Stacks of Tea Cups and Laundry: Mixed Media ATC
Laundry is one of the first things that comes to mind when I think of ‘stacks’. Especially after I have just completed washing, drying and folding several loads of laundry. For 10 glorious minutes my laundry basket is empty. And then my daughter leaves a trail of pee through the house, requiring me to dig out all the rags and a fresh change of clothes. My closet also tends to be ‘stacked’ with items I don’t know where to put. We have a huge walk-in closet that I can’t walk in because of all the ‘bags to sell’ or ‘boxes to donate’ cluttering up the floor. It is amazing how much stuff we accumulate. Yet, I am tempted to buy more.
Going to yard sales is quite the adventure, minus the children. But I am always tempted to buy more than I need because I find something I like and it is usually a good deal. Having only been to a few sales this year, I realize that my home is still comfortably furnished and my children still clothed. We have survived without all the extra ‘wants.’ So, before buying anything new I now try to discard something before bringing it home. At least, I am trying too. 😉
Creating the ATC
I created this ATC for the swap hosted by Elizabeth. Because this swap was part of T Day, I decided to make a Tea themed piece. I covered the background with used tea bags and then stenciled and embossed the Collage, Textures and Patterns and Circles Stencil. I sprayed with Dylusions and embossed in yellow. I then layered some book paper in the background, stamped the Chinese Background and sprayed with PaperArtsy Infusions. The Alice stamp is by Crafty Secrets and the foliage is Cavallini & CO. The tea cups are by Stampers Anonymous.
Here is the lovely ATC and tea themed goodies sent to me by my swap partner Sharon- Foxy Stamping. She sent me some very beautiful stamped images and die cuts along with a gorgeous card! Thank you, Sharon!
Today, I am linking to Elizabeth‘s for Tea Day. And I am sharing my newest ferment- Milk Kefir. My best friend came for a visit this week and she brought me some kefir grains. I am so excited to read up and find some new ways to use the Kefir such as cheese, smoothies and spreads.
Happy Tea Day!
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