Tuesday, September 3, 2013

a card for my dad - love

This card is for my dad.

When I was home visiting my family over the summer I taught my parents how to text, take photos, and send photos via text using their new phones.  Dad will now occasionally text me photos of what he and my mom are eating for dinner, which is cute an all, but hello?!? For someone who misses a home-cooked meal, that's just mean:(  But, I love it...

My dad sent me a funny text message this morning, so as I made this card, I was a little giggly.
It's blue and gold, the color of my alma mater.  When my dad knows that I'm coming over to the house, he wears one of the many Cal (Berkeley) shirts I've given him over the years (Go Bears!).  One time, I came home unexpectedly, and I noticed my dad go into his bedroom to change his shirt.  He came out rockin' the blue and gold.  I mean really, is that love or what?!

I'm submitting this card to the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge.  In this week's Trend Watch Challenge, we were asked to use flowers as the focal point.  Flowers work perfectly for a card for my dad, since he's been all about gardening these days.  He has a beautiful rose garden in the front yard, and all sorts of fruits and veggies in the back...calamansi, tomatoes, peppers, oranges, and his  favorite -- a bunch of bittermelon that he planted in a narrow strip of dirt at the side of the house.  For my card, I actually tried to mimic the way the vines climb up the stakes and wire.  See it here...

And, here's the text message that put a smile on my face.

I'm quite sure my dad knows how to spell Jose, but "hosey" is just awesome.  Thanks, Dad!  And, thanks for the fun challenge, Paper Smooches!

Stamps: Paper Smooches Spring Fling
Dies: Paper Smooches Love Word Die
Inks: Memento (tuxedo black); Stampin' Up (certainly celery); Versamark (champagne); Delicata (golden glitz); Copic markers
Other: gold embossing powder


  1. Oh WOW! LOVE this! So beautiful - and the gold on the word "love" is amazing!!! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us at Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!


  2. OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is one amazing card! I LOVE how you've used those flowers around the "love"!! Your dad is going to love this! I love his text message with you! LOL! THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge!! Hope you will play along this week-- it's a SKETCH:) <3