These Colors Don’t Run!

But if you mixed them together you could get a great shade of purple lol.  Today’s hop celebrates US Independence and is all about the Red White and Blue.  You should have arrived here from Jamie’s blog, Glitter Stamps and Paper Oh My.  If you did, then you are hopping along on the right path!  If you just happened to come across this hop somewhere along the way, please take some time to visit my great friend Nicolette  at Beyond Scrappin and start at the beginning.

A friend of mine’s daughter is going to Japan and wanted to give an album to each of her host families so my friend asked if we could trade albums for sewing lessons.  Fabric REALLY scares me, but I said yes!  She got some paper and wanted them “patriotic” and so I decided it was also the PERFECT thing to use for this hop….well the first one I created is anyway.  The second album hated me and I had to redo the covers over and over…and to quote Forest, “that is all I have to say about that.”

This is an 8 x 8 album full of pictures of my friend’s daughter and her life here in the US.  Mom says she was thrilled to receive the album and excited to be able to give such an incredible gift to her host families.  I take it that means she loved it?!?!?

The paper used came from a package my friend gave me and I don’t remember the name of the package.  I want to say the maker is K & Company but I’m not certain.  The ribbon is from my stash…I think I got it at Wal Mart and the bow is tied with my hideously ugly bow board!

I don’t have a picture of it, but I will be offering some red white and blue bling as blog candy.  This hop is all about celebrating being loyal patriots.  So, to be eligible to win you must leave a comment on this post and be a loyal patriot of my blog.  This means you must be an email subscriber.  To subscribe by email, please look at the right sidebar on my blog.  See where it says Subscribe?  Enter your email address and hit the sign me up button.  This next part is CRITICAL…you must THEN check your email (including our SPAM folder) and CONFIRM your subscription or you won’t show up on my list of subscribed readers.

Your next step along the way is my good friend Anita at Anita and Bugs.  Her and I have grown quite fond of each other through our participation in various hops together and she has incredible talent so be sure to check out what she has for you.  And, in case you get lost along the way, here is the entire line-up:

1. Nicolette-
5. Pam-
6. Linda-
8. Sandra-
9. Brynn-
10. Jamie-
11 Faith-
12 Anita-
13. Sigrid-
14 Bette-


17 thoughts on “These Colors Don’t Run!

  1. What a sweet album Faith! It is so great that your friend’s daughter will be giving an album to her host families – what a fantastic idea 🙂 I am a faithful follower of your blog and I did sign up for emails but so far nothing has shown up in my email. I will keep checking and if it does not show up, i will do it again 🙂 Hugs dear lady!

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  2. Oh Faith you did an awesome job and I know that the host family will treasure it for ever!! I just received my e-mail and I am Now a subbie…I also mailed my cards today for the Royal Purple Hop… Now I am ready for the next one!!!

    I an having a huge Giveaway over on my blog…Come and check it out!!
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com

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