Thursday, May 19, 2011

MDP and DS2 and....

Today is a special day for 3 reasons...I am finally able to hop along with all the talented 
Dream Team Girls at Mo's Digital Pencil again (YAY), It's time for another sketch at 
Deconstructed Sketch (Woo Hoo)
It's my Daddy's 57th Birthday (I love him so much)!!
My Daddy is my HERO!
I thank God for him and pray that my boys grow up to have characteristics just like him.
I can't imagine a better man than one that was a combination of my Daddy and my wonderful husband, Eric. I am so thankful to have these 2 men as influences in their lives!
My Dad, David D. Tompkins I is honestly one of a kind.
He has ALWAYS put his family first. I heard a story of him selling his class ring when I was 
a baby to buy a gallon of milk for me. He and my Mommy were really just babies themselves 
when they married, but after 39 years of marriage, they are still love one another and 
continue to put us 4 kids and our families first and above all else.
He joined the Army when I was about 3.
Which enable me to be the person I am today. We were blessed with wonderful experiences 
in and out of the country. Learning tolerance and love for other cultures and lands.
He retired after 20 some years of service...and continues to teach us to respect and love for our God, our Country and our family!
No one is perfect, but my Daddy surely comes close in my eyes!!
Thank You God for blessing me with my Daddy!

Happy Birthday Daddy!
This was in April of '77. I was 3, he was 23 and had just joined the Army.
These are a mixture of Him & me & Mommy!


Today for Mo's Dream Team Hop
our Hostess is Bea and she has challenged all us Dream Team Girls to
design a card/project with the focal color

I used Mo's adorable image called
Waiting for Rain
I dressed her in layers of turquoise with a lil' yellow to make it all pop.
You can find her HERE in the 
Mo's Digital Pencil Shop

I paired her with this week's sketch at 
To join in the Deconstructed Sketch 2 Challenge hop HERE
for all the details.

Isn't she CUTE!?!?!?

Here is the Blog Hop Order:

Start with...BEA
You should have hopped here from...JAK
then LORi (that's me and you are here)
and now I am gonna send you back to BEA

BE SURE to LEAVE a COMMENT HERE for a chance to win a $5 GC from MO! 
Hope you all find time to Hop with the Dream Girls and play with DS2.

Have a wonderful and blessed day!

PTI Cardstock
Mo's Digital Pencil Image: Waiting On Rain
Echo Park Paper
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Folder
Yellow Straw Ribbon is from my friend, Trudi's Shop
The Pink Petal Designs


Tinchen said...

Wunderschöne Karte,tolle Farbwahl und tolles Motiv. Passt alles perfekt zusammen.

LG Tinchen

Flutterby Trina said...

I love the orange!!! Looks fab! Hope you dad has an amazing day! xxx

Jopie said...

So very very cute this card and fab colours.
Hugs Jopie

Magda Łuczak Art said...

Beautiful card!!!

petra,s cards said...

wauwww this card is soo gorgeous i love your collours and the image is sooo cute ans sweet!!!
xx petra

Debbie Pamment said...

Yaaaaayyyyyy LORi - great to have you hopping with us - we missed you! LOVE your card - soooo gorgeous!
And Happy Birthday to your dad too - he sounds like an amazing man - but then it's not surprising he has brought up an amazing daughter!

mellem said...

Lovely card. love blog hop, gives a great inspiration

Phebe Meeder said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous...i absolutely love the colors you chose

Sheila - Ginger said...

Aaaah! just so adorable.Lovely colours too.

Love Sheila xx

Jak Heath said...

Stunning colouring Lori, beautiful card & happy birthday pappa x

Krista H. said...

Lori, you did a great job!!!
Love how you combined orange with turquoise!

Thanx for this great hop!!!
I got much inspiration from it!!!


Astrid said...

She is cute a lot, beautiful card and beautiful colouring wow.
Congrats to your dad.
Hugs Astrid

Carla S. said...

