Sunday, October 25, 2009

Starting My Husband's Marine Corps Scrapbook

Hi all! Today I decided to start making my husband's Marine Corps scrapbook. I have put it off for a long time because the task seemed so daunting. Not to mention the Marine Corps album I got for him included pages that you're supposed to just add things to. So I was always kindof afraid that it would come out looking cheezy. So today I just said, who cares? I'm not using those pages and I pulled them out. I started from scratch and this is what I've come up with so far. It is going to be a surprise for him for Christmas. He's been out of the Corps for 2 years now, so it is long overdue. I can't wait to show it to him.

The First Page-- Doesn't he look so serious?! haha

This page was created using a sketch from Crafts by Rowena. I am also submitting this one for this week's Practical Scrapper's challenge, which was to use a border punch. So this challenge went perfectly with Rowena's sketch!

8 comments:

  1. Hey Tamara!! Your hubby will be so proud of this what a great Christmas surprise! Both layouts are great but I love the one of ya'll at the ball! The colors look great together! I like that sketch by rowena. I keep meaning to get over and check her sketches but haven't made it there yet hee hee. TFS!!

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  2. This is AWESOME! I can say without hesitation (and it will probably make me a bad mommy, too) but my dh's USNA/USN book was my absolute favorite to do! Keep us posted on your progress - you are doing an amazing job!!

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  3. This is so awesome! Great pages and what a special gift. My husband has been out of the Air Force for over 10 years now and I still haven't scrapped a single picture.... Keep up the beautiful work!

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  4. Such a wonderful gift. Great use of the border punch on the Marine Corps Ball LO. Thanks for joining us at practical scrappers.

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  5. Very nice, love the picture.
    Hugs,
    Tanya

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  6. Yes, your hubby will LOVE this! Great layouts!
    Thanks for playing this week at Practical Scrappers!
    Blessings,
    Kim xXx

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  7. Seriously, what can I say. CUTE!! And yes, the layout is nice too. LOL.
    -Rowena

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  8. I see the Corp picture expression hasn't changed in 35 years--that's about how long my dh has been out. You've done a wonderful job so far and I can't wait to see more. BTW - love your dress in the photo--I think I have one similar!

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