Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Verve Project Parade~Day Three...

Well, it's me, Susan. We've already reached Day Three of this month's Verve Project Parade! Last time (May), I think I was last in the Project Parade, and now here I am third up to bat! I've loved both Jen's and Amber's projects. I've actually seen Jen's in person and it's better than the pictures. I'm sure Amber's is too.


Here's mine. I just have to tell ya'll that the whole time I was putting this together, Lee Greenwood was singing, "Proud to be an American" in my head over and over. (There. Now he can be a broken record in your head too! Sorry, 'bout that!) It's a good song, though.


I love this month's theme--My HERO, so I thought I'd make something fun and patriotic...gotta love the RED, WHITE AND BLUE!!!


I've known from the minute I saw this stamp set, American Hero, that I wanted to make a little mini tag book using most of the sentiments from the set. So when Jen came up with this theme, I figured it would fit right in and be the perfect thing to make!


I started working on this a while back, but had to put it on the back burner to help out MY hero, my husband Eric, while he was in the hospital getting cancer treatments. I was glad to get to working on it again and see it come to fruition, which also meant he was feeling better!


I've had the acrylic tag book for quite a while, having good intentions to make something great of it someday. (Ya'll wouldn't know that habit, now would you?) So this little book was my first choice when I was deciding the format of my mini album. I only embellished the one side of each tag, so that pictures could be adhered to the other, but it's not even necessary, as it's cute just on its own!


What really helped this project along, was just "not thinking" too hard about layouts to begin with. I stamped the sentiments and stars (all from American Hero) randomly on various papers, cut them with different Nestabilities and made some embellishments using the patterened paper I had purchased for this project (Creative Imaginations), some adhesive rhinestones, brads and one Maya Road Star stickpin (couldn't resist).


Then I just started putting things together according to what went well and didn't blend too much with the papers I had already randomly adhered to the acrylic album (used the big 510 Xyron machine). It wasn't hard to make at all! I hope ya'll like it! I'm thinking of who I can send it to. Maybe I'll just give it to Eric. (smiles) No, he's not in the military, but to our family, he's a SUPERHERO!




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And as with all of our project parades, there are prizes!!!!

1. Play along with us and link up your new My Hero creation (posted July 12th or later) to the linky widget on the DAY ONE parade post before midnight on July 30th. One lucky stamper will win a $30.00 gift certificate to the Verve Store. Verve Stamps are not required, but we LOVE to see ‘em! 


2. For another chance to win, be sure to give the Divas a little shout-out in the comments section as we parade our My Hero creations. One lucky commenter during the course of the parade (July 12 ~ July 28) will win the Verve stamp set of their choosing!

I can't wait to see all your Hero projects, so link 'em up!:)

42 comments:

  1. This is absolutely fantabulous. I love the paper, and just found another sheet in the clearance pile at my local scrapbook store for 25 cents...had to snatch it up. Wonderful inspiration. Thanks!

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  2. Amazing! There is nothing like the Verve project parade!!

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  3. What a tribute.... beautiful work and idea.

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  4. Proud to be an American! Your project is just fabulous and so colorful!

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  5. Super work of art! I so love red, white and blue too!

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  6. This tag book is absolutely amazing! All the details are fabulous. I love the papers and all the stars! Amazing!

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  7. Amazing mini album, Susie. Love the paper and the stamps.

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  8. This is fabulous! I love all the texture and stars.

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  9. Wow, this is so cute, so fun! Beautiful, love the papers, and of course the sentiments. Just fabulous.

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  10. Oh, my gosh...this is fantastic!

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  11. Fabulous job on each of them, Susan! Definitely screams USA :D

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  12. Oh, Susan, WOW!!! What a work of "heart." Total eye candy :)

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  13. Wow, Susan, this is such an amazing project!! It would be a perfect gift for a person serving our country!

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  14. Oh, that's so gorgeous. What a fabulous mini album!

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  15. how wonderful love all the details.

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  16. This is just wonderful...it's whimsical and fun and I just love it!i

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  17. Oh my goodness, this is fantastic! (and I'm so singing the song as I type this... thanks) I'm loving all the red, white, and blue!

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  18. Will try again, Your project is truly awesome. I love tags and this one is above an beyond. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. I make patriotic cards for a gentleman in Florida and this stamp set would be perfect for my projects!

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  20. These are so amazing and I just adore how patriotic they are! I get all teary and proud when I hear Lee Greenwood, lol.

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  21. Here I am again to salute the red, white and blue. You'll be able to read my life story in your comment sections. This set has great significance to us as my DH is a 100% Disabled American Veteran from what we call the Forgotten War. Korean Conflict. Here's a shout out to honor the Veterans at home, too, with cards, especially on the Veteran themed holidays. You should see their faces light up. Even I had no clue til the first time he got a Veterans'Day card. Meaningful and thoughtful.
    Peace, Becky Johnson
    princes729@aol.com

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  22. As an Australian who loves her own country I find it a really loving gesture to come up with a stamp set to support your country - Fantastic mini album too, stunning, the colours are beautiful and I love the sentiments.

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  23. WOw, very very nice, I love everything about it.
    Awesoem project.

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  24. Wow, what a great project. Love all the tags and papers. TFS

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  25. Mary (Happy Now)July 14, 2010 at 7:32 PM

    This. is. stunning.

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  26. What a neat project.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

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  27. A very eyecatching project and very patriotic.

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  28. What a great idea! I met a couple on vacation who are both active in the military. It would be cute to make something like this for them. Thanks for the thought.

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  29. What a great idea, and the tags are beautiful!

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  30. This is great, and would make such a thoughtful gift! Love all the details!

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  31. OMG is all I can say, this is beautiful and how inspirational. I would love to make this and will have to once I get my set.... it is wonderful!

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  32. Fab - u - lous!!! Such details and texture on every page.

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  33. Gosh. That is just amazing! I am in awe of each and every one of those little tags!

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  34. What a great idea...I love the colors...the paper is so nice!

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  35. I love this book - and thanks for getting that song stuck in my head!

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  36. Love how you designed all of these tags to highlight the sentiments!

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  37. Be still my heart! That is a moving patriotic tag book!

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  38. love love love this lil booklet! definitely gonna have to borrow this idea :)

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  39. Wonderful project. So glad your dh is feeling pretty good right now, that is wonderful!

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