29 May 2011

Lasting Memories weekly layout challenge--Paper Piecing

I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!  This week's challenge at Lasting Memories is paper piecing.  So in honor of Memorial Day and my wonderful husband, here's my layout for this week:

My background paper is from Stamping Station, as is the paper piecing emblem in the upper right corner.  The journaling sticker is from Reminisce, and the letters are Creative Imaginations.  I believe the tank is from K & Company's military line.

When my husband was deployed to Iraq in 2008-2009, I lived for his letters, I'm sure as much as he lived for mine.  I love the fact that he was able to capture a picture of himself writing me a letter.  The top picture is the outside of his "office" at Al Taqaddum.  In the bottom picture, you can see the calendar I made for him and several pictures from home that I sent to try to keep up his morale.

What paper piecing elements do you have?  Show them off to us this week!  We'd love to see them!  You have until Saturday night, June 4, to get them linked up to the Lasting Memories website.  Good luck, and happy scrapping!

Oh, yeah . . . one more thing.  At some point during this weekend, please take a few minutes out of whatever you're doing to stop and remember all of the service men and women who have fought and died and who continue to fight so we can live in this wonderful country called America.  Remember--freedom isn't free.  God bless America!  Semper Fi!


scrappinC said...

Please thank your husband for his service. Your layout warms my heart so. What a wonderful layout it says it all (True Love)!
Cindy Lou

Sue said...

Great job Ashley. Perfect timing. So cool that Adrian got a photo of himself writing a letter to you. Nice job.

Brenda said...

What a great memory to scrap. I love it all, but that little tank is awesome. Please also thank your husband for everything he does.

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love your LO. What a great memory! Tell your hubby THANKS! Your paper piecing is great!

Michele F. said...

What a great tribute layout this week Ashley! I love it!

ScrappinAnja said...

Lovely layout!!! A great memory to scrap!
Thanks for stopping by my blog :)!