Sunday, October 27, 2013

Everyday's a Holiday at Sketch N Scrap!

Welcome to Sketch N Scrap's holiday hop! I hope you have been enjoying seeing the multitude of fun and creative holiday projects the design team has shown you so far! I know I have been inspired! Today we are celebrating the red, white and blue!  My holiday is Independence Day!  I know some of you don't celebrate this holiday if you live outside of the United States, but you still get to play along with us today!  I decided to create a layout using the colors red, white& blue:
Supplies Used: Patterned Paper: Authentique Glory; Letter stickers: Bella Blvd (red), Making 
Memories (script), and Authentique (navy); stickers: Authentique & Bo Bunny; chipboard: Bo Bunny.

Even though this layout doesn't feature your typical Independence Day pictures of fireworks and outdoor fun, I think it definitely captures the essence of what Independence Day is all about.  I decided to show how grateful I am for those who made the ultimate sacrifice so that I can enjoy the wonderful freedom I do today. Over the past 3 years my son and I have visited several historic sites and as we walked on those hallowed grounds at Gettysburg, Valley Forge, and Arlington National Cemetery and visited the World War II and Korean War Memorials and the Vietnam Wall we were just in awe of those who were willing to die for freedom.  Freedom as we all know isn't free and we continue to be ever so grateful for those who have served and continue to serve to keep us that way.  I thought a layout depicting some of the pictures from these sacred places was a great way to remember that freedom isn't free and we should honor those who serve and never ever take this wonderful freedom we have for granted!  Besides sharing the inspiration of my project with you today I also wanted to offer up a little prize as well, because what fun is a blog hop without a prize! One randomly selected winner will win these fun red, white and blue washi tapes, perfect for adding these fun colors to your layouts!  These tapes were purchased at one of my favorite Etsy shops: Spiegel Mom's Scrap Shop!  If you need some fun embellishments for your pages, she has some great prices and neat stuff! 
Here are a few ways you can win this fun set of washi tapes!  You get one entry for :
1) becoming a follower of my blog and the Sketch N Scrap blog .Then come back here to leave a comment telling me you have done so (if you are currently a follower just leave me a comment telling me that)
2) Liking Sketch N Scrap's Facebook page, HERE. Then come back and comment here to let me know you have done so or you are already a fan.
3) Following Sketch N Scrap on Pinterest HERE.  Then come back and comment to let me know you are a current a follower or have started following us.
Easy peasy right?  Deadline to enter is November 8th at midnight CST, I will draw a winner by November 10th and announce it here on the blog.  Don't forget to hop along with Sketch N Scrap tomorrow, Theresa has some tricks up her sleeve with a spooky Halloween project as well as a wonderful treat you won't want to miss! 

29 comments:

  1. What a fun layout Lisa! Love the papers & the patriotic embellies!!

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  2. What a great layout and yes definitely something/someplace to alway remember and honor those who have served. I think after Christmas I love scrapping with July 4th themed and or patriotic papers. I'm a new follower and have been a follower of Sketch N Scrap for awhile now plus following them on FB

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  3. Love how you got so many photos in one layout and those papers are amazing!

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  4. Wow! Absolutely LOVE the Freedom layout. So awesome that you all have been able to visit all of these memorials! I would love to take my boys there too and you are so right about "free"dom! I love the color blocking and the papers! :)

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  5. I love your layout! Those pp's are beautiful. Awesome post!

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  6. Beautiful layout Lisa, wonderful pictures!

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  7. This is such a great page! 4th of July is my second favorite holiday and I love that your layout shows what it's all about! I am already a follower of your blog and the Sketch N Scrap Blog and I "liked" Sketch N Scrap on Facebook a while back!

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  8. I am also following on Pinterest!

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  9. I'm currently a follower, I liked Sketch~N~Scrap on FB, and am following on Pinterest! Lovin' the layout Lisa!!! Gave me goosebumps!

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  10. Awesome layout Lisa! Thanks for the inspiration. I have photos I've taken at several battlegrounds as well as the war memorials in DC that I need to get scrapped and your layout has inspired me to get er'done!

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  11. Great layout. i recently went to "The Wall" I have been trying to figure out a way to honor the photos. Thanks for the inspiration. I am follower of all of the above. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Hi Lisa!
    Ok, I am a follower of your blog and facebook page!
    In Brazil also celebrate the independence day but the colors we use are green and yellow, which are the main colors of our flag.
    Your page is very beautiful.
    Thanks for the kind comment on my blog. Yellow is my favorite color!
    Surama

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  13. Love your washi tape used and the page. great title

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  14. I liked the sketch n scrap facebook page too

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  15. Great Independence day layout. Love all those embellishments.

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  16. Beautiful page Lisa, and I absolutely love your title!

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  17. Fantastic layout Lisa! I love your design and the photo's. In Britain we have Remembrance Sunday to honour our fallen in the wars and it is signified by the poppy which represents the blood spilt on the fields! Wonderful inspiration for our followers. xx

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  18. I think it is wonderful that you scrapped the Freedom layout. I too think it is important to remember our fallen soldiers and how lucky we are to be free.

    I am a follower of both yours and Sketch N Scrap blogs. I also liked your page on Facebook.

    Thank you for sharing your work.

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  19. I think it is wonderful that you scrapped the Freedom layout. I too think it is important to remember our fallen soldiers and how lucky we are to be free.

    I am a follower of both yours and Sketch N Scrap blogs. I also liked your page on Facebook.

    Thank you for sharing your work.

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  20. I am a follower of both blogs!

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  21. I follow sketch n scrap on pinterest.

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  22. Your layout is FABULOUS!!!!! I'm already a follower everywhere (here, the main blog, FB, and Pinterest!!!). Thanks for the chance to win :-)

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  23. What an awesome layout!!!! And title is perfect and very well said

    Love seeing your work at Sketch N Scrap and I follow you on Pinterest

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  24. Wonderful LO. Love the message of it.

    How lovely of you to offer us that wonderful Washi tape set. I am a brand-new follower of yours by Google Friend and follow Sketch n Scrap by the same. Yippee!!!
    <3 J

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  25. What a fantastic LO Lisa. Sorry to be late. Beautiful pics and design.
    WTG!!!!!

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