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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Speedy Fox and Friends #108 - Father's Day

Good Morning Everyone,

Welcome to a new challenge with the Speedy Fox and Friends. Wow what a week, first the blog hop showcasing our new releases, then the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge and don't forget our Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge we have every Monday.  So many ways to win a wonderful stamp set. This week Speedy Fox and Friends is challenging you to make a Father's Day Card.

As some of you many know I lost my dad in October and I have been struggling terribly with anything that has to do with Fathers. I was not going to do this challenge this week because it was just too hard. I know I have my husband who is a father but being the first Father's Day without my dad I just couldn't handle it. At the last minute I thought I am going to make a simple card as a tribute to my dad. I think what made losing my dad so hard for me is because I was really close to him and I had to watch him wither away to nothing and constantly in agony. Here is the memorial card that I made for the visitors that came to pay their respects.

My dad was a real character, he never smiled but he was a master joke teller. You could never tell what he was thinking. Every time my sister or I would bring boys home he put the fear of God into them with his stern look. When it came to his 22 grandkids and 1 great grandkid he was a big softy especially with the girls. Here are some pictures of my dad.

For my card I could only handle making something simple. I created a card using chocolate chip card stock for the base and DP. I used Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co sentiments from "Your are Cherished", "Big Boy Toys", and "You Light Up Your Life". I finished off the outside of my card with some brown ribbon. On the inside of my card I just added some simple sentiments.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for letting me share my feelings for my dad and how much I loved him and miss him. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I hope to see you again soon. We look forward to seeing your wonderful creations and commenting on your beautiful cards. You have until 3PM on Friday May 25, 2012 to post your card. Remember if you use MFP a Heinrich Company stamps your name will be entered into the drawing twice.  Don't forget to check out the challenges with Friends of SpeedyTV and get another chance to win a free stamp set from Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.  Have a blessed day.


I Love and Miss you Dad!!!!!!


Pat Garvin said...

Losing a parent is hard. We all understand that. Glad you decided to join us.

Theresa said...

Thanks for sharing your memories of your Father...and be thankful for all the years that you had him. I am sorry for your loss. I lost my wonderful Dad in 1980 but cherish my memories as we too were very close.

Kate said...

Thank you so much for sharing your memories with us. Your project is the perfect tribute. Beautiful card.

Angie said...

Debbie what a WONDERFUL tribute card!!!!! I can only imagine how difficult this time of year is for you! Thanks for sharing the wonderful pictures of your dad and a little bit about him and what he has meant to you! You are courageous for following through and making this gorgeous card!!!

Winnie and Patty said...

What a wonderful tribute to your dad Debbie! Your card is beautiful! TFS

Tammylee said...

I have the design paper too! Fun card!