Sunday, January 5, 2014

My Dad, My Anchor ~ Monday Montage

Hello and welcome back to Monday Montage!  Did you miss us?!?!  Our talented group took a short break to enjoy the holiday season with our families and friends, but we are back with some awesome projects to share with you today! 
Today happens to be my Daddy's 60th Birthday and I am happy to say I am finally wrapping up a project I've been talking about making for him for the past 2, maybe 3 years.  I just kept putting it off...for no good reason.  But I set a goal for myself ('tis the season, right?) to use my silhouette more, and this project was the perfect one to break it out again.  Keep in mind this project isn't totally finished...
...I'm still waiting to get some pictures back to hang on the handle of the oar.  This oar came from our boat, which we lost last fall in our wreck :(  My dad, hubby and boys had lots of fun crabbing trips in that boat, so this oar is a bit more special now that it is gone.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the Crabbin' Crew letters as well as the anchor.  The other images were created in MDS and fussy cut.  As soon as I completely finish the project I will post a picture for you to see!
You can't give a birthday gift without a birthday card, right?  Keeping up with the anchor theme, which is fitting because my dad is my anchor, I cut out another anchor for his card.  I LOVE the new High Tide DSP, in case you didn't notice ;-)
Supplies Used:
Paper ~ Smoky Slate, Real Red, High Tide DSP, Fresh Prints DSP
Ink ~ VersaMark
Stamp Sets ~ Remembering Your Birthday
Other Supplies ~ Silver Bakers Twine, Whisper White Embossing Powder, Mini Silver Brads, Silhouette e-cutter
Happy Birthday to the best Daddy a girl could ever ask for!
Next up is the always creative Cathy with her project for today or if you prefer to hop backwards, you can head on back to the awesome creation by Amy ...either way, just make sure you make the whole loop and don't miss any of us.  And don't forget to leave us some love on our blogs...we love hearing from you!
  Thanks for hopping along with us today!


  1. LOVE the oar AND the card!!! It's gonna be SO much fun when you have the photos hanging off the handle, too!! :)

  2. Awesome card as always! Your dad is gonna love the oar! Can't wait to see it finished.

  3. These are so cute! I love how you wrapped the twine around the anchor, and I love the crisp and clean look of this card. Can't wait to see the finished oar project. That will be a great keepsake.

  4. Fabulous Projects! What a great gift (and card). I can't wait to see a pic of the finished project!