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!