Monday, April 4, 2011

Who's ready to hop????

It's finally here!!! National No Housework day!!! First order of business is you should have just come from Basement Chronicles. If you have lost your way, I've included the entire list of blog stops at the bottom. If you are just joining us from another site and want to join in on the fun then go back to If It's Groovy where the hop begins and start hopping!!! Remember to become a follower of each blog so that you can keep up with all the scrappy goodness even after the hop ends!! Welcome!!! So glad you came to play!!! If you are anything like me, you've been working your tail to the bone trying to get the house clean for this one special day of NOT cleaning it am I right?? I know that if my house is a mess, I would not be able to sit down to scrap even if I had "special permission"!! LOL Anyway, the one chore that I dread the most but that MUST be done usually on a day to day basis is LAUNDRY!!! The mundane task of washing, drying, folding, hanging and putting away clothes. It NEVER ends. I try to change my way of thinking by thinking to myself, "this mountain of clothes means that we are blessed enough to have clothes." Well that thought doesn't stay with me long. Especially when I just get finished washing all the whites and turn around to see a dirty sock laying in the floor. ERRRGGGGG. That makes me want to start throwing our clothes away!!!!!! LOL Anyway, my layout is based on just that. Laundry. I titled it "I can move mountains. Of laundry that is" I wanted to give this layout a fun feel to it even though laundry in itself is not fun. Not for me anyway. I stitched around the edges using orange thread. I also used orange glimmer mist for the background.

I thought this little "To Do" list went quite well with the layout. I have a journaling pad from Making Memories I believe. I cut the journal tag down to the size that I needed and loved how it gave the notebook paper look. You will not believe what I went through to get these clothes!! HA! Whatever happen to being able to buy a whole stash of Barbie clothes for one great price?? I guess that went out with the 80's huh? I remember being able to buy my Barbie a whole new wardrobe in one box. Well not anymore! And those prices for just one outfit is killer!!! I am so going to be learning how to make Barbie clothes for when my little girl gets into Barbie! Anyway, after racking my brain in the store for about 45 minutes, I saw these little bear families. They had clothes on of course. So I though, hmmm, I can buy this little family of 4 for $10 and have the clothes that I need! PERFECT!!! I came home, made my clothes line (out of wire and brads) and clipped my clothes on the line!! The little clippies came from my mom's stash but I believe she got them out of Hobby Lobby in the wood working section. So, are you up for a challenge? I would love to see something handmade on your layout. I love handmade embellies. Flowers, vines, clothes line (HA!) whatever your mind and hands come up with. Shoot me over an email with your creation and I'll post them to the blog when the hop is over! My email is Can't wait to see what you come up with!!!

I have included the full list of blog hop stops below for your convience. This way you can see where you are and how many blogs you have left. Or if you have lost your way and came in in the wrong order you can quickly right yourself again!!! Have fun everyone!!!!! 1. If It's Groovy (Groovy Deb)

2. Life With...(Julie)

3. Leading a Craftastic Life (Kristin)

4. Scrappy Side of Me (Jen T)

5. Peg's Crafting Corner (Peg)

6. All Things Crafty (Erica)

7. Scrapping the Guys (Heather)

8. Let's Get Peachy (Laura)

9. Creating Sensations (Vanessa)

10. Everyday Me (Michelle)

11. Basement Chronicles (Maya)

12. Love to Create (Misty)

13. Scrappy Go Lucky (Darlene)

14. Dragonfly Destiny (Jean-Marie)

15. Andrea's Metta (Andrea)

16. Red Car Productions (Krista)

17. Greets N Treats (Becky)

18. Paper Universe (Silvana)

19. The Limitations of Thought (Irini)

20. Step Into My World (Becky)

21. From the Owls Nest (Sharon)

22. Creations with Becka (Becka)

23. Crafty Go Lucky (Valerie)

24. Crafty Diva Lounge (Jen)

25.Just a Glimpse...(Jenneke)

