Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Laundry Day

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.Kapow-Kreative-Challenge-Sketches-KKC02-231x300
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…..
KKC02 CC342 Snow Much Fun

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.


Carrie Gaskin said...

EEK, this is just adorable! Your colour choices and the use of the images in the stamp set are super fun! Great job! Glad you have a chance to play at KKC this week.

Jen said...

So Cute! I guess we were on the same wavelength for this challenge! :)

CaroleM said...

You should definitely submit it - its one of the best jobs I have seen with this set... gorgeous job on this KKC' I love your card.

marniemiller said...

Very cool card - I love how you interpreted the sketch and the 3 cute little stockings hanging out. Beautiful work.

lindasw said...

those 3 stockings are soooo cute--what a great idea


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