Thursday, May 8, 2008

Mother's Day Gifts (NOT!) and an Owl

It is Mother's Day this Sunday and my youngest two had their last day of school for the week today so I knew they would have their usual handmade treasures for me. Lauren (almost 3) gave me her hand print laminated picture right away. She kept the bookmark for herself.

Ben (5) carefully cradled his backpack all the way home (because the gift he made me was inside.) After we came home and had a snack, my son left the kitchen for a bit and came back with an hand full of Hershey kisses and gave us each one.

Mom: "Ben, where did you get this candy?"
Ben: "At school because we were good." (Seemed logical enough as they often get little treats or prizes at the end of the week.)

Then I went into the front playroom and saw this:

Ben's class made their mom's a painted pot filled with Hershey kisses and a pen that had their hand prints on them. Although I never saw the beautiful presentation, I did get the beautiful pot and pen....and I did get one kiss (out of about 25 estimated from all the wrappers found around the house.)

I guess he got my sweet tooth.

I did get a card made today while the kiddos were at school creating gifts they never intended to give me! (snicker!) I love this owl. I have created a few cards with this set from Gina K called Owl Always Love You but cannot post them so I created this one just to post!

The inside of the card says "Congratulations on your new nest."

The image is colored with Copics, Prismacolor pencils, odorless mineral spirits and I used some crystal stickles on the flowers.

Materials used: Stamps-Owl Always Love You (Gina K Designs); cardstock-white, designer paper-Stampin' Up!; slit punch (SU!); Cuttlebug and Nestability dies (Spellbinders); ribbon (May Arts); silver brads (SU!); Copic markers; Prismacolor pencils; Odorless Mineral Spirits; Crystal stickles; corner rounder punch (Creative memories); dimensionals (SU!).

Thanks for stopping by!

31 comments:

Elizebeth said...

Well at least he shared one kiss with you! Beautiful card!

Gabriela said...

OMW - how funny! I'm so glad you took a picture to document your son's "change of heart" shall we say? I do wish you a wonderful Mother's Day.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Oh that is so priceless!! I remember when my kids made adorable handmade gifts. They have been asking me what I want this year...and I keep saying a clean house...you should see their bedrooms!!! Glad to know you at least received 1 kiss...Happy Early Mothers Day!!

Louise said...

Too funny!!! I love your account of the event - it'so sweet. Cute little Ben....

Ila said...

OMG!! this is hilarious..I'm still LOL ....and does it ever bring back some memories of my own kids.
TFS!!
I love your Owl card..the colors and scallops are lovely.
Have a Wonderful Mother's Day!!

Carol said...

Your story is too cute! I'm still chuckling over it, because I may have done exactly the same thing when I was a kid! LOL That memory is a real keeper!! TFS

Dawn Easton said...

LOL your kid stories always crack me up! What a hoot!

Love your card. The colouring is fabulous!!!

Joan said...

Love the owl card....wonderful colours and layout. Joan

Linsey said...

LOL, that is such a funny story--what a priceless pic to go with it, rofl! How cute they are, huh! Your card is just as cute, too! I'd say that everyone got a TREAT today--you, the kids and all your blog visitors! What an awesome card! hugs!

Rita said...

Kids will be kids! I think they all do that.

Your card is so pretty! Have a great Mother's day!

Viv (VivLyn) said...

That is so funny about the kisses! Your card is sweet. I think that owl is the cutest!

peanutbee said...

OMG, funny story! Love the pic of the leftover wrappers, tooooo funny!

Your card is amazing!! I love the papers you picked, the gorgeous ribbon, and your coloring is fantastic (as always). Love the sentiment you put on the inside too....perfect!

Maria Gurnsey said...

I love the story about your kids!!!! Gotta love em!

Theresa said...

Too funny. Your story sure brings back memories. Lovely card.

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Oh how funny! Thanks for sharing that story! LOVE your card!

emilymomto3boys said...

oh my gosh! that is so hilarious!!! I got a wonderful *fill in the blank* sheet where Adam said I was 33, had brown hair and wore a seize 30 shoe and I love to clean up his toys. Hmm......methinks this is WRONG! Enjoy your pen and flower pot!

Kay said...

I was still laughing as I forwarded a link to your story to my DIL. I would be proud that he was thoughtful enough to share a little before it was too late! I'm thinking "great scrapbook page." Love your owl card -- he is absolutely cute -- well done!

Donna said...

LOL - that made me chuckle, it was the thought that counted, huh? At least he saved you 'SOME' - hmm love your owl card (the DP is pretty) I wonder why you can't post the others...are they Carole inspired (rated R?)

Erin... said...

too funny, at least the kisses made it home!!! beautiful card!

Christina Fischer said...

I received my preschool project yesterday, too -- but mine didn't include chocolate! At least he saved you one...

Your card is fabulous! The paper is perfect for that image, and your coloring is beautiful!

Kathleen said...

Your owl is SOOO cute---I love that set! You did a wonderful job on that card. I love that story, too! My son got in the car today and asked if I wanted my gift right then--then asked what my favorite color was----he had chosen orange----so, of course, for that moment it became my favorite color! Remember these sweet moments....I'm rambling now, so I'll go!

Jennifer Buck said...

What a crack up! This is the first year that my middle son actually made it home with my gift unopened....of course he couldn't wait for me to open it!...there is a peanut allergy in his class so they have a strict rule about no outside food...they all made bracelets instead. I had to laugh at your post because he totally did the same thing last year in pre-school. Your card is just adorable! This is a new favorite set of mine! I absolutely love those owls! Hope you are doing well! Have a wonderful Mother's Day! :)

acreativeneed said...

Aww, I'm sure they had the best intentions! lol! Too cute. My boys are 3 and 6, so I know what you're talking about! My 6 year old just had to give me his creation today. Could not wait another day!
Your card is so sweet! Have a great Mother's Day!

StamperSharon said...

ROTFLMAO -- Looks like young son got his mother's sense of humor, too!! This is quite hilarious, Cammie -- at least he shared SOME of those kisses!

Love those owls and your card is adorable!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Haven't had much time to blurf lately, so catching up on all I've missed. I love every single thing you made for the last release and your cupcake card, but this story? Totally made me giggle! Sounds like Ben is as ornery as his mama!

Juanita B said...

OH MY GOODNESS, I'm choking from laughing at your wonderful story!!
Thanks for the blessing of sharing your gifts.

Fabulous card! TFS.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh gosh that cracked me up!!! And the owl card is wonderful! I love that dp....I haven't seen that before!

Jessie/knightrone said...

That is freakin hilarious!!! Gotta love kids!! Enjoy your mothers day!! Love this card!!!

dpkennedy said...

Now that is really funny! My almost 5 yr old would do the something like that too! That picture is worth a thousand words you know! I love that owl too and your card is really cute! Happy Mother's Day!

Rose Ann said...

Your owl card is so awesome, as is your coloring! I had to chuckle at your story. It sounds quite familiar, I must say. ;) Cute!

Libby Hickson said...

The antics of your family are seriously cracking me up tonight - it's a lot of fun getting caught up on many days worth of your blog all in one sitting! :-) Love the card too!