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Sending a hug for Tag You're It and the Kindness Challenge

Hi Everyone,

just a quick post today.  I wanted to share a card with you and also talk about out what was a very eventful day for Lou and I yesterday.

Firstly, TagYoureIt had a great challenge this week.

I was drawn to the idea of the branch - and the colors - but went in a different direction for the sentiment.  I wanted to join in the Kindness Challenge across at Jennifer McGuire's blog and create a card for a child.  So, this card will be going in the next batch to Cards for Hospitalized Kids.

I die cut the bird, branch and leaves and then went to work with my distress inks and markers to add shading and color to the top of the birds head, his tail, his back and his breast.  I also did the same on the leaves.   I also shaded the entire background of the tag with my distress inks to make him look as though he was against the sky.  I assembled the tag and then mounted it on fun foam at the back to give it a little dimension.

Here's my card:


On a personal note:

Well, it was a rather momentous day for Lou and I yesterday.  A day that has been many years in the making.   


Lou and I joined 424 other people - from 67 different countries - and pledged our Oath of Allegiance yesterday.  Standing and singing the Star Spangled Banner - our new National Anthem - was a very emotional moment - one that we will never forget.

Of course, I had to take a photograph of the flag that we had been given to hold as we pledged allegiance to the flag :-)


What a day!

I'll be back with another project tomorrow.   In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers to all those who need a little lift today.




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Congrats to you & Lou! How exciting!

Jen Mitchell

Congratulations! What an exciting time for you both! And I love your card. The details on the tag are so beautiful!

Anne Marie

Well CONGRATES . What s wonderful time in your life .. I'm so happy for you both .. GOD BLESS AMERICA !! Hugs Anne


First of all a huge congratulations to you both! That is a big deal ,hugs and God bless you both!
Your thoughtful tag card is darling and I'm sure will be loved! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It, Jaydee!


Congratulations to the new citizens! What a sweet little card you've made.

Jeanne H

Hardiest and happy congratulations to you and Lou on such a momentous occasion. Am proud to know you as a friend and fellow Minnesotan. Thanks for sharing.

linda mccullough

So excited on your citizenship!

Joanne James

Congratulations Jaydee - a true American now!


Congratulations Jaydee & Lou!! So proud to call you fellow Americans as well as friends! Hugs

Nancy Penir

How exciting! Filled me with goose bumps to read your blog. Congratulations, and blessings to you both! What a sweet tag, with a meaningful sentiment. Lovely simplicity!


I love your card, just perfect. And it makes me feel good that wise people like you(I've been reading your blog for years) chose to become citizens of my country! Congratulations!

rosemarie calpin

Congratulations! What a big day for both of you. Your card is amazing as always. May you celebrate many blessings this Thanksgiving.

Beth Wilhelm

Congratulations to you both!

Doris D.

I love this card with the branch going off the tag. Clever. So happy for you and Lou.

Kris Markham

Congratulations to you and Lou!

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