Your card is beautiful, Lori! I love the image and how you colored her! Great colors and papers!

Kerttu said...

So beautiful card!
Loving the image and the yellow and turquoise work so good together!
hugs Kerttu

Whimcees said...


Great card - wonderful color combination! Love it!

Wishing you a happy day!


Barbara Diane

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday to your dad! Your card is so super cute! The sketch is a wonderful design and the colors you've chosen are so bright and cheery. Love it! TFS!

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful story on your dad - hope he has a special day! And what a sweet image. GREAT coloring!

Becky said...

Beautiful card.

Scrappychick said...

Absolutely gorgeous Lori!! Love the color scheme and your take on Jen's sketch!

Jen Shults said...

Seriously cute Lori! I love love love the colors you used and your amazing coloring on that super cute image! It all makes for such a WOW card! Gorgeous girl!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

Well done! That is adorable!

heidy said...

Hi Lori ,Congrats with you dad ,and glad youcan join us,I love your card!!
Hugs Heidy

Guylaine Seyer said...

That is a gorgeous card! Looks so adorable!!

Michelle Quinno said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love turquoise!

hellerlittle said...

dear Lori,
thanks for that wonderfull story about the 2 important man in your live --- god bless them! and Happy B-Day to your Dad !!!

Thanks for sharing the Mo Hop card with us, it´s so cute !!!

Cu byby hellerlittle

netsoojmik said...

congratulations for your dad! And you've really made a lovely card!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous image ,loving the fresh colours here! Ruby x

Franca said...

Wonderfull card and great color combo

Hugs Franca

Heidi Brawley said...

WOW! Your card is sooo adorable!!!
~Heidi Brawley

kadie said...

Happy Birthday to your Sweet Dad, LORi!! (He's so young!!!) What a beautiful tribute to him!

And it's a happy happy day too when you're posting one of your FAB Mo cards!!

I just adore this image (it's the first one I ever bought) and your card is SO SO SWEET (just like you)! I love the colors and the way you did that ribbon. And of course your coloring is flawless! HUGS HUGS HUGS

pqueenie said...

Cute, cute, cute. No other words can describe your card. Great job.

ecpiercy said...

Lori, I love the card and your use of color. Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Such a cutie.Really pretty card.Love the colours.Thanks for sharing.Love Debbie Johns x

Natalie said...

Your card is adorable and your coloring is fantastic!! Happy Birthday to your dear dad!!

Unknown said...

Oh Lori...Doen't you dad look so handsome in his army uniform! I hope he has a wonderful day... Your card is just gorgeous. I think "Waiting for Rain" is the perfect name for her AND you have coloured her in beautifully. Xx

Mina said...

I adore my Dad too Lori and isnt it wonderful when we get a chance how much we love them...I hope he had a fantastic day...your card is stunning as always
Mina xxx

Mary M. said...

Love your coloring. Fabulous layout.

Unknown said...

Such a sweet tribute to your dad! I love your card! You've colored this image beautifully!

Alice said...

gorgeous coloring. such a sweet and beautiful card, Lori!

Jayne said...

Beautiful card Lori....good to see you 'hoppin' again!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Not trying to win - just wanted to say Happy Birthday to your daddy... he must be something special to have raised such a wonderful woman as you! :) xo

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Your Daddy is a very handsome and loving man! Thank you for sharing with us! and I hope he had a wonderful day :)

Your card is so super sweet! I really love how you added the yellow! So cute :)

hugs to you,

Cathy Spicer said...

What a lovely card and such a fun hop!

Linda said...

Oh what a sweet post to your dad. I am one year older than him. He look like my DH who is the same age as your dad. We have sons Oh I wish we had a dd like you to keep all these men in line. LOL
I love your sweet sweet card!

Trudi said...

ooo love the color combo! Looks awesome Lori!

Brodders said...

oooh look at your dads cheek bones !!!!

Zora said...

yaaaa, she is realy cute and your coloring is greate, all of Mo´s staps are realy good.