Sunday, October 27, 2013

Buckets of Love

I'm participating in this week's challenge at From The Heart Stamps.  Each week a card sketch is provided.  If you link up your project to the blog you have an opportunity to win money to spend on stamps.  How fun is that?  Here is the sketch for this week.

Card Sketch Challenge Pattern no. 39

My dad was here this past week visiting from Florida.  We had a really nice time and did lots of fun things.  He's almost 88 and walks 3 miles a day, 6 days a week.  It's been cool here in the mornings and he is glad to be back in the warmer weather.  It was a challenge for him to walk in 40 degree temperatures.  He bought us a special gift and I wanted to make him a card to show our appreciation.

This sea turtle image is so cute.  I colored it up and added a sentiment from a different stamp.  I recolored the text before centering it under the turtles.

I die cut some waves and added 3 little fish buttons.  I purchased them at the fabric store on clearance and broke off the shank so they would lay flat.  I think they added the perfect finishing touch to the card.  I know my dad will get a big kick out of it.  He always supports the craft projects I make and tells everyone about my blog.

Sending you buckets of love Dad!!!


  1. So cute! Love the die cut waves! And those fish buttons are the perfect accent! Thank you for joining us in the FTHS Sketch Challenge!

  2. What a great card - the fish are my fav! My dad is almost 88 too, but isn't able to do nearly as much. Good for your dad! I'm sure it will keep him healthy and active for a long time.