Wednesday, May 24, 2017

"Two Father's Day Cards"

Hello friends, followers, visitors and viewers.
Are we all here on this Wednesday, May 24, 2017?   If so, welcome once again to a marvelous rainy day.     One thing for sure, it is the middle of the week.  Yes, we are in the middle.  Things to look forward to since this is a holiday weekend.  At least some of you will have a three day weekend.  Monday we will be celebrating Memorial Day.  Just before we get there, another holiday or special day is also on the horizon...Father's Day. 

Crafters, especially those in  the card making community, know that at times it is difficult to come up with ideas for our males.  I've made two cards for Father's Day.  I hope you enjoy viewing them.
  • I've used a sentiment from Hampton Art Janet Dunn's "faith" clear stamps and an image from Hampton Art Kimberly Sabel "journey" clear stamps. 
  • I also used another die cut from the Cricut Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge.

entry for http://www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com



Starting from the left:
Hampton Art Janet Dunn "faith" clear stamps
Hampton Art Kimberly Sabel "journey" clear stamps
Cricut "Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge

According to the National Day Calendar, https://www.nationaldaycalendar.com, today we celebrate the following:
May 24, 2017 – BROTHER’S DAY – NATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT DAY – NATIONAL ESCARGOT DAY – AVIATION MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN DAY – EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES FOR CHILDREN DAY

I have one brother that I'll be celebrating today.  I have many brothers from other mothers that I count on as friends...today they will be celebrated also.



Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"Love and Grace"

Happy Tuesday, May 23, 2017 everyone.
Day 2 of rain and wetness.  No outside adventures today (none that I have on my agenda).
What about you?  Do you have nice weather with a fun/work day on your agenda?

I did not mention the togetherness my "Sunshine" and I had over the weekend. As a matter of fact, she did a "flip-flop" of who she wanted to spend time with this weekend. 
Her grandfather has a red Ford truck, a green jeep and an old '56 Ford.  She tells him that she has never had a ride in any of these vehicles and she wanted to know if he would take her for a ride (this was right down his  "let-me-puff-my-chest-out "attitude). 
He rode her in  the red truck where he and she could spend time together.  He took her to the park where they stayed for more than an hour.  This was grandfather and granddaughter time together  (she wasn't under my wings wanting to play in the craft room).  When they came back from their adventure, she wanted to sit in the "56 to see what that would feel like....so, he let her do that.  You would have thought she and him had won the lottery with the way they were enjoying one another.
My conclusion to this:  she (grand daughter) is finally learning that grandfathers can be just as much fun as grandmothers.

I didn't have a stamp or die for the '56 Ford or his red Ford truck.  The best I could do was to use a Sizzix embossing folder.  The one with the old jalopy vintage car.
I made a card reflecting the weekend adventure shared with granddaughter and grandfather.  It was "Love ~and~ Grace:
view of my card

Items used: Michaels Recollection Toile scrapbook paper; Echo Park Christmas paper; Recollection mixed media pad

Other items used: Cricut  Ornamental Iron 2 cartridge and Cricut Expression; Hampton Art Janet Dunn faith stamp set and Big Shot machine; Sizzix Embossing folder "old jalopy vintage car; white Novo crystal drops.

Hope you enjoyed your view today.  Please come again and leave a comment.

Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois