I had a difficult time getting starting this morning creating the cards for my card-making at Westminster Oaks tomorrow. I was thinking about Ken and really missing him a lot this morning. So I starting to think about what his favorite color was…blue. So the first color I picked was Marina Mist which also reminded me of his eyes. I was trying to figure out what stamp set I should use…I had no idea at all. I was looking around my stamping room and saw my latest orange Paper Pumpkin box that I received shortly after Ken passed away. I really had not even looked at it. I opened the box to find the theme was “Hey, Man” and the color included in the box was Marina Mist and the stamp set has “Happy Father’s Day” as one of the stamps. I sat for a minute and smile a little to myself…how perfect is that. Tomorrow is Father’s Day and I need to create a card for my dad.
Even though Ken and I did not have any human children, we had our dogs and cats, and I would have create a card for him with paw prints. I ended up creating three “Happy Father’s” day cards…one for my dad, one for my brother, and one for my nephew. Here is the card that I made for my dad. I will share the other two cards I did for my brother and nephew tomorrow on Father’s Day.
I still needed to create the samples for tomorrow’s card-making at Westminster Oaks. I really liked the color combination of the Paper Pumpkin kit…Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi so I stuck with those colors. If you would like to learn more about the Paper Pumpkin Kit click on the name.
Last time the ladies said they wanted to do a birthday card and we had also talked about them needing a masculine looking card. I grabbed a sheet of Very Vanilla, Marina Mist, and Wild Wasabi card stock. One of the stamps in the “Hey, Man” set is a “Happy Birthday” stamp. To make the card look even a little more masculine I used the striped stamp from Perfect Pennants.
When I am demonstrating how to make this card tomorrow I will change the “Happy Birthday” to “Thank You” card for mine because I still have thank you cards to send out. Here is a picture of this card that we will create tomorrow.
Even though it was a little slow getting started this morning, creating these cards gave me some MUCH NEEDED stamping therapy. For a few minutes I was lost in my creating thoughts which really helped.
I did hold them up like I would always do, to show Ken and get his “approval” that they were nice cards. I am taking one step at a time and one day at a time, which I will also continue to do with my stamping business. Ken would be proud of me for what I did today.
I would greatly appreciate you leaving a comment on what you think of these cards. Again, I will be sharing the other Father’s Day cards tomorrow as well as the other card we will be creating at the Westminster Oaks card-making tomorrow. I invite you to stop back by Jill’s Stamping Corner tomorrow to see the other cards.