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Saturday, June 4, 2011

All About Dads Blog Hop -- And Giveaway!! :)

***If you are looking for the CTO Pool Party Blog Hop, PLEASE CLICK HERE***
***If you are looking for the BugBites Bug Hop, PLEASE CLICK HERE***

Welcome to the "All About Dads" Blog Hop!!

Welcome to JUNE!!  Ya know what I think of when I think of June???  Well, besides the wonderful, warm weather, I remember that it's the month when we get to celebrate Father's Day!!  Whether you celebrate your own father, your children's father, your grandfather, or a friend's father, you're gonna find some WONDERFUL projects on this hop dedicated to all the special men in our lives!!  :)

If you've hopped over from the super-sweet-and-talented ANITA, then you are in the right place! If you've just popped in to visit my blog from your dashboard or are reading this via email and would like to join us on our journey all about dads, please click HERE to start at the beginning!! :)  Remember to visit each blog (and leave a comment on each) to be eligible to win the Blog Candy Grand Prize -- A Child's Year Cricut Cartridge!  Be sure to keep your eye out though, as many participants will also offer additional Blog Hop Candy too!! :)

For my project today, I decided that I would post a gift for my dad for Father's Day...  In years past, he's asked for things like...  a money holder...  But his idea of a money holder is this:
Yes.  Seriously.  A Rubber Band. :)
So then I thought I'd get him something funny...  Or maybe a hat...  Or maybe a funny hat...  Like this visor with a full head of hair...
LOL...  He has enough of his own hair though...  :)
So finally I decided I would make him something that he would NEVER ask for...  A mini album that would remind him of what a 'Super-Dad' he is... :)
This was a lot of fun to make...  I designed the album in my Gypsy using Don Juan for the letters and the rectangles to weld to the letters...
I used chipboard for the album base...  By using multi-cut on my Cricut Expression, making these word albums is quick and easy!! :)  Sure beats the old way of tracing and cutting with an exacto knife!! :)
All of my paper is from the Creative Memories Rugged Power Palette.  I love the paper tags and paper frames that come with this set -- It really makes coordinating everything so nice!! :)
I added things like pull out tags for journaling or extra small pictures...
 Many of the photo mats double as pockets too, so memorabilia can be added (maybe some ticket stubs to Friday night's winning Pirates game...  He can even add this picture of The-Boy-Child and The-Girl-Child with their 'Wow! These seats are AWESOME! Thanks, Grandpa!!' smiles :)
We just hope he knows how much we really love him -- And even though I originally planned on giving this to him for Father's Day...  Why wait to celebrate such a WONDERFUL dad until then???  I think I'll give this to him when we hang out on Sunday...
I hope you've enjoyed my mini album made especially for the very best dad I could ever ask for...  If you have any questions, please feel free to ask...  :)  Now, before I send you off to the next hop-stop, I have some goodies for you....  Cuz what's a hop without candy???  :)

***ALL ABOUT DADS BLOG HOP BLOG CANDY***
In celebration of Getting Cricky with K Andrew's BRAND NEW Stamp Release Party, I am giving one lucky winner a set of her "Freedom Isn't Free" Art Stamps (to be delivered upon release date mid-June)...
 To be eligible for my blog candy: 
  • Please become a follower of my blog and leave me a comment answering the question: "What's the best thing about your own special Dad?"!!
For additional entries for the candy
  • You may 'like' my Facebook page (click HERE)...
  • Share a link to this post on your Facebook wall or via Twitter or even your own blog...
  • Subscribe via Email by entering your email in the box above (be sure to confirm your subscription).  
Please leave an additional comment for each 'extra' entry you complete....  If you leave your email address, I will be happy to contact you if you are the winner; otherwise, you will need to check back on Wednesday, June 8th to see if you are a winner.  No captcha here, so commenting is quick and easy!! :)


Thank you SO MUCH for stopping in to see my project today!!  I hope you are enjoying the "All About Dads" Hop!!  If you want to hop with me some more, please come back when you are finished to check out the CTO Pool Party Blog Hop and the "Grillin' and Chillin' Bug Hop" -- I have MORE Blog Hop Candy to give away on EACH of those Hop stops too!! :)

And now you're off to the delightful Jackie of Jack Rabbit Scrappin' who has a SUPER CUTE project to share with you!! :)

Here's a list of the entire hop, in case you get lost along the way or want to revisit anyone :)






All About Dads


Amy ~ You are HERE!! ~
Jackie ~ Go HERE next!!  ~

59 comments:

Georgiana said...

I sure hope Dad likes that mini album because it sure is wonderful.

Georgiana
Carson's Creations
coachfans at cox dot net

Angie said...

