Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Real Life........FMS159





Lost Lagoon paired with silver looks wonderful on a Christmas card. The overall effect is serene and peaceful so I thought about writing a serene and peaceful post.  But then I thought perhaps you would like to know what is really happening as I type......

My daughter and her husband are on business trips.  My son and his girlfriend flew off on an adventure and my husband is managing everyone's affairs for the week.  That leaves me house sitting at my daughter's in charge of a toddler, three poodles and one maltese. Someone always needs food, a drink or a trip outside! (Walking four dogs and a two year old should be an Olympic sport!)  So as I type poodles are wrestling on the bed while the "sleeping" two year old yells "Puppy! Puppy!" from her crib across the hall. And thanks to the baby monitors "Puppy!  Puppy!" echos loud and clear in every room!  Meanwhile the maltese (the only dog who actually lives here) is barking and guarding the toddler's room from invading poodles. Somewhere in the house Super Grover sings every few minutes but I can't find where he is hiding or why he is singing.  My phone is dinging with text messages from my daughter checking up on Emma and my son checking on the poodles. But still I type..........






That fabulous Jen Mitchell has a sweet simple sketch for us this week at Freshly Made Sketches! Enjoy!


                                                  

18 comments:

stampwithamyk said...

Beautiful card Linda! Love the embossing/piercing around the edge of the silver panel. And your post made me laugh right out loud...sounds all too familiar! :)

Rachel Palmieri said...

Good effort Linda, to keep on blogging through all that chaos!!! I like the Lost Lagoon and silver for Christmas too, lovely.

Mike said...

Beautiful card, Linda! Thanks for the tip on serene color combinations. I understand Valium an Water go together well too! Especially with Silent Night playing in the background!

Karren said...

Oh Linda, I couldn't help but laugh as I read your story. Three dogs, a toddler and a Grover will surely keep you on your toes! In the meantime, you've created a lovely peaceful Christmas card - keep looking at it while you house/dog/baby-sit :)

Karren said...

I just re-read your post - FOUR dogs. All I can say is good luck!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the sketch!! The trio of trees is fabulous. Great card. You had me LOL with the goings on - especially the comment about the walking the dogs and a two year old as an Olympic sport! Have a very fun mental image in my mind on that one! Hope you find Super Grover too ((hugs))!! You can do it :)

Jen said...

You're going to need to fly off on your own adventure after this week! And you're right about Lost Lagoon being perfect for Christmas cards. It reminds me a bit of Buckaroo Blue and I used that endlessly on Christmas cards many years ago!

Amy O said...

Oh, I love this combo of Lost Lagoon and Silver! And I love how you've clustered the trees for this sketch. Picturing you walking four dogs with a toddler in tow gave me a good laugh. I'll bet you sleep well at night this week.

debbie said...

luv your card. LOL ... I can totally relate to your sitting experience. I have had two barking shih tzus, ( who are mine LOL) a boxer and an 18 month old ( who never naps for me).... toddler toys that all make noises all over the house. Yet when someone asks....do you work? I still say no for some odd reason. LOL
take care fellow "sitter" of all things

Rita Wright said...

Yikes. I hope there's alcohol or chocolate somewhere in that mix of crazy. Poor you.

Love the serene card and I hope serenity returns to life soon.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Ha...Super Grandma to the rescue! My mom says the parenting never ends. Oh, the fun memories you can tell...love your card...I was just thinking of using Lost Lagoon with some red...Enjoy your time with your granddaughter and grand dogs!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Beautiful color combo!

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Linda! Love those colours together! The snowflakes are so sweet! You sure are a super Grandma! I hope they all bring you back some amazing souvenirs!!!

Cindy Hall said...

As a retired elementary school teacher, this sounds like it must have felt like a normal day to you! You must have patience of steel!

I love how you created the panel in silver; it is so fabulous with the Lost Lagoon. I agree... it is such a serene combination. Gorgeous, Linda.

Kim S said...

Beautiful grove of trees. The Lost Lagoon and silver is a lovely combination.

debby4000 said...

Such a gorgeous, beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is totally beautiful Linda! Love your use of this Christmas stamp set and matching card - you've showcased it to perfection!

My Card Attic said...

Thanks for the inspiration! xx