Welcome Veterans!

Happy Fourth of July!!

I hope you are having a great day celebrating the birthday of our country.  When I think about Independence Day, I’m reminded of all the veterans who have sacrificed for our freedom.

I recently gave stamped birdhouses to all my stamping friends, and they colored them and returned them to me.  We are now making them into Welcome cards for the veterans who are moving into the new Veterans Center near Fort Knox.  It’s a brand new nursing home, and they currently have 8 residents, but will have 120 once they’ve passed all the inspections.

This is the second group of cards we’ve made.  You can see the first group here.

A few people and businesses were kind enough to donate money to purchase slipper socks (you know, the ones with the rubber grips on the bottom) to be given to the new residents.  Another friend, Nancy, donated white boxes leftover from a project at her church, and we packaged the socks and decorated the boxes.  Didn’t they turn out nice?

And, here’s a picture of Janet, who helped me package and decorate this group of socks!!  We delivered them to the VA Center Wednesday.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your holiday!  And, if you see a Veteran, thank them for their service.  It means so much to them.

Welcome Home Veterans

My stamping friends and I have adopted a Veterans Nursing Home that’s being built near Fort Knox, Kentucky.  I stamped over 120 of these birdhouses and gave them out to stampers to be colored and returned to me.  We will then make them into cards welcoming the new residents.  This is one of the first group of cards.  The inside of the card says Welcome Home.

Stamps:  Home Tweet Home (vintage)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Ink:  Basic Black

Dies:  Lots of Labels Framelits

Other:  Colored using various supplies (choice left up to participants), black ribbon (non-SU), embossing folder (unknown)

If you see a veteran, I hope you’ll thank them for their service. And, thank you for stopping by today.

Birthday Blossoms

For the last few days, while you’ve been reading my previously scheduled posts, I’ve, hopefully, been enjoying the sights and sun in the Mediterranean, courtesy of Stampin’ Up!

Thanks to my loyal customers and team members, I was blessed enough to earn Stampin’ Up!’s annual incentive trip last year.

One of the fun things about Stampin’ Up! Events is the chance to trade cards with other demonstrators.  This is my swap card for the cruise.

This card uses the Birthday Blossoms stamp set, Brick Wall TIEF, Lots of Labels Framelits, Aquapainters, Calypso Coral Thick Twine,  and clear Wink of Stella.


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