Thursday, May 15, 2014

Not A Tie!

My dad was a Southern Baptist preacher. For Christmas, Father's Day and his birthday, he always received ties. One year, I bought him a man's "muscle" shirt with Mickey Mouse on the front and... He. Loved. It! Wore it every weekend! I just made myself miss my dad! :( 

Anyway, this digi stamp set called Not A Tie! from DeeDee's Digis brought back those memories of his receiving tie after tie after tie. On top of that... he didn't like cheap ties either... if you were planning to gift him a tie... it best be top quality! I can understand that. He was up in front of a congregation every Sunday... all eyes on him. 

So this is the card I made with this digi stamp set:
The sentiment is part of the stamp set and I just cannot tell you how much I love stamp sets that come with sentiments! Love! Them! This is for the second of two progressive challenges I am posting today. This is for DeeDee's Digis May Digi of the Month Challenge. I am a follower of this blog. The blog layout I use does not allow me to list challenges on a sidebar. Instead, I display badges and / or links here. All the supplies are from my long-hoarded stash... :-\ ... I fussy cut the ties... because it was super easy to do! lol And layered them above a black wax jewelry thread I bought back in 2007 only because it was $1 but I had no idea what it was until my friend, Maria, came over late last year and told me that's what it was! Ha! Here's a close up of what I did:
I thought myself VERY clever! I colored the ties like this because I remembered having some paper that looked very masculine with these same colors. What I did not remember is that obviously I'd used it because I could not find it! Or it's just in such a safe place that I will find it when I am looking for another paper I thought I had. I really, really need to chose my paper first and then color the image! I just cannot seem to learn that! :-\
Thanks for stopping by! :)


  1. Ema, this is a great card for some guy that loves ties. Love the papers even though they are not the ones you wanted to use. I have the same problem of not being able to find my paper or some other supplies. ARGH!! I loved hearing your story about your Dad and it made me laugh because my Dad hated ties. If he had to put on a tie he said he felt like he was being choked. No matter which way they felt about ties we were extremely lucky to have them for the time that we did. I always feel sad about not having my Dad with me any longer, but then I think of something we did together or something he said and I actually laugh out load. I feel that as long as we talk about them daily they are never gone. Well I wish you a great day and want to thank you so much for playing along with us here at Deedee' DOM challenge. Hope to see you again next month.

  2. Ema, this is fantastic! Love how you "strung up the ties" with the wax cord. Your DP's and design elements are just perfect on this. Love me some Buttons! LOL.

    Great card hun, I'm sure your dad will love this!

    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  3. Great! I love all the buttons on here and the way you strung the ties. Fabulous card for any guy.
    Loved your story about your dad too! Fun memories.
    Thanks for joining us at Deedee's Digis!

  4. What a great card, and I love how it brought back some treasured memories of your dear father! I love the fun colors and buttons! Thanks for playing along with Deedee's May challenge!

  5. Such a fantastic card, Ema! I love all the wonderful masculine textures you used on this. The black wax cord makes a perfect line to hang those ties on, too. I love when making a project brings up precious memories, and I thank you for sharing a little about your dad with us. Thank you, too, for joining us this month at Deedee's Digis! Your new digi will be coming soon! :-)


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