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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to all the wonderful dads out there!  Today we spent the afternoon with my parents' and two brothers.  My small man was in his glory surrounded by 3 of the guys he loves best in the world!  We had Chinese take-out, played outside, went for a walk, and watched a movie.  We spend two evenings a week with them anyway, but there is always something special about an extra day, especially when  it's to celebrate the man who always drove me and my friends to the mall when we were teenagers, who picked me up after concerts (and even went to a few with me), and who, just yesterday, bought me an ice cream cone!  And today he was attempting to teach Kayne how to hold a bat!  It's all those things and more that make him an amazing dad and grandfather.  I made a card for him this morning, and I wanted to share it with you.

I used Fedora Hat Luka from La-La-La-Land Crafts as my image.  This little sweetie pie just reminds me so much of my small man that I always gravitate towards him!  The fedora makes me think of Indian Jones for some reason.  And my dad often says if he could have been anything, he would have wanted to be an archeologist.  So I guess that was my thought process for selecting the image!  lol  Luka is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers, fussy cut, and mounted on foam squares.  The layout is the current sketch from Card Patterns (#170).  It was too fabulous not to use!  I altered a Tim Holtz watch frame with some Tim Holtz gears, a chain, and a K&Company sticker.  The sentiment was cut using the My Favorite Things Die-namic First Place Award Ribbon.  I also used a Martha Stewart border punch and added a strip of seam binding.

We are home now, relaxing and watching Bambi but soon the lil fella will be in bed and I will be back to my desk, crafting.  It's going to be a busy week of card orders and design team projects so please check back to see what I've been up to.  There will be more from Tickled Pink Stamps and some Sassy fun as well so stay tuned!

I'd also like to enter this card in the following challenges:
- Creative Inspirations Paint: Inspired By-Father's Day 
- Dream Valley Challenges: #34-For That Special Guy 
- My Sheri Crafts: #87-Father's Day 
- Bloggers Challenge: For The Men 
- Cardmadfairy's Digi Days Challenge: Father's Day (or something masculine)
- Card Makin' Mamas: #47-Father's Day 
- Crafts 4 Eternity: #76-Dashing Dads
- Delicious Doodles: #21-For The Fellas
- Fussy and Fancy: #65-Boy Attitude 

Thanks for stopping by and for all the lovely comments!  They are always appreciated!



Linda Palmer said...

This little guy is just too cute! Love your Father's Day card, beautiful coloring and color scheme. Great card!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Great male card for your Dad! Love the watch parts. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days for our Father's Day/Male Challenge hugs Susan x

Jasmine said...

Awwww, adorable, and that pocket watch is awesomesauce! This little guy really does look a lot like Kayne (but not as cute!) I'm sure your dad loved it!

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

OMG! Beautiful card. Constructing the watch with the Tim Holtz embellishments as genius. I love it. Great papers for a masculine card and great sketch interpretation. As always your coloring is the bomb! TFS.

Kim Kelley said...

That is so sweet about your dad and Kayne! This is a wonderful card and I too think that he looks abit like Indiana Jones! HUGS

Marge said...

What a fabulous Father's Day card -- your pocket watch is sooo creative! My son would LOVE it, so I may have to borrow that idea one day! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us @ My Sheri Crafts!!!

pinky said...

Brilliant card for our challenge. Love it. Thanks for joining us at CRAFTS4ETERNITY this week.

Anonymous said...

Great card, love what you've done with the watch frame. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Unknown said...

Fantastic Card, thanks for taking part in the Creative Inspirations Paint challenge!

michele said...

Fabulous card Regan :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Berit Synnøve said...

Stunning ! Love your watch and papers.
Thanks for joining Crafts 4 Eternity.
Hugs Berit

Ashley said...

love this card! the pocket with the gears is soo man like! love luka too! thank you so much for joining us at fussy and fancy!

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute Father's Day card, wonderful coloring! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

DistinctiveLMNts said...

Really well done, and you're right he does remind me Indiana Jones. Great job coloring the little guy. Thanks for playing at CMM.

Anna-Karin said...

WOw, this is awesome. LOVE the clock and the colours you used. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns this week!

Unknown said...

Time for me to play catch-up!
Awesome card Regan! Love your coloring and that pocket watch with the wheels inside is super cool! ;o)