Sunday, June 19, 2016

~Father's Day Lighthouse~

Hello Blogger Friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit wit the Charmed Life Blog. Today is Father's Day here in the US. 

I am still away in San Francisco taking care of my granddaughter. We will celebrate Father's Day here on Wednesday when my son and daughter-in-law return from their little getaway. Then I will celebrate with my hubby when I return from San Francisco. 

While I was getting Phoenix Daisy ready for bed tonight she lost her 2nd baby tooth. She was so excited. We went through the process of putting it under her pillow and wait for the tooth fairy. It's been a few years since I went through this with her Daddy. It was exciting for me as well. I will post the photo I took of her tomorrow. It's on my cell phone and I am typing this post late and want to get it finished to get to bed. I will have a busy day with her tomorrow and she does wear me out. 

So let's move onto my card for today. This one I made for my son in Pittsburgh for Father's Day. I used the colors from the Splitcoaststampers color challenge #579. I was the hostess and I chose lost lagoon, hello honey and basic gray for my color palette. Optional was to make it masculine. 

I started by stenciling a sun in hello honey ink for my background. For my water, I used a stamp from PaperTrey Ink- the "ombre builders" set. It reminds me of waves. My Misti tool came in handy for placement and repeat stamping. The sentiment is a set from Waltzingmouse "man of the hour" also stamped in lost lagoon. 

Now for my die cut images. The lighthouse, sailboat and birds are dies from CottageCutz. They are part of the Nautical Release

For my sand, I used the Lawn Fawn hillside die and cut with whisper white cardstock. Sponged with crumb cake and soft suede ink and then for the sand granules, I used a stamp from Just For Fun but just inked up the sand grains with crumb cake ink.

Well, that's it for me for today. Time to get myself into bed and rest this body for tomorrow's full day with Phoenix Daisy. So until next time........God bless.

card details:
Stamps: man of the hour (Waltzingmouse), ombre builders (PaperTrey Ink), sunset at the seashore (Just For Fun)
Paper: lost lagoon, whisper white, basic gray, hello honey
Paper Size: A2
Ink: lost lagoon, hello honey, crumb cake, soft suede
Accessories: : sailboat (large) & lighthouse with clouds dies (CottageCutz), Sunray stencil (MFT), stitched hillsides die (Lawn Fawn)

I am also entering:
1.   Amusing Challenges wants us to go masculine. 
2.  Come and Get It Challenge is Father's Day. 
3.  Crafty Calendar Challenge has a Father's Day/for a male.


  1. A great fathers day card, and a great scene altogether (love that sunshine). Thanks for joining in our Come and Get It challenge, CarolG

  2. Very nice Father's day card. It's great to see that other families celebrate events when the can. That's life and we have to do a lot. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

  3. A super Fathers Day Card Mary!! I love the scene you created! Exciting to get to spend time with Phoenix Daisy and have those memory making moments, like the tooth :)

  4. Fabulous card. I love the nautical scene. Thanks for joining in our 'Father's Day/For a Male' challenge at Crafty Calendar this month.
    Bev x

  5. Great card! My inlaws were visiting from San Fran while you are there visiting :) Thanks for playing along with my Amusing Challenge and congrats on making Top 3!



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