July 12, 2010

AKA Birthdays & Fireworks

This Fourth of July weekend was one of the craziest we've had in years. We started on Friday with my niece's cooking party, then a pool party, my sister-in-law's 30th birthday, fireworks on the lake and finally a BBQ with friends. Phew! We were exhausted, but happy and grateful that we have lots of family & friends nearby to celebrate with!
Instead of making separate layouts for each of the events, I combined them into this one layout. I will do a separate page of my niece's birthday party, but it will center around her celebration and not the 4th of July. The title comes from one of my favorite old movies (Four Weddings & a Funeral) and it's exactly what it felt like - bopping from one house to another. The color palette came from http://colorcombosgalore.ning.com/. There are some very talented ladies designing for this site. I love the examples and color schemes they come up with!

All of the patterned paper is from We'R Memory Keeper's Old Glory collection (with the exception of the grid paper with is Basics by Basic Grey). The letter stickers and blue star are Basic Grey. The days of the weeks are from last year's Little Yellow Bicycle Traveler line. I made the flag by cutting it out of a sheet of pattern paper (from We'R) and wrapping it around a toothpick. Finally, the tiny metal studs on the banner are Recollections.
Thanks for taking a peek. I'll have an aquarium layout up towards the end of the week!


  1. Gorgeous layout!!! Lovely colors indeed.

  2. Love this one as well. I know you've posted layouts that you've used sketches for, but it sounded like you don't always use them. How do you come up with you layout?

  3. Hi Julie, I get this question alot. I use sketches every once in a blue, when I need a break but still want to scrap. I've been meaning to photograph and explain the way I make pages in a blog post for a while now. Thanks for reminding me!

  4. Thanks, I look forward to seeing the process.