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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Father's Love Faith Blog Hop

Welcome to the Father's Love Faith Blog Hop. If you are following the hop you will have arrived here from my dear friend and talented sister, Kari Sanchez - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/ then you’re in the right place. If you want to follow along from the start then visit our sponsor, My Paper Tree House. Lots of participants have giveaways along the journey and if you want to enter those please follow their individual requirements.

At the end of every month a group of bold women gather to give Glory to God with the talents He has given us in a very loud way... :) Our prayer is that through the projects we have created you will be able to see Him in all of His Glory! May He touch you today as we look at the theme of the the Father's Love Letter.

This is how the hop works:
Below you will find the list of the beautiful and brave women that are ready to show their weaknesses in order that you may see His strength. :) Follow the line-up and please leave some love throughout the way. Winners for the Grand Prizes will be select from those who follow and comment on all of the individual blogs.

Now, please allow yourself to cry, laugh, smile, along with any other emotion the Lord may bring your way. You will find that there are many prizes throughout the hop.

Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit
Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack
Papperie: scrappy goodie bag
Scrappy Zeni: 8x8 DCWV Mango Frost Stack
Now let's get the hop started! :)

Here's the wonderful line-up.

My Paper Tree House - http://mypapertreehouse.blogspot.com/
Christel Bonner - http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Monique Barr - http://mixonthememories.blogspot.com/
Carolyn Phillips - http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
Kari Sanchez - http://purplefuntastickcreations.blogspot.com/
Lynne Kirsch - http://slasewcraftiness.blogspot.com/
Wendy Swenne - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Zeni Pradel - http://www.scrappyzeni.blogspot.com/

Your next stop is Wendy Swenne's Blog - http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

This is in memory and honor of my dad

Willard (Whitey) C. Geib

May 29, 1926 - January 29, 2011

My dad and I only became close when I was in my 40's. This is when he first told me he loved me and with that it took away all the bad memories of my growing up. Daddy and I grew from that point forward. What a blessing it was to have not only my Father's love but now my Daddy's love. This began after my youngest daughter had passed in October of 1991 and shortly thereafter he had his first stroke that we grew closer. He realized at that point in his life how precious life was here on earth. I can remember when I would be in the hospital, Daddy would come in early in the morning and just sit there and at the end of our visit, he would wiggle my toes and tell me he would see me later. Towards, the end, when we would visit him at the Nursing Facility, there was never a visit that would end without him saying he loved me and he would want to walk (well, ok, he was in his wheelchair, me to the door and then tell me to get home safe! I loved my daddy dearly and will miss him even more. This past Father's Day was a tough day as it was the first Father's Day that I didn't have my daddy!

When Daddy was able, it would be our special time to go out for breakfast early in the morning at Eat'n Park every Father's Day. One of the last outings was when my husband and I took Daddy to the County Airport to see the planes he so dearly loved and flew in. My Daddy, as I am sure yours is also, was a very special man. Who in the beginning of our relationship could be termed a hard-hearted German except when it came to my Mom. I was a very selfish child when it came to his death. We were doing vigil as we knew it was Daddy's time to go home. It was the day of my birthday, and I prayed and asked that God leave Daddy here on earth at least on my birthday and just one more day as I was selfish and wanted one more birthday with my daddy and didn't want him to die on my birhtday! My prayers were answered as he was taken home on January 29, 2011, the day after my birthday.

My Daddy believed in God, loved his country, my Mother, his grandchildren, and me!

This is for you Daddy - God Bless you . . .


I had made this for my Daddy last year. This was before I knew there was such a thing as chipboard! What I had done for the thickness of this word book was re-purpose cereal boxes. The cereal boxes were used as a layer of between the cardstock. This was designed on Make the Cut by trial and error not only with the size of the pages but also the font and placement of the holes. I was quite pleased though with the outcome and Daddy carried it around to show the people in the nursing facility! Pictures of Daddy were used throughout in various stages of his life both with his Dad in his uniform with this frame cut from Stand and Salute Cartridge, myself and of course his grandkids! The other frames were cut from the Heritage cartridge which has beautiful elegant framing. The beer stein with "Here's to Dad" is from SVG Cuts. The little digi stamp "Daddy's Girl" was from Tiddly Inks which was colored and shaded with colored pencils. I have a CD, 1000 Card Quotes from Hot Off the Press (paperpizzaz.com), which was purchased from Pat Catan's which has a lot of beautiful quotes and phrases for cards which was added to the pages. Binder rings are holding the book together with ribbons just for fun! All the papers were from a surprise package which was purchased from Pat Catan's which held a lot of treasures - especially the "Father" paper!!! It was truly a wonderful find! This was a project that I had done with my much earlier experiences with my Cricut but was done from the heart. I still love the outcome and it was made for a great man, my Daddy! I hope you enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by and your next stop will be another great designer, Wendy Swenne's Blog http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/

