winter! Eeek! Maybe I need to visit my stash more often! 🙂
Stamps – Squigglefly (Forgiven), SU (sentiment)
Paper – SU Basic Black, Real Red, PaperTrey white
Ink – SU Whisper White
Accessories – baker’s twine, Cuttlebug embossing folder, distressing tool, red gemstones, foam squares (popped up the pup), Copic Black marker (for nose)
A simple card, but I’ll appreciate that when it’s time to make multiple copies of it!