Saturday, June 29, 2013


Our daughter is currently in Afghanistan and we miss her dearly. She had just returned from a tour of duty in Saudi Arabia this past November; we were really surprised (and disappointed) when she was given notice in January that she was slated for training in February for the Afghanistan deployment.  She had barely returned home. We are in the midst of getting together another CARE package for her and SUO Challenge #73 - Patriotic Projects was right on time.

Here is the card I made for this challenge.  I stamped the card with Midnight Muse dye ink and I wanted to add a bit of color to the image. Since water coloring was not an option, I pulled out my retired SU Stampin' Pastels to add a bit of color. Stamp sets: Courage; Service & Sacrifice. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

SUO Challenge 71 - Favorite Retiring Stamp Sets!

Thank you Design Team Members for selecting my card, Christmas in May, as one of the top three for this challenge. I really look forward to the new challenges as they are posted.

Unfortunately I was unable to enter the SUO Challenge #72 - Time for June Weddings! but I am looking forward to SUO Challenge #73 - Patriotic Projects!.  My daughter is currently deployed to Afghanistan and this is a challenge that is near and dear to my heart.  We send her mail and CARE packages on a regular basis and this gives me incentive to work on something special to send to her in celebration of 'Independence Day'.