Monday, November 12, 2012

Happy Veterans Day!

Welcome to the Veterans Day Blog Hop!  Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on November 11, 1919, the 1st anniversary of the end of WWI.  Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance, and November 11th 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.  American is the Land of the Free, because of it's brave.  Veterans Day celebrates and acknowledges the service o 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 and to those that are currently serving!

You should have started this Veterans Day blog hop at Melissa's Blog.  If you didn't, you may want to go back and start from the beginning, you don't want to miss any of the fabulous projects along the way!

So onto my project!  Today I made a scrapbook page, which I haven't done in what seems ages.  It  doesn't have a picture on it, but will be adding my dad's Army picture as soon as my mom finds it. My dad has been gone since 1994 and died much to young, he was just 51.  He is missed and he is still my hero!

For this layout, the paper is Pink Paislee and a sticker sheet, both from the Declaration Collection. The dog tag is Westrim Crafts.  The other stickers are both Paper House Stickers and K & Company.

These are a few of close up shots, the stickers are so pretty and glittery.  I don't usually use stickers, but really loved these!  For the frame I did use Tim Holtz distressing ink, Weathered Wood.  I love my ink!!

 I put the glitter brackets on the journaling square to add a little pop!

 I just love this flag, so pretty!  

So that's it for my project and hope you enjoyed it and would love it if you would become a follower of my blog.  When I hit 50 followers I'll be having a giveaway!!!

So now onto the next stop on the hop.  Your next stop will the awesome Jenn Jackson, I'm sure you won't want to miss what she has in store for you!!  

If you do happen to get lost along the way here is a complete lineup for the Veterans Day blog hop.

1 . Melissa Lipcsey - 
8. Charity Thebookinroom -

Thank you so much for stopping by and hope to see you again soon.  

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Crafty Saturday!

I've been MIA for weeks, but now onto new adventures.  I am no longer on the Cricut Design Team and am not going to go into the reasons.  I was the one that quit, I wasn't kicked off just in case you were wondering.  It just wasn't what I hoped it would be and it was more stress than fun. I don't want stress, I want fun and don't want it to feel like work.  I do have other opportunities that are coming together and am very excited about them.  I am getting into lots of blog hops and and will be posting my own projects until the first of the year.  After the first of the year I'll be announcing what me and the 'girls' have been up to.  The 'girls' are friends that I've made on Facebook that have the same interests as me and just want to have fun crafting.  I will hopefully be trying out for other Design Teams, but am going to wait until after the holidays are over and the dust settles.  The Design Team I was on left kind of a bad taste in my mouth so to speak, so want to make sure what I'm getting in to.

That's it for today and I do have a blog hop coming up on Monday the 12th for Veterans Day, so please stop back by and check it out!

I have no crafty picture to share, but get a picture a day of Liam from Sara and so I will post one of the latest ones.  They did come to visit yesterday, but not for any good reason, my hubby lost his brother a couple days ago and Sara wanted to be with her family.  He is in a better place now, but that doesn't make us any less sad.

Liam my sweet grandson!  I picked this picture because I love his little bathrobe.  He is plugged though, but still cute!  lol

Thank you so much for stopping by and I'll talk to you soon!