This is my first Father's Day card for this year. I thought that this row of houses stamp by Hero Arts would work well for a father's day card. Plus my Father in law is a Realtor too! Actually so is Chad's brother, and Chad's sister's husband! Chad, his father and his brother all work together! When making manly cards I tend to do more simple. I often will craft when Chad has a friend over, they are usually watching a game of some sort or just hanging out. If I happen to be making a manly card I usually will ask for their opinion before I glue anything down. They like it simple, they always say yeah it's manly just don't put this on there. And actually had I asked, I bet you this button would not be on the card!
This card may be simple but I still very much enjoyed making it! I am really digging background stamps! I know I am so late to the party but I love stamping and the more I can do it in a card the better! I stamped the background friend definition with antique linen distress ink, than I stamped the houses with green pigment and clear embossed. I really like how this card turned out! I am entering into the current challenge at Hero Arts.
The weather here has been rainy for the past week and a half. Thankfully today it stopped and got sunny. I took the kids for a bike ride/ walk and after Ariel's music and supper we went to the park and walked home. It got a bit cool but I didn't care, the kids were wearing warm jackets. I spent an hour at the park and took a break to watch the lake and all the wildlife on the walk home. Anything to be outside. I think it may be back to rainy and cool for the next bit but I am thankful I got outside today. I was very much tired of being home (even with having a busy weekend) that today was needed. I think what's really in order is a girls night out so I am planning one for this Friday night!
By the way I so love my photo of me and the kids in the below picture that every time I see it I can't help but think of how lucky I am to be there mom! How did my kids end up so beautiful? I received so many wonderful comments from you. It means a lot to me to hear that you think I am a great mom. Being a great mom is better than anything, and something that I try to achieve. I also hope you know that I don't write these things to make myself sound good, I really feel this way. I share about myself and my life because I am a very open book and don't often keep things to myself! I am so far from perfect but I am not going to share that today I yelled at my kids too much. I tell my husband about that! Ha! No I just don't let myself gloat in the guilt, nothing is worse than living in the past. Instead I ask for forgiveness and focus on tomorrow. Wow I got all "real" there! I just hope that I don't ever come across as too good to be true, since I am so far from being perfect. Thank you for reading me, it's so wonderful to have people who get me with this hobby! I appreciate you all!