WHERE has this week gone? I have been SOOO BUSY cleaning! I KNOW that doesn't sound very interesting! Sometimes, I just DON'T want to do my "Spring Cleaning!" So, I dive into the "Spring Cleaning" in the fall! It's SO NICE to have a clean house for the Holidays! I mean REALLY CLEAN ! I have been cleaning ALL DAY & falling into bed at night for the last few nights! My WHOLE BODY aches! My fingers & toes included! Have you ever cleaned mini-blinds???? Then you know what I mean! I LOVE the saying, "Thank God for company!" It's SO TRUE! Sometimes, you just need a little incentive! Cleaning tips? I've got them! Start with the hardest, biggest job FIRST! For me that would be the rafters & walls & windows, working one room at a time! Murphy's Oil Soap & Simple Green; Start at the top & work your way down; Start at one end & work your way around; Have a husband who knows to stay out of the way! My SWEET husband KNOWS when I'm cleaning to stay out of the way! If there's ever a time I get cranky, it's when people are keeping me from my cleaning! WHO enjoys cleaning???? NOT ME! But, if I have to do it, STAY OUT OF MY WAY! LOL
Because of all my cleaning, it hurt to even write a little note to go with my son's card this week! (Thank goodness I did a little extra card last week!) OUCH! AND I haven't had much time to think on a post for today! But, NEVER FEAR, I do have SOMETHING for you---! I won some "blog candy" over at: http://triplethescraps.blogspot.com/2012/08/tuesdays-tip-hymnals.html A NEW blog to me! I don't know what it is lately---I've RARELY won much of anything in my whole life! But, I won a "Sermon Note Keeper notebook!" What a NICE little book to take notes in when you're at church! THANK YOU PATTER! Soooooooooo, I thought to send Patter one of my Paper Tea Cups! (Patter has Challenges going on...just in case you're interested! Check it out! )
This time I used SU- Bordering on Romance stamp set. Here's what I did, I created a "Master Board" first for my card!
I stamped the card stock first with the larger image of the stamp set, scattering them about.
Next, I stamped the next smaller stamp around on the paper. Up-side down too. That way the paper can be used in either direction. (Notice I stamped up side down with the larger stamp image too.)
Now, fill in the rest of the space with the smallest stamp in the set. Turning it upside down too.
Now, I don't know about you but, my blender pens seem to dry out all too quickly! So I keep a little bit of water in a dish to dip my blender pen in. I also have one blender pen for Cool colors & one for Warm colors. That way I don't mix colors I don't want mixed. When coloring a Master Board, I do all of one color at a time. (Yes, I do find sometimes I miss a leaf or petal. No problem! )
What do you think? Basically, you're creating your own Designer Paper! (See how easy that is! AND with out alot of expense! It just takes TIME!)
Here is my card made with the Master Board:
I used the sketch from SCS- SC399. AND I entered this card in the Moxie Fab Challenge on MOVEMENT in Card Design! Here: http://www.moxiefabworld.com/2012/08/card-design-handbook-week-movement.html Be SURE to check it out! The only thing I think you can't really see would be that I popped the flowers up on dimensionals on the lower right hand corner. Very simple but it will match my TEA CUP!
I used the same techniques I used before on my tea cups. (I don't think you want a re-cap of that. If you are new to my blog, you can scroll back to find the techniques used where ever I focus on a Tea Cup.) AND look at that Walmart Ribbon! It matched PERFECTLY to my SU ink, Orchid Opulence! Even the Certainly Celery!
Now here is the Gift Combo:
For those of you that are interested, I still haven't heard from the Copyright Office! Hang in there with me???? I don't think it will be much longer! AND when you see what I've done, I THINK you will be PLEASED!
How about you leaving me a comment on HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS PAPER TEA CUP? I'd LOVE to hear!
Soaking my aching fingers & toes!
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