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2/15/2016

A St. Pat's Day Bunny

Good evening. If you're in the States on the Eastern Seaboard, I hope the storm is not affecting your area too badly. We were told to expect some nasty weather beginning last night at midnight, but so far, nothing too terrible. Thankfully.

We had a rather exciting Valentine's Day. (I hope yours was exciting too, but not in the same manner as ours). First, Mr. said "let's go out for breakfast". I would probably just as soon stayed asleep, but got up, dressed and off we go. The first restaurant we tried was way too crowded, too long to wait to be seated. So we tried the local Panera's - which we both like. Got our lattes and scones, headed to the car to return home. Driving very slowly in the exit lane to leave the lot, WHAM - BAM...the passenger side of our explorer was slammed. A young fella didn't see us, proceeded to back out his car from the parking space, and caught the entire right side of our explorer. Front door won't open, as part of his rear bumper is wedged between the front & back door. Lots of damage for just a fender bender. Thankfully (and the main thing!) no one was hurt. After impact, we both realized there was a small baby in a rear car seat, and that shook up both of us as it had been a pretty hard jolt. But her parents assured us, she was fine.

This morning, we took the accident report to our insurance people, and since it was the other driver's responsibility, we have to wait for his insurance to contact us. Only problem (I say that with tongue in cheek because dealing with an insurance company over a claim is always gonna be a Big Hassle! )-- we were planning to head to Florida tomorrow. Our Bostonian friend arrived today, and we were going on south to Sunny Florida to see our daughter. Now we hope the insurance company will get in touch with us by tomorrow so that we can leave on Wednesday. There is something scheduled for this Friday, that our friend wants to see.

OK..enough excitement. (See why I like things to stay quiet?!) Here's another St. Pat's card. I'm trying to finish up some commitment cards, get photo'd and scheduled before we leave. Hope I can get 'er all done.


Think this is a Whipper Snapper image, bought at Stampaway last August. It's been colored for a bit, and I can't find the stamp just presently. Die cut with a S/B rectangle.

Used bits & pieces (aka snippets) for the design papers. Just cut pieces that would fit to cover the white card base.

- S/B Celtic motif border - also a snippet.  Sentiment is a Cardz TV St Patricks clear set that I've had for a while.

This card is really a Snippets card all the way round, folks! All the pieces were just handy to stick 'em on a card front. There you go! And I'm going over to the Snippets Playground, where I just saw some YUMMY Sue Wilson dies  & clear stamps as prizes for week 216. Now you know you'd like a chance to win these goodies. For just using snippets!  C'mon!

Thanks for joining me. I may be away for a bit...will try to check in from Sunny Florida (where it might be chilly too!) Hugs.

43 comments:

Joi at RR said...

Just DELIGHTFUL Mary. Wow - WONDERFUL and FUN!! j.

jimlynn said...

Ahhhhh....So sweet and cute. LOVE all that green - and all the wonderful snippets too. Your card makes me smile from ear to ear.

Sorry about the crash - but like you said, no one was injured and that's good. Take care and have a fun trip to Florida. Soak up some of that sunshine.

Lynn

Birgit said...

This card is cute and nice and spring like. I am so glad no one was hurt and I hope you don't feel too sore over the next few days. I am glad the baby is fine but, to be honest, babies and young kids are so good at stuff like this. As we age we get less flexible and hurt more. I hope the insurance will cover a car you can use while your other vehicle is being fixed

Kath said...

A lovely cute card. I hope you get the insurance sorted out soon so you can enjoy your trip to Florida.
Kath x

brenda said...

Oh Mary, what a rotten experience for you on Sunday. A blessing nobody was hurt, but all the same not a nice thing to experience and so sad that your plans to go to Florida may be curtailed by the carelessness of another. I do hope it can be sorted quickly.

On to your card and what lovely fresh and vibrant Spring colours and such a sweet image. Used to see Whippersnapper over here a lot but they are hard to find now,

B x

Petra Swart said...

So sorry to hear that your VD had been spoiled with an accident, Mary!!! Hope that insurance claim will be sorted out in time for you to leave for Florida!!!
Your card is as cute as can be!!! That is just the most adorable little fella you've got there!!! Lovely lo and arrangement of the pretty patterned papers!!! So sweet!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Gail Townsend said...

So cute love your card. Sorry to hear about your crash hope all is sorted soon xxx

SARN said...

Well, sorry to hear about your prang in the car, but pleased to learn no-one was hurt in the accident. Wishing you plain sailing with the insurance palaver.

Your card is so sweet Mary.
Thanks for coming over to play in the SNIPPETS PLAYGROUND. Have a good trip to Florida.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Pat said...

What a cute image and a really pretty card Mary. So sorry you have a damaged car and all thehassle that goes with it getting it fixed, but happy there was no damage to yourselves and hope you manage to get off on your visit tomorrow and have a lovely time!

Sue said...

Hi Mary, I love the card.

Thank goodness no one, especially the baby were hurt. Hope you can get the car sorted quickly.

Have a nice time in Florida. Sue

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

So glad to hear nobody was hurt Mary, it still shakes you though doesn't it? It will be nice for you to get some warm sunshine as I know you have had it very cold and it will be lovely for you seeing your daughter! Your card is lovely, that image is so sweet and coloured fabulously! Have a safe trip! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Olga Fink said...

So adorable! great card! xoxo Olga

Marilyn said...

Glad no one was hurt in accident!! Your card is so adorable!! Love the image

Shona Erlenborn said...

What a little cutie! Love him nestled up against the horseshoe. All your snippets coordinate so well. Sorry to hear about the car incident, but glad everyone was OK. Enjoy your trip to Florida.

Team Clark said...

Such a beautiful design, Mary! Darling image and fabulous papers. <3

Barb said...

