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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Welcome Home

Welcome Home Specialist Matt!

     Yesterday, I brought you a going away card.  Today I am incredibly happy to bring you a welcome home card for a very special soldier.  That's right Specialist Matt, from EOD, who has been serving in Afghanistan is now coming home to his family.  Thank you God for this wonderful young man and the service he has performed for his country and fellow soldiers.  Thank you God for bringing this special soldier home to his family once again.  Our God is so good!


     This card's inspiration piece was the Eagle Sticker from Karen Foster that I found at my local scrapbook and stamping store.  I knew it would be perfect for the center of a medallion as soon as I saw it.  The nestablilities, splendid circles, were just right for it.  I also used a Martha Stewart border punch to add more of that wonderful cream fancy work border to this card.  As you can see,  this time I used a wonderful digital camouflage I found at Hobby Lobby instead of the traditional camouflage.

     With the camouflage and the eagle I knew that I didn't want to add any other patterned paper but just colored card stock weren't working.  One of my wonderfully creative daughters, suggested the embossing folder I used on the tan cardstock.  She was right, it was just the right touch.  My children often have suggestions for my cards or an inspiration that they share with me.  It is wonderful that I can share my passion for creating cards with them.   Between my Johnny Luv's totally enabling my hobby and my children's support I am so blessed.  



  1. Oh wow, how cool is that?! You were able to create a masculine card and still incorporate some nice lace detailing. I love it!! Nicely done, lady! :)

  2. Mary Anne, now you have me crying, He will love it. That card and your cards to him are so awesome. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend to me and to Matt. Thank you does not say enough what you mean to me. Hugs, Cathy

  3. OMG...what a beautiful card for a special soldier. The sticker is the perfect detail, for sure!!!

  4. How sweet of you to make this absolutely stunning card for one of our American soldiers. It is so pretty with all the beautiful die cuts and patriotic image. I am sure he will love it and the appreciation you have shown for his service.
    Bear Hugs,

  5. What a wonderful card an such an honor you give him with your gift. Please thank him for his service and let him know he is in my prayers!