Thursday, September 19, 2013

09/19/13 - SIWAS: "Summer of '69"

There is a new challenge up over at "Scrap It With a Song".
Song this week = "Summer of '69" by Bryan Adams.
I used the title of the song, w/ a bit of a twist, as my layout title. Also I was inspired to scrap a summer event.
 "July 4th Summer of 2013"
Journaling: "Besides the fireworks Madison's favorite part of Fourth of July is the
smoke bombs. She likes the weird way they smell and the way they shoot out
different colors of smoke. When she holds them in her hand she looks like she is
casting spells"
I love creating layouts but some layouts are just so much more fun to make! That was the case w/ this one!  I had fun using some old "fireworks" stencils I found in my stash that I have had for a couple of years but have never used before.  Part of the fun of the stencil is I got to color on my layout w/ markers; it's been a long time since I've done that! Also I used my new favorite "film strip" washi tape. Plus I love the white space that allowed room for my embellishments and journaling! In fact,  I have been on a "white paper" kick lately...I have used it in some way, usually in an obvious way, on my last 8 layouts!
Three pieces of trivia in relation to our family's celebration of Fourth of July:
1 > I have never scrapped a Fourth of July layout using Red, White, and Blue as the dominant colors.
2 > The reason for the above is that we rarely wear Red, White, and Blue when we celebrate the holiday.
3 > Most of my later pictures of Fourth of July do not have my son in them because he is usually in Ohio w/ his dad during that time.
Okie dokie!
It's your turn to show us how you were inspired!
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  1. Yep! I'll be done after today and I'm super excited! I am so sick of looking at Christmas photos and paper that I could scream. I'm super happy that I ended up not needing to buy more Christmas paper too.

    I love the film accents that you used. They really make this layout stand out!

  2. I hit publish too soon. LOL I've started dressing my kids in red, white, and blue on the 4th of July just so I know they'll match my scrapbook paper. That's terrible isn't it?

    1. Yes, you're terrible!!! LOL JK
      I think as scrappers we all tend to do that or something similar.
      But as far as "Fourth of July" goes, for me, I don't want to scrap EVERY page w/ Red, White, and Blue so I don't mention it if nobody wears those colors. But I do find it a bit weird I don't have ANY pages scrapped w/ those colors! O_o

  3. I love it! My 4th of July LO's used to be all red/white/blue, but then we started spending the holiday in the mountains and I've switched to a nature color scheme of browns/greens. By the way, I have no idea what those smoke bombs are. Never seen them, never heard of them.

    1. Oh wow! The smoke bombs are a "must have" for our family because of my daughter! We have bought them every year since she was a wee-one! She likes them better than sparklers which is what I thought was the coolest thing when I was a little girl! I think my hubby buys them the same place he gets our fireworks!

  4. Ohhhhhhh this is fabulous!! LOVING the photos, the color and the film strips!!!!

  5. I think it looks great, and you can totally tell it's 4th of July WITHOUT being r/w/b! :) Great layout!


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