Friday, June 19, 2015

Memories of my Dad

As I made this card it reminded me of my Dad.  When we were kids, if you got a splinter, you had two options for removal... a sewing needle in the hands of my mother or the super sharp tweezers Dad kept in his woodshop.  (If Dad had something he didn't want to lose, he kept it in the woodshop.  He also kept his own roll of scotch tape and a scissors.)  Dad was much better at splinter removal.   I can still see him emerging from the basement, always ready to help, carrying - not the tweezers which were in his back pocket- but a huge machete.   He always thought it was so funny.  As we got bigger, the sight of the machete no longer made our eyes get big or sent us running to Mom I'm sure that one of the joys he experienced as a grandfather and great-grandfather was, once again, being able to remove splinters for his wide-eyed progeny.

He also would have appreciated this card:
This is a precolored Doodle Pantry image and sentiment.  And if you still need to make a Father's Day card, they have a really great selection of masculine images and sentiments.

I am entering this card in the following:
Get Creative Challenge # 17 - For Boys or Father's Day


  1. Simply cute! Thanks for sharing with all of us!

  2. What a nice blog post, Debi! Sounds like your Dad was a pretty great guy! Love your fun card too!

  3. What a great story, Debi Your dad and mine must have been brothers in their souls. I love the card ! Perfect image for that sentiment. :-D

  4. Great take on our humor theme...Great card. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Knockouts.

  5. Debi, sounds like your Dad was a fun guy - thanks for sharing that with us and this card does seem like one he would appreciate! Very cute - thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week xoxoxo

  6. Suits your theme well. thanks for sharing wtih us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

  7. Lol great card! Thanks for joining us for AIMPDC #6 hope to see you next month! Dawn Doodle Pantry DT

  8. Great card and sentiment!

    Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

    Helen x


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