Although it sounds strange, I love that my dad immigrated to the US and is still has very old values. ;)

Nadia's World said...

This mini album is so awesome! I am sure your dad is going to love it!

My father passed away 2 years ago! I loved his diplomatic way of dealing with things when I was a child. I do miss him!

Nicole T.
niclax13@gmail.com

Pat N. said...

What a great mini-album! Turned out wonderful. My Dad passed when I was 26, but even in my short life with him, I learned a lot. He was a terrific negotiator and I think I picked that up from him. Thanks for the chance to win those super new stamps from Kristal!!--Pat N.

Naomi said...

Your album is out of this world!!! Beautiful..lucky dad for sure!!! I am a new follower!! I had a job finding where to comment , lol... I liked your face book page and I am going to share your blog... My dad died when I was seven but the thing I really loved most was the game of chasing us in and out of the house..there were many hiding places and a lot of screams...lol
Thank you for the chance to win!!! Keep up the awesome work!! You must be really busy for the Dads blog hop is quite a ways down the page!! Glad I met you and will be back for sure.

Naomi said...

Okay... additional comments...

Just liked your Facebook page.

Naomi said...

I thought you might want to know that I am unable to share your link on face book...it says there is blocked content... any idea what is going on?? I am trying twitter next.

Naomi said...

Ok!! Me again!!! Twitter works, it may just be Facebook...

Tami B. said...

3 totally amazing and wonderful projects. You did yourself proud this weekend.
I didn't answer your other post questions but I will this one because it's about my hero- my dad, and the best thing about him is pretty much everything!
I thoroughly enjoyed all 3 of your posts.

Lori Apgar said...

What an awesome album, although your first two gift ideas were pretty cute too!!! My dad was very wise, but did not interfere. He only gave advice when he was asked. As an adult, I appreciated that! He was always there when I needed him....I miss him so!

Jamie said...

New follower here. Great mini album. I think I'd like to try and make one for my dad for father's day. =)

My dad has such a giving heart. His generosity to help others is what makes him special.

Jamie
oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com
http://oohlalapaperie.blogspot.com

My 3 E Scrapbooking said...

Oh wow, you are a busy woman! This is wonderful! My dad was an amazing person! He made friends with everyone he met and he was a very caring, fun and attentive father! He was always a shoulder to lean on and a hug when I needed it and he was the best grandfather any little girl could ever dream of. He just passed away a few months ago and I miss him sooooo much! I'm crying here typing about it. We are skipping father's day this year because I can't stand to celebrate but I really love your mini! Sorry for getting all sad on you but you are one of my favorite blogging friends! Thanks for always sharing your amazing creations!
Amber

shersl84bed said...

First let me say, your writing is fantastic. It was fun to read.

Your dad is going to love this album. I know I do. Great job.

I am going to tell you the best thing about my kid's dad instead of my own. He went to every doctor appt, every school event, drove them to school every day and picked them up every day for all of their school years. He is the BEST dad ever.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

Darlene said...

Awesome mini! I mean "SUPER"!

The best thing about my dad is that he has seen the 'light' and is now a much better dad and grandpa that he was when I was younger. I'm so glad he is always a phone call away and always there with a helping hand.

Darlene
desaucier at bellsouth dot net

Melissa said...

Love your mini, very nicely done!

Melissa said...

I already liked your facebook page!!

Peggy Sue said...

I loved that my dad raised 10 kids and never complained!
mrsroddy4@aol.com

Kris Dietz said...

What a great mini album. My dad is my best friend -- he's always there to listen and support me. We do outtings together and just enjoy each other's company.

I'm already a follower.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I just subscribed to the email list.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Kris Dietz said...

I "like" you on FB.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Naomi said...

hahahaha, Yes, "comments" is now easy to find..this made me laugh out loud, thank you for your email , I will certianly be back for the Teacher's Hop tommorrow, actually I will be back period, you are fantastic!

Carol said...

What a great tribute to your Dad...he's going to love it!!!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great mini! The special thing about my Dad now, is only memories. He passed away, he is missed everyday.
already a follower, abusybee24atcoxdotnet

pruttybird said...

What a great mini album!! Your dad is going to love it.

My dad passed away many years ago and the best thing about him was that he stood by me no matter what.

pruttybird at comcast dot net

Christine said...

Your Dad mini album looks great!

Chris.Pickul@hotmail.com

joydee1963 said...

I am a follower,great album!!! joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

edwardsyorkies said...

I am new to scrapbooking & paper crafting so projects like this just blow me away! Especially love that the kids were able to go to a WINNING Bucs game (long time suffering fan here) and keep their smiles! Looking forward to getting lots of inspiration from you. Amy -edwardsyorkies at bellsouth dot net

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

Wow, your dad mini album is gorgeous! It really shows the love you put into making it. What a very special gift for your dad.

