Thank You for Your Service

Several months ago, I created a military homecoming card using Mo Manning’s Soldier Boy and Lazy Mutt digital images. My friend Jess recently asked if I could remake the card, adding a second child to the montage. I knew that the only way this would really work was to add another child in some sort of military garb. Luckily, Mo also has a set of sailor boys and this one from the set fit in perfectly. I used a different image from the Lazy Dog set so that everyone would fit together better. I have to admit that I love the final result.

Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt  by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt  by Mo's Digital Pencil
Rowhouse Greetings | Military Homecoming | Soldier Boy, Sailor Boy & Lazy Mutt by Mo’s Digital Pencil

Paper: Bazzill Basics in Quicksand and Typhoon; Home of the Brave from the Americana Collection by Pebbles
Digital Stamps: Soldier Boy, Sailor Boys (set), and Lazy Mutt all by Mo’s Digital Pencil
Dies: 6×6 Matting Basics A, 6×6 Matting Basics B and Back to Basics Tags by Spellbinders
Copic Markers: E50, E51, E21, E11, R20 (skin); Y32, YR21, YR24, YR27 (hair); E41, E42, E43 (bear); C0, C01, R46, B91, B93 (sailor shirt); E43, E44, E47 (shoes); YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97 (fatigues); B91, B93, B95 (T-shirt); C0, C2, C3, C4, C5, C6, C7 (boots); Y32, YR21, YR24 (dog); R46, R29, R20 (dog collar); YG21, YG03, YG17 (grass)

Home is Where the Heart is

What lies beneath?
What lies beneath?

Rowhouse Greetings was named for our home in the heart of Baltimore, a 1880s rowhouse that has all the amenities of the nineteenth century and very few of the present day.  The original floor plan was two rooms downstairs (living room, eat-in kitchen) and two rooms upstairs (both bedrooms). The original bathroom was a backyard privy.  Our kitchen and bathroom are 1930s era additions.  I usually tell people that the house was built before the invention of closets since there isn’t a single closet in the entire house. Our exterior doors are 28″ wide, making furniture and appliance shopping a challenge. The windows are also non-standard so all the blinds had to be custom sized. The house is crazy as anything, but it has a lot of character and we love the neighborhood so we just work around/with every architectural quirk.

We are embarking on the path of home renovations which started this week with moving light switches so that we can replace the exterior doors. So we now have this lovely hole in the living room wall — part archaeological exploration, part sign of what is yet to come.

Rowhouse Greetings | New Home |Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks
Rowhouse Greetings | New Home |Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks

Cardstock: Recollections (Red)
Patterned Paper: Peebles Home Grown Collection: Home Sweet Home
Digital Stamp: Wryn Heart Home by Tiddly Inks
Embellishments: Julie Nuting Metal Embellishments; Echo Park Paper Co. Enamel Dots
Copic® Markers: YG00, G82, YG63, YG67 (shrubs) E41, E42, E43, E44 (roof); E41, E42, E43, R83, R85 (door); N1, N3, N5, E51 (windows); N1, N3, N5, E41, E42, E43, E44 (chimney); Y32, Y35, Y38, YR28 (house); R81, R83, R85, R89 (dress, shoes, heart); E000, E02 (skin); E30, E33, E35 (hair)

Added to the Tiddly Inks Challenge #152: Charming!