Monday, June 22, 2015

MM11: Your Dedication Inspires Me

Hello, everyone! Welcome to an Operation Write Home edition of Monday Musings. But, first a couple of words about Father's Day.


So, what do you give dads who are 91 and 81? Our answer to that question was a bit unconventional.

For hubby's dad, who is the 91-year-old WWII veteran, we bought some bird seed. Hubby put together a few planters for his front porch, and I updated his address book -- using a computer to make larger-font entries to facilitate easier reading in a "newer" book.

My dad received some chocolate-covered marshmallows, a few (requested by Dad) needle threaders, and a chunky block of writing paper (also requested by Dad). In addition, he received a gift certificate to our local movie theater so that the two of us can enjoy father-daughter movie outings at the theater's $5 Tuesdays. 

Both dads received homemade cards, shown here and here. And, my dad's gifts were "wrapped" in a bopper (aka bag topper) brown bag.  

It goes without saying that the BEST gift for everyone was spending the day together -- watching the U.S. Open and grilling up some steaks! 

OWH Mid-Month Challenge

Saturday brought us another OWH Mid-Month Challenge. The current challenge is to make a card that has one or more banners. When I was perusing Leisure Arts Sketches for Paper Crafters the other day for a card idea, I came across a card that was pretty much a big banner. Thought this seemed like a great idea for my card, and the Any Hero card shown below was the result.

Bo Bunny anthem; Bazzill watermelon; Distress Ink antique linen; Recollections ? blue
Deep Red stamp (designed by Sandy Allnock) in DI walnut stain on Crate Paper rose garden
Stampin' Up! banners framelits
punches: SU owl builder (for circles) and small star; ??? corner rounder (for tiniest star)
inking in DI vintage photo with Ranger blending tool
adhesives: Scotch ATG; Zig 2-way pen; Glue Dots; Scrapbook Adhesives foam squares; Ranger multi-medium
Paper Smooches twine

A quick reminder that Operation Finish Strong is underway, and August 1 is the deadline to send any and all OWH cards to Sandy. Please click here for more Finish Strong information. 

Parting Thoughts

Words 2 Scrap By   It's a Man's World Challenge is accepting entries the rest of this week, with the challenge ending on Friday. Hope you will join us at W2SB for a chance to win $20 to Simon Says Stamp. Yep, $20 to SSS!!!

Our thanks to Annie for hosting our challenge this month and offering up such a generous prize for one talented crafter.  :)

Cards in Envy   And, there's a Just Beachy challenge going on at CIE. Hope you will stop by and play along with us at CIE.

Have a great week! Thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

1 comment:

  1. What great father's day gift Sybrina! I love the thought and craftyness that went into each father's gift. I love, love, love your banner card! It is fabulous and I know that a Hero will love reading it and cherishing it. Hugs, Brenda