Monday, February 1, 2010

Making Mischief

Celebrate someone's birthday with a sweet little cupcake ("Square Pegs"), it looks so sweet and innocent...
and then show them all the "trouble" you went through to make it! bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
I'd been thinking how fun it would be to have these two battling it out in the kitchen but hadn't gotten around to it. I used my Perfect Pattern Pop Up Oven template printed on glossy cardstock and added Theresa's kitten and Mouse from "Purrr-fectly Delightful". I added a flour crock and dials from "Have a Cookie" and upended the jar, sponging Cream White directly onto the floor and countertop, as well as stamping the pawprints. DP is Basic Grey Sugar Rush, I framed up a few little flowers from another print in the pack with the picture frame fom "Tech Talk" and "hung" a couple askew, like they've been all over those counters! ( I know some of you are laughing while others totally have the willies right now!) I didn't mean to use this many sets, but once I started I couldn't stop, ya know? )*

Well. I'm sure you've all heard the saying "when the cats away, the mice do play"? As luck would have it, while I put the finishing touches on this card, I thought my kids were resting in their beds (where I'd sent them after being too rowdy playing when they were supposed to be home from school sick, and they are sick, but apparently not that sick!) but instead they got up and into a bottle of Super Glue my husband left out over the weekend....(dramatic music here) I will never know exactly what happened, as both their stories are very different and fault the other, but my 4 year old's arms were completely covered in glue (looked like long, ropy burn victim scars) and he had a 9 volt battery stuck to his mouth. My older son had it on the tips of his fingers but is still holding out that he was nowhere near the glue. Hmmph. After two hours of bath and scrubbing William threw up in his bed, and I got to change the sheets on his top bunk bed, one of my least fave chores. woo.hoo. It was quite a "sick" day here, let me tell you. Hope your day went better than mine!


*I totally could have gone further and had the cat outnumbered by an army of mice, one half in half out the jar, etc but didn't want to freak anyone out, based on a few release party comments I think there may be some musophobes reading (afraid of mice, had to look that one up!)

13 comments:

TexasGrammy said...

Oh what a fun surprise on the inside of this cute creation! hahahahahahaaha!

Sandra said...

cute!
Sandra

Justine said...

Melanie this is outstanding and what a lucky recipient. I opened the page and was like well, not her typical work then scrolled down!! How Fun is this. I love it

Sharon W. said...

I loved your card. If you didn't get all of the super glue off, try using orange juice. My daughter glued her fingers together years ago with the stuff and we bought an orange and she stuck her fingers in the half and wiggled them and it worked. It wasn't instant by no means but it did work. Just thought I'd pass it along from someone who also had little angels.lol. She didn't do it either, or so she said, but she never did it again either.lol.

Karen Knegten said...

Melanie- great card! Love all those "floured" paw prints too. The mouse? Not so much!
Wow- what a day you had! I don't miss those days. Hope today is much better!

Marian said...

I really MUST comment on this picture as I had that REAL picture in my house on Sunday morning! LOL...that's just so cute, but not so cute for me. I have six cats and they were ALL after the poor lil mouse!
I think I need that set!
Thanks for sharing :)

Tina Gilliland said...

That is just TO cute, girlfriend! LOL Love it!! I haven't even tried my pop out stove yet... gotta get the done!

lisa808 said...

Sorry for your 'sick' day.

Very fun card.

Miesje said...

What a great card! Your "sick kids" story brought a smile to my face - sorry but I am a grandma now and CAN look back and smile. I remember those days with fondness, you will too someday!

Anita said...

Cute card! I like this type of mouse. The paws prints are an amazing touch.

Terri E. said...

This is so stinking funny I can't stand it!!!! I live on a farm and that cat would get an award here LOL!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Jennie said...

Look at how cute this is...Love it! Great design inside and out!

Lori said...

I would love to see the extra mice, maybe add them and post a warning in your title??? Any way, sorry to hear of your boys' exciting day. I did have to laugh at the 9v battery, my sil has 2 little boys (and my brother-lol), so I've heard this stuff before! Hang in there, I know they are your pride and joy.