A "Glory-ous" Father's Day

Father's Day hasn't always been an easy holiday for me to celebrate growing up. My dad was never in the picture. So today, I give praise to my mom, who not only played the role of a mother, but she also acted as a father to her 3 children. 

Even though my dad was never in the picture, there has been one man who has been a constant in my life, my grandpa. He is one of the kindest, wisest men I know. While everyone else was always out there celebrating Father's Day, I always dedicated this day to spending it with my grandpa. 

This is a very old photo of my "Papaw" when he was in the service. It's just a copy, I had inked it up a little as I used this photo for a printmaking project in college. I couldn't find the original, or my prints that I made, so this is all I had to post today. 

Not only did my papaw act as a husband, father, grandfather,  to our family, he also served for our country. I wanted to tie that in with my project for today...

I made a banner using Authentique's "Glory" collection. This line incorporates nostalgia and tradition and is great for projects celebrating not only our patriotic holidays, but a wonderful way to showcase photos of loved ones who served for our country. 

Here's a few close ups of my banner...

Make sure you stop by the Really Reasonable Blog and play along with our Red, White, & Blue challenge! 

Happy Father's Day to all of those Dad's & Grandpa's out there! 


Krista's Paper Cafe said...

Ah Emily--your banner is gorgeous! Liking the rosettes and bows.

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