Friday, June 8

SHARE | Dadisms

As I've been collecting ideas for Father's Day...
I remembered a Christmas gift my older girls made for their dad last year.
It was a collection of sentiments that described him...
Basically a summation of words that pegged his character and personality...
put into a collage format...
printed...
and framed.

We decided to call it "Dadisms"
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Although the idea is brilliant...
It was NOT my idea.
It was actually my then-twelve-year old, Ema's idea.
I assisted with the creation on the computer...
but my role was mainly as her assistant.
Ema picked the fonts...
the phrases...
the texture/overlay added to it...
and the final color.

I loved watching her eyes light up as she thought of something else to add...
Or when she laughed as she remembered something funny...
and finally as she sat back and looked at what she had created.

The collage included:
quirky, often-repeated phrases...
favorite movie lines he's famous for quoting, (or he and the girls quote together)
and silly sayings he's known for.

It was a gift that was...
simple...
thoughtful...
and inexpensive...

Most importantly...
it is a keepsake...
and a reminder of the things the girls love about their dad.

As many of you know...
I didn't grow up with a dad.
However, I had an amazing grandfather that filled my life with goodness and laughter;
An incredibly intelligent, funny man...whom I adored.

I decided to create one in his memory, this week...
soliciting family members to share their specific memories of him.
I love the way it turned out...

"Grandpaisms"
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I love that it's not just things I remember about him...
but rather a collection of memories from different family members.
As I received their responses via email...
my heart was touched as I read through their remarks.
There were definitely things I had forgotten...
details that made me smile...
memories that transported me back in time.
I feel so very fortunate to belong to such a beautiful family.
Really.
I do.

I'll be emailing this finished print to my family...
If they'd like to have it printed, they can.
I think it'll look beautiful as a canvas...don't you?

I want YOU to have something like this too!
So I've decided to offer up...
THREE customized "Dadism or Grandpaism" Digital Art Prints...
just in time for Father's Day!


You'll tell me what you want...
I'll create it and email you the digital file...
and then you'll print it onto whatever medium you prefer.

Winners will get to:
• Pick the size
• Pick the color
• Provide the phrases, words, etc. you'd like included
• Pick the background - patterned or solid
• Pick either "Dadisms" or "Grandpaisms"

I'll be picking 3 random winners...
TOMORROW!!!
That way I can have the customized digital art prints ready to email to the LUCKY WiNNERS at some point this weekend.

Good luck everyone!
I hope you are excited about winning something to help honor the male figure in your life.
Even if you don't win...
Perhaps you've been inspired to create your own?

CONTEST CLOSED
If you participated, you'll be able to see the
THREE WINNERS ANNOUNCED BELOW!!
Thank you to everyone who participated


Have a GREAT weekend everyone!

KEEPiNG iT REAL
The emails I sent to my family members?
I sent them this morning. *blushing*
Although I had started working on this earlier this week...
my thought to get feedback from my family didn't come to me until late last night. (duh)

Wish I could've posted this sooner to give more of you a chance to win...
But this also makes this giveaway a little more "on-the-edge-of-your-seat"...
don't you think? *wink*

5 comments:

Renee Funk,  June 9, 2012 at 10:01 AM  

Jessica - another wonderful contest! As is true with all of your work, these are simply adorable! "Dadisms" & "Grandpaisms" too cute!

Anonymous,  June 9, 2012 at 10:31 AM  

I have no gift ideas this would be perfect!

Delia Rivera June 9, 2012 at 12:01 PM  

I'd love to win this for my husband! this giveaway is great because it'll give the kids and I a chance to sit down and talk about all the things we love about daddy. thank you!:)

tech-genius...i'd definitely add because he is!

Nedra June 9, 2012 at 5:58 PM  

I would love to be able to give this to my dad. There are so many crazy things that he says or does that would go great on it. One of my kids favorites is "You've got potatoes in your ears!?"

Dogs Dishes and Decor June 11, 2012 at 10:32 AM  

I was touched by this! What a wonderful tribute -- and a great way to bring the family together with happy memories.

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