Thursday, August 20, 2009

3 Clover's Thursday Challenge #27-Planes, Trains and Automobiles

This week on 3 Clovers Thursday Challenge #27...Planes, Trains and Automobiles! I really had to look for a good stamp for this challenge. When I rediscovered this retired Stampin Up set while rifling through all my stamps...I knew this would be my choice. It is my Dad's birthday soon and we both have a love for old cars.

This month there was a "cruise in" in our town where old cars drive around town and show off their stuff. Everyone grabs a chair or a sidewalk curb, a Pepsi, and sits in the warm evening air to watch the cars cruise by all evening. My Dad, Mom and I took our lawn chairs this year and had the best time. My Dad and Mom showed me a car similar to what they brought me home from the hospital in..... and many, many more stories of their travels through life! My Dad will be 79 this year and who else can claim they chopped off the top of a 1936 Ford with an ax to make it a convertible and used apple boxes for car seats. I told him to remember that story when any of his grandkids do something stupid...maybe they inheirited a little craziness from him LOL!

And today is my Mom and Dad's 60th anniversary! Holy Toledo!

Not much here to tell about...a pretty simple card. I did dig out my Heidi Swapp edge distresser and used it on several layers of cardstock.

Card Details:
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Stamps: Antique Auto's (retired Stampin Up)

Cardstock: SU! Choc Chip and Very Vanilla, DP by Paper Adventures

Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa

Misc: Sixxiz alphabet from current SU! catalogue, Nesties, Su! taffeta ribbon, Heidi Swapp edge distresser

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9 comments:

Ida P. Krause said...

What a great card for your dads birthday and nicely done. I loved hearing the story about his chopping off the top of car to make it a convertible. Wish your parents a Happy Anniversary for me.

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

I love your card, Sue, and I love the story of your dad and his convertible. Wowzers, I'll bet that got attention. What fun to watch the parade of cars. Thanks for sharing the card and the outing.

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect!!!

Elena said...

Happy Anniversary to your Mom and Dad! And thank you for sharing your story and card, Sue!

Larissa said...

Great card Sue! Very nice image and very lovely layout!
That story about your dad and his convertible is real fun! Have a lovely weekend! Have fun at Cole's birthday party!
Hugs,
Larissa

Curt in Carmel said...

Sue, I love this card! Wow, the vintage look you created is perfect! I also loved the story about the cars cruising by and you all watching them. Happy 60th to your parents too! How wonderful! Best, Curt

Allison said...

Very cool vintage monochromatic card Sue!

Rach said...

a fabulous card, hugs rachxx

mamichelle said...

Love your old car too! Great job with it!

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