Saturday, February 12, 2011

*Eat Dessert First -- There's Blog Candy Involved!*

My Dad had a cousin who would come to visit when Dad was growing up... and of course, he'd be there for dinner.  Before the food was passed around, this cousin would ask "what's for dessert?"  He would then decide how much dinner he would eat based on how much he liked the dessert being served.

What a smart man!

And I think that's what I like most about this stamp.... it says "Life is uncertain.... eat dessert first!".

One day, I think we're going to do that... start with dessert.... or hell, just have dessert for dinner and be done with it!

I have some blog candy to give away to one lucky winner who comments on this post... just tell me what your favourite dessert is!!  I will choose a winner on February 16th.

I have lots of favourite desserts and I honestly don't know if I could narrow it down to just one....
*chocolate cake with vanilla ice cream
*warm apple pie with vanilla ice cream (preferably home made pie as the pastry is flakier)
*warm apple crisp with vanilla ice cream
*my Mom's Angel Food Pie (nom nom nom)
Items Used:
*Cardstock: PTI White; Stampin' Up! Regal Rose
*Pattern Paper: Imaginisce
*Images: Stampendous; Impress
*Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics

*Tools:  Corner Chomper
*Embellishments: Michael's $1.50 button
*Challenges:  FTL127



This is the card for the current challenge over on the Clean and Simple blog....  you'll find the link to their blog to the right....  I hope you'll come play with us this week!
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59 comments:

LeAnne said...

Very cute card----I could eat dessert for every meal! Ice cream and chocolate chip cookies would have to be at the top of the list! Thanks for the chance to win! :D

Andrea Walford said...

Hi Nancy,

I just popped over from SCS from the blogging thread - and wanted to say hi. I love the card you posted today.

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Your uncle and my husband must be related!! My husband does the same exact thing...but honestly, I don't think he eats any less just b/c there's a good dessert on the menu! lol

My FAVORITE dessert is anything with Nutella! Did you know it was World Nutella Day last Saturday! Yum! What a celebration :)
Maria

Janet said...

cute card! my fave dessert is strawberries and whipped cream!! mmmmmmm

kellygrl27 said...

I too, have many favorites including warm apple crisp and lemon meringue pie. But my ultimate favorite is my great grandmothers chocolate cake (aka end of the month cake, no eggs, no milk) with white frosting!

Anonymous said...

My hubby thinks that way almost everyday; always asking, what's for dessert.
Favorite dessert; gosh have several but I must say my favorite would be my homemade Death by Chocolate Dessert.
Thank U 4 the opportunity of winning.
ColleenB.

Jackie said...

LOL!! I love that stamp & you did a great job coloring it....nice sketch too!!!

STAMPING SAM said...

My favorite dessert is "Better Than Sex" cake! YUMMMY And if I win I'll share the recipe with you! I have some good stories about this cake, taking it to work and not being able to tell one gentleman the name of it because he wouldn't eat it...but one day I tricked him (told it is called, "my mother-in-law's favorite cake") and you should have heard the moaning sounds he made while eating it! LOL!

Robyn said...

Yum! Lemon Meringue Pie- especially my mum's!!Are Aussies allowed in the blog candy draw? If so Thanks very much!

Rhonda said...

love the rounded corners Nancy

my favorite dessert would be my no-bake cheesecake. or anything with chocolate!

thanx for the chance

Sherry Johnson said...

I love browsing thru all your cards - you are so very creative Nancy!! I have a couple desserts that I absolutely love but I would have to say my favorite dessert is tiramisu...mmmm

Toni said...

I have too many favorites! But my very very favorites are Sticky Toffee pudding, and creme caramel.

samantha said...

Your card is adorable, I love that sentiment. My family has a tradition that you get to eat birthday cake for breakfast the day after your birthday, well Feb 16th is my birthday, so on the 17the I will thoroughly enjoy my leftover cake for breakfast.

Fiona said...

I love this card Nancy - the sentiment just speaks to my heart!

And I'm with Robyn: can we share a lemon meringue pie???

Cathy in Az said...

Love your card and happy to say I love Tiramisu! could eat it for dessert no matter what the meal!
Cathy in Az

Kim said...

