December 21, 2012


My daughter comes home today! Not such a big deal you say? Oh, but it is! You see, Sarah just arrived back in the U.S. a few weeks ago after a tour of duty in Afghanistan. She is a Combat Medic with the Army. I am so glad she made it back safely.

Anyway, we will be picking her up at the airport this evening, and it will be so good to see her! She will be with us for about two weeks over the Holidays.

A few years back, when Stampin' Up! introduced their pirate-flavored stamp set Ahoy Matey, Sarah fell in love with it. She informed me that each and every card I ever make for her in the future must be made with this set. Oh? Oh. OK.

As she was leaving for her Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, I dragged out her favorite little pirate to wish her luck and safety. I used Stampin' Write Markers to make the little pirate into a camo-clad soldier.

Here is a close-up of his little Army outfit:

You may ask why I have this card in my possession. It's because Sarah isn't at all sentimental, and she didn't take it with her. That's OK. Every time I look at it, I smile, and then pray for her safety. 

Welcome Home, Sarah!



  1. Oh adorable and so glad your daughter will be home for Xmas ~ Happy Holidays ~

    (A Creative Harbor ~ aka artmusedog and Carol ^_^)

    1. Thank you, Carol! And we had a great two weeks with Sarah! Hope your Holidays were wonderful! :>)

  2. That's a cute card. So glad Sarah will be home! Hooray! Have fun with her for the next two weeks and of course the rest of the family too.

    1. Thanks, Christina! We had a great visit with Sarah. She's headed back to her base in Washington now. :>)

  3. Oh yes, Welcome Home, Sarah:)

    Sending a very Merry Christmas and thanking Sarah for her service.