Saturday, May 24, 2014

peaceful petals-ppa 205...and more

hi tracey, mom and other friends old and new!

i decided pals paper arts sketch challenge #205 would be the inspiration for the wedding card my friend alli wanted me to make for her.  for some odd reason, i struggled with this a little, just wondering what to do with the top and bottom strips...i liked the way it worked (hope alli does, too!)

set:  peaceful petals, one in a million
ink:  crisp cantaloupe, pear pizzaz, stazon black
cardstock:  crisp cantaloupe, very vanilla
embossing folder:  beautiful baroque
die cuts:  spellbinders's nestabilities lacey circles and standard circles
misc:  stampin' up large and small pearls, aqua painters and sponge daubers

*Note:  i am so excited to card featured above was the ppa design team 2's pick of the week!  i am so humbled and honored to be chosen among such incredible talent!  thank you ppa!

believe it or not, i've been quite busy stampin for friends...everyone needs a card this time of, graduation, mother's day, father's day, etc.  i am overwhelmed and very grateful for everyone who wants to share my artwork with loved ones!  here are a few things i've been putting together...

some of these are the ideas of others...with a little tweaking.  i'd like to give credit where credit is do, but i do not know who should get the credit.  thank you to all for sharing your talents with the really helps break through the mental non-creative walls that sometimes creep into your mind!

today is my father's birthday...he loves to read his kindle, listen to music, take naps and go out for breakfast!  more than that, he loves my mother more than one can measure and truly believes his family is the most important thing in life.  he is a wonderful man with such a great sense of humor and a tender heart.  he has always been my measuring stick when it came to men in my life...

i have many wonderful memories of time with my father, too many to share, but one stands out that defined my dad's love for me...i was in high school track-i did the hurdles.  my parents didn't come to many meets, with work and all, but unbeknowngst to me, he did come to a regional meet one saturday.  i was on a relay team with the most incredible athletes and we should have gotten first place.  i, however, blew it when i went around one of the hurdles.  we were disqualified because of me.  with my chin on my chest and crocodile tears streaming down the front of my shirt, there wasn't a person in the world who could take away my hurt...until the moment i reached the locker room and heard my dad voice behind me. "hey-you want a lifesaver?" he asked. (if you are really young, you won't understand the line) meant the world to me that my dad was there, at that moment on that day.  he made it all ok, without saying another word.  

i love you dad, today and forever, more than you know...

honor your father...

thank you so much for stopping by...i appreciate you!  until next time...

peace be with you