Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dog Tired....

Or should I say Cat tired.   That just doesn't have the same ring to it does it.
I should be in bed right now but I wanted to get this post up,
Because I know I won't have a chance to post tomorrow.

All this week I am watching a couple of young ladies. 
They are my friends daughters.  So Bright and early this morning they
arrived..  Lets just say we had a full day. 


1.  Watched a movie first thing in the morning...
2.  Went swimming.
3.  pulled out some paper and paint and had fun creating. 
4.  Put a tent up in the living room and had a picnic inside..
5.  Went swimming again.
6.  Then I tried to teach them to knit..
7.  Mom came to pick them up and I didn't move off the couch for at least an hour.

Those girls were so fun.. I had a blast.  They had me laughing so
hard that my checks hurt.  Boy does that feel good.
So I wonder what we will do tomorrow. 


This is my In-laws beautiful cat. 

So I can honestly say I was Cat tired..
No...  It still doesn't sound right.


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So it's time to show you what I created for this
weeks challenge over a City Crafters Challenge blog. 



Ros is asking us to create a gift..




So I am showing you a bookmark that I made for
my girlfriend Birthday.  I also bought her a book to go with it. 




Here is the other side of the bookmark. 



Lots of layers here even though in the end it
is completely flat. 



So to get all the details on this challenge you can hop on over to
City Crafters Challenge blog.. While you are there you can check out 
what the other gals made.. 


Take care my friend.. 

Hugs~

47 comments:

justine said...

sounds like you are enjoying them vicariously though! love your cat and love your gorgeous bookmark

Netty said...

Sounds as if you had a wild time Linda and loved every minute of it.......
Loving your beautiful bookmark. Annette x

craftattack said...

Love your bookmark, and the photo of the cat is great - she looks so happy! Valerie

June Houck said...

Oh, that sounds like a perfect day! You created some wonderful memories for those girls. Cat tired isn't quite strong enough a term ;)

Shahrul Niza said...

Love your vintage bookmark-tags!. Lovely earthy colors. Love your in-laws cat too...the shot is so close I could almost kiss it's nose!. Beautiful eyes!

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Babysitting is hard work! Sounds like you're a whole lot of fun though!! Your tag is gorgeous, and I like that you bought a book to go with it...! Have a fun day, k

Catherine said...

Sounds like you showed those little girls a very fun day! I think I would be snoozing on the couch too after all that activity! Ha!

Sweet tags and kitty Linda!

Happy Tuesday!

xo Catherine

Nancy Claeys said...

Little ones can be a handful! Hope you got some rest.

Cute kitty and your card is lovely. :)

S. Etole said...

A totally beautiful cat and your art work is always a joy.

Lynnda said...

Cute kitty cat!!!! Always love looking @ cat's eyes... gorgeous...I heart your bookmark!!! Its so beautifully and vintagey!!! Love it to bits...hugs...xoxo

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sounds like you had a busy day!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your bookmark!!! I love love love that music paper, the vintage image and those fibers... BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

Sound like you were babysitting my nieces. I love the energy of children, don't you?

What a beautiful cat! And your bookmark is divine Linda!

Happy Tuesday and have some more fun today!

TexWisGirl said...

really like the butterfly side of the bookmark. good luck this week! my goodness!

Kathy said...

So "dog tired" you need a "cat nap" :)

Becca said...

Beautiful bookmark Linda! Oh, that cat is so pretty...I love her, thanks for sharing! Ha Ha, Lisa's comment made me laugh at myself..."love the energy of children?" You can really tell I'm not cut out to be a mom. LOL You are so good with them! :-)

Lori said...

Certainly sounds like a busy, fun, 'cat-tired' day! Your bookmark is beautiful - love how bright the flowers are. Just wonderful with that sweet vintage image!

Sylvia said...

Your bookmark is beautiful, Linda, always a great gift! I love that verse, the colors and all the layers! I know what you mean about being"cat" tired, but cats don't seem to get too tired! The heat have mine wishing for winter. Tigger only lasted 15 minutes out this morning, it was 95 at 11:00 and 100 by noon! Needless to say it is going to be a hot day! Your day does sound busy, but fun. Enjoy it and then be happy to send them home because you can! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! You sure are busy, Linda! I can understand why you are worn out! :)
LOVE your bookmark! Such a perfect gift with a good book. So love that sentiment quote and love the vintage images. The bright flowers really pop, too!

