Saturday, May 29, 2010

Jugs #35 - Dry Embossing Challenge

Time again for another JUGS challenge and I'm the hosting this week! It was a wild card so I choose dry embossing for the challenge. Little did I know how crazy busy this week would be. My Dad officially retires Monday, but that is a holiday, so yesterday was his retirement party. He has been the county engineer for over 26 years and has worked at the county highway department for over 39 years. It was a very nice celebration and he got to see so many people that came out to congratulate him.

I've been working on a scrapbook of him from his childhood through now and spent many days working on this. Well.....I thought I had this all figured out and ordered the prints from Scrapping Simply late Wed night. She guarenteed that they would be here overnight, but something went wrong and the time the post office told her they would be here was incorrect. They were to arrive Friday morning.....just in time. I even called our local post office and had them hold our mail. When I went up yesterday morning to get them they weren't there and in fact they couldn't find the package anywhere. The postmaster finally tracked the package down and it was in St. Louis. We live about 2 1/2 hours from St. Louis and it was 10:00 in the morning and I had to be at this celebration by 11:30. I couldn't drive and get the package, but we figured something out and to make this long story shorter, we finally got the package via the Bee Line Express and one very nice worker at the St. Louis Post Office around 4:00 yesterday afternoon. It turned out great and I quickly put it together so he could still have it yesterday. Needless to say it was one busy and crazy week.


I did manage to get my card finished for JUGS. My Mom made the beautiful flower that is the focal point. It is actually a pin and she is sending this as a retirement card for a dear friend that is retiring from teaching next week. She is also my God Mother too. I embossed the background with a cuttlebug embossing folder. I love the bright summery colors. So give the challenge a try. Just link your project up on the JUGS blog .

Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend. We don't have many big plans. We have a wedding reception to attend tonight and then I think we are sticking around close to home.....maybe some swimming at the neighbors, but other than that it will be pretty low key and that is the way we like things around here. Hope everyone has a wonderful holiday weekend!

9 comments:

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous! I love the colors you've used, and I am sure your godmother will love it! Wow, what a story, too....someone in the post office really went beyond the call of duty!

Stampin' Pam said...

ALicia this is stunning- what a great focal point! So happy that you finally got everything for you dad - what an amazing career. SO very thoughtful of you to create that keepsake for him.

Maria Levine said...

Congrats to you dad! Beautiful card

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Alicia! Such a pretty flower. Congrats to your Dad :) Thanks so much for the embossing challenge!

Gwen said...

beautiful card & love3, love that flower!!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Congrats to your dad! I love your wonderful card! The layered floral tissue is stunning!

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

Your dad is lucky to have such a caring and thoughtful daughter, I bet he appreciated all the effort. Lovely card !

Melissa said...

Very pretty. I especially love the flower from "Mom".

Lisa Kind said...

Wow! What an ordeal! Glad you were able to accomplish your task for you dad...I'm sure he loved it! Your card is beautiful! Love the flower that Mom made...great idea to create a pin! Lovely card!