Good Morning everyone!
Today marks the day for the Operation Write Home Make ’em Laugh Blog Hop! This cause is very near and dear to my heart as they coordinate massive card drives to send blank cards to the troops. The troops then send these cards to their loved ones afar!
I am an Army Brat and now I’m an Army Wife. Often times we think of the effects that deployments have on the spouse or on the family as a whole and we often forget how it’s affected our children as individuals and as people.
Meanwhile, we continue to fight the longest war America’s seen and within that timeframe, studies have shown that our Army Brats are more resilient. But, what does that mean? To me, that means our children are growing up faster- maturing faster. Our children are fighting their own war back home struggling with disjointed families and the real mature emotions that fester as a result. There are children whose father or mother have been absent the majority of their lives.
I strongly believe, our Army Brats need a good laugh! I remember talking to my Dad while he was away. It was always the serious stuff, “how are you treating your mom, how is school, how is orchestra”? All this seriousness and all this doom and gloom whenever we had a chance to communicate! This Make ‘Em Laugh theme is just what the doctor ordered! So, let’s band together and encourage more laughs within the Army Family! The family that laughs together stays together! Thank you Operation Write Home for hosting this cause!
Here’s my funny card with a special child in mind!
The Outside reads, “What do you call a pig with no clothes”?
The Inside reads, “streaky bacon”.
I used the Sizzix Scallop Circle 3-D Pop-up Bigz Die to arrange the scene on the inside! I ADORE Karen Burniston’s Pop-up dies, don’t you!? I used the Sizzix Circle Framelits Die Set on the front.
Then I used a ton of Lawn Fawn Stamps including Critters on the Farm (barn, pig, haystack), Claire’s ABCs (small font), Stay Tuned (microphone), Bon Voyage (clouds, dashed line), Quinn’s ABCs (large font), and Partly Cloudy (solid clouds). The Papers are from Lawn Fawn’s Bright Side Collection!
Please check out the Operation Write Home creative blog for links to more funny projects!
Thanks for stopping by,
Sizzix is giving away a Karen Burniston Pop-up Die HERE!
Lawn Fawn is giving away a FREE stamp set HERE!