September 29, 2009

Mommy Needs a Couch Day!!!

Hi all! Hope your week is going by fantastically even if it is busy. Mine is going very well but man...I would love to have a lazy day in my own house to sit back and relax. It makes me reminisce of the days without kids when I could turn on the fire place and curl up to good book or watch all the chic flicks I could digest and simply enjoy doing nothing. And now I know that even if I was given one of those days I would fill it with all the things I can't (or don't like to) do with the kids like sleep or scrapbook or grocery shop. Right now I'm just thankful that I'm not having a couch day due to illness and neither are the kids. Life is good!

I made this card for one of my friends who is also a busy mother of three young girls and whose Facebook status lately has been lacking in enthusiasm (ex. Ugh, blah) LOL. It's sounds to me like she's getting worn out from the daily grind of school and extra-curriculars. I'm right there with you Tara!! It's too bad you lived so far away and then we could have a couch day together watching those chick flicks and sipping wine. The men could take the kids. Hopefully they'd come back with all six of them..hmmm..let's not think about that. So here's to all you busy mothers out there (whether the kids are young or grown)! And here's to our friends (with or without kids) who are there to give us support! Motherhood would be harder without you.

PS: I didn't manage to finish a Christmas card with this sketch (I decided to go to bed early) but maybe tonight.

Couch Day
Paper:  Old Olive, Cottage Wall dp, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant, SU! Kraft
Ink:  Soft Suede, Old Olive, Perfect Plum
Accessories:  Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8", 1 1/4" and 1/4" circle punch, Elegant Eggplant ribbon, Paper piercer.


  1. I love this!! Really have to get on that wishlist - I deserve it. HAHA

    You did a fabulous job with this card - I'm sure she'll appreciate it - even if it's not exactly the same as a couch day with chick flicks & wine. =)

  2. Lovely take on the sketch! Love that stamps and what you did with them! Thanks for playing with GS!

  3. love the dp and another card with the "couch" set!! Here's hoping that the dads do get together and take the kids on an all day outing :) I have friends in Vancouver whose husbands take the kids camping for a weekend and the girls have fun together... hang in :) You're a great mom :)

  4. fun card! your sentiment is so clever...great job!
    Blessings, Maria

  5. this is adorable, and oh how I need a couch day!

  6. Oh this is such a SWEET your choice of colors and papers!!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

  7. I love your couch card! I like how you created the perfect seating spot with a table and plant! Great card!

  8. Very lovely take on the sketch!