My Hero-A card that commemorates our soliders.

I originally did a series of these cards when I was making cards last year to send to the troops in a great program where cards are bought or handmade and mailed to troops serving overseas. The premise being that these soldiers don’t often have materials like paper and stationary to write home or a BX where they can readily purchase cards. So the cards are sent blank to them so they may use them to write back to their families and friends. Even in the dawn of email-this is not always available to them and many of the cards would go to soldiers in remote areas as part of their supplies. Much like in WWI and WWII, communication is still done the old fashioned way and mail is charished, whether it is received or sent.I thought this was a great image for them to receive. . .to know that they are appreciated, but then they could use the card to send back to their families-I thought it would be great for a mom or dad soldier to send to their kids.

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Welcome to Vivacious Va. . . Va. . . Vavoom!


Just starting out here in the blog world so bare with me.  I intend to post a handmade card or project every day.  I say, “intend” and loosely use the timeline of “every” day as my life may not always permit but I will do my best!  Oh, by the way, I’m Jill!  A bit about me:  I have been an active crafter, artist, up-cycler, interior designer, and often just dabble in anything that helps me release stress.  I find crafts help with meditation.  I once read that more people do crafts than play golf, which works for me since every time I have attempted to play golf, I’ve nearly fatally injured someone. . .so I’ll stick to crafting!
The new venture is me back in school full-time for my Masters Degree in Art History. 

Hey Dude!  Skaterboarder Boy. . .Carefree and rid’n the wind!  (Blank Inside) 

I’ll be on a boy kick this week and will try to post some more masculine cards that I hope will inspire you.  The textured background was created with embossing folders and my Cuttlebug and a smige of stripped paper running horizontal and some boyish metal bling.  The boy in the card is a digi stamp and unfortunately I can’t recall where I got it. . .so feel free to post the website, if you recognize it.  I’m not always perfectly organized in my studio/office so don’t expect to see detailed “how-to” intructions here at Va Va Vavoom!
That’s all for today.  Hopefully when I have learned the ropes a little more in google blogspot, I’ll have all the bells and whistles added including my Etsy website where you’ll be able to purchase my cards and other creations in the very near future.
Hope to gain some followers and see you back here again!   

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