Sunday, May 15, 2011

Simply Sunday Challenge: Retro Daddy!!! Father's Day Cartridge

Father's Day Cartridge: Giveaway Prize

Hi everyone! I hope each of you are having a blessed and awesome Sunday! Ever notice the best things happen on Sunday?! It's a time of rest, recuperation, and enjoyment. Sports games, sales, time with family, long naps.....
I want to welcome you to another Simply Sunday Challenge. I've decided at this time, since I only had 2 design team members to move the challenges to every other week. I decided that because I didn't want my two sweet girls having a committment every single week. They were awesome--and willing to do each week, but I want their experience to be nothing but amazing, and I think giving people more is always best. We have decided to add to our team, so there may be a time soon, where it goes back to once a week and we rotate.
Now....we all know how important our fathers are, whether they be earthly, biological, happily placed, or heavenly. We also know men are special creatures God created; they are often very different than women. Usually men are simple at heart, if you pay attention, it usually is easy to see what they like. My father is no exception. He is a simple man, and by that I mean that in the VERY highest way possible. A simple man is my dream for my two young boys, and if you've ever heard this song by Lynard Skynard you will be able to see why. I even made a layout that was published called Live Simpy that focused on this song, and my dreams for my two young boys; I wrote my wish for them in a small letter and placed them in envelopes in the layout. You can see that layout right here below and listen to the song, if you desire. You can just hit play and then scroll down to see all the rest of the post/projects.
A simple kind of man, woman, person, that's my ideal person. I think it's a good thing to appreciate the simpleness in not only our fathers, but to instill in our young children. Being simple is amazing to me, and it's something that takes CARE and EFFORT to be. Live simply, dont' collect excess, always tell the truth, follow your heart, live your dreams, treat others with kindness, respect your parents even if you don't always agree with them, take time with your family, spend time with your children, smile at those you meet, say hello, be a person of your word, don't be selfish or greedy, focus more on others than yourself. Kind of simple isn't it? Why do we make it so difficult? Im not sure, but if you really STOP and think about living your life simply--it will take effort, but you will be happiest in your life you have ever been. It's like finding yourself as a child again.

I'd love to say more, but I need to get this challenge on the road! I have some wonderful projects my DT has created. I also have a video tutorial for you on my very simple card. I invite  you to play along in the challenge with any project you want to create using ANY materials you want. I do NOT work for and am not endorsed by PROVOCRAFT, so you do not ever have to use a cricut cartridge if you don't have it or don't want to. You can use ANYTHING you want. I just happen to love my Cricuts and my new Sillouhette, and my stamps, and my markers, and my embellishments, and my inks, and well....pretty much anything crafty!!! Have a blessed and simple day thinking about what it means to Live Simply....slowing down to the speed of LIFE. As always, remember, I'm praying for you and rooting for you! Create something beautiful to your soul today!

Retro Daddy Card by K Andrew
Supplies: Father's Day Cricut Cartridge (Provocraft), Textured Black Cardstock (Walmart), White smooth cardstock (Bazill), black side stitch ribbon (Creative Imaginations), Black Pen (Zig), White Gel Pen (Marvy Uchida)
Daddy O by Jen Holton
Jen is our fabulous guest designer this week; didn't she rock out this challenge?

 Peace, Daddy! by Kathy of The Three E's 
oh my goodness look at this peace lovin' daddy! sooo cute!

Wow what a cool vintage card--what dad wouldn't love this?

Please remember if you have time this week, to stop by and leave my designers some love. They work so hard each week. I'm going to have them choose one commenter from their Simply Sunday post and I'm going to do surprise giveaways from them...I want them to be encouraged--they are so amazing!

**I will announce winners of Sew Fabulous Challeng next Saturday--I'm going to start annoucing the winners on Saturday nights!**

Challenge Details:
*Create ANY project with a father or retro theme (open to your interpretation) using any materials
*Please type in my blog link somewhere on your post or photo so Inlinkz will accept your link
*Please state this is for Getting Cricky's Simply Sunday Challenge
*Make as many projects as you want
*Grab by badge if you will to post on your blog
*Link up by Saturday May 28'th at midnight
*Winner receives the Father's Day Cartridge, Guest Design Spot & Blinkie
*Spread the word, so everyone can play along