Sunday, January 2, 2011

Carrot Icing

Well hi everyone!  How is your 2011 treating you so far?  We just cannot seem to shake these terrible colds in our house.  Ten days into it and I'm still not back to normal, but I think I'm finally improving, the coughing is finally easing.  But that's why I've been pretty quiet over here and I haven't been doing any fun blog hopping or commenting either, I hope to catch up in the days ahead.  

My Dad celebrated his 73 birthday just a few days ago.  I think we all feel like it was a big birthday because earlier this fall he was in the hospital with his heart again.  He's doing considerably better and I think being in the hospital has given him a renewed gratitude for this life.  


Here's what I made him :)  I bought some little The Cat's Pajamas fun for myself at Christmas and here's one of the sets  (Forget about the Cake)  .  I just loved this sentiment "You're Not Getting Older.  You're Getting A LOT older"  I thought it was so cute for my Dad....we're grateful he's getting older :)  And that cute little bunny peeking over his cake just makes me smile.  

I colored it up with copics and laid it on some fun squares of patterned paper, and embossed paper, and then gave it some linen ribbon frayed a little and some twine and a button.

 
Thanks for popping by gang.  I appreciate your visits and comments so much!

Recipe:  Stamps:  The Cat's Pajamas - Forget about the Cake;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Kraft, Pumpkin Pie, Flourishes Classic White, old SU Designer papers;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Ovals Nesties, Fancy Labels Nesties, PTI Alphabet Embossing Plate, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Linen Twine, Button, Glue Dots, Twine, Piercer, Copic Markers.

16 comments:

Marisa said...

So sorry to hear your family got sick :( Not fun, but hopefully you are all on the mend.

Just love this adorable bunny and the patched background is perfect! I'm sure your dad will love it!

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a lovely card christine.

greetings karin

Marilynn said...

The sentiment for your card cracked me up. Hope it put a smile on your dad's face. So glad to hear he's feeling better. Hope you all are feeling better soon as well.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So cute, I like the colors and great layout. I am sure he loved it. I hope everyone is on the mend shortly, I have one with the same thing going on. ugh...

Anonymous said...

Hope you are just about over the sickeness at your home. For all the coughing, I hear that putting Vicks on your feet will stop the coughing. Happy New Year. Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Conniecrafter said...

neat design, love the colors and that is a cute sentiment!

Queen Mary said...

Love the color combo on this one -- the orange with the draft with the rustic fibers! Definitely one for the favorites column. Sorry you are all sick, we've managed to avoid much of that here -- fingers crossed! Also happy you were able to celebrate your dad's b'day -- mine had MAJOR surgery a year ago and he has announced if ANYTHING goes wrong again, he's ready to go -- no more surgery, no more hospitals.... So everyday can be a celebration now!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I'm sorry to hear you all have been ill during the holidays Christine, Daniel got a touch of a cold but is on the mend. Your card is so adorable, I'm sure your father will be tickled pink when he opens it! {{{hugs}}}

Shari said...

This is so cute! I love bunnies. Your coloring is excellent as usual. Hope your household feels better soon!

Heather Jensen said...

Too stinkin' cute! I love that sentiment. I am gld to hear you father is doing better. :)
Hugs~

Emily Keaton said...

How sweet, Christine! A great masculine bday card for your dad. I hope you are on the mend soon!!

Linda Carson said...

Oh what a funny card! Love it! You have to get better since Flourishes is doing something special on the 11th!!! So, pace yourself & don't relapse....! I'm only thinking of you :D!

Grace said...

Hi Christine! It was SOOOO good to see you on my blog tonight! Sorry you've been sick... we've got it too and my stomach muscles hurt from coughing! But we are turning the corner too! I pray you all feel much better soon! Your card is absolutely over the top adorable!!! What a great way to celebrate life and the blessing of getting older... which we value all the more when we have come face to face with the alternative! Just love the sentiment and the image is too cute!!! Happy New Year my friend!!!
hugs,
Grace

stampqueen said...

Love the inchie looking backround with all the different textures!!!
Hope you guys are on the mend!!!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Happy New year Christine. I am so glad that your dad is doing better. I bet this adorable card made him smile. I hope that he has many more birthdays.

Wonderful work, as always sweetie.

Hugs and blessings,

Deb

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is completely adorable!!