Sunday, June 16, 2013

Happy Father's Day!

Long time-no see!  I have been busy as a bee with end of school activities, going to the Great American Scrapbook Convention and now preparing for my yearly scrapbooking retreat that I host every June with 19 of my closest friends and family.
Today I wanted to show you the card that I made for my dad for Father's Day.  I got this precious file from Treasure Box Designs.  It is so stinkin' cute and went together pretty easy.
I used my Make the Cut software and did the whole thing, except the green base by doing a print and cut.  Luckily, the designer colors each piece the color she wants them to be so all I did was set it up as a print and cut, put textured white cardstock in my printer, printed out the pieces and then I put the paper in my Zing and it cut it all out!  I was so excited to be able to do this instead of putting 10 different pieces of cardstock on the mat for all of the pieces. It was very reminiscent of what the Cricut Imagine is SUPPOSED to do but quit doing after I ran an update on it.  With the Zing and MTC you aren't tied to cartridges!!!  FREEDOM!!!!
So all the tiny pieces that you see, including the little letters spelling "dad" and the # we printed on my printer, then cut on my Zing!  I even imported the red and white gingham paper into MTC, applied it to the panels and then print and cut them also!  I love MTC and the amaZing Zing!!!
Here are a few up close views of the card.  My dad really loved it.  My mom makes cards all the time so he can appreciate my efforts :)

My prayer for you is that God has blessed you with a wonderful father.  Not everyone is so fortunate.  When I was growing up I dreamed of meeting a man like my father to marry and God gave me my wonderful husband of 24 years at a time in my life when I needed him most.  Our heavenly Father loves us and wants us to be happy with the men we choose, so I always say, be careful, take your time and choose wisely because God has put that person in our path, we just need to be patient until we run into him.