Wednesday, February 16, 2011

The Soldier Returns

I love this picture of my parents that was taken shortly after Dad came home from WW II.  They were out for a night on the town in Washington, DC.  The little card on the right is a scan I made of the folder that the picture was kept in.  What a time that must have been with all those soldiers coming home from the war, it was a celebration indeed!

I used the new G45 Curtain Call papers for this layout plus a sheet of Fashionista (that's the brightly colored paper peaking out under the photo.  I found an image of a newspaper headline proclaiming the end of the war in Europe.  Dad went to Paris shortly after Paris was liberated and so I thought this paper particularly on point for this!  This is the 4th time I've scrapped this photo, this is my favorite so far.   I did 2 layouts of this photo for my brothers and I did one for myself along time ago that needed to be redone!

G45 Curtain Call collection

Back paper – Curtain Call
Piano keys – Let’s Dance
Stamp border – Tour de France
PP under floral pp – Pantomime
Floral – Fashionista Collection, Potpourri
Images in center of flowers – Pantomime
Band director cut-out - Let’s Dance
Red CS – Bazzill
Alterations Die to cut rosettes
Creative Charms Vintage Accents – metal flower centers with watch glass
Casino Royal – Scan of actual picture folder that the photo was in
VE Day headline – downloaded from internet
The – Cosmos Cricket Tiny Type
Soldier Returns letters – Cricut Printing Press Cartridge
Distress ink – Wild honey
- black soot
- vintage photo


  1. I love this layout. How very special that you have a photo like this to scrap.

  2. This is beautiful! Great your made one for each family member!

  3. This is so special Maggi! LOVE it!

  4. Thanks for sharing the details!


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