Tuesday, July 17, 2012

One Small Step For Man

My how time has flown! 
It's already time for the monthly 
Note Card Party 

That's the time when we dig back into the blog archives to find four pictures which could be turned into note cards.  They don't have to have a theme, but I'm sort of a themey person by nature so mine generally do.

I'm calling this week's collection 
Stepping Out.

Cards for celebrating those milestones in our lives,
large and small. 


Like retirement...



And graduation...


wedding or an Anniversary


And  Coming Home



This last one is actually my favorite 
 and one that I really am making into a card this week.

Just in case you don't recognize them,  
those are the cowboy boots of a certain
 Lt. McNephew. 

After a year of deployment, 
we finally have boots on the ground. 

American ground, that is.

Time to untie the yellow ribbons, folks ...

His can is coming home.  







A Haven for Vee



56 comments:

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

YEA for the coming home card!!!! Wonderful news!! A very cool series, Debbie. Very cool. blessings ~ tanna

Denise said...

Woo Hoo, that is awesome news.

Mrs.Rabe said...

Love this...

Thank him for his service for us!

These are cute cards too!

Deanna

Kathryn Ross said...

LOVE visiting you, Deb! I get my chuckles AND a serious slice of devotional thoughts that are - as you noted in your July 8th Sunday post, "enough" light for me to "get it" and be going on with.

Siberia is splendid - can't wait to see how you finish it off. Can't imagine having an extra bathroom that is rarely used. During our derecho storm this month, ours saw a lot of action with all and sundry stopping by. We were the 10% blessed to have power within hours. 90% of our city was without for days - slowly restored over a two week period.

Will be catching up at Vee's Note Card Party this week - have a few little shots worthy, I daresay.

Best to you with that change of mind thing regarding outside-the-box thinking at church. Tough one. I was always struggling with that through the years in the many fellowships the Lord has planed me in (former Navy wife moving 18 times in 20 years)and all I can say is I'm the one who was changed. Thankfully, in mid-life, God has given us a wonderful Calvary Chapel with so many outside-the-box creative thinkers and talented individuals - I am thriving as an artist who happens to be a Christian.

Yak on- friend - I love ya!
Kathy

Anne said...

Debbie I love your note cards. Congratulations on your nephews homecoming. Your family must be so happy and proud of him.

Debbie said...

good morning! I LOVED your note cards! Perfect! And praise God he is home! YAY!!! Have a wonderful day.

Gina said...

These would make a great set of note cards! I'm so glad to hear your nephew will be back on American soil soon!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Awesome...and you thought it out enough to get pictures of each of these events, how great is that?!!

Well only tears of appreciation on the last picture...what an awesome man and yea!! for all his family and wife!

Amy Kinser said...

Love these pictures! Love the one of your daughter's graduation. Love that last one!!

I think you like feet. I think it's because you know that we are to "go" and tell the Good News. Now you need to start taking pictures of mouths.

So happy McNephew is home!!!!

Denise said...

Tears and more tears. These would all be wonderful note cards. You should seriously consider starting a business.

I'm so glad you're really making that last one into a card. He will LOVE it. I cannot believe we are finally counting DAYS until his return home. As far as I am aware, 8 more days. So very proud of that SIL of mine. Thanks for this wonderful post.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

OK, I'm such a sucker for pics like these! And I absolutely fell apart with the last one. Boots on the ground with days... such an answer to prayer and time of celebration for your family. I'll be untying the yellow ribbons here -- and whirling them around in the air with gratitude to God for protection ... and to the McNephew for his service ... and to his family for their sacrifice, especially the Newlywed Niece! What a joyful time of preparation must be taking place in Georgia!

Barbara F. said...

Debbie, I am so happy for your niece and her Lt.! At long last, back home safe and sound with his cute , ah can! lol xo

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Debbie -- I am totally obsessed with shooting photos of feet -- I am ♥'ing your notecard collection :)

Blessings!
Gail

Pamela said...

I don't know what "coming home" must mean to a military family. I do know we owe our freedom to each member of the family. Thank you for the sacrifice you are willing to make so we can live in freedom.

Ann said...

What a beautiful card and super idea!

Congrats to all on your soldiers return!

Cheers!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Debbie, these would make great note cards. I particular love the graduation one with the funny quote etched in stone. But the sentiment of the coming home card is definitely the BEST! Wonderful news. Tell him that all of his fellow citizens thank him. laurie

Denise at Forest Manor said...

Yay, Debbie; I'm so glad your nephew is coming home!!! I love all your pictures, but that one is definitely special! Your niece and sister must be over-the-moon excited.

This was a really neat, interesting theme for note cards. Makes mine look bor-ing. :)

Have a great day!

Denise

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

How wonderful he's coming home, I'm so happy for all of you! Cute pics:@)

Christine said...

