Friday, July 15, 2016

Happy Birthday, Dad!!!

This is not a photo of my Dad, but it does remind me of how Dad always has enjoyed having a cat sit on his lap.  He loves them just like I do!  Before he had to move out of his home, he always had a black cat for a companion in his woodworking shop in the garage.....(there were a couple of them and he always named them Blacky!).  Because of his love for cats, we always had at least one kitty the entire time I was growing up.  I'm sure that fostered my love for them, too!  Who knew I would become a crazy cat lady with 20 of them!!!???!!!  lol.....

Hi, Friends.....

This week was my Dad's birthday....he is 93 years old!!!  WOW!!!  He's in reasonably good health, but his memory is failing him.  He lives in a care home in Oregon and they are very good to him, but it's hard being this far away from him.  I always send him homemade cookies for special occasions and this time he got chocolate chip....which he LOVED!!  :)

Even though the card I made for him was very simple, I think the wonderful vintage images from the Graphic 45 Come Away with Me collection make it look great.  (He's always more interested in the cookies, anyway!!  lol...)

I love layering the journaling cards and other elements to make a collage look.  This lets me make a very quick card and I don't even have to add any stamping!!  Some distressing on the edges of the panels with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain and a bit of natural twine for just the right amount of texture finished up the card.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed seeing the card and got some ideas for very quick projects using journaling cards!!


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Ribbon Girls July Challenge - AG Card
2. Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper July Challenge - Use Patterned Paper

3. Dream Factory July Challenge - Finding Nemo
4. The Challenge Blog by Creative Stamping - #41 Maritime   
5. Bastel-Dream #43 - Anything Goes
6. We Love Vintage Challenge #72 - Sun/Sea/Beach must be Vintage
7. Card and Scrap Challenge #121 - Anything Goes
8. Southern Ridge Trading Co July Challenge - AG Summer 
9. Crop Stop Linky Party #18 - AG Using product CS carries  (I used Distress Inks)


  1. A lovely card for your dad Janis....and congratulations with his birthday. He will be happy with this beautiful card and we are happy seeing you at our challengeblog. Thanx for joining our challenge at WLVC and come back soon.
    Have a nice weekend, xxx Plony

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  5. Wow.....93 years I say congratulations on his birthday and you have make a wonderful card for him. And I say thank you for joining us at our challenge of WLVC and hope to see you back.

    Enjoy your weekend Jolanda xx

  6. Ein ganz tolles Werk. Danke für die Teilnahme bei der Kreativeinkauf-Challenge (creativeshopping-challenge).
    LG Dreja

  7. Wow.. a great and wonderful creation.
    Thanks for joining us at Kreativeinkauf - creativeshopping -challenge.
    Hugs Anja

  8. Such a fab creation, I hope your Dad had a wonderful birthday! Thank you for sharing with us at the Ribbon Girl, good luck and I hope you will join us again.
    Gina xx

  9. A great card Janis. WOW, 93 is quite a milestone. My parents are in their late 80's and failing and my MIL will be 95 in Nov. Hard to realize they are this old but so thankful to still have them. {{{Hugs}}}

  10. I really like this. It's a great vintage travel card that would be suitable for many occasions. Barbxx

  11. I like the way you layered This is a lovely strong card

  12. Beautiful birthday card for your father, just love those vintage images.

  13. Janis you have a beautiful card made for the anniversary of your father! waaauuuuw 93 years! Congratulations!
    Thank you for joining the challenge of WLVC.
    Greetings, Odette

  14. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    DT Ellenor Monica.

  15. Oh yes! The Graphic 45 papers make a wonderful card design and the inked distressing add even more vintage touches. That natural twine kind of reminds me of nautical rope, or even the twine that was often used to tie up packages way back when. I'm sure your dad enjoyed both the card AND the cookies! (okay, maybe the cookies more than the card...but who could blame him when it comes to homemade chocolate chip cookies!)

  16. Thanks for joining our challenge at Card and Scrap
    with your beautiful card :-) Good luck !!

    DT Astrid - Card and Scrap :-)

  17. Oh, so beautiful.♥
    Thank you for joining us at Card and Scrap.
    Hugs Line.

  18. Nice card Janis! Thanks for playing along on the Southern Ridge Trading Company Blog.
    -Katelyn DT member at Southern Ridge

  19. Wunderschön gemacht , ich liebe diesen Vintage Look, klasse einfach toll anzuschauen, danke dir für deine Teilnahme bei der Traumfabrik, liebe Grüße Bettina

  20. A very beautiful Card.
    Thanks for joining us at the Dream Factory Challenge.
    Greetings Andrea


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