Most of my life Monday has been the first work day of the week,laundry day and my least favorite day. But, since I retired I try to keep Monday free from ANY chores, meetings or busywork. It is MY day to enjoy NOT having to get up at 5:30 am and go to work. I may have mentioned this before.
So, Tuesday has become Laundry Day. Load after load of washing, folding, putting away. And every other Tuesday I change the sheets on the beds, so there are a couple of extra loads. Here’s how I do it: I strip the beds and wash the linens first. I put the clean folded sheets on the bed. I start my clothes and as they come out of the dryer, I put them on the bed with the folded sheets. Sometimes I fold the perma press items and just dump the rest. My intention is to get in there around 3 or so, fold and put away, make the bed and be ready for the evening. But noooooooooooo, that won’t happen. At 10 pm when I head down the hall to get my bath, there on the bed will be the clean folded sheets and a HUGE pile of clean clothes everywhere. The perma press is “hanging” on the bed posts, door frames and what have you. Today will not be any different because I decided to get my challenge card done. And I adapted it to work for two challenges.
First, the terrific KAPOW Kreative Challenge #2 over at Carrie Gaskin’s awesome blog, Artistic Avenger. It was a sketch challenge this week- here’s the cute sketch. I just love it and knew right away what I wanted to do.
But before I started I ran over to Splitcoast Stampers and checked out the color challenge for today. The colors fit perfectly for my card: Cherry Cobbler, Pool Party, Early Espresso and I added Naturals Ivory for my neutral. Put first ink to the snowman image from Snow Much Fun, did a little fussy-cutting (love, love to fussy-cut) ran the Perfect Pennant die through my Big Shot, added a few more elements and Voila! here ya go…..
And finally, I am going to submit to the So Shelli monthly challenge for September. Shelli Gardner, co-founder of Stampin' Up! is looking for Christmas cards this month. I think this one fits- don't you?
All supplies are Stampin’ Up! I hope this day has been grand for you.