Friday, February 10, 2012

I Miss you!







I married my husband prepared for him to be away as a Marine. He decided to take a leave from the service when our first child was born and was going to reenlist later. He was unable to do so because of changes in the Marine Corp. I never experienced him being gone and worrying for his safety in that manner. However, his job now means I see very little of him. He is in town only a few days a month. The miss yous really touch my heart. I think of families who do worry daily for their heroes and miss them.

I think the praying child is so perfect for miss you. Sometimes all you can do is pray. The design is from http://sliekje.blogspot.com/ colored with copics and on craft paper. The sentiment is from word document. The edges are inked with Tim Holtz in blue jean distressed ink. The paper is kraft paper.

I love the expression of the giraffee. Also I love that he works for the Jungle Challenge for Operation Write Home's Virtual Card Making Party challenge 8. I love the sunshine charm over him. The polka dot paper is Slab 6. The card stock is Colorbok. The fiber is tied into a bow. Hopefully, this will make someone who is missing a loved one smile.



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14 comments:

  1. He is so cute, adorable, love the imagw and coloring. Beautiful card for praying. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving some love. I am now following

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  2. Both cards are great. I really like the giraffe. Your coloring is awesome.

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  3. Both cards are complete winners for this challenge. Sliekje's images are so precious. You're right sometimes all you can do is pray. That giraffe is just so darn cute. Job well done.

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  4. Both of these cards rock. That little boy is too sweet. And I like the expression on the giraffe's face too!

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  5. Oh I love both of these cards. You are so right about the praying child and, I have to say, that giraffe is just too stinkin' cute!!!
    hugs,
    Ellen

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  6. I have to totally agree with everyone's comments. Your cards are wonderful. I also like to do miss you cards because sometimes I think that is all someone can have on their mind about their loved one when they are apart from each other.

    p.s. I am now following your blog. :)

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  7. Nice cards! I always include a bunch of "miss you" cards in my boxes to OWH. I agree it must be terribly hard to be so far apart for so long. The Giraffe is adorable and perfect for the jungle challenge.

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  8. Holly, These are both adorable! Your coloring on both is awesome! I love the addition of the charm. These are both great cards!

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