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12/03/2009

A BLUE CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU...

Have you ever seen a blue cardinal?  I thought of the Blue Christmas song when I designed this card.

Cardinal

Here's what I like about this card... the artistic element that comes with watercoloring... the varied colors of the leaves... the grain of the textured card stock... the reflection of light on the berries... the added dimension of the crimped paper... the brads that match the berries... Can you think of anything else?

Supplies & Accessories: Stamp Set #111760 A Cardinal Christmas; Stamp Pads #101406 StazOn Jet Black, #102977 Night of Navy; Textured Card Stock #108697 Garden Green; Card Stock #100867 Night of Navy, #100730 Whisper White; Color Coordination #101879 Watercolor Pencils; Applicator #102845 Blender Pen; Texture and Embossing #101618 Crimper; Punch 107214 Ticket Corner; Embellishments #106953 Rich Regals Brocade Blue (colored with Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker); Adhesive #104430 Stampin' Dimensionals.

This Christmas, all the soldiers in our family will be home from their military commitments.  It will be the first time in several years we will all be together.  Now when the song plays on the radio, "I'll Have a Blue Christmas Without You," I won't get teary-eyed... Ken is home from Iraq.  Kenny Jr. will be home for a few days while awaiting orders for Afghanistan.  James is coming home for the holidays from school at West Point Military Academy. (Son-in-law and two grandsons.)  The song, however, still reminds me of all the families who will be separated this Christmas because of war.  And that is cause to feel blue.

Aarhussiggy 
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What a wonderful "different" card and sooo meaningful. I'm one of your new followers and love your work. Your note reminded me of the cards we just sent to our troops via "From Our Heart" which my stamping group became aware of this year.

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