9/11 Blog Hop

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I am proud to be a part of this years 9/11 Blog Hop. In remembrance of 9/11 we are honoring the military and all those that serve our country.

Our blog hop sponsor is http://www.craft-e-corner.com/ has generously donated a A-Z Cricut DVD to one lucky hopper and 10 % off to ALL hoppers. Just enter discount code CRAFTHOP discount expires October 15, 2010. I am also donating a prize to one of you. All you have to do is become a follower & leave a comment on this post. I am giving away, to one lucky winner, a Tim Holtz 342 piece grunge board mixed mini set filled with letters, wings, keys, crowns, flourishes and more. I love this set! I am also giving away my favorite color of Distress embossing powder, Vintage Photo. And that's not all...you get 2 brushed silver metal frames, 5 family word stick pins, 8 vintage key holes and a set of 52 antique silver alphabet brads!!! Remember all you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment. (The comment tab is at the top of the post). Good luck and have fun!!!

After a trip to Maryland & D.C. visiting my sister and her family, I had a million pictures to scrapbook. I decided to keep the majority of them in the original 4" X 6" format to limit cropping and speed my scrapping. These layouts are from a very memorial and moving visit to the War Memorials.

The first photo is of the WW II Memorial. My friend Julie used the computer there to look up her Grandfather's name (he served in that war). A useful photo tip I love to use is to use a photo as a brochure holder. Just back the photo with cardstock and adhere the sides and bottom. Now you can still access the brochure without taking up valuable photo space.

The Field of Stars...The Freedom Wall has a reflecting pool just below. The 4,000 Gold Stars honors more than 400,000 lives lost during the World War II. So moving when you see all those stars.

The Korean War Memorial was by far the most touching for me because you could actually see the faces of the soldiers. I can not explain the emotions that you feel when you walk around this memorial. I would highly recommend it. Since working on my family tree and knowing my family has been in these wars, I am even more proud of every soldier and every family that has someone serving our country.

The Vietnam Wall Memorial was so incredibly long and just filled with name after name. To add some interest to the photo we all posed for the picture and I took the photo of our reflection in the wall like we were giving all the soldiers a big hug.

Four American eagles hold a suspended laurel wreath in the Baldaccino Sculpture.

I was so moved by all that I saw that I wanted to do something for our soldiers so I started making cards, they use these cards to keep in touch with their family and friends. The project is called Operation Write Home. You can learn more about it by watching this great video by Operation Write Home. http://operationwritehome.org/

I hope you've enjoyed my project. Now it is time to hop on to the next blog on your list...


Karen T September 11, 2010 at 12:55 AM  

I have a brother serving in the Air Force right now and he's in Afghanistan. Thanks for showing the great support for the military!

lavenderangel September 11, 2010 at 1:00 AM  

Awsome to show this support to our military.


Shawnee September 11, 2010 at 1:05 AM  

What wonderful layouts. Thank you for showing support for the military!!


Alicia B September 11, 2010 at 1:08 AM  

Thank You so much for showing our military men and women such support. They SO deserve it for all they do for us.

Gloria September 11, 2010 at 1:27 AM  

Very beautiful. I would like to share a project I stich for here http://omascrafts.com/photo_2.html

LaDonna September 11, 2010 at 1:34 AM  

Thanks for sharing your awesome pages! And for doing the blog hop! This is my first, but looking forward to checking them all out and learning something new!
Thanks again,

suzyqhoward@yahoo.com September 11, 2010 at 1:36 AM  

As usual, I love your blog, and you have given me some great ideas what to do with the pictures I took last weekend. Our youngest son is being shipped out to Afghanistan at the end of the month. He got to come home for 10 days, and the Patriotic Riders gave him a wonderful send off. The ceremony was held just for him, and there were so many tears from the 14 family members in attendance as well as several friends. They held a lovely luncheon for him afterward. I look forward to working on these layouts, but I know many more tears are sure to come while I am doing them. Thanks for sharing your inspiring layouts!

KathyB September 11, 2010 at 1:38 AM  

I have been a fan of your blog for some time and am now a follower! This is my first blog hop! I am super excited to check out all the blogs! Thank you for the glorious pictures of the war memorials in DC. I took my youngest daughter to DC two years ago (she was 16 at the time), it was an incredible experience to share with her!

Angela Lee September 11, 2010 at 1:40 AM  

People ask do you remember where you were when 911 happened? I was watching the tv coverage and as were others in a hospital waiting room. I had to go into the MRI for 1 hr and when I was done I refused to get off the stretcher. I told them I NEEDED to know right now if I was ok. Oddly enough the radiologist came to the room and read my MRI right infront of me and showed me the actual results. 2 yrs after my 10 hr surgery and 10 yrs after my battle begun, my brain tumour was completely gone with no regrowth. I was elated yet when I left the MRI suite I was bombarded with the news and imagines of the twin towers. I called family in the States to make sure they were ok. My neice who is older than me was trying to get across the border to Canada with her kids but everything was shut down. Oddly enough, i could not face anyone that morning. I went to a park along the Thames River and sat on a picnic bench under a canopy of trees for several hrs completely shocked. How could I feel so elated when the world was in chaos. It was like I was having a case of surviours guilt....it was such a stunningly beautiful late summer day.
My heart goes out to all the families and friends of those who died on 9/11 and to all the soldiers, US and Canadian who've died and are still fighting for us.
Although I don't know the name of the nurse that was attempting rescue at ground zero and died from falling debries.I will not forget my fellow nurse's bravery.

NIfty September 11, 2010 at 1:56 AM  

Hi Christie, Thank you for sharing your work with all of us. I have never been a part of a blog hop before I am looking forward to it and learning from so many talented people . Thanks for the opportunity.Let us all remember 911 victims.

CindyM September 11, 2010 at 1:57 AM  

On 9/11/2001 we looked at the security of our nation through different eyes. As United States of America citizens, we were once again united as One Nation under God. We owe our security to the many brave men and women who have not onlly risked their lives but laid down their lives for us! May we always continue to support our military men and women!

Trish D September 11, 2010 at 1:59 AM  

You have made some very beautiful and moving layouts Christie. Even though I wasn't affected by 9/11 I remember sitting up all night with hubby watching it all unfold in tears. Thank you.

Dorothy September 11, 2010 at 3:17 AM  

Beautiful layouts!

Paula Puckett September 11, 2010 at 3:39 AM  

Great LOs! Okay, now this is my favorite blog! I participate in OWH challenges and love making cards for our heros! TFS

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 3:50 AM  

My dear friend lost her only child on 9/11. She raised Craig as a single mother and had followed him from CA to the East Coast when he landed his dream job at the Trade Center. For Craig, for Lauri, for every person in this wonderful United States who was impacted by 9/11 - GOOOOOOOOO military!

Georgiana September 11, 2010 at 5:59 AM  

Your layouts are very impressive! This is a great way to conitnue remembering 9/11.


Lynn W September 11, 2010 at 6:08 AM  

I missed last year's event. So glad I found your blog - lots of great inspiration. I'll be "hopping" thru the other blogs on this day of remembrance.
Lynn W

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 6:22 AM  

Remembering all those who lost and all those who serve to protect our freedom.

Celi September 11, 2010 at 6:32 AM  

wow very inspirational...nice paper contrasts and nice job on operation write home

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 6:43 AM  

Wonderful blog! I enjoy the video tutorials since I am usually on the go with my computer.
Very nice tribute to our military.

Meg Farris September 11, 2010 at 6:46 AM  

Love your blog! Love that you have a tribute to the military. My husband is retired from the Marine Corps and my dad is retired from the Air Force. We are big supporters of the military and their families!

Skylark September 11, 2010 at 7:02 AM  

I have just become a follower but I often read things or watch videos here I love your work.
Your tribute to the forces is beautiful,I pray for all those who lost their lives & the families left behind.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 7:07 AM  

Thank you for sharing your creativity, your passion, and your life!


Ellen Jarvis September 11, 2010 at 7:19 AM  

Your layouts are beautiful. Thank you for taking the time to share them with us, and to "HOP"!

jandokan September 11, 2010 at 7:27 AM  

WOW you did a great job :D
Hugs Anja

Tara September 11, 2010 at 7:31 AM  

What an excellent way to remember, and commemorate this tragic day. I particularly liked your picture in front of the wall. Thank you also for posting the video on Operation Write Home. TFS.

Karen (TLgirl353) September 11, 2010 at 7:32 AM  

Christie- Thank you for sharing all those photos. Lovely layouts.
I remember the first time I saw the Vietnam Memorial. It took my breath away, and then the tears came. The same thing happened to me at the American cemetery in The Netherlands. All those lives lost in WWII honored in such a beautiful way.

Kelly September 11, 2010 at 7:47 AM  

Recently found your blog and have been following you regularly. LOVE IT!

craftymom205 September 11, 2010 at 7:53 AM  

Great layouts. Thanks for the ideas. I still need to scrapbook my daughter's trip to Washington DC.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 7:56 AM  

Thank you for all your wonderful ideas. You do a great job!


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Jennybean September 11, 2010 at 8:07 AM  

fabulous layouts!!

Nicky Stevenson September 11, 2010 at 8:12 AM  

I have been following your blog for a while now, love it, and your great videos.

