Saturday, June 20, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Hug a Dad today... your dad, your kids' dad, your best friend's dad....

My dad died 13 years ago of cancer. I so very much wish that my kids could have met him, played with him, listened to his stories (yes, the ones I found so boring long ago!) He would have been the World's Best Granddad! But you know, it's almost like I see a little piece of him every day in my son. They don' look at all alike, but my son's personality could only have come from my father.... he is unlike my husband or me in his outgoing personality, his ability to take life by the horns, his athleticism... lots of little things that skipped a generation, for sure :)

My card is for my husband, so I tried not to fuss too much (he wouldn't know the difference between a card that took 10 minutes and one that took 10 hours.... aaah, men!) The vintage card image is from Cornish Heritage Farms, stamped in SU's Blue Bayou. The patterned paper is from My Mind's Eye. The DAD chipboard was from a pack that was on wicked clearance at Target. The letters were originally kind of shiny (like magazine pages), so I got out the sand paper and distressed away... then added some Ranger Distress Ink in vintage photo to tone them down. Popped the pieces up, and done.

Hope you have a wonderful, relaxing Sunday.


Shirley said...

ROTFL, how funny. He may ask you to show him how to make one soem day. I have had friends say that. LOL It is a very male and nice card, Jean!

LeAnne said...

Very nice card--sorry your dad has been gone so many years. Interesting how the traits get passed daughter has talents of my grandfather, which I KNOW she didn't get from me!!! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!