Wednesday, July 25, 2012

{July SFYTT} For Papa

Hiya blogger friends:) I owe my Dad a Birthday card, and thought that this months Sketch For You to Try was a really easy looking layout, and with the busy day I had, I needed a relatively 'quick' card;) I also knew that I wanted to use MFT's Masculine Graphic Tee die and stamp set for Dad. That's good, since MFT is this months SFYTT's sponsor! Whoop!

Since having kids, I usually make cards for my folks and in-laws with a Grandma/Grandpa spin. My Dad is called 'Papa' by all the grandkids, but the MFT stamp in the set is Grandpa.....quick fix! I just taped off the grand portion with scotch tape before inking, then removed the tape before stamping, doing that twice to make Papa!

He's also a farmer and John Deere is how he rolls (literally;), so I went with the classic John Deere green and yellow colour combo! I cut a little tractor from the dp and used a foam dot to adhere it to the shirt. I added some brads at the bottom and embossed the main DP with a chicken wire EF from Tim Holtz. The ink is a combo of SU and Distress inks, and the CS is SU (old olive and early espresso)

Here is the inside, using more amazing DP scraps, and the '#1' stamp from the set:

And here's this month sketch if you want to play along.

Thanks for stopping by, and we'll see you later for a fresh new iSSC and YNS Fun Friday Christmas card!!

I have had a few ppl who have complained kindly pointed out, that I don't tell any funny stories or post pics other than cards on my blog anymore. Well, that's very true, and it's because I now represent alot of different companies, probably none of which smile upon me sharing my kids poop stories, odd discipline tactics, marital shortcomings, and things like that with their readers and customers....But this card is just for me and my dad, so I'll go ahead and let you in on a personal bit related to this card and my dad:)

Here are some pics from last years harvest....Papa with a handfull of his grandkids. From left: Jake (at the front), Lucas (at the door), Hayes, Papa and Ryan on the ground! Missing were Harley, Gracie and Denim. And before anybody flips their kite and calls Farm Safety, the combine was NOT running when the kids were up on the top- there was no chance they could be sucked into the header and end up in someones loaf of bread. Take a breath. All good? okay....

 And here are some of the gang in the old motorhome (which my SIL and I load up with food and kids and drive out to the action for 'meals in the field'!) It's a pretty sweet ride;) lol!! We drive like all hell (well, mostly me;) and constantly check for stubble fires in the undercarriage with the sideviews (she rides a little low to the ground)!! It's fun being a hillbilly, lemme tell ya;) And no, the kids are not wearing seatbelts when we tear through the wheat feilds at mock nine (seriously, this thing only can get up to 80 kph...not cool). Again, please refrain from ringing social services. This is an old-school operation and in the good ol days, your babies rode home from the hospital in a basket on the backseat. Dat's how we be rollin' in the Citation.

Hopefully you've enjoyed the glimpse into 'me'! So long for now!!! (yep, that's me waving bye;)



Debbie Carriere said...

This is an awesome card!!!! Love every single detail!! And love the peek into life on the farm ;)

Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LOVE that card....brilliant idea cutting that tractor out of the DP. And those children will have the best childhood ever!!

wendy said...

terrific card, thanks for sharing your stories! lucky KIDS!

Tracy Valure said...

Love your card's the best and so perfect for Papa! I also LOVE hearing your stories, they always give me a chuckle (sometimes more)...can't wait to meet the infamous, wacky Jenny!!

Tracy V

P.S. I will try to ONLY click on the publish button once today...unless you really need to feel the love, I will come back and do repeated comments again!!

Corinna McGregor Barth said...

You should really try to not be so awesome! And I'm glad bread is safe since I just made my hubby's lunch. ;)

April said...

Great card! Love your family stories... I don't care which stamps your designing for I always LOVE to hear stories about kids, hubbies, etc..... Thanks for sharing today!!

Angel said...

Awesome card! And girl, you are a HOOT!!!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

OMG I ADORE this I will have to show my little boy he would love the tractor on it!!!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so cute! love all the details and those colors are so great. Great use of this sketch

Anonymous said...

OMG, talk about flashbacks!!! We were exactly the same with my grandparents!! We were all in the back of the farm truck, in the bed though, flying thru the fields mach 10 with no belts on to bring lunch!!! Love it!!! lol That card is freakin' darling too girl!