This is a fab post and tribute, thank you.

Bonnie September 11, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

I am already a follower of your terrific blog. Your creativity and organizational skills astound me.
I appreciate this blog hop in honor of 9/11 and our military. My son is in the Army & has been deployed to Iraq/Afghanistan 3 times. My grandson is in the USAF, currently in Afghanistan & had deployed twice prior to this deployment.

Missy September 11, 2010 at 8:14 AM  

What a wonderful way to remember the heroe's of 9/11 and of our military. Thank you. Great layouts!!

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 8:16 AM  

On 9/11 I was a junior in highschool in my medical class so I could become a nurse. I will never forget the moment they turned the tvs on. My husband is in the Navy and has been for the last 9 years. I am so proud of him and all the other military for doing what they do to protect us.
tkarstens0812 at yahoo dot com

Alyce September 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Very moving layouts. You can tell you put your heart in them.

Melissa September 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Your layouts are fantastic! The Vietnam Veterans page is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm proud to say that I am now a follower!


Michelle September 11, 2010 at 8:23 AM  

Awesome layouts. Love the names OVER the pics!!

pinkladynz September 11, 2010 at 8:24 AM  

Hi christie,
Great post as usual.
Remembering our Heroes is something we need to do more than just Memorial Day. Military and firefighters,police and EMS all put themselves on the line.
Great layouts and tips
Pat from SC

Mary September 11, 2010 at 8:26 AM  

Beautiful layouts!

Linda W. September 11, 2010 at 8:27 AM  

Beautiful layouts Christie - I follow your blog already. I also am a faithful sender of cards to the troops thru our scrapbook/card making group and have a nephew in Afghanistan. We need to support them all every day of the year - you are doing a wonderful job dear. And btw, congrats on the Grandma title - from a Great Grandma!

Denise V September 11, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

Sophisticated layouts. It looks like you put in so much time. Everything looks so clean. The video was amazing it made me teary.


Lisa September 11, 2010 at 8:32 AM  

Great job on the LO's. Very touching. I can't wait to continue on the blog hop. Thanks

Adrea September 11, 2010 at 8:41 AM  

Very nice layouts. They are very special. Thank you!

Darlene September 11, 2010 at 8:42 AM  

Wow! Those are awesome LO's. How moving that experience must have been for you and your family. My brother is in the Air Force and served in Iraq, so I love this blog hop!

Vickie Kertz September 11, 2010 at 8:43 AM  

This is an awsome thing to do on 9/11. You have some really nice layouts here. I also became a follower. Thanks for the inspiration

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 8:49 AM  

These are awesomee. Our church group has been making cards for the troops and now these layouts havee given me an idea. We have a veteran's memorial park here too and I think I wanna go take some pics and make a LO. Greast job.


Melissa D. September 11, 2010 at 8:56 AM  

Thanks for the info on Operation Write Home! You have some beautiful layouts!

Attegirl September 11, 2010 at 8:58 AM  

Wonderful tribute to our service men & women.. they give so much for our freedoms!
This is my first blog hop and you are my first blog... so fun ...Thanks! :o)

Holly September 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Thanks for showing support for our military. Love your blog as always. Keep up the amazing work!

Jen September 11, 2010 at 9:00 AM  

Great layouts! I use 4x6 a lot also!

marenmat September 11, 2010 at 9:12 AM  

The layouts looked beautiful! What a great giveaway!

Monique September 11, 2010 at 9:15 AM  

What a wonderful Day to commemorate a fateful day and reaffirm the necessity of the brave actions of our troops.
Thank you

barbip September 11, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

great layouts!! and thanks for sharing the information about OWH, it is a great way to support our troops. Have a great weekend!

Patti L September 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

This is a wonderful opportunity to honor our service men and women. Your layouts and cards are wonderful.

Patricia Hurlburt September 11, 2010 at 9:17 AM  

Love BLOG HOPS!!! I also love the themed layouts. My husband is in the Marine Corps and these have given me some great ideas for a couple of layouts I've been working on.

Clarice September 11, 2010 at 9:23 AM  

I love your blog-always happy to see a new post! Thanks!

Teri Barefoot September 11, 2010 at 9:29 AM  

Thank you for everything I have been reading the post of others and it brings tears to your eyes to read them and when you remember where you were on that day you never will forget the fear that you felt

Megan Collier September 11, 2010 at 9:30 AM  

What great work. I love your layouts. The reflection picture is so creative and I just love the idea. Thanks for posting in this hop and for offering a giveaway. I started following your blog today!

all the best,


megcol at gmail dot com

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 9:39 AM  

love your blog!

mommahobbit September 11, 2010 at 9:40 AM  

As always your work is amazing. Thank you. Also thanx for the chance to hop I needed the exercise.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 9:41 AM  

What a great tribute!

Dawn McCarty September 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

love the lo. great job. thanks for sharing

FifthAvenueGirl September 11, 2010 at 9:43 AM  

Very inspiring ideas. TFS!

Ashleigh September 11, 2010 at 9:44 AM  

thank you for sharing

aecopenhaver at gmail dot com

Julie September 11, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

Christie, although I read your blog regularly, I just figured out how to follow it! I have a blogger account, but no blog yet...I'm too intimidated...lol...one of these days I'll sit down and figure it out!

Your layouts are wonderful. A trip to D.C. has been on my traveling wish list for a long time, but I haven't made it there, yet. Your photos make me want to visit that much more.

Please remember to keep all of our Public Safety Services personnel (EMS, Firefighters and Police) in your thoughts and prayers also. They truly gave SO much on 9/11 and the months that followed. And for everyone who has someone serving in our armed forces...THANK YOU!

Michele's Scrapy Creations September 11, 2010 at 9:46 AM  

love all your layouts! What a inspiring ideas! I'm already your follower

stefeni September 11, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

Your layouts are a great tribute to our heroes. Thanks for sharing.

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 9:52 AM  

What wonderful, inspiring layouts! Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you, too, for highlighting Operation Write Home...what a wonderful way to say thank you to our service people. I have several people I love in the srvice, and many more who are Vets, so I appreciate all the ideas!

KaraT September 11, 2010 at 9:54 AM  

What beautiful layouts!!! Such a tribute to that time in our lives. I remember I was pregnant with my third child...it was my first day home from work (I had been put on bed rest). I was watching the morning news when they broke in with the story. I was glued to the TV all day with tears running down my face.

I am a new follower of your blog.

ktulanko AT gmail DOT com

just jayma September 11, 2010 at 9:56 AM  

I'm a follower of your blog. Your LOs were very touching!


Unknown September 11, 2010 at 9:59 AM  

Thank you so much for remembering our military adn other heroes. My father is a Green Beret and I so love your layouts and will be adapting them for my scrapbooks. May God continue to Bless you!


TheCraftyKitchen September 11, 2010 at 10:04 AM  

Loving this patriotic hop! Wonderful layouts :)

tHiS BuG's GoTTa GiVe September 11, 2010 at 10:12 AM  

i just loved your blog' so nicely put together. im now a follower of yours. thanks for sharing .

Scrappy Jackie September 11, 2010 at 10:20 AM  

Thanks for letting us be a part of this! You have great ideas... thanks for sharing!


slotr04-scrapjazz September 11, 2010 at 10:21 AM  

Beautiful layouts! They are so inspirational. They really made me want to take the trip!!

Thanks so much!

slotr04 at yahoo dot com

ScrappyHeartz September 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

WOW! This blog hop is amazing! You are all so talented! I was lucky enough to be a part of Honor Flight (nonprofit organization that flies Veterans for free to see their memorials) We were the VERY 1ST RV trip to take veterans! We had 5 in our RV and were gone for 4 days! The founder of Honor FLight (who is from my home town; Enon, Ohio; came along with us! We had 8 RVs and what an AMAZING time. Listening to their stories, getting to know them was truely an honor! Honor Flight gave them each a disposable camera. I took mine also and made a scrap book for each of the guys that we took! Thanks for sharing!!

Debbie Chapman

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

wow you were one busy lady! great job on all of your pages!



Rebekah September 11, 2010 at 10:24 AM  

beautiful layouts! you did an amazing job :-)


Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

You have such great ideas. Those pages are beautiful.


Ashley A. September 11, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

Gorgeous layouts!! Very touching.. thanks for the inspiration Christie! I am now a follower and looking forward to seeing more of your work :)



Pamela Lash September 11, 2010 at 10:33 AM  

Truly inspiring and great page layouts! Never Forget has been a theme for this blog hop and it is truly such in your creations!

Karina@librarianheartstech.blogspot.com September 11, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

great layouts, i just became a new follower and will be back often

Nancy September 11, 2010 at 10:51 AM  

thank you so much for sharing you memories!! I'm from a family of military, my father served in WWII; brother in Viet Nam and retired Air Force; and now a nephew in the Air Force. It was a wonderful trip to DC for me too, to look at all the memorials. Thanks again!!

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 11:01 AM  

What a great memorial...

Lindsay September 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

What great layouts! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win!

HollerinRat September 11, 2010 at 11:04 AM  

Love you LO's. I can't wait to make that same trip someday.