Oh Mary what a shame you didn't just stay in bed! Insurance claims are always such a hassle as you say just a blessing nobody was hurt. I do hope you are able to get off to your daughter's on Wednesday,

Well your card is lovely. What a dear little rabbit and of cause I love all the greens. Barbxx

Sandy said...

Is it March? Am I late - with any luck I will be on time. Now that is the Irish Joke of the year. Cute card Mary - you really know how to make the cards!!!!!
Sandy xx

Redanne said...

Oh Mary, I am so sorry to hear about the bump but glad that everyone is OK. It is a shame that your trip has to be delayed though.... Love your St Pat's card, the little bunny is adorable! Safe travels!! Hugs, Anne xx

Donna Ellis said...

I'm sorry to hear about the nuisance and inconvenience the accident is causing, Mary, but grateful you were not hurt. Insurance companies can be terrible to deal with. Hopefully these people will soon get back to you.

Your card is adorable! So sweetly colored, and very spring like! hugs, de

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! my goodness, thank God you are all OK. What a shock it must have been. Hope the insurance company work their magic for you.

I think you had the luck of the Irish by not being hurt and this card shows it off wonderfully, a great image and LOVE your snippets, and the die, a fabulous card.

Sarah said...

Sorry to hear of your "bump" Mary, pleased everyone was Ok but these things are always a hassle to sort out aren't they?! Hope it all goes smoothly and won't spoil your plans.
Your card is fantastic, such a sweet stamp and the pretty green just screams spring!! xx

Lisa said...

I'm so glad no one was hurt, Mary. I hope you get the insurance taken care of so you can head to Florida. Have a safe, fun trip!!

Your card is so adorable!! I love the sweet image!! So cute!! The colors and details are fabulous!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

cuilliesocks said...

OMGosh Mary hat was a Valentine's Day to remember, what a thing to happen, but as you say as long as no one was injured. I hope you don't have any hassle with the insurance.
Lovely little St. Pat's card, take care, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Sorry for the accident at your car,Mary, but it's a very lucky thing that no one was hurt!!!
I wish you to have a car for visiting your doughter and your friends!
Your S. Patrick card is just fabulous, love these green snippets, they match very well toghether and the sweet bunny is just a cutie!!
Hugs my friend!

pam said...

Sorry to hear about your accident Mary, glad you are all ok.
Your card is adorable, love the cute image.
Pam x

Kathleen said...

Oh dear Mary, thank goodness no-one was hurt.
Well I would never have put a rabbit with a St Pat's day card, lovely card and great colours.
Have a good time.

Kath x

Carol L said...

So sorry about your mishap, but glad to know everyone was OK - that's the important thing. Cute card with that sweet image, and I love all the busy patterns on the dsp! Hopefully the horseshoe will turn your luck around while you're in FL! Have a great trip!

Bonnie said...

How scary to get rammed into! I'm glad you (and the others) were all OK. Hope the insurance people come through quickly so you can be on your way. Love this adorable little guy with the big horseshoe! He should have lots of good luck! Great mix of papers!

aussie aNNie said...

Mary this image is so cute...fabulous & Super lovely creation.xx {aNNie}

Gerrina said...

Think I like this one best out of all the St. Patrickcards I have seen! Love that bunny! Hugs, Gerrina

Brenda said...

Oh no, I am so glad you and the Mister are ok Momma Mary! And the baby and family in other car! It doesn't seem to take much to do a lot of damage to today's vehicles. I hope it all get sorted out and that you and your Boston friend were able to get on the road to FL.

Your card is beautiful! I love that image and you have it colored up so pretty. The papers you used are awesome too as are the dies that you used on it. Yep, I know exactly why you like it quiet! Me too!!! Big hugs, Brenda

Stampsnob. said...

Hoping some of the bunnys horseshoe luck rubs on you very soon ........Lis

Donna said...

Adorable card Mary, so glad you and your husband are okay. Hope repairs go as smooth as possible.

Pia S said...

Hope the insurance and car thing got sorted so that you're on your way.
Anyway, what an adorable card and such a great use of snippets! I've got tons and always appreciate getting inspiration on how to use them.

Jenny L said...

Hi Mary,
I am playing catch up this week as it's half term time in the UK.
oh I am so glad no one was hurt.
You poor things I bet that gave you such a fright.
Not a good thing at our age.
I do hope you manage to get away okay yesterday.
Love your St Pats card.
Great designing as always, and a very lovely stamp to own.
Super colouring in of that stamped image too.
Love and the biggest hugs from my house to yours.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Loll said...

Hopefully your claim will be processed quickly. Lucky that no one was hurt! Adorable bunny with the horse shoe! :) Love the mix of papers for your background. Have a save trip and enjoy your time with DD. xx

Anita in France said...

Just so sweet, Mary ... that bunny is adorable! So sorry about the fender bender ... at least everyone was safe, even if the car wasn't. Do hope it won't delay your trip to Florida for too long ... and hope that the claim is hassle free! Hugs, Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Simply adorable Mary....your card is like a cross between Easter and St. Patrick's Day and to me that means a party on a card, just so fun and as sweet as can be.

scrappymo! said...

This is a really sweet card. Love that pretty image.

Off to have a good catch up on your blog!

scrappymo! said...

Signed off too quickly!
Forgot to say that sorry to hear of the damage to your car, but thank goodness that you are all safe and undamaged. That is the main thing.

Hope all gets sorted with your repairs and insurance details...

Gail said...

So cute! Love the Valentine cards too!

Charlene said...

This bunny is absolutely precious Mary!!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Sweet card, and a fun image. I love you Dp too. So sorry to hear about your accident and hope you hear from the adjustor speedily and that it does not hamper your trip!