Friday, October 23, 2009

an {apple} a day...

Well, that's been the habit of my dad EVERY single day for as long as I can remember.  And I have to say that I've become a believer in that old adage.  It's really served him well, so I'd also have to say that it's a very good habit indeed.  Not only has he been a very healthy man, but he's also about to celebrate his 73rd birthday in a few days.  What's really wonderful about that is that he and my mom are due to arrive here in about two hours!!  It's going to be a very short visit (just through the weekend), but we're going to celebrate my dad's birthday...something we haven't been able to do in quite a few years.

So in honor of him, I used a couple of really fun stamps from Something to Crow About {the Monthly Mix for September} by Lizzie Anne Designs.  I also used the current sketch over at Lizzie Anne Land, which just so happens to be something they're celebrating as well --their 100th sketch!  {With celebrations all around, me most definitely thinks some chocolate cake is in order! ;)}

And since I still have a few things to 'wrap up' around here before my parents brighten our doorway, I'll leave you with the card:

Nothing too fancy, but every bit my dad...right down to the gray stripes. 

Hope you're all going to be having a wonderful weekend and that you, too, will find something to celebrate.  ;)

Thanks so much for the visit, and I hope you'll stop by again soon. Until then, many blessings to you!

Economy Boosters (just doin' my part -lol!):

Cardstock:  Grey Wool, Heavenly Blue, Cranberry, White Daisy (CTMH)

Patterned Paper:  Complete Boy stack (My Mind's Eye)

Stamps:  Something to Crow About (Lizzie Anne Designs)

Ink:  Jet Black Staz-On (Tsukineko)

Other:  Prismacolor pencils (Sanford), odorless mineral spirits (Mona Lisa), blending stumps (Alvin), ZigZag Stitch border punch (EK Success), Cranberry marker (CTMH), sewing machine, thread, foam mounting tape


Tricia Ulberg said...

That is so the stitching. It matches the apples perfectly!

Stacy said...

Oh Christi, I wish I could come over for some chocolate cake :( Sounds like you are going to have a great weekend! Your post makes me want to call my Dad, I take for granted that my parents live 10 minutes away. I love the card, I am going to have to check out those stamps, and it sounds like it IS PERFECT for you Dad. People who don't stamp don't understand the feeling of making the perfect card for that certain person! Tell your Dad Happy Birthday! Hugs and Blessings to you.

Sarah said...

OK The card is just perfection! Those apples...the stitching the colors..wonderful! Enjoy your parents for this short weekend and don't shed too many tears when they leave. It is so hard I know...but how wonderful that you have that kind of relationship with your parents! Have a BLAST this weekend!

Jeanne said...

Enjoy your weekend, Christi! I'm so happy for you that you get to celebrate your dad's birthday together.

The card is absolute perfection in every possible way. Thanks for sharing it!


Meridith Anne said...

This is sooo cute! I love the papers/colors and stitching...oh and the popped out apples too! Happy Birthday to your Dad!

Carolyn King said...

LOVE your adorable card. Have a wonderful visit!!!!!!!!!

June Houck said...

Maybe it's just my computer, but blogger won't let me leave a comment on your blog; ads come up instead. I tried 3x today. the 3rd time was the charm :)
I love your recent posts. The Cosmo Cricket card is truly inspired and your apple card is good enough to eat if it were edible!

Susan (rainy) said...

Well being born and raised in Washington State I will tell you that I have had an apple or two in my day!! My father loved his apples, too. We had several apple trees in our back yard and we would have to help take care of them. They got SO big... really I mean SO SO big that none of us would want to eat a whole one by ourselves. We would always share them!! lol We would even have contests to see if we could peel the whole thing with one long peel. hehe We used a knife not a wimpy peeler!! LOL!! My dad was great at it, too. I love your card, Christi. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories for me of my dear father. He has been gone close to 25 years now so all these memories are so precious to me. I hope you are having a WONDERFUL time with your folks. Happy Birthday, Christi's Dad!!

joslyn said...

really cute card. love the stiching and fun papers.