Thursday, May 10, 2012


Happy Thursday everyone! I know I am going to get pretty busy soon as we prepare to go to our son’s graduation, so I’m not sure how many cards I will get posted before we go.  Yesterday, his Company had a 10 mile march that culminates in the Cold Steel Ceremony.  They had a huge bonfire and here is what his 1st Sergeant said about the ceremony: “During the ceremony we will explain exactly what it actually means to be an American Soldier..... the sacrifices of our fallen comrades and our accomplishments throughout history. They will remember this night for the rest of they're life.” Man! This morning, 1st Sergeant posted “They made it! Congratulations to our new Brothers in Arms! Sir, Delta Dawgs have met the standard and ready for graduation, Sir!” I couldn’t be more proud of my soldier!

Operation Write Home’s* Stars and Stamps Mid-Week Throw Down is to make patriotic cards, I think that is very fitting for me today and I was very happy making this AnyHero card that will go to a hero who is deployed somewhere in the world.

All paper is card stock from Craftwell and Recollections.  For the sentiment panel, I stamped the sentiment in black and used Brick Red and Broken China Distress Inks with a blending tool to add the color. This panel was then attached to a red panel and decorated with white seam binding.  The white panel is embossed with Cuttlebug’s Swiss Dots embossing folder and placed on a blue base panel.

The flower on the seam binding is homemade by me.


Operation Write Home Stars and Stamps Mid-Week Throw Down: Patriotic 

Stamp School Geometry Class 5-09-12

I also made this card for:

Mynnette’s Spread the L-O-V-E challenge:


*Operation Write Home: Supporting our nation's armed forces by sending blank handmade greeting cards to write home on, as well as cards of gratitude to encourage them.

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5.5 x 4.25

  • STAMPS: Soldier Calligraphy by Paper Inspirations, True Soldier by Stamper’s Best (OWH Fundraiser), Verve (stars inside card)
  • PAPER: Recollections, Craftwell
  • TOOLS: Blending tool
  • INK: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Broken China, Brick Red
  • ACCESSORIES: Seam binding, Recollections red pearls, handmade crochet flower 


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