Today is Friday

and the first full day of summer for my kids. I was looking forward to sleeping in a little, looking forward to waking up to sunshine and happy faces. Instead, the phone rang early for Mike, the kids are already bored (how can you be bored with SO many books and a yard and a bike and a scooter and a skateboard and a wavemaster and video games and movies and a million channels of kid shows and a sibling to play with?), and I forgot to make my sketch challenge card last night!  I locked myself up, grabbed the sketch, did some digging through my flower jar (I’ve picked my favorites out and put ’em in one jar, and gave the rest away), picked through some patterned paper scraps, and slapped it all together. No stamping. No perfect layering. I like how fun and happy it is!  Totally changed my mood!


Another thing I really like? This sketch! I have enough paper and flowers and buttons out to make a few more, so I’ll do that now that the kids are happily eating breakfast together and no longer bored. I found the cure to that. . . .”Hey, scrub the toilet! You won’t be bored then!” worked for my kids!

Today’s sketch was brought to us by Laurie Schmidlin. Check it out here, and make sure to say hello to Cami, Charmaine, and Lori and Sharon who are likely having a TON of fun hanging out and creating stuff together this weekend!

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  1. Posted June 5, 2009 at 7:50 am | Permalink

    Beautiful papers, great job with the sketch, girlie!

  2. Posted June 5, 2009 at 7:55 am | Permalink

    THis is TOTALLY fun and happy! I LOVE it! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. Posted June 5, 2009 at 8:06 am | Permalink

    Darling – I had to laugh out loud at your comment about Sharon and I crocheting in the night. We found those crocheted beauties from Fancy Pants for $1.00 for a package of 8 – it was all over for Sharon. No needles here. 🙂 Have a great day, babe!

  4. Posted June 5, 2009 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I LOVE the bright happy colors. Makes me smile!

  5. Posted June 5, 2009 at 9:05 am | Permalink

    Love it, Jenn! So bright and happy :)!

  6. Melissa
    Posted June 5, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Jenn, this is the PERFECT summery card! I love the colors and the bloom.

  7. Posted June 5, 2009 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    HAHAHAHAHAHAAH! I always tell my kids they can just go to sleep.

    Gorgeous fun card. I love when they just pop together and turn out awesome !!!

  8. Posted June 5, 2009 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

    Shut up! This is the cutest card ever! What an awesome combo, it put me in happy mood too…well, an even happier mood!

    Too funny about your kids! If they finish your toilets, they can come work on mine…and some other projects…in Dallas!

  9. Debbie Fisher
    Posted June 6, 2009 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    Definitely a fun card! I love the bold colors you use and the polka dots are what make this so fun!

    the flower adds the WOW factor and love how you used the olive green to tie it.

  10. Gina F
    Posted June 6, 2009 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    Love your saying” Go and srub the toiletts” I have to start using it, I can use some help and also stop the whining, LOVE your card!!GINA F

  11. Posted June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    I love these bright colors…and your big flower is soooo pretty!! Love this, Jenn!!

  12. Posted June 6, 2009 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    OHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love this (and I’m usually not a PINK type of girl!!)

    Had to laugh about suggesting your kids clean the toilet…I always mention their rooms/playroom and amazingly…they can find something to do!

  13. Posted June 6, 2009 at 7:17 pm | Permalink

    Super gorgeous card – Jenn!!! Love the fun bright colors!!! I think the last minute cards always turn out to be the best ones – LOL!!!

    Have a great weekend and I hope you’ll get to sleep in tomorrow 🙂 Hugs ~Silke~

  14. Posted June 8, 2009 at 12:36 am | Permalink

    Your card is tons of fun!!

  15. Posted June 10, 2009 at 6:59 am | Permalink

    It’s delicious!!!! Procrastination makes the best stamping!!

  16. Amy
    Posted June 11, 2009 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Beautiful card! My dd knows if she says that dreaded “bored” word we dump out the undie drawer and let her refold all of them. Works every time!

  17. Julie
    Posted June 12, 2009 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    Wow – great card! I wouldn’t have thought of putting those colors together but it really works.

  18. Sue B.
    Posted June 16, 2009 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    Love your cheerful card. Also, made the candy jar you had made filled with Smarties.The night before the last day of school, my daughter & I made it for my grandson’s teacher. He said she loved it.

  19. Posted June 20, 2009 at 5:26 am | Permalink

    I laughed out loud when I read about your first day of Summer!!! I am SO glad to hear that other kids are as bored as mine!!! LOL!!! Your card is very cheerful and pretty!!!

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