Wednesday, June 6, 2012

You Go Girl

I just realised that I'm actually creating memories through my cards.
This month two years ago I became an American citizen.
I was not excited about it and it took me few good years to start the process.
But right there, at the naturalization ceremony, surrounded by all these people that finally fulfilled their dream, I realised that WOW, so many people willing to do so much, pay so much and go through so much in order to become an American citizen. I didn't plan, and it was not even on my wish list. I was naturally lucky to get married and have kids to American. I didn't have to do much for it. And yes, I did find myself crying there.
This card is a little reminder of this milestone, and that nothing is for granted!
I do appreciate this country, and I do love my life here, although I'm far away from my family and friends. I got a great new family and friends here, that I could not find elsewhere.

I combined 3 different challenges in these card:
MOJO Monday #244
Dynamic Duos #5


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  1. Great card!
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  2. Lovely vintage card, nice finishing touches. Thanks' for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

  3. Beautiful details on your card! So happy you joined us this week at Dynamic Duos!

  4. Penny, this card is extra special. I loved reading your post, and bless your heart for loving your new country. :) I was born here in the USA, and take it for granted sometimes. You helped remind me that this is truly a wonderful place to live, and be thankful for. :)

    THanks so much for joining us this week at IBSIC!

  5. Love your added embellishments to your card. Thanks for playing with us at Dynamic Duos!

  6. Great vintage feel to your card! Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos!

  7. Thank you for sharing your story, Penny.

    It's funny how we pour our emotions in creating a simple card, and touches our heart. Your story and card touched my heart (I guess it was story-telling this week!). Hope to see you soon!

    Martha H.

  8. I loved reading your post! It warns my heart that you love our country! Thank you for sharing your story!

    Your card is a beautiful patriotic tribute and I just adore it! I am do happy you share it with us this week at IBSIC!!! :-)))

  9. What a wonderful post, thank you so much for sharing! Your card is lovely, the vintage elements works well with the colours. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week!

  10. So sweetie, where are you from? Your story hits close to my heart as I know how you feel with me immigrating to Australia. I too miss my family and friends and have new ones here too. Thanks for posting your story! It touched my heart! Hugs, Joanna

  11. Your story is so wonderful! And then I saw your card - how perfect!! I love the You Go, Girl!! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

  12. What a wonderful post, Penny! Your card is absolutely gorgeous, too. So many beautiful details and pretty embellishments. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)

  13. wonderful life story to remember :)
    your card is awesome and i love the lace!!
    thanks for linking up with our color challenge on EAD Designs

  14. Awesome way to remember your milestone...I need to study for the test {I'm canadian}....thanks for playing with us at EAD Designs!

  15. congrats on becoming a citizen, your card it beautiful too! thanks for playing with us at EAD Designs!


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