Monday, May 30, 2011

Memorial Day Blog Hop

Welcome to the Memorial Day Blog Hop! If you're just visiting my blog and would like to join in on the fun, go to Michele's blog to start at the beginning. If you're already hopping along and you've just come from Brenda's blog, then you are in the right place! We have a great line up of crafters today, so be sure to check out all the wonderful projects we have in store for you.

Memorial Day is as much about patriotism as 4th of July, and I had nothing else in mind but red, white and blue. I couldn't focus in on one particular idea, so I wanted to try a few different things that blended well together. First, I made my first rosettes - they are really time consuming, but definitely worth the all the work. I also wanted a particular font I've seen on shirts, etc...so I used my gypsy to re-create it using Varsity Letters and George. Side note: do you ever feel the picture just doesn't do your project justice?! lol Anyways, here's how it turned out....



Thanks for stopping by on this wonderful Memorial Day!

Your next stop is Rockin' Renee

35 comments:

  1. I just love your project! The rosettes are GREAT (I love making them also) and the letters work so perfectly!!
    GREAT JOB!!
    thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!
    jessica
    chick-n-scrap.blogspot.com

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  2. This is just awesome! I love the stars and stripes letters and the rosettes are so beautiful! I love making them, too! Perfect Memorial Day project! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com
    indymermaid(at)gmail.com

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  3. The rosettes are fabulous! Love your project! I've been thinking about getting Varsity Letters, and now you've confirmed that I do need it! I'm a new follower.

    http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com
    HappyScrapper64@bex.net

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  4. Hi Roberta!
    I love Making Rosettes and yes they are time consuming but worth it, like you said!! Love how you did your font with the stars and stripes!! TFS!!!
    Love your blog!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann♥

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  5. Love it - the rosettes are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    Jess (aka Sparksgal)
    ncscrapper77 (at) gmail (dot) com
    http://sparksgal-craft-place.blogspot.com/

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  6. i just love this. It is so patriotic. The rosettes are fabulous and I love the letters!!Happy Memorial Day!
    Charlotte

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  7. I love this! And yes, I was feeling that way about my project and the photos I posted for today! It's just too cool so view in a picture! :)

    Thank you for being a part of this hop!

    Michele (greengirl)

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  8. Fabulous project! Is it a card or home decor? It would make such a great framed home decor project!! Love the rosettes!
    Tracy
    jtg0398(at)sbcglobal(dot)net

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  9. Awesome project! I love the rosettes!

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  10. Fabulous!!!

    My husband is a decorated vietnam veteran and I am always on the lookout for patriotic inspiration as I love making cards for our local VFW to help raise a few dollars for special events, etc.

    I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you. Stop by my blog sometime and give me a shout out!

    http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

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  11. Your rosettes are awesome! great job.
    I am a follower.

    Dana
    Danascraftycorner.blogspot.com

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  12. Just wanted You to know that I posted another card on my blog for the blog hop...if you get a chance swing by an check it out!

    Rexann♥

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  13. Awesome job. Those turned out great. The time involved was worth it in my opinion.

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  14. AMAZING card my friend!Soo Beautiful,LOVE the great details and colors!!:)

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  15. I've been wanting to try rosettes and you've just inspired me to give it a go.
    It's great to be in this wonderful blog hop with you.
    Dana
    papermemories4u@yahoo.com

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  16. Your project is great!! Love the rosettes, they turned out perfect. I haven't tried these yet and need to. Thanks for the inspiration.
    brz352

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  17. Love your rosettes. The letters look awesome. Thanks for the hop!

    jenlovcarr at aol dot com

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  18. Love this. The letters really pop

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  19. OH wow - I love the entire thing those letters are perfect
    Lovely
    http://scrappin3angel.blogspot.com
    perderg{at}Q{dot}}com

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  20. I think your project came out perfect!! I'm loving this blog hop.

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  21. Finally the blog with the awesome rosettes shown on the circle forum. :) I really love it.

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  22. From one living in Central TX to another I like your USA project. I'm a new follower of your blog. What did you use to make your rosettes? I have the Tim Holtz rosette die and made denim rosettes as well as paper.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://createdbysunshinehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  23. Hey! I am from TX too! I love your rosettes, they are very patriotic. They would be cute framed up also. Thanks for sharing you creative talents with us.
    blessings,
    jana
    janambailey@wtconnect.com
    http://janabailey.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm a NEW follower
    Come and BEE a follower on my blog
    http://buzzybeedesigns.blogspot.com
    Rebecca Minor
    buzzybeedesigns(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  25. Hi Sunshine! I just cut a 1.25x12" strip of paper and scored it at every 1/4" :)

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  26. Beautiful project, great job.

    Smiles Sher
    ShersL84bed@aol.com

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  27. Great project !
    Thanks for commenting in my blog!
    Have a great Tuesday ;-)
    ~Maria Elena~
    http://mariaelenaworld.blogspot.com/

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  28. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card! Everything about it!

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  29. What a lovely card! The star embossing looks fantastic behind the rosettes!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB this week!
    Kate
    Small Bits of Paper

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  30. Great card! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!

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  31. What an awesome card! I love the rossettes, too. Thank you so much for joining us this week at FCCB!

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  32. OH, how cute...I want to scraplift this. Do you mind? TFS! ~Shen

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