Saturday, April 28, 2012

Raising Boys

Raising Boys
Author: Roberta I. Teague
I scrub the wall of fingerprints,
Pick up the mounds of clothes.
I sweep the dirt that shoes track in-
Wish I could use a hose!
Meals are served from dawn to dark,
Dirty dishes crowd the sink.
Just when they’re washed and put away-
Everyone wants a drink!...
Broken bones and bloody knees,
I should have been a nurse.
I take it all in shaky stride-
Just grateful it’s not worse!
Screams and shouts and arguments
Test the keeping of my cool.
They left the neighbor’s faucet on-
See their new front yard pool!...
A rose can say I Love You,
Orchids can enthrall;
But a weed bouquet in a chubby fist,
Oh my, that says it all! 


My card follows the monthly sketch over at Authentique's Blog. I used chicken wire as a mask to create the hexagons in the background and then added a tag and elements from the lovely Authentique's Delightful Collection as well as May Arts ribbons and fibers.


May Arts teamed up with Authentique this past week! Please stop by the May Arts Blog this weekend and comment for your chance to win prizes from both amazing companies!

32 comments:

  1. Your bg is amazing!! Love the soft effect of the spray and then the tag is just so sweet, LoVe it!

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  2. What a great background!!! Another soft and beautiful card!! Love that bow :)

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  3. Love the chicken wire background Karen - gorgeous card :)

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  4. Oh how I love the poem...makes me smile!

    And your card is all kinds of gorgeous Karen! What a fabulous idea to use the chicken wire!!

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  5. PS First things first when I get home :)...just ordered your Audrey set...can't wait to get my hands on it!! :)

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  6. What a lovely card Karen... Love the sof colors here and that bow too...I must get the chicken wire.... hugs...xoxo

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  7. Your card is so beautiful, Karen! I love all the elements and delicate bow.

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  8. soft and slightly shabby yet still a twist on CAS.

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  9. Love this card, Karen! And, that poem is so sweet - reminds me of my boys when they were young!

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  10. This is beautiful Karen! I love that background!

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  11. Beautiful, love the misting!

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  12. stunning design Karen. flawless in fact.

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  13. How beautifully shabby and soft! The subtle chicken wire background is fantastic!

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  14. and you happen to have chicken wire around the house? too funny. I ADORE that poem! As momma to boys, that really rings true for us. Took my little one to dr for ear infection Thurs and taking the older one today for an infection for his thumb...I'll take these "little" things over broken bones which we have surprising avoid thus far.. lots of stitches though... lovely card. I love how you added the jute string to the fancy ribbon which pairs nicely with the pinks/wire... very clever!

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  15. Stunning!! Love your misting and layering! Truly a work of art, Karen! Enjoy your weekend! xoxo

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  16. THANKS for sharing I LOVE all of the little details!! =)
    Have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

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  17. Oooo...LOVE the chicken wire background you've created Karen! BRILLIANT...fabulous card!

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  18. I love your sprayed background, Karen!! :)

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  19. Thanks for sharing that poem. I have three boys and it spoke to me. Super fab card too. Love the chicken wire idea...it turned out great!

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  20. Chicken wire? Wow what a gorgeous result! :> Love this pretty card and the poem was fabulous as well!

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  21. gorgeous beautiful soft shabby card. love the misting.

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  22. wow this is totally gorgeous...I love that background...

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  23. Beautiful! I love that you can go CAS and then all layer-y but still really focused. Such a sweet girly card. Loved that poem too. And great use of chicken wire! It looks so subtle and soft in the background :)

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  24. Gorgeous! I would love to see more of this style from you! I heart it!

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  25. Beautiful card, love the softness of the colors!! And that poem...sure fits in my household!! :)

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  26. absolutely gorgeous, Karen! beautiful color combo and LOVE the chicken wired misted background. so clever! really like the poem, too. i guess it's the joy of having boys, huh? =)

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  27. Love that chicken wire mask, Karen! It looks awesome misted like that!

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  28. I love that poem (and getting weed bouquets!)- and the chicken wire mask is out of this world. You are a genius.

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