Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Guiding Light...

Happy Wednesday!

It's my day to post for ScrapTownLady, and I thought I'd take a few minutes to honor the father's out there!  I never knew my 'real' father, but was blessed to have been raised by a wonderful 'dad', then welcomed and loved by an amazing father-in-law.  I married my best friend, over 40 years ago, and he has been the best father ever.  So, today's post is dedicated to father's everywhere!

The sentiment is computer generated, and reads "A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.  ~Author Unknown

This shows the lights out, and the little tea light all lit up!

Matching tag, made with "Hope" Elements, reads, "All of our blessings and love to you Dad".

This photo shows the set together.




Authentique's "Strong" Collection seemed so fitting for this project!

The ScrapTownLady store has the most beautiful selection of papers, ribbons, and embellishments!  Authentique is one of my favorite lines, and I hope you liked today's gift set! 

Designers Tip:  When creating a special hand made card, layout, or gift, consider a computer generated sentiment.  You can choose your font, the size, and make your sentiment as personalized as you like!

Thanks for stopping by!

ScrapTownLady Supplies:
Authentique 'Strong" 6 x 6 Bundle
Authentique 'Hope' Elements (Sticker Sheet)
Kaiser Craft Sparklets "Daffodil"
Impression Obsession Dies "Shaker Square"
Scor-Tape 1/4"
Petaloo Chantilly Velvet Hydrangeas Blue 

Other Supplies: Creations by AR Lighthouse Template, Twine, Scissors, Crystal Bead

Hugs & Blessings,
Patti J.

23 comments:

Lynette said...

Oh my gosh, Patti - what an awesome lighthouse! So very special. Great card, too.

Olga said...

WOW!!! This is amazing!!!

Scrapaddict said...

Patti this is stunning! I am a collector of lighthouses. Very nice indeed!

judkajudi said...

This is a most amazing tribute to fathers. Love your story. Thank you for following my blog!! You can be sure I will follow yours ..

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Stunning Patti!!!! That lighthouse is so amazing. What an awesome gift set.

Glittered Paws said...

What an awesome project and love the tag too - love how you showcased the papers - I am sure this will make someone happy.

KellyRae said...

Wow. What an awesome lighthouse (and a PERFECT sentiment). This is truly a wonderful tribute to dads everywhere.

Penny Duncan said...

What an amazing project....the lighthouse is stunning!!!!!

Cheryl W said...

This is just wonderful, Patti! What a terrific tribute to the dads in our lives. Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Beth Norman said...

OMgosh, how awesome. Your project rocks. I enjoyed your story too.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What an awesome lighthouse Patti. I love the papers you used and the shape of it. Looks soooo real. Very creative.

Rosie Guiher said...

Patti this is just gorgeous. Love the saying and the colors. And the tag is a really nice touch. Thanks for sharing.

Amy Johnson said...

This is so creative and fun! Love it!

Dawn Carlyle said...

Such a creative idea - just fabulous!

Glenda Atkins said...

Wow,this gift set is awesome Patti, wonderful,creative crafting!
hugs
Glenda

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow...thats a lot of cutting Patti-what a great selection of papers for you project...great job!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You always wow me when you do a 3D project! This is amazing, PJ. I am rather emotional this week myself, wishing that my brother and dad could be with us to celebrate the next generation being born. Plus, I have a new dad to honor on this special day! I am headed back for another week of cuddles.

Amanda Mertz said...

What a fantastic creation from paper! I love it and the fact that you can put a tealight in it to make it shine is awesome! TFS!

Laurie Unger said...

OH MY GOODNESS! This is fabulous!

Kris Breach said...

WOW Patti, this is just awesome!! And perfect timing too for Father's Day. My mom and dad have lighthouse decorations in their house so I just purchased this template and have a couple hours to make :) Thanks so much for stopping by Imagine That blog today!! You saved me :)
xxKris

Lynne in NI said...

W-O-W! What a fabulous project Patti!

StephC said...

My goodness, this is gorgeous! Well done!

Melissa said...

Aw, this one's sweet, Mom. It made me tear up a little, thinking about both grandpas and Dad. Dad's (and your!) love and the principals you guys raised us with really are a guiding light.