Monday, November 12, 2012

Veteran's Day Blog Hop

Good morning, and welcome to the start of the Veteran's Day Blog Hop! Thank you so much for hopping along with us. There are a total of 11 (including myself) wonderfully creative ladies waiting to share a project with you today. I hope you enjoy what you see. If you have a Veteran's Day themed project, please feel free to post it on my Facebook page. I would love to see them!



Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on Nov. 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I. Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and Nov. 11 became a national holiday beginning in 1938. President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change the name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. The day honors military veterans with parades and speeches across the nation. A national ceremony takes place at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.

America is the Land of the Free, because of the brave. Veteran’s Day celebrates and acknowledges the service of all United States Military Veterans. Today we honor the brave men and women who have served in the American Military. With great respect, and a heart full of pride, we say a great big THANK YOU to those who have served. Please hop with us as we pay homage to the people who help keep America the Land of the Free.


Today I have created an 8.5 by 11 layout with my husband's picture from the Army.


Red layer - 8.5 by 11
Cream layer - 8.25 by 10.75
Blue layer - 8 by 10.5

American Pride was cut using the Stand and Salute Cricut Cart at 3.5 inches.
The flag was cut from the same cart at 3.472. I adhered it with foam tape and bent it to make it look like it was waving in the wind. Not sure I achieved that look, but I tried. 
I then simply matted the picture, and adhered it to the layout using foam tape.

Pretty simple project, but I'm happy with how it turned out.

**Now, for some blog candy:**


Blog candy includes one handmade card, a handmade gratitude journal, and a petite perks "Nature's Delight" stamp set from Close To My Heart.

To win the blog candy, please become a follower of my blog, leave a comment on this post with a way for me to contact you, AND please leave each of the ladies some love on their blogs. I will choose a winner using random.org on Friday, November 16, 2012.

 Next, you should go to Robin's blog. Happy hopping!


In case you get lost along the way, here is the entire lineup:
1 . Melissa Lipcsey - http://papershenaniganz.blogspot.com/ 
8. Charity Thebookinroom - http://thebookinroom.blogspot.com

17 comments:

  1. Love this LO. And you accomplished the look of a flying flag - awesome! I am already a follower. I welcome you to become a follower of my blog.
    Melissa
    iamapapermaniac.blogspot.com
    scraplady202@gmail.com

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    1. I love to support my fellow bloggers. I'm a follower. :)

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  2. What a wonderful page!
    bbiswabic@new.rr.com

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  3. Beautiful and stunning. Outstanding layout; this is a piece of art.

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  4. What a beautiful tribute to your husband.

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  5. Very nice page love the colors and the flag is great. It does look like its in the wind. Great job ;)

    Lisa Ch

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  6. Love your scrapbook page and what a handsome hubby picture!

    Susie
    http://scrappyrandomness.blogspot.com/

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  7. Melissa, You did a great job on your layout! I love the title and the awesome flag! Thankful for your husband's service, along with all of the other Veterans and active duty men and women in our armed forces!! I am happy to already be a follower of your blog! Hope you have a great day!

    Hugs,
    HL

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  8. i love the dimension you gave to the flag. such a great layout.

    new follower here
    enchantress103103@hotmail.com

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  9. I love this scrapbook page, but most of all I love that you have taken the time to observe all the veterens. As one I can tell you it is much appreaciated. I thank your husband for his service as well as everyone that has ever served or is serving.
    Thanks for sharing your project.
    kgprevost(at)sbcglobal(dot)net
    kathyskraftsandmore.blogspot.com

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    1. You're very welcome, and thank you for your service!

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  10. love your layout... I am a follower. Thanks for the chance to win...
    adventureofthecreativemind.blogspot.com
    morentin1326@aol.com

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  11. Such a great layout! Perfect for framing

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  12. love your layout!!! Glad to be in this hop with you...great blog candy!

    robin
    http://cutonedesignsbyrobin.blogspot.com/

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