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:
- 1st Place - 3 Digi stamps of their choice from Karen's Doodles
- 2nd Place - 2 Digi stamps of their choice from Karen's Doodles
- 3rd Place - 1 Digi stamp of their choice from Karen's Doodles
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 ~