Sunday, April 5, 2009

Fabulous news and Cards for the Troops

Yes this is me... :0) So why am I taking a picture of me surrounded by cards? Well Julie and I got to talking one day via email about my cards. I mentioned that I send most of mine to the troops to send home to their families and friends. Julie was very interested in how many I have sent, and how it all started. She was so interested that she has a write up on Flourishes newsletter.
So a little background for you. I have sent 861 as of a year ago when I started to keep track of how many I send to the troops. We have a close friend from Highschool that on his first tour we sent him cards and goodies all the time. When he came home, we had a few other friends that were over seas. The friend I send them to now actually is moved around a lot, he is a private contractor for the Army and he moves through a lot of the unique areas. So he gets to distribute a lot more cards to remote areas.
They are always so grateful. It always encourages and lifts their spirits to get cards. I now have a new brother in law that is on his second tour that just shipped out a week ago. So he will be getting a lot of cards for his unit as well.
I hope after reading this you feel the little tug in your heart to help our troops too. Splitcoaststampers does cards for the troops, check out the SCS link and see how you can started in sending some love to our troops and their families also.
Now for the big news!!!! I am now on the Senior Design team for Flourishes! WHOHOO!!!! I have had to keep from bursting this out loud on every post! Oh I am so excited to finally share... WHOHOOO!!! This is such a fantastic honor and I am over joyed! Thank you again Jan Marie, Sharon and Nancy. And Thank you Julie for having such confidence in me! Hope you have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Yvonne said...

Wow, congratulations, Stacy!!! I`m so looking forvard to see your wonderful creations, beacause you are one talented card maker!!!
I`m so happy for you:)
Hugs, Yvonne.

abr said...

Stacy, What great news for such a deserving person. Stacy you have the heart of gold. Your efforts are 100% so by choosing you nobody could go wrong. Congratulations and thank you for all your "troop support"

Big hugs

Billie

Angel said...

HOW AWESOME, CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! how cool and so very deserving!!!! and that's amazing how many cards you've sent! i know how much of a difference an uplifting card can make ~ you're such an amazing person!

Connie said...

I commented over on the Flourishes thread, but HAD to come over here too!! A big congrats, Stacy...you so deserve this!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, just look at your cute self, Stacy, and what a sweetheart you are to send so many cards to out troups!!!! WHOOHOO!!! Congrats, also, on being on the Senior Design Team for Flourishes....you are sooo deserving!!!!! I can't wait to see more of your awesome Flourishes cards!!!!

Katie Renz said...

That is amazing Stacy and congrats on the DT news!

Tricia said...

Congratulations, Stacy!! About the cards - do you make extras when you stamp?? And do you worry about them being "mailable" - like using bows and such?? My dd is very interested in this and I just wondered how to direct her. :) TFS!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

CONGRATS STACY!!!!! They could not have found a better person!!!!! I participate in Cards for the Troops on SCS all the time and feel wonderful doing it! As a matter of fact this weekend were some challenges for the Wish RAK group to play along in and the cards we make will be donated.

Linda

Linsey said...

OMGosh, Stacy!!! That is AWESOME news and so very deserved, my sweet friend! You are such a tremendously talented artist with a HUGE heart, so very thoughtful and always encouraging of others!! You inspire me not only artistically, but as a person--you are wonderful and I'm thrilled to see Flourishes recognize it and offer you a coveted spot on the Senior DT!! Smart folks, they are!! :) Have a wonderful day and thanks for sharing your news with us! xoxo BIG hug coming atcha!! (and your troop cards--wow! 891...you have truly given back and what a treat for whomever has recieved one of your encouraging cards while serving our great nation! I love that so much.

Shawne said...

Just look at all of those pretty cards, it is awesome that you put so much time into trying to make someones day better. I'm sure it makes you feel great, but how nice for the troops to be able to feel good about getting nice cards to send back home. Neat concept! Cute pic of you too by the way!

Joycelyn Turner said...

OK first...CONGRATULATIONS on becoming a SDT member for Flourishes!!! Woohoo!!! And second...what a great picture...such a wonderful thing you're doing!!!

Silke said...

Congratulations Stacy to be in the SDT - way to go GF!!!

Your stampin' cause is awesome!!! We've been in the Army and I know how much these means - matter of fact I have so many cards - that I'll be mailing instead of hoarding!!! TFS your story!!! Hugs ~Silke~

ChristineCreations said...

Oh my goodness girl, how old are you 16????? You are a beauty, inside and out! So glad you're staying with us on FLLCDT! :)

JenMarie said...

Congrats!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

OK first, what a cutie pie you are! I remember you sending me several boxes of cards for me to send to my cousin Kyle (who is still in Afghan). I am not surprised you are still at making the troops cards!

Second, WOOHOO! Congrats on the DT! WOW! You and Flourishes is such a good fit and I am so happy for you! Hugs to you my friend!!

Cassie said...

CONGRATULATIONS!! That is fantastic news. I too like to send my cards to the troops. As the wife of a soldier, thanks so much for supporting them. Each time he has been deployed he has been overwhelmed by the support that has been given to him and his troops. It means the world to them. But again, CONGRATULATIONS on your Senior Design Team status! You are totally deserving!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Well you totally SHOULD be on the Senior DT for Flourishes. I LOVE seeing what you do with their stamps. BIG CONGRATS!! :)

Judy Rozema said...

I am so impressed with all those cards!! You ROCK! Congratulations on your Flourishes spot. I am so happy for you!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

YAY!!! I'm so excited and happy for you! You go, girl. Your designs keep on gettin' better, and they were fabulous to begin with. I'm really happy they put you on the SDT. And all those cards for the troops....WOW!!! You have been a huge inspiration and encourager to me and for that I thank you bunches. I'm so very excited for you. Big hugs,

Kelley said...

That is so awesome, Stacy! Congratulations! Wonderful work on your card cause!

Kimberly Crawford said...

HUGE congrats, Stacy!! I almost spilled the beans leaving a comment a couple of weeks ago! :0 So, I quickly deleted my comment! Yikes! :) Anyways, you are a wonderful person and a great stamper! The honor is well deserved!!!! :)

Christi said...

I really appreciate your supporting the soldiers and their families. There is nothing like a note from your loved one who is away at war. My husband is currently serving on his 4th combat tour to Iraq. I would love to put his unit on the card list! And I would love to donate some cards myself!
Congrats on your design team ! That is awesome!
Christi