Friday, March 15, 2013

Still too busy for my likin

Yes things seem to get in the way of my card making. Work, laundry, cooking blah blah blah. We did go away last weekend to visit my eldest nephew and his wife. That was so fun - you know how it is sometimes - nothing will do but to just get on the road and getaway! We did a lot in a short little visit: went to see their new house they'll be closing on at the end of the month; went out to lunch; went bowling (I haven't done that in yearsssss and we had a ball... a bowling ball LOL), went to the movies (saw Silver Linings Playbook - so good!),went out to dinner. I'd always wanted to go to this fondue place - The Melting Pot (have you been?) and when they suggested it I was so in. Yum. (yes it was a fattening weekend but that's all I shall say on that subject.)
Anyway - you go away and then you need to catch up with everything you put aside for the weekend. (Laundry, grocery shopping... did I say laundry? ugh). I've been so busy I haven't even stamped with some new Papertrey Ink stamps I bought in February - unheard of for me. I find a way to get ink on stamps within days of receipt. And heck - Santa bought me a Silhouette Portrait for Christmas I'm still trying to get a handle on. So the other day I said I'm pulling out something and I'm stamping and I'm Silhouetting.
On the first card I used some burlap I had hanging around for years combined with the green burlap I picked up in Michaels a week or two ago. I diecut the letters with some Sizzix dies (Funky Brush) out of PTI Hibiscus Burst Bitty Dot patterned paper. I think I love those diecut letters alot all polkadotted up. The little bunny is stamped and diecut from PTI's Polka Dot Parade #1. The word Happy is from PTI's Stylish Sentiments. The buttons are also PTI. And the Bakers Twine is from WeRMemory Keepers. I love that little bunny so much I decided to pair him up with a card I cut using my Silhouette Portrait. The patterned paper is again PTI but this time Bitty Dot  Spring Moss. It's a simple card but I like it and I was happy to actually produce something using the Silhouette. I had gotten a bit frustrated with the Silhouette - it's not the Silhouette that's the problem - it's me. I need more time to play with it and finally getting something made was encouraging.
SSo that's all for now. I'm determined to get some more cards made on Sunday (yes tomorrow is already spoken for - ugh!). Thanks for stopping by and have a good one!


Inkyfingers said...

What cute cards. I love the rustic look with the burlap and that little bunny is so sweet. You sound to have had a great weekend and I agree it is so good to get away sometimes.

Leigh said...

Oh, these are both perfect, Tracy!

Marybeth said...

Hi Tracy, sorry I have not been by in a while. Sounds like a fun get a way …for just fun stuff. Thank you for some of the sweetest comments. I am so glad you liked the Firs Holy Communion Card. I was so happy to find the stamp at Serendipity Stamps too. Great Co. to work for.
Love your sweet bunny cards! The two colored burlap card is adorable! I hear it takes some time to learn the Silhouette , a friend of mine Cathy posted about it on her blog. I was on the fence for a long time too about Rosie P. I do love the set but did not get the second stamping set for it.