Happy Monday Sweet Readers, How are you? Thank you so much for stopping by. I love that you took time from your day to visit. (((hugs to each))) I should have posted this sooner, but time got away from me! Was Father's Day a great one for the dad in your life? Because DS lives in Portland, I made it special for the man in my life - the wonderful father of our amazing son. I began the day by making him Danish Aebleskivers. These are little pancake textured dumplings. That was a big hit with my Dane! For dinner, I chose to take him from the desert to New England for a clambake! Well, we didn't really go to New England, but I did make a stove top clambake for him. He LOVED it! I used a large pot to hold all the seafood. I began with a nice, thick bed of fresh spinach (since the high desert doesn' seem to have any seaweed, LOL). This was followed by the fingerling potatoes, sweet corn, garlic infused chicken sausages, lobster tails, shrimp, clams, and mussels. I splashed a bit of chicken broth just to get the steam going. On went the lid and we let the steaming begin. Here is a photo of the finished product: Does that look yummy? With everything being fresh, the flavors were incredible. I also made a card for my sweetheart. I dressed Edwin in colors that DH usually wears. His favorite shoes - the ones I HATED - were orange and black. Thank goodness, they finally fell apart. LOL Yet, whenever I create a card for DH, I make sure the shoes are the ones he loved so much. The colors are actually deeper than I am able to get on Blogger. I don't know why that happens. Here it is: I had difficulty with it standing up, so I made a little foldable inclusion which prevents the card from flopping open. You may be able to see it here: Lastly, I also did the back of the card so that there was a special message just for him. Of course, I've blurred it because it is "mushy" and private, LOL. You get the idea, though. I colored the image with distress inks. The cardstock is Bazzill, and the paper is a very old paper by Paper Pizazz. I liked the blues and rusts. I also added some Diamond Glaze to the headlight covers and windshield. There is a sprinkling of glitter on the ground just to add some dimension. I made the flowers at the bottom of the title using a Marianne Design die. I hope you like it. I know my sweetie sure did! He has it out on his desk and says he's NOT going to file this one away. I think it all because of the shoes! LOL Have a wonderful day! I'll be back soon with more examples of my work. I so appreciate your visiting I hope you will come back again!
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Scrappy Frons Challenge Blog ends 6/30 - Celebrate Men
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge #65 - ends 6/28 - Boy Attitude
Hotshot Craft #9 - Distress Inks
More Than Favors #72 - ends 6/26 - Father's Day
The Crafty Pad#176 - ends 6/30 - More than one fold
Tilda's Town#6 - ends 6/28 - Edwin