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Father’s Day Card

I can’t believe that it is already June. This year has gone by so fast.  School is letting out and my oldest nephew is going to be graduating this year.  And Father’s day is upon up once again.

I am not sure of how all fathers feel about that day. With my dad, he doesn’t really care about that day.  He just want to have a nice dinner and he is one happy camper.  That is why for me personally, Father’s Day is one of the hardest cards for me to make, especially for my dad.

This is one of the reasons of why this Father’s day card is simple. You can change the sentiment to “Happy Birthday” or “Thank you” to this card.

The other reason is that I got a new stencil and die that I wanted to try out.

20190610_171831(1)[1]The video is at Father’s Day card

The supplies that I used are:

  • 5 x 7 inch brown card
  • Double sided tape
  • Foam tape
  • Art 1st Paint Pad 9 x 12 – Pacon (cheap drawing paper)
  • Brown cardstock (same brown as the card)
  • Dark Chocolate Brown cardstock
  • 3 ½ x 5 inch medium brown cardstock
  • Embossing Folder – Dots
  • Cuttlebug
  • 3 ½ inch circle die
  • E-scenery cutting Die – 3 Deers
  • Xyron Machine
  • “Happy Father’s Day” stamp from Recollection
  • Cutter
  • Scoreboard
  • Bone folder
  • Tim Holtz’s Distressed Stain- Vintage Photo
  • Tim Holtz’s Distressed Ink – Vintage Photo
  • Dauber
  • Tim Holtz’s Stencil – Birch Layering Stencil
  • Artist Loft’s Modeling Paste
  • Plastic Plate
  • Small Wooden Dole
  • Plastic Palette Knife
  • Washi Tape
  • Apple Barrel Colors Craft Paint – Cobalt Blue

I originally brought this paper for that book challenge but changed my mind. It is also cheap drawing paper which made the tearing easy. However it also meant that I couldn’t load it with layers with paint or else the paper will fall apart. I had to go in and out, no fine details. Which was ok, afterall this was a simple card.

Notice the word simple being underlined. Well that was because during the time I was using my embossing folder, the handle of my cuttlebug fell off. Good grief. It was an easy fix, but honestly, I was on a row and it kind of interrupted the flow.

The songs I used “A Revelation”, “Birds in Flight”, “Grass”, and “Wistful Harp.” are from You Tube Library.

With the summer being here, it means warmer weather. Nice to go outside to enjoy the sunshine. Except I am getting ideas for Halloween and Christmas videos. Like 5 days of Halloween and 5 days of Christmas. Can we say oh boy.

Once again, I apologized for the camera moving, my head kept bumping into it. I am going to see if I can fix this weekend.


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Change of plans.

I had originally planned to enter #Areyoubookenough in Instagram with May’s theme being the alphabet.

My original idea was not only make it into a You Tube video, but to make an old journal, someone to carry who would travel wherever he or she went.  It would be worn out and such.  As for the alphabet, I would have quotes from famous people like Einstein, Henry Ford, and even Batman and the Joker.  I wanted to have their portraits in the journal as well.

Except it didn’t turned out like that.  The printer ran out of ink which took time to get a new cartilage and the drying time.   You can see it easily on Albert Einstein’s picture of the problems I had with the printer.

I even posted on Facebook that if I had a nickel (remember Canada had abolish the penny.) every time I had to wait for drying time, I would be a rich woman.

My friend A suggest to start a piggy bank so I thought why not?  I must be inhaling too much paint fumes or something.

Anyway, I was not happy with the results of the book and didn’t enter it.

I sort of like the binding with the beads, but next time, I would change several things.  Like using canvas boards as cover and no coffee stain paper.  I know that I must be the oddest person who does not like coffee.  When I was staining the paper, my whole room reeked of coffee and add Frebreeze and scented candles, then smelled like vanilla-lavender coffee.  That was nasty.

Let alone, the paper tore very easily.  So I know of how to make a better one next time.  It won’t be for awhile.  But it also meant no video for my channel.  I have a few ideas, don’t worry.

I would like to try the Instragram thing again, but I am not sure when.  I know from October to the end of November is out because of the Bentley sales.

I also know two of the themes coming up are shadows and tickets.  I can’t help thinking that old Beatles’ song, “Ticket to Ride.”  At least, I don’t have to have 26 pages.   I remember when I was a child, there was a song about the shadows.  But dang it, I remember the melody and a few words, but that is it.  I don’t know the title or who even sang it.  I’m getting old.

My big hurdle at the moment is my knee and my balance.

My knee has been killing me for the past two weeks. All I did was one day; it wasn’t hurting so I thought I would clean.

Big mistake because even though I went up and down the stairs twice, my knee was screaming obscenities at me for the rest of the week.

Then I had to go on a few errands and get a mamma today which meant more screaming.  Terrific.  Even my balance was off.

I know, I know TPP&C. Time, Patience, Practise, and a little Chocolate.