Saturday, August 31, 2013

Honor your Father and Mother

Today is the last day of the month and I am here to welcome you to my Crafters of Faith card! The Crafters of Faith blogging group is a joyous blending of Christian friends ~ joined together to fellowship, share our faith, build friendships and craft together!  

I am the hostess for August and this is the challenge I posted:

Memories of Mom and Dad! Exodus 20:12 “Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you.

Even though my parents have been gone for close to 20 years, I still have wonderful memories of both of them. Some of you may have one or both of your parents still an active part of your lives and for others, the memories are what we hold close. So--what can you create on your card that reminds you of you mom or dad or both of them? A site from a family vacation? A hobby--music, gardening, literature, art, etc.? A favorite food? Your mom cooking? Your dad spending time with cars? Or vice versa . Create a card that shines of the memories that honor your father and mother.

Enjoy this trip back in time--or maybe it is just a few steps back of a recent memory. Tell us in your blog post about your card, the memory it unlocks and a bit about your parents if you want to share. I cannot wait to see all of the wonderful memories you create and post on August 31st. Have Fun getting inky!

I grew up on a farm in Central Wisconsin, as many of you who read by blog know.  We were a dairy farm and as a typical farm, we had a windmill.  It was not an active one--but it did turn all of the time.  We also had flowers that grew along the bottom of the frame.

That is one of my favorite memories of the farm where I was raised and it still is there as far as I know.  A few years ago, a cousin from Germany came to visit, and we drove to show them the farm--there stood the windmill!

Image/Sentiment—Northwoods Stamps--Windmill
CardstockGina K Ivory; Stampin' Up Close to Cocoa and Creamy Caramel; Creative Imaginations Patterned Paper

Ink—SU Close to Cocoa 

Accessories—Jute; Brown Button; Spring Flower Soft; SU Ticket Corner Punch

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you do check out the other creations that honor our parents from the wonderful ladies in the Crafters of Faith group! The blog list is on the left side--please check out all of the cards.


MiamiKel said...

Oh Barb, such a soft and serene card you've created here! I absolutely love the background paper choice as well,it matches the windmill to perfection. This card exudes peace and tranquility, all that He hopes we'll find each day :) Loved reading about your farm life! :) Blessings, friend!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Barb, this is such a striking card. Love the barbed wire paper and the awesome windmill image... and of course, the soft flowers at its base! WOW!!

Your theme was wonderful this month!

Judy McMullen said...

Hi Barb! What a wonderful tribute this cards is to your parents and your rural background! Love the barbed wire patterned background paper paired with that wonderful windmill image and the beautiful flowers!! Such a great theme you chose for the Crafters of Faith theme for this month!!

Gael said...

Lovely card, Barb! I am especially enamored with the barbed wire background

Zella said...

Barb, your card is lovely...but your memory is even more beautiful!! Love your card and your heart.

Darlene said...

What a wonderful card, Barb! I think it captures perfectly the scene you've painted in my mind with your story. There's something steady and reassuring about a windmill, always there, turning away, no matter what. Your card is beautiful. Thanks for a great challenge this month. I've really enjoyed it.

maryrose said...

Beautiful card, Barb! I love the Flower Soft at the bottom of the windmill...the perfect touch! Thanks for being our hostess this month! Blessings, friend!

Liz Williams said...

Barb, this was such a great challenge this month not only because it honored our partents but it was so great hearing those treasured details of our lives that our parents have influenced. I love this windmill. I lived in a rural area and they will always hold a special feeling of home for me as well.

:: BlueInks :: said...

What a great idea you had to put Flower Soft on the bottom of your image! It looks great. I like your card and am glad that the mill is still standing.