Forget Housework

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!

Kathy by Design for Crafty Secrets: Forget HouseworkI 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.

Forget Paris Crafty Secrets 01On 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?

Forget Paris Crafty Secrets 03The 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.

Forget Paris Crafty Secrets 04The 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!



9 thoughts on “Forget Housework

  1. Shirley Qu-wannabecre8tive

    Your card is so cute. I love the pink and the cute home spun cotton image. Wow, you did great doing this in 20 minutes, I am much slower when it comes to putting a card together. I spend too much time in the thought process. 🙂 I save my scraps in gallon bags by color and store them in a plastic tote. My scraps are out growing the tote.

  2. Carol

    So glad you had a wonderful family weekend Kathy relaxed and chilled out. This card says it all, really funny and how you feel when you just forget everything. X

  3. soozyb2013

    I tend to leave housework anyway, but I will most likely never see Paris. Limited income but not limited creativity. I can live in Paris through people that have been there, but my creativity can create a card as if I have been there myself. 🙂 Great idea, love the “hoover”!!

  4. Pattie Jns

    Hi Kathy, OH! this card hit the spot. because today is my birthday. Girls are to have fun, an ah! to be able to fly to Paris. Well the Texas spring weather today , so beautiful outside, only in the 80’s. that will do. Love your card, so much texture, and a super image. well done. …have a good day.

  5. Dawn Skene

    I agree with this card 100%! A trip to Paris would be nice, too!
    I keep my scraps in a divided folder, sorted according to colour. If they are large, I keep them with the original paper.

  6. Sara Emily Barker

    Kathy, what a fun card! I can’t believe it’s a 20 minutes card! When I saw the post title, I had to open it right away (I get your posts delivered to my mailbox). That image is such a hoot! And of course you stitched it and the Eiffel Tower right to that pink glitter card, with two different stitches!!! That is a days work in itself for me! You have reminded me to give those on the edge dies a work out! Yours is the perfect one to use with this card!

    How do I store my card/paper scraps? Depends on the size…If it’s 4 x 6 or larger it goes back into the file I keep that color/pattern in. If smaller, I have a drawer for each color family and it goes there. If it’s homemade paper, it goes into a catch all bin for me to rifle through. If I have an upcoming project I think I might want to use those scraps for, I will group it like you do. My handmade paper bin is filling up faster than my scrap drawers, because I tend to make a lot of it! I think I need a new system for it! I think I need a new system for everything at this point! A bulldozer might be in order!

    Big hugs!

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