Monday, July 29, 2013

CASE-ing a Card


After all the company we had recently I feel that my brain is completely fried!  It was sorta like the Griswold's Christmas Vacation around here - without it even being Christmas!  Of course it's always wonderful to see family, friends, and grand children  - but for 10 days running it starts to get just a wee bit old.

Some of Jim's family came in Thursday - along with a dog.....not good!  He and Rambo did not get along at all.  They went home on Monday (FINALLY) and the only thing left behind were fleas!!!  Goodness Gracious - I hate those little critters and poor Rambo had no idea what hit him.  Rambo's on a monthly flea and Heart Guard medication so he really couldn't figure out what those bugs were on his handsome little body.  The pills kill them pretty quick so I wasn't overly concerned  but then I got to thinking about the inside of the house (like rugs/carpets, etc) and yard.  So not only were we spraying the house and yard on Monday - but also cleaning, washing, and all that since my daughter and her two girls were getting here on Tuesday.  They finally left on Saturday.  I loved seeing all of them but it was also one of those times where they're driving off and you're standing on the front porch waving - and going HOORAY!!!!!!

Anyway, I had no time to even think about a card for the last 10 days and finally decided to CASE a card I saw on Pinterest and get it up this morning so y'all wouldn't think I'd completely flown the coop.  One of the grands loves to color and she has a birthday coming up next month...........so think she'll like this.

I'm slowly but surely getting around to everyone's blog - so don't give up on me yet!

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

31 comments:

Bonnie said...

What a great idea, Lynn! I'll have to remember that for my granddaughter. Glad you survived all the visits. Imagine getting fleas as a hostess gift! Yuck!

Donna Hanley said...

What a fabulous card and idea. Your grandchild can color the image herself. Your crayons look so perfect set right there ready to go. I think I'll have to case this one also. It sounds like it was quite hectic around you little part of the world. I hope you can relax this week and just veg out or make cards whatever relaxes you. Enjoy your week, Lynn. you deserve a break.

Marilyn said...

This is absolutely brilliant Lynn and I'm sure she will love it! I'm going to CASE this for my granddaughter... love, love, love it!
Your story is such a hoot and sadly, it hits home to a lot of us. Love to see 'em come but man, it's so nice to get back to that peaceful, quiet life we ordinarily have. Luckily, none of mine bring fleas to share so that's a good thing!

Monica said...

Hello Lynn, welcome back to our world and let me tell you that you were missed.
You manage to make the most horrible situations into such funny ones, it beats me and makes me look at life in a lighter manner.
Glad that you have got your kingdom back and are back to crafting. The cute mermaid card with the crayons at the bottom is very LOVELY. I like her pleasant expressions and the gems look perfect with the bubbles.
Love,
M

Tammy said...

Excellent idea to send such a crafty card to someone that likes to color! Very clever and super cute card!

Anne Temple said...

What a great card and a great idea! You could even make it for an adult and add a couple Copic markers. Now to only remember this..... :-)
Glad you had fun with your company and know how you feel when they leave.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a precious idea!! What little girl (or guy) wouldn't love coloring their own birthday card!! I've got to remember this one, Lynn!

Hope both you and Rambo have time to rest and recoup this week!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

What a fabulous Idea Lynn, i love this!!!
Kevin xx

Doreen said...

This is just so gorgeous,great isea,fab image.xxx

Sandy said...

What a grand idea for a card!! I just might have to copy this idea especially for my grandkids. I wish I could get the hang of Pinterest. Okay, I am off to look at some more of your makes.
sandy

Nancy in Iowa said...

How exhausting! Fleas, family, food, fun,...enough is enough. Poor handsome Rambo! Love your story - adore the card! Perfect for a budding artist (or future card maker)

Jessi Fogan said...

OH EM GEE. They brought fleas!!! Yuck. We battle them every year but there is no way I'd bring Abby to someone's house if she had them still. Yuck. YUCK. As it is she picked some up while we were visiting someone else - her stuff kills them quick too, but it was still pretty gross. Luckily we seem to have left them all behind.
I totally love the idea of a colour-your-own birthday card - and the grand will definitely love it!

Linda Simpson said...

This is a fabulous idea and any little girl will love to receive this.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Carol L said...

What a clever little card & idea this is! Sure to keep the little one busy for at least 10 minutes or so :)
I can visualize you waving from the porch, and I feel your pain - you KNOW I do :)

Tammy said...

Lynn this is sooo cute, I love that little mermaid! Fabulous idea!
Tammy x

MaxineD said...

Oh what a fabulous card Lynn - love how you have cased the original and made it perfect for your grand daughter.
Blessings
Maxine

MaryH said...

Yuck on the fleas! Poor you folks. It's bad enough to have just normal cleaning behind the comp'ny - but then add in the spraying. Wow! You must be so tuckered. I'm impressed you could even make a card. This one is so cute & clever for a little grand. She gets a handmade card all her own, with some crayons, so that she can get crafty too! TFS & Rest up, Girl. Don't worry about visiting blogs! (But loved your comments anyhoo!)Hugs

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Lynn, this is such a terrific idea! Wish I had thought of that when my grands were still of an age that 3 crayons would satisfy them. lol On the other hand, I have great-grands still of appropriate ages and may do some of these for either birthday or even Christmas. So glad to see you back posting again.

Davi said...

Lynn this is one darling card!! So clever with the crayons, perfect for a little one! Hope you get some rest, that was quite a flurry of company :)

MiamiKel said...

Get out! Lynn this is brilliant! What a fun card, and oh so perfect with the wee ones - crayons are a blessing! Glad things are settling into normal :)

Laura said...

This is soooo brilliant!! your granddaughter will loooove this!! The image is perfect for a little girl. The awesome things you can find on pinterest, I just love that place. :)

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

What a disaster! Sorry you had to go through that! Are you comfortable with the guests to tell them about the fleas? I feel terrible for their dog if they are not aware/concerned about their pup!

Love the card! What a great idea! Gonna show my mom so she can do this for her grand kids!

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a cute card Lynn and a great idea to let your granddaughter color the image-

PJsKreativeKorner said...

Beautiful card and such a clever idea. Your granddaughter is going to love, love, love the card. Also just wanted to give you a quick thank you for coming over to my blog and following me. Hugs, PJ

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love this idea for a card for a kid, Lynn! Thank you for CASEing the Pinterest card and sharing it with us!

You absolutely had me snorting over your honesty about the relatives and the bleeping dog!! God love you, keep 'em coming!!

Alissa said...

I LOVE this idea! I will definitely make one of these for my little niece. Awesome!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

This is such a cute card - and what a great idea! I might have to CASE this myself. ;)

Ellen said...

Love this Lynne! What a great idea for the little ones! So inspiring!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Perfect idea for kids- love the cute image too! I think it will keep the kids busy for a bit anyway : ) Oh- our dog got fleas for the 1st time- after 12 years..... I was vacuuming him while we were waiting for the med to work...so gross!!!

Joan Ervin said...

IKWYM about too much company....glad they come and glad they go...LOL!!! Hope you don't have any lasting effects from the fleas...what pesky little critters!!! Your card is absolutely adorable...what a great idea for a kids card...I am soo going to case this for some of my grands!!!!

Margaret said...

This is just the cutest card and I love that she will be able to color it herself!! Such a wonderful idea!

Glad to hear that you survived your house guests and hopefully got rid of the uninvited ones! The fleas were terrible here last year. I was told it was the mild winter and dry weather, but our poor dog was digging even with his flea pills. Such a nasty pest!