Monday, November 11, 2013

THANK YOU: Veterans Day + Giveaway

 
 
Today I wanted to take a minute and thank all veterans and their families who have served their country, especially my husband for his 22 years of service in the United States Air Force.
 
 
 
In honor of veterans everywhere, I am giving away a prize each day this week! You will have from 5:00 a.m. Eastern USA time until 11:59 p.m. Eastern USA time each day this week to answer a question in the comments below to be eligible to win. The question you need to answer will be at the end of each day's blog post.
 
 
Today's prize is an EK Success Large Tag Punch!
 
 
 

 Layout Week

In other news, last week was Layout Week over on my USTREAM channel, so I thought I would post the photos of the layouts we created. We made one creepy Halloween layouts and one happy Halloween layout.

For the first layout, I used photos from the Asbury Park Zombie Walk that Zandra from Scraps to Beauty shared with me. I followed the sketch pretty closely.

For the next layout, I actually turned the sketch on its side and used it that way. This is a good way to stretch your favorite sketches and get multiple layouts from one sketch.
 
 
Both layouts were inspired by the same sketch:
 
This sketch is from Sassy Lil' Sketches: http://sassylilsketches.blogspot.com/p/sketches.html



Creepy

This layout uses My Mind's Eye "Happy Haunting" - click here to purchase: http://amzn.to/198ouYU

Love these glittered, layered stickers from My Mind's Eye - available here: http://amzn.to/198oTe0

These fancy brads make a great addition to a page: http://amzn.to/198p9tu
 
 
 

Happy Halloween!

Totally different look - just rotate 90 degrees!

These stickers came in the collection pack (http://amzn.to/198ouYU).
They look great "hanging" from the decorative brads (http://amzn.to/198p9tu)!

I used repeated circles floating up the side of the layout to soften all the sharp edges and add a festive air to the page!

Repeating the date helps reinforce the Halloween theme.

 

Giveaway

To be eligible to win the EK Success Large Tag Punch, answer the following question in the comments below before 11:59 p.m. Eastern USA time TONIGHT.


What is your favorite event, holiday or season to scrapbook?
 
 
Thanks for stopping by, and I'll see you tomorrow with another fun post and giveaway!
 
Kathryn :D

105 comments:

  1. My favourite holiday is Christmas, love the warm, cosy colours I can use on layouts :)

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  2. My favorite holiday is also Christmas with the bright lights and so many topics to scrap. But then I also love baseball season to scrap my favorite team. Thanks for a chance to win a prize in honor of our Veterans.

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  3. Mine would be Christmas. One of the few layouts where everyone in the family is usually included. We make a point of doing a group photo.

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  4. Autumn is my favorite season, my favorite time for travel, and I love the colors of autumn. I also wish to thank my brothers, my nephew and all of our family members in the past who have served our country out of love and duty.

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    1. A HUGE THANK YOU to your brothers, your nephew and your whole family for their service!

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  5. My favorite season to scrapbook is fall because I love the colors. Thank you for the chance to win this punch!

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  6. My favorite event to scrapbook is a baby's first year. As your doing it you can see how much they have changed along the way. Thank you for the giveaways this week. Notthatmartha

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    1. We're going to have fun this week - I have some good stuff! :)

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  7. Something in the fall with the fall colors. Could be raking leaves, picking pumpkins or something Thanksgiving related. There is no color omitted in autumn!

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  8. My favorite scrappin time is the birth of a baby. There is so much joy. Its impossible to screw up!

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  9. I love Fall the colors are so pretty.

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  10. I like to make little star books with the grand children school year pictures

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  11. My favourite event to scrapbook is the one or two times a year my husband and I get together with our two boys who live away now that they are grown. Who doesn't like to scrap their kids, no matter their age?

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  12. Fall here in Michigan is my favorite time of the year and likewise my favorite season to scrapbook.

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  13. the easiest would be Christmas,but I like to do family gatherings during the summer.
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  14. My favorite thing to scrapbook is my children, I love to look through my books and see all the things I've would have other wise forgotten as the years past.

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  15. Christmas is my favourite holiday, but Halloween is the most fun to scrap :)

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  16. I would have to say it would be Halloween and the fall. Love all the fall colors.

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  17. My Favorite Event to Scrapbook is a birth of a child

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  18. I like to document Christmas. In my family it is the only time of he year we all get together even if its for a few hours. Lots of laughs and memories.

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  19. My favorite "time" of year is the summer, it's the time of year that our family gets together the most.

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  20. I love love love Halloween. It's the best time of year :) ...

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  21. Christmas is always the best because we are all together and have lots o pictures to chose from to scrap.

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  22. I like to do vacations because I travel to some pretty exotic places. Making the book afterward brings back all of the great memories.

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  23. My favorite holiday is Christmas and I usually make paper gifts for my 4 sisters.

