Friday, September 14, 2012


Before I start today's blog, I want to say Happy Birthday to my adorable 2 year old granddaughter. I love you Jayda.

My card here represents a number of challenges. The layout is based on the sketch from this week's Mojo Monday.
Simon Says Stamp and Show a hero. I dedicated my card to my Dad. He's 92 and going strong. He's got a heart of gold. He's my hero. The Kraft Monday challenge and Mark's Finest Papers Simple Salutations challenge and the Creative Belli challenge all want to see autumn or autumn colors. Simon Says Stamp has the theme of neon, hexagon, or chevron
As I was working on this card, I got a chance to use my chevron background stamp which I've been looking at for weeks. My base card and image frame are kraft cardstock.  I used Tim Holtz tissue tape which I colored with my distress stains. I have so many rolls, and never remember to use it. My focal image is from Oxford Impressions. The leaf is a diecut from the Tim Holtz collection. The letters for "Dad" were die cut. The "my hero" are from Tim's Chitchat words, or sort of. It's amazing how a thin black marker and the letter "o" can change so much. "Her" became "hero". Yes, necessity is the mother of invention. Shhh, it's our little secret.


Sarah J Moerman said...

Great card! I love the vintage, masculine feel of it! Great use of the chevron! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

nwilliams6 said...

Darling girl!!! Great card for your Dad - how great you still have him and he is still going strong! Sweet post.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the vintage Tim Holtz look to your card. Especially like the dedication of this to your Father. Thanks for entering Mark's Finest papers (MFP) Simple Salutations Ch#11 Autumn/Fall.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP Simple Salutations Hostess

Dan said...

Great card - I really like those chevrons and your muted colour palette. I'm sure your dad will absolutely love this! :) Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Candy C said...

Barbara, your card dedicated to your 92 year old father is lovely. Love the baroque background behind the stamped vintage image. Very nice distressing of your edges and I like your tissue tape running across the card. Your granddaughter is absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

joy said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad. The colors are fabulous! Thanks for joining us in the Creative Belli Challenge.

Tracy said...

Awww what a sweetheart to open your post with. :-) your card is classy and uses the fall colors beautfully. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at The Kraft Journal!

Annie said...

Gorgeous project Barbara. What a stunning picture of Jayda too. Bet she will love crafting too. TFS Annie x

Karen Letchworth said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Barbara. You are a talented crafter, and I really enjoyed browing through your lovely blog. I have to agree, Jayda is ADORABLE. I love toddlers and just know you LOVE that sweet little face. I SO look forward to the day God blesses me with Grandbabies....Oh, happy day!

Since you're already signed up at Speedy TV, I hope you will stop by and play along in my Sketch With a Twist Challenge some time. You are a great card-maker, and I would be so blessed to have you play along.

Have a great week, and I hope to see you soon. Enjoy every precious moment with your Grandkids.
Karen Letchworth, Hostess
Sketch With a Twist Challenge

trisha too said...

What a little dolly girl! I hope she had a wonderful day.

Your card is great, Barbara!


Pat (mspfd) said...

This is a beautiful creation. Wonderful mix of elements.