Thursday, April 7, 2011

Thursday Trigger Time: Spring Cleaning (is Yuck-o)

... okay, I've got to admit that this whole "Spring Cleaning" challenge might be a bit more, well...challenging than I first thought.  I say that because when I first wrote that challenge theme for this week 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, Mom...you 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 is well... YUCK-O (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?)
 

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. You can learn more about the other products I used at my blog right here.

Don't forgot to stop by the 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!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, love this concept and love your design, Beth! If only real men actually did do more cleaning. ;) I told my son last night that his "man cave" game room was an absolute mess, and why did he need to strew every single one of this possessions all over the floor? His response was that he was doing the "man thing". lol
    Your card is fabulous, my friend. I love that ledger paper mixed with the kraft, and love the vintage image and the wrapped twine. Totally awesome take on this week's challenge.

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