Monday, July 11, 2016

Make It Monday #64

Hello, hello! Happy Monday! Our family vacation is now over, and it is time to get back into the old routine. I have a lot of projects to share with you today, so let's get started!

It's Make It Monday over at The Memory Nest, and we have a great new sketch for you this week. During July and August the design team has been split up into two teams and we have a new sketch for you every single week. I am on Team 2, so you'll be seeing my layouts on the second and fourth Monday of the month. I hope to play along with the other sketches, too.

Here is this week's sketch - courtesy of Leslie:

When I saw the stars on this sketch I knew I would be making a Fourth of July layout. I still have lots of pictures from previous years on the fourth that need to be scrapped, so it was a perfect fit.

It is tradition for us to take a family photo on the fourth, and this was the best photo of the whole family from that day. I love that the dog is even peeking out from between Shawn and Abby's legs!

For my layout I used these old papers from the stack I pulled for my 100 patterned paper challenge. They are some of my favorite from Carolee's Creations.

I die cut and punched a lot of different sized stars to fill in the space between the three larger stars. Apparently these old shaped hole punches are coming back in style. It's a good thing that I held on to mine from years ago. I won't have to be running out and buying them!

Stop by The Memory Nest to see the layouts from the rest of the team. I hope that you play along with us. There is a weekly prize and a grand prize, so get those layouts linked up!

Thanks so much for stopping by! I'll be back soon with another project to share with you!


  1. Love this! love all the additional stars you added to fill in the space!

  2. This is fantastic Lori! Loving all of those stars!

  3. LOVE all your fun patriotic stars! The different sized, even the wee little ones, make for a fabulous design!! xo

  4. Fabulous page - I have always liked Carolee's Creations too.