Monday, May 13, 2013

Really Reasonable Ribbon May Blog Hop


Welcome! The May Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog Hop starts at the RRR Blog!

You should be coming to my blog from Ginny's Blog. (For the complete blog list, scroll to the bottom of the post.)

Here is a peeky at the RRR May Ribbon Club. It's all Red, White, and Blue!


I created a page layout this time. I decided last year, that if  Bonnie was going to do a red, white, and blue collection each year, then I'd do a page layouts of my dad and brothers, who all served in the military. Last year I did a page of my surviving brothers with my husband and oldest son (see that HERE). This year, I decided to do a layout of my second oldest brother, Larry. (His birthday was yesterday, that is why he got a page layout this time!)



Larry served in the US Navy from 1969-1973 and is a Vietnam Veteran. I am proud of my dad and brothers for serving our country. My dad and younger brother served in the US Army, but my three older brothers served in the US Navy.



I used some ribbon to make "flags" on my page.



I stapled the ribbon flags onto the layout, to keep with that grunge look. But also, I know that a US military file is filled with papers all stapled and in triplicate. {grin}



I used more ribbon to make a ribbon "tail" for the US Navy medallion. 

As we get close to Memorial Day, I hope you take time to thank the veterans in your life!

Enjoy the hop! Make sure to leave a comment! I love your comments!

Hop over to Cherry's Blog next!

Here is the RRR Blog Hop Order in case you get lost!

Judy
Heidi
Jenn

Misty
Ginny
Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
Cherry
Heather
Tammy
Jeanne
Tracey
Cheryl
RRR Blog
Cardstock: WorldWin Papers ColorMates Light Totally Tan, Deep Ocean Blue
Designer paper: Authentique  Glory; Outdoors and More; Karen Foster
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club
Stickers: Authentique; K and Company
Die cut: Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations Weathered Clock
Clock hands: unknown
Staples: Tim Hotlz Idea-ology Tiny Attacher
Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Fluid Chalk Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown
Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner; Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L foam squares; Aleene's Tacky Glue

27 comments:

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, such a fabulous military page. Love all your amazing details and perfect use of this great ribbon assortment!!Thanks for the inspiration! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

stamping sue said...

You did a fantastic job making this page layout.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Gayle's Crafty Blog said...

Really lovely page..perfect for precious memories.. Gayle xx

jessica said...

What a gorgeous LO!!!
Love the picture and all your embellishments!
A stunning memory for sure!
Thanks for sharing!
Jessica
chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

Cheryl said...

Absolutely LOVE all the distressing on your layout. Gorgeous page!

Kelly said...

WOW - I absolutely love your page! Such a wonderful way to honor your brother! TFS!

Teresa said...

What a great layout Gloria! Thanks to your dad and brothers for serving and protecting! t.igo

Christine Kiehl said...

Wow, what an outstanding layout you created! My father and nephew are/was in the Navy! Page is a nice tribute! Thank you for sharing with us hoppers today!

Pearl said...

Great project! Thanks for sharing :)
Pearl x

Sue D said...

Great layout of your brother. I like the ribbon flags.

Jean Bullock said...

Great job on this.

McStamper said...

What a great layout. I am still working on a book for my Air Force son and this is a wonderful idea.

Sandra Smith said...

What a lovely patriotic layout and tribute to your brother. My husband was in Viet Nam in 1969 so I can really relate to this layout and it touches my heart. Your use of the the ribbon was inspiring. Thank you for sharing this with us and I know your brother is proud.

Julie T. said...

Wonderful layout. It gives me ideas!!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL LAYOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) VERY PATRIOTIC!!!!!!!!! There's NOTHING LIKE RED, WHITE & BLUE!!!!!! :)

Jacquie Southas said...

The ribbons are a perfect compliment to the page Gloria - love the weathered look of this layout!

HandmadebyTLC said...

Gloria, your layout is just gorgeous dear! These ribbons were so easy to work with and have made your layout simply glamorous!
Hugs,
Tammy Louise

mommyof5kidz said...

love your layout! Magnificent work!

Leeann said...

Your layout is lovely, I love the clock! And great idea on the placement of the ribbon!

Pam said...

Love this page! The ribbons & clock additions are fabulous. Knocked another ine out of the park, Gloria!

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Great project, Gloria. I love the distressing you added. The ribbons add great color and texture. My favorite thing? The way you backed the focal with that aged clock die. Draws the eye right in. You're so clever!

Stephanie said...

What a great layout! You showcased the ribbon well and it's a fantastic tribute to your brother.

D- said...

I love this layout. TFS.
Please thank your family for their service.
D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)
http://designsbydragonfly.blogspot.com

Kris B said...

LOVE this layout! Great details! A heartfelt thank you to your dad and brothers for serving! God bless!!

Iris said...

great layout

Bonnie said...

Another awesome layout!! This is a great assortment for military pages.

Sherri said...

very cool page. great colors and I like the distressing