Sunday, August 23, 2009

Happy Birthday Daddy!

So here's the guy card I was stressin' on (once again!). While making it, I realized what a super dork I can be. When I first saw this Vintage Picnic set from PTI, I thought, "oooh, how cute! I'm sure I can find a million ways to use that!" And since I've gotten it, I've tried to use it on every card I've made. It's quite sad, really. If I could've found a way to use it on 10 year old Kayla's card, I would have. I just couldn't make it work. So, of course, when I started making my dad's birthday card, I totally forgot that I had already told myself I should use the little envelopes on it. Why, you ask? He's a mailman. Get it? Clever girl, I know. In fact, best darn mailman in Vegas. Don't believe me? Check this out:

The mailman is my dad. You can't see him clearly, but trust me, it's him. I'm not sure why the quality is so bad or where the good version went, but there he is, workin' Christmas packages!

So anyway, when I started his card, I got stuck. Hmmm, golly gee, what image should I use for his card? I sat there for the longest time before it hit me and the earlier stroke of genius returned. Phew! And then I wasn't sure it would all go together, but Darien thought the text background on the kraft paper really went with the envelopes. She thought I was quite clever. Yep, that does seem to be the consensus! Anyway, I want to wish my daddy a super happy birthday, even though he doesn't read my blog & wouldn't know how to get to it anyway. Not computer savvy in the least. No, really. Hey, that makes the snail mail thing even more appropriate. Whew! The girl is on a roll!!!

Me & my daddy earlier this month in Vegas. Isn't he the cutest?

Stamps: Background Basics: Text Style & Vintage Picnic (PTI), Ink: Fresh Snow & Enchanted Evening (PTI), Memento Tuxedo Black, Paper: white, kraft & Enchanted Evening (PTI), Accessories: Nestabilities & Copics:


Anonymous said...

Whoda thunk there would be a perfect stamp for making a card for a postal carrier? He will get a kick out of that! And you look like a mischievious little girl in that picture -- my daddy will protect me, ha ha, so there. Card and picture -- love 'em both.
Happy Birthday, Otis!
Bestest Mom Ever

Anonymous said...

THE most perfect card for Otis! See, you don't need to stress yourself out so much. It will come to you. I'm sure he will LOVE IT!

Your Favorite Aunt

P.S. Happy Birthday, Otis!

Angie Minyard said...

Perfect. Don't ya' love when that happens ? Why can't all stamp sets just fit the occasion or person perfectly ...hmmm
I bet your daddy loved it !


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