My father-in-law’s pastor asked my husband and his brother to express in words how they would best describe their father. Loyalty to duty, commitment, steadfastness. He was many things to many people, but to his children he was steady and strong. He retired after 37 years from the same company he worked for right out of college, remained married to the same woman for over fifty years, and, above all, he stood firm in his faith. His moral compass didn’t shift with the times, it stayed true to the lessons his father taught him on their East Colorado ranch. It was a huge honor to be a part of his family, and I am so proud that my husband has the same steadfast traits as his father. This card is in memory of my mother-in-law and father-in-law, Shirley and Don McClain. We cherish the lessons they taught us and the precious memories they gave us.


This card is inspired by one Kristin Moore made that you can find here. The recipe includes the new Baroque Motifs stamp set with french script and linen background stamps; kraft, blush blossom and groovy grava card stock; white, blush blossom and groovy grava ink; organdy ribbon; and hologram highlight embossing powder. I loved Kirstin’s color combinations of blush blossom with groovy grava colors and how gently understated the kraft paper is.

This little angle, engraved with the 23rd Psalm, once belonged to my mother. I’m a little jealous that all my parents are enjoying each other’s company now without me. But, we’ll see each other again. Until then, we hope we can live up to the high standards they set for us.



Sweet Comments

  1. Your Father-in-law sounds like a wonderful man!! How awesome that while you cherish the memories of him you know that he’s now with the King of Kings!!!
    And your card is beautiful!!! I love that Baroque set!!

  2. What a lovely tribute to your father in law. It’s wonderful to have those special memories. Beautiful, beautiful card!

  3. That is absolutely beautiful, what you’ve written here. Those memories are definitely ones worth cherishing. I think your card is great.

  4. Your FIL sounds like a great person. Your card is beautiful and so elegant — and that angel is absolutely stunning.

  5. Linda, your father-in-law must have been an awesome Hero to your family. It must have been an honor to have known him. Hold close to those memories, for they will never fade.

  6. This is a lovely card. So elegant. I love the extra touch of the angel.

  7. Such a very pretty card and you have my deepest sympathies on the loss of your Father-in-law