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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Wish you were here........

Coffee of the Day - something yucky & institutional more than likely.... :(

I have played in a neat challenge from over at KPink's group on PCP - Take a trip down Memory Lane. isn't that a neat theme?

When I saw this neat image from Kristen, I immediately knew what I wanted to make. I am an only child, and my dad and I were very close. I spent so many hours as I was growing up waiting by the windows for him to come from work or to pick me up while I had been staying with relatives. I had games I would play while waiting to make the time pass, but I could sit at a window for truly hours as long as I knew that he would be there. He died almost 18 years ago, and I still miss him almost as much today as I did that fateful day back then. I could still sit by a window and watch for him.......... if only his car would pull into the drive.

The papers on this special card are from my precious Daisy D's stash. As with all of my cards, the coloring is watercolors. The curtains are paper pieced . Accents to the curtains and flower centers were done with my white gel pen. For the planter box, I first stippled darker ink over the painted box, and then sponged vanilla over the top of that. From there I adhered some rub-ons to complete the shabby chic look. well, to HOPEFULLY achieve the shabby chic look! ;) Crystal Effects was applied over the glass portion of the window. Buttons, crochet lace, a little Prima, and ribbon were added to finish. oh yes, can't forget the faux stitching, which isn't straight, so please don't look too close! :)

Papertake Weekly - sketch (turned on its side - got kinda loose with my interpretation!)

Stampin Sisters in Christ - stitching

Your Next Stamp - going dotty

Crafty Catz - spots

Alota Rubber Stamps - flowers

Dare U 2 Digi Stamp - flowers

15 comments:

Holly said...

Now why are you not having some kind of luscious, wonderful coffee this morning?

I love your card Jennifer. It does have a vintage feel to it, which is really cool because vintage doesn't usually have such bright colors. Sweet memories of your dad.

Cec said...

This is fabulous. I love the colours you used and the paper piecing is terrific. The best part is hearing your story because my Mother passed away almost 18 years ago and I still reach for the phone on the days I used to call her. They are always in our hearts so they are still close. Hope you are behaving and the coffee isn't too gross.
Big hugs!
Cec

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Jennifer - this is lovely - you are on a roll! I love this vintage creations and love the memory you shared - amazing the things we miss - I miss my Dad's voice! Your Dad was a special man to impact your life so much - how he must have loved coming home seeing you in the window - beautiful! You have created a beauitful scene here - love it! We are glad you joined us this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ - we would love to see you again next week!! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey jen! this is fabulous!

and woo hoo on your lucky streak. you are just winning prizes all over the place! see you're a winner at busy beauties creation station too! way to go!

Marlene said...

What a sweet tribute to your dad. Love the card...and I instantly recognized the Daisy D's papers.

Helen Dooley said...

how adorable. IT is really cute.

Larissa said...

Very lovely card! Such a sweet tribute to your dad.

Thanks for joining us at DU2DS.

Hugs,
Larisas

Deb Neerman said...

This is fabulous! And I loved reading about your Dad; so sorry for your loss. I miss mine, too.

I was so happy to read about your love for Daisy D's ... so sad that they went out-of-business. Which brings me to ...

So, I used to have an eBay store and I stocked Daisy D's Vintage Mistletoe Memories paper kits. I have a couple left; would you like one? No charge, just the cost of postage ... if you'd like one, just let me know.

JazzyH said...

Very nice!

Helene said...

Nice card! Thanks for entering the Alota Rubber Stamps challenge

carol said...

What a lovely pretty card, thankyou for sharing your creation with Craftycatz, x carol

Andrea said...

Hi Jennifer!! This is really cute!

CC said...

I'm so happy you joined in Pink Saturday..otherwise,I might never have found your blog. I have looked at some of your cards and they're just beautiful. I've wanted to work with papers and tags for awhile now and have some supplies..tho not a lot.I've been kinda afraid to begin..but you have inspired me. I've become a follower so I don't forget where you are. I;ll be back to visit again..

Jill said...

gorgeous card Jennifer, great take on the sketch good luck with the GDT thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

kristen said...

I am so sorry I never put a comment here since I commented over on PCP! I love this card and love the way you used my stamp image :) thanks so much for sharing!
xo