Tuesday, January 5, 2010

The Big Clean

Once every several months, the urge to superclean the studio hits me. The recent flooding episode added to that urge. Fortunately, the mess hasn't been that horrible to get under control since my past supercleaning challenges have kept supplies to a manageable amount.
I will be donating many supplies to two places. One is the school of my friend's daughter where they host a Jingle Bell Fair for the students every December. The other is Hope Alive Ministries for their children's ministry. This is a wonderful ministry that does more than provide a bed for women & children. It creates a home atmosphere, provides love & security as well as dealing with the issues that led to homelessness and working towards moving these families into independence.

I'm also sending out a few items to Jennifer for her Etsy website which raises money towards fighting cancer. These cards were made with an old SEI line that is so happy to work with. Normally, I'm not an orange or peachy color lover, but with the frigid temps we've been having, these were a sunny getaway to play with.Other supplies used were Heidi Swapp flowers, bling, Ranger Distress ink, American Crafts rubons and Bazzill cardstock.
I also played around making some tags from this massive bunch of tags I bought at an art supply yard sale (where I was selling and had no business buying anything). These will be going to Jennifer too. On these, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Tattered Angels masks, Basic Grey rubons, decorative packing tape, Making Memories tickets, bling and vintage lace. (the ones on the right are what are headed Jennifer's way) Lastly, being the holiday freak that I am, my eyes are already turned to Valentine's Day. :) Fortunately, thus far, it's only in the artsy, creative department and not the local grocery holiday candy department (where someone told me that Cadbury Mini Eggs are ALREADY in stores. is there no diet justice?!?). To keep my paws off the candy, I may be making a lot of these little collages. This one is already hanging from the Hoosier cabinet. This is truly a hodge podge of different supplies. I've already asked someone to bar the doors should I attempt to enter with any more Valentine's supplies (vintage ones excepted of course!). The silver key is actually a Christmas ornament. Being so focused on Christmas, I'm not sure how my brain disengaged from Silver Bells long enough to think "Key To My Heart" valentine, but it did and I kind of like it. It's a jumble.
All of these meet the challenge from Opus Gluei for the week of use what you got too, so check them out if you want to play along!

9 comments:

Jingle said...

I really love that Key to My Heart piece! So lovely!

Janelle said...

Oh, your V Day collage is so inspiring! I am wanting to do some V Day stuff, too.

I need to clean and purge in my study, sort through scrapbooking stuff, etc. I SO do not want to!

Jana said...

Your cards are so pretty. Love that they are going to a great cause. Your Valentine collage is muy precious. Now I want to go home (I am at the office. Shhhh) and play............

Jana said...

Oops. I forgot to say thank you for playing with us at Opus Gluei. I just got carried away with your craftiness.

jennifer said...

You are AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME! And all kinds of talented too. The Valentine plaque is adorable. It gave me an idea for a couple of items that I have laying around too so thanks for the inspiration!

Thanks for your support also. You truly bless me Casii.

Hugs ya!

Rosemary said...

Where do I start? Okay, first of all I always chuckle at your tags for posts - i.e., Artsy Fartsy. Now, that said, these are all fantastic projects (oh, vintage goodness on the Valentine collage, how do I LOVE THEE, let me count the goodies!), and talk about generous to share your extra bounty. Okay, you have to tell me where to pack a box up with usable (but more than I truly need) goodies so that I can send them to someone who will be able to utilize them.

Rosemary said...

Oh, and on behalf of the other half of Opus Gluei, we thank you for your support (lol)!

Electra said...

Your key to my heart collage is lovely, as are your cards.
Just so you know, I WAS your son many years ago and I came through some pretty horrific stuff intact and pretty happy. There is always hope.
Hugs to you,

jennifer said...

I got a package from you today!!! You ROCK! Thank you!