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Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day

I was inspired to make this layout after dh and I attended the special Veterans' Day observance at our local War Memorial.

My hubby, a Navy veteran, touring the Battleship Wisconsin during our recent road trip out East.
I used the Nov. 11 Pages In Time Thursday sketch turned sideways.
The base is Tim Holtz pp covered with Karen Foster Navy paper cut for a pocket to hold the brochures. The BB64 is Tim Holtz grungeboard alphas unadorned in battleship gray. Found a large chipboard W which I distressed with Pearl Adirondack Paint Dabber, fired brick and mustard seed Ranger distress inks, and stamped stars on top with weathered wood Ranger distress ink. Some Jenni Bowlin products: BINGO card, tickets, and top right corner: the Wisconsin earned six battle stars.


My hubby's parents during WWII.
(all Jenni Bowlin products)

13 comments:

Terry said...

such a wonderful tribute to our Veterans! Love your take on the sketch!

Shar said...

Fantastic layouts! Love them!

Lori said...

Both of these are superb! Just love them, and what a great tribute!

Nancy said...

Wonderful layouts, Helene! Please thank your husband for me, for his service.

JeanFB said...

Wow, wow, and more wow! I love these layouts, the top one is stunning, where every embellishment has a distinct and wonderful purpose - love the six stars, the journaling on the tickets (so cool!), the "Brave" bingo card, the pocket for the brochures. Love the wonderful vintage feel of the bottom one, too. :)

Lynn Stevens said...

What a fabulous tribute to our veterens! Well done Helene!

1CardCreator said...

Great layout! ~Diane

Netty said...

Terrific layouts. x

Shelly Schmidt said...

What an outstanding post- I love history, so am always drawn to historical tributes. TFS

thefrugalcrafter said...

ok, hold on a minute, I am in eye candy overload! wow! the first page, I love the modern ephemera with the rich history, it gives me inspiration to scrap my pearl harbor photos!

The second page, wowza, put that in a frame! no, make one for each of your relatives for a Christmas gift, frame it and your shopping is done, it is that good!

Michele said...

beautiful pages Helene! xo

Micupoftea~ said...

God Bless our service men & women...I LOVE these pages, Helene. Especially like the bottom/monochrome page of your in-laws! Gorgeous page, sweet photo.

Lisa Smith said...

What a great tribute to your hubby. My brother is in the Navy and about to be promoted again. :)
PS. Little Jakob sure is getting big! I posted pictures on my blog of recent Santa visits!

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