Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Gotta Love My Soldier

Hi friends... If you came here from my talented friend Linda Payne's blog, you are right on track.

I heard this recently.. and it's so true... The only thing harder than being a soldier...... is loving one. For the "Oldies But Goodies" blog hop, I'm sharing a card that I made for my son who is currently serving in Afghanistan.



It's a new Bugaboo digital image that I purchased last month... I just couldn't resist this one (plus about a dozen or so more - yikes!!!). Their little characters are adorable.  As all of you know, cards for our soldiers have to be rather plain and flat for easy mailing,  so I hope you weren't expecting something all fancy, 'n all that stuff!!

For the "Oldies But Goodies" blog hop, we use things from our stash that are older than six months old... and for this card, that's the paper and embossing folder, along with alphabet stamps that are super ANCIENT!!
Quickly colored with copic markers, it made a great card for a special son for Valentine's Day.

But that's not all.. I have some blog candy that is open to any commenter. Followers who comment get two shots at the drawing. So, to enter, just leave a comment and if you are a follower simply let me know in your comment. I'll draw a lucky person on Monday, February 28th.

Here's what I have that will go to one special and very lucky person.


Blog candy includes: Nestabilities Classic Scalloped Rectanges Large die, Stampin' Up Patterns Pack III (6"x6"), Clear Stamps "Days of the Week" stamp set, and Clear Stamps Series 15 Alphabet Stamps.

So, quick... be on your way along our hop.. and visit our esteemed leader and my friend, Sue Morris. She's next on our hop.

Thanks so much for stopping by, friends.  Have a fantastic day and be safe in all you do.


51 comments:

Melissa Cash said...

Adorable card Peggy! I am sure your son will love it! Wow, blog goodies too! Whooo hooo!

Cindy said...

Peggy this is AWESOME. Love the image and how you used the CB hearts embossing folder with it. I also like you have some SU in your blog candy offer!

Auntie Em said...

Your card is adorable! Love the embossed background. Perfect for a guy.

I am sure your son will appreciate the love and care put into it. {Hugs} to Mom as well for being as brave as her boy and raising a wonderful man.

Thank you for sharing! :o)

Kirei na Kami said...

Your card is absolutely, positively ADORABLE, and I totally appreciate the quote you mentioned...our oldest son is currently serving in Iraq. Fortunately, he will be home for R&R at the end of the month, and I am going to stock up on hugs and kisses as soon as he gets off the plane:o) I also think you sold me on this sweet image. It is just too dang cute to pass up! Awesome card!!! It is a pleasure to be a part of the D.I.V.A.S with you:o)

Hugs!
Carolyn

Barb said...

Great card, Peggy, and it will be so appreciated! Sending you hugs and a few extra to pass along to Thom! Mwah!

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Peggy, that card is soooo adorable! I bet Tom loved it. You're such a great Mom. ~jeni :)

Karen from PA said...

love this image! The heart embossing folder is so perfect for this card.

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this cute image- and have never seen it before-love the camoflauge coloring! Great DIVA hop!

Angie Williams said...

That image is so sweet! Although I have you on my Divas blog list I am a new follower now, too! Beautiful card.

Carmen O. said...

What a sweet card! I just love the image and the card design is fabulous. Perfection!

Cindy said...

Love your card Peggy!! He is such a cuty little guy!! You did really well on that camo!!
Blog candy too!! wow!

Runnergirl Creations said...

Great card! I'm sure that he will appreciate it! I have several friends who are serving too. Thanks for the hop! :) Blessings

Heather said...

Oh my goodness now sweet this is! I love the sweet little sentiment and the CB background. Happy to be a part of the hop with you!

Have a blessed day <3

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh ADORABLE card!!! Thank you for sharing your goodies with us too! Hope you have a wonderful day!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Ahhhhh, what an adorable card!! Perfect for your son. You are both very brave!!

Linda

Cathryn said...

Well Peggy, you know your Thom will love this card, it is just too cute. Love the colors and layout. You are a special MOM. TFS miss talking to you GF!!!

jkreucher said...

Hi Peggy! your son is really going to love this darling card.. lovin the camouflage outfit~ what a hoot..
these are such cutie pie images for sure!
hugs to ya!
Judy

Sue W said...

Well who could resist such a cute image and for such a great cause!
Love your card Peggy.....hope your son returns home safe and sound soon.

Deb said...

This is darling! I would think there's nothing better for a soldier than knowing he's missed and that the folks back home are praying for him on a regular basis! So glad my husband is finally retired from USN! Sayin' a few prayers for you too, mom! ;)

Mary G. said...

