Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Anchors Aweigh!

Good morning! How many of you are in the military or have loved ones who serve? Well, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

Conversation with my daddy on Saturday:

Me: "Hey, Daddy. What was the name of the boat you were on in the Navy?"

Daddy: "It's not a BOAT. Submarines are boats."

Me:  "Okay. What was the name of the Battleship you were on?"

Daddy:  "It wasn't a Battleship. It was a Destroyer."

Me:  "What's the difference between a Battleship and a Destroyer?"

Daddy:  "About 4 or 5 football fields."

So after some laughing and "oh my gosh"-ing, I finally got the name of the DESTROYER he was on.  

USS Bordelon

I am so very proud of my Daddy for being in the Navy. He served on this ship 1951 to 1961. He was interested in going on to Sonar school, but by the time the opportunity was available, he was married by then and didn't re-enlist.

Here's a POSTCARD I made for him in honor of his Navy Service:

  • A2 size POSTCARD:
    • Card base using kraft cardstock cut @ 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
    • Blue textured cardstock from Hobby Lobby darks textured pad cut @ 4" x 5 1/4"
    • Blue dotted mat from My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" cut @ 3 3/4" x 5"
    • "Butterfly 2" cut @ 3 1/2" with shadow using same blue cardstock and paper from same "Complete Boy" stack
    • Anchor p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2" with shadow using same blue cardstock and white cardstock
    • Anchor attached to Elegant Edges matting with silver tiny brad by Recollections from Michael's
    • "A Day at the Beach" set used for sentiment stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink
  • USS Bordelon 1959-1961 printed from computer using Georgia font
  • Blue button from Michael's
  • Fuzzy blue string is American Crafts Premium Ribbon
Thanks for stopping by today! :) Janis



  1. haha! What a fun conversation! Sounds like one I would have had with my dad :) Great card!

  2. is beautifull card for you dadygretting marialex CCCB DT

  3. This is an awesome card. I love that you made it in honor of your Dad. Thanks for joining us for challenge #12 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Patti

  4. Super nice job on the tribute to your Dad and those who have served or who are currently serving! I love your convo with him...sounds like something my Dad would say!

  5. Great story and postcard! Thanks for sharing wih us at 365 Cards!

  6. A wonderful story and a great tribute too.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

    Helen x

  7. Such a great little postcard! I love it & your story!
    Thanks for playing at Crafting For All Seasons this time!
    Good Luck in the draw!
    Dawn (CFAS DT) xx

  8. Lovely story and project. Thank you for sharing it with us at Divas this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  9. Cool pics of the ship!!! And what a great card!!! Thanks for participating in our PENNY'S PAPER-CRAFTY challenge!!


  10. Very nice, I like the blue theme for the Creative Moments mono challenge

  11. And don't you just love how parents can talk circles around you without answering your question? LOL At least you got it in the end and came up with such a thoughtful creation! So glad you joined us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again next month! Just as an FYI - We are doing a DT Call...
    Karen C (DT coordinator)