Good morning, everyone:o)
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If you are here to take a final peek at the soon-to-be released stamps by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Company, then you are in the right place:) Today, I have the pleasure of showing you the precious stamp, "Waiting For You...Peeker". I must say, this stamp touched my heart in many ways and so much so it literally brought me to tears. Growing up in a military family, my father was often deployed...and even when he was home, he worked extremely late hours. As a little girl, I was THIS image...constantly running to the window every time I heard a car go by hoping to see my daddy coming up the driveway. I was definitely a daddy's girl; and I remember how my heart would jump and a smile would take over my face when my daddy was home:) This July marks the tenth year of my daddy's death, and this beautiful stamp brought back joyful, loving memories of my childhood and the great love a little girl has for her daddy...her hero:)
Another reason this stamp touches my heart is from a parent's perspective. My oldest son, Jonathon, has followed in his grandfather's and father's footsteps and is now a military man. Recently, he came home from Iraq...and I found myself acting out this image once again. If you are familiar with the military, you know that you very seldom get an actual date of arrival...generally, it is between this date and that...so as Jonathon's date drew closer, I found myself once again scurrying to the window every time I heard a car go by...hoping I would see him standing in the doorway:) Yes, I ADORE this precious stamp!!!
Actually, this card is for Jonathon...hence the more masculine colors and no glitter. He is now back in Iraq, and I miss him terribly!!! And as the Lockhart sentiment says, I am "just waiting for him" to come home again so I can hug him, hear his laughter, see his handsome face and know he' safe:)
Thank you for stopping by!!! I hope you have enjoyed the past week of peeks of the soon-to-be released Peekers by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Company. Tomorrow, the stamps will be available for purchase at SCACD and at Quixotic Paperie for European customers...ALSO, we will be having a blog hop to celebrate the release of these precious stamps. I hope you will be able to hop along with us:o) AND, if you haven't entered the drawing for the awesome blog candy, it ends tonight at 7 PM (PDT). For all the yummy details, GO HERE!!!
I am entering this card into the following fabulous challenges:
- I Did It Creations Challenge (Anything Goes)
- Catch the Bug Challenge (Anything Goes)
- Craft Your Passion (Anything Goes)
- CES Challenges (Children)
- Make It Monday with the Kraft Outlet (Spring Cleaning...must include kraft card stock...the spring cleaning part is duting off some neglected items and showing them some love:)
- Paper Playtime (Anything Goes)
- Stars & Stamps Midweek Throwdown (Father's Day...although this card is going to my son, if my dad were still here...he'd be getting one too:)
Stamp: "Waiting For...Peeker" by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamp Company; (sentiment stamp) Lockhart Stamp Company - "Just Waiting For You"
Papertrey Ink Kraft card stock, DCWV burgundy textured card stock, DCWV "Linen Closet" patterned paper, black card stock (inexpensive pack from Office Depot only used for layering), Prismacolor markers, Maya road pins - Vintage Pewter Pearl, Diamond Glaze, decorative ribbon and tulle blossom (Hobby Lobby), black tulle, Nesties - rectangles and hearts, pearl hat pin (Hobby Lobby), adhesive, dimensional adhesive