Friday, June 15, 2012

Babysitting

The oldest (as he is jumping on the trampoline): Mama, Chase let me babysit his toad.
Me (with a skeptical, almost nervous response): Oh yeah? Where is it?
The oldest (as he pauses from his jumping): He's right here.
Me (with a skeptical look on my face as I see him picking up the toad from the trampoline!): Oh Cole, why don't you let Chase watch him, toads can do their own jumping on the ground.


A little bit of time goes by and we begin a conversation again.
Me: Cole, where is the toad?
Cole: Chase has got him.
Me: Oh dear. (As I see my youngest driving around the yard on the mini four wheeler.)


I made a fun card (for me!) that showcases the wonderful mix of patterned paper available in the Artful Delight June Kit. Everything but these particular stamps and the pinking shear die came from this month's kit! Isn't that patterned paper divine? The green and blue are from the PB&J line from Basic Grey. Love that the kits stretch me out of my comfort zone.


I also used this week's Paper Smooches Sparks Challenge Sketch as an inspiration and am joining in on the inspiration at Basic Grey Challenge: CAS.

40 comments:

  1. Yes, super cute :>) I like the bits of trim and that button!!!

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  2. Oh my...hope the toad is okay...love the visuals of the toad being bounced all over the trampoline :)

    This card is so,so sweet. Love the sweet little puppy!

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  3. So cute. Love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  4. very cute. New series: the adventures of Mr. Toad at the Baker house!!

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  5. Little boys are wonderful, aren't they? My little boys are 35 and 37 now, and 1 has his own little boy.....Your post brought back some lovely memories, thank you. Love your adorable card, too - perfect for a little boy! "Snips and snails and puppy dog tails......"

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  6. So cute, the card and the boys! We have girls, so not much toad sitting going on here. :)

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  7. hehe i love this...how awesome it that pattern on the button...PS stamps are just so fun...Have a great weekend...

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  8. great card! cute story! :) is there ever a dull moment? ;)

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  9. This is such a great card! Your story is hilarious!!!!!

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  10. Cute, cute, cute card Karen! I do hope the frog made it back to it's home okay :)

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  11. Crossing my fingers for the toad :) Love your fun card! Great colors and fun take on the challenge!

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  12. Very cute - great paper choices for the stamp.

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  13. I love your mix of papers and patterns -fabulous card Karen :)

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  14. Cute card. I hope that toad's okay (and not under some four wheeler :)

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  15. Super fab use of this DP! Love those green spots, ears & tail, I would never have thought to do that, isn't he just adorable!

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  16. Such a gorgeous card, as usual. Love the colours madly & the adventures of your Boys & the toad will be something to remember for sure! giggle.

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  17. Love this cute image and those papers are delightful. I'm hoping that Mr. Toad survived the babysitting.

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  18. I love seeing the variety of cards you create with these kits. The patterns in this one are so varied (in a good way), but you've made them work together...love it!

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  19. Sounds like you're having a riot over there! :o)

    Love this card. Love that you stamped the dog on that notebook paper print. Super cute!

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  20. So great! Love that doggy!!

    Poor toad :(

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  21. Eeek! Is that toad still alive..?! If so I think it deserves an award! LOL!
    Super fun card - love the mix of patterns!
    Hugs!
    x

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  22. oh my goodness... your boys are the best! and so is this card. adorable.

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  23. ohhh.. I hope Mr. Toad is safe and sound. =) such an adorable card, Karen! fabulous mix of patterns. love it! hope you have a lovely weekend! =)

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  24. Super fun, for sure! So what happened with the toad? ;)

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  25. I'm giggling as I picture the toad bouncing on the trampoline. Love how you colored the doggie on your very fun card.

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  26. Karen - I love your toad story and I LOVE this card! The patterned papers are awesome together, the puppy is too cute, and that button ROCKS! Thanks for a great story, and thanks for playing along with the Papers Smooched SPARKS challenge!

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  27. Such a fun card, stunning design and colours, your image is so adorable!!

    hugs Heather xx
    Basic Grey challenges

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  28. fun story:) Loving all the colors and patterns on your CUTE card!!!

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  29. Fabulous colours on this fun card. Great take on the sketch.

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  30. Your toad story is priceless! Wonderful, fun card, Karen! That looks like a great kit.

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  31. he he cute story!....AND Super cute card!!!...hugs...xoxo...

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  32. very cute!
    I like the puppy!
    Great card!

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  33. Lovely card! very cute! great use of colours!
    Thankyou for joining the fun this time over at Basic grey challenges!
    hugs
    Jacqui P x

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  34. Love how you thought outside the box, using green accents on that sweet pup! Great mix of patterns, too, Karen.

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  35. Oh I just love that conversation with your boys, totally made me chuckle :0)
    Cute card, that pup is adorable.
    Jenny x

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