Sunday, July 1, 2012

"Card" ;)

I went to a crop yesterday and when people would come by and ask me what I was working on  I would reply "Card".  No typo there.....Nope....I didn't work on CARDS...I worked on CARD.  LOL!  I spent hours and hours fiddling through my stuff and shortly after lunch, despite cropping most of the morning, I had one card done!  That's my style, though....fiddle,fiddle with low output!  But I did have fun!!!

By the way, I did actually get a few cards done for Operation Write Home.

 The above butterfly cards were done with a Martha Stewart butterfly punch (punches out 3 little butterflies...too cute!) and were CASED from Vicky at Clips-N-Cuts.
The top cards were done with DCWV papers, Papertrey Ink stamps, dies and ribbon.  

I'm entering these in the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey: Challenge - Feeling Krafty? 
The Kraft Journal: Make it Monday with Kraft Outlet: Anything Goes Challenge

OK, back to the crop.  This crop was a benefit for a real American hero, Travis Mills.  

I posted about him earlier in the week but in a nutshell, Travis was serving in Afghanistan and critically injured in April.  He lost both arms and legs.  He is currently in the Maryland area at Walter Reed Army Hospital going through rehab and is doing remarkably well....he has a very positive attitude and I know this will serve him well.  He's actually already up and walking.  Travis has a beautiful wife and baby daughter and they all could use your positive thoughts and prayers.

If you'd like to "meet" Travis you can go HERE to this incredible website.  If you click on updates there is some awesome video of Travis's progress including some of him walking.  Amazing.

During our crop Travis was "skyped" in and was so humble and then so grateful for all the support and assistance he has been given.  He says no thanks are necessary for "doing his job"  but I have always thought it was important to show our gratefulness to the servicemen and their families for the sacrifices they have made for our freedoms.  My father was a 31 year US Army soldier who served during WWII and the Viet Nam conflict.  Yes....I was an Army brat and still proud of it!

I hope you'll check Travis out...his story is very inspiring.

Happy Sunday and happy crafting!


  1. Like the Butterflies both punched & on the paper. Especially like the inking for Butterfly paths. If the first ones are on Kraft cardstock then you can enter them in Kraft Journal Anythign Goes that ends today.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  2. Great cards Susan. Thanks for the inspiring story of Travis. We are so very fortunate to have men and woman of that caliber keeping us safe. I think we should praise them and pray for them every single day.

  3. Thank you for entering our Kraft challenge over at The Paper Crafting Journey

    I have some Blog Candy on my blog if you are interested!


  4. I'm crying happy tears for the Travis story. How special to have a crop in his honor of him!


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