Saturday, March 12, 2011

Springtime card while I wait...

I'm waiting to hear news of my son in Japan. He did post a message on his Facebook page from his iPhone after the earthquake, but no word since the tsunami hit. My comfort is that the Pentagon said all military members are accounted for, but the base he is at is without electricity. Hopefully, I will hear from him soon. I need to keep my mind occupied so I went over to My Pink Stamper's blog to check out the blog hop. There were some awesome projects there, so I decided to make one of my own. This card also fits with this week's challenge over at Cricut Cardz Challenge to make a 9"x4" card and Cooking with Cricut's Challenge 20 to use a reference to time. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for helping me pass the time until I hear from Dylan.
UPDATE 9:21am on 3/12/2011: Just received a text from Dylan that he's okay. Thank God! I thought I was done worrying about him when he finished his deployment in Iraq. Guess mom's never stop worrying, huh?
Card size: 9"x4"
Card base: White Colorbok
Pattern paper: All K&Co Super Paper Pad
Card stock for frames: The Paper Company Natural Fashion Colors Pack
Flower: Cindy Loo cartridge cut at 4.75" with stickles added to the center
Sentiment: Sybil Green printed from my computer
Embossing folder: Swiss Dots


  1. Beautiful card, and chin up I'm sure your son is safe and sound! My husband's deployed a few times and 1 thing I've learned ... military men are strong! Thoughts are with you!


  2. Beautiful card! Hope that you hear from your son very soon. I know what it is like as I have two sons in the military and deployed. Prayers are with the people of Japan, our military and for your family!

  3. This is a very pretty card, very colorful. Glad it cheered you up.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you for peace and that your son is fine.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. My thoughts and prayers are with you! This is a beautiful card that you made! I just love the colors and texture! The flower is wonderful! TFS and I hope you hear from your son soon!

  5. I'm right with you. Our son posted on fb right away too. He is in the air force. What branch is your son in? Btw, great card! Good stress reliever!

  6. very pretty card~ and im so glad your son is ok. I was very worried about my brother too- he is in Osaka Japan. He is not in the military but is a teacher. My mom talked to him yesterday and he is ok for now.

  7. so happy your son and the rest of the troop are ok.

    you do great under pressure tough :) this is a beautiful card,



  8. Wow! This is beautiful! Great work :)

  9. Really great card, so glad you heard from your son and a small weight has been lifted!!! TFS :)

  10. Great news that you heard from your son and that he is ok.

  11. Such a pretty flower. Glad your son is safe and sound!!

  12. Glad you got word and that he is safe. Your cardis beautiful but that enws is better.

  13. Great card, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with us at Cooking with Cricut.

  14. Christy, so glad to see that your son is safe! You never stop worrying about your kids -- doesn't matter how old they are! Beautiful card. Thanks for taking time to play along with us this week at Cooking With Cricut.

    ~ Jen, CWC Design Team

  15. Military families ROCK:) My brother is in the Navy. My best to you and to your son Dylan. I am happy to hear that he is safe. I love your card. It is so pretty and it speaks for itself. The colors are really awesome and all about spring!! TFS and thanks for joining us this week at Cooking With Cricut. Good Luck:)
    ~Madison CWCDT

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