Tuesday, June 11, 2013

TST #122 Celebration of Life...

Last week was a busy one for me and I didn't get to stamp at all.  You see I had my Dad living with me and trying to help him through the transition from his own home to a Retirement home. He did great with us.  We were able to bring his blood sugars into line and he was getting exercise and healthy meals.  Now he has moved into a Retirement facility just minutes from us. This facility is the best of the best.  My take on the place is that it is a Cruise Ship that never leaves port!    We weren't too sure how he was going to receive it all, but to our amazement we went last night, his first day there, and he was so excited.  He even told us that he would not even think about leaving!  Big sigh of relief for us, and now we know that he is safe and going to be looked after in the manner that he should be.

Now back to business.

Today at Try Stampin on Tuesday we have another great sketch challenge for you.
I decided to make my Dad's new surroundings a Celebration of Life.  With Lovely As a Tree I used the tall evergreen to represent my Dad.  Trees take so long to grow and mature and at 87 years, he has definitely grown!  Then rather than using the black around the entire piece to accent it I used two small strips.  These strips represent my Brother and I.  We are the ones that are here to look after him.
The sentiment was one from Cloud 9 Design called Simple Thoughts - Happy Birthday.  Even though it is an overall birthday stamp set I though that the sentiment was perfect for my Dad.
I finished off the inside of the card with the pine tree again stamped just to the bottom off the card.

Dad you mean so much to us and we are all so glad you are happy with your new surroundings.  See you soon...

Now it's time for you to show us what you can do with the sketch.  Do you have a special person that you would like to celebrate?  Need more inspiration?  Hop on over to TSOT blog and check out the other great Designers.

Thanks for stopping by today.  


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  1. love the colors and thanks for the inspiration

  2. What a wonderful card to give to your Dad - I'm sure he will greatly appreciate it :)