Friday, June 5, 2015

Heroes Like Dad and a New Challenge ...

Good morning and Happy Friday! It's Release Week at Sami Stamps today, and we also have a NEW Challenge for you to play along with for the month of June.


With Father's Day fast approaching this weeks Release is perfect for the Dad or that special guy in your life! It's called Heroes Like Dad!


I chose to work with the Army Hero image from this weeks release. I'll explain why in a bit. Copic Markers were used to color this awesome image, which I fussy cut out. This months Challenge Theme of "Add Stripes" is so perfect for the image. I pulled out my design paper and a couple of dies and got to work. The design is clean and simple, perfect for mailing without all of the bulk.

A couple weeks ago my sister, Danica, shared a FB Post about Seaman 1st Class James Ralph Kutz of Kokomo, Indiana. He is a veteran who served during WWII and he is turning 100-years old on June 15, 2015. I knew that I wanted to send him a card for his birthday to wish him the best and thank him for his dedication to our country. When I saw this weeks release, especially Army Hero I had to create a card for Mr. Kutz. I know he wasn't in the army, but I didn't have any Navy images on hand.

If you would like to send Seaman 1st Class James Ralph Kutz a card yourself, that would be awesome. Cards are being mailed to ...
Salena Catron
c/o James Ralph Kutz
3310 Orleans Drive
Kokomo, IN  46902

You can also read about and see pictures of Mr. Kutz on FB here. The kindness of this young lady is heartwarming and I wish I could be a fly on the wall when he received all of the mail for his birthday!

Now lets look at all of the images being released.


Make sure you hop on over to Sami Stamps Blog to see what the other Designers created with the New Release and for Challenge #26 AND then hop on over to store to grab some of these lovely images for yourself!

Challenges I'd like to enter ...
 - AI Challenge #161 ~ For the Fellas
 - Cute as a Button Challenge #10 ~ For the Boys
 - Inky Impressions Challenge #212 ~ Make if for a Man
 - Simon Says Wednesday Challenge ~ Make it Masculine

I appreciate your stopping by today, and your lovely comments! 
Hope you have an amazing weekend.
Until next time ... Enjoy!


Products used:
 - Paper: Neenah Solar White, Papertry Ink Soft Stone, Whimsy By the Sea DP
 - Other: MFT Pcd Rectangle STAX,  Momenta Star Die (LOT 004788)

4 comments:

Caryn said...

This is a perfect guy card - love the colours and great image.
Thanks for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Caryn xxx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Fabulous image, love your card.

Karen Day said...

What a great card, and a wonderful story about who it's for! Thanks for joining our For the Fellas challenge at Art Impressions!

Francesca Lopez said...

What a cute card! Thank you for playing along at Cute As A Button Stamps, “For The Boys Challenge”. We hope to see you back again soon! Francesca, Owner, CuteAsAButton