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10 October 2010

Dad, part three!

The fun ain't over yet, folks! Here are three more:

You gotta love my dad's outfit here! I love the way his hat and socks match :)  Hooray for the early 80's -- this is probably '83 or so. That's my little shoulder in the left corner.

This layout is actually really, really simple -- three patterns from one American Crafts line (the crafty one, whatever it was called), some dotty Thickers, Maya Road chip pennants, and some twined-up buttons. The stitching is all done by pen, and I thought it was gonna take for-EV-er, but it was really only a few minutes.

Flashback a little further:

Ah, youth. This photo's from about 1974 or so. The smoking dog's name was Blue Boy, and I hear he was a really great dog, and that he really liked me when I was a baby (a few years later than this photo, thank you very much), but I was too young to remember him. Smoking must've been his only bad habit!

This layout features mostly Basic Grey Nook and Pantry papers, along with Studio Calico alphas and a Sassafras Indie Girl banner sticker. The tape bits up top are Tim Holtz, and the brown music tape down below is 7gypsies. This is the kind of layout that would be so easy to do over and over -- but it would look different every time! Nice.

FINALLY (are you so super tired of my dad yet??):

My fave by far! This is the oldest photo we have of my pops, and it's probably from the late 60s or maybe 1970, right after he finished high school. The bike is awesome, the hair is awesome, and I really, really wish I could get those shoes in my size! (You can probably see them a little better if you click on the photo. They're amazing.)

This is the grungiest design, featuring some old Basic Grey (Recess, I believe), plus some Studio Calico and October Afternoon. I spritzed the kraft cardstock with navy Glimmer Mist, and then I had a happy accident -- I stamped the title with these old Making Memories foam letter stamps and some white acrylic paint -- they went on white, but then the navy mist bled into them for a cool blue. I accented the letters, the die-cut framing the title, the stapled-twine divider and the edges of the page with some antique-y goldish paint for some added flair.

So there you have it -- hooray! Well, actually, I also made him a simple album, but the pictures aren't great (forgot until the last minute to take them). Oh, and in case you'd like to recognize him if you run into him on the street, here he is at the party:

The hat, vest, and necklace were my grandma's idea -- he looked quite stylish, no?

Time to move on, I think. I have some new layouts and some cards, too -- now, if only I could find the camera-battery charger, we'd be in business!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out this (long!) post -- have a great day.


Meg said...

A smoking dog?!?? That does put the ass in class! I love that fun layout--I may have to be stealing it for cardland soon!

The Bad Boy one is super cool too-I love all the grunginess and the happy accident with the white ink and navy mist.

But oh, how I truly love the day at the park! Those patterns and colors just make me happy! And the banner! And the "very stylish" addition! And the buttons! And the two nestie labels! Fantastic job!

And it looks like your dad was certainly enjoying his party!!! What a great daughter you are. :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Ang, these are AWESOME!!! The smoking dog one is hilarious and I'm definitely going to be putting that tissue tape into my shopping cart! I LOVE the first one with the banner, the awesome use of twine and fresh colours. The bike photo is just fantastic and I can see why you want a pair of those shoes!

Your dad definitely looks like he had the time of his life. :D

Liz Michaud said...

Great layouts! Love the stamping on the 'bad boy' layout. And the smoking dog is super funny! The hand stitching turned out so great too... it really pops.
Thanks for my kit btw... its awesome! Going away this weekend but I wish I was styaing home to play with it!!!