That's what we've come to.
1 Pixel of soap. Do you know what a pixel looks like? It's (*#$&ing small. (see above)
Confused? You should be, because I'm mad, and I am SUPER confusing when I'm mad.
Here's the deal. I like to wash my clothes. I know - I'm an elitist. But I do. I like to put them in my awesome little frontloader that holds like 46 pairs of jeans, and kills germs and massages my delicates and whatever else goes on in there.
However, to clean one's clothes - hey Sheryl Crow - listen up - you NEED SOAP!!!! Without soap, you just have wet clothes, dummy. Even Maddie thinks that's funny. Lordy - look at those fangs!!But here's what's happening. I have a high efficiency washer, which means I need high efficiency soap. In olden times, they used to call high efficiency soap - DISEASE. CHOLERA. THE PLAGUE.
But now, it just means - yay - smaller soap. I have carbon credits! Whoopee. Whatever. Well anyway, I'm good with the HE soap (which I think is missing an LL at the end, but I digress) even though you have to meet someone in Nepal with a password to get it because grocery stores only carry a teeny amount of it.
But when I go to the store last week and I find that the HE soap has had a visit from Rick Moranis and Honey I Shrunk Your Soap team, and the NEW AND IMPROVED container of SUPER CONCENTRATED SOAP is the size of a freaking pixel, I am not gonna lie - I blurted out a completely unladylike word, which made the guy next to me laugh. He was trying to figure out the Swiffer accessories and was possibly even more miserable. Seriously - soon, we will all be just thinking happy thoughts to clean our clothes and will achieve that fabulous Utopia Sheryl Crow dreams of where one square of toilet paper is passed around among two thousand people who are so comatose from smelling people who've cleaned themselves with a pixel of soap they don't even care about the TP situation. Yeeps. Seriously - can I have my soap back? Sometimes MORE IS MORE. I want to be clean. Cholera and stink are bad. Can we agree on that? Gimme my soap. I'm dangerous. I'm a woman on the edge.
But that doesn't mean I don't love spring!I do.
I had like WAY more than a pixel's worth of fun with my new Sakura toys on this card. I tried something a little different here - a little outside my comfort zone.
First, I stamped and embossed the flowers so I would have a little reservoir for my glaze and souffle pens. Well, that might be a lie because I didn't intent to use both when I started.
But I started with the glaze pens, and I love these pens!!! And I love the way they look on kraft cardstock. Note - when you are using them, please note they have a clear shiny medium in them, so when you are coloring with white like I did on the lilies, when you first put it on you might think you're not getting ink - but be patient, let it dry and you'll get a gorgeous opaque glaze.So I added glaze to most areas of the flowers, but then I wanted some lighter colors than I had so I moved to the souffle pens. They also have a gorgeous 3D texture to them but are a more matte finish and a seriously cool opaqueness. I think the combo is super fun.
The images are DF Easter flowers. The ribbon is Stampin' Up! Ribbon Originals. The greeting - which is heartfelt - is Starving Artistamps.
We are all so exhausted from beating our clothes on a rock to get them clean, we have to go...
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