Saturday, June 25, 2011

Pink Lady And Another Blog award.

     I have completed the beginners' Copics classes @ So I have become daring and colored my first digi stamp. This stamp is from Pink by Design and she has such cute stamps! I also added this to their copic challenge where the only requirement was to use the color pink. ( I think I have that covered, lol).
     I used the following colors:
Face: E01,E00,E000,R20
Hair: E13, E15, E17
Shoes and Hat Ribbon: C1, C3, C5,C7
Dress and Hat: RV02, RV04, RV06
Boa: R81, R83, R85 Spica hot pink
Star: Y13,Y15, Y19
     I also had some trim left over from a Donna Salazzar class I recently finished so that went on the card as well. The paper is from a stack called "All About Girls" from DCWV. I also added some stickles for her necklace.
     The newly added blog award was from Audrey @ Cute And Some. Please check her blog out she has some great projects over there.
     Upon receipt of this award I have to let you know 8 more things about my self and pass this on to 8 other blogs. First, the 8 things about me:
     1. I love my husband! We have been married for 38 years and are the exact opposites. He is quiet and reserved, I'm outgoing and social.
     2. I love a good joke and can be quite silly at times.
     3. I love my children. There are 5 of them and they all have very unique personalities which I love. They are all very accomplished and talented in their own fields.
     4. I love my grand children all 8 of them! The are so close in age that I feel like Mema + 8! They are truly God's blessing to us and make us realize how fast time goes by.
     5. I love crafting, all types of crafting: paper, painting, sewing, beading etc.
     6. I love learning new things. Perhaps that is why I love taking on line classes. I can learn at my own pace and practice to my hearts content.
     7. I love to wake up to the smell of coffee ( okay, I'm addicted, lol).
     8. I love the feeling you get when you walk out of church, sort of like life is beginning anew.
     Now for the lucky ladies ( and yes there are 2 guys that I follow, lol) who amaze me with their talent. Please be sure to stop by and give them some love.
     7. http://scrapguy.blogspot.com
     Thanks for following me. Hugs, Mary

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Fathers' Day!

     I hope all the dad's out there had a great day. This is the dessert I made for the guys we were happy enough to see today. It's a scratch recipe with cinnamon, chocolate chips, walnuts and cheery pie filling, yum! To dress it up I had these flags that I bought several years ago. They are originally for the 4th of July so I just added some rub ons with the "Happy Fathers' Day. Because this cake doesn't need frosting I still wanted to dress it up a bit so I made some chocolate covered strawberries. They really added a nice touch I think.
     I have been taking a lot of pictures with my new camera but haven't had a chance to do much with them. I also have Tim Holtz film strip that I haven't used so an inspiration hit ( at 11:30 pm I do my best work then, lol).
     This is what I came up with. I decided to use the pictures as a film strip and put them on a tag. I know not many guys save cards they receive but, honestly, who could throw this tag away?
     I spritzed the tag with Clearsnaps Spun Sugar spritz and tied the tag with the tag string and added a silver fish charm.
     I came up with this pocket card so the shipping tag fits right inside. I love my Bind It All so I thought it would be great to add some lacing to the side and added a distrezzed tag to the front. I got a deal on Rub Ons from My Sentiments Exactly and they had a lot of Fathers' Day sentiments. Needless to say they loved them.
     My own dad passed away suddenly 34 years ago but I still remember one incident vividly. I was in 5th grade and was devastated to learn I needed eye glasses. The day I got them I was so upset I refused to wear them. I was sitting on our back steps when my father quietly sat down beside me and asked me to tell him what I saw at the end of our yard. I told him there were bushes just a lot of bushes. He then asked me to put my glasses on, just for a minute. Of course I grudgingly obliged. He then said they looked very nice. Why not tell him about those bushes? To my amazement they were not bushes at all but trees. They were huge trees!
I learned right then and there that this was a very wise man sitting beside me. Love you always dad.