Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Happy Birthday!

Yikes, things have been busy here, leaving little time for blogging. My previous post shows just some of what we were up to on the weekend - besides hiking, I did yard work, laundry, cooking, learned how to use a drill, built a frame covered in netting to protect my strawberry patch from the birds, baked a strawberry/rhubarb pie, went to see The Avengers with the boys and the list goes on. The weekend was packed with fun - when Tuesday morning arrived, I decided I wanted to go on vacation, lol! 

Oh well, I'm back today with a card for the current JUGS challenge. It's a colour challenge - blue, white and yellow. I LOVE these colours together! I don't tend to use a great deal of yellow, but this was a good reason to play.

A quick story...Chester was not feeling well and stayed home from school on Tuesday. It was a damp and rainy day. When we left the house to pick his brother up from daycare, I put on my red polkadot rubber boots (see exhibit "A" on left) along with the inner liner of my ski jacket which is a rather flashy pattern with purple, bright yellow and black and struck a "pose" before heading out the door. ( I was quite the sight - even I was considering whether I might embarrass myself...)

 Although Chester has not really expressed thus far that he is totally embarrassed by his parents (I'm sure it will happen soon enough) - this is what he said to me: "Mom, aren't those the kind of boots you fill with dirt and plant flowers in???" Hmm, am I just in denial - is he embarrassed by me but too nice to say it?!?!? We had quite the giggle!!!


p.s. Sorry Fluffy, I keep talking about pie don't I? Just remember that reading about it doesn't cost you any calories. If I keep this up, I am going to have to do a LOT more hiking!!! That was A LOT of pie in one weekend - good thing I had people to help me eat it!

What I used:
stamps: May Stamp of the month CTMH - Friendship bouquet
CTMH sentiment from the stamp set that accompanies the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge
papers: Authentique - Genuine (available at DAT'S)
gems - Queen & Co. Twinkle Princess Cut (also avail. at DAT'S)
raffia, machine stitching


  1. Great just isn't worth living if you can't embarrass your kids. Trust me...they will be doing it to you. I used to threaten my kids that I would break into song loudly while I was a volunteer tying up ice skates if they were bad. They were around 7 or 8. They lived in was great. Lee-Ann :) bwa ha ha!

  2. What a snazzy fashion plate you are! Love the boots! And your card is very pretty! Love the sunflower in all that blue! Thanks for playing with Just Us Girls!


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