Kay and I had the opportunity to finish off the ALSB pages with photos and additional embellishments, so I thought it would be fun to share them with you.
Kay used the Salute collection for photos of the annual Appleton Flag Day parade from a few years ago. The parade is kind of a big deal in our area, and, since they live so close, it's tradition for Kay and her family to walk downtown to watch it each year.
|ALSB 1 & 2--Marilee was so little in 2005!|
|Here's an example of Kay's skill at adding special little details.|
|The included Cutaparts are a great launching point for stamping or other further embellishment.|
|ALSB 3 & 4|
|ALSB 5 & 6--Isn't Marilee adorable in those sunglasses?|
|ALSB 7 & 8|
Believe it or not, I got the scrapbooking gene from my dad. He actually kept a scrapbook while stationed in the Canal Zone in Panama serving with the Military Police. Though it's falling apart, we still have the original scrapbook, so I made copies of some of the original photos and added them to the Tour of Duty collection.
The finished ALSB pages really didn't need much additional embellishment, so it was easy to just add photos and journaling.
|ALSB 1 & 2--Dad and his fellow Military Police officers.|
|ALSB 3 & 4--The patriotic postage stamps made a fun embellishment.|
|ALSB 7 & 8--Don't you just love a man in uniform?|
My mom also has a handful of photos of her father's time in the military. Actually, it was this military connection that brought my parents together. My grandfather was stationed in the Canal Zone (with my mother and the rest of her family) at the same time my dad was an MP in Panama . . . Mom and Dad met and were married there in 1966.
|ALSB 5 & 6--Photos from when my Mom's family was stationed in Taiwan for a short time. |
The boy on the radio on the left page is Mom's twin brother.
|ALSB 9 & 10--I'm thrilled to have this rare photo of my maternal grandparents dancing together.|