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.  


  1. Love this, it's beautiful! :) Thank you for participating!

  2. Very intricate designs. Great work!

    And now for something completely different =o

  3. Your layout is gorgeous, Susie! Love all of details you added to make it perfect! The dog tag is an wonderful touch! Great job, my friend!


  4. love the addition of the dog tag on the layout. great job!

  5. Really love this layout..It is fabulous

  6. love your layout... I am a new follower. Thanks for the chance to win...

  7. Beautiful. You'll have to repost when you add the picture. I am now a follower. Please check out my blog.


  8. Love your LO!

    xoxo Charity

  9. This is great! The details are wonderful and I love your signature on your blog :)

  10. very nice layout!!!