Thank you for joining us on the adventure of a lifetime! Pack your bags! Get those passports ready!
We are about to embark on a trip Around the World!
You should have arrived from Sandy. If you would like to start at the beginning of our tour, Connie is the first stop on the Around the World blog hop.
This is a one day blog hop, and we appreciate your leaving a comment for all of these talented crafters who are here sharing their ideas and creations. We hope that we can inspire you with culture and creations from around the globe.
We have a fantastic sponsor this month, ConnieCanCrop! She will be giving one lucky winner a $10 gift certificate to spend in one of her online stores!
What do you need to do to win? Easy . . . become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of them a comment letting them know what you like best about their projects. You will have until 12:00 am Monday to finish this hop and leave your comments. Winners will be announced on Wednesday at Connie Can Crop. Be sure to follow everyone and leave your blog love along the way!
Your destinations await you! Bon Voyage!
I thought I would share with you today some of the layouts I made from my husband's deployment to Iraq in 2008. He retired from the Marine Corps in 2012, so this was his last deployment.
For "Duty Calls," I numbered the photos so it would be easier for me to do the journaling, since I wanted the largest picture to be the first one. Photos one and two were taken on my husband's base in Iraq, while the third photo was taken while they were waiting at another stateside base to board their plane.
"Flying the Iraqi Skies" is clean and simple, but I like the photo because it was taken while my husband was aboard a transport plane somewhere over Iraq.
My husband took this photo of an Iraqi sunset from his base, and I thought it needed to be showcased in a layout. You can see some of the vehicles on their base, as well as the compound wall in the background.
My husband was deployed during the Christmas holidays but sent me a small Christmas tree and presents to open while he was away. I wanted to showcase our two different Christmases on different sides of the world, so we could always remember how different our celebrations were.
The photo in "Sandstorm" is BY FAR my favorite photo from his deployment (well, besides the homecoming photos!)! This was taken by a friend of my husband's in the middle of an Iraqi sandstorm, and I just absolutely LOVE the color!!! No edits were made to this photo at all, and I think it's just incredible.
Up next is Sarah!
Here's our complete line up in case you get lost along the way:
1. Connie (Greece)
2. Madge (Ireland)
3. Theresa (Mexico)
4. Sandy (Africa)
5. Ashley (Iraq)--THAT'S ME!
6. Sarah (England)--GO HERE NEXT!
7. Pam (France)
8. Haidee (Spain)
9. Alicia (Jamaica)
10. La-Vie (Bahamas)
11. Jessica (USA)
12. Angela (USA)
13. Shawnee (France)
14. Lyne (Germany)
Thanks for joining us in our trip Around the World!