Wednesday, June 20, 2012

It's Theme Day Thursday at My Cricut Craft Room.  Today's theme is Stand and Salute.  when I saw this theme, I knew I had to do it because both of my sons have spent some time serving in the United States Navy.  Both have had some pretty awesome experiences.  I did 4 layouts on this project...2 for each son.  I am one proud Mama!!

My youngest son served 4 years in the US Navy.  His main (and favorite) assignment was to serve on the Camp David Fire Department!  It was such an honor to be chosen to serve at the famous Presidential Retreat!  It is very hard to get pictures from Camp David as electronic devices with any type of recording capabilities are not permitted on base. So, that means no cameras.  The pics I have were taken by the camp photographer, and the copies were given to my son.

All military personal must wear dog tags on their person at all times. So, I chose to use the dog tag on page 46 of the booklet. I cut it at 3 inches. I chose the anchors because that is a symbol of the US Navy. The anchor can be found on page 37, and cut at 3.5 inches.

These pictures were taken at the camp entrance. 

In this layout, I let my pride for my son show. The "My Hero" sentiment can be found on page 66 of the booklet, and cut at 3.25 inches. I used a golden colored marker to color in the stars.  The mats are made from paper printed to resemble the American flag.

My oldest son has been serving in the United States Navy for 8 1/2 years.  The hardest part of his being in the military was when he was sent to Iraq.  These pictures were taken when he was in training in Qatar.

I know their boots are black, but the black was too dark for the layout, so I cut it in brown. The boot is found on page 46, and is cut using "shift"  and the main function key and cut at 7 inches.  The "Support Our Troops" sentiment is found on page 67 and cut at 4.5 inches using the "shift: and function key.

This picture was also taken in Qatar during his training. I am so thankful that his job does NOT include using guns! However, in the Middle East, they are required to carry them with them at all times.

In this layout, I used the rifle on page 49 of the booklet, and cut it at 3 inches.  The "American Pride" sentiment is on page 64, and was cut "fit to page" from a 12X12 inch sheet of olive green card stock.

.....and yes, my son did come home with a "war wound" that was "self inflicted", but at least he didn't shoot himself in the foot! 

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  1. love ur pages great job. Thanks 2 both of ur sons! TFS

    MCCR DT, Lisa

  2. What a great set of layouts! So happy your sons have served our country! This is the perfect cartridge for those type of pages!

  3. Amazing layouts!!!
    MCCR DT Shelley

  4. Hi Lisa, Wonderful LOs. Very crisp and clean. Love the balance that seem to encompass the pages.
    My Cricut Craftroom DTM

  5. Really nice pages!! Great job