While I was doing my 10-day blitz of UnAward Winning Projects, Memorial Day came and went. It just so happens that the one-year mark of my dad's passing also fell on that weekend (May 30). I took some lovely yellow flowers and a card to my dad to mark the occasion. I feel so fortunate to live a few short minutes' drive from where he is buried. I drive by often. Sometimes it is just to drive by, others I get out of the car and stay for a little visit.
This card is a pretty close "direct case" of one done by my friend Jenn Diercks. I very rarely (almost NEVER) case cards anymore, at least not very closely. I may get an idea, technique or layout from someone, but I usually twist it all around and make it my own. I loved Jenn's card so much, however, that I didn't change a whole lot on it. It just seemed the PERFECT thing for my dad and Memorial Day. See?
Jenn's Awesome Card
So that is that. I know it's kinda weird, but making cards for my dad helps me to feel closer to him somehow. Love you, Dad!
Stamps: Rough Edges Alphabet
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake (formerly known as "Kraft"), Pattern Pack III
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Small Star Punch, Large Star Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Playground Button, Linen Thread, Corner Rounder Punch, Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Scor-Buddy, small rhinestone stickers, circle cutter