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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Recovering and Father's Day

Hello friends.  I've really been missing spending time crafting and online; but I still have a little bit of recovering to do.  Recovery was going really well at first and then it seemed to stall a bit.  Probably I was expecting too much too soon.  It will get there though.  Strangely, I've continued to have some problems with my vision though (& those should have cleared up by now); so that has been a bit bothersome and has also kept me from both crafting and being online too much.  I miss both and am trying to work it out so I can slowly get back to both while I finish healing.  I decided to try and tackle a project first and hope to be back visiting each of you on your wonderful blogs very soon too!

So....while I've been out; you've probably seen some of the great new sets that Sparkle N Sprinkle has recently released.  If you haven't, you can find them here (towards the bottom) and here.  I couldn't wait to try out something with the new Fishin with Dad set and here's what I came up with:

This is such a great stamp set and I had so much fun creating this card.  This is the card my husband will be getting for Father's Day - he requested it lol!  Actually, he frequently serves as a "consultant" as I design cards and he liked this one so much; he said he wanted one for his Father's Day card!  Too funny & such a nice complement too!

The fish and saying are both from the new Fishin' with Dad- Set 501.  The words were done in Moss embossing powder - one of my favorites - from the Tuscany embossing powder line.  The fishing tackle and wood grain papers are both from Momenta.  The fishing pole is from my yard and the fish hook is from the sporting goods department lol ;-)

This is a really fun design for a Father's Day card, but would work just as great for a birthday or other occasion by just switching out the words.  Something any fisherman or outdoors person would be sure to love!

A full supply list and instructions (as well as a few tips!) can be found in my Sparkle N Sprinkle gallery

Hope you enjoyed today's card and thanks so much for stopping by.  I really appreciate your continued support while I haven't been able to visit each of you and really look forward to visiting each of you on your blogs very soon!

Until next time,


Anne Temple said...

Fabulous card! Love the fishing pole and hook and great paper choices. Love all the fussy cutting too.

Shona Erlenborn said...

Too, too cute Julie. Love your homemade pole and fishing line! Great Father's Day card. Nice to see you back - keep getting stronger.

Amanda R said...

I can see why he would want this card, it is fabulous! Hope you recover quickly!

Brenda said...

Too cute. Love the "bobber" DP - haven't seen that before - and the homemade fishing pole is adorable.

April said...

I hope you continue on the good road of recovery! Your card is wonderful and I love the fishing pole!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Julie - GREAT card with awesome design and colors - and perfect with the DP and twig for the fishing pole. Julie, after my thyroid surgery, it took a while to get the meds just right. I ended up getting new lenses after all was said and done because my old lenses had been purchased when my thyroid was out of whack. Maybe that will be the case for you, too? Unless of course, you do not need glasses LOL - thanks for sharing the wonderful card! hugs, de