Monday, April 9, 2012

Easter Dinner

My cousin Ron (my mom's side) and his wife DiAnne come to AZ every winter. Dad and Ron ride motorcycles a lot, back in Iowa so we invited them over for Easter dinner. Dad chose the menu of pork roast, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green bean casserole. No picture of that though. I love to entertain. I have a huge set of china to use and rarely use it. I wanted to use the china, dad said to keep it casual. So I set the kitchen table instead of my big dining table. lol. It was a fun dinner. Nice to catch up with relatives I haven't seen in a very long time.

Here is my table and us after the dinner.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Happy Birthday with Skull

I followed the SFYTT for March 2012 but did not get it loaded in time for the deadline. I did a lot of embossing on this one. I was trying to make paper like the retired Bride and Groom from Stampin' Up! that is black with black shine on the top. I loved that paper for the longest time and didn't buy it when it was available. I will send this to someone who loves skulls like I do. I think I have that person in mind. They will be surprised to get a card from me. I hand cut both the crown embossing and the skull (twice). I wanted to use the black skull because it popped more, but it needed just a little edge in pink for a pop of color. I used my favorite black and white polkadot paper from Hobby Lobby : ). I'm sure you have seen it on a few cards. lol. I used pop dots behind the skull/crown element to make it have more dimension.

Supply List: Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio, DCWV, SU Pixie Pink, SU circle punches, Sizzix crown embossing folder, SU stripe embossing folder, SU clear embossing powder, Inkadinkadoo stamp, Studio G stamp (skull), brayer, Versamark Ink, Black Ink.