Saturday, February 4, 2012

Waiting For My Sailor

Hello Everyone! I have been busy crafting away again! I am totally loving these challenges. The creativity is just flowing when I have a focal point (challenge theme) Diggin' it? Before I get to my creation, I will share.. my husband was in the Navy for 6 years. He was a Seabee. For those of you who don't know what that is the Navy has "two sides" the water side (fleet, sailors) and the land side (seabees). Seabees are the ones who deploy to areas that have been affected by natural disasters and they help rebuild. They are "Construction" type workers. Equipment Operators, Welders, Electricians, Mechanics, etc.. But they also go to war zones to hold down the camps and assist the Marines and Army. My husband went to Iraq for 8 months.. it was the longest 8 months of my life. I cherished every phone call and when I would hear bombs and mortars explode in the background he'd say, "I need to take cover. I love you." and hang up. Those minutes before he'd call again felt like years. Every military wife earns her ribbons and metals too. Even if there is no ceremony to honor her achievements. So without further a do, here is my project....

So for this card I started with CC Designs SugarPlum Emma. I started by printing her sitting on her bench on 80# card stock and coloring her with my Copics R83 & R85. I wanted her to be pink and white because Trevor (the boy sailor in a previous post) is in blue and white. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the layers of white in the background and the lacey oval die cut to frame Emma. The embossed hearts are cut from Spellbinders Classic Heart dies. I used We R Memories Sew Easy Twine to wrap the side for a little more color and printed the sentiments with my printer and punched them out using Stampin' Up Word Window and Modern Label punches. I used a little bit of Stardust Stickles on her hair ties and buttons for a little glimmer and finished of the inside for your sailor with hearts and a sweet *missing you*.

 I will be entering this card into the following challenges:

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  1. So sweet, love the image and colours, gorgeous...Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky & Divas by Design this week.
    Wendy xx

  2. Gorgeous card & your image is beautifully coloured too...

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  3. Very pretty card. That little image is adorable. You are right in that every military wife earns unseen and ungiven medals. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Card Crafter's Circle.

  4. My favorite card, and the coloring and image is excellent! Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle!

  5. Absolutely love this.....what a lovely creation, and your story brought a lump to my throat. Your card is gorgeous, and so is your family.....thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle, and please play again. Good luck!

  6. Beautiful card. I'm loving the pink and whiye sailor suite.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Diva's by Design.


  7. Oh Allie.. I can't imagine what those phonecalls were like...your card is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing at Card Carfter's Circle!
    hugs and blessings,

  8. This is so my favourite kind of card. I love all the white and the simple colour scheme.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Color Me Copic,
    H xx

  9. What a Sweet card!
    Thank you for joining us at All That Scraps this week.
    Tons of Hugs, Dangina

  10. Super card!! thanks for joining us this time at Diva's and OSCC would love to see you next week too

  11. This card is beautiful, thank you for sharing with us about your life! I'm your newest follower, and I look forward to your new creations!

  12. Wonderful card, and I love that sweet little sailor girl. Love your story. Thanks for sharing and thanks for joining us at the CMC Copic Challenge.

  13. Thanks for joining in the fun at Card Crafter’s Circle this week. This card is so wonderfully white and your cute little pink sailor girl is adorable and I like how you layered the card.I hope to see you again next week for our latest challenge and thank you for sharing your life,you have written with true heart.Keep writing down all you think and feel I think you could write a best seller, you have a gift with words and you made me feel your feelings.I'm now a new follower.
    Trish Munro
    Card Crafter’s Circle Design Team

  14. What a stunning card. Thanks for joining us over at 'The Poodles Parlour'. Best of luck.

    Elke XX

  15. Love the layered whites with textures. Awesome! I can only imaging how awful that must be to be away from your hubby and carry that fear for his safety. I don't know how you do it. Big hugs to you and your family.

  16. Gina this is simply adorable! And thank you for sharing about your hubby. I can't even imagine. Bless you both!! I'm so glad you joined us at All That Scraps. Hope to see you again soon!!


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