Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Cleaning (Sucks): Thursday Trigger at the Kraft Journal

... okay, I've got to admit that this whole "Spring Cleaning" challenge we've got going on over at The Kraft Journal might be a bit more, well...challenging than I first thought.  I say that because when I first wrote that challenge theme I thought it'd be easy, but the entries (or lack thereof) for this week so far (only a handful of brave crafters as of this writing) says perhaps the theme is not inspiring so much as stunting your creative juices (am I right)?

That said, and before I reveal my Thursday Trigger for The Kraft Journal blog, I just want to say that our challenges are "designed" to inspire your work...not dictate it!  So I guess what I am trying to say is that we just want you to CREATE (with Kraft!).... and so, .. just go with your gut on this one and enter whatever project you come up with (using Kraft cardstock or products from Kraft Outlet) as we really are looking forward to seeing them!  :-)

As for my project let me preface it by saying that those people who know me (yes, included), know that while I love a clean house, I hate to clean! My daughter bought me a great fridge magnet that defines my nature perfectly, it reads,  "I understand the concept behind cooking and cleaning...just not how it pertains to ME!)... and hey, I don't hide that fact, everyone knows it (now give me a yard or garden to tend to and I'm a happy camper)...but that cleaning toilets and doing laundry stuff... Sucks! (and I mean, you do the task...and it just has to be done over again in a few days... grrr!).  Consequently this part of my nature generates a tender heart toward a man who loves to clean (especially if it happens to be a man I live with)!   Granted I haven't REALLY had the pleasure of living with such a (dream) man (unless you count my (half) brother, who got the NEAT FREAK gene from our dad).  Never the less... this feeling of mine spurred the creation of this "Real Men do Housework" card... (a girl can dream, right?)

I can't help but note the irony in the fact I think cleaning sucks...and I used stamp with a vacuum for this "cleaning card"

This card features a couple of really yummy products from the Kraft Outlet store including, Light Kraft Cover Weight Cardstock paired with some perfectly divine Brown Kraft Baker's Twine. I also used two newly released Spellbinder's dies, my Corner Chomper (Deco/Stub) and some buttons from Papertrey Ink (I can't for the life of me remember what patterned paper... but it's new too and I will happily look it up if you are so inclined to want to know... I'm just too lazy to walk back down to my craft room right now!).

Don't forgot to stop by The Kraft Journal blog again tomorrow for a fabulous Feature me Friday that we have scheduled and just so you know...there is still plenty of time to join us for this week's Spring Cleaning challenge (you'll find the link to our current challenge in the top right sidebar of The Kraft Journal!

In the meantime, I think I'll leave this card laying around... perhaps it will inspire my man?? (like I said, a girl can dream, right?).

5 Scrappy Comments:

Catherine Schroeder said...

Ha ha ha! I seriously laughed out loud when I read your title! I know what you mean! I hate cleaning too! But I love your card even more! Love the sentiment! Havea great one! :D

Kristina said...

The card turned out fantastic..and I love that magnet on your fridge!!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Soooo stinkin' cute Beth. Love it. :)

Tracy said...

LOL I don't know ANY men who are house cleaners so you're one up on me. The card is great Beth!

Regan said...

I think this card is perfect for the challenge at TKJ!! I love the colors and that stamp is great!! Wonderful job!

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