Thursday, July 1, 2010

Patriotic LO

IT"S FRIDAY!!!!!!! And it's the first week in July!!! That means that we have a new challenge at Frosted Designs AND we have a new prize package!!!!! This week we are challenging you to use Red, White & Blue and Stars & Stripes on your cards/layouts/projects!!!! Isn't that perfect for the upcoming July 4th holiday?!!! Here is my LO....
This handsome man is my nephew! He recently joined the Army and just finished his Basic Training!! I am sooooo proud of him! He is so dedicated and focused and is doing so well!!!  The words on the LO .... service, excellence, and integrity are the Core Values he was taught during basic. The dog tag says Honor.

I used a variety of papers on this one and I am soooo sorry but I didn't write them all down before cutting off the manufacturers! The stars and dog tag were cut using Stand and Salute and the circles were cut using mini monograms. I used my Cuttlebug to emboss the blue paper with stars. I even added a little glimmer mist to the background!!

Now do you want to see what you could win by playing along with us?!!!
Doesn't that look wonderful?!!! Our fabulous designer Debbie has donated this prize for us this month!! Now you need to head on over to Frosted Designs to link your project for a chance to win!! Make sure you become a follower too!!

There are a few other blogs that have a patriotic theme this week so I am going to enter this LO into these challenges:


And... I have some good news!! My LO of my husbands birthday won at A Crafty Little Place!! (You can see that LO on my last post!)  They have a new scrapbook sketch up so go check it out and play along!!!



And if that isn't enough good news... check this out!! Our lovely Maven Kim is offering a super fabulous prize for this weeks challenge!! All you have to do is play along!! Head over to Sketches in Thyme to see this weeks sketch..... because you could win this!!!!!

Besides... you won't want to miss what all our super talented Mavens did with this weeks sketch!! There are some serious jaw dropping LOs!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!!! Enjoy the long holiday weekend and be sure to thank the people who fight so hard for us everyday so we can live in a country with the freedoms we have!! We are so blessed!!
Barb  :)

22 comments:

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

I'm a vet myself so I salute your layout:) Will have to go check out all of the other sites you mentioned. And thanks for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut.

Jenny said...

Sooo lovely, great LO!! Glad you could play along!!! :) :) :) :) TGIF! Have a great one!

Dawn said...

What a wonderful layout, now that is what the red white and blue stands for...great job sweetie. I really love this one.
Congrats on the winning layout also.

Pat said...

I love this page!!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

What a wonderful layout with such a handwome young man! Thanks for him from our family! Perfect layout, love the dog tag!

Brenda Benoit said...

You did a fab job on the layout..He is handsome..he and you should be very proud,,what a brave young man..in these scary times..God bless him and all the troops...

Jocelyn said...

Fabulous LO.....just perfect!!!! I agree soooooo Handsome!!!

Have a great Holiday weekend!!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Wonderful layout .. I have some of that paper too with the sunbursts on it .. nothing is noted on the back though .. thanks for yet another wondeful page!

Debbie said...

A wonderful layout and stunning picture! Love your dimensional star! Have a great weekend1

Sherri said...

Great layout!

thanks for being part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge!

Brenda said...

I love your layout. What a great use of the embossing folder to tie into this project!

Fern said...

What a fabulous patriotic layout, Barb!! And what a handsome young man your nephew is!!! I love the embossing you did and the way you sprayed the glimmer mist over the bg paper is fantastic!! Nice touch with the dog tag!! Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs!!

Denise said...

I totally noticed the glimmer mist. Such a great touch to your layout. Love the photo of your nephew (though I hate that the military men NEVER smile). The folds on the stars are awesome. They seem to be all the rage right now.

Kim said...

This layout rocks!!!!! Your nephew is so handsome! He's a hero already! I'll keep him in my prayers!!!! I love the stars and the dogtag.
Congrats on winning with hubby's bday layout!!!! You deserve it!
Thanks for spreading the word about sketches....Happy July 4!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Judy said...

Wow! I love this LO! I have an award for you! Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Scossie Jane said...

Great layout Barb, the patriotic red, white and blue with your nephew's photo is a great combo....

Love the dimension you brought to the stars...

Happy 4th July my friend...

Hugs xx

Kate said...

What a wonderful layout!! I love the dimension you've added to the stars and that dog tag is just a fantastic touch. Congratulations on your win too!
Thanks for playing along at Fantabulous Cricut!

Michelle said...

great layout !! you must be so proud. Thanks to him for fighting for our freedom!
good luck at the FCCB!

Sasya said...

this is stunning!!! :)

Leigh said...

AWESOME layout! Thanks to your nephew along with many others for allowing us our FREEDOM!

Thanks for playing the Fantabulous Cricut Challenage #16!

Leigh

Val said...

What a wonderful layout! Perfect for this time of year. Thanks for joining us at FCCB:)

DoubleClick Connections said...

What an amazing lay-out! So wonderful!

 
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