Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day

I hope you all had an awesome Father's day! I got to spend some time with the great men in my life this weekend. My own father, my step father-in-law and my own son who himself is a dad to my 2 beautiful granddaughters. My husband always takes this time away for his annual fishing trip as a treat to himself. And I sent a card off the other day to my other father-in-law who lives about 3 hours from us here.   I wouldn't trade any of these guys for anything - I LOVE them all!
So here are my 3 cards
My dad

who was in both the Navy & the Coast Guard  ~ LOVES lighthouses. And I tried to keep this one CAS w/just the black & white.
My father-in-law
who lives up north in the woods and loves to hunt and fish. One of my most fun times spent w/him was tracking a deer.

My step father-in-law
even though he is my husbands step dad - he has spent most of his life with him. He is quite the jokester and is always picking on someone or giving you a 'hard' time about something.  
So, as you can see - I am blessed to have 3 very different, but yet very special men I can call DAD :)

Inky Impressions ~ Father's Day
Lexi's Creations ~ Father's Day or Special Male Birthday
The Sisterhood of Crafters ~ Man or Boy
One Stitch at a Time ~ Use a Digi
2 Sisters Challenge ~ Just for Dad
Dream Valley ~ Father's Day / Male Theme

Wednesday, June 12, 2013


I hate making these kind of cards. And I understand that in life, death is inevitable. But I would prefer making cards for more joyous occasions.

I made this card for my boss and her husband. He lost an older brother to a freak accident on the farm. The family which has 14 kids, have lost both of their parents in addition to this within the last 5 years or so as well. I have been to many family functions with them, and have enjoyed their love of life and compassion for each other. I searched for just the right DP to use and I knew this was the one.