Thursday, January 18, 2018

Kitchen Is The Heart of the Home

The title for this blog post is what the Double D Challenge is all about and so I had to find something to depict that. How lucky I was that for my 70th birthday I was given a few die cuts all ready for me to use and one of them was this very pretty heart patterned apron design. What could be better! I am also making it a birthday card for my oldest sister who was born the day after Valentine's Day and who is a real sweetheart. She had a long career as a cook for various homes for children who had a troubled life. She not only fed them great food but she also gave them lots of great advice and love. I had already made  up my mind to use this die for her card and so I was glad it fit in the challenge at Double D's too.


The apron and mitten die are from the Sue Wilson Designs-Necessities Collection. I don't know who made the heart filled pattern paper but the polka dotted green paper is from My Favorite Things. I also used a rectangle die from My Favorite Things Di-namics using the Blueprints 29 set. The Dusty Rose card base is from Gina K. Designs. I added some button brads from Eyelet Outlet and also some white ribbon from an unknown source for the neck area and for the ties. The sentiment was from Gina K. Designs and after stamping it I hand cut out a tag to place behind the bib of the apron.

I am so happy as to how this turned out and I hope my big sister will love it too when I send it to her in February. I just love that rainbow of hearts on that paper too and hopefully, I will find some similar or just like it for more great card making.

I am also adding this to the Mod Squad Blog Challenge in which the theme is rainbows. That meant we could make a rainbow or use a rainbow of colors and I think this qualifies for that too.

Thanks so much for visiting. It has been a fun week and I am happy I got to spread my wings a bit doing some unfamiliar things. Tomorrow is a checkup day at the foot doctor so no doubt I won't be crafting that much. So I hope you have a great rest of today and in the upcoming weekend.

God bless,
Verna

12 comments:

laurie said...

So cute Verna! It does work perfectly for the challenge!

Darlene said...

Oh you clever lady ... this is FABULOUS and just perfect for your Valentine Birthday friend. Such a sweet creation and I love your 'apron strings'. Well done my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kitchen is Where the Heart Is’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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Shona Erlenborn said...

This is perfect for your cook friend. The apron die and the paper used for it are so cute!

aussie aNNie said...

Beautiful card. Lovely design and gorgeous colours used for our "Kitchen is the Heart of the Home!" challenge. Thanks for joining in to help
Us celebrate ...hope to see you next challenge.. Double D Challenges{DT aNNie}

Vicki robertson said...

This is so adorable, Verna! What a fun apron you have created with the heart paper and your new die cut. Your sister will love this card. She sounds like a very special lady. Thanks for joining the Double D, "Kitchen" Challenge.

Donna Phelan said...

That apron is beautiful, just perfect for whipping up a Valentine dessert lol I love how the oven mitt is tucked in its pocket too. Super Cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D Challenge Blog, Kitchen Is The Heart Of The Home Challenge, Donna, DT Member.

Vicki Dutcher said...

So cute! Love the hearted apron

Lisa said...

Perfect die for this challenge and for your wonderful big sister! And yes, that heart paper is beautiful! Very fun and pretty card!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just darling and so well suited to your sister! That's the thing about making your own cards -- they can be highly customized. I love it! The apron die is darling with the pocket and oven mitt tucked in. You even have the ties and the loop on top. I'll have to remember that the next time I use my apron die. I'm glad this all worked out so you could share it in our kitchen challenge at Double D!

Joyce Erb said...

I would so wear this apron LOL. So pretty. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Sharon Fontenot said...

hmmm. I saw this challenge and wondered what in the world to do for it. You aced it. With that paper you could have made a Valentine too. It's so cute with the mitt in the pocket.

Diane said...

Such a beautiful apron (I want one)...I love aprons and this one is so pretty and cheerful, she will LOVE it!! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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