Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Soggy laundry and a new layout!

You know how I love to hang out laundry. Today, Jack's sheets, comforter and mattress pad needed to be washed, so I did them and hung them out.

We then get all packed up and head to the pool. Weather is nice, not too hot, just right! We arrive at the pool and swim for less than a half hour and it starts to thunder. We hung out a bit and it just kept doing it and the sky was looking pretty dark, so we decided to pack it up and walk back home. We got stuck walking home in a thunderstorm last year and it wasn't fun. I did not want to repeat that.

We make it home, there is a clearing in the sky, and then bam, downpours. My poor laundry! It got so heavy that the retractable line slipped out and now it is laying in the grass. I think I'm just going to prop it back up and deal with the rewashing, etc tomorrow. I can't dry the comforter in the dryer anyway, for one it's too big and secondly, it will melt in there because of all the synthetic materials. Bummer!

Here is a layout I did last night. It has a few of the zoo pics on it. The kids got their faces painted; 3 dogs and a zebra! I used some Hambly and some of the Doodlebug sugared cardstock. I made the WILD myself with white foam, my Sizzix and a good old Bic marker! ZOO is Tinkering Ink alpha die cuts that I painted. I love those! The font is so fun!




When I first started to scrapbook did I ever think it would be such a huge deal in todays world?



No, I didn't! I have always loved it and got addicted fast but I can't believe how competitive it has become! What is supposed to be a fun, creative outlet for people has just turned into nastiness at times and I think it's really sad! Why can't everyone just get along and enjoy the commonality we all have?

20 comments:

Anilu Magloire said...

Love the colors on that page. Very ad hoc :)

Renee said...

That is the cutest layout. I agree with you about how competitive scrapbooking has become. I remember when it wasn't that way.

Anonymous said...

i just have to ask this question rachael . . .did you dress your kids in the orange shirts knowing the color of the paper you wanted to use??? lol

life itself is competitive . . .i chose to avoid it as much as possible. it's everywhere you turn . . .we just notice more in the scrapping world since we are involved in it.

i also chose to surround myself with nice people . . .nasty people can stick together and keep each other company!

denise

Maureen said...

Thats a great layout. Love how they got their faces painted.

I agree it has become competitive. I try not to fall in that trap

Rachael said...

Well, Denise, I did not plan to use this paper before going, but you better believe that I made sure they were coordinated! :)

Jill said...

Very pretty layout!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the black outlining!

idanasi said...

cool layout.

Amanda L. said...

Love that Zoo layout!

Lora said...

We said!!

Kimberly said...

you are so right that scrapping is competitive. it's sad and disheartening.

love your LO! but you knew that already.

Trish said...

Love the painted faces!

Great LO!

Lara said...

Love your layout! It's fabulous! I have some (very pink) face painting pictures I need to scrap.

ellen said...

i love the layout! where do you go strawberry picking? i had no idea scrapbooking was like this when i joined the online community the end of last year, i enjoy the friends i made and keep doing it b/c i love it! ditto to these ladies...let the nasty people stay together, BLAH!

shelly b said...

I would be an allergic mess if I hung my stuff out...wish I could..funny story, though!! Love the page. And if it gets too competitive and nasty I'm out..at least to the public..you know!!

Melanie said...

Cute page! I love the curved pieces! I don't like all the competitiveness in scrapbooking, so I choose to ignore it and just enjoy myself! :)

edith turk said...

Love your little painted cuties!! Adorable layout :)

I have some of that Hambly too, I just love it, and so I'm afraid to cut into it!! LOL I think I need therapy...

Sarah Larson said...

Rachael, I've been so bummed by the negativity in the scrapbooking world, lately. I've considered dropping my mags, forgoing blogs, and not posting any more pages. (I can't really do any of that, though, because of the store.

But I think if we all band together and vow to be kind and supportive, we can be the change we want to see in the world!

Mimi said...

Love the LO!

Glad I never brought my laundry over it would have been a mess!LOL

I'm with you on the scrapping world, sometimes it is just too much!

Eminepala said...

Gorgeous layout rachael ;)

melissa said...

bummer at the soggy laundry :( hope its all better now

what an amazing layout! and love the painted faces ;)