Given that it's Memorial Day weekend, I figured it's a good time to share my latest undertaking. I've joined Soldier's Angels. Soldier's Angels is an organization dedicated solely to supporting our soldiers, be they retired, wounded, or active. There's so many different groups within the organization. If you're not crafty, you can sign up to write letters to soldiers or send cards to soldiers needing additional support. That's just a few of the things you can do. I signed up for both of those groups, but I also adopted a soldier. That basically means I've agreed to send her a letter a week and a care package per month for the length of her deployment. I figure it's the least I can do, given that she is in some hellhole, sacrificing for us each and every day. I know that not everyone can afford to do that, though. I still urge you to look at the site and find some way to help a soldier that fits your lifestyle. At the risk of sounding like one of those latenight telemarketing campaigns, a stamp per week to send a letter costs less than one cup of coffee or one soda, and it touches the life of someone who has dedicated theirs to this country. Just think about it, ok?
Ok, enough with the salespitch. I'll get to the card now. I made this card to send to my soldier. I've already made her another one that will be sent out with her first care package, but I can't show you that one yet, since it's for Guylou's DT. This card I'm showing you here tonight is the second card I'll be sending her. As I've said many times, I am in love with Sweet Pea stamps. Lynette has introduced so many new artists over the last year or so, and I'm loving it.
Vicky's header on her blog. (I think she might have used a signo or similar pen, but it gave me the idea, so I am giving credit). Thanks for the inspiration! The patterned paper is K&Co and the cardstock is bazzill. The lace is from Hancock Fabrics and the frame around the image is a Spellbinders die. I think that about covers it!! As always, thanks for coming by. Please take a minute to remember our soldiers!