Saturday, July 7, 2012

Welcoming Home Our Heros

I created a layout today of photos when my son David came back from Iraq.  It's been over a year and I had never even taken the pictures off of the camera.  I was disappointed that I forgot my big camera.  I had to use my little one.  The photos are not great, but at least I got some.

To create my layout, I used this month's sketch at the Yahoo Group Scrappin'-n-Chattin'.  My friend Theresa creates the sketches for our challenge each month and they are awesome.

I recently got the Let Freedom Ring collection from American Crafts.  I was very excited to use some of these papers and found them awesome to work with. Here is page 1 of my layout:

And page 2....

And both pages together.  I really loved working with Theresa's sketch and this collection.  I used 3 of my scallop circle punches to create the banners along the bottom of the page.

I used this layout also for my 52 Week's entry at SnC and for the July 4th challenge at the group also.  This challenge was to use stars and stripes, but not an actual flag.

I am also entering the layout into the following challenges:

Lasting Memories - Red, White and Blue
My Craft Spot - 4th of July
Paper Play Time - Red, White and Blue
Die Cuttin' Divas - Color Challenge - Red, White and Blue

Thanks for looking.  I hope to be creating a few more projects tomorrow.


Creative M said...

Super Cute Layout!!
Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


beth said...

Great lo Sue! I love the banner you created with the scallloped circles. I like the rosettes too.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Hi Sue, love your two pager! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories

Haven_mom4 said...

The banner is so cool. Nice LO and I'm glad your son is back from Iraq.

Thanks for joining us at lasting memories

Suzy said...

I LOVEEEE those scallops!! :)

Pat N. said...

What a wonderful layout! Thanks for entering it in the Die Cuttin' Divas challenge this week. Well done!--Pat N.

Gerda said...

What a great job, This look very beautiful. Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful layout to celebrate such a special event!! This is fabulous!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

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