Thursday, July 8, 2010

A first!

I have never done a Fourth of July layout before, which is odd, since I am a huge fan of Americana patterns and colors. Pink Paislee's Starlight line, Maya Road's new Star Trinket Pins, and these photos of my niece in red, white, and blue finally changed that. I had started this layout last week, but wasn't really feeling the design, so I set it aside. I am so glad I did. Paper Poppy Kit Co announced their sketch of the month and it was perfect! I wasn't really looking to play in a challenge, but this sketch spoke to me.

I played with two patterns from the Starlight line and added a sheet of yellow Bazzill dotted card stock. There is also 7Gypsies gaffer tape, Pink Paisless Starlight sticker banner, Thickers gold letters, and Jenni Bowlin sticker letters and stars.

I colored the Maya Road Star Trinket pins with Copic and Stickles, then added them to the MS rosettes and a random piece of left over ribbon to make a bunting like embellishment. The "4" card is something I won in a RAK and I love how it looks with some yellow My Little Shoebox letters.

The bling on the rosettes is from a Melody Ross/ GCD Studios kit that happened to be laying on my desk while I was making this. 

Ahh..some dimension! Makes me so happy! 

I am going to journal the tags with "yesterday," "today," and "tomorrow" themes, telling Miss Cady-bird about the sacrifices of generations before us, what we have today, and what I hope her tomorrow brings in the Land of the Free. 


  1. Wow, I love your take on the sketch, Lora. Great colors, too. That Cady is just too adorable!

  2. Lora I absolutely love it!!!

  3. Wow! I love this. You really made the sketch into your own! Great idea with the journaling tags, and I love that "4" card too.

    BTW - I adore your handwriting!

  4. Very cool! Love all your embellies!

  5. Aren't those little embellies cute? They're little firework bursts! Cady is growing so fast and she's adorable.

  6. this is so super cute, Lora!!! I love how you used the sketch and all the fun embellies!

  7. Cute, cute, cute! LOVE your take on the sketch and the addition of the yellow to the 4th of July color palette. Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Poppy!