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Monday, August 15, 2011

Card for a Soldier


Hello! Today I have a card to show you that I made for the son of a friend that is serving in Afghanistan. I am putting together a card package for him and wanted to be sure to include a card for him letting him know that he is being thought of and prayed for and to thank him for what he is doing. I pulled out this image from S2G and colored it with Copic markers. I love this image and think it is perfect for lots of occasions to mark something important for a military person. I have had the paper and those jumbo eyelets for a while and don't remember where I picked them up at.

I am back from my mini vacation, rested and ready to play in my craft room. We were in Indiana last week and of course you know I had to stop by my favorite store in the world, Papertrix. That is one store that when I go in I just want one of everything! If you are ever close to Nashville, Indiana you have to stop by there. Great selection and great people.

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Thanks for all the encouraging remarks about my weight loss and the changes I have been making to become a healthier person. I feel great!! I don't really make New Year's resolutions but I do try and set a couple of goals of things that I would like to accomplish before the end of the year. One of the things that I have on my list is to participate in a 5K this year. My first 5K of the year (well, to be honest, of my life) is coming up this Saturday! This one was listed as a walk/run so I thought it would be a great one to start with. I am not quite able to run the full distance but since it is also a walk I know I can complete it. I don't have a time goal or anything, this time I just want to complete it. I know some of you read my other blog about my journey to getting healthy so you know the struggle concerning my back issues so you know what a big deal this is for me. I will post race day pictures!!


13 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a fantastic image! I don't ever remember seeing it before, but you can bet I will go looking for it now.
glad you had such a good time on your vacation! and good for you also on deciding to do a 5K. not an easy thing to tackle by any means. I am so proud of you!

jimlynn said...

WONDERFUL card! Just great.
Have fun on your 5K too!
Lynn

Runnergirl Creations said...

Congrats on your weight loss & fitness goals! Way to go!! Great card! Love the theme & colors! Thanks for sharing!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gina, your card is gorgeous. You did such fabulous work coloring the image. Congratulations on your first 5 K. I will be thinking of you on Saturday!

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Wow Gina - this is STUNNINGLY gorgeous!! Gave me chills just looking at it! Your friend's son will LOVE this and all the cards you are sending him! Just beautiful!!!

BEST of luck with your 5k run/walk! You will do fine! And ya know - you'll gain so much energy just by the other participants around you - you'll do great!!!

Can't wait to check in on Sunday to hear how you did!! I'll be thinking of you!!!

Maria :)

Lorraine said...

WOW, your card is gorgeous! I love the image and your coloring of it - so striking!

Karin said...

Fantastic card that will be appreciated for sure! Congrats on all that you are doing and for sticking with it. It's hard, believe me when I say that I understand. Good luck with the 5K too...That's so exciting! So happy you will be able to use the stamp. It took me forever to find the tack it over and over one time too. Have a great evening!

Leanne said...

Hi Gina,
Fantastic card, love that image and love ur coloring.
Good luck on the 5k. So happy for you!

Kathy and Lucky said...

Wow this card is amazing, can't stop staring at it. Your coloring is amazing, I am sure your friend's son will love it. Great job entering your first 5K, I am pulling for you and will be thinking of you. I know you will do fantastic.

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh my - perfectly perfect coloring - he will appreciate this...
you are so inspiring...will be thinking of you this Saturday (-:
hugs
Linda

Annette Bowes said...

Perfect card Gina! I am sure he will love it! Thanks for popping by, sorry it has been a while but life has been hectic lol! Just catching up on a few of your posts, CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss so far, WELL DONE YOU! I am sure you will enjoy the 5K walk/run on Saturday! Take CareX:)

Tammy said...

WOW Gina this is fantastic!! That image is awesome and your coloring is perfect! Love this card! Have fun on your 5K!! You will do just fine and will feel wonderful afterwords!

Emily Leiphart said...

This card is incredible, Gina! I love it. Congratulations on your weight loss milestones! I love hearing good news. As a person who suffers from back pain, I wholeheartedly understand how big of a deal it is!