Thursday, February 4, 2010

My Husband is home from Afghanistan


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Excuse the little break that I just gave myself the past few days, however, I was pleasantly surprised with a HUSBAND that came home from AFGHANISTAN !!!!!!!!! I wasn't expecting him until this weekend at the earliest. There was a photographer on hand so hopefully I will have those to share soon.

Moving on to the adorable little Choo Choo Train Card. This is some of the paper that I hope never runs out. It is part of the Zoom Collection by Crate Paper. The weight, quality and texture are just amazing. I used a Nestability Label 4 Die to cut out a little window across the bottom and then placed a piece of the the cardstock with the Train under it. I then took another image of the Train and cut it out, inked the edges a bit then adhered it using foam squares. As you can see, I cut out the wheels and replaced them with button "wheels" instead. I used the Martha Stewart Picket Fence punch on the green strip of cardstock that runs along one side. I did the same thing on the inside. I was kind of thinking it looked like railroad ties. What do you think?
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.............Supplies I used................
Paper: Crate Paper (zoom collection), Stampin Up (wild wasabi, bashful blue
Tools: Martha Stewart (picket fence border punch), Spellbinders (Nestabilities label 4)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (ribbon & twine), Stampin Up (buttons & foam squares)
Ink: Stampin Up (close to cocoa)

27 comments:

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

cute card but i'm more excited about hubby being home! woooo hooooo! if you post at all while he's home - i'll spit! enjoy the time and then tell, tell, tell when he leaves!

oh, and give him a hug for me too and tell him he's still in my prayers!

hugs :)

April Rose said...

I'm so happy for you and your husband--give him a hug for me! This card is super cute--the picket fence punch makes great railroad tracks--genius!
Hugs,
April

Anita said...

Glad that your hubby is home safe. Cute card! The fence is a neat touch.

Mina said...

oh thats fantastic that your Husbands home Justine, I bet there were a few tears and not just from you...love this fabulous boys card, love the choo choo
Mina xxx

Maria Matter said...

Woohoo, so glad hubbys home....have fun with that!!! :)

adorable card, love the polka dots and your railroad ties!!!
Blessings, Maria

Pat (mspfd) said...

Yippee! You must be thrilled! I am sooo happy that your DH is home safe and sound. My very best wishes to you both!!

And, of course, I love your train card and I agree about the tracks! Amazing detailing.

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh cool, I love your paper!!

Cecelia said...

Congrats on your husband's return! That is awesome! And this card is soooo cute! I love it! Just perfect for a little boy
;0) xx

The Wired Angel said...

Great for you! I'm a P.A.M... proud Army Mom... what these men and women do for us is phenomenal. Enjoy your time together! Sending huge hugs, Peggy

Sandy said...

So many fab things you have to share with us....So happy your hubby is home...and what a nice surprise to have him early...the card is fabulouso...I have a friend coming over to scrap tonight and she is doing something for her new baby boy...I'm going to show her this...the colors are fab and the train toot toot cute...congrats on posts, followers and most of all your joyful reunion~

Erin Smetak said...

I am so excited for you! Have you been on cloud 9?! Let me know when you're back online!

Love the card! Very cute!

Kazan Clark said...

cute card and congrats on 1. Your hubby being home 2. all those blog stats :)

Loopylou!! said...

what a lovely surprise to have your dh home early. i aabsolutely love your card, it is gorgeous. thank you for sharing it with us on our challenge over on LB2 xxx

Loopylou!! said...

what a lovely surprise to have your dh home early. i aabsolutely love your card, it is gorgeous. thank you for sharing it with us on our challenge over on LB2 xxx

Jennifer said...

Wow, that is AWESOME! 400 posts.


What a great boy card.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Congrats on your stats! And I hope you are having a wonderful time with DH. Your card is so cute!! I love the colors and image and using the fence border punch was very clever, looks just like RR tracks. Thanks so much for playing along with Creative Belli this week!

*Vicki* said...

Oh give hubby a big hug from all of us!! So glad he's home! :) I adore your card with the colors and the image!! Masculine/boy are hard to do and I'm always looking for ideas!! HUGS

Helen F. said...

Such good news, Justine! Happy to hear your husband is home from Afghanistan earlier than expected. He and the rest of our troops remain in my prayers. BTW, love the little choo choo with the MS punch on the side adorable :o)

Jane Wetzel said...

ABSOLUTELY adorable card Justine...ENJOY the hub being home and God Bless U both!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is super cute and I am so happy to hear that your husband is home safe!!!

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

your card is fantastic, so perfect for a boy. enjoy your time with your hubby, cherrish him.Thanks for sharing with lily boo. janex

NinaB said...

Woohoo! What a wonderful surprise, Justine. I'm so glad your dear hubby is finally home with you. Now, I'll go hug my DH. I know I take his being here for granted a lot of times. Hugs.

raindropecho said...

Awww glad that your husband is back! Tell him thank you for me (and many others). Have a wonderful time, Justine!! This card is fantastic, by the way!
- Ann

Katie said...

Super sweet card and wonderful to have hubby home!
Thanks for playing at LBT!

Joan Ervin said...

What an adorable design....such beautiful colors and fun details!!! Thanks for playing in the Belli challenge!!!

Jenny Gropp said...

The fence does look like road ties -- great idea!!! Thanks for playing along in the Belli Challenge!

Chrissy D said...

Super cute - perfect for a boy! Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge! Join us again on Wednesday!