Friday, June 17, 2011

More Father's Day...

Supplies: Papers & stamps from Bo Bunny;
Sentiment circle from Studio G;
Vintage Photo Distress Ink; Versamark; Pirate Gold EP

Supplies: Papers from My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist;"
'happy' alphabet stamps from Inkadinkado; Palette Noir ink;
star strip & 'father's day' from Bella Blvd;
glitter paper from Colorbok; star die from My Favorite Things

Supplies: Papers & clock stamp from Bo Bunny;
sentiment from Kaisercraft;
Antique Linen & Black Soot distress ink;
wooden clock from stash; brown button from Basic Grey; bamboo thread

Supplies: Paper & keyhole stamp from Bo Bunny;
Car images from Graphic 45;
Sentiment from Studio G;
Antique Linen & Black Soot distress ink

Supplies: All papers & cars from Graphic 45;
Father's day stamp from Kaisercraft;
stamped with Versamark & embossed with detail black EP

Supplies: This card makes me dizzy ;)
Papers all from Basic Grey "Life of the Party;"
Tool stickers from Recollections;
Labels 4 Nesties for sentiment;
sent. from Kaisercraft;
stamped in Versamark & embossed with white EP;
'screw' brads from ancient stash
Sunday is Father's Day - unfortunately hubs has to work that day, and leave early in the morning, so the kids will have to cram their celebration into a pretty short period of time. They really don't like doing things on the "wrong" day, so suggesting that we celebrate Saturday wouldn't fly. However, Saturday morning they'll be with Dad, Saturday afternoon we're driving to Moncton for a surprise...the circus! They know we're going to Moncton to pick up some gifts, but so far they don't know we're going out for supper - and they won't know about the circus until we arrive. Fun! It's pretty common for kids with autism to dislike {hate} surprises - but these two love them. Good surprises, that is...not 'surprise! You're going to the dentist!' lol. The last time we successfully pulled off a surprise trip was to see Monster Trucks. I thought for sure they would lift off their seats with all the joyous flapping.

We saw this particular circus troupe two years ago right in Amherst, and they did actually perform here last night, but free tickets in Moncton? Not much of an arm-twister to go for that. I'm hard-pressed to say which the kids enjoyed most, the animals or the clowns. With any luck we'll get some photos - heck, with any luck we'll remember the camera.

Anyway, that long digression was simply to say though they won't really think of it as a Father's Day celebration, taking them to see everything & anything is one of the things their dad has always done for them. He plans all sorts of neat things, and they've seen so much because of him. Whether or not it's on the actual day, it's still our Father's Day celebration. Happy Father's Day, Rob :) (Ha! Like he'll actually read this! LOL)



JJ Bolton said...

Great job on all of your cards! Love all the vintage masculinity:) I'm still working on my cards, but they keep coming out so girly! Ack!

Too bad your husband have to work but hope you all have fun at the circus!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, sounds like your weekend will be FUN!! The circus?? Cool!! Have a super time and I hope that everything goes smoothly.

And your FD cards are all awesome. You've really been rocking those lately!!!! Good for you :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous group of Father's Day cards, your colours and papers are awesome! Hope you have fun at the circus!

C said...

Wonderful Father's Day cards!!