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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Soldier’s Sendoff & Birthdays

This has been a busy couple of months for our family from a surprise birthday bash for my sister, my granddaughter turning 1, my grandson turning 4, and today we sent my son off for basic training. Today I thought I would share a few of the projects I created for these events and later this week I will share the details of my sister’s birthday bash.                        

I am so proud of the decision my son has made to serve our country but can I tell you that along with being proud comes the heartbreak of him being away from home. The longest I’ve ever been away from my kids is seven days and I have always been able to pick up the phone to just say “hi” whenever I wanted. I will continue to pray for him every day and countdown until he returns home. My heart really goes out to those who have loved ones deployed who are away from their families for even longer periods of time.

I used this “Good Luck” banner on Sunday when I had everyone over for dinner to spend some time together before he left. This was created by using design #16802 on my Silhouette with the Americana Cardstock by Canvas Corp and white cardstock for the letters. I then outlined the letters using my red Stickles to add a little sparkle.

For my centerpiece I used a vase I had on hand, red fabric and created the flags using design #29392 on my Silhouette. Once the flags were made I used the same red cardstock to make loops for the bamboo sticks.

As I mentioned earlier we have recently celebrated Brooklyn’s first birthday along with Ty’s 4th birthday. Here are the birthday cards I created for each of them.

Ty is really into trains so I found this cute little train car in the Silhouette gallery (design #9590). I wanted to personalize it a little so I added the “engine number” which was 4 and also used my Silhouette to create “Ty’s Express”.

Here is a picture of both of them on their special day – aren’t they cuties!

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