26. Scrap it Girl (Kimberly)

27. These are a Few...(Julie)

28. Really? That Just Happened (Doreen)

29. Nikki Sivils (Julie c/o Nikki)

30. Marci's Scrapping Spot (Marci)

31. Scrapbookers Anonymous (Theresa)

32.Intrepid Thread (Julie)

33. Scrapbooking SOS (Michelle)

34. Flamingo Scraps (Amanda)

35. Scrapbook Abundance (Jana)

36. Artful Delight(Leeanne)

37. Mommy of 5 Kidz (Misty)

38. Designs by Diana(Diana)

39. Polka Cabana(Jeannie)

40. A Day in the Life...(Kelly)

41. MarBare Scraps (Mary)

42. One by One...(Karel)


  1. I love your layout! What a great idea using the doll/bear clothing.....

  2. hehehe....your layout is soo the play on words.

  3. WOW!!!! love those tiny clothes!!!!!!! That's a great idea! TFS!

  4. Your LO is just pefect. I defenetelly love the clothesline. I guess I have to put on my thinking cap to make something like that.
    Thnaks for the inspiration.

  5. I get to start scrapping in a little bit so i will try to finish something to send in. Great layout! Love the clothes!

  6. laundry use to be one of those things I would dread... but once I started the... "A LOAD A DAY, KEEPS THE CHAOS AWAY" attitude... it's not so bad anymore... and I really do put just one load in every day... because it can handle one load... it's the masses I can't stand...

    love love love you layout... it's fab....I'm now a follower.... I hope you have a super-fantastic-wonderful no housework day!!! {{hugs}} Michelle

  7. OMG-that's a lot of laundry! We only do laundry 2 x /wk....and since I wash, THEY must fold...delegation! Love this the best and gotta say the little clothes were GENIUS! I was thinking about where you got them as soon as I saw them-thanks for the tip!

  8. Love your LO> I don't like laundry either

  9. Love the lo Misty! Embellies are perfect for this page! Love the To Do list!!!

  10. I had such fun reading your post. I haven't priced Barbie clothes in MANY years, so I'm sure I would be just as sticker shocked as you were. And what a delightful page layout you created!

    And I am new to your blog and am now a follower. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and say hi!

  11. Misty, what a fun page! I never thought about using doll clothes on a layout! I need to dig out those old Barbie clothes! My girls don't play with dolls anymore :(

  12. Love your layout. How you added the clothes and the orange glimmer mist!

    phenis2031 at yahoo dot com

  13. I am in love with everything about that layout and thanks for the kick in the seat to get some homemade embellies done!

  14. Haha! I love what your scrapped! That layout and the embellishments are just too cute!


  15. I love your layout, that is too cute. I am a new follower.

    Marcy S.
    m.serrano at live dot com

  16. Very cool layout! I love the idea of using the doll clothes on your layout :) It might be worth checking out your local thrift shop?? Our local charity shop often has doll clothes - sometimes fill-a-bag for a dollar or two.

  17. BEAUTIFUL blog! Love your challenge. We have a household of 9... try doing laundry for us! ;) I hate laundry!

  18. I'm from Colombia and my name is lucila ortega,in my country do not celebrate this day, but it would be great

  19. WONDERFUL LAYOUT! I hate laundry the MOST!! Try it for a family of 9! UGH!!!

  20. LOL is so funny my first thought was those are some cute clothes in that Lo where did she get that....and you answer my question in the next line =) great LO, hope to be able to make and LO and email it to you, thanksss

  21. This is soooooooo cute!! I am a new follower too. Donna Woods Fiskateer 6036

  22. Thank you for sharing!!

  23. I love the little clothes and clothesline. So cute!

  24. Great idea with the tiny clothes! Darling :)

  25. You are a girl after my own heart!@!!! LOL...LOVE that layout!!! and the clothes....tooo stinkin' cute! GREAT idea!!!!

  26. Hi I back just to tell you that I just email you a layout hope you get it on time...just in case here is the link to