A card for a Private. A card for a man. A card for my son.
One card for these 3 aspects of Brandon.
Brandon began his new adventure on January 2nd going into the Army’s basic training. I’m determined to support him and be upbeat about it. Brandon and I have always been close. We usually speak by phone 3 or more times a week but that has changed. Obviously.
Part of my Celebrate Life purpose is to share my card making. A few months ago I decided to focus more on stamping handmade cards instead of obsessing about scrapbooking since I take bazillions of pictures and that made more sense to me.
I also asked family and friends to join me in a “snail-mail club” and we do a monthly greeting card to each other. After all, emails are great but a little card in the mailbox just brightens my day – don’t you agree?
My cards are simple. I’m no Jennifer McGuire here folks!
As I worked on his card yesterday, I told Ray that masculine cards are more challenging for me. Ray recommended I just make a “normal” card for Brandon. I started laughing when I thought about his troop giving him a hard time over a mushy flowery card from his mother and I said “No Way!”
Some star spangled paper seemed appropriate – a chipboard star was in my stash that I stamped with white ink and put red glitter glue on it (this got smudged later but I loved the look) and the chipboard letters spelling PROUD rounded out the design. Simple but I think he will like it.