Making Amends – Grillmaster

Where has the time gone!  I can’t believe it’s been so long since my last post.  I’ve been busy and I seem to have gotten myself in a bit of “hot water” since I last posted.

My BIG BROTHER’S BIRTHDAY was last month and I didn’t call to wish him a happy Birthday until the day after.  However, there were extenuating circumstances.  This is what happened and you judge for yourself:  I remembered his birthday was coming all week but I was sick with Strep Throat on the actual day.   I stayed in bed all day with fever, sleeping and taking medication.  In the midst of my ailment I neglected to call to wish him a Happy Birthday.  But in my defense the next morning, after my fever had resolved and I realized my faux pas, I called him right away. 

Does that really count as forgetting his birthday?  He certainly thinks so, but I hope you’re on my side.

Please weigh-in on this important issue and place your vote below.

I feel particularly bad because he has been such a Blessing and a Wonderful big brother my entire life.  I have vowed to not miss his birthday again!!  

However, count it to my head and not my heart because he really does mean the world to me!  So, I’ve decided to do something to acknowledge how special he is to me.  I’m going to dedicate the next four cards I make to him and make a post for each.   This is huge because I usually only make one card every 2-6 months depending on my free time.

This FIRST CARD celebrates one of his many talents: cooking.  He is an EXCELLENT cook and is particularly skilled with a grill.   So, seeing as he is the family GRILLMASTER, I created this card making adaptations of a card I saw on another blog.


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How This Card Was Made:   I used the Taylored Expressions, Brick, embossing folder.  I like it so much better than the other brick embossing folders I have because it has nicer detailing on the bricks.  I watered down some Pumice Stone, Distress Ink and applied it with a brush between the bricks to give them greater depth.  The background sky is hard to see in the picture but I used Memento, Summer Sky, to make it and masked my clouds using a Fiskars, XL Cloud Punch, and masking paper.  I cut my grass with my Silhouette Cameo making adjustments to the ‘grass border’ download.  I cut it twice and made two layers of grass and used dimensionals between the layers, off-setting the outer layer just a little.  After assembling the card I realized I should have stamped the bottom sentiment higher but I didn’t want to cover up my cloud so I decided to add another sentiment stamp “you’re the best” at the top.


Materials Used: Inks: Distress Ink- Pumice Stone, VersaFine- Onyx Black;  Paper: Stampin Up– Basic Gray, Mossy Meadow,  Gary BurlinGlossy Black, Hammermillwhite;   Dies: Taylored Expressions- Grill,   SilhouetteGrass Border;  Stamps:  Taylored Expressions Punny Man,   Unknown– “you’re the best”,  Punch: FiskarsXL Cloud


Until Next Time. . .


 God Bless and Happy Stamping !                  I

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