Friday, August 17, 2012

Happy Birthday Dad!

Yesterday was my dad's 86th birthday...He's still going strong, living in his own home and driving to the local town about 10 miles away.  He's a retired fireman and farmer and wears his World War II cap with pride.  I'm just so amazed when strangers stop him, shake his hand and thank him for his support of our country.  I can remember not too many years ago there were still World War I survivors alive.  So, "Happy Birthday" dad, I'm so proud of you and blessed that you are still alive.  We celebrated his birthday last night with a home cooked meal and an ice cream cake, yum!  And of course, I made him his card which I think is so fitting!

card recipe:
Create with TLC digi and background design paper, DCWV and
Bazzill cardstock, burlap, baker's twine, SU punch, distress inks
and Copic markers

I just love how the image and the design papers work so well together, I love mixing and matching!  My dad was thrilled with his card and the party after dinner was a well kept surprise.

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4 comments:

Penny said...

Marsha, men's cards can be so hard to make! You created a stunner here! Love all the elements you combined on this! Just fabulous! I am sure your dad did love it! And how lucky you still have him at 86! :^)
Hugs,
Penny

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Marsha your Dad sounds a wonderful person and I bet he loved his birthday card it is fantastic, the vintage style the image and design as well as the sentiment is superb.
Hugs
Lorraine x

MaxineD said...

Wonderful card Marsha - it came together beautifully.
Blessings
Maxine

Olga said...

love it, and tell your Dad thanks for me, without good men like him the world would be so different. Hope he had a fantastic birthday!

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