Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to the Memorial Day Blog Hop

Hope you've enjoyed what you have seen so far and continue to hop along.
These ladies are great crafters!  I hope you will continue to join us for the hop and leave comments for everyone with your thoughts about their project!

You should've arrived here from Rexann
If not then please go back to the beginning and start so you don't miss out on anything.
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Memorial Day is a holiday in which we honor those that have died while serving our country!
I want to say Thanks to those families who had to live through these sacrifices and also Thanks to the men and women who have and still are serving the United States!
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The History:
Memorial Day traces its roots to the Civil War. To honor the Union soldiers killed in the war, Gen. John Logan, the commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, ordered their graves decorated May 30.
Southern states did not recognize the holiday until after World War I when “Decoration Day” was transformed into a holiday to honor all Americans killed in war.
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I did a layout that is tributed to my grandfather that served in the Korean War. He didn't die while serving but still feel I should honor him for his service to his country. I have been lucky to not have to go through the pain of losing a loved one in my lifetime to their service. But felt instead it was a good idea for me to choose him considering all he saw in war and while fighting in the front lines.
Supplies:
Bazzill Paper
Patterned Paper-Unsure of the brand
Eyelets-military
Ribbon-Paper Studio
Title-Printed on Bazzill
Korean War and date- Making Memories (mini shimmer alpha in black)
Stamps-CTMH D1069 (Army)

My husband has done an interview of him and his time in Korea on video tape. Til this day I still haven't watched it but I will one day and be sure to journal it all down to go into its own special album.
Blog Candy:
 I have a few Stampin Up Stamps to give away! It's not a complete set, but they are still new and mounted already.
It's this set minus the "happy birthday" stamp. Not sure where the stamp went or is as I was given this stamp set new this way. All you need to do is leave a comment and I will use random.org to pick a winner by Tuesday!
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Be sure to follow along the hop by going to Dana's blog next!

Here is the complete blog list for you:
5. Jamie - www.myamusinglife.blogspot.com <-----You are here!!!
6. Dana - Paper Memories (http://irwdanataft.blogspot.com/ ) <-----Go here next!!!
7. Cindy - www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com

Thanks for stopping by!  Happy Memorial Day to you! 

30 comments:

JustMeJustina said...

Love the layout Jaime! Great job!
Xoxo justina

Lisa said...

This layout is so beautiful and elegant! Your design is awesome! What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather! Thanks so much for sharing and Happy Memorial Day! I'm already a follower :)

http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
indymermaid(at)gmail.com

jessica said...

Wonderfully done LO! The memories that you have shared are what makes this LO so great! Thanks for sharing and have a GREAT day!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com
eschfamily@yahoo.com

Misty said...

Very special & touching layout.
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

craftaholic said...

Hi Jamie! Thank you for being part of a very Special Day!! And for sharing you creation! What A nice tribute to your Grandfather!! I am a new follower and your blog is very nice!! TFS!!! Happy Memorial Day!!

http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
Rexann♥

Brenda said...

Beautiful tribute to your grandfather! It's great that your husband video taped and interview with him about his time in Korea. What a precious keepsake! TFS!

http://happyscrapper.blogspot.com
HappyScrapper64@bex.net

Sparksgal said...

Great looking page and such a nice way to pay tribute to your grandfather! Thanks for sharing!

Jess (aka Sparksgal)
ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com
http://sparksgal-craft-place.blogspot.com/

Kristen said...

you did a wonderful job on your layout.

Mrs. Green said...

WoW! This layout is stunning! You did a fantastic job honoring him and his service.

Thanks for being a part of this hop!

Michele (greengirl)

Josie0602 said...

Wonderful layout tribute to your grandfather!
Tracy
jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Lillian Child said...

Your page is SO VERY special! My husband is a decorated vietnam veteran and I am always on the lookout for patriotic inspiration as I love making cards for our local VFW to help raise a few dollars for special events, etc. Hugs to your hubby!

And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Please stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Dreama said...

Such a great LO and tribute to your grandfather. I'm sure he appreciates it.

Trinity said...

I think you did a great job on your layout...very nice! TFS
trinitywallace75@gmail.com

Karen S. said...

Great layout and tribute to your grandfather! My grandfathers also served in the military (one passed away in 2005). I would love to do something like this for both of them. Thanks for the inspiration!

karenskapin at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to honor your grandfather. Very nice layout.

Dana
Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

craftaholic said...

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!

Rexann♥

waidc said...

Beautiful, touching layout. A nice tribute to your Grandfather.
Carol
waidc@bellsouth.net

IRW Dana said...

What a wonderful tribute to your grandfather. I love the army boots.
It's great to be in this wonderful blog hop with you.
Dana
papermemories4u@yahoo.com

Brenda said...

Awesome layout! A great tribute to your grandfather!!
brz352

jcinokc said...

Love your layout. The colors look great. Thanks for the hop and giveaway!

jenlovcarr at aol dot com

L.B. said...

Love the use of older photos in this layout. Great.

Percilla G said...

I love the vintage feel of your LO
What a great tribute to your grandfather
Great giveaway as well.
http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com
perderg{at}Q{dot}}com

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Wonderful patriotic layout. I'm a new follower. Thanks for chance to win something.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

Jana said...

Your layout is great. What a great tribute to a brave man. Thanks for sharing your talents.
blessings,
jana
janambailey@wtconnect.com

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS and GRAPHICS said...

i'm a NEW follower
Come and BEE a follower on my blog
http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

MsJay said...

Very nice. Love that title. TFS

shersl84bed said...

Fabulous layout. You did a wonderful job honoring your grandfather.

Smiles Sher
ShersL84bed@aol.com

ChatterScene.com said...

Beautiful Layout!

RockinRenee said...

Fantastic tribute! Nice subtle useage of colors. It's been great hopping with you!

Anonymous said...

Interesting post. Thank you!