A Peek into Household Six (HH6)
Military Spouses are commonly referred to as "Household 6". The name is derived from where said wife spends most of her time (the household), and the number 6 is the designation for a commander of a Company/Troop, Battalion/Squadron, Brigade/Regiment, Division or Corps. Our lives are full of acronyms, camouflage and tearful goodbyes. We learn things like how to make the most of the commissary (grocery store) and where to buy a missing ACU (uniform) button. We love to remember our joyful “hellos” as in Erin’s layout “Happy Heart” and how much fun our kids have when “Daddy” is home as in Charlotte’s layout “My Daddy, My Hero”. When they are home we capture and hold tight to the positive memories as in Karen’s Layout, “Cherish This” for those are the ones that keep us smiling during the long separations.
Happy Heart by Erin Stewart
Digital Supplies: Paper: La Storia Paper Pack by In the Making Designs, You are Awesome Mini Kit by In the Making Designs, Label: Office Supplies Elements by Creativity by Crystal, Pens: Granny's Sewing Basket by Kitschy Digitals, Brush Frame: Hunted Candy by Cosmo Cricket, Journal Frame: La Storia Elements Pack by In the Making Designs, Jewels: Modernist Elements Pack by In the Making Designs, Butterflies: Flutter By In the Making Designs (All products available at JessicaSprague.com), Software: Photoshop Elements, Fonts: Pointly Mad, CK Ali, Century Gothic.
Editor's Notes: Just like Erin, this photo makes my heart happy! I love the bright colors and her use of digital elements without overwhelming her page! Simply Stunning!
Journaling: When I see this photo it makes me happy and it makes my heart hurt a little to remember being apart for weeks from my best friend. Please hold me and never let go!
My Daddy, My Hero by Charlotte Jenkins
Supplies: Paper: Paper Studio, Die Cuts with a View, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Transparency: Making Memories, Stickers: K & Company, Trim: Offray, Photo Corners: Oriental Trading Company, Brads: Karen Foster, Ink: Clearsnap, Pastels: Derwent, Sketch: Sketch #42: (Creative Scrappers). Tools: Stamps: Close to My Heart, Electronic Cutter: Creative Cutter Inspiration (Pazzle), Cricut Expression (Provocraft).
Design Notes: The tan piece of paper's edges were burnt with a open flame then inked with Colorbox fluid Chalk ink.
Journaling: “The Greatest Treasures are invisible to the eye and found with the heart."
Cherish This by Karen Malloy
Supplies: Paper: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Alphabet: American Crafts, Die Cuts: Cosmo Cricket, Stickers: My Mind's Eye, Bling: Cosmo Cricket, Pens: Zig Memory System (Kuretake), Ink: Colorbox, Kit: Studio Calico (March 2011), Sketch: Stephanie Howell for Studio Calico. Tools: Stamps: Studio Calico.
Editor's Notes: Karen paired the kraft cardstock, neutral paper and black and white photo very well with the bold and bright red patterned paper here. All the focus goes to the photos and title- so well done!
Journaling: Always remember to cherish the moment you see that he has made it home safely for these will be the best moments in your life.