Debbie - Does - It - Again!
Yup, moved all of us with headless pictures and cowboy boots.

Kati said...

I think my favorite is the shoes in the sand. What a neat note card theme.

Vee said...

Oh these offerings just make me grin. I really like the last one, too, for all the obvious reasons, though the humor behind the graduate's is so funny...surely there are some Baptists who may be trusted...too cute!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

These are all so much fun! I'll have to keep this in mind when taking photos! Great cards!

Sue said...

Has anyone told you lately how creative you are Debbie? And did you get this creativity from The Duchess? With all the tablescapes that you and the Duchess do my vote is yes! ~smiling~
I loved each photo and the thoughts with them. Yes let's welcome that dear Soldier with open arms of gratitude for his and his family's sacrifices. And oh yes, I do hope there are some Baptists that can be trusted.
Did I tell you how much I enjoyed your note cards?
Hugs,
Sue

Sue said...

BTW~ If those heels are a size 9, which i doubt they are, the grad, can pass them along to me, I will somehow manage to fit into them.lol

Pat said...

What a great theme. Interesting photos! Thank your nephew for his hard work and bravery.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

AWESOME!

Great cards, every single one!

Creations By Cindy said...

COOL! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Vickie said...

All your cards are great, but I love the coming home card! I'll be glad when my nephew comes home next year, too... great job!

Chatty Crone said...

I remember the story of most of those on your posts~ and I enjoyed them all.

So tell me - are these the postcards themselves or are these what you are going to make the postcards with?

I loved them - especially the shoes in the sand.

Love, sandie

Happy@Home said...

Your note cards made me smile. What a clever idea.
I just bought the sandals in picture 3 and LOVE them.
So glad your nephew is returning to American soil. That must really make YOU smile :).

Pamela Gordon said...

That's a great theme for your notecards. I'm so happy for you and your family that your nephew is coming home for good! Thanks for your kind comment. Pamela

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm so glad Mcnephew is home, I no it does not seem like it to him, but it seems he just left! Thank him for his service, we are so proud of him!

Carol

Linda W said...

Loved each and every stepping photo, but the last one is my favorite. So glad to hear Lt. McNephew is heading home to your sweet niece!

Lorrie said...

What a great series for note cards. I love them all, but the last one is especially poignant. Yay for homecomings!

Catherine Holman said...

Great theme!

Angela said...

Great theme! Especially glad for number 4, although the trust issue with the Baptists is hilarious:)

Gaby said...

Yeay! Praise the Lord!

Terri Buster said...

Very nice set of cards- and thank God he is coming home!

Beth said...

my favs are the feet in the water or feet in the sand. great picks. (:

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

Great shots Debbie! I know we have one Baptist in Washington who can be trusted, and I'm so happy OUR LT. is heading home. I know it will be a wonderful family celebration. Wave your flag high for me please.

Happyone said...

Great theme idea for a post card party. : )

Snap said...

Coming home, coming home!!! YeeHaw!!! How clever you are to select these images for your note cards. They are wonderful. Great job! I'll take a set! :D :D

Marla and Steve said...

That is wonderful news about your nephew!

Kelli said...

Coming home...an answered prayer! Perfectly selected memories too!!

Jerralea said...

Love your cards - so creative!

How wonderful your nephew's boots will be back on American soil!

I came here for the first time by stopping at Vee's.

Mary said...

Debbie~ So happy your nephew's boots are on the ground~ that's cause for celebration and thanks! You are oh so clever too~ so many wonderful steps :)

Knitty said...

Hooray for Coming Home!!!!!!

Schotzy said...

Beautiful, symbolic, so meaningful, and full of life, joy, and happiness! WOnderful!!!!

ellen b. said...

Oh I do love your theme here! And that quote next to those graduation feet just cracked this Baptist up!

Kelley Highway said...

LOVE x 18 your beautiful notecards!

Hallelujah! Lt. McNephew's can's coming home!

Ms.Daisy said...

Debbie,
I really like the idea of creating note cards with photos of past blog posts. What a great creative idea! I would like to try it next month.
Your pictures of the shoes on the sand are my favorite.
So happy that your nephew is coming home in 8 days!

~Jean

Renae said...

Glad to meet you today! I'm new to your site now and would you like to join mine? You make me laugh and that is one of my favorite things to do.

see you over at my place?

xinex said...

So glad your nephew's coming home, Debbie. Welcome to him too and please thank him for his bravery and service. Your photos will all make beautiful cards, so meaningful!..Christine

Mary said...

Cute, Lt. McNephew. I like that!

Sarah said...

Each one of these images are great. Love hearing that those cowboy boots will be home soon.

FrouFrouBritches said...

Well I wasn't expecting to cry!! I'm so glad he's home. Nothing moves me and makes me bawl like a soldier coming home. Love them all but that's my favorite. So glad he's home!!!!

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