Thursday, July 3, 2014

Revisiting Independence Days Past

Howdy from Texas, y'all!  I hope you had a fun Canada Day or have a fun July 4th planned!  Other than mosquitos, I'm looking forward to watching the fireworks this year (we are finally not in a drought).  The kids enjoy them so much!  In that spirit, I'm skipping my normal TBT post.  Today's layout is a fun one celebrating my two monkeys on July 4th 2009 and 2010.  I used Echo Park's Independence Day Mini Theme:



I used a pagemaps sketch from the Scrapbook & Cards Today Summer sketches:


After layering the red stars and blue stripes paper, I sewed the rectangle in white and edged the left side of the red star paper in navy thread.  I matted the two photos with white cardstock with inked edges.  I cut two squares with coordinating paper and embellished them using the mini-theme's stickers, some wax thread, some buttons, and some enamel dots.  I added some knotted ribbon in navy and red.  I cut two little white banners to stamp the years on and matched with the appropriate photo.


I added a journal spot, and put a star with a red gem in the bottom right of the page.


I hope you have a great weekend planned and take some good photos documenting your own celebrations, large and small.  

Happy birthday, America!

Majken

2 comments:

  1. Wonderful page and amazing the difference in the kiddos in one year

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  2. Super cute and love the way you scrapped two photos on the same day, one year apart. What a great way of emphasizing how much they've grown.

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