Sunday, May 22, 2011

A Big THANKS for CAS-ual Fridays!

For the last several month's my husband and I have taken on a couple of remodeling projects.  One project is a bonus room remodel.  We spent one entire Saturday prepping and painting.    Much to our disappointment, the room needed a second coat because it didn't cover well.     The thought of doing this all over again loomed over me like a big dark cloud.  

We planned to get back to it the following Saturday with the help of my mom & dad. They are the best non-paid paint professionals around!  Will usually work for pizza.   On Friday, I came home at lunch to start painting the small bathroom.   When Jeff came home early too, I decided to give my Mom & Dad a call and see if they wanted to come a day early.   They were there within the hour, paint brush in hand.   What a HUGE help they were.   Thank goodness they love to paint, it was pretty big job.    I wanted to make a Thank You card so I decided to use this week's Playdate Cafe colors along with the CAS-ual Friday 'bling'.

Playdate Cafe colors:

When I first saw these colors I remembered the paper from the 2009 Close To My Heart Spring Summer Idea book called Caprice (now retired).   This paper had the colors of Chocolate, Cyrstal Blue and Honey.  Perfect!   So, I dug around in my scraps and found just enough to make my Thank You card.   For my CAS-ual Fridays 'bling' I added chocolate adhesive gems from the Opaques Mocha Adhesive Gems (Z1333).  I used the stamp set - A Little Everything (D1420) for my sentiment.  

Here is my card:

Be sure to check out CAS-ual Fridays and also The Play Date Cafe for more inspiration!

Here are a few before and after pics of our bonus room.  (next step is new carpet this week - so don't worry that ugly rust color carpet is out of here!).    The color of the walls is actually Gingerbread but the pictures make is look more orange than it really is.   When we get it completely finished, I'll post more pictures.  
BEFORE - and yes, those birds & antlers have found another home!


BEFORE - dresser for sale! Has a matching chest!


AFTER - This color is a little closer to the actual color!

My Dad is the BEST trim painter ever!!  Look how straight!


  1. Your space turned out fabulous! Love what you've done with the colors at The Play Date Cafe! Wonderful interpretation and love the pearl accents. Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays and The Play Date CAfe!

  2. The gems add so much fun to this design! Love your take with CAS card, Nina! I love orange color!! Your new craft room looks awesome! Your parents are truly godsend! So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  3. Ooh, nice card. I have that paper!! You've inspired me to get it out and use it. =)

  4. Your room looks wonderful in that warm tone! ANd I'm glad you got some stamping time...your card is pretty and sweet. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Play DAte Cafe!

  5. I LOVE CAPRICE! One of my all time FAVS! Also I love the painted ceiling!! I came so close to doing that - i even bought the paint! lol

  6. Beautiful card! :) Yay for moms and dads! :)

  7. It was fun seeing your space. Your Dad is great with straight lines! I find that SO difficult to do! Your card is lovely, especially the sentiment, fab font! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

  8. Beautiful card and I love your orange room!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  9. FABULOUS card using the PDCC colours!!!THanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

  10. LOVE your color you chose for your bonus room and what lovely parents you have to come help you! Your card is totally fab. Love that your flowers hang over the top of that sentiment panel. Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe and CAS-ual Fridays.

  11. WOW! Cool room - the color is amazing! Beautiful card, too - so much fun texture! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

  12. You've combined the challenges so beautifully, love those pearl accents :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  13. Great card, Gina! Awesome room, too :)

  14. Love the papers you used and those popped up flowers are the perfect highlight to your sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!
    **Great job on the remodel too...what a difference!


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