Scrappinbutterfly September 11, 2010 at 11:16 AM  

This is awesome! My first blog hop, thanks for sharing..


More Than Favors September 11, 2010 at 11:17 AM  

I really enjoyed it!! TFS!

Happy Crafting, Paula
morethanfavors at gmail dot com


carji2006 September 11, 2010 at 11:22 AM  

Awesome layouts, and you have me really interested in Operation Write Home. What a terrific idea.


Connie September 11, 2010 at 11:23 AM  

Great projects!! Thanks for sharing. Great theme for the blog hop!

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 11:26 AM  

Wow, great layouts! My son-in-law recently joined the military, so they are even more special! What a great day to share them with us!


donna September 11, 2010 at 11:28 AM  

wonderful blog..thanks for sharing and sharing blog candy..

chignon September 11, 2010 at 11:31 AM  

Great layouts. I love the tip about adding a brochure in a pocket made from a photo. And with the military theme in mind, I'm going to give DH an extra hug for being a Desert Storm veteran.

motherloves3 September 11, 2010 at 11:40 AM  

Great Blog hop and a great way to remember. Thanks

Vanessa September 11, 2010 at 11:43 AM  

I love your layouts that you made. So inspiring. I've been to DC and seen the Korean memorial and I felt the same way when I saw....speechless. My husband just recently deployed and knowing that there are so many people out there who still care about our soldiers means alot!! I am following your blog and thanks for participating in the blog hop

Roxanne September 11, 2010 at 11:49 AM  

The wonderful layouts help to tell a story that you can be proud to relate. We have endured so much in 9 years!! Continue with your creative talent!!

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 11:50 AM  

As a military family, we are always moved by the memorials in Washington DC. Thanks for letting us relive them through your layouts.

Cristal September 11, 2010 at 11:51 AM  

Hi Christie- Love your layouts. I can't wait to get back to DC to take some pics.

www.busycreating . com
cristal.b.3 @ gmail . com

Wendy Raffin September 11, 2010 at 11:53 AM  

Nice job Christie! Love DC and the simplicity of your layouts. We get so caught up in decorations, we sometimes forget its about the pic's. Looks great.

Linda September 11, 2010 at 11:54 AM  

I LOVE your layouts they are so inspiring. Thanks for sharing.


iko dot linda at yahoo dot com

808Creator September 11, 2010 at 12:00 PM  

Your work is very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.


Michelle - 808Creator.blogspot.com

debbieb September 11, 2010 at 12:05 PM  

Great layouts, love the one of the reflection, great idea

jd designs September 11, 2010 at 12:10 PM  

Fantastic LO's. I spend so much time cropping pictures that it seems to take forever to finish my own LO's. You've given me the inspiration to try not to crop them for a change.

~ JD ~

Gina Thornton September 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

My brother, uncle (Vietnam) and MOTHER (Vietnam) all served in the Marine Corps. (and yes I am proud to say my mother wore combat boots) My aunt is Air Force. My Great- Aunt was a nurse in the Army during the Korean war. My husband is Navy (Desert Storm), My brother-in-law is currently serving his third tour with the Army, once in Fallajah, once in Iraq, and unknown where he currently is.
These pages are absolutely beautiful. Thank you for your showing of support.
God Bless the USA

Janet September 11, 2010 at 12:15 PM  

Your LO's are great, It is impertant that remember all those who serveed our country and remember all that they sacrifice in doing so. TY for caring enough to creat cards for the soldiers, you ROCK!

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 12:18 PM  

Amazing layout. So touching to see such reminders of what price was paid for our liberties.

kruzr87 September 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Your scrapbook is beautiful and very well done. They seem to say so much more when the you have deep feelings or respect for the subject matter. Great job!

Stefani September 11, 2010 at 12:37 PM  

Lovely layouts! I have saved all of my stuff from 9/11 and my pics of ground zero, but haven't been able to make a layout yet. This helps!

New to cricut! This is my first blog hop. Thank you for participating.

Michelle September 11, 2010 at 12:49 PM  

I love the use of the different types of photos, especially black and white. You did a great job! Thanks for sharing!

Susan L September 11, 2010 at 12:54 PM  

Excellent layout! Love them. Thank you for posting about Operation Write Home. I will be checking it out and seeing about participating. Thanks for a wonderful blog hop.

Happy Scrappin'



Cristi September 11, 2010 at 12:56 PM  

I love your project! It turned out super cute!

Scrappinbutterfly September 11, 2010 at 12:59 PM  

I loved looking at all of your beautiful pictures! Awesome layouts! Thanks for sharing. Great blog candy too! I'm a follower now. thanks again!

