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Tuesday, July 05, 2011

After Celebrations...THANKFUL!... And a New Layout

What’s there to say, Monday July 4, 2011 was wonderful. We are so blessed to have the freedoms we do. I am Thankful for all those who served, are serving, and the families of the many who have fought bravely for this country. Those families give up many sacrifices when a loved one is away serving for our country. So many have given the ultimate sacrifice so that we are able to celebrate our freedoms however we choose. Hopefully, each and everyone one us remember to be kind and courteous to those in the Military and to the families that go months and sometimes years not having their loved ones home to enjoy everyday life. I thank my little brother who serves now. My father who served many years, and the friends I have made along my journey of life that have served or are still serving. GOD BLESS to you all!

Now, on to the rest of my Crafty Blog today.
Don't forget about the H2H Challenge that was posted Monday. You have until July 7th to enter. Also, OWH Blog has a blog challenge going too.
The following Layout I made I have entered into the OWH blog and Paper Cutz Challenge as well. I haven't developed my 2 pictures yet but, I could not wait to show it off. I was going to rest this afternoon...guess what, the creativity bug caught me and I have been playing in my crafts ever since. Oh well, I'll rest later. I have one Layout I am going to use for my 4th of July weekend, but I needed more. So as I was looking around I saw some works of art in card format that altered and into this Layout. Hope you like. I did not use stamped images, the cricut machine, or any fancy specialty items other than a scallop punch, scissors and one star brad. This was simply to make. I did not even measure items and I hand wrote my journaling. I plan on putting one large picture in the red square area and have a couple of smaller square pictures right above it. The pinwheel was an Idea from OWH blog and the scallop banner was from one of the older H2H challenges. The blue mat, I hand wrote America across it at an angle with a white gel pen. If you can see it. I wrote off the edges and started from off the edge so that it looked like a continuous piece of paper. I also hand wrote the word Celebrate too. Now, I usually would choose to stamp or preprint because I am not a fan of my handwriting. All our works of art need to be seen in its rarest form sometimes. My girls will look back and recognize this was my hand writing that I shared a day in our life.
This proves you can be creative without all the fancy items.
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you
will return to browse around. Would love to
hear your comments.
Have a wonderful Crafty Week!
Hope to see you around the blog corner!
Happily Scrapbooking My Memeories~S`andra V.


DIANA L. said...

Very nice layout I like the pinwheels

Deena said...

I do like the pinwheel on this project, especially the way you did the star in the centre...thanks for joining us over at Opus Gluei this week!

Rosemary said...

I really think it is wonderful that you used your handwriting - we need to let the generations to follow see the personal side of our scrapbooking and I think your handwriting is quite good! I hope you had a chance to take a pretty photo over the holiday weekend to use for this sweet layout!

Thanks so much for participating with us at Opus Gluei!

Jana said...

Great layout. I love the pinwheel and the banner. Fabulous that you used your own handwriting. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OPUS GLUEI.

Electra said...

Thyis is terrific-I love the pinwheel and the banner is perfect!!


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