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!


Gloria - YOU ARE HERE!
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


  1. 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

  2. You did a fantastic job making this page layout.
    stamping sue

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

  4. What a gorgeous LO!!!
    Love the picture and all your embellishments!
    A stunning memory for sure!
    Thanks for sharing!

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

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. Anonymous9:22 AM

    Great project! Thanks for sharing :)
    Pearl x

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

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

  12. 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.

  13. Wonderful layout. It gives me ideas!!

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

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

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

  17. love your layout! Magnificent work!

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

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

  20. 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!

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

  22. I love this layout. TFS.
    Please thank your family for their service.
    D~ dmcardmaker (AOL)

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

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

  25. very cool page. great colors and I like the distressing