Monday, March 1, 2010

The Weekend Is Over

Good morning my legionnaires. Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was. I designed those favors I was tellin' ya' about and started them....stinkin' cute....not to worry, will post in a day or two. Oddly, Arizona has been having some really rainy weather and I take my best photos outdoors, so we'll see what the morrow brings.

I got a little baking done. I made an apple cake with a recipe from Food Network. I did the right thing for my body and gave half away to kiddos. I also made some tapioca for dh. He loves the stuff. Ask anybody who is younger than 30, about this old-fashioned pudding and ya' get a blank stare. Then I tried my hand at a rice pudding recipe that was made in the slow cooker. IMO, the directions for length of cooking time need some revising as mine came out quite dry, but tasty. Ah well, one can always use lots of whipped cream to make up for it, and ONE did! And I do have a tried and true stovetop for this other old-fashioned dessert, so I'll be making that one for my dd's birthday this week.

On to my card, and speaking of birthdays, big bro's B-Day is tomorrow. He will be 68 (just like the dh), but God blessed him with much better health than dh. He also thinks he's still a kid, which sometimes makes me cringe a bit. He is still wearing gold chains for cryin' out loud. But I love him to pieces...more now than ever. We have a long and complicated history together and apart. He's a devoted dh, grandfather, and father...with a daughter 12 yrs. old....don't ask! I'm blessed to have him in my life.
Back to the card. It's simple, but there I go, trying to do the matchy thing with dots this time. It's a lot easier than with stripes. So, I kept it simple. Both sentiment and image are from "Perfectly Clear Stamps, Birthday Brackets." This is Stampendous' clear stamp line. A Nestie shape to mount the square candles on and some hardware, all on a white base and I was done. I kinda' amazed myself with this quick card...not that it's gorgeous or anything, it's just that it came together lickity split.

I hope all you workin' folks out there have a great and safe week. I hear the weather is still awful in many parts of the country. Hurry up spring. We're ready already.

Hugs & Blessings,
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Janine said...

Love your card Erica! and can hardly wait to see your favours!!

Scrapaddict said...

I love this card! I have to make a few male cards (it's hard not to use flowers and ribbon!) so I may use your design.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Erica, this is beautiful! Love how you created that 'line' of DP across the card ... very cute.

Can't wait to see all your favors ... hope your picture-takin' weather returns!!