Christy September 11, 2010 at 1:02 PM  

You layouts were so awesome and inspiring! Keep up your great creativity! Thanks for sharing, Christy

Rebecca September 11, 2010 at 1:14 PM  

Very nice layouts. Thanks for the opportunity for new ideas and fantastic prizes!

Bobbi September 11, 2010 at 1:20 PM  

Beautiful layouts...inspiration for working on Hubbs Navy book. Thanks for the kick start..

nikkicreates September 11, 2010 at 1:22 PM  

Wow what beautiful layouts


Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 1:27 PM  

As the daughter of a retired sailor (WWII and Korea), a veteran married to a retired soldier (Viet Nam)and the mother of 2 combat arms soldiers (2 years each in Iraq and both scheduled for Afghanistan next year) I am always conscious of layouts with a patriotic theme. Yours are beautifully done. Thank you for the inspiration and support of our troops.


Auntie K September 11, 2010 at 1:29 PM  

Thanks so much for your continued creativity and inspiration. You are incredibly talented, and so generous with your technique teaching.

jennyplace2 September 11, 2010 at 1:35 PM  

Thanks so much for your time, projects, and sharing! Beautiful pages.

Scrappinsue September 11, 2010 at 1:36 PM  

Love your pages! and Thank You! for such support of our troops.

Lovin this blog hop too! Not sure how to become a follower yet! all new to me.

Thanks again for this great memorial blog hop.
Sue jwvideo1@gmail.com

Hannah's Stampin' Nana September 11, 2010 at 1:44 PM  

Awesome pages Christie..thanks for being part of Sarah's blog hop and a supporter of the troops.


lostnwa98 at verizon dot net

Pink Cricut September 11, 2010 at 1:45 PM  

Beautiful layouts! :) Thanks for being part of the blog hop, Christie--

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 1:47 PM  

beautiful work this hop is just such a wonderful thing to do!!!


ScrappinMomma September 11, 2010 at 1:51 PM  

Love you LO's very nicely done. thanks for sharing
Tracy P.

Naomi September 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM  

Thanks for participating in this hop to support our troops. Also, love your hints and organization tips. Of course your art is wonderful also.

mannmade September 11, 2010 at 1:54 PM  

I am following and really enjoy your blog. Thanks for sharing your talents and having this blog hop. Its a lot of fun! I will never forget 9-11.

Maureen Reiss September 11, 2010 at 1:57 PM  

Great LOs! Thanks for the chance to win

CherylP September 11, 2010 at 2:09 PM  

Your layouts are simple spectacular! I am now a follower (actually I thought I already was LOL). I love your blog! Thanks for the chance to win!

Monica September 11, 2010 at 2:13 PM  

Loved what you did. What a trip that must have been.
Love this hop as I am a vet myself. I have a Navy bro, Army Dad, and another bro currently in AIT for the Army!
Proud to follow this hop and become a follower!

Jessica September 11, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

Thanks for your beautiful book. What a great trip that must have been. I have been to see the memorial in Oahu. It is the most humbling place I've ever been. To see all the names of the people who lost their lives in the attack on Pearl Harbor. Then the Viet Nam memorial too. I haven't seen the Korean memorial. It wasn't finished the last time I was in DC. Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

NurseTraciScrapper September 11, 2010 at 2:26 PM  

I'm a new follower but LOVE your work! The pages look amazing. Than you for honoring those who serve and protect!


Rosy C. September 11, 2010 at 2:30 PM  

Thnak you for sharing your Beautiful LOs. Wowww... you outdid yourself on this blog hop. Also, thank you for that great support you give our loved ones serving. TFS..
Great Work!!!
Sweet Creations...

Card Crazy September 11, 2010 at 2:39 PM  

The layouts are wonderful, Christie. I'm an OWH supporter, too and have posted a few cards this weekend on the Hero Arts Flick'r album as well as a card on my blog. We need to support our troops any way we can, we owe them so very much.
Sue S.

Terry Richey September 11, 2010 at 2:43 PM  

Your layouts are great! The reflection photo is genius - (will have to remember that technique!) Thanks for sharing and participating in the hop!


My Creative Time September 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

WOW, you have created some BEAUTIFUL layouts here! I admire ALL of them!

Tanya September 11, 2010 at 2:50 PM  

Great lay outs!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

cinmfoster September 11, 2010 at 3:03 PM  

Beautiful layouts, thanks for the inspiration.

