Bitten by the Bug 2 – Military

Today is Memorial Day and the challenge at Bitten By The Bug 2 is Military. My son graduated from the Air Force Academy in 2014 and currently serves flying C130s.  I am finally finishing an album of his time there and made this page of his graduation.


The whole graduation week was filled with lots of ceremony and the graduation was no exception.  One of the highlights was then Vice President Biden saluting and shaking the hand of every single graduate (and there were just under 1,000).  The larger picture captures that moment when my son shook his hand.  Last year I watched a live stream of President Trump doing the same thing.  Unfortunately this year the cadets had a very abbreviated ceremony without any friends or family present and of course, no shaking of hands by the Vice President.  At least they did get a graduation, unlike most all other colleges.  I used an Authentique collection called Pride for the papers.  The stars are just the Cricut basic shapes and the title is a font called Plantin Schoolbook.  I also cut one of the pictures in the star shape.  You can do this if you are very careful to place the cut on the mat in an exact location and position your picture to be centered in that location.

I certainly have a new appreciation of those who serve after having a son in the Air Force.

Be sure to add your military project using your Circut machine and link it on the challenge at Bitten by the Bug 2 here.  – Denise

12 thoughts on “Bitten by the Bug 2 – Military

  1. thank you to your son for serving. My son in law served 4 years in the Marines and saw two tours to Iraq. Great layout of the commencement, it deserves all the stars and ceremony. love your new technique, I’m always on the lookout for something new.


  2. We appreciate your son’s service and I know you must be so very proud of him! What an amazing moment, getting to shake the VP’s hand! Wonderful layout to celebrate this!


  3. Denise this is super awesome, I know you are so proud of your son. These papers are great and oh the pic of him shaking the VP’s hand…no matter your political affiliation, it is always neat to shake hands with someone famous. You did a great job.


  4. Beautiful layout! I love the colors and paper that you used. I can understand how you would be so proud of your son and what he does for our country!


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