Father’s Day

Father’s Day was always a big thing at our house when I was younger. My mom would make a big dinner and we would give my dad gifts and try not to pester him for the day. I can remember helping to pick out ties, suits and mugs with “dad” themed messages. I am very grateful for my father. He has taught me a lot. Over the years there was one saying he has always told me: “You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar.” I am laughing as a I typed that out because I actually had  a more colorful word in mind than ‘catch.’ Guess I still need to be reminded…lol!

A few weeks ago my daughter and I got out my scrapbook supplies and decided to make cards for her dad, Denard. She was so excited and almost told him about our little project. For the cards, I had a set of blank heavy weight note cards to use. This is my first time trying this so I was little hesitant about what or what not to use. I chose these supplies to start and printed out various sizes & colors of the title:

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I will admit, at this point, I was certain that digital scrapbooking is much easier. I can just grab what I want and start placing it on the page. I cut and move around things as I go. With tangible items before me, I kind of had to plan out where I wanted to put things. This part was probably the hardest for me because I did not have a picture in mind of how I wanted the card to look. I knew I wanted to use blue and yellow items and absolutely, no flowers. Hard for me to put flowers on things for a guy especially when I am not a huge fan of flowers for myself.

I punched out a few circles and used the paper trimmer to cut a few things. I love twine so I had to add a bit of that somewhere. A few weeks ago, I got these cool, wood veneer shapes and added those too. I am happy  with how it turned out.

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The other supplies used to create the card include:

My little lady Aida put a lot of hard work into her card too.  :) I wrote down the message she wanted and she copied it onto the card. I tried to tell her to be watchful of where she places her letters when she is writing, but of course, she did not want to listen to me.

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She drew the cutest little picture of herself and her dad. Afterwards, she made sure to let me know that I was not included in the picture because it was for Father’s Day and I am not a father. All I could do was laugh and say “okay, sweetie.”

I hope that the special father in our home enjoys his day. I remember when I had to go back to work and he kept her during the day at home. I would call as soon as I thought they were awake to see if all was okay. I just know some of my phone calls were ignored, but I could not help it. After a while, I knew she was just fine and he was taking good care of her. I had no reason to worry. Now, these two are like one in the same- playing video games and laughing at the same jokes. I love to see them together.

AidaDenard22Mar2013Aida and her DaDa – 22 March 2013

Happy Sunday! :)

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