Good morning everyone! Today is National MILSPO Appreciation Day, and while I’m not quite a spouse I still understand the struggle and the importance of the military spouse. My boyfriend has reminded me several times that he wouldn’t be able to do this without me. It is so important for those in the military to have a good support system back home.
Today, I celebrate each and every one of you who may be struggling with military life, or is handling it just fine. Whatever your story is, I am proud of YOU. It’s tough work, and I get it.
I want to share with you a new project I have been working on these past few weeks. I decided that I wanted to start making prints that I could sell and then donate to a cause I care about. I have chosen to start donating to the Children of Fallen Patriots.
Our mission is to provide college scholarships and educational counseling to military children who have lost a parent in the line of duty. We are dedicated to serving the families of service members from all branches of the armed forces who have died as a result of combat casualties, military training accidents, service related illnesses, suicide, as well as other duty-related deaths.
We believe a college education is the single most important gift we can give these children. We believe this is an important investment in the future of America. We believe this is one of the best ways we can honor those who died defending our country.
Below are just a few of the prints you can purchase for a cause. I want to create things that really have been speaking to me as I deal with long distance. I want to encourage those in the same boat as me. I want to spread happiness in any way that I can.
By purchasing a print from me, you can feel like you, too, are making a difference in someone else’s life.
CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE MY CHARITY PRINTS.
Why not ring in the new year with a sale? I mean, who doesn’t love saving money?! I usually don’t blog too much about my Etsy shop, however this could benefit you all! My main readers are those in Long Distance Relationships, and I will be having a sale on over 30 cards. Some of these cards are even long distance ones! Cards will remain on sale until the end of the month, but you won’t see another deal like this for a while!
I know Christmas hasn’t even passed, but I am already thinking about all things Valentines. Valentines is my 2nd favorite season to design for (after Christmas of course!). There are so many different things you can say which makes it exciting. I have just recently gotten an iPad Pro + Apple Pencil, so drawing is much more fun and interesting now. So far I love the iPad Pro. I am able to work on designs in a much easier and quicker way than ever before. Continue reading
There comes a point where the distance will really start to get to you and your significant other. There comes a point where you want to give up because it would be “easier” even though you know that isn’t true. Despite having our routine and being able to talk to each other more it is extremely hard to be across the country from your loved one. Continue reading
Cookies, mistletoe, wreaths, holly, mittens, and more! The 2016 Holiday Collection by Jordyn Alison Designs is here! Continue reading
My boyfriend joined the Military in February of this year. At the time I was still new to the whole idea of “Card Making”. I loved making him cards but I didn’t know how they would mean anything to someone else. I remember when I first started making Long Distance cards and I got a 5 CARD ORDER two days before he left. And then the next morning I got another 5 card order! I was blown away. Better yet – one of those orders went on to a Navy ship. That’s when I knew that I was making something meaningful, and it couldn’t have come at a better time. Continue reading
Dream is my second coloring page I have ever made. If I can finish my homework in time, I think I will create some more coloring pages this weekend. Coloring pages and learning how to make patterns are on top of my to-do list!