18 December 2008

~ a soldiers christmas ~


happy scrappy thursday chickies!
i've been receiving lots of emails with the *soldiers christmas poem* ~ i think it's so important for all of us to remember each and every one of our soldiers ~ especially at this time of the year..when most will not be home with their families. my heart is with them. so..i decided to scrap a lo *to remember*.
...for the stamped, embossed and handcut design beside the journaling, i used ~ Layers of Color ~ stamps to create the design ~ i also stamped, embossed and handcut the brown and gold border strip. and yep...i *handstitched* around the circle...whoa...that took a while!
you can read the journaling here: A Soldier's Christmas Poem
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10 comments:

Jackie said...

Mel didn't you mean to say machine stitched, there is no way that is handstitching done that perfectly and evenly.. not even with a template can you get it that perfect.
Gorgeous layout.

melody said...

yep jackie...it IS handstitched! i goofed..i actually started stitching with the machine..the thread came out....ACK!...so i continued with the holes..and pulled the excess thread out.......THEN i HANDSTITCHED..whoa..i was sitting there for hours last night!

ms318i said...

wow mel.........gorgeous page ! and WOW with the sitching.......

you know everyone is gonna be doing that now......or not....lol

Laura said...

Your skills and dedication to your art results in beautiful and inspiring artwork! This is a fabulous layout with a moving poem. A work of love!

Pinky said...

HOLY crap girl I LOVE that first LO! I mean LOVE IT!!!!!
I have not had time to stop but and I always miss such great stuff! Your work is so amazing it blows me away every time. I just think you should have your own book!

Bee10 said...

Wow Mel how fab is that and what patience. Just like to wish you Monte and the family the best Christmas ever and a great year in 2009. I had meant to send a card to you .
Take care
Barbara x

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is gorgeous Mel! What a lovely tribute too. Beautiful image choices and papers. :)

Musing of a Patched Heart said...

Mel What a wonderful incorporation of nostalgia and tribute. Love the poem and layout Great job girlie!!!

Dawn said...

Oh my gosh Melody I can't believe you hand stitched that circle - amazing - I wouldn't even attempt anything like that!!
What a wonderful thing to do in memory of the soldiers it is so beautiful.

Dawn
x

jonaks said...

this is beautiful Mel!!!