Sunday, September 14, 2014

Happy 85, Dad ❤ !!!

I did a day trip on Friday, and flew to Buffalo, NY(about 700 miles from Virginia), to visit my dad for his 85th birthday!!  I flew out at 7am and returned at 9pm...just enough time to go to lunch with him, my mom, 2 of my sisters, and my daughter, Hannah and her husband Nic and hang out a while with them all before going home to my family tending to Noah in my absence.  I made this card for his birthday...
I finally got to use some of my number dies...three sets to be exact, along with a sentiment die from Papertrey Ink.  I chose a rainbow of colors mixed with thin strips of black...thought it looked did my dad!!  He said the different colored stripes represented the different seasons and times of his life...oh, my dad thinks like me...or is it I think like him?!  I die cut the panel underneath the "85" with 2 different sets and sizes of numbers.  The "Happy" was swiped on a versa mark pad and clear embossed(you COULD use glossy accents, but versamarking/clear embossing dries faster...and gives the same effect!  Here's a close up....
Here's a pic of my family at our favorite doughnut shop (Paula's Rocks!!)...dessert after's become tradition...we laughed so hard...had so much fun...notice my doughnut on the bottom left with my large coffee waiting to be devoured...along with the box of doughnuts I took home to Virginia...shared the love:)!!
I LOVE YOU, happy I was able to be there to share this milestone with you❤!!

Thanks for visiting me today!! Hugs!! Lisa


  1. So glad you got to go visit and take this lovely card to your Dad.

  2. Great card and you gave your dad one of the best gifts by being there with him on this milestone :) Love the family photo and yeah for plans that let you do all of that in one day!

  3. Oh I am so glad you got to go see your dad for his birthday. Your families smiles say it all! His card is fabulous Lisa.

  4. Love this card and will save it for inspiration! Thank you! I also wanted you to know that I CASEd your "heartfelt thanks" card for PaperCrafter's Corner Magazine Monday challenge. Again, thank you!

  5. Such a privilege Lisa - to be able to celebrate such a special birthday together! Something I miss so much being so far from my family.
    Congrats to your father... you really made him a special birthday card!

  6. Happy birthday to your dad Lisa. I love all the colors in the 85. Wow.

  7. Happy birthday to your dad! How nice that you were able to spend such a wonderful day with your family. And your dad's card is fantastic! Love all those white-on-white number die cuts then that very bright "85!" Great card. Bev

  8. What a lovely family occasion Lisa, happy 85th to your dad....great age and he looks so well on it!!!
    Your card is gorgeous and colourful as always xx

  9. Fabulous card! I may CASE it for my brother-in-law's 80th birthday next month :)


I so appreciate your comments...thank for taking the time to write:)!! Hugs!! Lisa