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  24. I love the warm colors of fall, the fuzziness of sweaters and the smell of comfort food.. so FALL it is ;)

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  25. Hi Kathryn

    My favorite event to craft is peoples personal accomplishments, or make them a scrapbook or card, because they are a great person. They are the only one like them. Just because.
    My favorite Holiday is of course Easter. I have lots of Easter Bunnies. the new spring color, to get away from the blah non existing colors of winter.
    My favorite season to craft is spring. Everything is new, fresh, and the rebirth from winter. Coming out of hibernation.
    To make every day events special
    Thank You Kathryn
    Margaret

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  26. My favorite events are my grandchildrens' birthdays! I try to be there for their celebrations and then write a story book for them of the occasion. They love the books!

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  27. I love Halloween because of the variety - I can go from spooky to funky with all the same things. It helps that my Daughter loves Halloween. (Plus my Sister just loves ugly witches and when ever I do anything for her there has to be a witch in it).

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  28. I mostly love to make minis of events. Some I've made include vacations, ancestry, get togethers, halloween and Dec daily.

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  29. My favorite event is Christmas, I love all the sparkly colors, and the joy on all the kids faces.

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  30. My favorite events to scrap are family trips

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  31. I love to scrap my vacations so I can re-live them over and over.

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  32. I take the most pictures from my winter vacation in Florida each year. But my favorite holiday for scrapping would be Halloween. There are so many great papers.-Karen Seidlitz

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  33. Of course it is Christmas, who can't resist all the glitz glamor and sparkle ! And luv spending it with family and the food is always a bonus.lol. Christmas scrapbooking make for easy mini albums and other home decor projects luv it !!!

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  34. It would be Christmas!! We married 27 Dec 1962 and have never tried to separate the two. Enjoy all the family gatherings and happiness. We celebrated our 50th Anniversary last year with family and friends. Wonderful.

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    1. Congrats to you, Judy! How wonderful! :)

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    2. Congratulations Judy, what a wonderful accomplishment!

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  35. I love Winter/Christmas. I can't resist adding to my scrap "collections" each year.

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  36. My favorite holiday to scrap is Halloween! I love all the cool thinks they have to scrap with! My favorite holiday

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  37. I used to say Christmas but since July 31st ...the birth of my first grandchild ... I now have say anything that has to do with Molly!

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  38. My favorite time of year to scrap is the spring and summer. I love flowers and all the colors that go along with them.

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  39. I like to do mini albums for vacations and weddings. There are always so many pictures and memories that I don't want to forget.

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  40. ..they all are favorites -- Kodak moments.. but I always for some reason get the most pictures of the Christmas
    season.. Basically, its just FUN to scrap!!

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  41. I tend to do a lot of school activities like Show choir and band, but I also love to do Christmas.

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  42. I would have to say its Christmas. Its the one time of year when I know everyone is together and having laughs and good times and good food!!

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  43. I, too, echo your heartfelt thanks to all those who have served our country in the military. My favorite day to scrapbook is the first day of back-to-school. It's a quick, easy way to chronicle the children as they mature. It's a lot of fun to go back and see what they chose to wear, what their hair looked like, who they were hanging out with, whether they were happy to be heading off, even what the weather was like.

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    1. Thank you, Lucy! I so appreciate those who serve. Your back to school layouts sound like they tell quite the story - the hairdos would be especially fun to look back on. :)

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  44. I like doing travel scrapbooks... so the event would be a trip.

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  45. Special events like our trip to Washington, DC with my Dad to receive the Congressional gold medal. So magical, we still go through the album and relive the trip often.

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  46. I love working on Summer ! all the fun at the beach, water photo s , BQ s, camping and so on .

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  47. Thanks for honoring our Veterans. As a dependent, I love to document or show family fun and events when scrapbooking. Holidays is also a favorite. Thanks for an opportunity to participate in the giveaway.

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    1. You're so welcome - thank you for participating!

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  48. My favorite is my kids birthdays. Its great to flip through the album when I'm done woth a birthday and I can see how much they have grown up.

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  49. As a genealogist, I love scrapbooking old heritage photos!

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  50. Fav event? VACATIONS! Love to do 'em, love to scrap 'em. I do enjoy December daily type mini because I really like capturing all the holiday decorations. One year we were in South America for Christmas and I loved capturing their decorations.

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  51. My is Chrismas Eve ,Mom and Dad got married on Chrismas Eve .We always got to open one present on that night and therest on Christmas day.

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    1. We have the same tradition in my family - love Christmas Eve! We open a present and then have nachos every year.

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  52. Halloween/fall.....love the colors..... the decoration and all the fun and scary costumes....

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  53. Christmas has to be my favorite. Thank you for the giveaway and for honoring our Veterans!

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  54. My favorite is Christmas = can't wait to do your Christmas album. I love your shows, your projects and you!

