Thursday, March 10, 2011

Spring Cleaning with Belle....

Greetings and Happy Spring.... (Almost)  I wish it would start acting like Spring here in NY.  Just when I think we are finished with the snow..... along comes another storm.

Needless to say, at our house we've started our Spring Cleaning a little early.  Partly because we've HAD to do it.  This year our Spring cleaning includes new paint throughout the entire house.  We had a heater mis-hap, and our walls among many other things ended up having a thin coating of black soot over it all.  WHAT A MESS!  Everything, and I mean EVERY SINGLE thing has had to be wiped or washed.  This has been going on for well over a week now, and I'm so tired of my house looking completely disorganized. 

I have of course not given up on some of my crafting time, and so I thought I would put some adorable little Belle stamps to work.  Hey, if I have to do the cleaning then so should Belle, right?  The inspiration behind this little project was partially due to my husband hanging up things on the freshly painted walls in all the wrong places.  I then decided to create THIS since he insists that something should be hung in a certain spot....

When I created this wall plaque, I tried my best to make it a tad bit DISORGANIZED in it's layout.  Do you know how hard that is to do?  Having things centered or lined up is something that just comes naturally, but to deliberately make things off just a bit, and not have things lined up was a little harder than I thought it would be.  For instance, having the word "Cleaning" placed where it is, really drove me a little crazy.  I have such troubles not putting things where my mind thinks they should go.  ha ha

I had lots of fun working on this.  The beaded doo-dad between the two bows was a tiny challenge, but it worked out pretty well.  So there you have it, something fresh and new for my hubby to finally have something to hang on that wall.  ha ha...  Who knew a man would be so determined for something to be hung on a wall.  LOL

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek today.  =)


  1. oh what a wonderfull and also colorfull Wallhanger... love it realy, cause every woman knows..
    if you are at the end, you can startet again ;o(

    Hope you don´t so so *lol
    Hugs from germany hellerlittle

  2. Your plaque is adorable! I love the way you made it wonky and yes, it is difficult. But sometimes perfect!!! :D

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  3. I love your plaque! So adorable and I love the images you used!

  4. Thanks so much for sharing it is so cute and I Love your images they are so bright and stunning!