Hello friends! I hope you are enjoying a relaxing and refreshing weekend! Today is a special day in our family... it's the day God gave us the gift of our first grandchild, Nathan, 16 years ago! Nathan is one of the greatest joys in our lives, and we love him so much! I made this card for him, because he and his dad have been rebuilding a 1949 GMC Pickup together for the past year or so. It's really coming along nicely, but it has been a HUGE job! It's been a great experience for them though... working together to restore something that will be extremely special when it's done!
I couldn't find a stamp or digi on the fly that looked like their truck, so I found this free public photo on line, converted it to black and white (mainly because my color printer can't seem to get colors anywhere near right)! I then used a Darice embossing folder on both my blue and white panels, matted with black, and stamped the multi-word sentiment that's from an older Anna Griffin set where each word is separate and therefore allows many different special relationships to be stamped.
For those of you who are familiar with Duck Dynasty, you'll also "get" the inside sentiment.... the Happy! Happy! Happy! I had to do that since Nathan is also a big fan of that show.
Here is the inside, also computer generated in Publisher:
I thought you might enjoy seeing their truck in progress. These pictures were taken at Christmas, not really with the intention of showing the truck, but rather a"hunt" Nathan had for one of his presents. I know the truck still doesn't look very together, but believe me, they have come a LONG way! At least the cab is on the frame now!
As you can see, it's been sanded and primed, inside has been painted, and the doors are being primed after repair.
The whole family had more fun this Christmas giving both Nathan and his Dad various parts for the completion of the truck. This is the new grill! (sorry about the blurry shot)
Happy Birthday Nathan!!! We love you and are so proud of you!!! Now we'll be praying for your driver's test tomorrow!!!
Thank you all for stopping by! My blog candy has been shipped to my next chosen recipient... Maxine! Stay tuned as I will be doing it again... choosing at an unannounced time from my faithful commenters, and gifting them with some of the overflow of blessings I have and want to share!
Thank you too to all who sent messages, cards and prayers during the illness and loss of my Mother In Law. We will miss her, but we don't grieve as those who have no hope! This is the beginning for her.... not the end!