Friday, May 25, 2012

Paper Hoarders DT Offering - Memorial Day Projects

Good Friday to All Crafties!  Today as a Paper Hoarder DT project we were asked to make something appropriate for Memorial Day.

Tanya, our PH guru, has a listing on her blog of all the projects; this can be found at so please check them out and drop a love note for each designer!

Mama LoveBug is up first.  I love those La-La Land stamps so I knew my project had to include one - a saluting girl with colored pencils and gel pen accents plus Pink By Design sentiments w/gold embossing and some lovely patriotic paper from DCWV,  This is a Memorial Day pocket card and like the sentiments say - Home of the Free because of the Brave ....Whenever I see the flag I think of dad, Staff Sgt. William G Pattison, US Army Air Corps, WWII Veteran.

Hello Everyone!! For my project I made a layout of my Grandpa- Staff Sgt. William G Pattison, US Army Air Corps, WWII Veteran! I had a hard time with this one as in just a few weeks it will be 5 years since we had to say good-bye to him. He was one of the best men I have ever met....Honest, Brave, Hard-working, Loving...just one heck of a guy. I love my grandpa and I miss him so much. So to honor him I made this layout...

Full View...Isn't he handsome in his uniform???

Close up of the smaller pics. 1st on is a ship that my husband bought for my grandpa when he was in the hospital shortly before he passed away. The 2nd is the flag and American Eagle that were on the corner of his casket and the 3rd is of the bullet from the gun salute at his funeral.

Close up of the name/date banners and the quilt effect "My Hero"

Close up of the flowers...I put the pearls in the centers to add a bit of my grandma to it...She loves pearls! :)

Thank you Tanya for making this our project for this week! I had a great time making this and remembering my Grandpa (My Hero) and what a wonderful man he was!

Bug Hugs,


Tanya said...

I TOTALLY LOVE both of your projects!! Mom, your card is darling!! I love the lil girl soldier saluting!! The sentiments are perfect!!! Kimi.. What a GREAT tribute to your grand father. You did an awesome job!! Thank you both for being a Paper Hoarder DT member!! Love you both!!!


Pamela Pattison Lash said...

Oh Kim - This is so dynamic on so many levels - obviously we're partial to WGP but he was truly the best of fathers and grandfathers! Your LO is so unique and well-planned with a variety of embellies that suit the man and the LO.......I can almost hear him saying, girls, anyone for some "cosmopolitan" ice cream!

Zeni said...

Both of you ladies did an outstanding job with your projects! Mama Lovebug, your pocket card is beautiful as always and I love the sentiment, it's just so true! Kimi, your layout is wonderful. I think it's great that you did this layout and it would look gorgeous in a shadowbox! :) Love you both and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Christy said...

Sooo great :)

lisa said...

Wow! You guys both did a FANTASTIC job. Love the diversity and the brilliance with everything your both did. Congrats.

Boni said...

Great job ladies Im sure he would be proud of you too

Anonymous said...

Hey guys...been trying to leave a comment here....I hope that you get this one, I changed some setting on my computer and so "fingers crossed" you guys will get this....I love both your projects, the stamp is adorable and I'm in love with the flowers as well.... Great job as always,

Anonymous said...

Hey, it worked! Love to you guys!