Sunday, January 15, 2012

Love You Forever

 
Seven years ago today, my dad passed away. Not a day goes by that I don't miss him but I think of him with a smile in my heart.  The last few days, I've been thinking about the things he taught us.  And even more, the lessons he taught us that we didn't even realize until he was gone.  Most importantly, he taught us to not stop loving.  To lean on one another.  He taught us to be strong and faithful.  This lesson of strength was one we may not have realized he taught us but was quickly demonstrated by my oldest brother, Neal.  Neal said my dad's eulogy.  His eulogy captured who our dad was.  He captured his love of my mum, my brothers and me, his dear friends, co-workers...and his love of life.  His honesty, integrity and his resounding laugh.  I was so proud of Neal and I know my dad was too. His strength and love for my dad showed through his amazing eulogy.

Today, this card could be sent to my dad. He knows I love him forever, but it will go to my mum.  Not only for my love for her, but my dad's and our entire family.

The techniques on this card were inspired by Friday's class and Julie's extra video on Sunday.  I didn't have the right color ink so I used Julie's technique of first inking the stamp with Versamark and then applying the regular color.  Before inking it to the white panel, I sprayed Perfect Pearls and then heat embossed it.   {the sentiment was stamped first.}

19 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous Lynn - both the card and the sentiment that inspired it.

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  2. Love this card Lynn! I really love the boldness of that sentiment and the background emboss resist is great! :)

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  3. Lynn, I love both - the beautiful card and even more so the wonderful words you have for your dad and family! Have a great Sunday, Dana

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  4. A touching post Lynn. Reading your posts day in and out I can see that he's taught you well. What a beautiful card and a really beautiful tribute to him. The techniques employed in this card are amazing.

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  5. Thanks so much for sharing a bit more about your father, Lynn! I can feel the love that you have for him! This card is so beautiful in so many ways. It is also made of love! Thanks for sharing your inspired card from the CAS class! HUGS!

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  6. very touching post. Love the subtle and beautiful background created with the technique.
    I can really relate to this post because my father passed away about ten years ago and we were really surprised.

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  7. aw, Lynn, you have me teary eyed...what beautiful words about your dad and brother and family. Life is never the same without them, but we learn to carry on in a different way. That's how I feel about mom. What an elegant and serene card to give mum...I'm sure she feels so blessed that she and your dad raised such wonderful children. Big hugs to you and mum today :)

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  8. A beautiful tribute Lynn, I can imagine losing your father was quite a wrench, a strong loving family help each other so much :)
    Gorgeous card and love how you used the inky technique from class :)
    Jenny x

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  9. What a gorgeous card! Love the shimmery beauty! Love reading this post about your dad and the love that you still have for him! Your mom will love this card. :>

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  10. I'm speechless, Lynn, partly because I'm choked up reading the lovely words for your Dad and family, and also because the card is stunning and perfect for your Mom.

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  11. What a gorgeous gift to you mom and family! This card is so beautiful! More beautiful still are the thoughts and memories behind it! It made me tear up!

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  12. What a beautiful and touching post and gift, Lynn! Thank you for sharing it with us!

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  13. I lost my Dad just a few months before you lost yours, Lynn and I miss him everyday. What a beautiful card (and post)IM sure your mum will love it. Hugs.

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  14. What a touching post, Lynn! And a beautiful creation using the Hero Arts fabric background, too.

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  15. Such a beautiful tribute to your dad and your family. I'm sure your mum will treasure this heartfelt card.

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  16. You left me silent here as I read your post the other day. So fabulous to be able to remember your father like that.
    Love your background on your card!!

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  17. What a thoughtful post about your dad, Lynn! It's wonderful hat as children grow, they really start to appreciate and understand why parents do what they do because they love us so much. The card is a beautiful reflection of what your dad taught you and your siblings. I also lost my dad on this month, on the 20th, 21 years ago, I miss him lots!

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  18. This is just BEAUTIFUL, Lynn. I'm sure your Mom cherishes it!

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  19. A treasured memory and a perfect card. The colours and design are just lovely! I'm sure your mum will love it!

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