Sunday, November 7, 2010

In Honor of Veteran's Day

I thought I would share a scrapbook page I made this morning in honor of Veteran's Day and also my son, Jordan who is currently serving in the Coast Guard.  I used the pagemaps sketch as given for the challenge going on at Paper Patch Crafts now through the 11th.

And this is what I came up with:

This page was a definite labor of love.  The challenge was to use the basic red, white and blue colors and other than a little touch of gold behind the journaling, I decided to stick with that because I liked the look of the clean and formal feel of the page.  Using the Stand and Salute Cricut cartridge I built the Coast Guard Emblem (anyway a broken-down version of it) mixing some different cuts together.  Instead of using another background paper as demonstrated in the sketch, I instead drew small hash-marks to frame the page and pull it all together.


jennyplace2 said...

This turned out great! I did the same sketch, but the challenge is for Paper Secrets. I love this sketch and your turned out amazing! TFS.

Lauren said...

This is awesome! Your son will love it! This is a great Veteran's day tribute!


More Than Favors said...

this turned out lovely! Thanks for joining this weeks Wacky Wednesday Challenge at More Than Favors.

Happy Crafting,

*Star said...

Such a beautiful page! Tfs and have a great day.:)

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jen said...

Such a beautiful layout!!! Just love it.

Kel said...

Happy veterans Day and hats off to Jordan! This layout is beautiful!