Welcome to Scrapping with Lisa's Designs (http://scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/) Design Team blog hop project for July 8th!!! Our project is using Elephant Frame Hugger 2 (http://www.scrappingwithlisadesigns.com/item_71/Elephant-Frame-Hugger-2.htm). As with any project there are rules. The Design Team is to create using the file BUT not doing as a digital design. With the rules being said, I would love to introduce you to our line-up for today!
2. Lynne ~ http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
3. Kimberly ~ http://scrappingrookie.blogspot.com
4. jackie ~http://jackrabbitscrappin.blogspot.com/
5. rhonda ~ http://craftingwithblue.blogspot.com
6. Edwina~ http://edwinascreations.blogspot.com/
7. Miriam ~ http://miriamscreations.blogspot.com
8. Anita ~ http://www.anitaandbugs.blogspot.com
9. Lisa ~ http://mycraftyspaces.blogspot.com/
10.Janet ~ http://www.ladyluvbug.blogspot.com/
We're so happy you joined us at the jungle today to frame our special little ones and know you can think of people that would look adorable set in this frame or even for a baby shower gift!!!
Lisa is again, offering two (2) lucky winners a free file from her store by remarking on each stop along the way of the elephant walk!
I decided to go practical with this project. When I saw the design, I instantly thought of something that I have needed, but it’s one of those “you only find it when you aren’t looking” items. We moved into our new house 3 years ago. It came equipped with new appliances, including a dishwasher with the most buttons and things that don’t make sense to me. Kindof like a cell phone that is the world’s best MP3 player, camera and portable web browser. Phone calls? It makes phone calls TOO? That’s the kind of thing I was dealing with here. We have a light on the dishwasher that says when the dishes are clean. Or it’s supposed to. After a cycle, the light comes on, but you can’t turn the light off until you completely latch the door, at which point it prompts you to start a new cycle. Once that’s done, you can’t escape, and if you merely unlatch the door, there is a “reminder” beep. If left unattended, it will beep once-every 2 ½ minutes for THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. We’ve all been there. So, my dishwasher has an overly optimistic “Clean” indictor. Enough with dishwasher tech support, and onto the project! As a result of this befuddlement of technology, combined with a 14 year old boy who’s chore it is to put away dishes, you can ONLY imagine the number of times the light said “clean”, and dirty dishes ended up being put away. YES, he is that much of a teenager! Not only does he put dirty dishes away, if you don’t catch it within 5 minutes of start time, he doesn’t remember where the dishes were put. This leads to…..well a really gross scavenger hunt of sorts. I decided to create a flip frame with my elephant and created a “Clean/Dirty” sign of my very own. It measures about 1 foot tall, so it’s noticeable, and laminated for durability. I used the standard paper piecing techniques to create this, I think we all know how to cut and ink at this point, lol. I used computer images to pull ones that fit and suited my style. Who would have known that I could put this elephant and a vintage 1950s housewife picture in the same project? After everything was assembled and laminated, I added some decorative twine to create the line separator between “clean” and “dirty”, and highlighted the words with marker and stickles. We all think of paper piecing as a cardmaking or scrapbooking tool. I wanted to show that you can work them into aspects of everyday things as well. My elephant is on the dishwasher….and elephants never forget…..let’s see how the children do!
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