July is a month full of celebrations in our family. My dad's birthday on the 8th. My son and sister share a birthday (24 years apart) on the 10th. Today is my parent's 43rd anniversary and my brother was born on the 20th. There are other non immediate family birthdays, too. My projects all revolve around one birthday or another this week. First, I will share my two cards. The first was made for my sister.
The second was made for my dad. My dad loves hot air balloons. I made him a card for Father's Day with these balloons, too. Aren't they cute???
His birthday card was made a few minutes after I finished his birthday present. A few weeks ago I was looking at Thienly Azim's site: http://modpaperie.blogspot.com/
and I saw the greatest project. I wanted to make one for my dad's 65th birthday! It would be perfect!!! Thanks for the idea, Thienly!! Here is the link to her project.
I wasn't sure I would be able to get an embroidery hoop in my hometown as most of the stores in town stopped carrying embroidery floss, cross stitch, and embroidery supplies, but I was able to find one. It was yellow and plastic, but I made it work. Here is the project I made for my dad.
The quote "Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true." was perfect for Dad! He has worked so hard in the past 52 years to make his dreams (and mine) come true. He is a great dad who is always there for his kids and family, very supportive of us and our ideas and helpful when we need it. His two mottos for us when we were kids were "All I ask is that you try and do YOUR best" and "Safety first!"
I'm pretty sure he liked it :)
I hope you have a great weekend! I have been organizing my craft room ..... s.l.o.w.l.y. and realized today that I have some duplicate Unity stamps. I believe I have two of the set Delightful Little Things and some other random stamps that I wpuld like to give to another Unity lover. I am going to randomly pick a comment from one of my followers who answer the following to win this giveaway: I would like you to tell me one piece of advice your dad gave you when you were younger that sticks with you (or mom, or grandma/pa, or someone else important to you. I would love to have you follow me if you aren't already. Good luck! I will randomly choose a winner after 8 p.m. (CST) Sunday evening.
Check out the other FWF projects at the Unity blog. Thanks for visiting me today!