Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Dad: The Glory of Children

Hi, Friends!!  I hope your week is off to a good start.  This week's focus verse at Word Art Wednesday is Proverbs 17:6, "Children's children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers."  This verse reminds us that one of the greatest joys in life is to see our grandchildren (children's children).  We have one precious grandson and what a joy he is.  I also get so much joy watching our son be a daddy.  The love between those two is strong and does our hearts good to see.  It is a glory or privilege to me to have had a wonderful father.  Dad was one of the most self-sacrificing men I know.  He did so much for me just because he loved me.  Dad went Home to be with the Lord 6 years ago.  While I'm thrilled that he and Mom have been reunited and that he's now with the Savior he served for so many years, I still miss him dearly.  I'm also very thankful that our children have a Dad that loves them with a self-sacrificing love.  I don't know of anyone (including myself) that prays for our children more than my husband does.  What a treasure!!

I kept my card pretty CAS this week...and once again NO patterned paper.  That's hard to believe isn't it?  I borrowed a cool embossing folder from a friend that does has dots in graduated sizes as it goes up the panel.  I'd never seen one like that before.  The ties are from Deedee's Digis adorable set, "Not a Tie."  It was last month's set for the Digi of the Month challenge.  You can see a preview of the full set in the pic below.  Love that panda!!

In case you hadn't heard the good news,  Deedee's Digis now has a store of its own!!  I'd encourage you to stop by and read all about the details here.  Deedee is launching the store with a freebie and a great sale.  I know you won't want to miss it.

Back to my card, I printed the pre-colored ties out twice and fussy cut them.  The original image has them hanging from a line.  Since I was cutting them out, I chose to use baker's twine for the line.  The twine is knotted on each end and attached with brads.  One set of ties was adhered to the embossed panel and the twine was adhered on top.  The bottom of the 2nd set of ties was popped up while the knot was glued on top of the string.  There is faux stitching around the ties, embossed panel and sentiment panel.  A few more brads and gems finish off the front.

Cardstock:  Recollection (kraft), Bazzill (green), Georgia Pacific (ties and sentiment)
Stamps:  Papercraft Memories (Proverbs 17:6), Deedee's Digis (Not a Tie)
Tools/Embellishments:  gems (Want2Scrap), brads (Making Memories), Uni-ball signo white gel pen, Staedtler fine tip black marker, The Twinery baker's twine (charcoal), Spellbinders M'Bossabilities embossing folder (Graduated Dots)

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Faith, Hope and Love Scripture Challenge #9- Use Scripture
Scrapbook Blessings Club Challenge #21 - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #92 - Father's Day
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Going Gray with Scrap-Creations - Father's Day
Inky Chicks Challenge #30 - Use metal embellishment (I used brads)
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #96 - Masculine with ribbon or trim (I used baker's twine)
Cuttlebug Mania - Father's Day
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Stand By Your Man (Masculine Card)
Fab 'n Funky Challenge #219 - Father's Day or For the Men in your Life

I hope you'll take the time to stop by the Word Art Wednesday blog to see the projects from the rest of the Design Team and to pick up your free digi.  Thanks for stopping by today. 


vic said...

Beautiful card steph
Vic x

Unknown said...

An epic Father's Day card Stephanie. I like what you did with the ties. Blessings Carole

Brenda "Disney Girl" said...

Wonderful card! Glad you played with us at Scrapbook Blessings Club!

[Melissa] said...

How STINKING CUTE is this? Love the ties. Thanks for playing along with us over at SBC.

karalschuknecht said...

Great guy card, and a wonderful sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week for our "Father's Day Challenge." Come back to join us again and good luck.
Karal Eureka Stamps DT

Little C's Creations said...

Your card is SOOO Adorable!!!! Thank you for playing along with me in the Faith Hope Love Scripture Challenge. May your week be a blessed one!!!


Pat said...

Super masculine card, love the great ties and colours. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Crafty Judith said...

Hi Stephanie hun your makes are awesome loving the ties they are fabulous - thanks so much for dropping by my blog - have a great weekend hugs Judith x

Beccy said...

Fantastic man's card - love the ties - thanks for joining us at Fab n Funky

Beccy x

Kimbo said...

What a great card - I love that embossing folder too

Thanks for playing along at Cuttlebug Mania this time x

Teresa said...

I love your card.. the ties are so cute :) Thank for sharing it with us on the RRR challenge this month too. Have a good week!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Stephanie, I love the cute little ties.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx


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