I really enjoy the fact that Hero Arts consistently puts out block stamps that are interesting and easy to use, like this row of houses.
I chose this color scheme with the military in mind. Gray is how the world looks when you're away from family. Yellow is, of course, the color of hope to welcome and be welcomed home. It was super easy to ink up the gray houses, then stamp the yellow house on scrap, cut it out, and pop it up. I lined up the sentiment to start right under the yellow house.
I have a friend who is the head of the spouses' group for a B-1 bomber squadron that is deployed right now. The stress and anxiety of being a single parent while your spouse is overseas is considerable (believe me, I know!), so I'm sending this card to her. If you know someone in the military, please take time to thank them for their service.
stamps: Hero Arts
paper: PTI white