Friday, July 13, 2012

FWF ~ a few July birthday projects to share

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!





23 comments:

  1. Awww... these are lovely projects! Your dad looks so happy! Your hoop project turned out fabulous - thanks for sharing it with me, Michelle! :)

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  2. These are great! Love your hoop project! My dad always told me to 'keep my nose clean' LOL - he meant to not get involved in drugs or alcohol.

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  3. All the projects are lovely. Love the hoop.

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  4. Nice projects!! Sounds like you have a wonderful dad - happy birthday!

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  5. Your dad looks like a sweetie, and by the smile on his face, I think he LOVED it! That is such a neat project. You have my brain spinning now. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

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  6. I love your pretty birthday card. and the pretty litte flowers, and there colors.

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  7. Cool air balloons... Love the photo of your dad with your project. TFS.

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  8. Great cards, but really love what you made for your dad! He looks happy to get it, too!

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  9. The cards are adorable. i love the hoop. it's such a great project. One thing I'll always remember about my dad is how he defined success...He had a wife, 5 daughters, a roof over his head and food in his belly. That was how he saw success. Not by money or "things".

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  10. Such wonderful creations. Love the look on your dad's face--I do believe he LOVED it!

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  11. Dad has the biggest smile! Awesome projects!

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  12. Love your birthday cards and what a sweet gift to give your Dad and his love of Hot Air Balloons, love the look on his face

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  13. That is so sweet, I love that project, the balloons suspended and all! Your dad looked very happy that you made that for him!

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  14. I love your projects. The hoop you made for your dad is amazing. When I first had kids and used to complain about how wild and loud they were, my dad used to say "be thankful and happy that they are able to do the things they do", and I still always remember those words, it is so important to be thankful for our blessings.

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  15. Your July sounds like November in our family. The gift you made your dad looks so wonderful, and he looks so happy!

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  16. I love your project! Please don;t put me in your drawing, though, I am sure someone else would love to get that set:-)

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  17. Such lovely projects! What a beautiful tribute to your father. One of the things that I remember most from my dad was his positive attitude, no matter what came his way.

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  18. Oh wow! I love all the projects, but that hot air balloon hoop is amazing! (And isn't it funny how birthdays seem to cluster like that? For our family it's Dec & Jan - on Dec 11+12 we have 7 birthdays altogether!)

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  19. Fabulous cards! Your dad's birthday present turned out fantastic! So cool and unique!

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  20. Wow! You've been busy! What a great present!

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