Today is my mom's birthday, so I picked this red white and blue layout to share today specifically for her enjoyment.
These pics are from when my little brother returned home in December 2012 from a 6-month deployment to Afghanistan. (One of Adam's friends wondered to my mom, "She just made that layout now, isn't she a little bit behind?" Oh Devlin, this is nothing. The very next layout I made was for pics taken in 2003.) So why, you may ask, did I use mustache paper on this? Adam had grown a deployment mustache, so my mom gave everyone on the welcoming committee a fake mustache to wear when Adam arrived at the airport. Adam got the last laugh though--during his last layover before home, he'd shaved his mustache off ;) And the only mustaches in the pictures are Devlin's and my grandpa's, and both of those are real.
There's a closeup of my punch art Captain America shield, and I have to say thank you to Devlin for the idea because his sign in one of the pictures has a Cap shield on it. I used a combination of circle punches and Framelits to make it, with a star punch in the middle. And I'm a dork so I got the Captain America DVD out to make sure I made the shield correctly.
Happy birthday, Mom!
Stamps: Rough Type Alphabet
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse marker
Paper: Brilliant Blue, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, retired Brilliant Blue DSP, non-SU mustache DSP
Accessories: Star punch, various circle punches & Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits