Monday, October 02, 2006

Teamwork, Teamwork, Rah, Rah, Rah!!!

Above and below are greeting cards I made yesterday. Before I made them I was trying to make some "art" with ATCs and an Alphabetica journal page but nothing was turning out well, so I quit with those for the time being and went back to an area where I felt confident. I like how these two turned out. For all of you who might be drooling over those buttons, they are by Foofala from the Hall Pass collection, a whole big bag of them for $5.99! They are so cool!
The card below was made for me by my friend Jane!! It captures us drinking our Starbucks last week. We sat outside for a few minutes and a pesky bee would not leave us alone! Scene captured below!
As for the teamwork mentioned above, Jane and I had a fabulous idea today....the Jane and Laura Co-Op!!!! We both have a little problem when it comes to being domestic divas. The problem is that we are on the opposite end of the spectrum from that. Our houses need help, and when we try and take control by ourselves we become easily overwhelmed, so we are going to do our housework together, at least until we get organized and under control. Today Jane came over to my house (with Pumkin Spice Lattes' in hand, which is an expensive habit that we will not be able to keep up on a daily basis!). We straightend the bedroom, put the winter comforter on, put away laundry, discussed Jane's future employment options, and started organizing my stamp room. We only worked from the time I got home until the time I had to pick Mike up from the train, but we accomplished a lot. Tomorrow, we work here again, and then later this week we will be based out of Jane's house. It feels so great to get this stuff done, and it kind of reminds me of being a pre-teen when I used to hang out with my girlfriends all the time. It was like their house was my house, and we did everything together. There is something very comforting and reassuring about that.......Rah, Rah!!!!!


Trixie said...

RahRah for the team I want to support!! Get some work mingled with your fun and who will be the wiser? Girls Rule!

Jackie said...

I love your ATCs! I'm just getting started with ATCs and they are really fun! All of your vintage pics are just great! What a fun idea of team work - makes much shorter work of things, plus a friend to hang out with - rah rah!!


i love the atcs especially the 2maids(you & jane)-who knew!
keep your starbucks card and you will never miss the indeulgence...

zUzU said...

Laura! =^..^=

Oh ... what a fun idea to do the cleaning together! I have a friend that shares the same idea with her sister ... They do one house on Monday & the other on Thursday!

I still don't really want to clean inside yet though (rather out for the little bit of time left) ... But now I do want a pumpkin spice soy latte ::SIGH:: Perhaps that's the secret to getting into gear to get to my fall cleaning & holiday decorating?

Yep. Tomorrow I go to Starbucks ... Ordering a magic latte. Yep yep!


Jane said...

Now all of you out in blog land can purchase your Team Laura Jane t-shirts for $9.99 LOL! I have to say why didn't we think of this sooner!? It's brilliant! I actually WANT to do housework - now I NEVER thought I would say that!

Beth said...

WAHHHH.....I even want to do housework knowing that I'd have you guys to help and keep me company....but I'll bring my own tea, hee hee !!!!
And those possible T-shirts, Jane....priceless !!!!!

One Crabapple said...

The big smile in the first card reminds me of YOu.

Love the Aprons ! Perfect !!!

You and Jane and the first Latte...also perfect !

But the Co-op IDEA ??? STUPENDOUS !

Genius in fact ! Love that and girls sharing and supporting of eachother

(my mom did that with her girlfriends too !)

Now this is a reason in and of itself to move closer to you two !

Inspiration at it's finest today all around.


*Kristal* said...

I am so happy for both of you to spent time "bonding". I know what it's like to have a kindred spirit & there's nothing like it in the world!!!

MarilynH said...

Laura--you are so cute with the bee card. Funny!!
I like your cards--I admire anyone who can make cards. :) (see, I can't. i don't know why that is LOL)
the co-op sounds like a fun and productiuve idea!!