Wednesday, September 26, 2012

This one's for you, dad

My dad is a special guy.  He's almost 87 and still very spunky.  He walks 3 miles a day, 6 days a week.  He keeps busy and doesn't seem to stop all day.  He loves to talk to people.  Anyone!  He has a special joke he tells when he approaches a person.  "Do you know they're looking for you?"  "Who" the person asks.  "The squirrels.  They think you're nuts!!!"  It certainly brings a smile and a laugh.

He reads my blog so I wanted to pay a tribute to him and how special he is.  Not only to me but to all those around him who he talks to.

I couldn't believe it but out of all the stamps I have, this is the only one I have of a squirrel.  It's from a Stampin' Up! set called Love Bandit.  I made a scene with the tree, tree stump and 2 stamped squirrels.  After coloring with Copic markers I die cut a grass border and pieced it using dimensionals to pop it up.

I found some paper with leaves and the colors I needed to match my stamped image.  I printed my sentiment on Very Vanilla cardstock and chose brown ink.  By doing this on the computer you can have any saying you want, in any color and in any size.

For the inside I wanted to make it simple.  Again, I went to the computer and printed out what I wanted to say.

So Dad, I hope I've brought a smile and a laugh to your day.  Be looking for this card in the mail.  I love you bunches!


  1. Very nice! He will enjoy that Tor and awesome card!

  2. What an awesome card for an awesome man! I enjoyed reading about your father and the card is so perfect for him!

  3. this is so precious Vicki :) I miss my Dad :( x

  4. Vick - How very sweet! The card is adorable, but even more so that you customized it just for your dad. Thats what I do with every card. I never just pull one from my stash for someone very close to me. I have finally gotten ahead and have cards ready BEFORE the occasion (my daughter thought I was lying right up until I gave her her card ON HER BIRTHDAY!! lol). Your dad sounds like a wonderful and cheery person. I hope he loves he card you made him.