Peggy, I LOVE this!! The image is adorable! Great job! And that saying about loving a soldier is oh, so true TFS!

Sharri said...

Peggy this is adorable! I couldn't resist that darling image either! You colored it fabulously too!

Lisa Lara said...

Aw Peggy this is so sweet for Thom. I love love love it. Such a cute image...colored to perfection. Aw....Kyler is almost finished with his depoloymnet...only a few more weeks. And you get to see Thom in just a few more months. Yay.

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

This is SO adorable peggy!!! I LOVE it!! and what a wonderful way to honor your son. God Bless him. *hugs*

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Forgot to add! what a sweet thing to do with blog candy!! :)

Ching-a-ling said...

wow, that's very generous of you to offer blog candy. I love the way you used this EB and the stamp and card is adorable!

Pat said...

Hi Peggy...what a darling little card...beautifully colored, darlin'!! Your son is gonna love it!! I know what it's like to love a military man too...my eldest son was in the Navy during the Kosovo crisis in the late 1990's! You and your family are in my thoughts, sweetie! Big hugs! Pat Frank

Jessica said...

Super cute, Peggy! What an adorable card!

Corina L said...

Too Cute. I just came across your blog on the blog hop, and I've had to stay to see all your wonderful creations. I'm going to have to come back. Such inspiration!!!

Iulia said...

Gorgeous little card! I'm sure your son would love it! It's just the cutest image ever! Love the embossed cardstock too!
Hugs, Iulia

okienurse said...

Such a cute card. My son is in the military and I feel an affinity for all things Army! Thanks for sharing.

Playing with Paper said...

That is so cute Peggy!! Your son is going to love it!! All my best to him!!

Anonymous said...

Just found your blog today. Love your From the Heart card! Will stop in often to see what new ideas you've come up with!

Janie
mmoor49 at columbus dot rr dot com

Vicki said...

OK, Peggy....now you have tears in my eyes! That saying is right on the mark! I know Thom is going to love this card! You did such an awesome job with the coloring! And, blog candy, too! You rock! Of course, I am a follower and even more an admirer of your talent and inspiration! Blessings to you!

Maria Matter said...

Wow, Peggy your coloring of the camo is wonderful! a fantastic card!

Thank you for sharing about your son, just said a little prayer for him!
Take care
hugs & blessings!

Charlotte said...

Your son will LOVE this card! Love the embossed hearts behind that adorable image! You are very generous to offer blog candy!

Sabrina said...

This card is so cute! I am sure that your son will love it!

Terra5 said...

I love this image! I have not checked into digital images much but I am going to have to!
Thanks!
Terry F.

WandaG_CT said...

Yes, do love your soldier! I know that your son loved it too.

Brenda said...

How stinkin' cute this is!!! Wow Peggy I love that little guy and your coloring is fab!

Mireille said...

Thank you for this awesome blog candy. This is my first time on your blog and I'm loving what I see! I'll be back for sure!

Dru said...

This is a great card Peggy - love the image! Too too cute!! And I know your son so appreciates receiving these bits of love from you. Hugs, Dru

onlypurple4me said...

Love this card! Our Service Peoples are so special!!

Gina said...

This is adorable and goes perfectly with that quote you posted. I love that you added the hearts to your card, I wouldn't have thought to have done that on a more masculine card, yet this is pulled together perfectly!

Heather said...

Oh my goodness he's adorable!!! Great candy too!! Have a wonderful day..

debb said...

Wonderful adorable card! Your son will love it! Thank you to him and to you for his service!
I am a follower - thanks for the opp!

Anonymous said...

I have to post as "Anonymous" for lack of a sign in. That card is fantastic!!

Margaret in Manitoba (Canada)

Kim said...

Wonderful card Peggy! Your son will love this!!!!

Shirley said...

Peggy, this isn't flat, it's fabulous. Love the heart embossing on the brown background and that stamp is wonderful.

Aunty Sue said...

Stunning card and awesome candy am a follower and your blog is always inspires

Payne Holler Cards said...

hi there, just returned from wonderful long vacation with grankids and finally getting to do the hop! this card is adorable...love this little soldier! doesnt need anything else!

Anonymous said...

I just googled soldier image and your page came up! My son deploys to Afghan in 2 weeks and I wanted this image for his Birthday card. Thank you so much for posting this and also providing the link so that I too could buy it xx

Sharon

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