Stella said...

reading your story I can imagine you must have been exhausted:). But a good laugh is priceless; cherish these moments.Your bookmark is unique and I love allt he details. Already a gift of it's own!
Hugs!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Gosh it's so tiring looking after children but loads of fun, I'm glad you're enjoying yourself LOL
Gorgeous bookmark, just love that sentiment and the beautiful butterfly, Have a great week and take it easy, Gay xxx

Terry said...

Sometimes being "Dog Tired" and nee
needing a "Cat Nap," is a good thing, especially if if was good fun that brought you to that point! Love this tag and those colors are yummy as can be! What a great sentiment as well! Enjoy your evening and get that rest! Hugs!

Gayle Price said...

Phewwww...hope you have recovered from your full on day, even tho it sounds like lots of fun. Love your book mark, what a lovely gift to make and give, and the photo of that beautiful cat is so perfect...I just want to reach out and stroke her. xx

Joanne Leddy said...

Honestly, Linda ... everything you make is a gift. Especially the time you set aside to spend with three young ladies. Thanks for sharing a smile with me today.

Davi said...

Sounds like you all had a very fun day Linda!! You bookmark is fabulous, love the layers, pretty vintage image and the saying on the back is perfect. Im sure your friend will treasure this and think of you whenever she reads :)

Heather Jensen said...

It sounds like you had loads of fun! Want to teach me how to knit? I can crochet, but not knit.

Love this tag and the fun fibers. :)

Hugs~

Tracy said...

I think you're entitled to be cat tired after all that. LOL Your in-laws cat is gorgeous and so is your beautiful bookmark. What a lovely treasure for your friend. Hugs!

Kamana said...

its a beautiful cat and your friend will no doubt be very pleased with that lovely bookmark :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, love the colors and images.

Gillian Olson said...

Love the bookmark, and I bet those little girls were pretty "cat" tired at the end of the day too.

Gina @ Gigi Marie Photography said...

I love your creativity- you always inspire me in ways I never knew I had in me.

Rosie Grey said...

Cat tired sounds just fine for me - especially with such a beautiful cat! :-)
I love your crafting, too - so gorgeous!

Lisa Gordon said...

What a good friend you are, Linda!
I'll bet you'll be more than cat tired by the end of the week. :-)
I am so glad you are having a good time with them.

Love this little vintagy bookmark!

xo.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Wonderful tag Linda! So pretty and your cart looks so sweet :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such cute bookmark you make!
And looks like you are having fun baby-sitting, I am not sure if I have the energy to do that though! : )

julieprice3 said...

I love your tag, the sentiment is just lovely, Thanks for making me smile today
Hugs Julie P

unikorna said...

That cat is astonishing. A kiss on the whiskers :).

Colleen Dietrich said...

Your agenda and after-party couch time made me laugh! Love this tag for your friend. :)

Deanna said...

Yes, little ones can be tiring and it sounds like you had a full day, no wonder you are "cat" tired. Cute kitty, by the way. Love that bookmark, lucky birthday friend to receive. Happy rest of the week.

Diane said...

Great idea to make a bookmark to go with the book...it is beautiful, she will love it...sounds like you have had a full week and need a "cat nap"!!

missing moments said...

Oh, that sounds like what it is like when my grandkids come ... I am cat tired at the end of the day!

Ira Huberts said...

Ha! It's fun to have kids around, but indeed, it's taking up a HUGE amount of energy ;-) Hope you're having a great time with them, though! Love your tag, it's beautiful and that quote... that's all we need in life basically! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, take care, Ira x

LindaBrun said...

Sounds like you had a busy and fun day.
I love the bookmark, really beautiful colors.
Wishing you a great weekend.

Ros said...

Beautiful bookmark Linda ... and I so love that cat picture ... glad to be home and see my cats too!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Sounds like you had a blast...and oh my what a beautiful kitty kat...I have never seen such a dark nose with such blue eyes...wow,,,gorgeous bookmark of course. We are roasting today...I think you sent us some of that Vegas heat didn´t you....

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ha ha! I'd be tired too, LOL! Your project is AMAZING. Your friend is so gonna love it. My best friend loves bookmarks too. I only wish I were creative like you. Hope you recover soon and have a relaxed weekend. :)

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful work, my friend!! Love gorgeous book marks and photos!!!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful tags! Sounds like a full day!