April 5, 2013

Retirement Party and a card

Hey Everyone!!

Hope you all had a great Easter! We did here! We had a wonderful meal with family, there were 9 of us. It certainly was a full house.

Last night was my dad's retirement party. WOO BOY! We had such a great time. He was a policeman for over 30 years.  Here he is in his dress uniform. He looks so handsome!

I think it's going to be hard for him letting go because he enjoyed it so much. It was great getting a chance to see him in his element though. I am lucky enough to see one amazing side of him but getting to see him with his work buddies was great. There were so many people who attended, and the stories. LOL. We certainly had some laughs. I had to sneak around all week to get things sorted for the party. I had help though which was fantastic. Al. one of the guys my dad works with made the poster of the photos I had scanned. Here is the poster that Al got together. 

Isn't it awesome!! and I totally got the "I have a bone to pick with you" when my dad saw the speedo picture from our first trip to Mexico. Everyone loved it and it went over so well though. 

Here is the table to put together for the gifts and some other photos we had for my dad. 

The guys got him a beautiful glass plaque, and two beer steins with my dads team's logos (the old one on one glass and the new one on the other). Al got these done and they looked amazing.

We took the balloons and put them on each side of the table. Looked great!

Ok so now for a card. I am in the Old Hollywood mood again so I pulled Lana by Kraftin Kimmie Stamps. For this card I decided to use a card map from Splitcoaststampers. I picked SC427 (the image to the right).  I liked this card map when I saw it. I liked the clean lines and the multiple layers that this map used.

For this card I used the following supplies:

Paper: My Minds Eye (Breeze), Misc. cardstock

Misc. Supplies:
Queen & Co. Rhinestones in Snowflake, Miscellaneous Black Ribbon

For the image is used the following copics:
E23, E27, E59, E00, E11, R27, R89

Here is the closeup of Lana.

Here is the full view of the card.

Hope you enjoyed!


Winnie said...

Congratulations to your dad on his retirement! What a great way to celebrate. I love the idea of the pictures, I am thinking that would be a great idea to do for my parents for their 50th anniversary in a couple years. Love your glam card! She is a fab image! Enjoy the weekend!

Paige said...

Congratulations to your dad! Sounds like it was a wonderful party. Terrific card - love the image!

Marcy said...

Fabulous card! love this image and your design. Congrats to your Dad!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous card. Love your coloring and you did a great job on the layout.

Congrats to your Dad on his retirement. Looks like it was a great 30 years.

Tania said...

Congrats to your dad. What great pics. Sounds like the party was fun.

MiamiKel said...

Congratulations to dad! Wonderful pictures and a lovely card!

Emkay said...

Sounds like a great party. I hope your dad enjoys his retirement.

Very glamorous card! That bow is gorgeous.