Saturday, February 12, 2011

Birthday Wishes

I love this week's Sweet Stop sketch, but I had the toughest time making this card.  

Why?  Well, on the afternoon I was making this card, the babies were seriously just stressing me the heck out!!
 In the span of a few hours...

*  they knocked the hamster cage off it's little table
(poor little guy was scared to death, but fine)

*my freshly laundered, neatly folded towels that were stacked in a basket waiting to be put away were used to create a huge fort in the family room.

*Nathan someone fell off their chair while fighting having lunch and got a big goose egg on their head

* Brooke someone threw a handful of cheese crackers in the air to make it "rain" and then did a little giggle dance crushing them all to dust.  (Ughh!!)

*they climbed the pantry shelves and raided my secret stash of Reese's.  (got to find a better hiding place)

*  some sort of fashion show was going on in my closet that required every shoe I own to be taken out of their boxes and lined up to create a runway (that one impressed me, LOL)

It seemed the whole day that someone was screaming (them) or crying (me) until Daddy came home and we all just fell asleep from pure exhaustion.   

I hope you will find some time this week to play along with us at The Sweet Stop.  As for me....I've got to go, it's quite and you know that's NEVER good!!  LOL

Thanks for stopping by today!


*  Stamp: Lili of the Valley (Sailing Boat)
*  Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black)
*  Paper: October Afternoon (Seaside)
*  Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (Vintage Cream)
*  Embossing Folder: Stampin' Up (Square Lattice)
*  Cork: My Favorite Things
*  Border Punch: Friskars (Upper Crest)
*  Buttons: Papertrey Ink (Holiday Mix)
*  Copics (Listed Below)
    Hair: E29, E25, E35, E31
    Skin: E11, E50, E00, R02
    Shirt: B97, B95, B91, B000
    Shorts: YG95, YG23, YG21
    Shoes/Socks: E29, E25, E35, E31, C5, C2, T2, B000
    Boat: R29, R14, T2
    Shadow/Outline: W5, W3, W1, B0000, C1


Shelby Goolsby said...

I am so glad to hear I am not the only one that has days like that, you poor thing. I am always amazed how quickly the little ones can cause so much trouble, they must have special powers. Despite all of that you created another adorable card, I love all of the texture!! You are truly... Super Crafty Mom:)

Lori said...

Oh my Wendy!! What a day!! It wasn't that long ago I have many a day like that myself! I love your card, the image made me giggle!!

Kerrie said...

OMG.. what a day!... I had plenty of days like that, when the kiddies were young!... Your card is just gorgeous!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy! Love everything about it! Sounds like quite the day, glad the hamster is okay :)

Kristel said...

That is a stunning card Wendy! Looks amazing!
Hugs Kristel

Kim O'Connell said...

First, I have to say I stated laughing when reading your post.....until the flashbacks started! My kids are 8 and 9 now so the chaos is slightly more controlled now.......on most days. Second, I need that stamp! Live how you paper pieced the embossed paper onto the sails and you coloring is awesome!

dolcreations said...

I had to laugh when I read your post! With all the craziness you created a wonderful card. I just love you did your sail with the embossed texture!I just love the cork paper you used as looks like it resembles sand..which so perfect for this image!

Anita said...

Adorable card. That image is so cute and beautifully colored. I love the papers you used and the paper pieced sale is so perfect.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh how I remember days like that! They don't last forever and one of these days, you'll be able to laugh about it!

You have created another adorable card!!! Love your colouring and the textured sails!

Pattie said...

Oh my goodness - how super cute is he!!! And days like those are days I am thankful that my kids are 13 and 17 - Dawn's right - it doesn't last forever...and you'll miss it when they're never home as teenagers!

Caroline said...

I hope you had a peaceful sleep after all that, lol! Sweet card and I LOVE the paper pieced sail!! So sweet how it all came together.

Kerri said...

Yep, that pretty much sums up a normal day at our house LOL! Pure craziness I tell ya! Your card is SUPER CUTE!!! Love your coloring as always and I just adore that image (I got him too and can't wait to use him:) Have a great rest of your weekend!

Crystal said...

Boy oh Boy I almost forgot what it was like to have little ones running around! Sounds like an eventful day to say the least. Super cute card, I love your paper piecing on the little sailboat and how you stamped on the cork, perfect boy's card!

Paula said...

All the texture in this is lovely & that sail amazing. That border punch is so effective with this too for the shape makes me think of waves. I think that was quite a feat making this with all that going on, just glad everyone was OK, except for the laundry.
Paula (PEP)

alicaz said...

Love your card! The cork border and sentiment are perfect and the paper pieced sail is a wonderful idea!
I'm glad your kids had fun ;) Days like that happen here too, even though my kids are bigger and they should know better {sigh}

scrapn_momof2 said...

This card turned out amazing in spite of your distractions. LOL My heart goes out to your poor little hamster. :)

Carol L said...

I got side-tracked from your card for a second there while reading about your eventful day! LOL Too funny (for me, not you!)
Love the colors on this card, especially how the embossing on the sails matches the background! Beautiful plaid DP too! You've managed to create something beautiful in spite of your chaotic surroundings! Yay you!

Kate said...

First off, I feel like a horrible friend as your post has me laughing! We've all had (and continue to have) days like that, Wendy. I'm so glad you are able to have a good sense of humour despite the tears.
What a fabulous card! I LOVE that cork!! I've never created with cork before but feel I must give it a go after seeing your glorious creation. I'll just have to find it though!!

Denise Marzec said...

Ugh, I know what those days are like. Have to say though, it's a funny read AFTER the fact. :)

Love Love LOOOOOOVE the bright textured blue paired up with the cork. Awesome card, girlie!

~Jeri~ said...

Awww something told me that the poor hamster would be visiting the floor sooner than later lol They're tough though, so no harm. I'm sorry to hear about all your distractions, but I have to admit they made me I kinda...KINDA...miss mine being that age. At least you'll have funny memories to tell their girlfriends/boyfriends

Now on to the card...I love it!!! Love the sails on the boat, and the corkboard. I seen that in an Etsy store the other cool! I'm loving seeing it on projects! Such a sweet card!

Emma said...

Aw such an adorable card Wendy, your colouring is amazing.
Sounds like your little ones are keeping you on your toes!!
Hugs Emma x

Faye said...

Oh hun, thank you. I have days like this too and feel like a bad mummy for getting stressed about it. I love the card, love, love love it and all the textures. xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

super duper cute!! Love that image and the embossed paper pieced sail is so fun and perfect. Great coloring and design my friend.

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