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Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cards on a Mission - for a son

My brother in law, Charles, is currently serving his third tour of duty with the US Army. Previously he was in Iraq and Fallajah. I don't know where he currently is, as we aren't allowed to. It doesn't really matter where he is as long as he is safe.
Over the past few years, I have been making cards and sending them to our soldiers so that they may send them home to their families. After all there is no card stores on the corner that they can go to! So I thought how great would it be to make cards for someone I know??? No one other then his wife's mom, and his mom know that I am doing this. I want it to be a surprise for all of them.
Charles left his wife at home with their two children, a son who is almost 3, and a 6 year old daughter. I know he misses them, and they are missing him.
This card is for his son. I love this layout, and I am sure if you look through old posts you will see it again. I tweaked it from a card that a fellow PhillyInker, Kristin, had made. All of the elements I used are from stuff I had on hand. I used my Stampin Markers to color the image. (Have i mentioned how much I love them??)


Kelly said...

What a wonderful idea Gina! They will love the cards!

Crayola58 said...

What a wonderful thing for the Cards for Soldiers. Our former rubber stamp store has a gal who takes all of our old cards and repurposes them and we all donate new. It is one of the most worthy causes everrrr.. I pray your brother in law stays safe. Bless him for protecting our country.
Thank you for stopping by my blog to leave a sweet comment.

Shelly said...

I just found your blog while browsing around. I couldn't help but tell you how sweet that is of you to do for you Brother in Law and his family. My husband is in the Army and preparing for his 3rd tour this spring. It is so nice to hear when people really support the men and women who are serving. That card for his son is adorable.

scrappysteelerfan said...

I came across your website today, and i was very impressed. I love the whole military cards. I have a friend who wrote and recorded a very beautiful song that you just might like. Its on her website, www.melaniemaycountry.com Check it out, it has a whole new spin on the patriotic songs. Im glad I found your blog, I will continue to follow!!! :-)