Monday 25 February 2013

Mothers of Teenagers DT Project Tammy's Scrapin Corner: Challenge #51

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your day is Awesome!

We had the kids and grandchildren(13 of us) over for family dinner last night and had a great time together celebrating my husbands birthday,and the Jewish holiday,Purim.
We are not a Jewish family but over the past year I've developed a huge interest in Israel and the Jewish culture. I have really enjoyed learning about the Holy holidays that are celebrated and usually share my new found knowledge with my husband and kids. I didn't make the traditional triangular shaped cookies called, hamentaschen. but I did find a recipe for them and promised the kids I would make them for when we celebrate Purim again next year. I think as well next year I'll also encourage everyone to dress up in costumes as that is also a huge part of the celebration. I love this holiday!
We never need an excuse to get together and when we do it's always a celebration.  At times we are off the chart a bit dysfunctional but always full of love.

On the menu was The Pioneer Woman Best Ever Lasagna. What makes this lasagna so good is the "hot" Italian sausage meat added to the ground beef. I've made this recipe for my family twice now and it has become our all time favorite. Along with that we had garlic bread that wasn't burnt,(that in itself is a celebration in this house.) Wow, you burn the bread 6 out of 10 times and you are known for ALWAYS burning the garlic bread! We also had ceasar salad with real bacon not processed bacon bits. That doesn't happen very often but hey it was a holiday! And for dessert we had an assortment of baked goodies that my girlfriend Tammy made for me. The "birthday cake" were these fun cupcakes that look like hamburgers, and cherry topped milkshakes. I had them specially made for my husband's 50th birthday. His niece took a couple of cake decorating classes at Michael's and now does "cakes" for friends and families.
We thought she did a pretty amazing job with these! And they were so yummy!

I can get easily sidetracked with talking about food but I'm actually here to share the card I made for the new challenge #51 at  Tammy's Scrapin Corner.  I just joined the team last week and I'm really enjoying getting to know everyone.

Our sponsor this week is Bugaboo Digi Stamps

I love the bugaboo images and sentiments! That kind of humor just cracks me up!! It will even make you smile on a Monday!!!

I used Bo Bunny papers from the Zoology collection. Using the Cheetah print I paper pieced Stella's hair,shoes and the cat. I actually have a pair of shoes with almost that same pattern. Haha!
I also paper pieced Stella's glasses, arm, fingers, and the cat's nose.
Paper piecing was a fun technique to use on this card. I also used buttons I salvaged from an old denim outfit, and I added a touch of bling with some colorful sparkly dots, and some furry ribbon. I've had this Bugaboo image for quite a while and it was fun to finally use it! I hope you will play along this week and link up your creations to the challenge. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.

I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges: 
613  Avenue Create Anything goes-Pile it on
Challenges for Everybody Anything goes#14
Dream Valley Challenges #51 Ribbon and Bling
Glitter n Sparkle #21 Bling it on 
Sweet Stampin' Challenges Mother's Day or Special Lady 
Inspire Me Fridays Anything goes
Craft Us Crazy Favorite thing Copic Markers
Penny's Paper Crafty Anything goes
Loves Rubber Stamps Lots of layers
Papertake Weekly buttons and bling
Partytime Tuesdays picture inspiration
Make it Monday Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show The stamp you love but don't use
Simply Create Too Mother's Day or Female

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loz said...

This is Fantastic Debora. Visiting from MIM..Loz

Faye said...

Gorgeous card and colors. I spotted this on MIM..Faye

Pamela said...

Beautiful card colours are stunning, thank you for sharing with glitter n sparkle

Crafting Vicky said...

I just adore your card! It's totally stunning. That image and sentiment really rocks. I love the way you have paperpieced it. And wow those cakes look soooo yummy lol.

Unknown said...

I LOVE your piecing!! this is fantastic~~ Love your papers you used.. And your coloring is awesome too!! I'm so excited you joined the team!!! WELCOME!! :)

Kelly Lloyd said...

Your card is fab, thanks for sharing with us at crafty ribbons and good luck.
Those yummy goodies look fantastic. Can taste them from here lol.
Hugs Kelly DT

Unknown said...

This so made me giggle Debora ... love the animal print hair and that sentiment is so true! The whole design is fab .... the cakes are amazing too :) Thanks so much for joining us at Challenges4Everybody and for cheering up a very dull Monday .... Good luck!
Hugs, Tracey x

Adrienne Crist said...

Hi Debora! Loved reading about your Purim Party! I was raised Jewish and love Humantaschen (did you know they are shaped and named after that nasty Hamen's hat?!). Anyhow, I am a Born again Christian now and am not always so great at celebrating all the Jewish holidays. Glad to see the traditions being celebrated!

Loved your card, so fun and all your paper piecing is spot on! Glad we will continue to be working together on the DT!


P.S. you look way too young to have Grandchildren, did you start at the age of 12 or something! offense, just a compliment on your beauty!

Gail said...

Outstanding sentiment. :) This is colored wonderfully, very nice card! Thanks for participating in the Sweet Stampin' Challenge! --Gail

Athina said...

I love the card and the food looks amazing! Thanks for playing with Loves Rubberstamps!

Kim said...

Great card, perfect sentiment! Glad you joined us at Sweet Stampin'.

karalschuknecht said...

Beautiful card. Love the paper you used for her hair and the cat. And those cupcakes look great too. Welcome to the team.

Joyce Ann said...

Adorable card, beautiful colouring. thank you for dropping by our neighbor at 613 Avenue Create; good luck in the challenge.

Janice said...

The fabulous Stella strikes again! Great card, spotted it on MiM and thought I'd stop by. Jx

Unknown said...

This is such a fun card, I love the sentiment and that fab ribbon! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley!
Hugs xx Cara xx DT

Sheila H said...

So funny and well colored. I saw your cute card on MIM.

La Vikinga said...

Love the stamp - there's a teenager in my house (not even my own) so I get the picture!

I see there's som buttons too so thanks for participating in Crafty Ribbons challenge this time and welcome back for the next tomorrow Thursday!

DT Charlotta / La Vikinga

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Hilarious and so cute...fab stamped images! Great card! Thanks so much for stamping with us this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

Tracy said...

I love that Stella's hair, the cat, and your papers all match. :-) Aren't her philosophy statements a hoot! LOL Great card Debora! Hugs!

Unknown said...

Hi Debora, thanks for your comment on my card...yes the die is a nice one and I am waiting for a few more to arrive in the mail. I love this card and your blog is awesome. Have joined as a new member now...cheers, luv annie

sam said...

Such a stunning card xx Thank you for joining us this week at glitterandsparkle Sam DT xx

Sandy said...

Wonderful card, love Bugaboo images and yours is coloured beautifully with such a fun sentiment too. Thanks for linking up with Make It Monday this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

Laura Love said...

What a fun card! I love how the lady and the cat have matching hair - LOL! Too cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps and we hope you play along with us again soon :)

HelenR said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' Helen x

Pat (mspfd) said...

Came from MIM to check out this fabulous card! I love Stella images and this one is LOL funny. What gorgeous coloring and great layout!

DIANA L. said...

This is so cute I just love the sentiment-I also like that you finished the inside of the card.
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