Thursday, September 30, 2010

Welcome Home Mike

Today is a day of celebration in my family!!  My brother-in-law is returning home to my sister and their five children after a year long deployment in Iraq.  I wish I could be there for his homecoming ceremony but they live several states away.  Here is a card I sent to welcome him home.







Stamps:  Main image -- Stampscapes:  Pines and Rocks, Cloud (cumulus), Gulls, Tag -- Round and Round (PTI), Lakeside Cove Lg. (Stampscapes)
Paper:  Ocean Tides, Vintage Cream (PTI), chocolate pp
Ink:  Sky Blue, tuxedo black (memento),  Garden Green (CTMH), Dark Chocolate (PTI)
Accessories:  Prismacolor pencils (shading boulders and water), Ribbon Tag (spellbinders), Rustic Twine (PTI), pop dots

18 comments:

Dana said...

Oh Sara, what a wonderful thing to be celebrating. Happy, happy news!
Your card is just incredible. You are an amazing stamepr...this is so well executed. I love how the scene is mimiced on the sentiment tag, gorgeous. Makes me feel as if I am looking THROUGH the tag to the BG. Very cool.

Sue Ann said...

Sara I am so happy for your family~~ I am sure your sister has had a very long year!!! This is a beautiful card and the scene is beautiful and perfect for his eyes .... truly AMAZING!!!

Keva said...

That's really great news. I really like the card a lot. It's perfect for a man and just a really beautifully made card.

Amy said...

So happy to hear this! I don't even know where to start to describe this card. Serene. It is AMAZING Sara! You have outdone yourself making this "scene".

Lorraine said...

WOW, gorgeous scene you created! Your BIL will love it. A year long deployment must feel like forever. I'm glad he's returning home safely!

Jennifer K said...

How wonderful that he coming home - definitely a celebratory event. I bet your sister will be so glad to have her partner back. What a great scene you created with these stamps - very, very cool!

Kay said...

Gorgeous card, and a BIG "Welcome Home" to your BIL. My thanks for his service.

Laurie said...

Sara this is so pretty! So glad he is home safe!

Mariana said...

What a great card!! It's simple stunning! A great way to celebrate such a happy day!!

Nadine said...

My gosh Sara your landscaping is GORGEOUS!! Beautifully done and your tag is the perfect touch to this card. How wonderful for your sister and the kids that their daddy is coming home!

Niki Estes said...

Beautiful card and what a great occasion!

Nerina said...

What a beautiful card to welcome your BIL home again! I love the softness of your colours and the wonderful scene you've created! I'm not in the U.S. but sincerely appreciate all of those people who serve in the military! He has my utmost respect and admiration!

Chere M. said...

Sara, I am sure your sister and her family are so happy to finally have dad home again. I love the card, the rocks especially look so real, they look almost 3-D. Wow! great job.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

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Diane Jaquay said...

Wow wow wow! This is stunning Sara! So happy your bil is home! Thanks for your sweet words on my blog :)

Southern Moments said...

Beautiful Card!!!

Mary
Scrap n' Stamp

Anonymous said...

Sara I have just happened on your blogspot. Happy me!

Delighted to hear your family's good news - your bil will be thrilled with your magnificent card. Wouldn't it make a beautiful framed picture? Now, I'm off to have a good browse.

Mary Mac

sillyleann said...

I was visiting today and went back to look at some that I had missed. Oh My!! This is flat out gorgeous!! I have no idea how you did it, but I am in awe. I am sure he loved it. I know it has been a while now, but I hope he made it in ok and that everything is going well for your sister and the kids. What a great way to celebrate such an occasion!