Monday, February 20, 2012

A Good Race

Well, we went to Austin this weekend to run the Austin Half Marathon.  My running buddy was supposed to run with my husband and I but she had to cancel at the last minute because her little one was ill.  That meant that I could take it easy!  Had she been with me we would have tried to race it instead of enjoy it!  So, hubby and I just enjoyed all of the 13.1 miles!  And, the bonus, we did an awesome time for a hilly course, he bettered his previous half marathon by 11 minutes! Here are just a few pics:

Us goofing around at the start!  The crowds outside the Capitol Building waiting for the race to start (about 22,000)!  We went to Lance Armstrong's bike shop, he is my hero! And the day before, we decided to break my rules, (I never, ever drink the day before a race, alcohol that is), and we had a Mimosa and Michael had a Mojito, yummy!

Onto something more crafty....the night before we left for Austin I was busy making my MIL a set of cards, she likes to have Sympathy and Thank You cards on hand and I am so thrilled that she likes to use my cards!  So I made her a little gift box (the tutorial is provided by Betsy Veldman) and I put in a few cards (I won't show all of them now).

This is the box, I managed to fit 8 cards in there, but you could put more.  I did not have small enough envelopes so they went seperately.  I will probably alter the size of the template for myself so that in future I can include my envelopes.

The stamps are PTI.

And here is one of the cards I made:

Paper: cardstock (PTI); designer paper (Pink Paisley); Neenah
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black; Hero Arts shadow ink
Stamps: Pink Paisley; PTI
Other: Mat Stack die & Leaf die (PTI)

I hope you all had a great weekend!  And hopefully you have an awesome week coming up!


Barb said...

Glad to hear you enjoyed the run, Brenda! Love the photos you shared! Beautiful box and card - (please share more cards!) The bright lime green is wonderful, and I love the pretty stamping!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Looks like you had an amazing time Brenda. Thanks for sharing the pictures! Gorgeous card box. Looking forward to seeing all the designs you have tucked inside!

CinnamonSally said...

Glad you had a great weekend Brenda and enjoyed your run, I love your box and card set I have just checked out Betsy's blog and will have to try this myself!

AnitaRex said...

What a fun race it looks like you had! :> That's great that your MIL wants to have your cards on hand! Love he pp you used on the sympathy! :>

Lisa said...

So happy you had a great run with your hubby Brenda! Lovely sympathy cards for you MIL. Green is such a soothing color.

Dawn said...

Great card and box Brenda. Sound like you had a good run and fun in Austin.

Rosemary said...

sounds like you and hubby had a good weekend... your cards are lovely.

walchowDesign said...

Glad that you had a fun weekend with your DH and TFS the photos. The box and cards are lovely!

Michelle said...

Looks like you had a great time in Austin! Lovely cards you made for your MIL,Brenda!