Saturday, April 9, 2011

Honor of My Dad Blog Hop - April 9 and 10

How exciting it is to have a great dad, have a husband that is a wonderful father and have sons and son in law that are excellent fathers. Honor of My Dad Blog Hop that Jennifer is hosting is to honor our dad, so if you came from Scappin Lil Turtles then you are in the right place but if you popped in to see what I have going on I would encourage you to do the hop, there will be so many wonder designers that are honoring the men in their lives. If you came from Chris Stinky Dog Designs than you are doing the hop in the right order.

I am so fortunate to be amongst those that have all. My father was a great dad most of the time I was growing up but when I was a preteen he returned from Vietnam and had changed so much, I lived in a nightmare most of the time but as he grew older and I became a woman and with help of the Lord we came to understand each other and made peace before he passed away. I do miss him so at times, every girl usually has a special place in their heart for their dad and memories whether good or bad - mine were equal in that respect but I do have them and choose to reflect on the good memories.

My husband is so wonderful he makes up for all the trials of youth that I had to walk through and has shown me so much unconditional lovem he loves me completely and has shown our sons how to do that as their roll model. We have 3 sons (two which are dads, I think pretty good ones so far) and one son in law that is equally as great as my sons are.

Here is my project:

I decided to show a layout with my oldest son with his little girl, she wanted her hair braided, he sat and just braided small braids in her hair until she fell asleep.

The next day I asked her to give me 10 reasons why she loved her daddy and these are her answer. Autumn was 5 at the time.. I took my paper that had the Reasons I Love My Dad and cut the words from the sheet and distressed it along with the list using my Tim Holtz Distrss Tool. I added a metal heart and a "Dream" tag that I had inked with my Peeled Paint and Broken China Distress inks. My mats are green and blue card stock but on my green mat I used my Black Zig Pen and did some ditto lines and circles to make it pop behind my photo. I added some staples from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher. I also ran Tim Holtz Mossiac tissue tape down the left side of the reason tag.

I punched my circles from a 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" punch, wrinkled them up and inked them with Peeled Paint and Broken China and added them to the bottom of my list. I also added a button that I had tied with string to the center of the circles.

I hope you enjoy my layout and my reminiscing of the men in my life, you next stop on the hop is at Jessica's The Creative Stamper.


Making Memories: Paper Reverie

Bo Bunny: Clover Dot/ Dark Denim

Tim Holtz: Filligree Stamp

Tim Holtz: Heart

Tim Holtz: Mossiac Tape

Tim Holtz: Tiny Attacher

Tim Holtz: Broken China/ Peeled Paint

Tim Holtz: Dream Tag


  1. How sweet and very touching,it almost brought tears, thanks for sharing your touching story!

  2. Such a wonderful story... I love yout layout.... Hugggs to you

  3. Love your project. I am already a follower. TFS

  4. Such a sweet layout! TFS your project and story.

  5. What a very special layout! TFS

  6. This is one heart touching layout, TFS

  7. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration and from your heart on this hop! Very touching! pjritsema at gmail dot com

  8. This is such a sweet post.. Thank you for sharing. The project is stunning, what a sweet Dad!
    It was fun hopping with you:-)
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  9. Your LO is so sweet and touching. You have raised a very wonderful son!
    It's hard when you're a child to realize dad's are just human.
    Thank you for sharing! {Hugs}

  10. Love your LO. Your granddaughter will love this LO when she gets older and can understand the true meaning of how wonderful her father is to her.
    Teary Eyed Thanks for Sharing,

  11. Wonderful layout!! Tfs :)

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  12. Wonderful layout! Thanks for hopping with us, I am the last stop in this hop =)

  13. This is a wonderful layout idea. I need to write this one in my idea book!

  14. love love love the lo! precious!

  15. Love that he braided her hair. Sweet layout.

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  16. That is soooo sweet!
    Hummer Hugs,
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  17. beautiful layouts. I love that you asked her for 10 reasons she loves her dad.

  18. This is such a precious layout... you capture a beautiful relationship betwenn daddy & daughter!

  19. great lo,

  20. I do love your layout. You did an amazing job and thanks for posting your history. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  21. Love your loyout! Thanks for sharing!
    Sherrie K

  22. So sweet! What a great Dad! Love your LO!!!!
    Blessings Bernie

  23. Great lo - dads are so important.
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  24. Great layout
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