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tialee's picture
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Shoplifter!

Okay not really but had to show you all what I got from Walmart for free!
These are free already but I always felt bad taking them for scrapbooking. Then one day I decided to live on the edge and I went for it! LOL I mean who knows they might inspire me to buy the paint. I used them on this page. If anyone else picks some up let me know so I don't feel as bad. Come on Erin you hate Walmart you know you want to do it LOL

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Ooooohhh...pretty!!

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HA!!!! I did the same thing a couple weeks back and made Wayne take some too! LOL! I also have been using them in scrapping...I cut the letter/numbers off mine and use them as color strips down the sides of cards and such. At least this way we can use the EXACT color we want!;)

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"captainswife" wrote:

HA!!!! I did the same thing a couple weeks back and made Wayne take some too! LOL! I also have been using them in scrapping...I cut the letter/numbers off mine and use them as color strips down the sides of cards and such. At least this way we can use the EXACT color we want!;)

Oh GOOD! I have been feeling guilty for a week now! That makes me feel better, and you made dh take some ROTF! I was with Jazz and asked her what color she would want to paint her room??? Then said lets take a bunch to get dads approval. I used my child!!!!!
For the LOVE of scrapbooking!!!!!

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Tia- one of my teacher friends does a Mickey Mouse theme in her classroom and she always steals/takes the Mickey head shaped ones from Home Depot.

I never thought but that makes a cool strip doesn't it?

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I use them to make color matching games in my classroom of preschoolers! Don't feel guilty! LOL!

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Ohhh i never thought of taking those! Smile I'd totally take some too Biggrin pick some up at every walmart trip Lol I think i'll do that this summer..hahaha

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Oh I've been guilty of that before. (Hint: take turns robbing Lowe's, Home Depot, Target and Walmart alternatively and you don't feel so guilty) Wink hahaha! I've done them in layouts and love the look! I'll have to find some of the layouts I've done. Biggrin

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"tialee" wrote:

Oh GOOD! I have been feeling guilty for a week now! That makes me feel better, and you made dh take some ROTF! I was with Jazz and asked her what color she would want to paint her room??? Then said lets take a bunch to get dads approval. I used my child!!!!!
For the LOVE of scrapbooking!!!!!

ROFL!! I used the daycare kids. I was like "Wayne, which colors do you like for the daycare rooms?" (I hadn't told him what I was doing) and he's blatantly going "what? We aren't painting..." So I give him a :eek: and go"hunnie, we went over this last weekend remember? For the nap rooms and playroom?...now, which colors would you like?" I start picking ones and saying which "rooms" they'd be good for and he whispers "I still don't know what the hell you're talking about ...but...these ones??" LOL. The walmart man nearby must've been laughing so hard inside. I'm sure they hear it all and know exactly what we're all doing. Lol

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Oooh Charys that is a great tip! Biggrin I'm considering trying the honest approach for a laugh just to see how appalled they are when I say "I have no intention of buying any paint, or even painting for that matter...but I use these in my scrapbooking and have run out so lemme just help myself here...." lol

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Love it I have some all over we are paint nutz but in my case it is from painting the house.

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I did that a year or so ago and go ta bunch, but then I never scrapped with them. lol.

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"captainswife" wrote:

ROFL!! I used the daycare kids. I was like "Wayne, which colors do you like for the daycare rooms?" (I hadn't told him what I was doing) and he's blatantly going "what? We aren't painting..." So I give him a :eek: and go"hunnie, we went over this last weekend remember? For the nap rooms and playroom?...now, which colors would you like?" I start picking ones and saying which "rooms" they'd be good for and he whispers "I still don't know what the hell you're talking about ...but...these ones??" LOL. The walmart man nearby must've been laughing so hard inside. I'm sure they hear it all and know exactly what we're all doing. Lol

I laughed so hard I was crying! I can see you give him the look:eek: and him just going along with it! That is SO funny.
Thanks everyone my guilt is gone Smile

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ROFL thats too funny!

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LMAO at all of you. I can't do it. I just can't.

Oh who am I kidding. I'd totally do it. Patrick occasionally picks things up that I don't notice until we are out of the store...Oops. Is it really shoplifting if you don't know you're stealing it?

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LOL, I have a bunch, taken from all sorts of different places.

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Gals- a gummy eraser (and sometimes even a softer eraser on a number 2 pencil) will take off the color names and card numbers on those paint chips. I'd take a picture and show you, but I have no means to get them posted. I snuck to the library while my bulletin copies are being made just so I could tell you. I'm so addicted to here.

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So Michelle, you're a master at this huh?! Wink Gotta try the eraser tip...too cool

Karen, I laughed so hard reading that!!! hilarious!

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Thanks for the tip Michelle!

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That's hilarious! You stealer you! Wink But totally worth it, love the end result!

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that layout totally made it worth it to steal those things! that is hilarious! dont feel bad..my DHs friend worked at home depot in the paint section and would purposely mix paint wrong so he(or family and friends that needed that color) could get it really cheap! lol now that is wrong!

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"iluvmygemini" wrote:

that layout totally made it worth it to steal those things! that is hilarious! dont feel bad..my DHs friend worked at home depot in the paint section and would purposely mix paint wrong so he(or family and friends that needed that color) could get it really cheap! lol now that is wrong!

That IS wrong, but it really made me feel better LOL

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"tialee" wrote:

If anyone else picks some up let me know so I don't feel as bad.

I stole some of those before! ROFL I used them in DS's baby album on the pages where we painted his nursery. I put a few of the different strips and then circled the color that we ended up choosing.

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"iluvmygemini" wrote:

that layout totally made it worth it to steal those things! that is hilarious! dont feel bad..my DHs friend worked at home depot in the paint section and would purposely mix paint wrong so he(or family and friends that needed that color) could get it really cheap! lol now that is wrong!

I LOVE mess up paint! Im the type that buys two or three colors of mess up paint and mixes it Wink We painted our bedroom this way. Its a pretty yellow now.

LOL you guys totally crack me up!

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"spottedjagiwar" wrote:

I LOVE mess up paint! Im the type that buys two or three colors of mess up paint and mixes it Wink We painted our bedroom this way. Its a pretty yellow now.

LOL you guys totally crack me up!

my parents were totally the same way when i was growing up! lol sometimes the mess up paint choices are better than the others!

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I have used paint swatches before as well. I have a bunch upstairs.

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Tia, that's so funny that you took those. I have actually taken some to make a color game for Madison, which she loves. I got some Mickey Mouse paint samples at Home Depot (hmmm, I bet those would look really cute in a LO too).