Welcome to our Veteran's Day Blog Hop! Veteran's Day is very important to me. My father fought in WWII as did his younger brother. My Paternal Grandfather had 2 brothers who fought in WWI as did my Paternal Grandmother's brother. My Grandfather's youngest brother was killed in action on May 14th, 1917 at the Battle of Somme, Vimy Ridge, France. He was 18 years old.
These amazing men and women put their lives on hold to go off and fight for us and our country. They leave their families behind and sacrifice so much for us. How do you thank someone for making such a sacrifice. Somehow, thank you just doesn't seem enough.
A few years ago I had come across these record albums at a yard sale and immediately scooped them up. I decided to alter one to use as a sort of memory album for my father. Although it's not complete at this time, I do have the album done and thought that I'd show you just what you can do with these old albums. I used Basic Grey paper and covered the album cover as well as all the inside pages. I cut out the hole using an exacto knife and intend to put a photo of my father at different stages of his life peeking through the holes. Now that the album is complete, I have the difficult task of figuring out just what photo's to use and embellishments. Since my father passed away when I was 11, I want this to be a book telling my son about the Grandfather that he never knew. (My son is also named after my father).
A few years back when it was the Year of the Veteran, I wrote & requested my father's war records from WWII and would like to include some of the information from them as well. The pockets in this album are large enough that I can also add layouts or even include his war records & tuck them inside it for safe keeping.
This first photo shows the before & after of what this record album looks like.This next photo shows the inside pages of this album now.This last photo shows the side by side of before and after. I just love how this has turned out so far & can't wait to start working on adding the photo's and journaling.
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the hop. There are 19 talented ladies waiting to show you their amazing work.
In order to be eligible for the Grand Prizes, don't forget to leave a comment on each & every blog. The winner will be announced tomorrow on Karel's blog at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanity http://karelj.blogspot.comNow off to the hop.
If you've come to my blog from Jennifer at Young’s Scrappinghttp://youngsscrapping.blogspot.comyouare on the right track. Next on the list is Judy at Be Present Be Realhttp://bepresentbereal.blogspot.com
If you get lost, here's the list of blogs participitating in today's hop.
1. KarelJ at One By One The Flamingos Are Stealing My Sanityhttp://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
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 http://www.creationswithbecka.blogspot.com
18.Bobbi Jo at Sassy Sweet Diva http://sweetsassydiva-gspot.blogspot.com
19.Angie at Gypsy Paperie http://gypsypaperie.blogspot.com
20.Linda at The Tulip Collector http://thetulipcollector.blogspot.com