Awww...what a sweet card! I love the idea of dessert first! I have 2 favorites, one is peanut butter chocolate cheesecake, I don't make it often, cause I would eat it all! The other is an ice cream cake that Julie Mutch makes...omgosh, it is sooooo awesome!!

I hope you do have dessert first Nancy!! It's fun to "break" the rules once in awhile!!

Hugs,
Kim

Myrna said...

Nancy
Love your card.
I have been told the Red Hat ladies always have their dessert on the table when they have a banquet? (eat dessert first, is then their choice)lol
I make a great Flapper Pie and that is one of my favorites.
Myrna

Jan Scholl said...

What'a a dessert? I never seat them. But if I did, it would involve peanut butter. Come to think of it, a jar of peanut butter and a spoon work for me! And no baking!

Hubby on the other had eats anything with sugar. He would probably eat a bag of sugar if I purchased it.

Brenda said...

Super cute card! I have this stamp and bought it because I love the sentiment. So my favorite desert that is hard to narrow down, but store type bought would be mocha almond fudge ice cream. For homemade I have to say it is a tie between chocolate pie and chocolate chip cookies. Notice the theme that chocolate is all of my faves. ;-) Thank you of the chance to win.

Arlie said...

What a cute card - I love your work.

My favourite dessert would be anything with Chocolate in it. Yup Chocolate. It should be for breakfast, lunch and dinner and every snack! :)

Keep the great work coming I love to see it.

Arlie said...

What a cute card - I love your work.

My favourite dessert would be anything with Chocolate in it. Yup Chocolate. It should be for breakfast, lunch and dinner and every snack! :)

Keep the great work coming I love to see it.

lanejoy1 said...

I would have to say my favorite dessert is Hot Apple Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream.

Carole RB said...

Hi Nancy

Cute card. My favorite dessert is Angel Cake.

Have a nice weekend

Mia said...

Adorable card!! I am having a hard time narrowing down my favorite dessert, BUT if I must, it would be Creme Bruleé with raspberries. (And also, anything with fruit!!)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

My favorite dessert is: All of it! Well, almost. I love cake the most, followed by cobblers, then pies, then brownies, then... oh well you get the idea. If I had to pick one, I'd choose My mom's rhubard custard pie!
I'm not into ice cream though, never have been. Love your card, and the idea of dessert first!

kathy s said...

Love that sentiment and OH so true- hard to pick a fave dessert but I think it would have to be fresh home made apple pie with cream and/or custard-(I like having both but DH says if you have one you can't have the other- I ignore him and have both.)or apple crumble- yummo to both

Debbie Martin said...

Love the card, it made me smile. My favorite dessert is chocolate chip cheesecake with a vanilla wafer crust, my own recipe and it is a birthday request for everyone in the family. Thanks for the chance to win blog candy.

NancyS (momsnack) said...

Tiramsui!! or Spumoni Ice Cream as an alternative.

Glennis said...

I think Pecan Pie would be a favourite - I first tried it on a visit to USA and absolutely loved it.
Thanks for the chance to win

Ida said...

Cute card and a great story about your family. My favorite dessert is Strawberry Shortcake but the berries have to be our local berries from (Klicker Bros) as they are the best in the world and you have to have "real" whip cream and homemade shortcakes.

Anonymous said...

Cheesecake, cheesecake and more cheesecake with grape jelly on the side :)

Fiona

Tricia said...

When I go out to eat, I always check the dessert menu first! My favorite dessert though, is homemade cookies.

Kim P said...

Adorable card!! That image is fun!

I havelots of favorite desserts too...but I'll say homemade blueberry pie in the summer! YUM!

Anonymous said...

it is hard for me to choose also. it's a tie between boston creme pie and chocolate swirl cheesecake!
thanks for a chance to win the blog candy!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

Amy said...

The cat on your card looks just like mine does on a regular basis :)

My favorite dessert is a toss up between toblerone cheesecake and drumstick cake.

S Jane said...

Super sweet card today Nancy!! (pardon the pun)
Ooh... anything with Raspberries would have to be fav dessert...so much tastier than Strawberries! I'm another Aussie!!!

Red said...

Cute card - and a great idea to eat dessert first! My fav dessert has to be pie - especially Saskatoon pie with vanilla ice cream!

WENDY said...

