Saturday, May 18, 2013

Brian's Army Journey

So many of you know that my youngest son enlisted in the U.S. Army.....left for boot camp in January 2013.  I work very hard to be an Army Strong Mom, and I couldn't be prouder of him. 

I decided a couple weeks ago that I wanted to chronicle his journey in an art journal.  It's mostly a way for me to channel my "missing him" into something more productive than feeling sad.  There She Goes stamps has a challenge this week to create something with the "Movin' on" theme.  This was my motivation to start his journal.  I'm also entering this into Paper Girls Challenge to add some doodles to my project.

The boots and "so proud of you" sentiment are both from There She Goes boot camp stamp set.  (This stamp set came out right around the time Brian enlisted....and is how I found this company - who does some really fabulous stamps....I have a bunch now!)  The title, circle, and heart are cut with my Cameo......and the doodles are done with a green and grey zig-writer pens...  The arrow is from UmWow Studios

I love how the page turned out!  It makes me smile.  Isn't he the handsomest soldier!!?!

Crafily yours,

Karen (karey2005)


  1. Awww, what a sweet thing to do! I know I missed my hubby something CRAZY during all of his deployments. Thanks for playing along with us at TSG! Hope you will join us for a new challenge on Monday!

  2. Aww how sweet!What a proud mama!!

  3. I LOVE how this turned out!!!! Everything just FLOWS perfectly. Great job!

    and yes...he's the handsomest soldier. :)