Sunday, June 15, 2014

Happy Dad's Day!!

This is my second post today.
Curtain Call and Tin Can Chat is just a post away!

It's Father's Day - and I am just now making Father's Day cards.  That's not a terribly bad thing - my husband and my kids like them totally plain and simple.  These came together very quickly!

I didn't think that I had any Father's Day stamps that were new and trendy.  I had forgotten this fun "Dude" set by Kelly Purkey.  It is totally perfect for my family.  The first stamp that caught my eye was "Too Cool". My husband is not cool and is very proud of that fact.  It drives my oldest son crazy that his dad still has a non-smart flip phone.  At this point, my husband is simply holding on to his reputation - you can see him eyeing our smart phones every time the kids and I easily look up directions, or movie times, or he and I play 7 Little Words as we sit in the car waiting on one of our children.  So I paired "Not Cool" with a die-cut "NOT!".

Too Cool

I wish that I would have done this in brighter colors, but waiting until the last minute means there simply isn't time to re-do it!

Then I was looking at another stamp in the same set - the "Dude" stamp.  My husband hates "dude".  You should have seen the look on the sales clerk at Best Buy recently when my husband walked away from a major purchase after the clerk called him "dude"!  I knew that I was going to use the "dude" stamp since my youngest son has an unfortunate tendency to say dude.  Then I was stuck because I didn't want to use the "NOT" idea again.

I wandered over to my collection of challenges and saw Clean & Simple's sketch with a row of word bubbles.  The light bulb went on!!  My youngest son talks and talks and talks.  It's a sad statement when we sometimes revel in the quiet if the poor guy is sick and not quite so talkative.  I also saw the new challenge at The Paper Players.  It's their 200th challenge and they have a variety of choices for this week.  I picked the first one and did this one-layer card.  This card is totally perfect for the occasion.


Not to be left out, I decided that I had better do something from the pets since they all claim my husband as their favorite owner.  Our huge black and white male cat bounces like a kitten and runs to my husband every time he calls.  If any of the rest of us call, the cat just gives us the evil eye.  We have an older Australian Shepherd and a brother/sister pair of cats.  (Did you know litters of cats can have different fathers?  The sister is a feisty, fairly nasty calico.  The brother is a massive, mellow black and white cat.) They are all slightly overweight so Paper Smooches' Chubby Chums is perfect.  I tried these guys on a variety of colors of cardstock then remembered the Stencil It challenge at Simon Says Stamp. I love the look of just a hint of embossing paste.  It's also Anything Goes at Paper Smooches SPARKS.

Thanks from the Pets

I'm going to let my creative kids figure out the inside of this one.  I went with "thanks" because of the number of times my husband has wiggled his thumbs as the cats are squawking to be fed and told them that, since he has the thumbs to open the cat food, they will have to wait.  I guess the pets are thanking him for using his thumbs!

Whew!  And I got them all done before anybody else got up!

Too Cool:
  • Stamps: Kelly Purkey Dude
  • Paper: Simon Says Soft Navy, Olive
  • Ink: Simon Says Olive
  • Accessories: Lil' Inkers Stitched Rectangles, Lawn Fawn Alphabet dies, Lily Bee Designs We R Family enamel dots
  • Stamps: Kelly Purkey Dude
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Simon Says Schoolhouse Red, Burnt Orange, Sunshine, Green Leaf, Audrey Blue, Blue Violet, Memento Black
  • Accessories: None
Thanks from the Pets:
  • Stamps: Paper Smooches Chubby Chums
  • Paper: Simon Says Khaki, Smoke
  • Ink: Simon Says Khaki, Burnt Orange
  • Accessories: Simon Says Diagonal Stripe Stencil, Paper Smooches Chubby Chums die, Paper Smooches Thanks die


  1. ha, ha, Can't tell you which one is my favourite, I guess the stories are! Ha, ha, I soooo much love the stories you share!
    Your husband, ah, sounds like he's the kind of what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of guy! Perfect card!
    Your son, ha, ha, sounds like my son when his sister of to the States with her dad for a 9 days trip and he has his mom all to himself, ha, ha.
    So your second card says a lot!
    Love the bright colors BTW!
    As for your last but certainly not least card..... WOW, that's just sooooo very funny!
    I tried to imagine your husband doing this thing with his thumbs, the cats begging for food and your card well, is just perfect!
    Great, great humour as well, that's something I still find so difficult/ hard to do.
    Just love it! You're so very good at this. :-)


  2. your Clean and Simple card is so awesome!!!!!

  3. I love your stories behind these adorable cards. I cannot pick a favorite either. I love the colors on the first one and how you used NOT with the "too cool" word balloon. I need to make some of these cards!!!
    I love the rainbow colors of the "dude" card and the embossing paste you used on the PS card. Great job!!

  4. HAHAHAAH! What a great assortment of cards! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  5. What great tribute you have paid to the man of the house with these adorable cards, Kims!! I'm sure he was quite delighted!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Fabulous cards! Can't pick a favourite. Thought you were talking about my son for a moment! We enjoy the few minutes when he stops talking too!

  7. My smile became wider and wider as I read through your post, and then I burst out in laughter at the image of your cats thanking your husband for his thumbs! tooo funny! Your cards are all fabulous, not only because they're delightful, but because you've tapped into aspects of your husband's personality wonderfully! Ummm...he's not the only one iwth a flip-top cellphone *hanging head*. I'm just toooo cheap to get a smart phone, because $70+/a month for service I wouldn't really use is better spent on crafting supplies. See - priorities *grin* Off to see what 's next...and still mega watt smiling! ~c

  8. Kim, your cards are always wonderful! I love the thank you from the's just too cute! Your one-layer card is bright and colorful. Thank you so much for joining us in our 200th challenge at The Paper Players!

  9. Wow, you are a busy little stamper! I love all of them (of course), but that rainbow one-layer card caught my eye in the PP gallery right away! FUN!!! Thanks for helping us celebrate our 200th challenge with this cutie! Oh, I love the cat & dog one too!

  10. Great cards! One layer cards can be a challenge for me and it seems as though you have perfected the art of the one layer card!

  11. Kim, I laws love seeing your fun creations! Dude! I love those bright colors on the clean background. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players for our 200th challenge! :)

  12. Great Father's Day designs! Love how you included all of your family members here. Thanks for joining us at Paper Smooches SPARKS this week!


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