Monday, June 14, 2010

Fathers Day

I wanted to do something special for my dad for Fathers Day. He was diagnosed with cancer in Nov. and its been a long road. He was recently told that the cancer was gone but unfortunately the chemo and radiation has really wreaked havoc on his body and he isnt recuperating as quickly as he hoped. So I was trying to think of something that I could do to help cheer him up.

He's a wonderful grandpa and I know how much he misses my kids so just a few days ago a light bulb went off. I belong to Club S.E.I. and one of the kits I had gotten recently was a scrapbook kit and the colors would be perfect for a guy! I got all the pictures, sat down and worked on it all weekend. I have to say, I am VERY happy with the way it came out and I cant wait to talk to my dad and hear what he thinks of it(he lives in CO, so I mailed it out today).

This is the front of the album. I went to JoAnns and bought some chipboard to spell out 'Papa'. I sponged the A's with Green Galore and used Mod Podge to affix DSP from To the Nines Specialty. I sanded the edges and then inked them with Basic Gray. The heart is sponged with Riding Hood Red.
And here is one of the pages, and then the very last page of the book:                                                           

When I finished the scrapbook I also went ahead and made a card for my dad. The base is Kraft and I used Versamark and a circle from the 'Smile' set to make the background of circles.

Supplies(all supplies SU unless otherwise noted):
Book, Paper,Ribbon,  from S.E.I., Chipboard from JoAnns, Green Galore and Riding Hood Red ink from SU
Fathers Day Card:
Stamps: King of the Grill, All Year Cheer II(sentiment inside card), Smile
Paper: Kraft, Night of Navy, Watercolor paper
Ink: Black StazOn, various SU colors, Encore Metallic Silver,Versamark
Accessories: Modern Label Punch, Bravo Burgundry ribbon,brads,round corner punch, SU watercolor crayons, Aquapainter,Blender Pen


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