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Saturday, June 6, 2015

To Daddy, Love Lucy and Linus

Last year's card Father's Day 2014 featured Tim with our beautiful beagle boy Bailey and our sweetheart girl beagle Lucy driving in a pick-up truck. On October 28, 2014, Bailey went over Rainbow Bridge while taking a nap out on the patio. Our sadness was so overwhelming--and as sad as Tim and I were, Lucy went into a state of depression. Bailey was a tri-colored beagle, and the offspring of two champion beagles.  My thought was that I would like a new baby beagle completely different looking that Bailey since there was no other beagle that could be as beautiful. I thought I'd like a lemon beagle (very blonde coloring), a little boy puppy (I found out that neutered boys are awesome companions), and I wanted him now!  On Craig's List I found a new baby beagle--the last one from a litter of seven, he was 7 weeks old and the last one left, that needed a forever home. We had talked about names before we saw him and thought that in conjunction with Lucy, what would be another good beagle name...well, Lucy from Charlie Brown has a baby brother named Linus! We went over to see him 2 days later and saw all 7 puppies, their mom and dad, and as I sat on the floor, bombarded with baby beagles who ate my pant legs, chewed on my sneakers, took the end off my shoe lace, pulled on my ponytail, and left play marks all over my arms. A little blonde boy came over, got comfy in the space between my knees and guess what. Oh, who am I kidding...you've figured this out!!! Welcome to the family, Linus! We picked him up one week later, at almost 8 weeks old, and so this is Linus' first Father's Day!

Our two beagles love their Dad. Not only does Dad take them for a walk every single morning, he always shares the last bite of whatever he eats with them. We almost always grill our meat for dinner and the 'kids' always get a bite of it.

As the card maker in the family, I'm expected to make the Father's Day card that they sign and give to their Dad. I picked--yes, the person who makes the card gets to pick the image--this Art Impressions stamp for this year's Father's Day card.  


And here's the image close-up.


And here's the inside of the card with the poem and signed.


We love you Dad!  Happy Father's Day!

                                                                               Love,
                                                                         Lucy and Linus

Mom entered this card in these challenges:
Inky Impressions, Crafty Ribbons, The Paper Girls, Art Impressions, Art by Miran, Polka Doodles, Cute as a Button, One Crazy Stamper, Sugar and Betty's, The Sisters of Craft, Pattie's Creations, Let's Create, My Time to Craft

30 comments:

  1. What a brilliant card - love the image - the colours - the sentiment and the verse inside just bowled me over - such a special work. Love it. Thank you so much for sharing with in our 'MALE' card challenge at My Time to Craft. Annie xxx

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  2. Perfect, perfect, perfect !! Not only the card itself (which is always a toughie for the guys), but the verse inside, as well as the pawprints . . . how awesome is that, and dad had better give his furry pals an extra wedge of meat the next time the grill's heated up!! Great background papers and love the added stars. Of course, it doesn't even need to be said that your coloring/shading is "the bomb"!! Good luck in your challenges entered -- it has got to be a winner somewhere along the line, Gail.

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  3. Fun card, love the colours, thansk for sharing at crafty ribbons

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  4. Brilliant this is just great what a brilliant image just love it Love and hugs Caorlex

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  5. Fab card, thanks for sharing it with us over at Let's Craft and Create.

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  6. Lovely fun card Gail.... cute image and i love your ribbon!

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  7. What a really awesome fun card Jacqui DT Cute as a button

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  8. This is so full of fun Gail. Great image and sentiment and I like the signatures inside. Ours are the same only it is cats. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Patties Creations.
    Hugs
    Cathy DT Member
    xxxxx

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  9. This is a really fun card... Good job!
    Veronique DT Cute as a button

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Let’s Craft and Create challenge 102, Hazel, DT – hope to see you again soon.

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  11. Fabulous Gail, super design and that image is just wonderful, what a great design!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  12. Such a fab card! that image is brill...and the sentiment and poem, too.. made me smile :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Patties Creations, for our "fathers day or graduation" challenge this month, Vic... DT x

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  13. This is a wonderful Father's Day card. Thanks so much for entering it in the "Add Some Sparkle" challenge at Let's Craft and Create.

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  14. Aw, that is such a cute story of how Linus came to join your family and I just love your fun card :-)

    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  15. Excellent card!
    Nice choice of colours and such a cute image!
    Thank you for joining us at Lets Craft & Create Challenge

    Mary DT x

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  16. Beautiful Card. Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles.
    http://polkadoodle.blogspot.co.uk/

    Naz xxx

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  17. Wonderful male card!Thanks for joining in with the Crafty Ribbons Challenge this time!
    Hugs Lynsey x

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  18. Aw, that's so cool! Thanks for playing in the Ai For The Fellas Challenge!

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  19. Gail your card is wonderful! I love the paw prints :o) Thanks for joining our For the Fellas Challenge at Art Impressions!

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  20. What a fab, fun card, Gail! Thanks for joining in at My Time to Craft!

    love Mags B x

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  21. Great card and I love those paw prints!

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    1. oops - hit enter too early! Thanks for playing along with my challenge at The Paper Girls!

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  22. Great make! Thanks for sharing this with us at Polkadoodles Fathers Day/Male Card challenge.
    Jenny
    Polkadoodles DT

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  23. Thanks for playing in our "Father's Day OR Graduation" Challenge #111!
    Sandi ♥
    DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!
    and Pattie's shop
    Home of Pattieboop and Allie!

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  24. What a cute card! Thank you for playing along at Cute As A Button Stamps, “For The Boys Challenge”. We hope to see you back again soon! Francesca, Owner, CuteAsAButton

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  25. Beautifully colored and designed card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper and good luck in the monthly challenge.

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  26. Hi Gail, Beautiful card and love the layout you have created! The image is so fun and made me giggle when I saw it as I haven't come across this one before. Beautifully coloured too.
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar & Spice. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda

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  27. This is perfect for our current challenge “FATHER’S DAY OR GRADUATION” at Pattie’s Creations. What a funny image! I love how you put the paw prints inside too. Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs
    Pattie ♥
    Artist
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!

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  28. Such a wonderful card, Gail - thanks for also playing along with our June challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

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  29. Love it! A really great image and card.

    Thanks for joining us at the Sisters of Craft Challenge.

    Helen x

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