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Saturday, June 16, 2012

INVENTORY CHALLENGE #86-Fathers Day

Good morning/afternoon/evening!  Today is what was suppose to be Inventory Challenge #86.  Remember, I'm continuing with the challenges without the rest of my team.  Today is a Fathers Day card.  Now, that presented me with a dilemma.  My dad passed away last year.  I miss him terribly.  I didn't even think I could make a card except for my husband.  But I wanted to honor my dad in some way.  When I saw Ducky in the just before last group of Magnolia-liscious stamps I just KNEW I was on to something. 
I have a story to tell.
When we were really little my mom worked nights and my father took care of us after he got home from work and on the weekends.  It must of been a really special occasion because Pam (5), Me (4), and Cynthia (2) were all dressed up in our Sunday best dresses, lacy socks, and Mary Janes.  He took us out to a fancy restaurant that evening.  WHAT HE DIDN'T KNOW is that when we were walking in Pam, myself, and my little sister (one after another) would waddle like ducks, flapping our arms every time dad looked away while the hostess was escorting us across the restaurant to our table.  All of the patrons at the other tables were chuckling as we passed by.  Pam must have had a quick eye because every time dad would turn around to see what was going on we would stop.  Perfect little angels that we were.  Pam was quite the instigator, wasn't she?  Hence the duck. 
Without further hesitation I would like to share with you my HAPPY FATHERS DAY MEMORIES card.  (I apologize for this being a day late.  For some reason I could not get on the internet to post it.  It crashed right when I was ready to add the picture) Love, Elle



12 comments:

Karen said...

What a cutie! I love it! : )

Barb Hardeman said...

A very sweet card Elle, and a very touching story! Happy Rather's Day memories to you! Blessings and hugs, Barb <><

Paper Tails said...

This is too adorable! Very sweet.

Karen

Kelly Neis said...

Those memories are so dear, I love the duck waddle story, you made a beautiful card for your father, you are a wonderful daughter!

Sharon said...

Oh Elle, what a delightful story. Such wonderful memories. I too lost my Dad last year and will spend each and every Father's Day thinking of him with fond memories. He is sorely missed! Hold onto your memories dear, sounds like you also have special ones. Warm hugs, Sharon xx

Rene said...

This is just ducky! Hahaha, I'm so punny!
Fabulous card Elle!
Rene :D

NGCARDS said...

Lovely creation hun and a wonderful story :) xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

Fun and cheerful card Elle. It's not easy to do an animal card, but yours looks awesome :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

HANDMADEBYGINA said...

Cute. Love the story. Thanks for sharing

Doreen Horats, Clayton said...

Your card is so sweet, Love the duck.
Have a super great day.
Blessings Doreen

Angela said...

So adorable Elle! Lovely card and sentiment. hugs, Angela

Linda said...

Oh my how cute is this!!!!! Love the design and the image is so so adorable!!!!! way to go Ellen gorgeous work!!!!!