Sunday, June 19, 2011

Father's Day - You've Got the Beat!

This is the card I made for my dad for Father's Day. I got super lucky when it comes to dads and have been a "daddy's girl" for most of my life. 

One time when I was 14 he was at a conference in San Francisco. He flew me up there for the evening and took me to listen to jazz and to go swing dancing. That was the most extravagant thing that he ever did, but he did take me on regular dates. Apparently he got some advice from someone that said when I got to be a teenager, that he should start to "date me" so that I knew what it should be like to be treated kindly and correctly and with propriety. He opened doors for me and brought me home on time (whenever mom wanted him to). It worked. I never let a man push me around or disobey my parents or put me in compromising circumstances. So I wanted to pass that on to you! My dad taught me the start of how I should be loved. And now I have an amazing husband who loves me more than I could imagine. It all started with my dad treating me the way that he wanted me to be treated when I was older. So thank you daddy-o!

He also taught swing dancing for a while so this card was perfect for him! 

You've Got the Beat
I embossed the background with music notes, but you can't really see it.




Pat N. said...

Courtney, that is adorable! And what a nice thing your Dad did for you growing up. Happy Father's Day, Jim!--Pat N.

Amy said...

Such a super cute card Court!!

bonnie said...

Oh Court what a cool card and a sweet story, have a wonderful day sweetie :) Hugs x

Melanie Makes said...

Happy Father's Day Jim! I am sure you won't be to upset with Court. I could see myself doing the same thing. Great card!

lois said...

loved the card, loved the comments, love my Son, your Dad. xxoo Grammy

DIANA L. said...

SUPER CUTE CARD. I love that cart. What a wonderful story to share. That is great way to teach a young woman how to be treated. Happy father's day JIM.

Emily said...

What a sweet story and great card! Have a wonderful day :)

Sherrie K. said...

What a sweet story:) I just love your jazzy card!! TFS!
Sherrie K

Anonymous said...

Courtney, we did the same thing with our twin daughters. I saw an article about it and wanted my husband to do the same thing. My girls are now 20 and they know the qualities to look for.

Great card for your dad. I'm sure he really enjoyed it today.

Mary R.
Chattanooga, TN

Brenda H. in Sunny California said...

That is a wonderful story Courtney. That is a very special memory that I'm sure you not forget. I'm sure you will pass that onto your children too. I was a daddy's girl too.

Doris P. said...

That is an awesome story and an example dads should follow. my dad took us camping and I have loved camping ever since... I really need to get this cartridge!

June Houck said...

Court, this is the sweetest post I have ever read. I actually am Geary-eyed! I am hi-jacking a local Internet here in port at Ketchikan, so I may get kicked off....xo June

Anonymous said...

My dad did the same thing and my husband does the same thing for our daughters. We both seem to have had the best dad and the best husbands in the world. Your card was awesome too.

Jennifer said...


That's so sweet about your dad!!! :) I'm sure he loved your card!

Thank you so much for sharing!

Crafty hugs,

partridgelu at yahoo dot com

Amanda said...

This is cute! No, my crafty stuff is not all out yet. My DH is making me finish the rest of the house first. :) But, I am almost there. I am hoping to have it all done by the weekend so I can start. You don't know how ready I am!! :)