Sunday, May 20, 2012

Busy as a Bee

I've been as busy as a bee this week! So busy, in fact, that I've had little time for crafting. The garden needed a lot of tending.

I had three flats of annuals to plant. I now have the blisters to prove it. Curse you, terrible soil!

The roses needed dead heading. It's been an amazing spring for roses! I wish this photo came with smell-o-vision because you would not believe the fragrance!

I planted eight pepper plants and eight varieties of heirloom tomatoes. Every year I promise myself that I'll give up on the tomatoes and just buy local, but every spring they tempt me. It's their exotic names...German Girl, Black Prince, Golden Jubilee. The names get me every time.

Yesterday I laid ten bags of mulch to keep the weeds at bay and keep the plants moist. Today I am covered in mosquito bites, my shoulders are pink, my back aches, and my hands are not pretty. But my garden is pretty, and that makes me smile.

This morning, I felt the need to craft again. I purchased this PTI stamp set from one of the B/S/T forums recently. I just love Iconic Images, especially this vase.

A simple, no layers card. I used Tangerine Tango for the flowers, and I just love the color paired with the others...baja breeze, certain celery, so saffron, and a little soft suede to soften the edges.

I'm taking this tired body to church this morning. Haven't been to my home church in a few weeks. When I start finding excuses not to go, then I know it's time to get back.

Blessings on your Sunday, friends!


  1. Love the card! I really enjoy your more 'simple' cards. Simple in quotes because I know that those cards are not really simple, as in easy, ( I now because I have a really! hard time with them) but simple in beauty and form. Thank you for sharing!
    Lu C

  2. Gorgeous card! And oh the roses and garden work! Here in Seattle my first roses just bloomed today! Yeah! They are so sweet smelling!