Saturday, May 21, 2011

Happy Armed Forces Day!

  When I saw the challenge over at Frosted Designs to scrap something Patriotic in honour of the day, I knew at once what photo to use. Just yesterday, I had come across a photo of my husband receiving an award during his service.
Sketch Inspiration #220

I have had some K and CO. patriotic papers and stickers in my stash for years. I had gotten them with the intent of making a series of pages about my husband's time in the Air Force. There was no time like the present to use them.Since I didn't have much of these papers and wanted to replicate the look of the text printed in the white stripes of the flag, I used a tattered angels text stamp on cream paper. I then cut a variety of stars from it and inked them with Colorbox chestnut roan. Since my husband can not recall the exact reason for this award, I chose a quote by Franklin Roosevelt for the page.
  I am very happy about getting part of my Husband's time of service into my scrap album. I am sure my son will appreciate having it there in the years to come. I only wish I had done this much sooner. Now I have to locate the rest of his service photos. I think that, prior to having my son, I was a lot less organized with photos and that his birth has lent far more importance to them. So now I am off in search of more of those photos to scrap and stories to tell.


  1. This page is lovely! I am loving your banner and the cluster of stars. It will be nice for you all to have those photos scrapped. Best wishes with that. You're off to a great start! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs this week!

  2. Fantastic LO, you have done an amazing job with this.

    Love the banner!!!

    Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs, I look forward to seeing more of your work

  3. This is beautiful I love the stars and banner. Great photo.

    Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

  4. love the banner and great colors!! Great take on the armed forces/patriotic challenge!! Thanks for playing along, I hope you can join us in our next challenge at Frosted Designs!!