Saturday, March 12, 2011

Vintage Bunny/Chick Swap - Pink Sat. & Being Creative

As a part of "Being Creative" and Pink Saturday this week, I am going to post a couple of items I've made for a Vintage Bunny/Chick Swap I am in. We will each submit ten cards and they will be divided among ten ladies and made into a Vintage Bunny Chick Book. The neat thing about this swap is that all of the cards are allowed to be different sizes. I can't wait to see how the book turns out. What a fun way to start celebrating Easter. Easter is my second most favorite holiday after Thanksgiving! And an even more fun thing about this is that my oldest daughter, who was on Spring Break, helped me and we had a wonderful afternoon being creative together. This hasn't happened very often since she has been in college!
4X6 Card with a "little extra"

Card Back

Made by my Dear Daughter - not included in swap
Back of her card
I will post more photos once the books have been completed. This is only my second swap, but I find that being involved in a swap forces you to complete things and pushes you creatively. It has been a fun and challenging way to stay creative.

The topic for this week in "Being Creative" is "Things that stop you from being creative". Well my first and foremost is, as it might be for a lot of people - time limitations. It is hard to make time to be creative on a regular basis. I tend to go in creative spurts. When I am busy with heavily scheduled times in my regular life, it is hard to slice out a little time to be creative. One thing I have been learning from reading other creative blogs is that even 10 minutes can keep you rolling creatively. So I have tried to do that - try to something creatively almost every day - even if it is for a very short time.

Well, if you would like to read more about being creative, head over to Amisha's blog at Gorgeous and Fun and visit some of the other bloggers there. She is one of the "pink" bloggers that I have met through Pink Saturday and has a wonderful blog.

And if you want to see other wonderful Pinks, stop over at Beverly's blog How Sweet the Sound. There are lots of fabulous links to every sort of Pink you can imagine.

Have a happy and wonderful Pink Saturday! Go be creative!


liberal sprinkles said...

Hi Tricia, I love the idea of making a book out of the swapped cards and these here are gorgeous, especially the stripey back. I just made something for a postcard swap, hope to post photos soon. I don't seem to find much time to create, I find myself thinking up ideas of stuff I can make, but executing them is a problem. sigh...

Deanna said...

Hi Tricia,
I wish I was creative enough to make something like that but I do so enjoy looking at the creativity of my fellow bloggers. I'd love to see the finished book. Hopefully you can post that when it's done.

Happy Pink and Green Saturday!
Deanna :D

ArtZhodgepodge said...

Love em.. Can't wait to have them in my little inky hands. Thanks for playing..

I take 3 times a week to do something.. even if it is only 10 minutes. Sometimes its just jotting down notes for a project. It keeps my head in the game.

Sandi (Meme) said...

What fun projects! I agree, how much better we do when we have a deadline looming! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment on my Pink Saturday post. Loved having you stop in - you are welcome to come back and stay, if you'd like! Sandi

Terri Morse said...

The finished book is going to be wonderful. I love the cheerful cards.Have a great weekend! Terri

Amisha said...

Hi Tricia,
I love the card and it is fabulous that your daughter created with you.

And Tricia, you are not ahead or behind on the party. I am absolutely delighted that you take part and talk about what helps you create. My whole point of the party is to help us create. So talking about whatever you feel is great!

And can I confess I am afraid of swaps? I generally get signed up with gusto and then later on feel attracted to create something else.
So I am very bad with swaps and no longer take part in them.

LV said...

All your creations are very pretty. What a wonderful way to spend family quality time.

Holly said...

HI Tricia~
Your bunny cards look like so much fun. How special to that you got to spend time with your daughter.
Enjoyed visiting your blog.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Amanda said...

What a fun swap! I love your cards but am of course partial to the Peter Rabbit images ;) Thank you for your sweet visit to Girl in Pink and lovely comments on my Bunny Bunting! I am so envious of your visit to Ms. Potter's home in the Lakeside Dist! Did you post about it? I am so intrigued!
Best Wishes and Blessings,

Fuzzy Slippers said...

I can't wait to see your book!!!! I agree that time limits can really get me bogged down creatively. I'm trying to be like you and give myself even just a few minutes to keep the mojo going. :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I love all your Easter creativeness! Happy Pink belated Saturday. And have a wonderful weekend. xo

She'sSewPretty said...

Those are beautiful tags!! I'm too late to wish you a happy Pink Saturday so I'll wish you a ♣♣♣Happy St. Patrick's Day♣♣♣

Donna said...

Thanksgiving is my fav. holiday too!! The book sounds like so much fun!! I homed school once upon a time and I now teach art to homeschoolers in my little craft cottage!!