There are two meanings to today’s post title:

1.  It was a beautiful day here in St. John’s – Spring comes a little later to Newfoundland so it’s only the last couple of weeks that grass has been turning green and the leaves are just starting to bud on the trees.  Today started out a bit cold and foggy but the wind blew the fog away and it was a great day.  I’m sure it’s a bonus for all the May 2-4 campers.  This is also the weekend all the provincial parks open so it’s the first camping weekend of the season.  Traditionally, this is not a weekend known for good weather!  Tomorrow is supposed to be another nice one.

2.  We have been BUSY today.  Housecleaning, prepping the bedroom for that paint job I discussed a couple of days ago, laundry, made some birthday invitations for a young lady’s sleepover party, ran some errands – including buying paint at Home Depot – it wasn’t as crazy there as we thought it would be today.  A hundred dollars later and we had all the supplies we needed to get cracking on the next project.  We managed to get the first coat of paint on the ceiling and the walls are all primed.  Second ceiling coat in the morning followed by coat number one on the walls and I’m hoping there is enough strength in my back to get the second coat done later in the day so all the furniture in my hallway can be moved back in ASAP.  It’s a mess!!!  Once that’s finished, I can do the fun stuff – buying new lamps and curtains plus a few new accessories for the room!  Much more fun than painting.

I do have a card to share today – it’s another baby boy card.  This one is my standard A2 size and it’s a fairly simple layout:

I couldn’t quite get the look I was going for with the mini paper clip and ribbon but I’m thrilled with the faux stitching.  I had been using a cutter bee scoring tool but the results were not quite as crisp as I’d like.  I picked up a new tracing wheel (can’t find my old wood-handled one) at Walmart last week and it works like a charm!  I used a small but sweet image from Whipper Snapper – it was fun to colour and easy to incorporate the card colours into the stamped image.  The layout was cased but I don’t know where from (bad habit…I tend to sketch the layouts rather than bookmark them).

It’s getting late and I need another shower before bedtime (painting is hard and messy work!).  Have a great long weekend, Canada!