Sunday, March 27, 2011

Doorway to Bliss

It's official! My husband and I completely swapped personal spaces. The 'computer cave' is now where my card making room was and 'My Fiber Bubble' is now nearly open for business in what was 'his' space. Or as I also referred to it: the mole hole, the geek cavern, the black hole, deep space zero, the disaster area, the viper's nest, the pigsty, the hurricane you get the drift?

What you may wonder was the reason for my own version of "Trading Spaces"? I can sum it up in one word. DOOR.

Dear husband's space was previously located in an undefined area adjacent to the family room. The problem with that? The man never met a horizontal surface he could walk by without leaving a deposit of some sort...a tool, a week-old grocery list, a movie stub from daughter Amy's last month visit, a grocery receipt dated March 24, 2009, an empty soda bottle, a computer bit, bite, or bolt, a church program... Not sure if he is a certifiable pack-rat, a close contender for the "Hoarders" reality TV show, or was just born with an especially dominate MAN gene.

He kept sprawling closer and closer to the family room...into my quilting area...across the room to the piano...It was like watching a petri dish colonize a rare, insidious, and potentially lethal, unstoppable bacteria. Ever heard of MRSA?(Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)? Well this was CRSA (Clean-Resistant Stuff-alococcus Allovertheplacis).

SO! The computer cave is now and forever more contained within a confined space...with a DOOR! The move is actually a win-win situation. I now have my quilting quarters and my card making area all in one space! Dear husband won't have to listen to my frequent diatribes regarding the state of computer clutter, plus the downstairs area is cooler - much more to my liking than his.

I'm still organizing the New and Improved Bubble. I don't like working in a cluttered workspace so I just made myself pretend I don't have a stack of unpacked crates and boxes sitting behind me and forced myself to make a card. I had to take time to challenge myself with not only working in a crazy mess but to use the yummy color challenge over at Play Date Cafe! Plus I used a stamp that I rediscovered during the moving avalanche! A Chunky Foam stamp - remember those?

Flowers Found
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink Spring Rain
~Stamped image - chunky foam stamp by Anita's
~Image colored with Copics, flower centers stamped with Taylored Expressions Friendship Blooms using Versamark and embossing powders: Cobalt Blue, Wintergreen Pastel (from my "what was I thinking when I bought this" collection, Eggplant, and Evergreen
~Background paper - Remember When - Blue Stripe
~Faux stitches using green fine point Sharpie
Play Date Cafe color photo inspiration
Totally Gorjuss - spring has sprung
Wee Memories - anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters - anything goes

I should have added a touch of ribbon - but it's not unpacked yet. Ribbon is next on my list! Maybe I'll post a few photos of the new Fiber Bubble when I get it all arranged.

Thanks for popping by.
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Wonderful card! Love the blues and images - chunky foam has its purpose I guess as this is just lovely.
    Enjoyed the story of "trading places"! So funny.

  2. Have fun organizing your "new" room! Love the way you used the PDCC colors, love the dimension. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories this week.

  3. your 'fiber bubble' sounds like a fantastic place to be, just by the name!!! Have fun reorganising. I love the flowers on your card, they are so vibrant and fun. Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play DAte Cafe :)

  4. Gorgeous floral image...what a wonderful effect with the popped up flowers! Awesome coloring and beautiful design! So glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

  5. A chunky foam stamp? Oh wow - that's a total throwback! Glad you found it though because your flowers are gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at The Cafe and enjoy your new space!

  6. Great flowers! What a happy, springy card. So glad you could join us at the Play Date CAfe!

  7. I loved reading about your new space, especially the CRSA lol. Your card is fab, so cheery and bright! What fun to use a chunky foam stamp, great job! Thanks for playing along with at the Play Date Cafe this week!


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