Sunday, February 22, 2015

Clothes Dusting - Who Knew?

I start a new job tomorrow. Mostly I'm excited but I must admit to being a little bit nervous too. I haven't started a new job for nearly 9 years! It won't be all new as I am returning to my very first employer!  I guess it's full circle time.

At least I won't have to worry about where to park, the location of the restrooms, or the cafeteria!

To prepare for this new adventure I did some culling and cleaning of blazers and blouses. My previous job was at a university so much of my attire was collegiate gear with nearly every article of my clothing bearing the school logo. Those items were packed away and sent to a local charity. Bye-bye casual wear in school colors. Hello business professional.

A check of the blazers/jackets situation revealed a decent quantity - all of which had a layer of dust on the shoulders and collars. Seriously!!!??? What good are closet doors!? Why do I have dust in my closets! How embarrassing!

I don't mind dusting furniture as I like any immediate gratification house cleaning project! But dusting clothing! Not so much! In fact - not at all! to the laundry room to 'air-fluff' these long neglected garments. I also had to hand dust the exposed part of each hanger...NOT FUN! Dusting hangers? What?!?

But now it is done and like a school kid anxious for their first day I have my 'outfit' laid out including shoes, socks, and accessories!

Now...on to the card!

Just Thank You
~Base card PTI Enchanted Evening
~Layer of PTI Sweet Blush stock die cut with Spellbinders scallop square; sentiment die cut
~Navy card stock circle punched
~Pink polka dot button with navy blue embroidery floss
~Two 'page flags' from the dollar aisle at Target - aren't they fun!?

Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - color week
Retro Sketches - sketch
Crafts 4 Eternity - circles (navy punch and button)
Thanks for clicking by!
Here's to dusting my clothes, new job jitters, and dressing like a grown up!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. Great use of the challenge colors! I love that big beautiful sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  2. Love the big sentiment showcased like that and the page flags are just perfect on here!
    Well, guess you're already at your new job and loving it too! That's fantastic. As far as dusting! I know I'd have to dust off mine if I went back to work after being retired now. Unless of course they'd let me wear sweats or jeans in the office!
    Good luck with your new job.

  3. Cute card, like the flags. Good luck with your new adventure.

  4. LOVE those Target flags! My T never has good stuff like this ;( -- Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  5. Your card is fab with your fun design! Love those little flags, wish I lived close to a Target to get some. Way to use the colors. Good luck on your new job and thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  6. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  7. Love that die and those flags! How fun! Very pretty card! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!

  8. Oh my lovely Nancy how I've been neglecting you of late. I should have been waving you off, wishing you good luck for your new job but here I sm over a week later asking you how it's going? Hoping you're loving it Nancy! Hope you'll still find time to make your gorgeous cards, this thank you one is stunning! Bit envious of you page flags, they are super cute! Catch you later, Julie x


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