A couple of weeks ago my spouse's group had their monthly social at a Russian Tea House. I invited our new First Sergeant to come to meet the spouses and explain to them what it is that he does for them and their spouses and answer any questions the spouses had. It was really nice for the spouses to get to see him and speak to him on a social level. As a Key Spouse I work directly with the First Sergeant, acting as a link between him and the spouses. I made him this card to thank him for taking the time out of his evening and joining us for dinner.
I made these card for my deployed spouse's. As a key spouse it's my duty to check up on my deployed spouse's once a month to make sure that they're doing ok and see if they need anything. I also like to send my deployed spouse's a card each month to let them know that I'm thinking about them and am here for them.
I was a little pushed for time so I kept these cards very CAS. I stamped MFT The Rainbow Will Come A la Mode in Memento Ink on Neenah, coloring with Copics. I masked the umbrella and wellies with EP paper. Stamped the sentiment then used SU Corner Punch to make the tag, a button, and SU linen thread.
Is it bad that I made this card so long ago I can't remember who I sent it to? Lol. I do know that it was for one of my fellow spouse's birthday's but I can't remember which one...man, I must be getting old!
I started off stamping SU's Fifth Avenue Floral in Memento Ink, on Neenah, coloring with Copics. Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, and Old Olive cardstock, MFT Leaf-Filled Flourish and Royal Leaves Die-Namics, Old Olive Ink, EF, and a Doily.
I'm still alive! Sorry I've been MIA from blogland for so long. Things got so crazy for me the last week my daughter and grandboys were here before their move to Idaho=( And between getting sick, a couple of trips, going to the gym and all my volunteer duties, I just haven't had much time to blog. I hope to be back on a regular basis now that things seem to be settling down for me=)
Anyhow, I made this card (long ago) for my fellow spouse, Michelle. Her birthday was way back in March!
I made this for my husband's co-worker who's birthday was last week. Unfortunately she's yet to receive her card, she's been out from work so it's still sitting on her desk. After I made and sent in the card I remember her saying she didn't like pink. Ah well...
I'm usually on top of welcoming my new neighbors. I'm embarrassed to say that the last 3 families that have moved in have been here about 4-6 weeks before I could get some goodies baked and a card made to bring to them. About a week or so after our neighbors moved in across the street, we had neighbors move in down the cul-de-sac from us, a couple days later a military family moved in across the street from those new neighbors, then a couple days later we had new neighbors move in up the cul-de-sac from us...so gald to see those empty houses filled with families=)
I used CTS18 for all three cards and kept them all very CAS. I used Garden Green, Black, Crumb Cake, and We R Memory Keepers Family Keepsake paper and SU Everything Baby stamp set
This is the card that I made for the first family that moved in. It had started to rain as we got to their house, he was kind enough to invite us in. We chatted for a bit, really nice guy...we look forward to meeting his wife when she returns from CA.
I used Crumb Cake, Cameo Coral, Basic Gray, and We R Memory Keepers paper, SU Everything Baby stamp set, MFT Die-namic and CTS18 for my sketch.
This was for the second family that moved in. A female answered the door, then a male came to the door. After chatting for a bit I asked if they had kids...he pointed to his daughter, talk about embarrassing! She looked a bit older (obviously for her age) and he also looked very young...ahhh foot in mouth! Anyhow, they're a military family, turns out he works behind the fence in the compound with my hubs, just not in the same squadron.
I used Riding Hood Red, Basic Gray, Crumb Cake, We R Memory Keepers paper and SU Everything Baby stamp set and again, using CTS18.
This was for the third family that moved in, Christina and Allen. By the time we walked up to their house the temperature had dropped (yes, it does get cold in Tucson!) and it was raining pretty good, we were really quick dropping off the cookies and card to Christina and didn't stay to chat=( Later that evening her husband Allen came to the door to introduce himself to us, thank us for the cookies and welcoming them, and brought us two plates full of food from the BBQ they had...it touched my heart to say the least. I talked to him for a while (my hubs went to bed early). I'm grateful for three great families that have moved into our neighborhood, I hope they enjoy it here as much as we do!
My friend Mimi's turning 50. Her husband put together a 50th Birthday Party for her over the weekend. We had sugh a great time, even played "Mimi Trivia", such a fun idea to do for an adult birthday party!
Mimi has a fun sense of humor so I went with the "WTF" theme I've been seeing on SCS. She giggled when she opened it and read, "Who's Turning Fifty?" =) I wanted to keep my card CAS so I used this weeks sketch from CTS#17. Crumb Cake and BG Kioshi paper, BG Chip Stickers that I sponged with So Saffron, and a SU Circle Punch. Can you believe there's no stamping???