Monday, July 7, 2008

Be My Guest!


So I have said a billion times on this blog that I just adore the Color Combos Galore Challenges! Well, a pretty cool thing happened to me this week. Janet asked me to be the Guest Designer and create a layout for this week's colors! In celebration of the holiday weekend, an Independence Day theme was also incorporated!

Well, my family didn't attend any picnics or fireworks so I was a bit stumped. Then I thought about what the holiday means. I realized that my kids have no idea that there is a war going on, have no idea about all of the sacrifices that many men and women have and continue to make to keep this country safe. They shouldn't know about that now. But they should know someday. I also scrapped this for me. I am not directly impacted because I don't have a loved one serving in the military. Yet, people I care about dearly have loved ones who are fulfilling their duties. I needed to do this for what they are giving up. The journaling reads: Each day, Daddy & I do our best to protect you. But there is something you don't realize yet. This Independence Day, there are people who are fighting for your freedom & safety. We owe them so much. They are brave and strong. With pride, they stand up for you. I won't soon forget. Now, neither will you.

That is the beauty of a challenge. They make you consider a topic you wouldn't have ever scrapped without them. Thanks Janet! It was my honor!

10 comments:

  1. I absolutely love that you chose this as your interpretation for the patriotic theme! It's wonderful!

    Thank you so much for being our Guest Designer this week! ;)

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  2. What a great, patriotic page! Darling photo, too!

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  3. Wonderful layout and journaling about the true meaning of the holiday! And congrats on making the Chatterbox finalist lsi!

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  4. Hum... That name seems familiar don't you think...:
    http://chatterboxinc.typepad.com/

    ;)

    :D :D :D

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  5. I love your journaling here. Those are some powerful words. Great LO!

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  6. I think this is one of my favorite layouts that you've done. so simple, yet, so much thought has gone into it. Plus what a beautiful message to leave to your kids...

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  7. Love your LO!!!

    Love that it is so simple in the design,really beautiful LO!



    Lillyrose

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  8. Huge congratulations! Great LO!

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  9. this is so beautiful, love your intrepretation, it's brilliant!

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  10. Does anyone place CoD for single player anyway?
    This is amazing game, i play about 5h in day.

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