Monday, April 7

Beautiful Monday!

We had a beautiful weekend here in Chicago.
The temps were in the 60s, sunny skies and it was gorgeous.
Kids were in Tshirts and shorts (we get a little carried away when it gets just a tiny bit warm here) and our park across the street was packed.
We even grilled some steaks on Saturday, I almost forgot how good that is.

I unfortunately spent a lot of my time indoors on Saturday doing some much needed spring cleaning.
I even moved the couch!
You shoulda seen the colony of dustbunnies under there.

And I rewarded myself by pulling out the Copics and making a few things, like this card.
The image is from Whipper Snapper, I got it from Joanne a couple weeks ago.
And that sentiment is SU!
That ribbon was colored with my Copics to match the birdie.
I have been trying to make a bunch of belated birthday cards as it seems that I am always late.
And see all those buttons?
Well, we are getting all button crazy over at Scrap Your Crap this week, so if you are like me and have a few (I have well over 1000!) then join our challenge this week.

I am playing mom to an extra kid this week.
The little boy I babysit afterschool has moved in til Thursday.
So I am up to my eyeballs with, "He hit me! I'm bored. Why?! Max said..."
It's only been a day and I am ready to ebay both of them.
Anyone in the market for 11 and 12 year old boys?
But it is a good reminder that having one kid is a good thing.
It cures the baby woes real quick.
Now, I just need to figure out a way to get two only children to get along for the next 4 days...
(or I'll just be hiding in my room of crap!)


blah said...

Cute card and I have no sympathy for you whatsoever :-) You've only got till Thursday to listen to the bickering--I've got the rest of my life :-)

Donna Baker said...

love your birdy card! it's a challenge for me to use buttons, but I recently got some basic grey ones so I'll post something soon.

Crafty Connie said...

Way cute card!
Hang in there with the boys, Monday's more than 1/2 over.

Ansa said...

Oh I just love how you did this card. I love the color combo.
I really enjoy reading your blog. You have a very funny sense of humor. After reading a lot of you blog I noticed youlive very close to me. Ive spent many years with my kids at the Irish Heritage Center.
Thanks for sharing all your talents.

Rita said...

Adorable card!!!

Sounds like your having fun, hahaha!!! Good luck girl!

Michele Kovack said...

I love Kathy's response!!! too damn funny!!! Just think, only a few more days!!

kat said...

Yay to being mom to an extra kid this week. You're not going to get bored. That's certain and by the end of the week you're probably going to be dead tired but full of funny and quirky stories for us ;o)

Mimi said...

Ooooh, very cool.

Paula said...

love the birdie image! The sentiment is great too, is that a stamp? 60 degrees, Simone? We put the heat on when it's 60 here, LOL!

Amy said...

Love that card and No Thanks...LOL...I already have a 12 year old boy and a 9 year old one for that matter...

Deborah said...

Great adorable card! How is the bidding going on ebay? He he! Hang in there! Deb

TanishaRenee said...

I need to make some belated cards- this is adorable!

Nancywithajones said...

lovein the card and that robot stamp is sooo stankin kauuute! dang you and them copics YOUT GONNA MAKE ME GET THEM ARENT YOU dadgummit IM tryin not to... you see all that crapp I have in my room... just what i need are a kabilliion 10 copics.
and I KNOWWWWWWWWW THE KID is not bein bad ... John kept remarking on how well behaved he was when he was here and what great manners he had..... I told him he is just used to hellA Bella. bwahahaha my 4 years of whiney in a cute shell.
who will be 5 on the 21 O M GAWESH it cant happen make it stopppppppp!
OH she said to tell DAT BOWEY (that boy aka max) guido laid on his chalk and wagged his tayell (tail) and messed it aaalllll up. SO.. when is he comin back to draw for her again?) I THINK that is an invitation COME ON!!!!

Josie said...

wasn't the weather beautiful!?
i would have ignored the dustbunnies..maybe send them to live with your neighboor downstairs ; )

liz mataraza said...

that card is so cute! love the colors on it.

i like "i am ready to ebay both of them"

hee hee!