Friday, September 9, 2011

9-9 Freebie Friday at Bugaboo Stamps!

Another week is coming to a close and  of course that means we've something fun and FREE at Bugaboo Stamps for you! That's right, it's FREEBIE FRIDAY at Bugaboo Stamps! This weeks featured digi is from a line of awesome digis called AKV Army! Don't forget to head over to the Bug Shop and nab it while you can!

I made this card to give it to someone - despite having never met him! A good friend of mine's husband had been deployed for a year in Afghanistan, and we had become closer friends while he was away. She painted many, many mental pictures for me when she shared stories of all the fun things they did together and places they'd gone. As you might imagine, everyone was beyond thrilled to find out that he was finally coming home safely! He finally arrived in time for Labor Day weekend!

In deference to leaving them to have plenty of undisturbed family time, I ended up only briefly shaking Cooper's hand before they left yesterday to visit family back in their hometown. I hope Paola will not have read this blog post, and that Cooper will appreciate the thought I put into this card! I know this simple card cannot adequately convey our thanks for his service, and how glad we are that he is home for good! I hope they enjoy their well-deserved vacation and that they will like this very belated card!

This card is apropro for and may have been entered into the following challenges:

Some Odd Girl - Stitching
Crazy Amigos - Sewing
Southern Girls - Lots of Layers (Limit 1 Entry)
My Mums Craft Shop - Layers (2 of 3)
Cards for Men - 'G' is for Green, Guys' Card
Creative Stamp Friends - Cards for a man
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots - Anything Goes


  1. Love the freebie!! thank you so much for sharing it!

    Lisa G

  2. great card Scrappy! love that ribbon!

  3. Fantastic, love the designer paper.

  4. Great card and great story. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Hazel x

  5. super fab creation, I love the theme and your awesome image, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at One Stitch at a Time this week
    Good luck

  6. Wonderful card and I'm sure he will absolutely love it! Thanks for joining us at MMCS layer it up challenge, good luck and hope you'll join us again next week


  7. what a wonderful project - Thanks for linking up to Make it Monday
    Lisa x

  8. Fabulous card, love the papers and a great image.
    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

  9. I love this card, and moreso that you made it and gave it to a soldier who I am sure will appreciate it so much. That ribbon is fab too.

    Many thanks for another great entry at OSAAT

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

  10. Oh this is perfect for a manly card! This stitching is really perfect! Fun image too - thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl this week!

  11. A fabulous card! I hope it made him smile like it did me.Thank you for joining us in our blog hop celebrations and if you leave a comment on my blog you will be in too win some yummy goodies!! Karenx

  12. Awesome card! Love the papers and that image is fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  13. This is just cute!!! Simply adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Some Odd Girl!

  14. This is fab! Thanks for playing along with the first crafty boots challenge! Amyxx

  15. Eine super schöne Karte genau richtig für einen Mann.

    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative-Stempelfreunde
    LG Nicole

  16. What a great masculine card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Ribbon Carousel Challenge!

  17. Great card and great story.
    Thanks for joining us at Kreative Stempelfreunde this week.
    Hugs Manuela

  18. Great card and I love this image.

    Thank you for entering the first Crafty Boots challenge.


  19. so cute! great male card! thanks for stitching with us at Some Odd Girl