Friday, July 08, 2011

Cleaning, Happy Mail, & Scrappin'

I don't know if I've mentioned this here before or not - but I hate to clean. I love to organize, and make sure everything is put away. I guess I don't mind surface cleaning, but deep cleaning? Nope. Not my thing. Well, today, as much as it pained me, I made it my thing and tackled our bathroom. The kids have been taking turns cleaning it to earn money...well, today I realized just how well they haven't been cleaning it. I knew it was bad, I'm in there everyday...but it's easy to put on blinders when you yourself don't feel like cleaning it. Well, the blinders came off and man was it disgusting. My arm still feels like jello from all the scrubbing. I thank God for Softscrub with bleach and Mr. Clean Magic Erasers! Now we have a sparkling bathroom that will last for I'd say, oh, day.

Yesterday I received some happy mail. Don't you just love happy mail?! I had ordered some twine from Two Peas and some washi tape from Cute Tape last weekend. They both arrived yesterday. Yay!

I decided to put some of the tape and twine to use right away on a layout. I created this page using mainly American Crafts Peachy Keen collection. I think this is one of my all time favorite collections from AC. I just love the colors and patterns so much. I mixed in some of the blue diagonal stripe tape and blue twine. Love the tape and twine! I think I'll be using both quite often.

This photo is from a trip to Mackinac Island that Moya and I took with my Mom last summer. I love to bike around the island - such gorgeous scenery! As many times as I've been there it never gets old.

I created a few cards using lots of AC goodness earlier this week since my card stash was getting low. I love to create cards every so often, not only to replenish my card stash, but to create some small, quick designs. Sometimes layouts take me forever, but cards are always quick and fun. And many times, creating one or two is just what I need to break out of a creative rut!

So what does cleaning my bathroom, have to do with scrappy stuff? Nothing - just thought I'd throw in some grime today to keep it real! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!


Anonymous said...

That twine and tape are nice.
Love the layout and cards!
What a great collection from AC.

Anonymous said...

Love that you keep it real! :-)
and can't wait to see more uses with twine. I'm lookin' to get some and kinda likin' it!

Jen Gallacher said...

I haven't been to the island since I was about 10 years old. I love to go back and bike it. I remember thinking it was AMAZING!

Diana Waite said...

must of been bathroom cleaning, yes the boy's bathroom was DISGUSTING! LOVING all of your creations very inspiring!! :)

Kim Watson said...

The tape looks so cute.... I wonder if they deliver internationally? Loving all your projects fresh & clean yet full of great details.

Kim J said...

Great job keepin' it real, Cindy. LOL. :) Love the Layout and the cards. Total eye candy!

Maria Therese said...

Really cool layout and cards ♥

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