Saturday, June 18, 2016

June Leading Lady Michele Ferguson | Take Three

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Our June Leading Lady, Michele Ferguson, is back for her triumphant third performance!  If you missed her smashing debut you must see it...CLICK HERE or her oh so tweet second performance CLICK HERE.  Today Michele takes on dapper and dashing for dad!

Without further ado, Michele....

Each year, as Father's Day approaches, I begin to miss my own Dad a bit more than usual.  So, from me and Winnie & Walter: an Ode to Dad!

Many moons ago, there was a trend to 'tie a yellow ribbon' around a tree ... a very sweet way to say you're missed.  Here I've used Scenery: Into the Woods for my tree, and Take a Bow Cutaways for the tails to my Home-made In a Word ribbon!  Can you find the hidden little heart?


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That little star carries you right to the inside sentiment:
"... is where our hearts meet!  I'm missing you today."

My Dad was a big fan of hugs and kisses - I am, too!  The paper variety get used often with In a Word: Kisses and The Big, the Bold and Friends Cutaways.  Take a Bow makes another appearance - this time the medium sized one.

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I've used papers from a favorite paper pack from Kaisercraft:  Shine Bright

For my final card today, I created a special birthday card for the father of a friend who is celebrating his 80th birthday at the end of the month.  Bless him, he still golfs every chance he can get!  Using Flawless Diamond Cutaways, I've made the perfect 'golf ball' for his card, and used another of those Bow tails for the perfect tee ... be sure you read the inside sentiment- hopefully you'll smile.


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Inside:
"You shine like a diamond, even when you're in 'the rough!'
[d.a.d. alphas are die cuts from my stash of home-made thickers]

It is a bit hard to see, but I've embossed
to add a little dimpled pattern to the base panel...
like a golf ball?  tap, tap ... is this thing on?  =]

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I hope you have the pleasure of spending a day with your own Dad on Father's Day.  How about sharing an extra hug for me, please?  and thanks so much for stopping over to my blog ... there could be a gift card in your future!!

=]  Michele


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33 comments:

  1. So inspiring, cute and pretty Masculine creations Michele ! Love them all!

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  2. Great cards! Love that clever golf card!

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  3. Love this fabulous Trio Michele :) The black white and yellow and grey work so perfectly together.
    Kate xx

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  4. Great cards for any dad.

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  5. Another fabulous set of cards, Michele! I love how you paired your papers and die cuts, and the clever way you used your bows....Stunning color combos, too!

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  6. All of your cads are terrific, Michele, but that diamond golf tee for dad is AMAZING! I LOVE it!
    Take Care!
    Michele

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  7. Fabulous cards once again!

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  8. Fantastic cards Michele and so sorry your dads not here anymore. Its not fathers. Day for a few more months yet but as I go down to stay with my parents each week I will make sure to give dad a few extra hugs for you. Hugs Aileen

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  9. Michelle, what great cards! I love your color combo a lot. I lost my mom and dad so I can totally understand missing them certain times of the year more. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.

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  10. These are all super cards, Michele - love how you kept them in the same colour combo, yet they all look so different & fabulous! Loved ones who are no longer "with" us are always missed, but no more so than on special days, like today. It's just another great opportunity to smile at the memories & love they've left behind. Big Bear Hugs!

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  11. I LOVE these wonderful masculine designs, Michele, great work!!

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  12. Oh, you clever girl! Love your paper pairings and textures and fabulous use of the Take a Bow set!

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  13. Awesome cards - especially the last one - LOVE your "golf" ball - just sheer genius!

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  14. Such super cards!! The colour scheme is so fabulous!

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  15. Your dad would be proud that he was the inspiration for your incredible cards Michele! LOVE them all. I'm a fan of hugs and kisses too ;)

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  16. You are SO clever- adore the ingenuity in using W&W products to create these designs. xx

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  17. Ooooh ... gorgeous yellow, grey, black colour combo's from Michele ... and such cool and creative use of all those yummy dies! Each week she continues to inspire! Anita :)

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  18. Love this fun color combo! And fabulous layouts on your cards!

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  19. Wow Michele, you don't disappoint that is for sure! Your cards are fabulous! I love how you used W&W products and what a tribute to your dad as well. My guys were missing their dad yesterday too. Oh and now you have that song going around and around in my mind! lol Now we tie a yellow ribbon around everything for our soldiers in combat that we are missing. "Tie a yellow ribbon around that old oak tree. It's been 3 long years and I'm still missing you...." Hugs, Brenda

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  20. These are so amazing...love the great classy designs.

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  21. Wonderful cards and full of meaning! Your Dad would be very proud. The last card is so very clever and I love the embossed background, it brings all things together.

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  22. Awesome as always! Love every one of these fabulous Father's Day cards, especially the amazing golf design!

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  23. Awesome as always! Love every one of these fabulous Father's Day cards, especially the amazing golf design!

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  24. LOVE all the masculine cards! Very fabulous!

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  25. How incredibly awesome these cards are!! Love the way Michele added details but still kept them from looking busy and they are most definitely masculine!!! Wonderfully done!!

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  26. WOW! These are amazing and so perfect, Michele!! xoxo

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  27. So clever. Love this tribute to your father. :)

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  28. WOW - ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS cards Michele!!!
    I confess, I REALLY STRUGGLE with masculine cards => I'm feeling TOTALLY INSPIRED by each & every one you have shared today, the designs and colour combos look WONDERFUL!!!
    THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION :)
    PS - Sadly my FIL and Grandfather are no longer with us, so lucky to have my Father, even though he lives far, far away ... I am going to send him a card FILLED with hugs & kisses today, THANK YOU for reminding me how much he LOVES them too, I still have a magnet on the fridge that he gave us many years ago that says it :)

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Your comments make Winnie's and Walter's tails wag in happiness.