Monday, January 21, 2008

What a joyful day to share!

My goodness!! God is SO good to us!! I just saw that I won a blog candy giveaway....of Prism paper!! Yes! Remember that Ice Gold paper I keep raving about?? The company that makes the paper had a blog candy contest awhile back and my name was drawn randomly!! How cool is THAT? I got to choose 2 packs of whatever color I wanted! and they are sending the accent pack of embellishments that match! Can you believe it??!! Praise Jesus!! Hey, they are having another contest....check it out!! You'll see me as the winner, but scroll down to see the next contest! {In case you have NO IDEA what blog candy is, keep reading...it's worth finding out, believe me!}

And although it was pretty snowy at work today....here at my house (18 miles away) there is just a dusting. Whew! No shoveling yet! Hey, if you like snow...go to the ski slopes! My hubby and girl went skiiing and snow boarding yesterday and had a great time. I stayed warm and cozy at home! We both win!

So really, I know you're here to check out my paint can gift project aren't you?? Well, here it is:



Yep, a paint can! Papertreyink.com sells these great, clear paint cans. I used my newly released PTI acrylic stamp set, Out on a Limb to decorate the vellum before putting it inside the can. It is a GORGEOUS set...click here to see it! Along with the sentiment Amazing Grace, I added a Helen Keller quote on the back.

"The best and most beautiful things of the world cannot be seen or even be touched, they must be felt with the heart." Helen Keller

Helen Keller happens to be one of my heroes. There are other beautiful sentiments as well. They even have a quote from Martin Luther in the set! Really, check it out!


I stamped everything on SU vellum in Old Olive,Cameo coral and Purely Pomegranate ink. I finished it with pomegranate ribbon.

For the lid, I stamped a white CS circle with the branch and flowers again, and covered it in vellum with Blessings stamped on the vellum.

Then I included a small votive cup for burning a tea candle. I had a few of those disposable battery powered tea candles that will run for awhile so I put one in so she can enjoy the 'candle' now. Before you get all "Kim, you are amazing" (gee thanks my friends!! :) You should know that I was inspired by a Paint can in PTI's designer gallery!! See it here.


I also gave Erin a new stamp set from Gina K that you guys just HAVE to check out! It's called Dr. Feelgood! I figured a newly wed can make some cards for her new hubby! She LOVED them!
I also did some cards for a swap with CHF. I'll share them after the swappers get their cards....no reason to give any sneak peeks!
Oh, and for those who want to know what blog candy is....it's when a blogger has some kind of contest to give away free stuff!!! I have won a few in my time and it is always GOOD!! CHF is going to be giving away some free stuff (and they have great stuff!) to celebrate their new stamp release, so feel free to stop in a join in the fun!
Isn't life fun?
Love ya!
Kim


8 comments:

  1. Very nice paint can. And congrats on your win!

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  2. Hi Kim Marie this is lovely ... the image is just so pretty and delicate and congratulations on your win :-)
    Debbie

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  3. Congratulations. The paint can is fab. x

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  4. I love papertrey! What a great idea to use vellum over the clear paint can! Fabulous!! Amber SBS9

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  5. Yay for you!! blog candy is great.
    I love your altered paint can, it's really pretty. But I have to say my favourite thing about your post is the Helen Keller quote, it is so true and inspires me to think more about what I am seeing and feeling and appreciating all the little things I tend to take for granted, thanks Kim Marie for making my day a little better.

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  6. So pretty! Different from all the paint cans I've seen.

    Have a great day!
    Wendy
    SBS9

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  7. Congrats on winning!
    That can is just fabulous!!!

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  8. I don't care where you got your inspiration...this is fabulous. Such a creative way to stamps on a clear paint can. It's so soft and elegant, just right for this set. You should be very proud of the way it turned out!

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