Monday, June 6, 2011

WAR - Swirlydoos June kit

A while back I challenged Krissy, our wonderful Swirly leader, to create a manly kit and WOW, did she deliver!  This month we got an eclectic collection of pps from Bo Bunny Timepiece, TPC Studios and My Minds Eye along with aawesome chippies, glimmer glass, and stamps!  Thanks Krissy!  I made this layout as my entry for the Round Robin challenge that we have at Swirlydoos every month and I also used it as my example LO to the gals at SOS to challenge them to try some different techniques.

I love this picture of my Dad with the rifle slung over his shoulder.  He was lucky in thta he was not on the front and was safely tucked away in England for most of his time during the war.

Journal:  Lady Luck sure was with Dad during WW II. The Army sent Dad to teletype school after he got out of basic training. That kept him out of the infantry. After completing teletype school he joined with a unit scheduled to go to Africa. For whatever reason, his unit never made the ship to Africa. Again, Lady Luck smiled on him as that ship sank on its way to Africa! Dad ended up in England where he stayed until just after VE day when he went to Paris and stayed until he came home in January 1946.

I embossed the gear with gold UTEE, I think it resembles a ship's wheel and that is what it is representing on this LO.  I love the paper rosettes cut with Alterations die.  I think they add a nice touch to manly LOs without being overly feminine as some flowers can be.  Love the little  Making Memories dog tag I found in the $1 bin at Michaels - perfect for military LOs as all the soldiers had dog tags.  As an army dependent, I even had dog tags!

The circle is actually a plain piece of off white cardstock that I stamped with a screen print stamp from Tattered Angels and a Bo Bunny clock face stamp.  This is a great way to "dress up" your plain cardstock and give it some texture and dimension.

Here's a close up of the embellie cluster:

Thanks for visiting, I really appreciate your comments!


  1. Love the layout about your Dad!

  2. WOWZERS Maggi! I so love your layout! The photo of your dad is awesome! I would love to come and visit...look at all your family photos! Krissy did such a great job putting this kit together..she is awesome! Your layout...and embelli cluster...Gorgeous! hugs!

  3. how lucky to have such a WONDERFUL photo and you've done such a magnificent job of preserving it.

  4. Wow Maggie! this is stunning!


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