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    Default Scrapping, craftiness and rant (and it's all together)...

    Wow. Okay. Where to begin?

    Okay first off pictures.

    I've missed my cricut. I made this card for Patricks day care teacher.

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    Okay next I guess mini rant.
    I went to Target last night (at 10:30 at night with my neighbor and two very tired cranky toddlers). What possessed us to leave at that time of night, I do not know. We're crazy. Thats the only thing I can think of. Anyways, I needed canning jars for a christmas project I'm trying to do. Cookies in a jar. Very easy, thoughtful, and of course... fattening. Perfect for the holidays. But I was told that canning jars are seasonal that that it's the wrong season. Scuse me? Isn't this the end of harvest season? Wouldn't this be prime canning season? Maybe I'm just totally off. I'm going to try Walmart shortly but I'm waiting for Patrick to wake up from his nap.

    Okay now craftiness. I totally and completely need opionions. DH has told me that I can do anything I want with our room, providing I pick it up. Easy enough to say for him. 90% of the stuff on the floor is his. And the other 10% is my scrapping stuff. I need a room of my own.

    Pics shall explain.

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    Thats my comforter that I bought when he said I could do this, and that's going to be a whole weeks project, but I want to paint and I want crafty ideas. So please help? What color would you go for? Theres so many choices which is why I took two photos. Theres the melon green, the sage green, the cream, the blue, the white (anything but white). I have no idea. Four walls to paint and I'm lost as to what to do. I don't want to do all four in the same color but I'm not going to do what I have now, which is two white, one solid blue and one mixed color that was supposed to look like clouds but looks awful instead. And I kind of want to get away from the blueness of it all. I have three boys, and no girls, and I want a girly kind of room.
    Erin~Mommy to Patrick and Sean.





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    What happened to your cricut? The card turned out cute, even without it.

    As for the jars, I really don't know. I live in Iowa though so you can find stuff like that year round... or at least whenever I've needed stuff I've not had problems.

    Are you against textured walls? What kind of look are you going for... bright, calming, soothing, happy? If it was me (and I know I have somewhat extreme color tastes), I'd be looking at shades of brown, tan, orange and yellow to go with that quilt (knowing that you want to shy away from blue). I'd also consider texture (like making the wall look antiqued or something).
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    Actually I'm probably going to texture the entire house shortly. I'm tired of this look. I want something new. And its been almost nine years since it was painted, excepting the kitchen which was four years ago, but I think its time for a redo on that too. Melon orange? Hmmm... hadn't thought of that one. I'm going for really really soothing room. Quiet, peaceful... everything my house is not at the moment.

    As for my cricut, I bought one, it broke, I saw one at Joanns for $75 and I figured between the shipping and repair costs, it'd be just as cheap to buy a brand new one and have a warranty on it for a year. The card was made with my new cricut.
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    I love the hanging snowflakes on the card! So cute. Good for you finally getting a Cricut again. I'd be going through serious withdrawals myself.

    As for the room, my favorite color is green, so I'd pick up one of the greens, but that's just me. Color is totally subjective and up to the person living in the house I believe! I know ppl probably hate the colors I've chosen for my rooms, but I love them and am the one that has to live with them. LOL
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    I bought the round Ziploc storage containers for "cookies in a jar" last year, and that worked out so much better. no glass to break. and they're cheaper! they're the same size as jars, it worked out well.

    and my bedroom is sage green, I love the color.
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    The card is adorable, love the little snowflakes.

    I love sage green too, I'd do a sage green feature wall at the head of the bed then the other walls cream and add sage accents (like in cream curtains with sage tie backs and that sort of thing). That sounds girly without being OTT girly and nice and calming to me. Beware of textured walls they can be a right PITA to paint over if you ever get sick of it. The last house we rented had a purple room that was entirely textured paint and I mean PURPLE like the colour of Grimace (from macdonalds). To paint in there we had to sand back all of the walls and we had a house full of purple dust for weeks. Maddi's room was only half textured paint (in a flourescent pink -- what were these people thinking?) and it was almost as painful but at least it was only half the walls. Maddi's room did look quite nice though, we only painted hers because the little darling decided she didn't like the wall paper border when she woke up one morning and started redecorating.
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    Glad to hear you got a new cricut Erin. Bet you are so glad! Love that card...the hanging snowflakes are really neat. I am no help on what color to paint as I like bright bold colors, even for my bedroom. Purple is one of my faves. You'll do great though I'm sure.
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