Friday, December 30, 2011

Celebrate on Your 74

Tonight we celebrated my Dad's 74th Birthday.  It was a really nice time to get together with my immediate side of the family, have a meal together, celebrate his life, and the gift of another year. Just over a year ago my Dad was in the hospital with serious complications from heart disease.  That always puts things in to perspective for me.  He's doing much better now, but we know that every day, every year is a gift - for all of us!

I pulled out a couple of PTI sets to create this more masculine and yet kind of funky birthday card.  I haven't ever had a chance to use these number dies from PTI but boy are they great!  Perfectly personalized :)    

Happy end of 2011 everyone!  We'll be keeping it low key here, hangin' with the kids and our daughter's twin best friends over for the night.  

Thanks for the blessing of knowing you this year!  I look forward to another year of creativity with you in 2012!

Stamps:  PTI - 2011 Birthday Tags, Mat Stack 3 Collection;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Memento Potter's Clay, Buckaroo Blue;  Paper:  Kaiser Hunt and Gather, Marina Mist, Flourishes Classic Ivory;  Accessories:  Big Shot, By the Numbers PTI Dies, Buttons, Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Copic Markers. 


KarinsArtScrap said...

a great card for your fathers birthday christine, congratulations.
have a fine happy new year.

greetings karin

Evette K. said...

You have done your dad proud gf. That is such a guy card. Love the colors and everything about it. God bless and heres to a Happy Healthy New Year. ekc

LeAnne said...

What a wonderful card for your dad---what a blessing he is here so you can all celebrate! The colors are just terrific! Have a wonderful, blessed New Year, too!

Deanna C said...

I love the card! Please tell your Dad Happy Birthday from another New Year's Eve baby! I also turn 74 today!

flourishes said...

Happ7y Birthday to your dad. Great card. Enjoy every moment you have with him. I miss my Dad so much.
Jan Marie

Conniecrafter said...

Great masculine card, like the stamping in the background and the layering of the numbers!

Marisa said...

Love the card! I agree, those PTI numbers are great and I love how you used them on the card. Wishing you a fabulous 2012 and may God fulfill some of the desires of your heart and give you great joy and peach throughout :)

Leslie Miller said...

Yes! I love it! Great masculine papers and the number dies are awesome! Happy 74th to your Dad!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Your creations are always a work of art Christine!! I just love your elegant designs!! Love each and everyone!! Your dad will love the card you made for him. Happy New year!!
hugs and blessings,