Thursday, November 11, 2010

A GREAT BIG thank you to all our service men and women -

And welcome to the “Land of the Free Because of the Brave” blog hop!

I’m thrilled to be a part of this day celebrating our service men and women.

Updated: The winner of the Big Bite is Blogger Kathy Balman said...

"I love heritage albums very cute layout"

[November 11, 2010 5:06 PM]

Kathy, please send your mailing address to me:
Judy@faithbasedpages.com and i'll get your gift out to you!

Found this on Face Book and loved it -
A veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. That is beyond honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact.” Thank you to all who have served or continue to serve to protect the freedoms we so often take for granted! I ♥ you!

I did this layout last year after I captured this sweet photo of my brother’s daughter and thought about how much our father would have loved her [he passed away the year before she was born.] He, and so many others, really did fight and serve so that our little ones can continue to live in the land of the free because of the brave! This design was based on a layout by Deanna @ Finally Me – such great scrapbook [and life] inspiration to me!

Be sure and leave comments for each of us as you hop along, bc after this blog hop there will be a grand prize winner drawn to win THIS. [Only for those who comment on every blog.] So excited that Marlo is donating this wonderful prize for our hop! Winners will be chosen randomly and announced on Karelj’s blog on the 12th. You’ll need to respond by the 15th to claim your prize.

Here is the entire blog –hop list:

1. KarelJ at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.com

2. Celeste at Touched By a Butterfly http://www.touchedbyabutterfly.blogspot.com

3. Deb at Tidbit’s Place http://tidbitsplace.blogspot.com

4. Michelle at Peanut Butter and Jelly Designs http://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

5. Jennifer at Young’s Scrapping http://youngsscrapping.blogspot.com

6. Diane at Crafting This Moment http://craftingthismoment.blogspot.com

YOU ARE HERE : 7. Judy at Be Present Be Real http://bepresentbereal.blogspot.com

8. Marianne at Life From Marianne’s Table http://number1aunt.blogspot.com

9. Deb at If It’s Groovy http://ifitsgroovy.blogspot.com

10. Christel at One Scrappin’ Sista http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com

11. Belinda at Queen Bee’s Musings http://queenbeesmusings.blogspot.com

12. Colleen at Col’s Creative Corner http://scrappycol.blogspot.com

13. Summer and Jennifer at Cricut Diaries http://cricutdiaries.blogspot.com

14. Rachel at Suburban Crafter http://www.rachelstampshappy.blogspot.com/

15. Gina at Gina Thornton Stamping http://ginathorntonstamping.blogspot.com

16. Becky at Sew in Stitches http://sewinstitches.blogspot.com

17. Rebecca at Creations With Becca www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com

18. Bobbi Jo at Sweet Sassy Diva http://sweetsassydiva.blogspot.com

19. Angie at Gypsy Paperie http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com

20. Linda at The Tulip Collector http://thetulipcollector.blogspot.com

Additionally, I’ll be giving away a ‘gently’ used cropodile BIG BITE – it’s in great shape - it's orange and I replaced it with a pink one I found on sale.

The winners will be chosen randomly and posted in this post on the 12th.

Happy Veteran’s Day, everyone!

Now hop on over to Marianne's blog

[ http://number1aunt.blogspot.com ]

to continue the hop!

59 comments:

Celeste said...

Beautiful layout... I love it..

Josie0602 said...

I love your layout and the photo of your niece. That quote from Facebook was awesome too!

tracyg398 at yahoo dot com

Melissa said...

Your LO and the story behind it is breath taking. Thank you so much for sharing. I love these blog hops...they lead me to blogs that I might now otherwise had found. I'm now a follower of yours!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Jeannie said...

I'm so impressed! My Veteran, my DH, is currently retired from the Air Force, but he is and always will be my hero. He spent many months away from home serving our country. Thank you so much for recognizing these self-less individuals!

Summer said...

Great layout! Following you now!

Jennifer said...

I am so in love with your LO!!! It is beautiful!! Great job!! TFS

Scrappin' Sista said...

Gorgeous LO. I love the pictures. TFS!

Christel
Blog Hop Sista
www.onescrappinsista.blogspot.com
christel(at)majesticdesigns(dot).net

Tonya said...

I love the layout!!!! I wish I had any pictures of my father when he was younger so that I can put them with the pictures that I have now. Thank you for sharing in this hop.

Tonya

tleigenheer at yahoo dot com

The Cropping Canuck said...

Your layout is beautiful and captures such spirit.


the cropping canuck at yahoo dot com

Karelj said...

I love this layout! I so wish I had pictures of my father in uniform...thanks so much for sharing in the hop! Karelj

Terri said...

Your layout is awesome!!! Great work!!! I want to thank everyone that fight for our freedom in this country!!

Terri
tycole(at)frontiernet(dot)net

Melanie Holzwarth said...

Such a beautiful and special layout. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Melanie
Scrappily Ever After Blog

Liza Henderson said...

Gorgeous! Laid out very nicely. Something to treasure.

Liza
lizahenderson814@yahoo.com

Michelle said...