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  55. Christmas! My children and grandchildren are here and we always have lots of fun with the real meaning of Christmas and of course we have lots of food and gifts..Thanks

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  56. I love to scrap Halloween. It's the scariest time of year and everyone gets to dressup as something evil, pretty, scary, hero like, etc. Its a time to be someone you are not but maybe deep inside you wish to be. LOL

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  57. I love scrapping wedding pictures. I have all the wedding pictures of my family, going back 6 generations, on my wall in the hallway. My second favorite are pictures of our vacations.

    Thank you Kathryn for the giveaway!

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    1. Six generations of wedding photos - that's amazing! Wow! :)

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  58. Halloween - I was born on Halloween and just love all the ways you can use your supplies - you can go real creepy like I do with pictures of my kids in their teens or real cute and colorful like I do for my grandchildren. Little skeletons for the boys and fairies and flowers for the girls.

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  59. My favorite holiday to scrapbook is Christmas. I usually take the most pictures during this time of year and I have just a Christmas album to scrapbook in every year. Of course, it has grown to several albums now but I still enjoy doing it each year. I think some of your bundled up paper will end up in this year's section of Christmas pictures...lol

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    1. That sure is cute paper! Be sure to check back here Thursday for a bonus project with that paper.

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  60. Christmas! I love the colors, festivities and joy of the season!

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  61. I am really not a scrapbooker. However, I do like making the books as gifts for my family and friends. My favorite ones to make are for newborns. Babies make me smile! Thanks for having a giveaway. My husband, brothers, uncles, and niece have been in the service, too. I am thankful for all the men and women who are/have served.

    Beverly Oliver

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    1. Thank you to all your family members who have served, Bev!

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  62. Gosh Kathryn, this is a hard one. I like autumn colors the most because of the colors, but I've really gotten into mini-albums lately, and baseball games! GO NATS! :)

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  63. If I had to choose a favorite.....our week long family reunion in New Orleans during Mardis Gras. We have a ball going to the parades and getting together at the end of the day just to have fun together. Thank you for taking time to acknowledge and honor all veterans, past and present.

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    1. You're so welcome, Janet! A Mardis Gras family reunion sounds fantastic!

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  64. I would have to say ?Halloween!! Love the scary photos in your post!

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  65. I love to scrap summer pictures.. because they are filled with colours, sunshine and happy people having fun! I love to scrap with bright colours that go very well with summer pictures :) Luckly in South America Summer is coming ( Dec till March) So I`ll be taking plenty of pictures... :D

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  66. Great layouts Kathryn! My favorite holiday to scrap is Christmas thanks for the great giveaway!

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  67. My favorite holiday is Christmas...spending time with family is such a great gift...Thank you again for the chance to win this great punch.

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  68. My favorite holiday is the 4th of July. Between my husbands family and mine we have had someone in every branch of the service. We love to go into town and watch the parade and after dark we go to the fair grounds and watch the fireworks.

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  69. I love to make birthday theme related layout.

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  70. I love to scrap my Autumn vacation pictures. We travel to New England a lot....ok I'm a Leaf Peeper! As soon as the air turns cool/cold I tend to come alive, enjoy getting out and become snap happy. The colors are so gorgeous, and each angle and position change creates differing hues that are at times...breathtakng!

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  71. I love Thanksgiving.. a time of family, friends, wonderful food... and intentional reflection on all the ways I am blessed!

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  72. I love to scrap Christmas. I enjoyed watching my grand kids open their present's. And I love spending time with my family. We all get together at my Mom house for Christmas dinner. Thanks for giving us the chance to win.

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  73. I guess my favorite event to scrap would be birthdays. I always did theme parties for my kids so it was always a lot of fun. I actually did more decorating for their parties than I do for Christmas!

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  74. I love to scrap our travels, so I can relive the vacation all over again. But we have a new baby coming in June. This will be the first one I will be get to see grow up. The first 2 were 3000 miles across the USA and we only got to see them twice a year. The 3rd was 6 when she came into the family.

    Thanks to Mr LG for his service to our country. Hubby has 38 yrs in the Army and is still going. My youngest son has 10 yrs in the Air Guard/National Guard. I love our country!!!

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    1. Thanks to your husband and family for their continued service!

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  75. First and foremost: Mr Lifeguard, thank you for your service! I'm a VA nurse and it's a pleasure to get to work with my special Veterans on a daily basis!

    As for scrapping, my favorite holiday to scrap is Halloween! Love all the spooky stuff this time of year and I also incorporate Day of the Dead exhibits at the same time!

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    1. Thank you so much for your service, Katina - I'm sure your bright attitude is appreciated by the veterans you work with!

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  76. My favorite holiday to scrap is Christmas. I love taking pictures of my kids decorating the tree & opening their present. Thank you all the veterans for their service!

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  77. Thanks for the giveaway and more importantly validating our veterans. I have three in my immediate family. Christmas is my favorite occassion to scrap, so MERRY and BRIGHT !! Family, decor and let's not forget all of the presents and make smiles... Linda V

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  78. Thanks for the giveaways, Kathryn!! I Love Christmas...that's my favorite.
    Hope L., NY

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