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ABitDaffy
06-06-2007, 08:44 AM
So, I got this email yesterday,

Dear Daffy,

I really want to post a layout in the A Hero's Thank You gallery at GDS, because I love our troops and want to show my support. I'd like to use some products from GDS to create my layout, but I can't find any patriotic kits here. Do you have any suggestions?

Signed,PatrioticInPensacola

Dear Patriotic,

There are so many wonderful kits here at GDS that you could use to create an awesome patriotic page for our troops! I'll compile a list for you!

Signed
ABitDaffy

Okay, I made that up - but I was thinking along those lines yesterday, so I went searching and found a bunch of products here that would work for these layouts. Here's a preview of just a few of them.

First, Debra made an awesome patriotic kit for this campaign. And it's FREE! Here's a preview - check out the Designers Giveaways (http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=87) forum for a link to download it:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/american_LRG.jpg

And as you'll read below, the fab designers here are working on a collab kit just for this event. Now, that's guaranteed to be something worth waiting for!

In the meantime, here are some great things that are already in the shop or that you might already own, to help get that creative, patriotic mojo going!


Here's Alice's Daniel kit - these papers are so rich and the colors just shout USA!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_daniel_preview_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=475)

Wouldn't these red and blue buttons by Doreen look great sprinkled across
a patriotic page?
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/doro_elements_basicbuttons_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=18&products_id=555)

Red and Blue Chipped Letters by Alice - perfect for spelling out
"Thank You" to our troops!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_chippedpaintblue_preview_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=22&products_id=329)

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_chippedpaintred_preview_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=22&products_id=328)

I just love the red and blue twill papers in this kit by Debra
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/choochoopapers_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=16&products_id=72)

There are plenty of perfect colors in the Color Pop kit by Jessica and Andrea - and stars, too!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/dd_andreagold_papersr_colorpop_thumb_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=27&products_id=465)

Another perfect alpha
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/confettibluesalpha_preview_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=22&products_id=97)

Brandi's Dinostar kit has blue and red and stars. It's also got the perfect shade of Army green. WhooYaa!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/Dinostar_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=557)

Could these papers by Alice be any richer? I think they'd be perfect for
some heartfelt journaling....
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_distressedsolids_sampler_preview_MED.j pg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=16&products_id=517)

A stitched star - now wouldn't that look great on your page?
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/doro_embellishments_everythingstitched_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=18&products_id=388)

More red and white from Debra with Stars and Stripes for good measure!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/georgesshadow_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=324)

A perfect alphabet for a casual page - maybe some 4th of July pics?
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/doro_alpha_jeans_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=27&products_id=525)

Rebecca's Red and Blue are a little more muted - perfect for a heartfelt page..
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/rebecca-gold_bombay_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=206)

Yin's new rough and tumble page - perfect for pages that show our appreciation for our heros in uniform.
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/yin_roughtumble_addonpack_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=27&products_id=608)

Blue Star Alpha - could it get any better?
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_alpha_royalstars_preview_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=22&products_id=399)

And for something a bit on the funky side of patriotic, how about Jessica's new Salsa kit? The colors remind me of the Marine Corps flag. Semper Fi!
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/jalger_kit_Salsa_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=602)

And if you need a template for your layout, what about the Star templates by Andrea Gold? There as several to choose from, each one as ideal as the next, for a beautiful, patriotic page.
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/andreagold_templates_seeingstars_sq_thumb_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=24&products_id=447)

And finally, what about Amy Leigh's new Sunday picnic kit? The red in this kit is just beautiful and the emobssed stars would look great on any Hero page.
http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/AL_Sunday-Picnic_MED.jpg ( http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/index.php?main_page=product_dnld_info&cPath=15&products_id=585)

So, that's my list. I hope it helps you remember some of the GDS products that you already have that will work for your Hero's thank you page. Or, if you were in the market for one of these products for something else, you'll realize it would work perfectly for this awesome project. Well, I'm off to make my page.

Thanks!
Daffy

TraciJ
06-06-2007, 08:51 AM
How AWESOME is that list, Daffy!!

Thank you for compiling that all together! Some of the ones that you pointed out, I'd never have thought of ... Guess I wasn't thinking outside the box again ... Gee, it'd do me good to get out of that box once in a while, wouldn't it???

Debra
06-06-2007, 09:03 AM
What a great list Daffy! Thanks so much for putting this up!!

also there's a freebie in the Designer Freebie area I put up yesterday as well.

and...

As GDS Designers, we are also putting together a Colab kit just for this occasion.

ABitDaffy
06-06-2007, 09:04 AM
I'm coming right now to add the freebie - I couldn't find the post about it earlier - I thought I might have dreamed it! And a collab kit - WOW!! I can't wait!

Babette
06-10-2007, 01:49 PM
Ummm ... traci? Maybe you aren't thinking "outside" the box cuz right now you are the box?? LOL Okay, that was bad ... sorry ...

Daffy, how excellent of you to compile a list! Super of you!

A colab kit in the works? Thats totally cool!!

okblues
06-10-2007, 07:46 PM
Wow, great job compiling the list Daffy!

You could also add the Hero Ribbon Pack that was the Daily Download on Saturday:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_hero_ribbons_preview_MED.jpg


I also have a star frame in the Glass Frames - Assorted Shapes:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_glassframes_preview_MED.jpg

And my Layered Templates - Set 1 is a stars & stripes theme that could be modified for this tribute:

http://www.godigitalscrapbooking.com/shop/images/medium/alicenaylor_templates_set01_preview_MED.jpg

CrayonQueen
06-10-2007, 09:35 PM
Fabulous list!! Thanks for putting it all together for us!!!:D

HollyS
06-19-2007, 12:55 PM
Wow thanks so much Daphne for assembling this list!

Maisie
06-19-2007, 01:39 PM
Wow!
Awesome list for patriotic pages!