Happy Wednesday everyone—we are in the middle of the week, pause for a mini celebration ok LOL! I am celebrating making it thru each day in my house…between being sick, trying to get work done, the terrible weather and teens that are driving me nutters…I celebrate EVERY DARN HOUR I MAKE IT THROUGH LOL! Alexa ran me through every wringer ever created from the age of 2 when she learned to talk and her first word was “NO” to age 15. Do not get me wrong, she’s a good girl (and her brother is a good boy)…great grades, good personality and etc BUT it was the attitude, hormones, disrespect and arguing that about drove me bonkers for 13 years ackkk! But Riley has always been laid back, calm and super-respectful and always careful to not hurt anyone’s feelings. Well age 14 set in early this year with Riley and I do believe he may be trying to put me in the mental hospital…and soon! He’s so stubborn-bull-headed-know-it-all-macho-hormonal-bigger’than’u-disrepectful that I may offer him up on Ebay to ANY bidder! And its harder for me this go around because he was NEVER like this…at least with Alexa not much shocked me, I was already full of teen-bullets so to speak LOL. But boy-o I wanna kick this boy’s arse right about now…I thought I might be having a heart attack last night and then just calming myself down gave me a migraine. I’ve turned into a muttering-under-her-breath-cuz-I-may-kill-him kinda mom right now. It was RAINING out hard and I went out, in the rain, like a CRAZY PERSON to calm down…I may be certifiably nuts by now. I’m not sure I’m gonna make it thru this freshman year with him. I said on Facebook last night that they need to create some kinda drug for moms/dads that can get us thru the teen years—I will buy cases of it! And I’m sure I’m not the only parent that has gone thru this, I know…but its like you get one child out of it and on the good path and the other child goes pfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffft down the damn rabbit hole. NO BREAK or rest for the weary! I mean I understand why some animals eat their young cuz’ they probably know what’s coming…and they don’t even have TEENS! Alexa keeps asking me why I can’t remember anything and why I repeat myself and why I always seem 2 steps behind….welllllll..I just laugh and say you know what, just you wait….its called “parenting of teens syndrome”. It may NOT be written down in medical books but it exists, there are millions that will attest to suffering from it but alas…there is NO treatment for it until they grow out of it. Meanwhile moms & dads continue to smile, put on a brave face, get up the next day to face the chaotic-uncertainty of that day, soldier on, shoulders growing larger, bullet-proof vest on and YES sometimes we put the salt in the fridge, YES we sometimes forget what you just said 3 x, and YES sometimes we just need the blessed QUIET…just some quiet, peace, a few mins away…to pretend we are on an island where nooooo one can bother us for few hours….ahhhhhhh that is where you shall find me today…while I can! So yes I am the frustrated mom of a teenage boy…no big news…it won’t change for the moment…so I will carry on as always Just had to vent a bit…..LOL!
My animal parade for you today…with 7 animals its NEVER a dull day at my house….then again its never dull much ever ahahahaha!! Yesterday with the storms and rain all 7 animals were in my studio with me sleeping, which was like little animal landmines for me as I worked. That’s Baylee my dog sleepin in the chair in my studio…and my Buddha cat Poncho awaiting his dinner LOL. And Tucker, the one in the basket is NOT allowed on the counters like his siblings…however he thinks he is KING and makes the rules. If you haven’t seen the video of him being naughty, its up on SocialCam and on my Facebook wall…he’s a trip that’s all I can say LOL!
Today I’m sharing a fun fall card I made with a new digi image by Chelsea Le Design called “Pumpkin Girl”. She has a few of these lil’ beauties on her site that you must check out, they are irresistible!! I just fell in love with her cute lil face and knew she’d be a blast to color up for fall!
I used some beautiful new papers from BoBunny “Apple Cider” that I love, the patterns and colors are so richly fall! I distressed all the edges with my fave Zutter Distress machine …if you’ve never used it and you love to distress AND are sick of doing it by hand I recommend this machine 110%. I’ve had it since it came out a few years ago and I use it almost everyday, makes the job so much easier. I used my Marianne Designs dies for the swirly leaf and feathery leaf accents. The sentiment is from PTI and I stamped it directly on my patterned paper for a different look. A few pearls finish it all off.
I colored this cutie up with Copics: YR18,YR15,YR12,YR01 / E35,YR23,Y15,Y11 / E29,E25,E31,E35,E50 / E11,E00,R20 / E09,E15,E11,E02 / G99,YG63,YG03,G20. I added some Stickles to the grass I drew in, her lil sweater-vest and pumpkin leaves for sparkle.