Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Celebrate America

I have another patriotic layout to share using Bella Blvd's All American collection. I have been wanting to try a sunburst layout for a while now, but just haven't sat down and figured it out. When I saw this sketch for the Plus One challenge over at Colorful Creations, I knew it was time to try a sunburst!

And here is my layout:

supplies used: patterned paper, alpha stickers, flag - Bella Blvd All American, corrugated stars, outdoor denim ink, B1416 Keyboard Uppercase Alphabet stamps - CTMH, twine - Doodlebug Designs

This picture is of Shane on the 4th of July. We had already taken several posed shots of the family and I took a couple more of him afterwards. He was just having too much fun with his little flag - making it flap and wave in the wind. He is not much of a picture taker, but I have finally figured out that if I give him a prop - like this little flag - he is more than happy to take pictures!

I am also entering this layout in the About A Boy challenge to use only red, white, and blue, and the Scrap Our Stash challenge to use red, white, and blue and at least 3 premade stars.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

All American

Once again summer is flying by. I can't believe my boys will be going back to school in just about another month. The 4th of July was just last week and I've already made a layout about it - that's fast for me! I decided to play along with the challenge over at ScrapStuffz this month. Here is their inspiration photo:

I love so many things about this photo. The 4th is one of my favorite holidays, so it was easy to be inspired by it. I loved the colors, the stars, the arrows, the many ways I could go with this! In the end I decided to go with the colors, the stars, and the 4th of July theme. This is what I came up with:
My kids were such good sports posing with their flags! It makes me happy that even though they are all getting older, they still humor me and my silly ideas. I used the super cute Bella Blvd All American collection, added a few sequins and a July 4th  badge that I found at that dollar store.

I have a lot of photos from the 4th (between that and our trip to the lake, I took almost 300 photos in a 2 day period), so I should have a lot of things to share!