Wednesday, March 11, 2009

House Mouse Monday Challenge #27

Designed by Sprytebyrd on Wednesday, March 11, 2009

And a big shout out to my Dad! Dad's birthday is coming up, and even though he'll see this before the card even goes in the mail, he'll understand! My Dad is an awesome dude. He has a hat that says "Old Guys Rule".. well, he has a lot of hats that say a lot of things, but he's definitely an Old Guy that Rules. He has always been there for me, always has a word of good advice that I may or may not follow and he always knows how I'm feeling. He is supportive of anything that my brother and I decide to do. He is a sounding board when my Mom or I have "creative carding block!" And he is a great Grandpa to my little ones. I love my Dad.. he served our country, he served our family and I will forever thank him, appreciate him and consider him My Hero. All that being said... My Daddy loves his coffee! So, Dad.. this one's for you!This card features a first for me! This is the first time that I have "successfully" machine stitched on a card! I'm quite excited! I tried this before, years and years ago, and even purchased a special tiny little sewing machine to use on my paper, and it didn't work. So, I dusted off my big sewing machine that Mom & Dad bought me for Christmas years ago, and this is what I got! I did a test piece of paper, just to get my spacing right, but other than that, this is the first attempt! The image is kinda big, so adding a lot of embellishements wasn't really an option. But, that's ok, the challenge over at House Mouse Monday Challenge is to make a "Man Card" and for some reason men don't like flowers and rhinestones... (what's up with that??) So, I kept it simple and let the stitching do the talking.

House Mouse stamps, Stampin' Up! cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Close To Cocoa and Very Vanilla. Patterned paper from The Stack. Dollar Bin alphabet stamps, brads and ribbon from my stash. Colored with Copics and Stampin' Up! markers and blender pens.

I realized that I don't have a lot of photos of my Dad, and he probably likes it that way, but here he is! This is from last month, when we were finally able to get over the mountains for a visit. My Dad loves to feed his birds and was glad to have a little helping hand when Emily came to visit.Happy Birthday, Daddy! I love you!

15 stamps of approval:

Callie said...

I LOVE it! It's perfect. And happy early birthday Dad!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome! Wonderful HM image, great coloring!

Sue said...

lovey card luv ya stitching great colours, lovely piccie to. sue.x

joey said...

Hiya Dee, fabulous card, this is a gorgeous image. joey.x

Carmen O. said...

This is such a gorgeous card! I love the stitching and your coloring is perfect. Great pp too. Beautiful work!!

Teresa aka Laxmom111 said...

OMGosh, first I need to say reading what you wrote about your dad made me tear up. You guys sound like you have a very close relationship! That's awesome...and your card is too. Your dad will love it!!!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

What a sweet card. I love the stitching! You did great! I love my coffee too. Cute image

Nancy said...

This is great, your dad will love it!

Skraptacular Designs said...

Hi Dee...just thought I'd stop by to see what you've been up to!

What a wonderful card...great job on the stitching! I just love your coloring, the colors, stitching, design...Heck, EVERYTHING about the card!

Also, what a precious picture of your dad and Emily! Memories that will last a lifetime!

Hugs,
Priscilla

theneon said...

What a wonderful tribute to your Dad and an extraordinary card to gift him with. Your sewing skills add an extra dimension and I know your Dad will appreciate it. Martha Kay

Sue from Oregon said...

Great card!

ant me. said...

Wonderful! card and wonderful testimony of your love for your Dad! Happy early birthday from Wisconsin : )

Patti

Heather said...

AAWWWWWWWWWWWWW! I love it!!! I kept meaning to make a man card .. but time got away from me. I was gonna use the frog image you snet me. Maybe next time :) I LOVE your card! It is perfect!

Rica said...

Gorgeous card, fabulous colours and colouring of that cute image.
Thanks for joining in at HM.
hugs Heather xx

Carly Robertson said...

What a great card! He'll just love it. And your post today to him was so sweet, it made me miss my dad.

 

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