Sunday, June 17, 2012

Remembering Dad



2009 was the last Father's Day I had with my dad.  Hubby snapped this shot in our driveway after church just as it started to sprinkle.  Turned out to be a picture I treasure.  I was blessed to have an incredible father who I always loved, but came to really appreciate as an adult.  He was 75 years old when he cared for my terminally ill mom at home--never complained & did a wonderful job.  His career in radio put him in the public eye & I honestly never heard anyone say something negative about him--even those who didn't share his strong Christian faith.  That is probably because he always saw something good about the person & treated them with respect.  I miss just hearing his voice & knowing that no matter how I was feeling when I stepped in the door his face would brighten, there'd be a big smile & he'd tell me how great I looked & how glad he was to see me--even when I'd just been there the day before.  Thanks for listening. 

I was thinking of my dad as I made this card for Flourishes TT Challenge HERE.  He loved red & roses, especially red ones.  I used Flourishes Medallion stamped in Memento Peanut Brittle to make a background on Core'dinations Krafty cardstock.  Then I used Spellbinders Curved Rectangles (I bought them to use for masculine cards) to cut out the section I wanted.  I sponged the edge with Peanut Brittle & Love Letter.  The card is made from the same Nestie.  I stamped just the tip of the Medallion stamp around the edges in Love Letter.  I had never opened my Thickers stickers--perfect for this card.  I just colored them with a COPICS, tied on twine sponged in Peanut Brittle & added 3 little red roses.  Hope you're having a lovely Father's Day if you're in the US.  I always appreciate that you visit my blog & leave me a comment.   

13 comments:

  1. Hello Greta
    You are a lucky one to have such cherished memories of your father. It is a lovely photo, and I can see a little resemblance between you.
    You card is just gorgeous, in not only the minimalist design but the colour palette as well, your subtle Bg first creates an interest, and then your Red; any design in Red takes on a 'person,' but you have not chosen a true passionate Red, you have a less provocative hue, but still keeping the warmth, just perfect for this subject matter.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  2. thanks for sharing the lovely memories of your dad, greta! he must have been a truly wonderful person! your father's day card is stunning! i love the subtle background you created with the medallion stamp!

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  3. Grest card and story of your father. I can relate as mine has been gone since 1992. Still miss him too

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  4. great card Greta. I can imagine how you feeling not having your Dad around... I usually only get to see my Dad once a year but treasure that I can have that. He is turning 75 this year so am hoping to have him around for a long time yet. Thinking of you missing your Dad.

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  5. Beautiful card and post, Greta! I love the colors and inking.

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  6. Lovely photo and post, Greta. It warms my heart to hear about such an admirable man. Thank you for sharing with us. Your card is absolutely beautiful. Love the subtle kraft background and how you added the red roses. Take care and have a wonderful week. xo

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  7. so simple and beautiful. gorgeous card!

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  8. Greta your chipboard elements make a big statement on the subtle stamped background! Love the tiny bit of twine and mini flowers. It really adds a nice touch without taking away from the body of the card.

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  9. Your heartfelt post left me misty Greta - 2009 was the last Father's Day we shared with my dad too. Your card is perfect in every way :)

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  10. Hi, Greta! I enjoyed reading this post. Thanks for sharing from your heart about your dad. Love your beautiful card, and the lovely photo of the two of you! The color, elements, and design are fabulous!

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  11. What a wonderful tribute to your Dad Greta! Your card is lovely! Thanks for joining along with FTTC :)

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  12. A lovely story about your Dad's life Greta....he sounds and looks like a sweetheart. A stunning card....the letters are so rich, and the medallion makes a beautiful background.

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