Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's a Hero Hip Hop!

We are focusing on our heroes this week.
 With a bit of a patriotic slant, today's focus on my blog was an easy one. 
This is my husband, Ben. 
We have been married almost 17 years. 
In January, he will have spent the last 20 years of his life serving as Active Duty in the Air Force. 
It goes without saying, that I love this man with all my heart, but I am also so proud of him and what he does for our country and for our family.

I won't go into the specifics of his life in the Air Force. 
I will only say that without a doubt, he is my hero. 
I know the sacrifices that he has made. 
He is a good man and a great officer in our military.
{I don't want to get all gushy, so I will end it with that.}


Now for the projects. I wanted to do a card that had a patriotic look, 
but was for DH and this is what I created.... 

I used this week's CPS sketch (#116) for the layout of the card.
Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Stars of Worn Background
*Unity Stamp Co. Another Sweet Day (fleur corner swirl)
*Unity Stamp Co. Fresh Beginnings (i love you sentiment)
*Cosmo Cricket papers (cherries)
*Heidi Grace paper (blue)
*ribbon
*Bazzill Kraft
*memories brown inkpad
*CTMH Cranberry inkpad
*********

This second project is a double layout. I probably haven't done a double layout in over 5 years, but I wanted to use all these photos and they were already printed at this size so I went with it. This is a layout about Feb 12, 2008... deployment day... the day that Ben left to spend 4+ months in Iraq.

I don't like to look at these photos, but I think that it's important to have it documented for our family history and the kids.

Here is a close-up of the left side. 

Hopefully my blogger and Mac are cooperating together today so that you can click on these to read the journaling. I don't want to re-type it.


Here is the close-up of the right side.

Supplies used:
*Unity Stamp Co. Stars of Worn Background
*Unity Stamp Co. Love Etc. (large worn stars)
*Unity Stamp Co. Just My Type alphabet
*Unity Stamp Co. Let's Get Scrappy (date block)
*Creative Imagination Narratives paper
*Making Memories journaling paper
*Bazzill Kraft paper
*Memories brown inkpad
*Marvy Uchida scallop punch
*ribbon
*Zig Writer



Now you need to hop on over to....

50 comments:

Lorie said...

Fantastic tribute to your husband! Mine spent almost 22 years in the Army so I understand how easy it is to be gushy! Tell him thank you for his service, from my family!

Lisa F said...

BEAUTIFUL layouts! Thank both of you for his service to our country!

Jen E. said...

omg! cute stuff! wherer did you get that camo paper?!?! it is really neat!

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Your projects are beautiful and touching. Please thank Ben on my behalf. I spent 17 years in the USAF while my Dad served, and I am in awe of everyone who makes such a commitment.
~ky

Shannon said...

awwww...that's just beautiful...on every level.

JenMarie said...

FABulous creations!!
Huge THANK YOUS to your husband!

StampinCathy said...

WoW! This is priceless!

Karen J. said...

Great tribute to your hero!! Tell him thank you from my family!! We support you.

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful card and layout!! Ben IS a hero, thank you for sharing your family's story! Thanks to Ben!

FibreJunky said...

Congratulations to your husband for his upcoming 20 years time in service. The spousal unit will have 23 in November. I am very proud of him, too. That layout is gorgeous.

Olivia M. said...

Your projects are beautiful-the card is gorgeous and I love the layout!

Purple Princess said...

Wonderful projects!!

Katy said...

so sweet! Your husband truly is a hero! Love the layout!

Monika in VA said...

Thank you to both your husband & your family for all the service that he has performed to keep us save!!!

Kristen said...

Christi, I can't tell you how much I appreciate your husband. I am so grateful for his services. And thank you to you as well. I can't imagine how hard it has been each time he has had to leave you.

Your layouts are beautiful. I didn't read the journaling because I feel that is for you and your family. But the layouts look gorgeous! :)

{hugs}

Candace H said...

A big thank you to Ben for his service and to you for the sacrifices you have made for our country - I deeply appreciate it!

Love your projects today (especially like the way you used that stamp from the May KOTM on your card - very clever!)

Ashley said...

Fabulous card and amazing layouts Christi!

Shontelle said...

Awesome layout, what a great tribute to your husband! Beautiful card as well.

Jenn said...

Awe, so sweet! Beautiful work

whoistracy said...

What wonderful projects! Love that card with patriotic colors. What a great man your hubby is to have served our country for so long.

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Wonderful projects and tribute to your dh... mine spent 20 as a Naval officer...thank you to your family for the sacrafices you have made to keep us safe! Hip Hop!

Martha said...

ahh your layouts are amazing, and the card is wonderful, great work!

JazzyH said...

Awesome!

Rona said...

Great post! I know it must be hard for the whole family to live the air force lifestyle and I for one really appreciate what you do!!Love the card too!!

Kelly Landers said...

Brings back some old memories of being a Navy wife! God Bless your husband for his service and your family too!

I loved your card and layout!! I like to do double page spreads so I can get lots of photos in too!

Michelle (mla1111) said...

Thanks to Ben for all he has done. Fabulous card & layout!

Jodi C. said...

I LOVE these!!! WOW!!!

Shemaine said...

Beautiful job on your card Christi!

marilyn said...

Wonderful card and layout. Thank you to your husband and your family for your sacrifices for our country.

BonnieRose said...

oh so meaningful.. u and your entire family will treasure it in years to come! hugs

BabeCaddy said...

Awesome projects Christi... Thank you Ben for your Awesome service and to you Christi and Family for the sacrifices you all make too!

BloomingPink said...

What a great tribute to your husband!

Carly said...

Wonderful projects and tribute.

Kerry said...

Fabulous layout Christi! A great big thank you to your husband for his service!

JessicaK said...

Beautiful card and lovely way to honor your DH. As a military brat (go Army!), I appreciate everything he does out there.

Maureen said...

That is a beautiful layout and card. Really beautiful

Suz said...

What a wonderful tribute to your hubby. We really appreciate his service & your sacrifices.

Your cards & layout is fantastic. I know what you mean about struggling to use photos that aren't so great but I've learned the story is more important & those really will be treasured pages

BishopsMommie said...

Christi, wow.... a great post.. I applaud you and your husband for the lifedtyle you have..tell him thank you and we appreciate him greatly.. your lo and cards are awesome..

Erika M. said...

Such an awesome tribute. I love the layout!

Bee said...

Oh I love ur card.. ad what a lovely LO!!

Sherry Campbell said...

What a sweet post and GREAT projects!! You are a terrific scrapbooker!! If I ever start scrapbooking I want to be like you!

Elise said...

Great pages and adorable card! What a meaningful post: congratulations on your happy life and brave husband! Bravo!

Linda Beeson said...

Your card is so adorable! I love those stamps and I love what you did with that CPS sketch.

Karen said...

Your love for Ben shows in your work....no need for words(although I love reading your 'gushy' words!) ;) YOur card and LO are perfect, patriotic and loving!

~amy~ said...

absolutely gorgeous cps card and fab layouts!

Christina Thomas said...

I love that Patriotic card! My husband is in the military and has been to Iraq. He is my hero!

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Tami Mayberry said...

Love your card!!! Tell your husband THANK YOU!! Glad you joined us this week!

ANAT S said...

BEAUTIFUL layouts!

Anonymous said...

Christi,

have good holiday fun with family... your porjects are great... hotwheels

SMK said...

Thank you for your service and your husband's service! Happy Memorial Day :) Love the layout!
- SMK, Army Wife

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