I made a Father’s Day card this year for my dad.

You can learn how I made those shiny copper stripes by visiting The Crafty Power Blog, where you will find this card and a video tutorial.  Click HERE to check it out.

I have the most wonderful Dad….

….who is also the best grandfather ever.

He was always playful…

…telling jokes…

…gentle and generous.

Now at the age of 88, he suffers from the late stages of Alzheimers. 

 He has forgotten almost everything, but I refuse to forget the happy memories he has given us.

Happy Father’s Day, Dad.  I love you.


21 Comments on A Father’s Day Card

  1. Kimberly Kett
    June 13, 2013 at 9:59 am (11 years ago)

    (((HUGS))) Kelly. This is such a beautiful tribute, I’m seriously tearing up. Thank you for sharing something so beautiful and special.

    I’m off to see how you made those copper strips 🙂

  2. Sandra D
    June 13, 2013 at 10:05 am (11 years ago)

    Kelly, once again my friend you have touched us all with your amazing story telling and heartfelt sharing. May the memories of all the happy times provide you with the warm embrace that your dad is no longer able to give.

  3. Janice
    June 13, 2013 at 1:03 pm (11 years ago)

    Bless you, for being able to walk alongside your Dad, to comfort him and love him through this very difficult disease. And now I need to search for a tissue.

  4. misty
    June 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm (11 years ago)

    It’s hard not to be teary eyed reading this! You know he and your mom have to be really remarkable people to have a daughter who honors them like you do. Great card, and you know how much I adore that layout!

  5. Andrea Green
    June 13, 2013 at 1:37 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh you put tears in my eyes!! What a beautiful tribute to your Dad, Kelly <3 LOVE your layout and how you "fragmented" the photo - so symbolic and cool at the same time! You do beautiful work 🙂

  6. Dsherm1
    June 13, 2013 at 1:39 pm (11 years ago)

    Kelly, you’re so lucky to have such wonderful memories, I’m so sorry your daddy is sick. hang on to the treasures of the past. Love your layout and card, such great tributes to your dad.

  7. Shona
    June 13, 2013 at 1:43 pm (11 years ago)

    aww this is just so touching and heart warming 🙂 love your work always

  8. Izzy Anderson
    June 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm (11 years ago)

    This post needed a warning: please keep box of tissues handy….Beautiful, moving post. I love all the photos. Great tribute to your Dad. I’m so sorry about his illness. Hugs!

  9. Michelle
    June 13, 2013 at 2:47 pm (11 years ago)

    such a beautiful tribute to your dear Dad Kelly… I was doing ok with holding back the tears till I saw that last photo of you and your dad. BIG HUGS! xo

  10. Keren Tamir
    June 13, 2013 at 6:36 pm (11 years ago)

    beautiful card and beautiful photos and post!! Love the LO too!!

  11. Adriana B
    June 14, 2013 at 3:13 am (11 years ago)

    Hugs for you, lovely momento and photos, wonderful tribute 🙂

  12. Alison
    June 14, 2013 at 8:44 am (11 years ago)

    Hugs Kelly! The most important thing is to cherish the fond memories. Beautiful card, and the picture of yourself and your dad is beyond sweet!!

  13. jennyplace2
    June 15, 2013 at 12:10 am (11 years ago)

    What a beautiful layout and such a tribute to your father. I am so sorry to hear that he is not well, life can be so cruel at times. I lost my Dad when he was only 55 but I still have so many fond memories to hold close to my heart. I just stopped in to tell you I had a blast at the class last night and it was a honor to meet you. Take care and have a great weekend.

  14. Lisa Barrie
    June 15, 2013 at 7:13 am (11 years ago)

    What an incredible moving tribute to your Dad.

  15. Sandi Cl~
    June 15, 2013 at 10:35 am (11 years ago)

    Oh, you so made me cry! Miss my Daddy so much!

  16. Jennifer Reynard
    June 15, 2013 at 5:25 pm (11 years ago)

    Your story and layout brings tears to my eyes! Sorry he has
    been living with Alzheimer’s,….seems to be in almost every family now!
    So glad you can still stay positive and remember the life that you had with
    him prior to this stage in his life! 🙂

  17. Tracey Gregory
    June 16, 2013 at 2:57 pm (11 years ago)

    Oh,Kelly-this is so amazing. I have worked in geriatrics for over 15 years and Alzheimer’s is such a terrible thief. Your layout is truly beautiful and so perfectly captures the emotional whallop you are facing. Just beautiful! Now pass the tissues!

  18. Valerie
    June 20, 2013 at 9:20 am (11 years ago)

    Very special to see a glimpse into your life. Was a incredibly touching post!

  19. CorinaT
    June 20, 2013 at 10:20 am (11 years ago)

    Oh my goodness Kelly. You might have put a disclaimer at the top of your post warning of possible tears. I’m at work and just read your journaling…..I’m bawling here……seriously! This is wonderful! Just wonderful!!

  20. Monica
    June 23, 2013 at 4:12 pm (11 years ago)

    oh my… Here I was enjoying your story and then bam! I love your page, what a tribute and honor to this wonderful man. A touching and an emotional piece… thank you for sharing this wonderful man with us.


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