Monday, June 7, 2010

BBQ King!

I'm back!  Besides the fact that I'm 'melting' from the heat here in California, I'm having a blast!  It's almost time for the big reveal - hee hee!  I am so excited... you will be happy too cause it just might involve YOU!

Enough of the teaser... As you read this, I am either getting ready for, driving to, or at Yosemite - one of my most fave places to visit!  I hear that there are waterfalls in places that didn't have them before.  Since my boys were little tykes, we'd go camping or stay in the tent cabins at Yosemite.  They are now 23 and 22 years old!  My DH and I are just going for the day.  How spoiled is that?  We are only a few hours (at the most) away.  The kicker though is that we are leaving at 6 AM... zzzzzzzzz!  I hope that I don't sleep through my visit there lol!  I have been known to sleep through the 17 mile drive in Carmel.  Can you believe that?  I was just young and naive then.  Now I KNOW better lol!  If you are not familiar with Carmel or the drive, it is just beautiful.  Carmel is along the coast of California where the sand and sea draw you into it's fabulous-ness!!!

So, back to Yosemite and camping (hee hee, I took a little side trail there).  My DH is a very good cook.  He is the B-B-Q King!  The image I used on the following card is perfect for him.  This is Thrill of the Grill by Karen Doodles.  Don't ya just love it?  I love the dog ♥  So adorable!!!

This week's challenge is "Embossing."  So, where's the embossing, you ask?

I'm hoping that you can see two places where I've 'dry embossed.'  The image was cut out with Labels 8 nesties and embossed.  The buttons were punched out and embossed with my MS punch.  It's a little hard to see the embossed part on the buttons because I gave them a thick coat of Diamond Glaze to make them shiny!  I also gave the bbq a coat of Diamond Glaze.  This card was really a struggle for me!  The card size, the fact that my DH doesn't enjoy flowers, lace, pearls... you know, my fave embellies!  Even though this is a very simple card, it took me waaaaaaaaaaaay too long to finish - grrrr!  I kept trying different things, but nothing was turning out right.  So, I just stopped lol!  Ready or not, here I come *shouting*.  Do you remember playing Hide and Seek?  After you've counted to let's say 20, you shout out, 'ready or not, here I come!'  Growing old is mandatory, but growing up is optional HA HA HA!
If you enter Karen's Doodles US Challenge with your embossed creation this week, here's what's up for grabs:
Cool, huh?  Karen has NEW images  available at her NEW website!  Head on over and check it out, it's even easier to find what you're looking for - yay!!!  Thanks, Karen ♥

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says - Father's Day/Male
The Shabby Tea Room - Just for Dad 
Cards For Men - Father's Day
I Love Digi - For Dad
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Daisy Doodles - Father's Day

I have one more (sigh of relief) masculine card to make this week.  I'm not complaining (much lol!) but I definitely am going through withdrawals.  You know what I'm talking about... the pretty things!!!

Only 3 more days to enter my CANDY (open until 8 PM PST on June 10).

Thanks for stopping by and putting up with all my silliness : )  I love you, my friends!

May God bless you, keep you and comfort your soul ~



Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Hunny, ahh your making me drool your trip sounds divine, all the sunshin,e were lucky if we see our sun for two minutes, yep it's disappeared totally, given it to bucket down tomorrow,you'd better watch out I'll be coming to visit lol,then I can sleep in the car too he he,
Oops after a long while to get their your cards fab, love the gloss and the dog's really cute, I think I'd sit up and beg if their was steaks like that though lol, speak soon, hope you enjoy your trip, hugs Liz xx

Mandy said...

Hi Lori,
Your trip sounds lovely wish I was coming with you...What a great male card,love the image and papers..
Mandy xx

Kimberly S said...

Wow, what a fabulous card and I'm just loving that fun image! I'm totally amazed by the buttons, what an awesome job with the Diamond Glaze!

Crystal said...

WOW Lori this is AWESOME.....WOW your coloring is fabulous and lovin those added buttons!

Di said...

Fab card! you are soooooo lucky to live where you do! have fun in the sun!
Hugs Di xxx

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stunning your detail is just amazing,love it to bits,have some candy on my blog hun would love you to enter,hugs cheryl xxxx

Sandy Hulsart said...

Well, Lori, you may have struggled but your card is wonderful. Those buttons are amazing, they look real. And of course you have colored the image perfectly. Great challenge card.

Rufus said...

I love that 17 mile drive! Gorgeous scenery! You have not have loved making this card but you did an amazing job with it! Really, really like it! Can't wait to see what you come up with for your other masculine card! Hope you didn't sleep through your day!

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Lori! My Dad is a BBQ king in my family, so this is a perfect one for him too!

bernietom47 said...

I love your card but I am totally distracted by your trip. OMG I'd love to be with you. I haven't been to your part of the world in 30 years. Hope to get down that way again one day. Have a wonderful time.

raindropecho said...

Wow, I'm totally loving that image and your coloring! Fantastic card, Lori! I have to go to Yosemite soon. I went to Sequoia for Memorial Day :)
- Ann

Debbie said...

This is absolutely adorable! Wonderful job with your coloring and how cute is that little fella waiting for his daddy to drop him a snack! Thanks for sharing this with us in the Tea Room this week :)

Donnas Den said...

Wonderful card, Lori. Fab colouring. Thanks for joinig us over at Cards for Men and good luck with the challenge.

Loved reading your post, such fun!

Donna xx

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) the image is lovely ,,, perfect papers too :-)

thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge

Lols x x x

Nannieflash said...

Fabulous card especially when the weather is ok. Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men, and good luck with the challenge. With hugs Shirleyxx

Angelwood said...

What a fun card! Just love Karen's drawings and your coloring is amazing! Beautiful card, Lori! hugs, Angela

Audrey Pettit said...

That image is just so perfect for a masculine card. Great job! Thanks for sharing this with us in the Shabby Tea Room.

Sprytebyrd said...

Fantastic card! I love the buttons and the screws and the is colored beautifully!
Thanks so much for joining us at I ♥ Digi! I hope to see you again soon!
Dee (Spryte)

Anonymous said...

Hey Lori - Absolutely LOVE this card!!! Ok, I love ALL your cards!!! I happen to have this image AND those brads too! That's why it caught my eye...I haven't made a card with it yet though...oh, and I was on SC 2nite and saw your graduate owl card too - You really ARE famous :-) Your pics of your day trip were AMAZING! Thanks for sharing them with us - your hubby's bike is pretty cool!

issy said...

WOW! Lori this is a stunner. I love it.

Thanks for playing along with CFM this week and good luck in the challengeust right.


Patricia St Martin said...

This is really cute. Wonderful job coloring you image. Love your layout.Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the challenge.

Joanne Gilch said...

Marvelous card, can't go wrong with buttons on a guy's card. After all that's how they close their shirt fronts..LOL Daisy Doodles thanks you for joining in the challenge and hopes to see you again to join in the fun.

Rhonda said...

Oh what a great card! Your details are just perfect! Thanks so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

The Wired Angel said...

Darling card Lori... very cute and great job.

Good for you for getting away. I miss CA even after many years. A trip to Carmel.. lucky you! Peggy x

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