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Get it in Gear

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Get It In Gear

Here is another card I made for James when he is in boot camp. I think I will send this one in the last week before he leaves for his AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Eustes in Virginia. He really will be gearing up for the second half of his training.

James will be training to become a Chinook Helicopter mechanic and his AIT will last 19 weeks! There will be a lot of class time to go along with his hands on training. Hopefully he will find it to be interesting work.

I will be playing along with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Over the Edge with this card. In order to make sure that the card will still fit in a traditional A2 envelope I cut down the width of the card first and the applied the gear over the edge.

over the edge

Patriotic Bee Card

This card is just a fun whimsical card to say “Hello” and let James know that we are thinking about him.

Patriotic Card

This card  is based on a sketch featured today on one of Operation Write Home’s blogs. The example card had patriotic colors and I figured I would run with that since I was creating cards for my future soldier.

Happy Stamping,


Let Freedom Ring

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This is a group shot of most of the cards that I made for my nieces and nephews and 2 of my friend’s kids. I try to send a card with either stickers or a $1 bill in it to my N & N’s each holiday. It’s a fun way to keep in touch with them and the kids get such a thrill out of getting mail too.

I used my Imaginisce Crab and Imaginisce Whale stamps for some of the cards. For the sailboat card I used the Stampin’ Up Sail Away stamp set and I hand wrote the sentiment.  The star for the card in the front center was hand cut and I added a button that says Liberty on it. (I have no idea where this button came from because I’ve had it for eons!)

  Nothing says American summer more than sweet, delicious

crustaceans and pyrotechnics!

I hope you have a whale-y good time this 4th of July!

For my 12 year old nephews (My sister Nancy has 3 boys all 12 years old!) I wanted to create something a little more mature but still festive. I used the Sail Away set from Stampin’ Up to make this card. I hand wrote the sentiment with a white gel pen.

(FYI my walls are not green. I took these photos at night and the pendant lights that hang above my kitchen island are green. The lights don’t make the walls look green to the naked eye but the camera captured the green light that pendants must  cast.)

Happy 4th of July,


Lime Doodle Design

Card Making Inspiration by Debby Hughes

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Burton Avenue

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Birdie Brown

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