The best thing about my dad is he is a straight shooter, just says it like it is. You may not want to hear the truth but you can always count on him to tell you the truth. And with the truth comes good advice from years of experience.

coupondenise at live dot com

Denise-Scrapmouse said...

I signed up for your email subscription and I confirmed it too.

coupondenise at live dot com

Jenn Roseman said...

Love it!!!!! Great job!!

Angela said...

Love the Super Dad mini album! What a great gift! I am a new follower of your blog! Can't wait to see what you creat next!
Hugs, Angela
lauermaa at gmail dot com
http://angelascrafty.blogspot.com

Cathy said...

Your mini album is really nice, your dad will love it I am sure. I am new follower #394. TFS
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

I liked you on Facebook too.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

I also subscribed to your Email.
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Cathy said...

Thanks for letting share in your project, it is wonderful. Unfortunately my father passed away30 years ago and my step father passed away 2 years ago, and I have no more greand parents, But they were all amazing people!
mexicopetshop@hotmail.com

Lillian Child said...

Your blog is always so much fun - great posts and what a fabulous mini book you've created for your special dad! My dad is my rock, my mentor and my best friend. He's been there for me at every step and means the world to me.

Lisa said...

Wow, you were busy this weekend! All three of your projects have been so awesome! Your mini-album is so great. I love your design and the colors. Just a wonderful gift for a special Dad! Thanks so much for sharing :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)blogspot.com

BobbisTreasure said...

I never met my father - he was killed in a plane crash when I was an infant. Best thing? He gave me my mother and siblings!!!! They are the best.
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Sue D said...

Super album for dad! My dad was always supportive of anything I did and encouraged me to do my best.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Lynne said...

Dad is always there to support you even if what you did was wrong. His love is forever.

Lisa R. said...

Awesome album! Love all the attention to detail! My Dad has good listening ears and is there when i need to talk! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com Aslo liked you on facebook and am a subscriber. Thanks

Melanie Mason said...

Love your creations - the hat is really funny!

The best part of my dad is how loving and funny he is - I enjoy our time together!

Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win!

Melanie
melanie_mason87 at hotmail dot com

Anna said...
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Anna said...

He will love this. I really got a kick out of the hat with hair...so funny.
My dad worked so hard and loved us so much.
I am a follower.
Thanks for the chance to win.
annadowdy @ gmail dot com

thekolbes said...

Your so lucky to still have your dad I LOVE your projects for him and I bet he cherishes every moment. I was 32 when I lost my and he was only 52 and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss him. He was the most AMAZING grandpa to my boys in the world
Trish
krazykcrafters at msn dot com

AmyJRockstar said...

Wow, what a thoughtful, beautiful gift to give your dad. The thing I loved most about my dad was that he could do anything in the world it seemed. He could find a way to fix everything. I miss him so much. It's sweet that you don't wait to tell your dad how much you love him. Never wait to tell him. Keep doing what you're doing. If you get a chance I have a tribute to my dad over on my blog. Thanks for the chance to win. Love your projects and giveaways! Your blog is a party on it's own! :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I like you on FB. :0)

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I subscribe to your emails.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

AmyJRockstar said...

I subscribe to your emails.

XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
amyjrockstar at gmail dot com
http://lv2scrapandfibrofacts.blogspot.com/

Carol said...

Fantastic mini for Dad, mine is amazing because he has always been there for me, not only to every event I had but also emotionally. As an adult, I know how hard it must have been especially working nights (he is a peace officer).

Julie S. said...

I love your DAD album. It is soo great. I am a new subscriber.

Jenny V. said...

Love the album always wanted to make one. Thanks for sharing.

kathlee said...

LOVE your mini Amy! I want to try one~!!

girlia said...

As always Amy this is mini is outstanding.

Just A Pac Rat said...

Love your mini! I think I will make something like that but as a reminder of how great my dad was and what he did for future generations to see. TFS

circlebenterprises.blogspot.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

I already like you on Face book!

circlebenterprises.com

Just A Pac Rat said...

I already E-mail subscribe to your great blog.

circlebenterprises.com

Anonymous said...

my owns dad passed away 39 years ago, but the best thing i remember about him was his sense of humor. always teasing and making us laugh..sure do miss that, but hope a little bit of his sense of humor has rubbed off on me!
i'm sure your dad will enjoy his album! :-)
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

In Love with a Bug said...

I love the mini album you made. The superman tag is a really, really sweet touch. Thanks for a chance to win. Melanie
http://inlovewithabug.blogspot.com

 
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