Monday, June 14, 2010

Remembering Dad ...

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

7 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Awesome card and I am sure he is smiling upon you.

Cheryl said...

Great card, Wendy. I know he'd have liked it!

Connie M. said...

Hello, Wendy, My Friend!! This is such a wonderful card and tribute to you daddy! LOVE it!! HUGS!!!

Terry Molineux said...

Wendy what a beautiful card and tribute to your DAD. I know he loves it. You did a great job and did make it your own!

Heidi Blankenship said...

What a Beautiful card for your Dad. Wendy, I know he loves it. This is a wonderful tribute to your Dad. Hugs to you.

Cherie said...

Wendy, Your card is beautiful! TFS!

Anonymous said...

Hi Wendy~

It really is a beautiful card. You are so fortunate to have so many talented friends to share with. And, you have an untalented friend to share with also!

You know, the beautiful tribute you did for you Dad is probably a blessing to others in your family, too. It shows that they can still show emotions and love for those who are now with the Lord...loving it up there!

Have you checked your mail today?

He IS Able,
Traci S.