Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father’s Day!

Good morning, my friends! 

Hope the morning is going well, and that breakfasts or brunches are happening for all the wonderful dads in our lives…quiche is on the menu for us today…Dad’s request!

I have a couple of cards to share with you today…


I made this one a couple of months ago for my Dad…just a little early (so unlike me!)  This has images from Crafty Secrets’ new “Car Classics” stamp set…and the main image is actually  my Dad! 

Here’s the one I made today for my dear husband…


A fun card using Crafty Secrets’ “Favorite Fella” stamp set…a great argyle print from Graphic 45, some ribbon, buttons, crystal rhinestones for the crown (of course!), and just a bit of platinum Stickles…I can’t even stay away from it for a man card!

I just want to take a few minutes now and share with you a few of the most important men in my life…

Roger, Julie & Chelsea Campbell, 1990 
Our first official family portrait with our little Chelsea (now in college!)—my time flies!



And in later years…Not quite sure what Annie’s thinking here…!

I’m a very lucky woman…not only is Roger a wonderful husband, but he’s such a loving father…his girls adore him!

Daddy Clayn & baby Julie on her blessing day, Feb. 1962

My Dad…Clayn…holding me…a new Daddy. 

Storytime with Daddy, 1967-68

Story time with Dad…we always loved Dad’s stories…he read them so well; but our favorite times were when he made up stories for us—wonderful adventures that we called “tummy stories”—as we thought they just came out of his tummy…sweet memories!

Rudger and son--either Grant or Clayn

My grandfather, Rudger Smith…holding my Dad…1937.

Asahel Henry Smith 

My great-grandfather, Asahel Smith…with two of his grandchildren…1930’s.

Dow, Karen & Baby Glenn

My mom’s father, Dow…with her and her younger brother, Glenn…about 1943.

Paul holds the sleeping Dave, 3.5 & Roger, 2, 1966

My father-in-law, Paul Campbell, holding his two boys, Dave, and my husband—the baby—Roger.  I love this picture…

Paul & the kids at the San Francisco Zoo, Aug

Paul and his kids—a trip to the San Francisco Zoo…about 1968.

Ted & Shirley, 1932

My very young mother-in-law, Shirley…with her very loving father,  Ted…about 1931.

Are you still with me?  Thanks for indulging me in this little stroll through time…some of the very special Dads in our family…

I hope your Father’s Day is filled with every beautiful  thing today…make some wonderful memories!

Roger…Dad…I love you!  Thank-you both for being the wonderful fathers that you are!

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  1. Very nice photos. I love old pictures. They birng back some wonderful memories!

  2. What a lovely Father Days cards and photo's.


  3. Julie, I just loved the cards, but I loved seeing all the "Dads" in your life even more! What a treasure these photos are. You are so blessed, with not only your many talents, but with your loving family What a sweet young couple you and Roger look with your first born, and a handsome couple in later years! I just adore you, I really do! Why oh why can't we live closer. Oh well, I am blessed just to know you no matter how far we are apart! I am sure the men in your love loved the cards very, very much! Love and hugs! XXOO

  4. Lovely lovely post...may your day be filled with love.

    I really wish I had one of your lovely cards today. xoxoxoxoxoo

  5. Hello Julie... thank you for sharing all the daddys and granddaddys in your life... treasure every moment with them... my daddy and all of my granddaddys are gone now, my guardian angels, and I miss them soo... xoxo Julie Marie

  6. Two wonderful cards for two wonderful men. I enjoyed your photos of all the men in your family.
    I hope your day is filled with love and laughter when you celebrate today!

  7. What a beautiful father day card you made.
    I like cards with old photos and pictures very much.

    Have a nice day, Joke

  8. Julie, your family archive of photos never ceases to amaze me. They are all wonderful, particularly the one of your father-in-law in the rocker with your husband and his brother. That is absolutely precious! I hope both your dad and your hubby felt like kings, today! xx Suzanne

  9. Hi Julie!
    What a wonderful Father's Day post :)
    Again...I love hearing and seeing all about your family. I especially run here during the holidays to share your family memories :)))
    This is my first Father's Day without my Dad so I've really enjoyed sharing your wonderful memories today :)
    Thanks Julie...I always love to come make me feel at home~

  10. Julie, such a sweet post! You truly have had wonderful men in your life, and it seems they were all wonderful fathers. King of the Castle is my favorite card! I am off to check out your sorority, it sounds wonderful ;and your initiation perfectly perfect! I can't say enough how much your work inspires me to give elegance a try! Elizabeth

  11. I absolutely love all the photos. How lucky you are! The cards are terrific as usual!! Thanks for sharing...

  12. Your cards are fabulous as always! I LOVE the family photos and the love in your "voice" for your husband and family! You still look great too. BTW!

  13. Priceless old pictures. Precious. Hope you had a great father's day. Mimi

  14. Hi Julie, I'm always amazed at all the wonderful family photos you are privileged to own. To know your family history, names and dates, is so precious. An uncle on my dad's side did the whole family tree for that side of the family. Unfortunately, no one on my dad's side speaks to me now either. I've been away so long, people forget, no one takes the time to keep in touch and I am sure some are swayed by what he may have told them -- or they think I am the one who abandoned everyone, which is not the case. Anyway, it sure is comforting to know I am not alone. Everyone has a story. I don't feel hurt by the situation. I feel rather sad for the state my father is in now and the fact that he is letting someone else call the shots. Oh well! I hope you had a most wonderful day with your family. Quiche sounds great. And you my dear are looking better than ever. Best wishes, Tammy

  15. What a wonderful Father's Day tribute to all your guys!