Saturday, May 26, 2012

Remembering a Wounded Soldier

A close friend of mine called and asked me if I could make a card for her recently. She'd read in the newspaper about a soldier who returned home from Afghanistan with severe injuries and his family was requesting cards to comfort him. I knew "get well" just wasn't going to work, so I dug into my stash of stamps and found this Verve sentiment that I thought would be more effective to encourage his recovery. I used the Clockworks ef for the red background, and put some navy cardstock behind the EK bricked pattern punched border. I sponged the kraft sentiment panel with antique linen ink, and added some square gold brads for an accent. The inside simply says "Never Give Up!"

On this Memorial Day weekend, I want to remember not only our fallen military, but the injured ones as well who are recovering and need encouragement to keep going. We need to remember all of those who sacrifice so much for our freedom and show our appreciation!

Thanks much for stopping by, and I wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend!

ETA: if anyone would like to send this injured soldier a card to lift his spirits,  I'm sure he'll appreciate some love and support after the terrible injuries he's suffered!!

LCpl Timothy Donley
c/o WRNMMC general delivery/postal Ops
8901 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20889-5600


Donna Hanley said...

Carol, It this card doesn't lift the soldier's spirits nothing will. You can feel the love and appreciation that you put into this card. That sentiment and the inside sentiment is just outstanding. Those gold brads are the ideal detail for this card. I wish you a great weekend. I'm trying to get as much outside work done as I can before we get rain. Coming in for a break and seeing your card gave me the pick up I need to keep going today.

JoAnn Ross said...

Oh, wow. This is already an emotional weekend for me, but you really went right to the heart with this story and card. It's not only gorgeous, but perfect and you'll probly never know the difference you may have made in that soldier's life, but I know you really helped him get through another day while he's reclaiming his life! xoxo

jimlynn said...

Carol, this is such a perfect sentiment for someone recovering from injuries. A beautiful card too.

nwilliams6 said...

This is so comforting and inspiring - what a great card. I love cards that are made with so much heart and vision - this is wonderful! Hugz!!

Denise Marzec said...

I love that sentiment...what a BEAUTIFUL card!! Truly touching.

Benzi said...

What a wonderful card, Carol, and the sentiment is just what is needed to encourage him. I'm sure it will lift his spirits. You're so faithful in this cause.

Kristen :-) said...

Wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous! The texture and colors are fantastic! What a great way to lift someones spirits!

Shannon White said...

Goodness this Sentiment is just Perfect Miss Carol! What a Wonderful card and I am sure this will help him stay encouraged for sure! 8-)

Hugs & a Very Happy Memorial day weekend to you my friend! 8-)

Big Hugs

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hi, Carol. I will do my best to get a card out quickly. This is a wonderful creation. I will have to play catch up on what I have missed a bit later. Hugs.....

Sue from Oregon said... the embossing folder you used on this...he is sure to get a lift from this!