Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Masculine Card Swap

I mentioned in my last post that I had a swap to take care of so that it could be mailed by the weekend. Well- it's hotter than molasses here since our AC is on the fritz... and I was feeling too crabby to sit down and work on the swap... then I remembered...

Back in the spring hubby switched from a night job to days... same job actually- just different hours. I felt that I needed to spend more time with him and started doing all of my crafting at the kitchen table at night... well- my habit of leaving things where I left them made it difficult to eat dinner :) so I had to start clearing the table every night... that's about the time my creativity started to feel non-existent. So, as I was boiling tonight I remembered... I USED to work in the basement every night while hubby worked. I have a whole, cool/ cold basement FULL of stamping/ scrapbooking supplies that didn't really belong in my kitchen. I have stuff I haven't seen/ played with for MONTHS!! So I snuck off to my happy place and started working on my swap. As hubby went off to bed I reminded him that I had some of my crop tables in the garage and needed those brought back in tomorrow- I have a million things I SHOULD be doing... but what I AM doing is re-claiming my space!!

Here's the first card created in my happy place in MONTHS!!!
All supplies are from Close To My Heart.
Sasaparilla Paper Pack, My Farm Stamp Set, Cocoa, Ocean and Barn Red Paper and inks, Antique copper Brads.
I think once I get everything carted back to my basement (besides the kitchen there's a fair amount of "stuff" in my bedroom and spare bedroom!!) I will pick up some new organization.. I just have too much stuff!
Hope you have a great day tomorrow- I'll be making the rest of the swap cards to mail in!! The paper is cut but that is it!


kcacb said...

I love this card...the colors and the rooster! I am glad you are finding your way back to the basement. I set up my space on Sunday, now that I have a few husband-free weeks!

Carolyn King said...

I have to get into my craft room and organize as well..

love what you came up with--the masculine colors are great with the rooster image!