No Wonder You're Late!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

I'm late! I'm late for a very important date!

Truth be told, I'm not late at all. I can't help think of this line whenever I read this particular sentiment from There She Goes's newest set - Good Times!

Hello peeps! Did you miss me? I was busy cleaning the house all weekend that left me no time to stamp. But that's not a bad thing considering all that I got done. Spring cleaning started early in the MacLean household! I made The Man clean out his clothing closet. He was using it as a giant dirty laundry hamper, so I made him clean it up. (Seriously, why can't they ever find the actual hamper?!) Then I reorganized the linen closet and hung the louvered doors we bought on Craigslist for the closets. That dominoed into cleaning the attached shed/unfinished area of the house, so I could at least walk in there again! It was a very productive weekend and I'm glad we tackled it now and not in the summer time, when it's the last thing I want to do!

Anyway. enough about me, back to why you popped in! :)

I whipped up this card this week using the Good Times set from TSG because after seeing all the eye candy from release week, I had to revisit this set and use the two bunnies on a card because the girls did SUCH a great job with them!

I wanted to make this one a much more lighter and brighter card than my last one, so I pulled out some papers from Basic Grey's Kioshi collection and borrowed the layout from this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch #106. I added some adhesive pearls for the circle elements and colored up the clock from the set for the smaller, scalloped element. I still don't own the small scallope circle nesties from Spellbinders, so what I use instead is my ever faithful Fiskars decorative scissors to do the job. Sometimes my first and last scallop don't always line up, so I usually start the cut in a place where I know it will be hidden - like under the sentiment banner. I may not have the latest stuff, but I sure know how to use what I have got to the fullest! :)

Ok, well that's it from me today. I'm hoping to play again in my craft room tonight and whip up another card for you. I desperately want to play with all the unused stamps I have piling up!

Have a good one!!

Stamps: There She Goes 'Good Times'
Inks: StazOn 'Jet Black', Creamy Caramel, Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose, Buckaroo Blue, Cool Caribbean, Old Olive, Distress Inks 'Tea Dye'
Papers: Strathmore Bristol Vellum, Bazzil Basics, PTI Kraft Cardstock, PP - Basic Grey Kioshi Collection
Access: Kaiser Crafts Adhesive Pearls, Machine Stitching, Fiskars Decorative Scissors, Sponges, Dimensionals


Judy McMullen said...

Darling card, Sandra! I so admire how you mix different patterns of d.p. It's makes for such an interesting background for your beautifully colored images. And I really agree with you...You definitely know how to use the tools and material you've got!!!

KimCreate said...

So cute, love the new stamps and your coloring is sooooo nice!

Anonymous said...

What a great card! The dp is perfect and the wee bunnies are so sweet - even if they are late :)

Spring cleaning - gotta love it. I started mine early too this year. Just got the itch :)

Hugs to you!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

raena said...

Congrats on being the winner for the challenge! Your card is darling.
As I was reading your post, I smiled to myself and thought how lucky that the Man of your house at least puts his clothes in a giant heap at the bottom of the closet. It seems that I am forever going around gathering up the laundry. I often find clothing strung all over the house... pants by the bed, smelly work socks wherever he happened to take off the boots... I'm sure you get the idea. ;)

Cindy Major said...

Awww, that card is so sweet! Love the adorable bunnies and the fun sentiment!

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