Friday, April 15, 2011


Did anyone think I had disappeared off the face of the earth?  I was beginning to wonder about myself!  Ha!  Last weekend was a busy weekend.  Then we had revival at church that began on Sunday night and ran through Wednesday night.  Then our modem bit the dust, and a new one just arrived today via UPS.  Our UPS delivery man is lucky I didn't grab him and kiss him!  LOL.  I am such an internet junkie!

I made this card for a Deputy Sheriff from a small county in Virginia (where I am originally from) who was shot in the line of duty a month or so ago.  Two officers were killed, and one other officer was injured as well.  I actually graduated from high school with the shooter (who was shot and killed by the police), and no one seems to know why he went on a shooting rampage.  Anyway, the recipient of this card is paralyzed from the waist down as of now.  But, I heard that he was having some pain in his thighs and he told them they were hurting his feet when they were doing physical therapy.  So, I am praying that God will heal him, and he will walk again.  He is in Georgia in rehab.  He goes to church with my parents, and although I do not know him, I wanted to send him a card.  Thus, this card was made.

Here's how it was made:

Size:  A2
Cardstock:  Bazzill
Patterned Papers;  DCWV Linen Closet Stack
Frame:  Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge cut at 4 1/2" (I think)
I used my Stampin' Up punch for the corners. (I can't remember the name of this punch, and I can't find it in their catalog now.)
I printed the sentiment and cut it with one of my Nestabilities oval dies, and it was perfect with the frame!
Doilies:  Martha Stewart punch, with added pearls and gems.
I also used a Fiskars border punch (that you can barely see) and a little baker's twine.

Hope you like it, and have an awesome weekend!  I'd love to hear from you.  Your comments make my day.


Kim said...

Beautiful as always Tammy. I'm now a follower of your blog.

Vivi Martínez said...

I love what you made with this card. It is just beautiful... It will brings lots of hope to the officer. I'll be praying for him and for all the people involve in such a tragedy.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh Tammy, I love it.. and I still believe God is in the miracle business. Please keep us updated on his condition...

Kate said...

I saw this on the PC messageboard but wanted to come and tell you here that this card really is gorgeous. I love the way the sentiment is the focus of the card. All the other elements are a beautiful touch but none overpower the words.
I pray that the deputy continues to heal - his body and his heart as he mourns the loss of his comrades.

Alpha & Omega Design Team said...

Beautiful...I know it will help him to know that many others, even those he doesn't know, are praying for his full recovery. I prayed as well. Great always!

Anna C said...

Your card is beautiful Tammy! I'm sure when it arrives, it will certainly brighten that officer's day! Being right next door to Buchanan County, we were stunned that such a senseless act had taken place. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the officers and their families as they heal.

Anna C said...

Your card is beautiful, Tammy! Love your cards! I'm sure this card will certainly brighten his day when it arrives! Being right next door to Buchanan County, we just could not believe such a senseless act had taken place. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Buchanan County.

Debbie said...

A touching story Tammy and I pray that the officer recovers. Your card is beautiful and I know that it will touch him! You are such a kind and caring person.