Tuesday, July 5, 2011

...for my parents, who mean the WHIRL to me...


Hey everyone!


I'm so excited to bring you a card I made for my parents today, which is also being featured on the HELMAR Design Team blog!.   Today is their 42nd anniversary.  I am really close with my Mom and Dad, and am thankful to be CLOSE in proximity to them as well, although our 'closeness' has nothing to do w/ geography, most of the time :)  My parents are literally my best friends, biggest inspiration/influences and have taught me more about love, self-worth, what's important, and most of all, how to BE a parent, which is probably the most priceless gift of all.  Anyway, HAPPY 42 years, MOM and DAD!  You really do mean the "WHIRL" to me!!!

I am obsessed with this ADORABLE Pinwheel Die and stamp set from Lil' Inker Designs!  It is the PERFECT combination of cute, CUTE sentiments and an adorable (and WAY easy to use) pinwheel die- just awesome for SUMMER!


I used "Hometown Summer" DP by Pink Paislee, a preferred Helmar partner!    PERFECT paper for someone who celebrates the day after the 4th!  Once the pinwheel was assembled, I used a piece of a "bendy straw" (as my kids deem them :) and glued it to the card base using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.  I also took a black, 1/2" Zap Dot, shown below, to adhere the pinwheel.  For more details on how I put this card together, be sure to visit the HELMAR DT blog! 

Last but not least, before I go, here's a pic of a super fun dessert I came up with and the best part was, it took all of about 3 minutes to make!  The kids LOVED it and it was gone before we knew it, LOL!!!!


Thanks for hanging out with me today, and helping me celebrate my Mom and Dad!
xoxo,
Jess :)



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18 comments:

Tammy Hershberger said...

Very cute, Jess! I LOVE how you used the Pinwheel for this card, and the polka dots look awesome! Many congratulations to your parents! I realized one day about 2 weeks ago that it would have been my parents' 48th anniversary if they had stayed together, and while I know things happen for a reason, it made me really sad that their marriage didn't last, so I'm glad you can celebrate such a milestone with your parents! :)

Laura Pryor said...

Oh my! This is wonderful! I am so excited that you love your pinwheel die and stamps :)
~Laura
Lil' Inker Designs

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Oh I love this Jess so cute!!!!

Carisa said...

omg, how cute!!! i just picked up this adorable paper the other day as well. i LOVE it!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

SO super cute Jess! Happy Anniversary to your Mom & Dad! That dessert looks YUM!!!

kris said...

Fabulous creation Jess!! Love the pinwheel addition! Happy Anniversary to your sweet parents!! mmmmmmmmm!!! the dessert looks SO yummy!!!

Leanne said...

Love ur card Jess! Love the theme and the pinwheel is awesome!! Congratulations to your parents. It's so nice when you have that awesome relationship as a child and as a friend. That's priceless.
That's a yummy lookin' dessert!!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOVE the papers and that pinwheel! LOVE the sentiment too--wow! You did this all this morning--LOVE LOVE LOVE! You are amazing:)

ps...got your email. <3 THANK YOU! I will respond soon (after emotions go down!).

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card for your parents. Are those cream puffs?!? :) Looks so yummy!

Kelly Schelske said...

42 years, that is just awesome! happy Anniversary to your parents Jess!

Fab card, love it!

margie c said...

Happy Anniversary to your amazing parents :)
I feel the same way about my parents too! and they're going to be celebrating just as many years this year! Such wonderful souls to have in our lives :)
Adorable card! I bet they adore it!
Sweet yummy dessert too! Must get some strawberries asap :) Maybe drizzle some chocolate on top too ;) hee hee!
TFS! hugs to you!
margie

1LuvnMama said...

Oh Jess! Luv both projects. The pinwheel is a fantastic idea and the dessert is yummo, to die for! Looks so refreshing! :)

Kim Y. said...

No way! About 3 minutes to make these yummies?? Wow! I want some! hehe

Love the pinwheel idea, Jess! It's cool. I may need to try this one day. Thanks for the inspiration!

Elena said...

Happy Anniverary to your parents! It is so wondeful that you have a very close relation with them! I think each parent would like to have it!
Your card is so much fun! Love the saying! :)
And look at your yummy dessert! No wonder why kids liked it! :)

Kelly Booth said...

Sooooo cute!! Love the yummy too....Happy Anniversary to your mom and Dad....Hugs!

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess how FUN is this!!~

Jessie/knightrone said...

SUPER cute!! Love the card and the dessert looks NUMMY!!

wandaguess said...

OMG I love this card!!!! What a great post. Thanks for sharing!