Hello everyone. I have been cleaning my scraproom this week and have not gotten a lot of scrapping done. Of course this really does beg to question, how messy could the scraproom be that it took more than a few minutes to clean? Oh pretty darned messy! My friend Donna Mundinger and I had a conversation earlier this week about the lack of organization and neatness in our rooms. And lest you think I might be trying to "out clean" Donna, I am really just trying to make the room presentable for my crop on Friday. I am have a group of girlfriends over to scrap for the day and I know that a couple of them might want to see my creative area. It is not back to normal by any means, but it is presentable.
Straightening up the scraproom not only inspired me to get back in there and scrap, but it had the added bonus of unearthing a project I had not shared with you. (The things I unearthed on my desk alone could entertain you for at least a week). This cute little fishy milk carton project was the project we created at our last stamp club.
The pre-assembled milk cartons are from Close to My Heart. I used CTMH's Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the scalloped band, the two pieces for the front tag, and the to/from card pieces. The ladies used different stamps from the same set to stamp their projects.
The "You're an angel" Angel Fish was stamped twice - once on the tag and again on the to/from card. We stamped in CTMH Lagoon Blue ink, but used markers to color in the fish and the waves.
The stamp set is also by Close to My Heart - Under the Sea. This fun set has eight pieces and retails for $13.95. I used a couple of the stamps from this set on my Cruise Scrapbook also.
After completing the milk carton I attached my to/from card to a pretty bow and used a glue dot to affix the card to the box. I filled the box with miniature peanut butters. All I need to do (now that the milk carton has been recovered from my desk landfill) is write a little note inside the box and give it to a friend!!
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