Monday, June 25, 2012

Father's Day with Magnolia Edwin and DH!

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!

Happy summer!


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


Dawn said...

Thanks for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week for our More Than One Fold Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Rene said...

Awesome! Well, except that Edwin looks like he's kicking that classic car! Come on man, you have to take care of your baby! Lol!
Rene :D

Rene said...

P.S. You need to enter him in Tilda's Town Edwin challenge!!!!

Paula said...

The card is so and black shoes??? yep, I would be happy when they fell apart too, in fact i might be inclined to help them fall apart, LOL. And the clambake looks delish! Oh my, your hubby had a great day!

Leslie said...

Super cute, Chris! I know your hubby loved it! :)

Sandy said...

Your card is so special but Oh My Goodness your meal looks out of this world. I have never attempted this although I love everything that was in your New England Clam bake. Did you eat it all!!!! I know you to be a wonderful cook as well as a card designer - Chris your husband is sooooooooo lucky!

RenateKreativ said...

Edwin is so very Cute. Great design.
Hugs Renate

Pam Sparks said...

Wow! You're so creative Chris! Adorable step Edwin card creating! I'm sure your hubby enjoyed his day!

Unknown said...

wow I lovet hsi step card and the stamp are lovely and coloured very well.

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, what a stunning card, I'm sure he was thrilled with it! Fab image and so beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xxx

Nancie Quah said...

Awesome! Love the color matching and the details. Your hubby sure loved it! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town Challenge. Good Luck.

Tina Makuc said...

Stunning card Chris..
I love how you combined Cool Edwin with a new stamp..
Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town..
Hugs, Tina

Karen said...

This is great Chris! : )

Linda Palmer said...

Chris, this is such a darling card and your coloring is so beautiful. Love all the orange, my DH loves orange because orange and black are his school colors. I know your hubby loved this card and enjoyed that delicious meal.

Jenz Bitz 'n' Bobs said...

Great card. Love the card layout and your colouring is stunning. Jenny x

cathylynn said...

WOW Chris everything looks so YUMMY!!! I bet you hubby was delighted!! You created a fantastic dinner along with an awesome card!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Elle said...

Perfection! Your coloring is spectacular.

rachel said...

fabulous easel card - really great image - thanks for joining us over at the crafty pad this week - hugs Rachel xx

Karen said...

Your card is awesome! Love the shape and design. The food looks fabulous...Yummy...!


debbi taylor said...

great card and perfect for our challenge this week!
thank you for joining in the challenge at the crafty pad this week
Debbi x

Norma said...

Chris, your card looks terrific. Love this style of cards. Wonderful scene and beautifully coloured. Love the masculine DP.
Your dindin looks yummy. I can't remember when was the last time I had lobster--my mouth is watering...LOL.

Suzan L said...

Hi Chris, What a cute Father's Day Card you have created! The Edwin that you chose is perfect in front of the car with his shoe up on the bumper! You have colored both so beautifully!

Christina C. said...

WOW, Chris, your card is AMAZING and your meal looks out of this world yummy!!!! Lucky man!!!!
I also make those little pancakes for breakfast on occasion.

Laura said...

LOVE your card and your dinner looked DELISH! Sounds like you had a great day. :)

♥ Laura C.

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Chris! Fantastic design and I love your Edwin (and his shoes:-))! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

craftymum said...

Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

Sarah x

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Cordine said...

Gorgeous card Chris!

Jean said...

Chris, that card is just too much and just perfect for a fathers day and one that is to be cherished for eterenty since it is an eterenty card (classic). Too bad when you are entering a card you can't enter the food picture with it.. You would win with that.. Though it looks good afraid we don't eat that down south.. but it sure is purty!!!
Hugs, Jean

cabio's craft corner said...

Fun folds! Love the cute and bright coloring of your card Chris :o)