Cherylann's "Outta-My-Mind " September 11, 2010 at 3:06 PM  

What a great blog you have, I just joined and put you on my facebook page. Notice that you are going to be a grandma. I have been a grandma now for 6 years (now have 3 grandchildren) there is nothing greater in the world than grandchildren. Cherylann

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 3:11 PM  

Christie, I love the wall photo you did. The idea of a big hug is comforting......debbi@brucejacques.com

Debbie September 11, 2010 at 3:17 PM  

this is really nice and very special, thanks for the great blog hop job well done Debbie from http://craftydeb-ddscrafts.blogspot.com/

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Great job on your layouts. I do a lot of cards and send some of the ones I make to a group that sends to the troops :).....a great cause.

brandy c September 11, 2010 at 3:27 PM  

Those are some beautiful LO's..my favorite is the wall picture, that is really awesome!!

brandyj1121 @ hotmail dot com

Martha galvez September 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

Thank you so much for all your woderful layout and all the hard work you put into these.

Scrappin with the bug September 11, 2010 at 3:28 PM  

Christie - those pages and layouts are GREAT. I love them. Thanks for doing this bloghop. I went to ground 0 - after 9/11 and it was the most sombering moment I could only imagine these memorials being the same way.

andejean September 11, 2010 at 3:29 PM  

What a wonderful tribute to our military! Beautifully done! I really love the photo of your reflection in the wall!



TrueCAGirl September 11, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

Love the layouts! The neutral colors really bring out the pics. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie September 11, 2010 at 3:40 PM  

Love the layouts

Scrapping Galaxy September 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

Beautiful layouts

mantecawife415 September 11, 2010 at 3:42 PM  

As a Maryland native, I really enjoyed looking at your project and pictures! It has been an honor to be in this special blog hop with you, my crafty new friend.


Tana September 11, 2010 at 3:43 PM  

I love your layouts!!!!! Congrats by the way! How exciting :)

365 Dresses September 11, 2010 at 3:50 PM  

You always have such lovely work on your blog. Is subscribing the same as following?

Shaunta September 11, 2010 at 3:53 PM  

Beautiful layouts!!! TFS


Clara September 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM  

Christie! I think your LO's are amazing! You always do such beautiful work with anything!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections September 11, 2010 at 4:05 PM  

Your lay-outs are so amazing!

Jamiecrafts September 11, 2010 at 4:11 PM  

oops i just commented on the card below here thinking it was for this post :)

love your LO's and the video at the end was great!

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 4:12 PM  

Thanks for hosting -- your layouts are so inspirational.

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 4:20 PM  

Thank you for sharing your LO with us. The Korean War Memorial was especially moving for me, when I saw in back in 2002 (on our honeymoon to D.C. and N.Y. in honor of 9/11). When we happened to move to VA in 2008 the AF Memorial was new to us. It's quite the sight with the Pentagon behind it.

crafty queen September 11, 2010 at 4:21 PM  

Your stuff is always amazing. Thank you for sharing. The patriotic stuff is alway a rush for me. I am so thankful for our HEROS. gdobberteen@yahoo.com

littlen September 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

Great LO's. have become a follower. TFS.

Liz September 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM  

Love your LOs. My parents took my brothers and me out there about 9 years ago, and as a history major I love walking through all of the memorials. We were in NYC July before the attack and without knowing we were doing it, had the towers in the background of almost all of our pictures. It was eerie seeing it since we didn't develop the pictures until November.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 4:41 PM  

I love your blog! I am a follower. Thank you for the chance to win such an awesome blog candy! My heart goes out to all the families of the 9/11 victims.

Kelly Rae September 11, 2010 at 4:42 PM  

Wow, this is truly a moving and inspiring layout. Thanks for sharing it with us all. Thanks for the fun and blog candy chances, too! Kelly

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 4:43 PM  

I love seeing everything you create. You are very talented. Wish I could find half the time you do to scrp & craft. Love the LO's.

Mary C

Sandi September 11, 2010 at 4:52 PM  

Love your blog! This is a day of remembrance for me. Blessings to the families of all who lost their lives on 9/11.

Linda September 11, 2010 at 4:56 PM  

Very nice. I love the photo off you in front of the Vietnam memorial. I was there years ago, it is a very moving memorial. Thanks for sharing.

Cozy Crop House September 11, 2010 at 4:57 PM  

Great layouts, Christie. My brother's name is on the Vietnam Memorial, so on his behalf I thank you for the hug. :)
Thank you for your tribute to the servicemen & women. Especially today.

~Heidi September 11, 2010 at 5:00 PM  

Great pictures and layouts. Thanks for sharing them. Look forward to following!

Pamela September 11, 2010 at 5:16 PM  

Beautiful layouts, love them. Thanks for sharing.


penbrandy September 11, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

What great layouts.....simply beautiful!!!....Thank you so much for the giveawy and the chance to win!! Brandy

penrbandy at msn dot com

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 5:19 PM  

I love all your Lo!!! Thanks for showing so much support to our military. I know when my husband deploys, he loves getting cards from people like you, he knows people out there support him!!!



pennykitz September 11, 2010 at 5:24 PM  

OH MY GOSH!!!! I would love to win all of these goodies but first I would like to thank you also for remembering 9-11 may we never forget....

