Forget Housework: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
Hello, Friends! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. We enjoyed classic fall weather with clear blue skies, a slight nip in the air and brilliant sunshine. Saturday, I ran away from the rigors of having our house on the market and indulged in some “sister therapy”. Susie and I had breakfast (pumpkin pancakes!) and then added a little retail therapy into the mix. Since our son Joel and his dear wife Melody were in town for the weekend, we got to hang with them for while and play a few rousing games of Bananagrams. Yesterday, we had to show the house, so we escaped to our oldest son’s home for Sunday brunch (cinnamon rolls!) and cuddles with the grand girls. I feel like a new woman this morning! Sometimes you just have to follow the advice on this fun card I made with Crafty Secrets goodies and FORGET HOUSEWORK!
I love this sassy lady riding on her vacuum cleaner! And boy, can I relate to her desire to run away from housework! In one of my rounds of cleaning up the studio, I ran across my scrap bin. Some time ago, I started the habit of paper going through all my scraps about once a week and paper clipping bits and pieces that work together well into little bundles that could be used to make a quick card. This way, I’m more likely to actually use the scraps I’ve held onto.
On this cute card, I have Black Lace Halloween Paper from our Creating with Vintage Halloween CD paired up with Pink Stripes and hot pink polka dot paper from our Radiant Digital Papers. Isn’t it amazing how nicely these patterns play together?
The focal image here is from the Girl Time Homespun Cotton Scraps. I just stitched this onto the pink glitter paper, and added the Eiffel Tower image from our Mini Vintage Creative Scraps behind it. A die cut crown and fleur de lis add just the right amount of glitz and glam. A loopy bow with White Iridescent Metallic String and a vintage button add even more sparkle.
The inside uses an image from our Girlfriends’ Creative Scraps and a computer journaled sentiment.
I’m curious…what do you do with your scraps? How do you store them? I hate wasting paper, so this method works well for me. Having the scraps in organized little bundles makes for a quick card…and a cute one, too, if I do say so myself!
If you’d like to purchase this card, you can find it in my ETSY shop.
Thanks for stopping by!