They are overflowing my bag closet.
The back of my car is FULL of them.
All because we have a bag ban in Austin.
It's like some sort of Brothers Grimm curse, where you wish all your bags away and then are drowning in bags somehow for eternity, just because you are a princess and your stepmother hates you.
Or maybe a Greek myth, where you banished plastic bags - let's say from Lydia, (since that was part of the Greek Empire, I believe) - because you got mad that some broad whose dad owned a plastic bag factory winked at your toga clad boy crush, and then the gods decided (because that's like their full time job - screwing around with people's fates) that you were a saucy wench and should be sentenced to live in a world where every single store you patronized flung sustainable, eco-friendly, anti-global warming, renewable, cross functional teaming bags at you until you died under a mountain of them.
Except those aren't myths or fairy tales - because they are actually happening. And not just to me, as I confirmed today on Facebook.
Whatever it is, it's out of control.
I need a whatever the natural predator of tote bags is to come into my house and EAT ALL THE BAGS!!!
What would that predator look like? A walrus? A gorilla? A narwhal?
Whatever it looks like, I won't be scared of it. I'll welcome all of its hairy legs/eyeballs/horns/teeth/compound eyes with open arms. I'll even name it and give it a heated doghouse. If it eats. all. the. bags.
This weekend - I was THRILLED when one of the handles on the tote bag I carry my stamping supplies to class in BROKE and I got to throw it away! Only 5 squillion to go! Speaking of class, we had fun at my last technique class with this I Love Lace background stamp - I love this thing. Maybe that's why it's called I Love Lace. They know me so well!
Since it's more typical to see this image in lighter colors, I thought I'd switch it up and stamp it super dark just for something different.
I did a little ombre on it, going from Versamark all the way to Early Espresso.
I added a little vignette from Painted Petals - just kept it small so the lace could be the star. I punched that out with the 1.75" circle punch, and framed it with one of the Circle Framelits.
I did a MICRO video - super short - on how to do this background. I had to hurry because the tote bags are multiplying. I can hear them.
If you don't see a video player below, click here.
So now that I've gone and done a video for you - can I interest you in some tote bags?
I'm happy to deliver them.