Thursday, February 13, 2020

Valentine for 104-Years-Young USMC Veteran

Maj. Bill White and his Story

Hi, Friends......

Did you happen to notice that Diana Larson over at DL.ART has a little mini-challenge along with her regular February Linky? She is encouraging us to send a valentine card to a certain retired USMC veteran, Major Bill White.  He is 104 years old and still going strong! I included his picture and a link to an article about him at the top of this post.
(I wish I had found this article earlier so I could have written a more personalized greeting inside my card before I mailed it!)

All the details of Diana's mini-challenge are on her February Linky. She has a little prize for a random participant in this mini-challenge. She'll be picking a winner on Valentine's Day....but if you are a late-night crafter (like I am!), you might still have time to submit an entry. Even if you don't enter her challenge, you can still send this dear veteran a card. I'm sure arriving a little late will still be fine...well, not TOO late!!  He is 104, after all.  :D

Supplies used include:
Dollar Rack stamp set
Versafine ink in Onyx Black
Patterned Paper and Cardstock scraps
Darice - Ranunculus embossing folder
Distress Ink in Walnut Stain sponged gently over embossed pattern
Heart Punch from stash
Darice/Core'dinations Cardstock for card base

Major White, I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day!!! Thank you everyone for stopping by today.


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. DL.ART February Linky Challenge (I mailed this card to Mr. White today.)
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #426-#427 - Anything Goes
3. Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Use 2 or More Patterned Papers
4. Double Trouble Challenge #49 - Again and Again Thing 1: I repeated hearts
5. Dare2BArtzy February Challenge - Love is in the Air
6. Kat Scrappiness February Challenge - Hearts
7. Papercraft Challenges #54 - Use at Least 2 Designer Papers
8. All Sorts Challenge #588 - Add a Heart
9. Crafty Hazelnut's February Patterned Paper Challenge

10. CARDZ-TV  Anything Goes Challenge #108
11. Double D Challenge - Hearts


  1. A really super Valentines creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Add a Heart' theme at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

  2. Hi Janis...waving over from my late-night crafting session as well. What a fun Valentine, for a wonderful "young" man. I sent him a Valentine from my stash at the end of January when I read about him on a stamping forum. I heard that he's been flooded with lovely handmade cards and is beyond thrilled. Thanks for adding to his Valentine joy with your cheery card.

  3. Great card. I'm so glad you're sending him a card. I can't wait to see what the final count is. The last time I read he already had 50K. Wow! [Bunny]

  4. I actually saw him on the news last night and all the thousands of cards he received! Congrats to you & the other ladies who were kind enough to make his day so special! Beautiful card Janis! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Hearts’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
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  5. What a nice thing to do and the card is so pretty. Hope he received many cards!
    Thank you so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge where it's all about hearts!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  6. Janis, thanks for returning. Love that you embossed the design paper background, looks really sharp and a very pretty/handsome card for anyone. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble

  7. Beautiful card Janis and so thankful for you that you have a heart of Gold to send Major Bill White a card for Valentine's day. Thank you for entering the DL.ART February 2020 linky challenge

  8. Major Bill White made the news last night. He (so far) received over 100,000 valentines! Isn't that great!? I sent one too! Your card is just beautiful and I hope he feels the love coming through the mail on this Valentine's day :)

  9. Such a pretty card. I especially like the embossing folding. Thank you for sharing with Double Trouble challenge #49.

  10. Lovely card, great design! That old veteran surely will be so happy!!!!

  11. This is such a lovely card and such a great cause! Thank you for playing along with our "Use at least 2 designer papers" at Papercraft Challenges! Please excuse my late commenting! Have a wonderful day and happy crafting, Maike

  12. great card!Thanks for joining us at papecraft-challenges.

  13. Great card! What a wonderful thing to do! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge.
    Good luck!


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