Father’s Day is coming up soon so I thought I had better get a card ready for my Dad. I’m the youngest and the only girl so I’ve always had a special relationship with my father. And now that my parents are elderly, I’m spending more time taking care of them — cooking meals, getting them to doctor’s appointments, taking them out on special trips. So while I do have brothers — and this card is tongue in cheek — there is a special bond with my dad that we both know without saying.
Cardstock: Recollections (white); Recollections (teal) Patterned Paper: Pink Pindot by Recollections Digital Stamp: Wryn – Hanging Around by Tiddly Inks Dies: A2 Matting Basics A by Spellbinders Copic® Markers: E000, E00, E02 R20 (skin); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77 (hair); B000, B00, B01, B02, RV00, RV 02, RV04 (clothing); E21, E25, E31, E33, E77, YG06 (branch); B000, B00, B01 (bird)
My beach kid just got her Masters of Arts in Spiritual and Pastoral Care. I’m so proud of her for all the hard work that she put into the program and the personal growth that has come with this journey. She’s chosen a profession that she loves and it shows in all that she does everyday to support, comfort, and encourage everyone around her. She will go great places!
Cardstock: Recollections (White) Patterned Paper: Red Flower by American Crafts Digital Stamps: Wryn -Graduate – Go Great Place by Tiddly Inks; Pure Gumption Stamp Brush Set by Stampin’ Up Dies: Standard Circles (LG) by Spellbinders Embellishments: Twinkle Goosebumps in Red by Queen & Co. Copic® Markers: E50, E51, E21, R20 (skin); E35, E37, E57, E59 (hair); C1, C3, C5, C7 (cap & gown); E41, E42, E43 (diploma); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR24 (sash); R83, R85 (dress); BV20 (shadow)
Rowhouse Greetings was named for our home in the heart of Baltimore, a 1880s rowhouse that has all the amenities of the nineteenth century and very few of the present day. The original floor plan was two rooms downstairs (living room, eat-in kitchen) and two rooms upstairs (both bedrooms). The original bathroom was a backyard privy. Our kitchen and bathroom are 1930s era additions. I usually tell people that the house was built before the invention of closets since there isn’t a single closet in the entire house. Our exterior doors are 28″ wide, making furniture and appliance shopping a challenge. The windows are also non-standard so all the blinds had to be custom sized. The house is crazy as anything, but it has a lot of character and we love the neighborhood so we just work around/with every architectural quirk.
We are embarking on the path of home renovations which started this week with moving light switches so that we can replace the exterior doors. So we now have this lovely hole in the living room wall — part archaeological exploration, part sign of what is yet to come.
Cardstock: Recollections (Red) Patterned Paper: Peebles Home Grown Collection: Home Sweet Home Digital Stamp: Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks Embellishments: Julie Nuting Metal Embellishments; Echo Park Paper Co. Enamel Dots Copic® Markers: YG00, G82, YG63, YG67 (shrubs) E41, E42, E43, E44 (roof); E41, E42, E43, R83, R85 (door); N1, N3, N5, E51 (windows); N1, N3, N5, E41, E42, E43, E44 (chimney); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR28 (house); R81, R83, R85, R89 (dress, shoes, heart); E000, E02 (skin); E30, E33, E35 (hair)