Friday, May 7, 2010


"I'm bored."  If the kids came to me and said that, I would come up with a million things to occupy them such as vacuuming, dusting, cleaning up the infinite amount of legos littering the floor.......You get the picture.  Of course I could be doing the laundry, scrubbing the bathroom....... But I'm not in the mood.  It's rainy and cold and I feel like taking a nap, so instead I am procrastinating.  It's like I have this unwritten rule about no fun stuff until the work is done.  Oh screw it, when I'm done here I'm going to take a nap.

My youngest, Leo, got invited to one of his (many) girlfriend's birthday party.  I was so excited to be able to make something GIRLY!!!!  I had picked up this paper a long time ago because of the outstanding bright colors.  This picture does not do it justice.  Of course the butterflies are not for the boys so when he got his invite I jumped all over this paper and got to work.  It's from Pinecone Press "Flutter By".  I used my nesties for the oval and cut out one of the butterflies, traced in on the hot pink cs, and cut both out....the pink being a bit larger than the butterfly itself to make a "shadow".  I only glued down the center of the butterfly so it looks like it's wings can move.  I think my bow turned out pretty good too as I don't have an easy bow maker so I freehand it all. 

Now, about Leo and his girlfriends.  I keep hearing about how he likes to kiss his girlfriends at school and on the bus.  With him only in kindergarten I don't get all bent out of shape about this, except his list is up to three girls!  I guess I shouldn't worry because in about 4 years he's gonna think girls are "icky".  Ten years from now is too far away to worry about, so I just remind him that if he's gonna kiss them, do it on the cheek.  So far he hasn't listened.  He likes the "big slobby ones" on the lips......whatever!!

Maybe if I'm 'bored' tomorrow I will post another off to take my nap..... :)