Sunday, June 19, 2011

Family memories ...

Happy Father's Day!  You can count on my husband fishing with the kids all day today.  We have a wonderful little pond right in our own backyard.  It's the perfect place to fish.  They catch sunfish, bluegill, and an occasional bass.  No boat needed ... just stand on the shore and cast.  I love sitting up on the deck and watching my husband and son ... side by side for hours.  What wonderful memories for all of us.

Today's post is just a little something I made for you.  The checked and chevron papers from the Autumn Meadows collection (currently on the "Clearance Rack") coordinate in beautiful shades of blues and browns.  The large circle is a paisley print with similar colors - although you can only see bits peeking through in this photo.  I used En Francais as a background stamp with Basic Black Classic Ink on Very Vanilla cardstock.  A die was used to cut my doily shape and Chantilly crocheted trim added a touch of softness.

The seam binding was dyed in shades of blue then tied into a bow with a sweet little white button on top.  The chipboard butterfly from Batch of Blooms is also available on the "Clearance Rack".  Here I painted it, distressed the edges, then gave it some character with stitching and a touch of Dazzling Diamonds Glitter.  A bright cheery posy adds a spark of color while bringing out the shades of orange in the paisley pattern beneath.

Thank you for stopping by ... I hope you have the chance to make some memories of your own today!


  1. Beautiful card. Love the blue with touch of yellow. You're so lucky to have a lovely pond in your own backyard with fish in it too!!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! Love how you get your ribbons so crisp looking!

  3. What a beautiful creation ... a feast for the eyes ... and what a wonderful memory for you ... father and son together ...

  4. What a beauty Joanne. Not sure how I missed the last few posts, but they all look amazing. Sorry I missed them. :)

  5. Your card is gorgeous.. Absolutely beautiful.. That sounds like a perfect way to spend fathers day..

  6. That En Francais stamp makes me sigh.......
    And so does your card. Joanne you've outdone yourself. This card is a perfect mix and match of soft and bight colors, beautiful stamps, that gorgeous piece of lace and that amazxing butterfly.

    And your post itself was lovely to read. It sounds great; having a pond in your backyard.
    I hope you had a wonderful Fathers'day!

  7. Very pretty card, Joanne. Love your ribbon, of course. And that butterfly is just so adorable with the stitching and sparkly glitter. I didn't know it was possible to stitch on chip board. I'll have to give that a try.