Saturday, June 23, 2012

Do You Love Spring Cleaning?

I definitely don't.

In fact, I should call them... Summer cleaning... I started on Thursday with my daughter's room. We emptied it, she started sorting things while I was cleaning windows, shelves, bed... everything! Then we filled it again, cleaning, washing and... magic words: THROWING AWAY!

Well, maybe things actually thrown away were just a few... most of them are to be saved in the basement or given to cousins. A few items were kept for charity, my daughter's school asks for toys and comics in good conditions to be sold to raise money for activities and materials. We are a bit late this year so they will be saved... in the basement until next year!
I threw away four bags full of papers and plastic to be recycled but I have three piles of books and toys ready for the basement and I have no idea where I'll put them (the basement being already full!).

Anyway, this is probably the most exciting part of the spring cleaning: throw away old, unused things, declutter and create space.

When I received this new digi stamp from Broken Box Stock called Cleaning Toodle I smiled: I knew that I had to start cleaning and my face was EXACTLY as the face of this lovely Toodle!

This one:

I've used a perfect paper from Doodlebug and a lovely satin ribbon. She wears pearl earrings and necklace... a feminine touch is always necessary!
The problem was the sentiment... the very first thing I thought about when I started planning the card was... my mom! She hasn't started her spring cleaning yet and I thought that a funny card would make her start with a smile and "Good Luck!" was a perfect wish! I should definitely make an Italian version for her!

I'm entering this card into the following Challenges:
Paper Playtime Challenge # 77: Anything Goes plus add a sentiment!

I'm not even as elegant as this Toodle when I clean but I've had such a great time coloring and creating this card that I'll probably be a bit happier the next time I'll hoover the house!


  1. Hi There,
    What a really thoughtful card, I love the theme, it's brilliant....sounds like your having a real clear out...enjoy.
    Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  2. Hello...super card, bright and cheerful, enjoy your SUMMER thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ x Carol

  3. Oh my gosh this is adorable! I loved your, Do you like spring cleaning? I'm thinking no, then I see you say you don't. LOL GREAT card! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

  4. So cute - the colors are great!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!