Friday, November 8, 2013

SOUS Sketch Reveal

Hello dear scrappy friends!
It's time for the latest
 Sketch Reveal
 over at
I have so wanted to do a
 layout of this subject
 for a long time.
And this time of year
 is perfect!

The Sketch from our own
 Leah Schaeffer.....

This coming Sunday is
 Remembrance Sunday.
And Monday 11th November is
 Remembrance Day.
This layout features my
six great uncles.
My Maternal Grandmother's
 six brothers. 

They all fought in World War II
 - representing the three forces -
Royal Navy
Royal Air Force.

Thankfully, all six returned
from the war.
However, two of them died
soon after as a result of war
 injuries - the two on the
extreme right of the photo,
 both young men in
 their late 20s.
Thus I never knew them.

The other four became known
as my "old Uncles".
They all had white hair by the
 time I knew them, and lived
 into their 70s, except the baby
 of the family, who sadly
 died at the age of 54.
And between these six boys
 only one of them
 had a child!

I wear my Poppy with pride
 every year, and this year
 I have placed my
 Poppy on this

The papers are from
"Remember Me"
and the
 from the same collection.

The border punch is
 Martha Stewart
 "Scallop Dot".
The individual frames are
 "Lattice Rectangles".

The original photo,
which I inherited and treasure,
 sat on my Great Grandmothers
 sideboard for as many
 years as I can
She outlived four of her sons,
 passing at the age of 93!

I am fortunate not to have
 any family currently serving
 in any of the war zones,
 but my respect and gratitude
 goes out to those who are
 serving and
 their families.
Lest We Forget

Don't forget the Blog Hop
 coming up in a
 few short hours.
Inspiration and Candy galore.

In the meantime, head on
over to
 and see what the rest of
the DT have done with
 the sketch - amazing work.
Then have a wee play yourself.
Can't wait to see what you come up with.
See you in a few hours for the



Tracey Gregory said...

Jane, this brought tears to my eyes! My hubs is a Vet and works at a Vets Home and my Hospice is part of a Vets appreciation program. Beautiful and touching tribute!

Sandi Clarkson said...

What an awesome tribute page, Jane! Tugs at my heart! My dad was at the bombing of Pearl Harbor but was a survivor, thank goodness. And my first husband was killed in Viet Nam, so I appreciate people who remember the sacrifices.

Patries said...

Wow good page, txs for the story!

donna said...

What a great tribute to your great uncles. I recently did a page with my father (WWII), 2 brothers (Viet Nam) & my son (Desert Storm). We are thankful they all came home safe & sound & feel for the families that are not so blessed.

Nicolle Kramer said...

WOW, amazing layout! I love your use of dies and punches. Super cool idea putting pics on tags and tucking them behind...<3

Charlotte Brochu said...

Lovely heritage page and such a great remembrance!

Nanne said...

Wow Jane.. What an amazing story to go with such an amazing layout.. I'm so glad you added the photo tags,a fabulous dedication to each uncle.. Such a wonderful and important part of your family history <3