Friday, November 16, 2012

Halloween Thank-you...

My spouse's group put together a Halloween Party for the kiddos a couple weeks ago.  I made a couple of cards to thank a few people for all of their help.  One of our spouse's was kind enough to offer to take pictures during the party...which turned out great!  We also had a lot of help from my hubs troops...they carried tables up to the second floor for us, set them up, even decorated the room for us!  We appreciated all of their help so very much!!!

I kept my card very simple, using FTL215.  I started out with a Crumb Cake card base.  I used a Pumpkin Pie Marker with the SU Spritzer Tool.  Die-namics Halloween Charms, going over them with Stickles, Die-namics Spider Web, going over them with Smooch Tuxedo, then adding orange pearls for the eyes.  Die-namics Double Dot Border and Big Greetings Stamp Set.

My grandboys at the Halloween Party.
Woody- Wylie (3 1/2 yrs)
Buzz- Connor (2 yrs)

Thank-you for stopping by.
Have a great weekend!

Monday, November 12, 2012


This is for one of my favorite troops!!!  My hubs co-workers is getting out of the Air Force and going full time Reserves later this week.  I sure am going to miss seeing him at the compound. 

This is my entry for CTS#5, and my first time playing with the gals over at CAS(E) this Sketch!  I started out with a card base of Night of Navy with a white layer.  Die-namics Notched Border, my Real Red was a couple of inches wide so I could use the piece that is left on the outside of the Notched Border, not the inside.  I stamped Godspeed on a white layer from the SU Godspeed set.  I used Die-namics Stacking Stars and Echo Park Dots & Stripes Metropolitan and Echo Park Little Boy

As we observe Veterans Day today, I'd like to share a poem and few photo's...

Freedom is not Free
by Ashley Persyn

There is a price we pay for freedom
For it is not truly free
But rather paid for by the contributions of veterans
To buy our liberty
As their blood drains from their body and runs like a river
through the grass
Over the years it's forgotten, war is placed in our past
I don't think we all realize the importance veterans
as they voluntarily serve America each and every day

We should honor the veterans for they act like a shield
Protecting us from danger, keeping America healed.
So if you would take a second to commemorate
You will instantly see
We owe veterans our gratitude
For they are the reason we are free

Me and my hubs at our second welcome home for the WWII Vets.
Normally my hubs would be in uniform saluting at the receiving line=(
The first welcome home we attended for the WWII Vets.
Sausa, my hubs, the First Shirt- Sgt White.
I can't explain the emotion felt seeing the Vets come down the receiving line...
It's such a humbling experience.
One of the strongest, most courageous women I have met. 
RIP Melissa.  We miss you dearly!!!
The Commander and his wife when we arrived at DMAFB. (We're on Commander #3)
Such a fabulous and fun couple!!!
Patriot Riders were there for the September 2012 WWII Vets Welcome Home.

This was from our first welcome home.
I'm honored to have been a part of such a special day for these WWII Vets! 

Thank-you to all the Veterans, past and present for your service and sacrifices...
for it is because of you we have the freedoms we do.

Thank-you for stopping by! 
Have a great week!