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Hugs and Kisses for Addicted to CAS

Hi Everyone.  Happy Saturday.

It's the fabulously talented Deepti's turn to host our Addicted to CAS challenge this week and she has a perfect code word for this time of year. 

Now, when I saw this code word I was originally drawn to creating a Valentine's Day card... but... I realized that I needed a couple of thank you - thinking of you cards - for the winter season.  Considering that we are still deep in winter, I decided to bring out a set that is normally used for Christmas and use it as a winter set instead :)

Before I show you my card, I wanted to remind you to cheek out the fabulous cards from the design team and the amazing card from our Guest Designer - Julia.  Her card is fabulous.

I had such fun coloring this card - and used some paper piecing for items on the little critters.  Of course, I had to use my Lil Inker Stitched Rectangles :-)  

Here's my card:

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I used Copic markers to color the critters - as well as the sky background and love the way it turned out.  I do hope that you will join us for this challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create.  Remember... that we have fabulous prize for our winner.  Here's a reminder:

Prize is 3 digis from the store
Prize is 3 free digis

 Absolutely fabulous prizes :-)

On a personal note:

 Oh... I am so pleased it is the weekend and Lou and I intend to relax and do some fun things - including going to the movies.  Last week we saw Paddington and it was amazing..... it's such a part of my childhood that it was really wonderful come to life and we smiled all the way through it :-)  This week we are off to see something a little more serious :-)

I also have some wonderful new goodies to open up and show a little love.  These are my early Valentine's goodies.  I don't know what it is about little brown boxes, delivered by my man in brown... but they bring me lots of pleasure :-)

I also have to do some research this weekend.. well more research.  I am currently half-way through researching my father's army service in Burma.  I really wanted to do this in the hope that it would help me to understand my father more and, I can honestly say, that it has absolutely helped to do that! Dad served in the army from 1937 to 1946 and spent 4 years in Burma.  Dad never spoke about his time there but suffered terrible "episodes" for many, many years after his return.  It's only many decades later that I realized Dad was suffering from PTSD.  However, back in the 40's and 50's, men were not allowed to show their emotions and no-one had ever mentioned PTSD to us.  

Lou asked me what I was going to do with the information that I am uncovering and it took me a while to decide.  In the end, I decided that I would document Dad's service, the conditions in which he served and  I want to do it to honor his service and I wish that he was alive to tell him that now I understand and how proud I am of him.  

I plan to also do an art journal page to honor Dad.... but I am not sure, yet, what form that will take.  I need to spend a little time thinking about it and planning it :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with my Paper Player's card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight



Card recipe:

  • Card stock and DSP - SSS card kit
  • Stamp set: Simon Says Stamp
  • Inks:  Copic Markers