It's been a busy weekend. Our duplicate bridge group met Friday night. Saturday morning I attended the first hour of a Lenten retreat at church. I had to leave early because my Dining Room Ministry team was cooking lunch this week. Today we went to church and out to breakfast, I visited my elderly friends (one of whom is in comfort care while her husband is in assisted living), and tonight we had some friends to dinner to start planning a celebration of life event for our friend, Marie, who passed away last month.
In between, I was busy organizing and packing since we'll be leaving tomorrow for Chicago. Sarah has to fly to California for five days, so we're off to help out with Caleb (and thrilled to be doing so!) Unlike Deb who always has great weekend recap photos, I have none. But I do have a couple of cards to share that went out in the mail some time ago.
I won this wonderful three heart die on Melissa's blog. It was so easy to make a quick card with it. I used the negative die cut and backed it with pretty patterned paper from Basic Grey. The thank you die cut (Papertrey Ink) was cut into two pieces. I think this die will made a great valentine come February as well.
Feathers have been a popular theme for quite a few months. Although I liked Papertrey's "Feather Finery" as soon as they introduced it, it took me awhile to decide to order it. Like the heart die, I think it is pretty versatile, which is my current criteria for ordering a new stamp set.
One of the things I like the most about this set is the double stamping with the dots which I embossed in silver.
I'm taking way too much to do on this trip, but hopefully will get a few projects underway while Caleb is at day care in the mornings. He loves day care, and we want to maintain his routine as best we can since he is definitely NOT used to having his mom away. Hopefully, having Grandma and Grandpa there will be a bit of a distraction.