Saturday, June 4, 2011

Father's Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the All About Dads Blog Hop! We have gathered a talented group of crafters to share their projects with you for Father's Day.  We hope that we are able to provide you with lots of great ideas for all the special men in your life.

If you have come from Kari at, then you are in the right place. If you stumbled upon my blog and want to hop along, you can do so by starting at Jen's Blog at

So here is my project.  It is a wall hanging celebrating my wonderful daddy. 

I am soo thrilled with this.  I can't wait to get the pictures printed and put on and get this hanging up.  This was a little more work than I had anticipated but I think it was well worth it.  I started with a canvas that measures 16 x 20 and  covered it with 4" squares of paper that I chalked the edges of and then Modge Podged.  It took 4 sheets of double sided paper with paper leftover for another project.  There are buttons on there from my mom's button box and the heart is an old earring that lost it's mate.  The buttons and earring are all hot glued on.  The lettering is done with MTC and then shadowed and hand stitched.   The 4 photo mats are 5x7 and handstitched with embroidery floss and then run through the crimper.  I will attach the pictures with photo corners.  The edges are painted a deep brown that matches the ribbon. 

Your next stop on our hop is Samantha at .
Don't forget to visit all of the stops to be eligible for the Cricut Cartridge A Child's Year.

Here is a list of the participants in our hop in case you get lost:
Jen R
Jenn   you are here

Thanks for stopping by and please leave a comment and let me know what you think of this project.  :D


  1. Your wall hanging is gorgeous! You did a terrific job; looks so professional. I absolutely love it. Am a new follower. Please visit my blog when you get a chance.--Pat N. (I did a kitchen wall hanging)

  2. Great project!

    (I was unable to visit Kari's blog. Not sure if it's just me, but I visited the line up on a couple of blogs on this hop and got the same error message about the server not found.)

    oohlalapaperie at gmail dot com

  3. Oh my!! how wonderful!! it is just gorgeous!


  4. Wow, beautiful wall hanging.

    Smiles Sher

  5. What a great layout! Great colors! TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  6. What a nice project. I love the color combination. Great job!

  7. Looks great. I love the colors!

  8. Awesome wall hanging! Love the colors and the whole concept. It almost looks like a quilt. Wonderful unique idea! Thanks for sharing.

    coupondenise at live dot com

  9. Great colors,great lo.I am a follower,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  10. Nice layout! I love all the texture you put in (or should I say on) it!!

    Glad to be in this hop with you!!

  11. I love love your layout!

  12. Love your work! All of it was definitely worth it, just beautiful! TFS!
    Hugs, Angela
    lauermaa at gmail dot com

  13. Very very nice, I love the papers.

  14. This is such a gorgeous wall hanging! I love the background papers and your design is awesome! Love it!

  15. love the colors, i think this would also look nice with red white and blue papers and patterns!! :)

  16. Wow, terrific thoughtful gift! TFS joy4umetoo at hotmail dot com

  17. Wow what a fantastic wall hanging!
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  18. That is really great! An original idea!

  19. Hi , I am a new follower!!! Wow you really went all out on this Wall must have took hours especially with the multi squared background, chalking and sewing the letters!!! I love the colors and the whole look of it...what a fantastic idea..I can't wait to see it with pictures too!!! I will be back for sure to see your other creations!! You are gifted girl!

  20. Adorable hanger.
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  21. OMG this is AWESOME! Thanks so much for sharing
    krazykcrafters at msn dot com

  22. Wow! That is a GORGEOUS project! I absolutely love the colors and textures you used. It's truly perfect! TFS!

    XO ~ Amy Jo
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com