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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

Good afternoon! I hope you are enjoying the day with you Fathers or the other important men in your life. We went out with Kip's dad last night and we won't see my dad until this weekend. This is the card that I made for him that I wanted to give him in person. I was very fortunate to grow up with a wonderful man as a dad and I have tons of great memories of doing things with him. It's funny what we remember about our childhoods. One of my favorite things that we did was our weekly trip to the dump! When I was little I would go with him a lot on Saturday mornings and after we were done, we would stop at a convenience store and get a snack. As with most of my memories with both parents, it wasn't memories with material things that stick out, it was the things that we did together. Giving time to someone is the most precious thing you can do. We all have different talents, different monetary abilities and different ways that we can touch someone else's life. But we all only get 24 hours in one day and to bestow that gift to someone is priceless. 

Anyway back to my card here! One day were we driving somewhere as a family and my dad says "Hey look!" and he pulls over, gets out a camera and everything and starts pointing out and taking pictures of this owl on a billboard. You guessed it, it wasn't real, only a decoy to scare away birds! To his credit, it was a very realistic one, not like the ones that are obviously plaster. Now owls show up periodically in gifts and things that I give him. I made this card using the owl from a mini Inkadinkado stamp set. The sentiment is from the same set and is broken into two pieces so you can use one part on the outside and the other for the inside. I can't remember what the other part says, I only wanted this part because I wanted to write my own thing on the inside. The outside says "A wise man once said.." and then on the inside I wrote "Hey look at that owl". He will get a kick out of it and that's why he is getting it late so I can give it to him in person. Stamp is Inkadinkado, paper from DCWV, image colored with Copics, and brads are from Making Memories.

If you have visited my blog before you know that my husband makes his own cards to give. Not only does he make the cards, he also has his own stash of supplies. This is the stamp that he made for his dad. I am not sure of all the supplies, but I think the mountains and maybe the tree came from one of my SU sets and the boat is from Stampscapes. He stamped those onto his paper and then drew in his lake line and then colored everything with his Prismacolor pencils. 

12 comments:

Kim said...

Ohhhh, I love this owl!! SO CUTE!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Great cards Gina and your hubby is very talented.

Stephanie said...

gina - you are so right about what matters to kids. if only parents would remember this when Christmas time comes around. my biggest and best memories from my childhood have nothing to do with the 'stuff' I had or got

Ann said...

Heehee--your owl card is cute AND funny! I love it!

Scrapping Julie said...

what a funny story gina!
also that kip is something else!

Karen from PA said...

I loved your story and the words of wisdom. They are so true. I love your card and your husband is one talented guy.

Sara said...

Your owl card is adorable,and your husband did a wonderful job on his!

Martha said...

oh what a cute card, love the own image!

Susan Raihala said...

Wow, your dad sounds GREAT! LOL, what a funny story, and this card will definitely make him laugh. Your DH's card is wonderful, too!

laos348 said...

A wonderful owl card and I really like the story behind it. Your hubby made a great card too!

The Mama Monkey said...

Love your Owl card! That BG paper is perfect for it.

Your story is so true. I keep telling myself that it is the time I spend with my kids that means the most...usually as I drag my butt off the couch to go outside in the heat to toss the ball for an hour! ;)

BananaStamper said...

Fabulous card and super fun story! I love it! Also, your hubby is very talented!

Shanna