Sunday, September 2, 2012

You're the Best Hostess

I was chatting with a friend yesterday about how much I was NOT looking forward to the long weekend.  My 12-year old son is a highly active guy and most days you can find him outside throwing a lacrosse ball, or a baseball, or kicking a football, or skateboarding...  Unfortunately, he is temporarily on crutches due a possible stress fracture - so he is going slightly crazy which means he is driving the rest of us totally crazy.

Erik's Stress Fracture


So my wonderful friend said "come on over for a barbecue".  Do people really entertain that spontaneously?  It takes me a full week just to clean.  Of course, I don't do a lot of cleaning any other time.  I gave up years ago - small house, lots of hobbies and supplies, lots of sports and gear, lots of books, lots of pets - it's really not worth the effort to keep it much above the "safely inhabitable" level.

We're off in just a few hours to enjoy our barbecue and I definitely wanted to bring a thank you card!

You're The Best

I got a start from this week's sketch at iSpy Sketches:


  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Perfectly Preserved, Friendly Phrases
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Orchard Harvest, Cajun Craze, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Ink: Stampin' Up More Mustard, Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up buttons, Perfectly Preserved Dies, Apothecary Accents die, Lucky Limeade ribbon, misc gems colored with Copics

18 comments:

Arlene said...

Cute card Kim! Hope your son feels better soon, I am sure it's hard for an active kid to not be able to run around. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Suze Bain said...

A lovely thank you card Kim. I might invite you over but you wouldn't get in the house - far too untidy! Lol! Good luck with entertaining your son! xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're too funny.

YOU: "Do people really entertain that spontaneously?"

YOUR NEIGHBOR: "Do people really throw together incredible cards that sponstaneously?"

It works both ways, huh, and works out best for both of you! Have a wonderful time and all the best to Sonny for a quick recovery!!

Bonnie said...

Aren't you the lucky one to have a friend like that! I'll bet she's going to love this card as well as your company!

Carol said...

Love, love, LOVE this card...the color combo is fabulous! And, I'm on your side of the cleaning thing...never fails...just as I finish up vacuuming, dh decides to mow the lawn....he and the dogs then traipse in lawn clippings everywhere. I give up...only clean when I really have to, therefore, no spontaneous gatherings at our home!

Marlena M. said...

What a blessing to have a friend like that! I pray your son feels better~he sounds like my youngest. ;) Fantastic card~she will love it.

Karren said...

Great card. The gingham DSP really brings to mind BBQs. And I so relate to your cleaning comment LOL. I dread when our doorbell goes unexpectedly.

Carol L said...

Aren't friends the greatest?! I hope you and your son had a fun time. I'm sure your hostess enjoyed the thoughtful and card you made for her :)

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

What a great card, Kim! I love the colors and I'm sure your friend loved it as well. Hope your son recovers quickly and that you find plenty of activities to keep him occupied!

Lisa Lara said...

Oh I just love this Kim!

Susie said...

Darling card for the BBQ - Enjoy! Put your feet up tomorrow (with your sweet son) and make a memory.

kingstonmama said...

This is such a pretty card. I"m sure it was well-received. I love the colors and patterns you've used, as well as that pretty ribbon and button at the top. It takes me ages to get the house presentable! :) Ann

Vicky Hayes said...

Hope you had a great time at the BBQ Kim and I'm sure your friend will have appreciated your gorgeous card. I really do feel for your poor son; patience isn't easy for a lively 12 year old. Vicky

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a lovely thing for Your friend to do! I do hope you enjoyed it! Hope the stress fracture will heal quickly to preserve your sanity! Love the colours you have used! Hugs xxx

gram cheryl said...

Dull women have immaculate homes...
Thanks for the daily inspiration. I love your cards...the new butterfly one for the swap especially and the brightly stamped colors/flowers too! Ahhh, just love them all! Blessings!

Aileen said...

Lovely thank you card. Hope you enjoyed your BBQ. x

Vickie Z said...

Adorable! Hope you enjoyed your visit and the young man is not still climbing the walls! Thanks for playing at I Spy!

Kim Teasdale said...

Love the addition of the red to your yellow and green! Sweet card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at iSpy Sketches! :)