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Sunspiration: DIY: Masculine birthday rubber-stamp art

This past Friday was my FIL’s 91st birthday providing me with another opportunity to express myself creativity through my rubber-stamp art.

It brought me such joy to make this card. Inspiration in coordinating the layout and colors fell effortlessly into place with very little thought.

This is a great outdoorsy design for the men in your life. I can see this being used for many occasions.

Feel free to duplicate my results or use as a guideline to make your own one-of-a-kind card. Here’s what I used to create my design:

  • Rubber-stamp M-119 (image size 4 ¼” x 3 ⅝”) from Stampin.com.
  • White card for the image, stamped in Color Box black pigment ink.
  • Prismacolor pencils.
  • A piece of olive-green cardstock to glue beneath white card stock image
  • Next glue the two pieces directly onto a natural color pre-cut card, leaving enough room at the bottom to add your text.
  • Clear Embossing pen, Ranger Queen’s Gold embossing powder, and embossing gun for text on the front of the card.
  • Brown Marvy LePlume II pen for inside inscription

Inside of card, I lined the card with a piece of tan parchment paper to include a personal birthday wish, which I created. The sentiments speak from my heart of how I feel about this man. It read:

One who gives much; but
Expects no words of praise
One who means a lot to
friends & neighbors; but
One who for a few means…
the whole world!
Happy Birthday, Dad!


The inscription turned out beautifully.  I printed all the text, except the Happy Birthday, Dad, I wrote in cursive. I failed to snap a shot, but next time I will be sure to capture and share so you can see for yourself just how nice it works together.

In honor of my wonderful FIL’s birthday, and for his service to the United States of America during WWII I thought this song would be one he enjoyed back in the 40s…


I had the privilege of scanning many of my in-laws’ old photos several years ago. Below are a few from my FIL’s day in the service. I made slight adjustments to enhance the images but maintained much of the original appeal. Click on image to enlarge. It really makes a big difference!

Stationed in Miami, Florida
Out on the town
A visit home
A picture with Mom

What inspires you this Sunday?


Participating with…

Songs on Sundays



Friday Sillies #30 – Dads & Follow Friday Four Fill-in Fun

Welcome to week 30 of Friday Sillies! This is your chance to just go with the punches and have fun. What’s tickling your funny bone today?

With Father’s Day this weekend, I thought I’d take some jabs at Dad’s expense. Not my dad, but all Dads in general.

This was an idea, we wanted to spread around about my DH, but our DDs thought it was just too funny…


and apparently, unbelievable because it didn’t keep the boys away from either of our girls. 🙁

A small boy was at the zoo with his father.  They were looking at the tigers, and his father was telling him how ferocious they were.
“Daddy, if the tigers got out and ate you up…”
“Yes, son?” the father asked, ready to console him.
“ …Which bus would I take home?”
Submitted by Gholson D. G., Gaithersburg, Md.

Some jokes just never die, like this one…..

Abraham Lincoln once said, You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time. Do you think dad is really buying into this one?



Quotes by Bill Cosby:

A new father quickly learns that his child invariably comes to the bathroom at precisely the times when he’s in there, as if he needed company. The only way for this father to be certain of bathroom privacy is to shave at the gas station.

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia: it seemed like a good idea at the time.



This one should be dedicated to me more so than my DH. He actually gets jokes on spot…


For those Dads who are anything other than Homer Simpson carbon copies….

Happy Father’s Day to all the great Dads, especially my DH!!


Now, you wanna join the fun? Here are a few suggestions, you may want to consider…

  • Grab my Friday Sillies Blog Hop badge and display it on your blog or post. That is, if you want. I’m not gonna hold a gun on you.
  • Show me some love by FB share, Tweet, follow me… This isn’t mandatory, just something nice to do is all. I’ll be happy to do in like kind!  😀
  • Create a wacky post that’s sure to make us giggle – rib cracking videos, hilarious pictures, jokes, funny emails,…If it makes you laugh, share it! Please, keep humor clean and if you get a bit wild then kindly post a warning.
  •  Finally, I’m leaving the linky open for a full seven days from Friday to Friday. Let the laughter begin now!

Follow with me, as I hop over to Hilary’s…



1. There never seems to be time in the day to get everything done I want to do.
2. I love to do absolutely nothing at all on the weekends, except relax, relax, relax with my BFF & DH!
3. I could jump outta window on my hairiest, hectic days. It’s a good thing our house is only one level.
4. The last time I was at Wal-Mart, we spent a lot more money than I had intended, but I don’t regret it. In my self-defence, 98% of our purchase was for our DD who is trying to get back on her feet since separating from her husband.Save