Beautiful cards Nancy, keep up the good work. My favourite dessert is home made rice pudding wth lashings of cream on it as you eat it.
Take care
Luv
Wend

Susie said...

Hey! My mother-in-law used to say "we should eat dessert first...it's the best part of the meal" :)
I don't think she ever did it, but I loved her philosophy!
Oooo...to decide on a favorite???

Strawberry Rhubard pie topped with Schwan's french vanilla ice cream, I think...yum!

Linby said...

I have that stamp isn't it great.Love your card. I always look at the dessert menu first and work backwards also!
My fav dessert is black cherries with a pancake and ice cream.
Linbyx

Doris said...

My favorite dessert has to be cheesecake - don't care if it's chocolate, cherry, strawberry or all three - as long as it's baked and not just chilled. Great card today.

Tina said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the colours. My fav dessert is Tiramisu, yum!

Tracy.H said...

Love this one, Nancy. And I see you used a button! Shocking!

Okay, here's another story for ya. I would say the best dessert I ever had? My wedding cake. The only thing was? I only had one bite...while we were taking the photos. We were married on the beach in Maui. Had the pics taken and then had to boot it to the other side of the island to make our dinner cruise. We had to leave the cake in the car. Well 2 1/2 hrs later...lets say a pineapple cream cake would not have been healthy to eat. So we had to throw it away. :0( If we ever go back? I am finding the bakery that made that cake and buying myself one!!

Cheryl said...

Cute! I love the image and the design.

Shazsilverwolf said...

I love this card! The sentiment & the cat image are brilliant! Difficult choice between Vanilla Ice Cream & Tiramasu, then again, why choose? I'll have them together, lol.

Charmaine Stack said...

Well, I just Googled for an Angel Food Pie recipe as I had never heard of that before. Sounds yummy! My fave is Chocolate Pecan Pie.

Heather said...

Nancy--I agree with Dad's cousin and with you! We should definitely do that sometime! Sadly, I cannot pick one dessert that I love more than others--I pretty much drool over all things sweet! So I am going to turn this around slightly and tell you my least favorite dessert: Black Forrest Cake! I absolutely cannot stand it! LOL

stampinbygenny said...

Very cute card. Love how you colored the image. TFS

Anne Marie said...

Love your card! You completely inspired me to try the sketch out this week, too! :) Oh my goodness, just ONE favorite dessert?? This is tough but I'm going to go with tiramisu. I don't have it very often as it conflicts with my plight at the gym...but holy moley, I LOOOOOVE it! Thanks for the chance to win! :)

Froggietalks said...

My favourite dessert? Well, there's so many!! I would say just about anything with chocolate is great, as is my strawberry rhubarb coffee cake.

Oh, and the card is wonderful!

Donna said...

I'm like you - lots of favorites, but good vanilla ice cream with salted caramel or really good hot fudge sauce doesn't suck!

Donna said...

I'm like you, it's hard to pick just one favorite, but really good vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce and/or really good hot fudge sauce doesn't suck.

MezzoKat said...

Great card, Nancy! I'm a "Fluffles" fan and have that stamp.
I love anything chocolate, but my favorite is anything that combines chocolate and hazlenuts.

Karen said...

My favorite dessert is cheesecake. No fancy toppings or flavors, just plain ol' cheesecake!

Anonymous said...

I love warm cherry pie with cool whip on top. Yummmmmmmm.

Love the card...too cute :)

Jenmi S

Connie Lambropoulos said...

I love that cat on your card - too cute! My favorite dessert would be ice cream ...by itself, with toppings, on pie, with cake, you name it! I love ice cream! Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy!

Carol said...

Great card! I have this stamp because it is so cute and is also my motto! Having to choose one favorite dessert is tough....I like waaaaaaaay too many! Ice cream is my standard everyday go-to dessert. But a special dessert? Layered cake...any kind, as long as it has cream cheese frosting! Yumm!

Wendy said...

Nice card, love your blog. I love homemade cookies right out of the oven. Beats store bought any day.

Cindy said...

A few years ago we were invited to friends' for lunch and for some reason, still unknown to us, they served us this rich, decadent chocolate fudge cake first. Then half an hour later we had lunch. So, now the kids will often ask for "Dragt" Dinner.... meaning they want dessert first like when we went to the Dragt's place!