What's a Blog Hop without candy -

With this being my FIRST EVER Blog Hop that I have participated - I have made 4 different blank cards using A Child's Year and Make the Cut to be awarded to 2 different individuals with my putting everyone's name in the hat (sew to speak) and let my granddaughter, Sasha who is 5, pick the 4 winners on Monday when she comes for me to watch only if you leave a comment and hopefully chose to follow my Blog!
Love in Christ,


  1. Thank you so much for sharing your story!

    God bless,


  2. I still love what you did with this book.

  3. I love the book..It is so hard to find things to do for men but this is really nice...I am so glad that you were able to reconcile, so to speak, with your dad..So many people let time go by and then it is to late..You were blessed..Thank you for sharing.

  4. Your book is so precious!! Your story brought tears to my eyes!! I am a new follower!!
    sierrababy08 at hotmail dot com

  5. Oh Lynne you brought tears to my eyes. Today is my dad's birthday. He would have been 82 today.
    I love the book, how perfect. You did a great job!



  6. One of many projects I want to complete this year. It's wonderful that you got to know your dad regardless of the age it happened. You have memories to cherish now. My father also passed this year. If only I had as much as you did. Be blessed

    Jess B.

  7. It will be always remembered with the precious book you made him. It was precious that God allowed him an extra day with you. My father was not a nice father.. raised in foster homes, molested by him and physically abused. I have through my real father, learned to forgive my other father... and yet... I am sorry for your loss.

  8. I read your post and cried. It's so beautiful that your were able to reconnect with your father. Thanks you for sharing your special story.

  9. Thank you for sharing your story with us! Love the book you created, Charlotte

  10. thank you for sharing your Dads book so very Beautiful. It mad me think of my Dad and we almost lost him. may everyone cherish the time we have with our dads and all our Loved ones.
    May God be with you and your family.
    Anita abbraddock@msn.com

  11. Thank you for sharing your story! Your word book is lovely, I am sure your Daddy loved it.
    I am a new Follower.
    God bless you and your family.
    Rachelle {Crafti}

  12. I lost my dad when I was 7,now I am 48,I just got some great pics in mail from couisn,These pics I never seen before,just had to share that,those memories are so important,I love all your projects,joydee1963 at yahoo dot com

  13. Thanks for sharing your story. I do think "we" take people in our lives for granted and time slips by as we all live our lives. It is great that you and your daddy were able to bond before his passing and knowing.. He LOVES you!! How special. I just LOVE your book!!


  14. I love your story about your reconnection with your father and that is wonderful that you had that chance! :) I love the book you made for him and that is an awesome memory to hold onto! and your cards you made for the prize is lovely sister! :)

  15. I aboslutely love, love, love this album. Your story is very touching. TFS!!! Love ya lots and there ain't nothing you can do about it!

    Scrappy hugs my sis,

  16. Beautiful book and thanks for sharing your story.



  17. awesome post and mini album. Your giveaway is adorable. Blessings to you!
    esigmon at cox dot net

  18. Thanks for sharing yourself and your daddy with us :) I am late for the drawing but i still wanted to hop as these hops are always so inspirational for me - both spiritually and craftwise. Love your album for your dad - so sweet! And those cards you made for your drawing are adorable :) Great job on your first hop!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  19. Your story is just beautiful as is your project. I'm sure that knowing that he's home with his heavenly father gives you much comfort. God bless!

  20. WOW! what a touching ans inspiring story... What a thought that even our Heavenly Father would want to walk us to the door and ask us to live life safely... :) thanks for this beautiful picture of a Daddy's love! :) Love you girl!


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