Friday, November 12, 2010

Home of the Free, Because of the Brave - few thoughts about the blog hop and my WINNER

I absolutely had a great time hopping from blog to blog yesterday! I loved all of the different stories about veterans old and young and the women and men who are now actively serving our country.  I read every word of every post and loved every minute of it.  I was so into it, I completely forgot to post anything about it to "advertise" on the Fiskateer message board where I can usually be found chatting about something most every day.  Thankfully, Cheryl, one of our fantastic leads and also the focus of Groovy Deb's blog post, was on it! She posted about it on the main blog and told how honored she was by Deb asking her to be the one she interviewed. 

Now, what you are all wondering about...

According to the winner for the candy from my blog is comment #41. 

Gina Thornton said...

I love your project! I wouldn't have thought to use newspaper on a LO. Did you have to do something special to it? I mean, to prevent it from yellowing?

Thanks for hopping along with us!


Congratulations Gina!

Now to answer her question, which I was going to do in an email...I was so bad! I know I should have done something to preserve the newspaper article, but since I was in my procrastination mode, I simply cut it out and attached it to the background paper (did use acid free tape runner though!).  I wasn't really sure what to do with it to preserve it.  I think the only real way to keep it preserved it to copy it. I guess I could do that in two pieces. But, then what about those other 1,528 pieces of newspaper I have tucked away?!

I loved it that I had the newspaper article to add to my page, but because of the size, I wasn't able to do anything to jazz the page up at all.  Why is it as a scrapbooker I feel I must add to everything?


Gina Thornton said...

HI Marianne! First thanks for answering my question! I have so many newspaper articles and never really sure what to do with them! I like your idea of copying them. Thanks for sharing it!

I am at a crop at the moment, but wanted to hop through and see who all of the winners were. I was very surprised to see that I won your Blog Candy! Thanks so much!!!!
I'll email you soon!

Just a simple gal said...

Hey - just wanted to quickly touch base with you - hubby has found a store called 'dirt cheap' that gets stuff in and then progressively marks it down until they're ready to 'flush it out.' He says they're opening all over the US - so you might google it and see if there's one in your neck of the woods.

Heather Landry said...

You could spray the newspaper with Archival spray. It does something to deactivate the acids so it doesn't yellow! Congrats to the winner of your blog candy! Sorry I missed the contest. =0)