Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Organize your Stuff: Week 19 (round 3): Chipboard Part 1

This week starts the Anniversary events for Tuesday Trio, and Creative me is so honored to have the sketch that she created be chosen for this week! Pop on over to Tuesday Trio and have a chance to get some great free blog candy! Here is my Design Team Card for Sketch #49!
Just so you know, when this sketch was submitted to Tuesday Trio, Creative Me was still a contestant, and did not really think that we had a chance of making the design team. Therefore, she had no problem with suggesting that the bonus challenge was to use stitching…since she was not going to make the team… So, imagine the POW’s surprise when the Sketch was accepted and we made the design team!
You may not be aware, but currently, my sewing machine and I are on strict supervised visitations. Apparently, she has tension issues that she enjoys taking out on Creative Me and OCD Me. This causes extreme amounts of stress and violent tendencies on the parts of my personalities. (Note: It took me forty minutes to stitch four inches with my machine without it jamming up. Creative me could have hand stitched the whole thing in less time. But why hand stitch when you have a sewing machine? With tension issues?!?!)

Now, to the issue at hand…chipboard. Ok, OCD Me has serious chipboard issues. This is where we ended up after Round 2.  Totally under inspiring.  Now, the Inner Hoarder has not acquired that much chipboard, so this should not be a big deal. But, the POW has come to realization that since we do not have enough chipboard for nine (9) 12x12 Iris containers (and Fabulous Spouse, don’t worry! We do not intend to go shopping and get more just to make this mentally easier! …. Hmmm, shopping…. No. Must stick to budget!) like Zen Master Wookiemouse (her blog here), it is actually more of a challenge.

So, provided that the weather gods don’t have a sick sense of humor, and keep my kids home with a snow day or two this week, the POW has promised to support OCD Me and come up with a solution that does not involve a giganticly big bin. Wish us luck and rain instead of snow!

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Your card is so pretty. The stitching adds some nice texture.

Jan

byondbzr said...

Great card and sketch! I too, LOVES chipboard! Though hoarding is a wee bit of a dirty word around here. I swear, I do NOT have a problem..Not at all!! lololzzzz

hilde janbroers said...

what a beautiful vintage card! love it!

Diana said...

Very cute.

Steph said...

beautiful card. I really like the quote.

Tammy said...

Love your card! I have the same issues with my sewing machine and oddly enough, the violent tendancies too. LOL. My sewing machine and I are on a break right now....otherwise, I was tempted to toss it out the window. From the second floor. It wouldn't have been pretty. In a few weeks I might be calm enough to take it apart and figure out what's wrong. :)

Becky said...

Your card is just beautiful! I have the same dang problem with my machine. I even bought a new machine, thinking that would fix it. It didn't. It was obviously operator error on my part. Lol. I got it to work, once and I'm afraid to use it again, thinking I might screw up the tension...

Jennifer said...

Beautiful card!

Keshet said...

Well MY sewing machine only lets my husband thread the bobbin--I wonder what THAT means, ha! Love the card!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the DT !!
Love your card.

tina said...

This is so, so pretty! Love the stitching and congrats on the DT!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

That is such a beautiful card - love the colors! Way back in Home Ec, I got a D in sewing, so I have no relationship with a sewing machine whatsoever. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment! I enjoy reading your blog and just become your 20th follower!

Rach H said...

Lovely card!!!!

*Monica* said...

Great job with your first time machine sewing! I am pretty new at using my machine, too. I am always having frustrations with it! But hopefully that will get better over time...