Thursday, April 7, 2011

Final Peekie at the Peekers & Blog Candy Ends TONIGHT:)

Good morning, everyone:o)  
If you are here for the Jesus Is THE Reason Blog Hop, please go HERE! 

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 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!!!


Card Ingredients:
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


Alex said...

This is FABULOUS! I love it Carolyn. Great job.

Suzy800 said...

The absolute joy of a child's innocence of anticipation. I love this card Carolyn.....and my heart was touched by it. I'd like to think that our Lord and Savior is waiting in anticipation for us to arrive back home to Him as well. Everything about this card is gorgeous....the colors......the flower......the pins. So absolutely beautiful and heart touching. God Bless you and your family.

Jacqy said...

Oh my, I so understand about having a son in the millitary. I have a former Marine. But during the time he was deployed, I was that mom as you described. Your son is in my heart and prayers. I just love the work you do here. Your cards touch me deeply. I can so relate.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Your card is just beautiful! Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home.

StampTramps said...

This was a very touching blog post to go along with a beautiful card.

Jennifer said...

Oh this is so perfect...beautiful flower! Thanks for playing at CES Challenges.

xx Jenny xx (guest designer)

Heather said...

Oh my goodness how SWEET this is ! The image is beyond adorable and your colors are perfect. I love the embellies. I am bad... I did not read your post in full... until after I started to comment then went back and read it. I just had a feeling when I first saw this that it was for Jonathon or with him in mind. Know we are praying for him (and you all). Beautiful in so many ways my sweet friend.
Lots of hugs and smiles.

Sue said...

Hi ya
aww a lovely card, fab little scene,great design,thank you for joining us at CES this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

kaylou said...

super gorgeous work, thank you for joining our child challenge at CES.
Hugs Kaylou xx

Kristina said...

What a fantastic card! I just love your black flower!! Thank you for joining us this week at The Kraft Journal!

Min said...

This is just beautiful! That flower is amazing!!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug "Anything Goes" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min

Sharon said...

How precious!! Such a beautiful card!! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!!! :)

Libby Streed said...

Precious, precious card. I've gone back to see it a few times! I love that gorgeous flower, too.

Julie said...

Super card - your flower is just lush!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges this week, Juliexx

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card.Love the colours and embellishments.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Jeanette said...

Beautiful card. I keep forgetting how nice jeweled pins are. Thanks for joining us at I Did It Creations.

Janiel/ janny said...

Carolyn, your cards with the peekers are adorable!!!
hugs, Janiel

Barbara said...

OHHH...this is such a stunning card. I love the image, the design, the crafted inside of the card, the color combo and the beautiful black flower. Just everything works so well to make this a masterpiece card!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week for our "Anything Goes Challenge." We hope to see you again on Monday for our next challenge. XX
Barbara GDT

9 April 2011 03:37

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Sue from Oregon said...

oh this one just melts my heart!

Nancy Keller said...

What a sweet card! I love it, what a cute little image of the peeker! :) Thanks for sharing!

corinne said...

very nice ! thank you for joining us on craftyourpassion's challenge
blog. Good luck !