What a powerful layout. I love it. Thanks for doing this with us.

johnnysgirl said...

So touching, love the quotes!!
cheryl
c.antley130@comcast.net

Laura Lee said...

Great layout....
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Queen Bee said...

Fabulous layout and photos!

Marlene said...

What a beautiful layout. I thank your father for his service. I'm sure he would have loved your layout. Thanks for participating in this very important blog hop.

Tammy said...

That is a a fabulous layout and a wonderful photo of your niece! As a Military Family, I have heard that quote for years and it touches me every time I read it!
Thanks
Tammy
otrbanks at earthlink dot net

~*Jen*~ said...

Wow! Love the layout and the picture is so amazing! Thanks so much!
alaska.girl.24(at)hotmail(dot)com

TR said...

Thank you for acknowledging and honoring
our veterans. They are a brave troupe.


TR

scrapperbecka said...

Great layout, your niece looks adorable in that picture. Great photography skills

Angie said...

Beautiful layout!

Granny Anne said...

Beautiful layout. thanks for sharing

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Milamemories said...

What a great layout!!

milamemories@yahoo.com

Cindylu2u said...

What a touching layout, love it!!
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Marionment said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for shaing.
marionment@msn.com

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " said...

I love the layout especially the pic of the little girl touching the flag.
Cherylann (prinkles)
prinkles@woh.rr.com

Brenda said...

This is an absolute awesome lo. TFS

Burffrau @ aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Love the layout..
joanshanks@eastlink.ca
Joan

pattyk said...

great layout. thanks for the great hop. millierose651@aol.com

Tammy said...

Oh I love this layout! So creative!!!! A great job!!

tammy (at) iplanitmeetings (dot) com

Stephanie said...

I love your layout. It shows a lot of love.
stuff at gt dot rr dot com

CyndiU said...

Awesome layout. Says it all. TFS and being part ot the hop.

cureta2 at yahoo dot com

jennyplace2 said...

Beautiful job on your layout, TFS! and thanks for the chance to win the blog candy.
jennyplace26@gmail.com

Lesley from WI said...

Love this LO and the photo is wonderful!

lfuchs1 at wi. rr. com

Tulip_Collector said...

Very nice. Perhaps next year on 11/11/11 I will honor my father as well. He served in the Navy as well as my brother who I highlighted this time around. Thank you for sharing.

Kathy Balman said...

I love heritage albums very cute layout kathybalman@gmail.com

Juicy Creations said...

love the layout.. thanks for sharing..
juicycreations808@gmail.com

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Ok your layout made me tear up. How amazing!

Esmommy said...

Very nice LO. TFS
NYGIRL1994 at yahoo dot com

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Love the layout and the quote you found on facebook. Thanks for sharing.

lilbitee1971athotmaildotcom

Pink Cricut said...

How sweet--I love this Layout!

Marianne - Fiskateer #6701 said...

Judy, I knew you would have a wonderful project for the blog hop! I haven't been let down yet!

Don't enter me in your RAK, I am already blessed to have the Big Bite, and iI love it!

Anonymous said...

everyone has done a wonderful job!!

craftymomma
stratus2134@aol.com

Penny said...

Great layout and great story. Thank you for doing this and for the opportunity to win.

pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

ScrappingDeb said...

what a sweet sweet LO. Glad to be hopping with you.

SweetSassyDiva said...

that is so precious! tfs!
wonderful! I'm so honored to be part of this blog hop!
http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com

Groovy Deborah said...

Judy sorry to know you lost your brother and happily blog hop in his honor tonight! I love that picture of his baby girl reaching up like that. May his memory always be keep alive through your pics for his sweet little darling who should grow up being please that her daddy was a giving and generous man. Love the quote you found too!

HVD, Groovy Deb♥
groovydeb@yahoo.cm

Gina Thornton said...

I love your layout! Simple, but it says so much!

Thanks for hopping along with us!
Gina
GRKIDDO at Verizon.net

cdm317 said...

What a gorgeous layout! That picture of your Niece is stunning. I loved the way you placed it with your Dad. Beautiful quote, as well.

Clara said...

this blog hop is such a wonderful idea for veteran's day! The saying you found on facebook is amazing. Everyone in this country should read it.
Clara

stefeni said...

Great layout! You did an awesome job.

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Dana said...

Love the quote you shared...how true it is!

dmcarlisle09atgmaildotcom

Stacey said...

Thank you for sharing this layout!

shalbgewachs(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

Becky said...

Your blog title is inspirational! I have been hopping through tonight to see what everyone else posted! Love your beautiful scrapbook page.

BUZZY BEE DESIGNS & GRAPHICS said...

Thanks for doing this hop my husband is a VET.
Rebecca Minor
buzzybeedesignsATyahooDOTcom

Vicki said...

Beautiful layout. Thanks for sharing.

vwilson577 at yahoo.com

doverdi said...

Beautiful layout & such a sweet photo of your niece. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop & sharing your creativity & story. God bless all of our veterans and military for your sacrifices to our countries.