Saturday, May 18, 2013

Home with a bad back.... sigh...

I am back from NYC... with a bad back : (
My daughter has so many heavy luggages to bring home with her, I hurt my back helping her dragging those bags, and boy... guess how much I paid for over weight bags, 300 bucks, yikes....

Do you have kids that go to college with 2 bags and come home with 3? What do you do when kids do not listen to you? My older girl goes to school in CA, I drove her up to school with my mini car, and we had to rent an SUV to bring all her stuff back last summer, I thought my younger would learn from the experience, when I moved her to NYC beginning of the school year, I restricted her to just 2 bags, I said if you cannot fit your stuff into two bags, you are just not bringing because we are flying and not driving, it is just not worth to pay extra for bags, so we did without problem. Who knows the problem came when I have to move her home after the school year ended, not only I have to buy another 29" luggage for her, we came home paying 300 extra for flying the bags home, plus a bad back from dragging those bags out of the dorm room to the car park. What should I do with kids like that? Any advice? Anyway, thanks for letting me vent, LOL! I am glad she is home though!

Ok, here's a card for 

Sketch and Scrap (May card sketch)



close-ups




 A lovely sketch that I enjoyed playing, hop over to check it out



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kirsty

32 comments:

Elborgi said...

such a wonderful card! Wish you all the best for your back!
Elma

MichelleZ said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and composition. Gorgeous!

(And I have that same bird too! Isn't he great?)

And I have college kids too. We had to rent a van to get their stuff home. :( Unfortunately, I think it happens to all parents.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I'm a mean Mom ... so I don't know if you want to know what I would have done! LOL!! So sorry you hurt your back :( I loveeeeeeeeee your card!! GORGEOUS colors and loving the ribbon!!!

Sue Lelli said...

You would die if you saw all the stuff my son collected at college!!! Be happy yours fit into three suitcases but the $300 was ROUGH! Did you tell her you could have bought a lot of crafting supplies with that money! LOL! LOVE your card, LOVE the bow! LOVE the paper combo and that big shiny button!

Kerry said...

Goodness Kirsty I don't know what element of your card I like best! If push came to shobe it would have to be the little bird stamp...just so darn cute. Thanks for playing along with us at SNS.

Ros Crawford said...

Aww! So sorry about your back and the dent in your wallet! Your card is so pretty ... Hopefully you will be able to sit and craft ...

Lisa in Texas said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the stamped flowers on the lower right, such a small thing can add so much sometimes! On the subject of kids...well, if I knew the answer I would be in heaven! Just know this, you aren't the only one who has kids that won't listen, we are experiencing the same thing here...I guess as they get into their teens they lose their hearing lol!

Angi Barrs said...

Hope your back gets better soon. Love your gorgeous card.

Sue B said...

Aww this is beautiful Kirsty.. so delicate and pretty… I love the shabby bow… gorgeous!! :-))
I'm so sorry to hear about your back... I hope you can rest up and feel better very soon!!
Take Care
Big hugs
Sue xx

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Kirsty, love the colors! I had four kids in college and survived all four! We spent years traveling overseas and my two daughters always had 25 lb backpacks they could hardly carry while my two boys had light weight backpacks! College was the same. The girls always came home with more. The only thing you can do is cut their spending budget and listen to them cry over the phone or just accept it and move on! Just wait until it comes time for the weddings! Now that will break you back and your pocket book! Hugs and happiness for Sunday, feel better soon!

Dora said...

That is much to pay extra,...but she is safe, home and you are together:):) But I understand the problem..that is a lot of money...

I love the card you made:):)

Sabrina Sulaiman said...

Haha! I always come back with extra bag so I can't comment ;)

Anyway, this is such a pretty card! Love the neutral color effect :)

Nicole Hascoet said...

Oh so sorry to hear about your back. I hope you get well soon. Wow this is a lot of money for some luggage!
Your card is so gorgeous. love it.
Hugs xx

Kelly said...

What a beautiful card!! I love the stamped bird and flowers! Thanks for playing along with Sketch N Scrap! :)

ps...hope your back feels better quick!

Rachelle Olaridge said...

What a gorgeous card. Love the accents and color. Thanks for joining us at Sketch-N-Scrap May Card Challenge.
Huggies
Rachell-DT
xxx

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Gorgeous card Kirsty! Hope your back will be better soon :(
hugs, Wendy

Ira Huberts said...

Lovely card Kirsty, hope your back heals soon!
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Sandy Ang said...

so sorry to read that you hurt your back lugging heavy luggage. hope you are able to rest it well and recover soon

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh I love this! Elegant simplicity at its best!

Lynnda said...

Beautiful card Kirsty... I hope your back is better now... hang in there... rest much... hugs..x

sandi said...

What a pretty card Kirsty! So sorry to hear about your back!

Linda R said...

Your card is so pretty. Love the close up shots.

So sorry to hear you hurt your back. Darn kids just don't listen do they..

Hugs~

Juls said...

Gorgeous card!!! Every detail just perfect, so soft&pretty!! Hugs Juls xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! This is sooo pretty, Kirsty! So soft and romantic! Love that big bow and love the page pebble! Great papers and color combo, too.
So sorry to hear about your back. I know how much that hurts. Feel better soon!

Brandi Matos said...

This is soooo pretty!!! What a beautiful take on the sketch!!!! LOVE the papers and color combo!!!
Thanks for playing along at SNS first card challenge!!!

Heather Hall said...

Absolutely Stunning. Whomever receives this card will be a lucky person! Thanks for sharing with Sketch-N-Scrap!

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, this is GORGEOUSNESS, missus!!! sorry about the back, tho, that STINKS!!!!! feel better SOON... and make that dolce carry (& pay for!!!) her own stuff!!!!!! (alternately, if she HAS TO bring home extra, it's a lot cheaper to ship the "extras" via UPS!)

heartforhandmade said...

This is just great! I love each and every piece of embellishment and elements you applied in the card. The colors are just fab too :) So glad you played along with us at the Sketch-N-Scrap challenge.
xx Ria

Hillary Harris said...

Gorgeous! Love the vintage feel! Thanks for joining us at Sketch N Scrap!

Stephanie said...

a truly gorgeous card - thanks for taking the time to play along with us at Sketch N Scrap!

Tamika said...

What a beautiful and elegant card, I love every special touch! Thank you for joining us at Sketch~n~Scrap!

Mandi said...

Darling card. i love the cluster. Thanks for playing along at S~N~S.