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 5:25 PM  

It is nice to see your layouts!! I love the tip for using a photo as a brochure holder! This is an awesome blog hop for an awesome group of men and women!!

Thanks for the opportunity to win some blog candy! www.scrappinmystressaway.blogspot.com

Tracy Jedi September 11, 2010 at 5:28 PM  

I love your pages! Sounds like you did some great sight-seeing. I would have probably been bawling my eyes out at all of those memorials. Thanks for sharing.

Carol September 11, 2010 at 5:33 PM  

Awesome layouts, thank you for sharing with us. What a fun blog hop.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 5:35 PM  

Such awesome pages!!! Thank you for remembering our soldiers!!!

Carolyn September 11, 2010 at 5:40 PM  

A wonderful rememberance for 9-11. Love the L.O.'s. Thanks for a chance to win.

Heather September 11, 2010 at 5:46 PM  

Fabulous layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!
ra6352 (at) gmail (dot) com

Unknown September 11, 2010 at 5:50 PM  

This is a smashing idea to have a blog hop x I am honoured to be a part of it x Leigh x

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 5:54 PM  

fab layouts, thanks for sharing. One of the joys of a blog hop is finding blogs you didnt know about before. I have added you to google reader and look forward to reading future posts

ScrappyJean September 11, 2010 at 5:59 PM  

I love to see double page layouts with so many photos. Thanks for sharing.

Bevy48 September 11, 2010 at 6:03 PM  

Beautiful two page LO, I have spent all day on the blog hop and it has been very inspiring to see such great tribute to ur military. God Bless. blanphear@yahoo.com

Carol Ric September 11, 2010 at 6:06 PM  

Great LO! Its terrific seeing all of you creations! TFS!

CALLIE JEAN September 11, 2010 at 6:07 PM  

Oh my gosh, I totally cried at the video!! I love all of your LO's..I hope one day we will be able to take our kids to all the memorials, then they will see just how important their daddy and the rest of those in his unit are even if they have never been deployed.

Kerry T September 11, 2010 at 6:11 PM  

Great layouts. TFS. By the way I LOVE your craft room your so organized.

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 6:14 PM  

Love your patriotic themed layouts. The pictures are great! Thanks for supporting our troops with your project. The crop group I belong to does something similar.

Marilyn September 11, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Christie, your layouts are amazing! Thank you for sharing!

Christine Duff September 11, 2010 at 6:20 PM  

Love your layouts and your support of the troops.

nanapuddin September 11, 2010 at 6:25 PM  

Beautiful LO! TFS and inspiring! I've been a follower for a while. Love your blog!

Manhattan Mandie September 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Beautiful layouts... but I have to say I LOVE your PHOTOS! You have some amazing shots there!!!!

Laura September 11, 2010 at 6:40 PM  

Your layouts are great and the pics are amazing... you inspire me yet again...i am definitely a follower...

Two Scraptastic Gals September 11, 2010 at 6:42 PM  

Your layouts are just beautiful, They really tell the story! Glad you were part of the hop. Have a wonderful day,

Jannarama September 11, 2010 at 6:52 PM  

Wonderful scrapbook pages. I was truly overwhelmed by the VietNam memorial wall--so much I could NOT stop crying and I still get emotional thinking of it.


Sonia September 11, 2010 at 6:53 PM  

beautiful layouts you do an awsome work take care of yourself

ABCricut September 11, 2010 at 7:00 PM  

Love your LO's. Thanks for sharing

Anonymous September 11, 2010 at 7:08 PM  

Thanks Christie for all your support to the Cricut world and helping us to learn more and more everyday. Thank you for your support of the military also. I have a nephew in the Air Force and my dad served in WWII and the Korean War. He has gone on to be with God, but he served proudly.

Shelly Baker shbaker10@yahoo.com

Got2BCrafting September 11, 2010 at 7:18 PM  

Wow...this LO is fantastic. I think it is wonderful what you are doing with Operation Write Home. Thanks for sharing with us on the hop.. I have truly enjoyed it.
tahoe_luvr at yahoo dotcom

Canvas of Life September 11, 2010 at 7:31 PM  

Thanks for sharing.. I love your layouts, what a great way to show your support for those who have fought for our freedom!
Bonnie C

Canvas of Life September 11, 2010 at 7:33 PM  

I love your layouts and what you are doing.
Thanks for the chance to join your blog, and thanks for sharing.
Bonnie C

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