Saturday, March 7, 2009

SFYTT 2.21.09 - Happy 90th Birthday Grandpa

SFYTT 2.21.09

My hubby's grandfather celebrated his 90th birthday on February 27. I know...his grandfather has seen and done a lot of things in his lifetime. He and Grandma have over 12 (maybe more) grandchildren and great grandchildren. They remember everyone's names and are so very generous when it comes to special occassions. So, I wanted to send Grandpa a little something special to help celebrate his special day. I have been contemplating this idea for over a year or so and just now have put life to this idea. I am more of a papercrafter than a scrapbooker so I recently took some inspiration from SCS member 1HapEMomE and fell in-love with her distressing and layouts. She is amazing! All of her LO's just flow together so nicely and the colors blend so well together.

The frame was painted with Memory Makers Chocolate acrylic paint. I used masculine dp from Memory Block Inspirations line. Grandpa is Polish and each of their sons' and grandsons' were given a Polish Eagle necklace pendant. I had this stamp set from Club Scrap (that I got from a great trade on SCS) called Sheer Genius - Club Stamp Academy line that had a great image of an eagle - what better image to use on the frame and matching card! I pretty proud of myself that everything came together so quickly. Oh, and the card is for Jen Del Muro's SFYTT 2.21.09. I don't normally get to participate in many challenges but having a sketch to follow makes it easier to put a card together. I used some vanilla and kraft cardstock to pull it altogether. For the sentiment, I scoured the internet for the perfect saying. I finally realized that PTI had this great masculine/father set called Father Knows Best. Since I don't own the stamp set, I printed one of the sentiments on my computer. The sentiment reads, "It is not flesh and blood, BUT THE HEART, that makes us father and sons." I thought this was so fitting for the layout I made. It sure did the trick when we received a call from his grandfather on Sunday night thanking us for the gift and told us he had a tear in his eye after reading the sentiment and added it was the best birthday he had ever had. Now, my friends, a comment like that made me feel so proud that I had thought of this gift. Even hubby's Mom called on Monday to let us know how nice the gift was and how nicely the small get together was they had on Sunday...

Well, here's to Grandpa and 90 great years!!! Grandma's birthday is in April so I have to think of something extra special for her.

Thanks Jen for another wonderful sketch that inspired me to make this special card!

stamps: clubscrap club stamp academy sheer genius paper: kraft/vanilla cs, memory block inspirations paper stack dp ink: versamark, real red, antique linen distress ink accessories: string, cuttlebug embossing folder houndstooth, paper piercer, memory makers acrylic paint chocolate, frame from target, dimensionals, button


Cathrine said...

What a wonderful gift - the distressing looks great and I love the way you did the sentiment on the card.