Thursday, September 24, 2009

LIFE'S MESSY - DON'T CLEAN IT UP!

Did you ever see that commercial that says "life's messy, clean it up"? With a husband, two kids a dog and two jobs (paying/non-paying) our house is in a perpetual state of chaos. It totally drives me nuts though because I can't stand messy. But I never have enough time to clean the way I like.



I made this card for ME. Partly because MY GUY IAN from THE GREETING FARM reminds me of my little guy but mostly to remind myself not to sweat the small stuff. And boy is there a ton of small stuff laying around our house to make me sweat!


The locker is a couple of layered rectangles with three, thin black strips. I sponged around the edges and along the upper third to make it look like it had two parts. The lock was made with punched, layered circles.




I wanted it to look like everything was falling out of his locker (like mine used to be) so I used spirals cut from circles pasted to opposite sides of the locker as the base. I saw the technique at SCS somewhere I will have to go find it to post the link, its lots of fun to use. I then attached different school supplies I cut out from a digi kit. I love how this turned out if I do say so myself.

This is a FARM FRESH FRIDAY so I followed this sketch provided by the super talented Farmer Cindy Haffner. If you love TGF (and who doesn't) go participate in the challenge, it's lot of fun and they have great prizes, like more TGF stamps!



Stop back later for S'more projects and have a great day!

10 comments:

Mary(OhioMary) said...

Oh Kim this card is sooo much fun! The colors are amazing and yes I can sympathize with not being able to clean like you want to, but as long the house hold is happy and you are happy then what does it matter anyway right?

It has been a privilege to work with you and be inspired by your amazing talent. You have the best 3-D projects and the ideas just pour out of you. {{hugs}}

Cindy Haffner said...

What fun Kim, awesome work with the sketch.

Tasha said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card Kim i think its such an awesome idea! So creative too and the finished look is awesome!
I am going to miss your cards insPiring me at TGF but i am a follower of your blog and will continue to check in for my daily inspiration from you
love tasha xx

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Love it! OMG! How fun is this ? You just "ooze" (my new favourite word!) creativity ! Thanks for your comments ,...... here is the link for the Sunshine Designs stamps http://www.stampbarn.com/

the whimsical butterfly said...

Too funny-I quote that commercial in my best kid voice all the time! WOW you are one talented lady! LOVE this take on Cindy's sketch-I know I call your creations "genius" all the time but HELLO there is just no other word that could be more true! LOVE the locker-LOVE the distressed look and your coloring is fabulous, too!

kadie said...

Are you kidding me?!? This is FANTASTIC!! So much detail and creativity!! You "wow" me EVERY TIME!! HUGS!

Cindy Haffner said...

Kim fab job, oh this is so cool, I love it.

Danni said...

Another awesome, fun creation!!

Sparkle said...

I love your locker! So creative.

Peggy said...

Just love your imagination!! This locker card is so adorable!!