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Saturday, February 25, 2012

A Mother's Love....

A past Gina K Designs fellow DT member and Illustrator, Asela Hopkins, recently sent her son, James, off to boot camp.  Well... like most mothers, she is missing him terribly!  And I probably don't need to remind you how VERY much I missed my son when he took off with Grandma this last summer headed to Alaska for a FIVE WEEK vacation trip!!! Ugh!!!  I'm not sure if it was worse missing him at night ... when Emily headed to bed and dad was gone at work... that was OUR time to chat and spend time alone together.  Or... when he would call and I'd get choked up having to say good-bye.  But.. either way, I KNOW how Asela feels.  It's so not easy to let your son go off into the world without you knowing his every move or at least having him home every evening for dinner.  :-(

So... Asela DID get to talk to her son and she thought he was feeling a bit down.  I mean, come on, we all know boot camp can't be all fun!!!  Asela asked if some of her friends would be willing to send James a card of encouragement.  This is what I came up with... AFTER my hubby said I couldn't send him one with butterflies on it! LOL

I found Theresa Momber's, "Hang In There" set to be the perfect match for what I needed.  My card base is Pure Luxury, Moonlit Fog.  I ran the upper half of it through my Vagabond and used the Houndstooth embossing folder on it.  I used my Scor Buddy to add a couple score lines below this.  My image was colored used my Copic markers and the Deckled Rectangle Nestabilities to cut it out.  I added small strip of white at the bottom to put my "encouragement" on and added some silver nail heads to the sides.

I know it won't be long before Asela sees her son and I KNOW she will hug him more than she ever thought she could!!  So YOU hang in there too, Asela.  Hurry homes, James and keep your chin up!

Have a great day everyone and thanks for stopping by!  *HUGS*


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6 comments:

Ravengirl said...

I think your hubby probably made the right call about no butterflies, but he would probably even welcome butterflies since he is at boot camp!

Sharon Jones said...

Wow, Tina, you picked the perfect image and sentiment for Asela's son! I know exactly how she feels b/c I went through that with my oldest son {who fought in Desert Storm}. It is very hard and I went to my knees when Tom Brokaw announced we were at war with them! He had one very close call, but came out unscathed {thanks to prayers}! He will be fine, I know and so will she. You did an absolutely wonderful job on your card! I would love to send him one for encouragement! We all need to support our troops and it would do me proud to send it! Please send me info, honey.
Hugz2u!

jennifer said...

I would also like to send him a card. I know just how she feels and how difficult it must be for her son. My grandson is in Afghaniston right now {he left in January and he turned 21 earlier this week} I am so proud of him and Asela's son as well as every soldier who gives of themselves to protect us. I pray for all of them to come home to their families safely.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Perfect card for young James!

Southern Charms said...

Your are so sweet and you made my day! James is going to love your card. Thank you soooooo much from the bottom of my heart. Love ya. Asela

Penny said...

He's really cute, Tina! And I love the reason you made the card!

I left something for you on my blog today. :^)

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