Very timely, as I have a special post to share today. This Sunday, a friend of mine heads to Parris Island, reporting for boot camp. WOW. Seems like just yesterday when she told me that she was enlisting. I'm SO proud of her, as I know this wasn't an easy decision to make, and I know she'll be great. She's already displayed determination and drive, now she has to just keep going.
I had to say goodbye last night - and amazingly enough, I did so without tears...sort of ;). I just can't begin to explain how great I think she is for doing what she's doing. A great example to my daughters and my nieces especially, that we girls can kick some *insert 3 letter explicative here*
I promise this post isn't all blah blah blah...
Kirsten is in our fife and drum corps, and we had a big send off for her at practice last night...I, of course, volunteered to make her a card for the occasion... check her out:
Cute, right?? I know Kirsten WON'T be wearing pink camo, but hey, I'm exercising my artistic freedom ;). Here's a close up:
I merged two images from the Greeting Farm to come up with my girl soldier. I took my Wild West Anya's braids, and "attached them" to the Hero Ian image...I think it came out pretty good, if I do say do myself! The pink camouflage was drawn/colored by hand. You can see a faint background on the base using phrases from the Hero Ian set (which is unfortunately no longer available :( ).
So Kirsten - here's to you...head off to boot camp, and kick some *insert 3 letter explicative here* - lol ;). I'll be missing you - and will look forward to seeing you after graduation in February!!! Love ya girl, YOU CAN DO IT!!!
And don't forget my friends -- Veteran's day is tomorrow -- so...
THANK YOU to our Veterans. Thanks for your service for our country, it wouldn't be what it is today without you...
I can ever say it enough -- thank you to ALL of our military forces for the jobs you do...and I'll leave you with one last project that I made for one of the Marines' newest recruits: