Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Fathers Day! Still hopping & Blog Candy

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Today we are honoring our fathers as we celebrate
Fathers Day!
I'm so very blessed to have my daddy!
He has always been such a strong guiding figure in 
my life.  As a teenager and into my early twenties 
I worked with my father at his business.
I learned so much about business management 
from my father.
Today, I run my own childcare/preschool
As a child I have so many very special memories
of my dad.
I can remember him holding the back of my 
bicycle seat as he ran down the street with me
and taught me how to ride my bike!
I felt so very safe and secure knowing that he 
wouldn't let me fall.
I remember when he would surprise all of us
by having us load into the car in our pajamas
and he would take us to the Drive In Movies 
or bring us for ice cream.
My father worked long hard hours to support 
our family, but he made sure that we 
had the best family vacations together!
He brought us camping, pitched a tent and cooked
big breakfasts for us over a campfire! 
We always camped right on a beautiful lake.
Then he would bring us for really fun 
boat rides and fishing trips in our family boat.
I loved to go fishing!
When I was a little older, he built a small
cottage along the lake.
Soon we stopped going up north and started to
holiday down at Cape Cod in our summer house.
Our summer holidays on the ocean were filled with
boat rides, walks on the beach and yummy BBQ'S!
I always treasured those very special weekends
that my dad would pack up the car along with my mom
and drive us all down the Cape on a Friday night.
Now my parents live down at the Cape while
they enjoy their retirement.
Our visits with them are no less special!
No matter where my parents live, 
I always feel like I've come home when I 
walk through their door.
I made this nautical themed card for my 
dad for Fathers Day because he loves the ocean so much!

Happy Fathers Day, Dear Dad!
I love you so very much!

Stampin Up Sail Away stamped on cork
K&Company dp
K&Company shells
Jolee's Boutique boat shoes and other embellishments
gauze, twine,button
and banner are from my stash

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges
My Sheri Crafts   Fathers Day
Card Makin Mamas  Fathers Day
Simply Create Too   Fathers Day
Stampin With The Dragon   Anything Goes
CCEE Stampers   Nautical Theme
Crop Stop  Banners
DYSU challenge   For Man or Boy
Paper Play Challenges  For a Man with twine
Inspired By   Inspirational photo
Thank you for visiting!
I hope that you enjoy a wonderful day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl


  1. Beautiful card and story. Your dad sounds like a wonderful caring man. You are blessed.

  2. Awesome card! Great details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Banner Challenge.

  3. Wonderful card! I would never have thought to stamp on cork! Great idea! Beautiful story about your childhood, and your Dad! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  4. I loved reading about your family memories Sheryl. You Dad sounds amazing and you are so lucky to still have your parents. I lost my Dad when I was 17:( Your card is so special, I can see that after reading about your Dad. Hope you had a lovely day. Love your card, so perfect for our challenge. Thanks for joining us at Crafts4Eternity.

  5. I have been without my Dad since I was 7 - it was lovely to hear about your Dad Sheryl. hope you all had a lovely day and am sure he loved this card.

  6. This is FABULOUS! Love the image stamped on cork and all the details on this card. So pretty!!! Wonderful post too. So many great memories.
    Thanks so much for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

  7. What a fabulous card Sheryl, love how you've stamped on the cork. I'm sure your Dad will appreciate all the love you put into it. Carol x

  8. Oh Wow! what a stunning card Sheryl ! I love the boat stamped on the cork! The embellies are all stunning! and love the fab bunting and papers!
    Some wonderful memories there with your dad... I bet he loved this card !!!
    Thanks for joining us with MAWTT and Good Luck in The Challenge!
    Hugs Sue xx

  9. Wonderful summer scene card! Cape Cod is one of my favorite summer vacation desitinations. Thank you so much for joining us at CropStop this week!

  10. Sheryl this is gorgeous! Love how you have stamped on that cork...what a great idea! All of the elements work so perfectly in this creation :)

  11. Cool card!!!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge this week! Be sure to become a follower and join us again every week!!!

  12. Lovely card following the beach theme! Love the embellishments too! Great creation!

    Thanks for sharing this with Pinspirational Challenges

    - Mel xx

  13. Love the texture on this card, and all the different elements.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  14. Sheryl: This entry is just perfect for our Challenge #15 - "Happy Father's Day [or for a Male]" Challenge. A big thank you for joining in at Simply Create Too.

    Simply CreateTooDesign Team Member

  15. Wow, this is so awesome!! All of the elements you have added are amazing and fabulous!! And what beautiful stories of your Dad!! I hope he had a wonderful Father's Day :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  16. Fabulous design! The texture and colors are perfect. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU.

  17. The cork is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  18. Wow this is fabulous and i just love all the details and the beachy-ness feel! Thanks for playing at MAWTT this week :)

  19. Beautiful card I love all the nautical elements
    Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week
    Lisa x

  20. Very creative and I bet he was happy to get this.
    Thank you for joining CropStop's Banner Challenge

  21. Fabulous card Sheryl :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  22. I love that stamped image on cork! Great touch! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

  23. Congrats on your winning entry to the CropStop Blog Challenge "Banners" - "see ya in the store!"

  24. Wow, this is one awesome "man card"! Beautifully done!