This week is the “Whistle While You Work” challenge at Better Living Through Scrapbooking. To play along all you have to do is create a layout about household tasks that you perform every day. (i.e. laundry, lawn mowing, cooking dinner, washing dishes, garden tending, school carpool, etc.) Journal about why you love or hate doing them. Choose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use at least 2 photos that represent your household tasks.
2. Use a paper-tearing technique somewhere in your page design.
3. Use rubber or acrylic stamps somewhere in your page design.
4. Make a reference to Cinderella, Martha Stewart, or your favorite TV mom in your journaling.
5. Give a retro/50s theme to your page.
I'll be the first to admit that when it comes to housework, inside the house anyhow, there isn't much I find to whistle about. I'd much rather pull weeds, plant gardens and water flowers than do laundry or wash dishes, any day of the week. For this layout I chose to use two photographs; a picture that I took of my livingroom earlier this year after my grandsons (aka "The Destroyers") were playing in there and one I took of my yard last summer. I also used a stamped image on my journal block and referenced both Cinderella and Martha Stewart, because when I am doing inside housework I feel like Cinderella, but when I am working out in my yard, I feel like Martha (sorta) :-)
I wanted to share this close-up with you for two reasons, one to show the journal block and also to give you a close-up view of the darling buttons provided by one of our sponsors, Charlene's Button Box. She has some of the cutest little buttons I've seen! You can learn more about Charlene's Button Box and our other sponsors Discount Cardstock and Plaid by visiting Better Living Through Scrapbooking.
Sponsor Supplies Used:
Cardstock: Discount Cardstock "Natural Smooth 12x12”
Embellishments: Charlene’s Button Box: House
Adhesives: Plaid: All Night Media “Mini Pop Dots”
Additional Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon "Thrift Shop: Complete, Great Finds, and Needs Paint"
Ink: Ranger: Archival Ink “Coffee”
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Vintage Labels
Embellishments: Horizon Group USA: Hemp Cord, October Afternoon: Market Ledger Stickers
Other Tools: Spellbinders: Nestabilities Large Circles and Large Scallops, EK Success: Papershapers 2 inch Scallop Punch