Sunday, May 29, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to my blog! I hope you have had a fantastic time perusing each blog and gaining lots of crafty ideas from the great blogger line up. This is the last stop on the hop.

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty." - John F. Kennedy

Thank you to all the brave men and women that have fought and continue to fight to protect our country and freedom!

For today's blog hop I created a 12x12 scrapbook layout. All the shapes are cut from the cartridge "Stand and Salute".

Materials Used:

  • DCWV The Guy Stack 12x12 cardstock

  • DCWV designer series paper

  • Navy 12x12 cardstock

  • Black 12x12 cardstock

  • SU Summer Sun cardstock

  • Making Memories star brads

  • SU linen thread

  • SU Basic Black classic ink and sponge


  • Rounded square base - blackout pg. 33 @ 11.5 width

  • Honor phrase - base pg. 65 @ 9.5 width

  • Banner frame flipped upside down - pg. 41 @ 6.5 width

  • Star border (qty. 3 welded) - pg. 61 @ 2.99 width each, sized to 11.8 total

  • Eagle1 base - pg. 29 x2 (black and summer sun) @ 10.0

  • Banner3 - pg. 41 @ 6.31 (qty. 2 in summer sun and DCWV cardstock)

  • Banner3 - pg 41 @ 5.02 (qty. 2 in summer sun and DCWV cardstock)

I inked all my cuts with black ink before adhering, sewed the edges of the designer series paper with black thread and pop dotted the blue stars and scroll for added dimension.

To thank you for visiting my blog, I am giving away a card kit inspired by my layout AND a Stampin Up Star Brad package to one lucky winner! Included in the card kit will be one example and everything you need to make four additional cards. All you need to do to qualify for the drawing is to leave a comment on this post telling me something about Memorial Day. It can be a fact about the holiday, something you do to celebrate, what the holiday means to you or anything else you would like to share! Please leave your comment by May 31 midnight. I will draw for a winner on June 1. It is not necessary for you to be a follower of my blog but I would absolutely love it if you decide to become one!

Here is a complete blog list for this Memorial Day Blog Hop:

1. Michele -

2. Laura -

3. Kristen -

4. Rexann -

5. Jamie -

6. Dana - Paper Memories ( )

7. Cindy -

8. Brenda -

9. Roberta -

10. Renee - <------- You are HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a Happy Memorial Day!


  1. Gorgeous layout - I love your design and how you stitched the background. A perfect Memorial Day layout! Thanks so much for sharing...I'm a new follower :)

  2. That is a wonderful LO! I might have to scraplift your idea while working on my brother's album. TFS!

  3. Thank you Renee for sharing such a nice LO!! and being part of a very special Hop. A huge thank you to Our Host Michele for putting this hop together!! What a whole lot of Super Awesome talent here!! I love to go visit cemetery's and place a flower at a random grave. I have not lost anyone to war. it is so awesome to see all the red,white, and blue! TFS!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

  4. You did a wonderful job on your layout. Im glad that i was a part of the hop with you.

  5. What a great looking layout - love your card also! I've had a great time on the hop and have enjoyed seeing everyones projects - Thank you!

    Memorial Day is a time to celebrate those who have served and their families - all of the projects on this hop have definitely done that.

    Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com

  6. Oh wow! I am LOVING this layout! It's awesome!

    Instead of our normal trip up north to sort of open up summer, we had a wedding here at home to go to. Today we are taking our girls to a small amusement park of sorts. Hoping it's fun!

    Thanks for being a part of this hop!

    Michele (greengirl)

  7. Your card is just stunning!!!

  8. Just wanted You to know that I posted another card on my blog for the blog hop...if you get a chance swing by an check it out!


  9. I love the Honor title! Your layout is such a great tribute. The blog candy is going to be a great gift to whoever wins it.
    It's great to be in this wonderful blog hop with you.

  10. Your layout is beautiful!! And I love the card kit you created to give away!! Awesome blog candy!!

  11. Love your layout. The colors look awesome. For Memorial Day I like to remember my Pawpaw. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

  12. Lovely
    As for what I do on Memorial Day- Going to the National Cemetery in Santa Fe and visit the grave of family members is sad and beautiful at the same time seeing all the little flags blowing in the wind.

  13. I love your layout ! I'm celebrating Memorial Day with a big bar-b-que dinner. I've enjoyed this blog hop and wish it weren't over.

  14. I love the layout and the card. Perfect for today! TFS.

    dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

  15. Wonderful patriotic layout. My father served in WWII. At my father's funeral which was held onj Veteran's Day 2006 that was the first time I heard Taps in person at a funeral. My hubby served in the Air Force during Vietnam war. As a family we are thankful for all that serve & give us our freedom. I'm a new follower. Thanks for chance to win.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  16. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    Rebecca Minor
    For Memorial Day I like to remember my the ones I have lost and rejoice in the ones I have

  17. Awesome layout and card. I must try and get this cart. TFS

  18. Fantastic layout and beautiful card. You honored our heroes perfectly.
    We always go and watch the parade for Memorial day.

    Smiles Sher


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