Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I'm FREE!! Free as a bird....

I feel like this week's CAS-ology challenge was picked just for me, 'cuz I am...


Why, might you ask, am I extra happy?

At 3 a.m. this morning (the time NOT being the happy part), I put my teenager on a plane to New Orleans for a church youth group gathering lasting 5 days.  35,000 kids worshiping together!!!

AND...in a half an hour, I am taking my remaining two men/boys to the airport to go to Virginia to visit my MIL and for my youngest son to attend a lacrosse camp.  They are gone for 12 days.

So....

I am FREE!!!

Free as a bird!!!



Tweet!

{This is definitely not a great picture and not even my best card - but it's not bad for 3:30 in the morning when I couldn't go back to sleep after dropping off my teen!!}
  • Stamps: Hero Arts My Happy, "tweet" is from Papertrey Ink Itty Bitty Bird Additions
  • Paper: white, Stampin' Up Domestic Goddess and silver glitter paper
  • Ink: Memento black and copics
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink Sunrise Impression Plate, Stampin' Up Jewelry Tag punch and Pool Party twine

27 comments:

Ardyth said...

I think I'm jealous! lol! I love your happy singing bird and the rays that radiate his joy! Enjoy your 'alone' time and thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Mandi said...

Superb card Kim
I can sense your happiness, but, of course you will miss your men/boys
what a treat to have 12 days of crafting...yum yum

Enjoy!

Kathyk said...

I guess that WOULD make you happy!! Bet you miss them before they get back!

YOur card is lovely

Kathyk

Allisa said...

Enjoy your free time! Love the embossed background on your card.

Lisa said...

Weeeee I can see you doing the happy dance Kim! Cute card, love the sparkle and the embossed sun rays!!

Tenia Nelson said...

Love this card dearie!!!

Karen M said...

You are sooo funny, Kim! I remember times like that in the past when it seemed like there was never any me-time. Free time is special time, make the most of it...I say you just hide away and make loads of cards! Kx

Melissa said...

Okay, this is not fair at all! LOL! It's not often this kind of opportunity presents itself for a mother! :)

Love your happy, chirping bird! The embossed BG is fabulous!

Now stay out of trouble... :)

Melissa said...

Oops...in all my envy, I forgot to say thanks for playing along at CASology again this week! :) hehehe

Cynthia said...

Your card made me smile, but your story made me laugh! =D

Judy1223 said...

Oh, I am happy just READING this post! I love your card, so very cheerful and sweet...and I hope you enjoy your freedom!

Suze Bain said...

A gorgeous card Kim. Enjoy your 'me' time - you're so going to miss them though! xx

Carole said...

Birds singing...sun shinning...flowers blooming plus time to play= HAPPY, Happy JOY joy! Tweet card
http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Marlena M. said...

Super exciting Kim~have fun! ;) I love your card...got to get that embossing folder!

Aileen said...

Wow Kim that's dedication to your craft! You've made a super happy card at 3.30am. Love the embossed lines radiating out from your tweet birdie.

I'm on catch up having just got back from our hols so looking forward to checking out rest of your blog! x

Tracey McNeely said...

Love both your embossing and that birdie Kim. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Bonnie said...

Enjoy your freedom and sing like that little bird! Freedom is tweet and you'll all be so glad to see each other when everyone gets home. Love that embossing folder. It really looks like he's singing the sun up.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's a "tweet" card, Kim! I don't think I could pull that off at 3:30 in the morning!!

How fun and free for you to have TWELVE days w/ no testerone throbbing throughout your house! WOW!! I hope you're planning a girlfriend sleepover for one of those nights!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What is your secret? How on earth did you organise that? You ARE going to have fun ... Aren't you! I bet I won't be able to keep up! Hugs xxx

Rosemary said...

wow... really gorgeous card! love that bit of sparkly paper peeking out from behind the main image! enjoy your lovely free time!! thanks for playing along with CASology!

Susie said...

OMGoodness Kim - where in Virginia!? I'm in northern Virginia waiting for our special delivery who is now over due *laughing*. If we are any where near each other, oh how I would love to meet you. Now back to regular programming. Are you kidding, 3:30am and you created this. It's darling!! I love the off-set circle and the sparkle. It is so tweet {insert tweet smile}.

Hugs,
Susie ~

P.s. I'm definitely having stamping withdrawals at this point *laughing*

Susie said...

Whoops, I re-read your post. You're at home and free as a bird to create to your heart's content. Silly me - I didn't read it well enough. Boy, I was getting excited there. *laughing* Now I'll have to continue to stalk the Stamp store in Reston *laughing*

Hugs again,
Susie ~

Jen W. said...

Have fun with your time as a single gal! LOL! Love that birdie stamp - I'm going to have to get my hands on it - and The offset layered circcles are so fun! :) Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

Mary said...

God is good!

Love the card and everything about it!

Patrice said...

Love that embossed background! Happy, happy! I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/07/52-card-pickup-week-29.html

Karen said...

lovely card....

Monika Reeck said...

simple and adorable...great CAS CARD ...love all the element on your card...good luck with the challenge :)

I am joining also the CASology challenge and my card is number 69, would you mind to see it on my blog? many thanks before :) hugs, Monika