I just finished this project up this morning. I made David a super cool scrapbook for Father's Day this weekend, inspired by a design created by the talented Ali Edwards. It is a tribute to him and what a fantastic father he has been through the last 5 1/2 years.
The photos are divided into three chapters, which graduate in size making the book more interesting and unique. The only thing I bought to create this album was the three 1-inch binder rings and two pieces of chipboard. Everything else is just cardstock, photos, glue and a little ribbon for good measure.
All of the patterned papers are from American Crafts, my favorite company right now. It took a total of 5 hours to make, after I already had the photos gathered and copied. I'm anxious to give it to him! I know he will really enjoy reminiscing about how much the kids have grown and changed over time.
In honor of Father's Day, I thought I would share my research for this album and the great quotes I found regarding fatherhood. I thought maybe one of you might find them helpful and use them in a creation of your own!
"It is not flesh and blood but the heart which makes us fathers and sons."
"A Father is someone you look up to no matter how tall you grow."
"A father is someone who walks in front of you when you need footsteps to follow... behind you when you need encouragement, and beside you when you need a friend."
"A father sees himself in his child's eyes."
"A father's love is Like a rainbow--you can never find it's end."
"A father is neither an anchor to hold us back. Nor a sail to take us there. But a guiding light whose love shows us the way."
"Any man can be a father, but it takes someone special to be a dad."
"As many drops that are in the ocean and as many grains of sand on a beach may still not amount to the vastness of the love between a father and his son."
"Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father."
"Dad; a sons first hero, a daughters first love."
"Sometimes it's better to put love into hugs than to put it into words."
"Life doesn't come with an instruction book; that's why we have fathers."
"My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person -- he believed in me."
"My heart is happy, my mind is free. I had a father who talked with me."
"No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word--father."
"That is how I would remember my father. There was never a place he walked that was not better for his having passed."
"There is something ultimate in a father's love, something that cannot fail, something to be believed against the whole world."