Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Christmas Tags

Tags I made for a swap- these tags will also be one of our stamp club projects this month:



all materials are Stampin' Up!, and all images © Stampin' Up! with the exception of the following:

The centers of the snowflakes are pink swarovski crystals (these look soo cool IRL)
The large green (Wild Wasabi) scalloped circles and the light blue (Soft Sky)tags with the oval cut-outs were die cut at my LSS.

Final word on Any Service Member mail

I learned my lesson about posting circulating e-mail info. to my blog without checking snopes first, no matter how well intended. I've removed earlier posts about this topic, and here is the final word on the subject:

Walter Reed Army Medical Center officials want to remind those individuals who want to show their appreciation through mail to include packages and letters, addressed to "Any Wounded Soldier" that Walter Reed will not be accepting these packages in support of the decision by then Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Transportation Policy in 2001. This decision was made to ensure the safety and well being of patients and staff at medical centers throughout the Department of Defense. In addition, the U.S. Postal Service is no longer accepting "Any Service Member" or "Any Wounded Service Member" letters or packages. Mail to "Any Service Member" that is deposited into a collection box will not be delivered.

The entire statement can be read here

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Baby Nicholas

Some of you already know about baby Nicholas. I thought you might like to see the baby you've been praying for:


For those of you who don't know, here's Nicholas' story in brief:

Nicholas is my brother Christopher and SIL Nicole's nephew. He was born in early October with a heart valve problem. He has been moved to a hospital in Rochester. The surgeons there were waiting to evaluate him to see if he was strong enough for surgery. He has been battling infections that would keep him from having the surgery he needs. Since the last update that I sent via e-mail, the prognosis for Nicolas has improved. He and his family need your continued support through your prayers!

I'll post an update when I have more news:)