Tuesday, May 18, 2010

turtle tarts and thank you tag

Hello!  I have hardly crafted at all the past few days.  The weather has been absolutely amazing and we have been enjoying it like crazy!  Although I have so many ideas in my head!  So many cards all layed out in there!  It's always like that right, when you have the time you have no mojo when you should be enjoying the hot weather you have all the mojo in the world!  I am so happy with this weather, I have been taking the kids to the park getting together with other friends and kids at the park.  Carter is such a cutie as soon as he hears me talk about going outside he starts following me around the house whining since he wants to go now!  This morning when Chad was putting Ariel's shoes on to go to preschool when she stood up Carter sat in his lap and handed him his shoes! 


Saturday was Ariel's piano recital.  She did so well!  I am so proud of her!  Today I realized it was her last class and I had nothing for her teacher!  Yesterday I had the desire to make tarts and I remembered my wonderful friend makes turtle tarts that I love so I called her and got the recipe and made them last night.  They are sooo good!  I thought to myself that the tarts would make a good gift!  I was pleased to see that they fit into some clear 5 by 7 envelopes that I have!  And 5 fit and there are 5 in her family!  I made a tag for it using a new technique that I learnt on Lisa's blog here  First I stamped friends definition by HA in tea die distress ink on a small tag/card. I took my dandelion stamp and inked it up with versamark, than colored the stamp with markers, than misted it with water stamped it, than poured clear embossing powder and embossed it!  I have a super good memory for techniques and all sorts of things and I had never heard of this before!  It was so much fun and I can't wait to do it again!  To finish off the tag I rubbed some antique linen distress ink all over the tag.  This is my first time playing with distress ink like that. 





turtle tarts and thank you tag, originally uploaded by AnitaRex.


Don't those tarts look so good?  If you want the recipe leave me a comment letting me know with your email (unless your email is attached to your comment...)  The tag:

Ariel's teacher really liked it!  I am happy that it worked out, I would have hated to have nothing to give!

So tonight we went to Chad's baseball game.  He plays with a team from our church and they play against other churches.  A bunch of our friends all play.  The wives try to come to the games when we can, all the kids love running around and playing.  I love sitting chatting being outside at the baseball games!  So great that it's warm so early in the season, the wives usually stay away until it gets warm!  The game was at a park across the city.  When we got home we couldn't find one of Carter's crocs!  It was so upsetting because they are new, I looked all over to find good quality knockoffs that would fit and in the end had to buy the crocs (although I did get them at a more decent price.)  Chad and me both searched the car to find them and couldn't.  And I was so sure that when we left we had both in the car.  So Chad went back, wouldn't you hate knowing that it was there?  Chad gets there searches all over and can't find it.  He goes back to the car and looks between the kids car seats and there it is!  And we had both looked there!  It totally sucked that he drove all the way out there but we are both so happy that we found it! 

I hope that the rest of your week is amazing, with great weather!  I am looking forward to thursday as I am having coffee with a Hero Arts flick friend who is coming to Winnipeg for her singing competition!   Should be fun!

16 comments:

Dawn said...

What a clever idea for a thank you gift. Your tag is great. I must try that technique myself. I laughed at losing Carter's shoe ~ remember something similar happening to me. I'm glad you're able to spend so much time with the children when they are young... so many women these days have to go back to work full time for their families to survive and really miss that quality time with the kids.

Sanne said...

What a great gift - sure she liked it!!! Nice to hear that the wether is fine where you are. We have had some really cold days here where I live. Today the sun is shining but I´m sick and will have to stay indoor - How lucky can you be!?
HUGS Sanne

Alice Wertz said...

oh! those turtle tarts look so yummy! very sweet and pretty tag, too! thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Such a pretty tag and the tarts look absolutely DELISH!

Ayana Posadas said...

What a fabulous project, Anita!
Love this! :)

Virginia L. said...

The tag and turtle tarts rock!! YUMMY YUMMY!! Congrats on being featured in Hero Arts Twitter! Way to go, Anita! xoxo

sideoats + scribbles said...

Hi Anita! LOVE what you have done with the technique, looks so pretty and yummy looking! And the tarts! Mmmmmmm....

Heather Ruwe said...

both are yummy! :)

Tiffany said...

Such a sweet looking tag Anita! Wow, those tarts look absolutely fabulous! I'm sure the recipient loved and appreciated them so much!

Jill said...

Love the subtle text and distressing on your tag! It really looks great with the pretty flower!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Look... it's me!! I am here! :) Great stuff that I have missed Anita! Love all of your cards... I need to try stamping with my distress inks... I have used them to distress but not stamp... thanks for the idea! :) Love the pics of your kids and the one of you all together... gorgeous family! Oh... and I love this tag... Congrats on your Hero Arts recognition on twitter and I remember seeing a win for you a while back too. Woo Hoo! :)

Courtney Baker said...

Um yea they looks SOOO good! Love that tag too!

Trudi said...

Love that tag and those tarts look delish! I'd love to have the recipe. snowbunny_90@hotmail.com

Froggietalks said...

The tag is so cute!! I do need to buy some stamps the next time I'm in the city... as for the recipe, I'd love to have it! frogtalkatgmaildotcom

And yes, I put it all together all spelled out, in case someone wants to farm the email addresses.....

Diana said...

What an ADORABLE gift!

Sophie said...

Looks like the tart turned out great :)

 

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