11 November 2011

Marine Corps Birthday Blog Hop--Day 2!

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Happy Veterans' Day!  Welcome back for Day 2 of the Marine Corps Birthday Blog Hop!  Thanks to all who stopped by yesterday and left comments.  Remember--for those of you who stop by and leave comments all three days, you'll be entered into the big giveaway at the end of the hop. 

Today is the day we honor all military veterans--past and present--who have fought to keep our wonderful country free.  Thank to all of you!  My dad is a U.S. Army veteran, serving as a military policeman in Munich, Germany, from 1962-1964.  His uncle was a member of the U.S. Navy and fought and was killed during World War II in Japan.  My husband's grandfather was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and fought at Guadalcanal.  Last--but CERTAINLY not least!--my husband is a proud member of the U.S. Marine Corps and has served proudly for the past 19 1/2 years.  Thanks to my wonderful, handsome husband for giving up everything he has for the past twenty years!

For today's projects, I thought I'd post a few layouts I've done recently about my husband.  I hope he doesn't visit my blog today, as he hasn't seen these yet!

I made both of these layouts as part of a deployment album for my husband, which I'm hoping to give to him this December.  It may not be finished when I give it to him, but he won't mind.  He loves things I make for him, and I think he'll especially like this album.

As promised yesterday, I've got blog candy again today--another $10 gift card!  This one will be to your choice of Michael's, Hobby Lobby, or JoAnn's, so when leaving your comment be sure to also leave a way to contact you.  If you're trying for the BIG giveaway, you've got to leave a comment each day AND be a follower.  As with yesterday, here are the requirements for the giveaways:
--Become a follower of my blog (if you're not already).
--Leave me a comment telling me you're a new follower or a follower already.
--To be eligible for the small drawings, you only need to comment on an individual day.
--To be eligible for the large drawing, you must comment each day of the hop AND be a follower.
All winners will be announced on Sunday, November 13.

Once again, here's the blog hop lineup in case you get lost along the way:
1.  Ashley (That's me!)
2.  Beckie
3.  Anita
4.  Alina
5.  Angela

Your next stop on the hop is Beckie.  Thanks for stopping by, and if you know a service member or veteran, be sure to take a moment to tell them thank you for their service.  If it weren't for them, we wouldn't have the freedoms we have today!

Semper Fi!


Patricia Hurlburt said...

Awesome layouts! Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing.
lilbitee1971 at hotmail dot com

April said...

Amazing pages Ashley!
- April
(I'm a follower of course!)

Vicki said...

Such special layouts. Amazing job. Your husband is going to love the album. I'm a follower.


mamawcindy said...

Your Layouts are Wonderful. Especially Love the First one. I Hope your Husband doesn't look at your blog today either. He is just going to Love your Album. Thanks for Sharing! I'm already one your followers. Thank You so much for the chance to win. Happy Veterans Day!

Anita said...

I know your husband will love his album.Your pages are great.Thanks again for letting mebe in this hop.
Hugs, Anita

Brittney said...

Pretty layouts!
New follower!


Sandi said...

That "Boots" layout is magnificent and probably my all time favorite of yours. This is a grat blog Hop and I am so glad I hopped along. Thanks for the chance on some goodies, too.

Charlotte said...

Ashley, This is going to be such a treasure to your husband. The LO is beautiful. And the photos are wonderful. I love the one of his boots.

Kim H said...

wonderful layouts, love the boots layout. great layering and colors. like the distressed look of the page that matches the rugged boots. Thank you fo rsharing them, and for a chance to win. Im a follower.

AJ Scrapbooking and Cards said...

Oh wow I really love these layouts. I like that you add his boots on the 1st layout. Where do you buy your military embellishment from? I really love the colors being used. Great Job!

Suzy said...

The "boots" layout is one of my all time favorites of your layouts Ashley. It is such a striking photo and love the papers and story told about it.
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com