Saturday, June 15, 2013

All That Stickles Star Spangled Blog Hop

Welcome to the Star Spangled Blog Hop brought to you by the All that Stickles design team!

"Oh say can you see... by the gleam of Stickles. Oh so proudly we post, our patriotic projects" (if you sing it to the tune of Star Spangled Banner, we promise it makes sense ;)

In non-musical form: Today the All that Stickles design team has created a variety of patriotic-themed projects using our favorite sparkly embellishment - Stickles!

I am SO stoked about this particular theme!  My youngest son joined the U.S. Army in January.  What could be more patriotic than a project about a soldier!?!  It's been hard being an Army Strong Momma, so I've been working on a journal chronicling his service.  It helps me to miss him a little less.  This entry is about his joining up. He ended up having to go to medical processing three times as he had to lose some weight. He ended up losing 20 lbs in about 1.5 months - so determined to join. 

Stickles used:  Christmas Red, True Blue, Midnight Blue and Frosted Lace.

We have blog candy for those who are a follower of All that Stickles and leave a comment on every stop of the hop! Winners will be announced Wednesday June 19th at All that Stickles.

$6 Voucher

$15 Gift Certificate

10 Files of Winner's Choice

10 Digis of Winner's Choice

Scrapping Fun with Tonya
3 Pack of Stickles

Your next stop is the beautiful and talented Julie's blog!!

Here's the complete lineup:
Karen <--You're here
Julie  <--Go here next

Thanks for hopping! :) Don't forget to check out our Distress Stickles Linky Party!


  1. This is fabulous! I love the distressed look of the entire page. Congrats to your son for reaching his goal, and please thank him for me for his service. :)


  2. Aww this is FAB!! I know your son will love this. Congrats to him! I too know how hard it can be away from the ones you love. Let him know we are so proud of him. My hubby had a tough time with keeping his weight down. It is really hard but like you said determination. BIG CONGRATS & THANK HIM FOR SERVING!!! AJ-

  3. Love your journal entry. A fabulous record of your son's achievement.

  4. What a nice project for a proud mom to do! Great journal entry.

  5. I remember when you told us he joined! Congrats to him~! This is a nice tribute to him~

  6. Your journal entry is awesome! Please thank your son for his service!

  7. Hey, proud Army Momma, this is awesome! I know how much you've been missing your son. This is a great tribute to him. Please thank him for serving. And thank you for letting him go. Momma's should get awards too, shouldn't they?

  8. It is so awesome that you are journaling such an important phase in your son's life. Great page!

    Please from me and my entire family...thank him for his service to our country. May God bless him and care for him during his time in the Army!

    Tracy Godfrey

  9. Wow, what a great page and your son is awesome. You have every reason to be proud.

  10. What a great ides love it!

  11. You must be so proud...and scared! I know I would be. Thank to him for fighting for me and my family, God bless! Fantastic page! Love the title on the side with stickles!

  12. You should be very proud of your son. Great layout too!!

  13. Great project! Congratulations to you son. =)

  14. What an inspiring project. Thank you to your son for his service. I could not imagine the courage, strength and unselfish sacrifice he has made for all of us. Your project is the true meaning of why we celebrate every year. Love it!!

  15. Makin Mama proud! :) Your journal page is fabulous! He will have something really nice to look back over and share with his own family one day. Thanks for sharing!

  16. Karen, once again you hit it right out of the ballpark! I just love this page in your journal and feel so honored you have been sharing your and your son's journey. Thanks so much for sharing!!!

  17. Love this page! what an accomplishment.

    SMiles Sher

  18. Beautiful creation. Thanks for sharing your son's story, very inspiring!

    Hugs from Finland,

  19. Oh Karen, how awesome this is! Not only the fact that you journal about his service, but also that he lost the 20 lbs. to join! Good for you both :)

  20. Wonderful page and a great idea to focus your energy on journaling the experience. I imagine it does help keep the nerves a 'bit' at bay. Distressed Stickles were PERFECT for this page!!!

  21. This will be something he will treasure for years to come! What a wonderful idea to do this while it's fresh on your mind. Sending a big THANK YOU to him for his determination and never giving up. He's going to be a great soldier!!!