Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Sayin' Buh-Bye to a Family Tradition ...

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Happy Stump Day, Hampers ... hope your work-week is flyin' by!

Today's card project was created for my birthday card stash using this neat vintage-inspired, collage-style image:

I stamped my focal image and sentiment tag using dye ink, added some twill tape ribbon; adhered some new-but-never-used Prima flowers, and two die-cut flourishes. So easy, even I could do it!

For the ginormous view of my card, clicky on the photo ... for all of the exciting product info, check out the card recipe, below.

I forgot to tell you about this incident at Sheila's on Easter Sunday ... must've been all the medication I was taking ... but I remembered it again before it was too late.

So, Sheila was putting the finishing touches to the ham she was about to bake, but before she popped it in the oven, she cut off the end of the ham.

I had to ask, "Why did you cut off the end of the ham"?

And she replied,"Well, I really don't know, but my mother always did, so I thought you were supposed to."

Later when her Mom arrived for dinner, I asked her why she cut off the end of the ham before baking it, and Sheila's mother replied,"I really don't know, but that's the way my mom always did it."

Never one to give up on a wild-goose chase, I simply had to ask her Grandmother. So, when Sheila's Gramma finally arrived, I asked, "Why is it that you cut off the end of a ham before you bake it?"

And Sheila's sweet grandmother replied,"Well, dear, otherwise it would never fit into my baking pan."

Ohhhhhh. Well, there goes three generations of a fine, family tradition ...

Thanks so much for swingin' by today ... hope your Hump Day is short and sweet!

~Hugs, Deb

Today's Challenges:

Card Recipe:
  • Card Stock: "Chocolate Chip," "Pumpkin Pie," and "Very Vanilla" Card Stock by Stampin' Up
  • Stamp: Vintage Collage Stamp, Unknown, Unmounted; Sentiment by PTI
  • Ink: "Chocolate Chip" Dye Ink by Stampin' Up
  • Accessories: Twill Tape Ribbon; Eyelet; Prima Flowers; Antique Brass Brad Pitt; Jump Rings
  • Tools: Die-Cut Machine; Rectangle Dies; Tiny Tag Die; Flourish Die
  • Finished Size: 5 1/2" x 4 1/4"
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Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is beautiful Deb!! I just love your brown and orange combo, the use of the flourishes and the vintage feel!!

Glenda said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great tag and flourish.

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Sarah said...

Thank you, for joining us over at OSAAT, Love your card and great image also, love your colours too, hope to see you back here on Sunday for next weeks challenge, Good Luck

Sarah DT

Liz said...

Stunning image great coloing too thanks for joining us with our Anything goes Challenge at OSAAT
Hope you return on Sunday

Liz x

Debs said...

Hi Deb
Lovely card - love the colour combo.
Great 'ham' story too - made me laugh out loud!!!
Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

~Christina~ said...

What a creative vintage pretty :)

Chris said...

OMG, too funny!! love your vintage-y card, it's fabulous!!

how are you feeling?

Cheryl said...

this is a great image love all the detail and such super colouring too thanks for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Davi said...

Deb, I love that image and that fab flourish and flower are just awesome!!

Allison said...

Oh such pretty primas and flourishes to match! Super job lady!

Crystal said...

This is awesome Deb!!!! What a fabulous design sweetie, very cool image!!! Hugs!

redwasher1 said...

Love your story!! So funny! Love your vintage card too!!

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Deb, really lovin' the orange & brown combo here and that flourish!!!!

hope you had a good day with those meds!
Hugs & Blessings, Maria

Sharli said...

Love your card Deb - it's very vintage - and the burst of prima and color is just perfect!

The Sheila story is hilarious! I think there are many things that I do simply because my Mom did them. I wonder how many had to do with the size of her pans (or whatever)?!


Tina said...

This is totally diggin the color combo. Fancy flourishes too, what is not to love?!

CreaRenata said...

What a beautiful card!! I loved your story about the ham! It's really hilarious!
Thanks for sharing at The Sweet Stop.

Elena said...

Beautiful card, Deb! Love the pretty flower and flourishes you added!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

LOVE this card with a vintage, yet clean, look!!! GREAT swirlie and flower treatment!!!

Di said...

Stunning card! love the details!
Thanks for joining SFTW!
Hugs Di xxx

sam said...

Wow what a lovely card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Deb!!! This image is really pretty!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!! Hugs ~S~

stitchy said...

What a beautiful card, I love how your color so vintage looking...thank you for sharing your talent with us at OSAAT, good luck

stitchy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

Kerry said...

Love the vintage look. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Kris L said...

Beautiful image. Thank you so much playing along with us at the Polkadoodle Challenge this week.

Tip Top said...

Lovely colours! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Pauline C said...

Fab vintage image. Thanks for joining in this week's CCC Challenge
Pauline x

Denise Clark said...

Wonderful card! Love that gorgeous, bold flower with the flourishing leaves! Just terrific with this collage image! Love the clean look of your card!

Thank you so much for participating in the PICK 3 Challenge!