Friday, April 20, 2012

Cleaning Lady

My favorite yahoo group has started up once again (only active Spring and Summer) and Kimm, our challenge leader is getting us ready for a season of creating with a series of challenges.  The first challenge was to find and clean your stamp area. Ladies are posting their before and after photos - gosh, I love seeing where other ladies create.

Because of all this activity,I thought I'd do a little cleaning lady...

Her face was borrowed from a  picture in an old stamp catalog - Stamps by Judith - Judith Kleinschmidt.
Her shoes were borrowed from my memory of Carol Burnett and her cleaning lady character.
Her hair is the postage stamp punch with another piece of it punched next to the hole to give a front layer
Dust pan is the pennant punch trimmed to have a handle
Collar is from the cupcake punch
The rest is the usual mess.

and here without any mess is my clean space....

Hopefully it will be covered in punch droppings soon (and for the next few months...)


Queenie Jeannie said...

Looks great! So...where are ya hiding all your punches???

I just recently cleaned out my stamping studio too - what a mess I made before I was finished!!

Ellen Kemper said...

You can see the "new" style on the shelf behind me. The old faithfuls are in 2 drawers of the desk (two very full drawers)

I have no walls - this is an open space in my home. I can't do those great hook your punches on a bar things... bummer.

slbt17 said...

love it!
Sandra ltb

Barb B. said...

So glad to see you back and know you are well. The new site looks great. Looking forward to seeing all of your creations.

kraftykat157 said...

So glad you are back. I missed all your inspiration.
The cleaning lady you could send to my craft spot. I could put to work. lol
She is so cute. TFA and welcome back

Anonymous said...

Your punch art characters have soo much character I expect them to have thought bubbles above their heads!

Beth said...

glad you are back missed you.

CarrieNixon said...


Welcome back, F I N A L L Y!
Time to dust off old punches, and rip plastic off the new. ;)

Laura Lipe, Pisgah Forest, NC said...

Saw your comment on my blog and did not realize you were stamping again and blogging!!! I'm SO GLAD to see your work!! I love all you make; you know you were my inspiration for punch art!! Glad to see you back!!
Smiles, Laura

shamraiz said...

Cleaning lady is perfect and also adorable for labor day,keep it up

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Sharon Pettit said...

good to see you back...missed you the cleanning lady is great she can come to my house any time. lol
Sharon P