Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day! ALL the dads out there. I hope this day is creating you all some wonderful memories. Before I get any further into this post, I'd like to bring attention to my most favorite 2 guys on this planet...My husband, Mister M. and my dad, Jay! (and you see 2 more of my favorites people here too, lol).

These two guys are an absolutely AMAZING part of my life. I love them both SO much. My dad, the first man I ever fell in love with and who still allows me to be his daddy's girl and his "sweet face" . (I can't believe I typed that...I use to hate when he called me that in public) And Mister M, the man I fall in love with over and over again, every day, in fact :-).

Sticking with this whole Father's Day theme of the day, I have to share something with you. I took a walk on the wild side, with respect to my scrapbooking hobby :-). (Cheryl will be glad) I actually did a mini album...acrylic at that, for Mister M. Ok, let me just go on record and say that doing an acrylic album is something I've wanted to do for quite some time. But now that I've done one, I am OVER it! lol. It was pretty challenging...something about the pages being clear and me being anal, LOL. ANYWAY...It took me about 7 HOURS to do the darn thing. I took a few breaks to eat or go potty or whatever. But I clocked about 7 hours on this puppy.

Let me just say that it was worth EVERY bit of stress that I experienced. Jayla gave it to her daddy this morning, saying that it was something WE made for him...ahem, WE? :-) By the 1st page, he was in (happy) tears. So I guess it's safe to say that he liked it, lol.

Wanna see it? (NOTE: I'm not sure if you can click on the pictures to make 'em bigger. But give it a try)

Supplies used: ScrapWorks 6"x6" scalloped acrylic album, Cloud9Design "Paisley Park After Dark Downtown" paper, Bassill Collections "Candy Apple" Itty Bitty Blossoms flowers & Bazzill Basics Paper flowers (Primula Brown)

That's it! Not too bad, huh? Like I said, Mister M. was very appreciative of the album and he even had a confession to make. He confessed that, although he gives me a hard time about taking SO many pictures and about the whole scrapbooking thing; he's glad that I do it. He says he enjoys being able to look back at special moments in our lives together, that I've preserved.

And these pictures obviously really made him all warm and fuzzy :-). He couldn't help but smile (and cry) at some of the pictures I found of him and his favorite little girl. I had no idea I had so many pictures of them together. I'm real pleased with how the album turned out.

Anyway, that's about it for me today. Again, I'd like to wish all the guys out there, a happy Men's Day and all the fathers, a Happy Father's Day. Enjoy the rest of your weekend! Toodles!


jacki jones said...

Your book turned out great! I can see why it made him warm and fuzzy.

LuvJones said...

Thats awesome! My hubby did the same thing! Me and Bre took pics and I think it just hit him all over again...sweet...we can still put that "magic" in the air!

Lynilu said...

What a nice book and a sweet gift for Father's Day.

Happy (belated) Father's Day, Mr. M!

Cheryl Wray said...

That is SO wonderful that M loved it so much!! He sounds like such a great guy and Dad!

And i just LOVE that picture with him and your Dad. Those are two handsome guys, and you are lucky to have them both!!

We spent Father's Day at a softball tournament in Tennessee..but Delaney gave Gary a great gift. They won the tournament! :-)

Babydoll said...

Cute pictures and I really love the book!!

Jude said...

Dawn your album came out so beautfiul!! I know Dh loved it, and that was so sweet of him to let you know he appreciates it all!! Love your little nickname, great picture too of the three of them together!!

Gretchen said...

That is one fabulous album, Dawn. What a lovely tribute to the relationship between Jayla and her daddy.

Love the picture of all your peeps...I mean pups/peeps.


Renee said...

Cute album. I love your blog header. Did you do it? It is really cute. Can you do mine?

Brown English Muffin said...

This is such a beautiful idea...I will definitely HAVE to try it!!

Did I tell you we got the package and I love the swim suits...something tells me I've told you already...but not sure!

TanishaRenee said...

Your dad and your DH really favor each other- ever notice that?
I love his reaction to your mini, it makes that 7 hours so worth it!

Love the new look of your blog!

TanishaRenee said...

forgot to say the album turned out great!

Veroncia said...

Mr. M's album is awesome, I can see why he got all warm and fuzzy. That's why we spend all this money and all this time on this hobby; for the memories. Great job.

Monogram Queen said...

Awesome post and even awesomer gift for Mr. M. I don't scrap but would if I had the time. I've got a mini-album Cheeky made for me last Christmas of Madison and I treasure it so~

Tammi said...

what a dig-bat I am....I was gona add you to my faves.Anybody that gets as excited about scrapbooking as "I" #1 in my books!!!
Your totally creative chi-a-dee!
I may not be REAL creative,but I AM addicted to scrapping!lol
Nahhhh,I suppose I am a tad you got me wanting to flaunt my cool pages!lol
Headed on over to add you to my list of faves if that's OK with you,hun.