Sunday, June 16, 2013

Father's Day Hop - Time to Salute the Dads in Your Life


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Welcome to The Father’s Day Hop.  If you zipped over from Connie you are on the right course, but if you stumbled on this hop and want to start with our blog hostess, go to Miranda

Father’s Day for me is bittersweet as my dad (William George Pattison) passed away about a week from Father’s Day in 2006.  He was the very best of fathers and always remains in my heart as the Model Dad!!  He was charming and funny; he was the ultimate gentleman and hard worker.  He provided a wonderful life for my mother and me.  As a Staff Sergeant in the Army Air Corps, he was a veteran of WWII and a proud member of the SAR, VFW, and American Legion.


After he retired as a tool-and-die maker for Chrysler, he enjoyed playing cards, especially cribbage, golf, bowling, and making jewelry, but his special passion was cheering on his football team, The Pittsburgh Steelers. His third-great-grandfather, Nathaniel Wilson Smith, was a jeweler of note in the Pittsburgh, PA-Columbus, OH-Wheeling, WVA areas, so I imagine that’s the impetus for jewelry designing and football preference.

Whenever I think of the colors I’d associate with my father, they would be yellow and brown – he favored that combo and usually wore some sort of yellow polo and brown slacks for casual wear.  With that in mind, I decided to try out a few new products (to me), to design a Father’s Day card in his memory.


Recipe
*Mr. Huey Mask - Chevron and Mr. Huey Sprays in yellow and brown - instead of stamping the triple layers, I sprayed using the chevron mask (1st time to do this)
*Triple-Stamped Card base with SU Yellow and Whisper White cardstock
*Tie Stamp and Sentiment from SU, stamped in brown and brown Stickles for tie
*Punched base on yellow using two different SU punches
*White and yellow twine
*Mama's Mesh from LoveBug Creations HERE under New Product
*A ton of love

Since I have a new tool in my crafty arsenal, a Cameo, I had to give it a whirl on several tie cards for my husband - I made two but can't decide which I like best.........these were shirt and tie cuts from the Silhouette Cameo Store plus DCWV double-sided paper and a bit of Stickling thrown in for a subtle glimmer; sentiment was from my stamp stash:




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Remember, no matter how you piece your paper and rumple your ribbon, have fun with it………..CyberFather’s Day………Mama LoveBug




Next I'll send you on to An'Jenic


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32 comments:

Lovebug Creations said...

I love your write up!!! I miss grandpa and I know he would LOVE the card you made! Brown and Yellow... Totally him!! :) I love that chevron mask.. really neat!! The shirt and tie cards are soooo different as well!!! I like em both but if I had to pick one for dad I'd go with the brown/green :)

Great job Mom!!!

XOXO
Kim

Honeybearz Designs said...

Pam I love the cards you did an amazing job on them. What an amazing tribute to your dad. He is smiling down on you with lots of pride for sure.

Jean Bullock said...

Nice job on the Father's Day cards. It's cool that you used the sport team's colors on the card you made in memory of your dad. Makes it so meaningful. The tie cards are cute and I like the colors you chose.

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Aww I'm sorry for your loss. I cant say I know what its like. Wishing you many many hugs!! Both cards are pretty. I really love the yellow seeing how its my fav color. HUGS AJ-

simplybren said...

Great blog post.I am a huge Steelers fan too!! I really like the idea of switching up the triple stamp and masking. gonna have to try that. Congrats on the Cameo!

Nadja said...

Great cards and just like you I am not sure which I like more! I also like the color palette that you have chosen. It is not the usual combination for Father's Day. Great Job!

Nadja

Miranda said...

What an awesome tribute to your Father! Love the cards! Thanks so much for hopping along with me today! ~Miranda

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful post!!Beautiful cards!!!

Sarah Biswabic said...

What a wonderful set of cards! Your dad sounds like a wonderful dad!

Beth F. said...

Such wonderful masculine cards! I have the shirt/necktie cutting pattern as well, but have not made it yet. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Vicki said...

Great tribute to your dad. Love the cards.

D- said...

I love all of these cards. What a great way to remember your dad. Your husband will love whichever you choose because you made it. TFS.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Marianne Barkman said...

Sorry for your loss, Pamela. I lost my Dad over 23 years ago, and I miss him so much. Thanks for sharing your inspirations!

Josie0602 said...

It is so hard to have these holidays without our Dads....great cards. I am sure he would love them!

Tracy Godfrey

DandyDo said...

I love that technique. Great job!

Paula Jennings said...

Cute cards and what a wonderful tribute to your father. It's no wonder you miss him, he sounds like he wasw a wonderful man!

Lady Fair said...

Wonderful tribute to your father. The cards are lovely.

Pam Klimper said...

New follower via the hop. Super cute cards! TFS!

~Pam~
@ www.pjstreasures.blogspot.com

Angela C said...

fun! loving all those colors on each card!

Camille Short said...

Love the color schemes of all the cards! Thanks for sharing!

Theresa Brady said...

Nice card! where did you learn about the chevron technique?

Karon said...

Just a wonderful post and your cards are great! TFS

Hot Berry Designs said...

I love those cards with the ties, great job.

Michele I said...

what a tribute. love the cards, they look great, thanks for sharing

Sue D said...

Great tie cards and fabulous card as a tribute to your dad.

Lori Apgar said...

What great cards!! Love how you created your dad's card to his taste!! The shirt and tie cards are great too!!

Cathy said...

you did a wonderful job on your cards. love the color choices.
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Jessica Wilson said...

I bet your dad is looking down on you and is SO amazed by how beautiful your card for him is!! And don't you just love that cameo? I do! I bet your hubby loved his card(s) too!! LOL! Great job!

Connie said...

I love the chevron card in brown and yellow! Came out gorgeous! The tie cards are super as well!
Great hopping with you! Scrappy hugs, Connie
http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com

Lissa Marie said...

I got to this point in the hop and got all choked up because I lost my dad Sept/October of last year. great job on your project, your writing was amazing too. Thanks for the memories.

Lissa Marie said...

I got to this point in the hop and got all choked up because I lost my dad Sept/October of last year. great job on your project, your writing was amazing too. Thanks for the memories.

Dawn Barrett said...

wow...I like those ties. What a cool background too!